I’m pretty sure everyone and their dog drew this already, but here’s mine too.
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"Is that a stripper or a beverage?"
do you ever look at luke newberry’s eyelashes like wtf
"Mother Gothel’s design makes me uncomfortable. Her dark, thick, curly hair, her sharp nose, and the way her features are generally perceived as more "ethnic" in comparison to all the other human characters in Tangled—it all reminds me of an archetype for Jewish women"
Interesting fact: The stereotypical witch found in fairy tales was usually portrayed as the stereotypical Jew in order to spread anti Semitic propaganda.
This is also where we get the “greedy Jew” stereotype, as goblins, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarves were also portrayed as the harmful Jewish archetype.
In the middle ages, it was a sin for a Christian to hoard or handle large amounts of money, which left the profitable banking industry open to Jews. It’s ridiculous that Christians created the stereotype to avoid a sin, and this stereotype is still portrayed and spread today
I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS especially since if mother gothel looks like a nazi propaganda-esque jewish woman, and she steals the most aryan-looking baby in the kingdom to use its essence in a ceremony…
like does that smell like blood libel or am i paranoid
glegrumbles, is this pretty much the summary of whatever sources you were going to pull out on the matter of stereotypical witch appearances being derived from anti-Semitic stereotypes?
Sort of. It touches a bit on some of it, but it goes preeeeetty damn deep. And it’s very frustrating to try to track down scholarly resources on it because it does tend to get shoved under the rug. I was having a conversation with some friends and thetwistedrope about it, trying to gather up what I can find.
But there’s a lot of folkloric racism and Othering. In fairy tales, in folklore about supernatural things and witches. Jewish people were heavily associated with magic, but there was a lot of… well, “let’s take their neat stuff but also we still don’t like these people and will oppress them” stuff that happened. (Look at all the historical Western Tradition magic that draws on Jewish ideas and culture, but continued to have no problem shitting on Jewish people and culture as a whole.) A lot of people don’t know the coded things they’re looking at, just like they miss references to other racist things in society and popular culture.
And being blissfully ignorant and perpetuating this stuff, I shouldn’t even have to say, is not in any way, shape, or form a good or ok thing. Most especially because anti-semitism is visibly on the rise. It’s not a blast from the old-timey past that is interesting but not relevant anymore. It’s still very much relevant today, not just in Europe but all over the place, including in the USA and Canada.
And one thing I’ve noticed, since starting to track this: it doesn’t get talked about. People who reblog stuff about anti-semitism and anti-semitic crimes tend to be… pretty much only Jewish community members, and other SJ blogs ignore it. Posting gets you crickets. (And I’m guilty of this as well, not reblogging some of the stuff that goes past on my dash. This is something I need to change.)
The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere - Making Resistance to Anti-Semitism Part of All of Our Movements
Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism - includes news stories and also a worldwide map of anti-semitic acts year by year, consistently updated.
So… yes. This is an issue I am very much paying attention to.
tell me, are you from beyond the stars?
#THIS KILLED ME LMAO BYE #outlander #WHAT A LIL NERD #I LOVE WHEN THEY ADD IN STUFF THAT SHOWS HOW YOUNG JAMIE REALLY IS #’UNCLE DOUGALLLL I’M BORED’ #’UNCLE DOUGAL CAN I WAIT IN THE CAR’ #’UNCLE DOUGA- WAIT IS THAT claire in peril i must help her’ #so many things to talk about in this ep #JAMIE’S RIGHETOUS INDIGNATION OVER SHARING CLAIRE’S ROOM you little virgin child #CLAIRE WARMING TO THE SCOTS AND THE SCOTS WARMING TO CLAIRE fighTING A PUB BRAWL FOR HER #JACOBITES!! PRINCE TEARLACH #CLAIRE’S WARDROBE #that fucking coat man. premodern highland couture #can we talk about why a english redcoat is randomly in a scottish village wearing an apron #just like ‘lol wanna take a break from pillaging and shit with my limey bros gonna go cut some wood in scotland’ #OKAY BUDDY #that kid in front of jamie is the one they were teasing right? #him and jamie highland virgin squad (via apriki)
what is outlander about?
scenery!porn of the highlands, scots and heavy accents, the jacobite rebellion and an english woman from the 1940’s who gets accidentally time travelled into 1700s and meets this bastard:
i wish demon!dean would just do exactly what cain did and season 10 is sam searching everywhere for dean until he finally finds him chilling on some bee farm like an hour and a half from the bunker and cas gets so excited about the bees he passes out
If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.
However, if something is “old as balls” it’s only about 65 million years old, when placental mammals began to evolve proper testicles.