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captainarlert:

blue-eyed-skeleton:

rebornica:

3ffrey:

dualitydiscretion:

technologictea:

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

FIRST OF ALLHOWTHE HELLIS AN ASIAN WOMAN WEARING PART OF HER HAIR COLORED “RACIST????”Does it OFFEND East Asian people?? Does it make fun of their culture?? Their race??? Becuase hearing bullshit like a piece of colored hair being RACIST it literally the most ridiculous fucking thing i’ve ever heard.
Sure it’s a popular stylistic choice but holy fuck don’t go accusing a popular stylistic choice and deem it as being racist without proof that it’s offending asian women for real jfc
I’m Asian, and i personally believe that wearing colored hair would look beautiful regardless of what race you are. Black, white, hispanic, asian, etc.
So please don’t go shitting on a stylistic choice and deem it as fucking racist. How about you go attack someone that’s deeming a race as “exotic” with proof that it is instead of complaining about the little shit involving characters in media. Y’all are never pleased 

I am a Chinese-descent Indonesian, and I’ll just tell you why this offends me.
Now of course everyone can have their stance on anything. Some people may be offended by this, some may not be. This issue in particular do not at all make fun of East Asian Culture, so it’s not racist in that manner. 
What it is, however, is simplifying and stereotyping. Now I only know a few of these female characters, so do correct me if I’m wrong, but what I’m seeing is that all of them except for Tina from Glee are some sort of “strong athletic fighter Asian woman”. I mean, sure, being athletic, strong, and confident isn’t a bad thing in itself, but when every other asian woman is portrayed that way, people start to develop a stereotype. 
I’ve known many women of the Chinese ancestry through my lifetime, living here in South East Asia, but I can tell you that not once have I ever seen a woman with that coloured streak thing. not once.Instead I often see women with their whole hair dyed brown or golden, and I can understand. that. Getting that coloured streak requires you to bleach only that single streak of hair, which I think is just a lot of work. People would rather get their whole hair bleached and coloured.
I am not saying that the coloured streak thing is a bad style or whatever. I’m just asking, where did that even come from? Why is every other Asian woman in media like that? Even from this list alone, Blink and Psylocke from the same franchise has almost exact same hairstyles with exact same colours .
East Asian women and pretty much Asian people in general is more than that. We’re not just some “Kung Fu-fighting eccentric-haired purple-loving people” you know. Even just in the matter of hairstyle alone, a lot of us actually like it to stay black. Some of us like it a bit lighter, and only a handful of us actually want to dye it some unnatural colour. So yeah, I personally hate this trope, and I’d rather have Asian people represented as we actually are.


Another asian here to show you these other characters that do not have this hairstyle 
Seriously guys, if you take all the Asian characters WITH that hairstyle OF FUCKING COURSE it’s gonna look like EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM look like that
There’s so many other Asian characters that don’t have that god damn hairstyle like-







Seeing how many people follow DualityDiscretion’s logic, just because they didn’t see it means they aren’t there at all.
Have you ever considered which part of the country you are in. I live in Malaysia and in the big city and, heck, even in my state AND neighbouring state ( Johor Bahru ) there’s a lot of people there that coloured their hair LIKE THIS. No, their hair isn’t purple, it’s usually red or blue.
-Also consider the time of the year. Asian countries usually have stricter rules than the Western ones when it comes to jobs and education. You cannot have dyed hair when you’re schooling and/or working so during that time period, a lot of them will have to dye their hair black.
During the holidays, there’s a SHIT TON of people with dyed hair. Heck, there’s even MALES with tips coloured like that.
Quit pissing over a few characters that have been like this and focus on the other ones if you are REALLY that offended at how Asian characters have a single stripe in their hair, yeah?
Also whining about characters having this stripe in their hair isn’t going to fucking change anything, the movie/game producers aren’t going to go through your blog and look at that, nod and then immediately change.

i have read both sides of the argument and am coming away from it very confused because both sides have valid points

Agreed.
In the end I think it’s tumblr just stirring up shit where it doesn’t really matter again
I’m Asian. I dye my hair. Am I a stereotype?

captainarlert:

blue-eyed-skeleton:

rebornica:

3ffrey:

dualitydiscretion:

technologictea:

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope

(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)

Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!

And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.

So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

FIRST OF ALL

HOW

THE HELL

IS AN ASIAN WOMAN WEARING PART OF HER HAIR COLORED “RACIST????”

