Drawn last year when Fire Emblem: Awakening first came out. Finally decided to post this now.
if you make body positive posts that highlight one type of body by shaming another type of body, dont do that
Tsuchida Bakusen, Early Twentieth Century, Japan.
give a man a guitar and he’ll play for a day, teach a man guitar and today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you
alright, fandom. we need to talk.
there’s been a mad influx of fantasy art. which is cool! fantasies and epics and big worlds are fun. we love them!
what isn’t cool, however, is cultural fetishisation and orientalism.
I know a lot of it has been innocent enough, but there’s deeper meanings than things being ‘pretty outfits’ and ‘nice jewelery’.
romanticising things like prostitution by throwing together what is ‘sexy’ in a fantasy standard generally lands us in a place that has characters — usually men — looking exotic.
we make an uproar and a ruckus over native american cultural and symbolic appropriation, and hipster kids calling their flowers and flowy shirts ‘gypsy’, but there is a tendency in-fandom to let it side, which isn’t an okay thing to do.
you are doing something that has been done a thousand times before, and it reinforces hurtful things. that women in asia - middle, south, east, southeast, etc- are to be treated like some sort of commodity.
think before you draw Levi in Punjabi traditional clothing. that’s all.
for real tho ymir/historia is maybe the most important thing in snk and possibly any recent mainstream anime
↳ Woman? Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man.Happy International Women's Day!