Does it OFFEND East Asian people?? Does it make fun of their culture?? Their race??? Becuase hearing bullshit like a piece of colored hair being RACIST it literally the most ridiculous fucking thing i’ve ever heard.

Sure it’s a popular stylistic choice but holy fuck don’t go accusing a popular stylistic choice and deem it as being racist without proof that it’s offending asian women for real jfc

I’m Asian, and i personally believe that wearing colored hair would look beautiful regardless of what race you are. Black, white, hispanic, asian, etc.

So please don’t go shitting on a stylistic choice and deem it as fucking racist. How about you go attack someone that’s deeming a race as “exotic” with proof that it is instead of complaining about the little shit involving characters in media. Y’all are never pleased 

I am a Chinese-descent Indonesian, and I’ll just tell you why this offends me.

Now of course everyone can have their stance on anything. Some people may be offended by this, some may not be. This issue in particular do not at all make fun of East Asian Culture, so it’s not racist in that manner

What it is, however, is simplifying and stereotyping. Now I only know a few of these female characters, so do correct me if I’m wrong, but what I’m seeing is that all of them except for Tina from Glee are some sort of “strong athletic fighter Asian woman”. I mean, sure, being athletic, strong, and confident isn’t a bad thing in itself, but when every other asian woman is portrayed that way, people start to develop a stereotype. 

I’ve known many women of the Chinese ancestry through my lifetime, living here in South East Asia, but I can tell you that not once have I ever seen a woman with that coloured streak thing. not once.Instead I often see women with their whole hair dyed brown or golden, and I can understand. that. Getting that coloured streak requires you to bleach only that single streak of hair, which I think is just a lot of work. People would rather get their whole hair bleached and coloured.

I am not saying that the coloured streak thing is a bad style or whatever. I’m just asking, where did that even come from? Why is every other Asian woman in media like that? Even from this list alone, Blink and Psylocke from the same franchise has almost exact same hairstyles with exact same colours .

East Asian women and pretty much Asian people in general is more than that. We’re not just some “Kung Fu-fighting eccentric-haired purple-loving people” you know. Even just in the matter of hairstyle alone, a lot of us actually like it to stay black. Some of us like it a bit lighter, and only a handful of us actually want to dye it some unnatural colour. So yeah, I personally hate this trope, and I’d rather have Asian people represented as we actually are.

Another asian here to show you these other characters that do not have this hairstyle 

Seriously guys, if you take all the Asian characters WITH that hairstyle OF FUCKING COURSE it’s gonna look like EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM look like that

There’s so many other Asian characters that don’t have that god damn hairstyle like-

Seeing how many people follow DualityDiscretion’s logic, just because they didn’t see it means they aren’t there at all.

Have you ever considered which part of the country you are in. I live in Malaysia and in the big city and, heck, even in my state AND neighbouring state ( Johor Bahru ) there’s a lot of people there that coloured their hair LIKE THIS. No, their hair isn’t purple, it’s usually red or blue.

-Also consider the time of the year. Asian countries usually have stricter rules than the Western ones when it comes to jobs and education. You cannot have dyed hair when you’re schooling and/or working so during that time period, a lot of them will have to dye their hair black.

During the holidays, there’s a SHIT TON of people with dyed hair. Heck, there’s even MALES with tips coloured like that.

Quit pissing over a few characters that have been like this and focus on the other ones if you are REALLY that offended at how Asian characters have a single stripe in their hair, yeah?

Also whining about characters having this stripe in their hair isn’t going to fucking change anything, the movie/game producers aren’t going to go through your blog and look at that, nod and then immediately change.

i have read both sides of the argument and am coming away from it very confused because both sides have valid points

Agreed.

In the end I think it’s tumblr just stirring up shit where it doesn’t really matter again

I’m Asian. I dye my hair. Am I a stereotype?

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grizzlyhills:

flightcub:

interretialia:

life-of-a-latin-student:

ratwithoutwings:

i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum

Recte!

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if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter

do they speak latin because it’s a dead language

hoetarude
arrctic:

astrodidact:

Only a sheet of ice protects you from falling 1000 feet down this Abyss
Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 1000 feet drop into the ground is a sheet of ice. One crack, though.
Huey wrote:
Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they’d just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death.

nature n stuff

arrctic:

astrodidact:

Only a sheet of ice protects you from falling 1000 feet down this Abyss

Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 1000 feet drop into the ground is a sheet of ice. One crack, though.

Huey wrote:

Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they’d just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death.

nature n stuff