Waiting for George Takei, I’m really excited *-*
I really love samoas… *-* The comfort of this cookie. <3
but JLaw falling doesn’t strike me as ‘quirky’ or ‘adorable’ at all
it strikes me as careless and insolent and here’s why
performing femininity is sooooo imperative for WOC in order to garner respect and even sometimes your very life
i got the Talk from my mum about how to walk like a lady since i was 6
she herself performed femininity rigorously
because it’s one of the few ways Black and Brown women can grasp a smidgen, a tiny flicker, of (if not respect) at least tolerance
y’all think Lupita can afford to not care about how she comports herself? u think she can afford to make immature jokes about food and carry herself like a bull in a china shop? y’all think Gina Torres, Gabourey Sidibe, Salma Hayek, Lucy Liu could get away with that shit?
jlaw knows plenty well how to carry herself with etiquette and grace she just doesn’t care
'quirkiness' is all fun and games when you have the privilege to trip all over yourself and still be considered a desirable, accomplished woman.
meanwhile ima stay unimpressed until the day my Brown and Black girls can afford the same careless freedom that jlaw and her stans take for granted
y’know I always thought the way she carried herself related to white privilege but I could never put it into words
I honestly don't understand the whole "if you're [x] and born in Japan you aren't really Japanese" confusion. Because, if you are born to American parents but born and raised in Japan, that would make your RACE or NATIONALITY Japanese, because you most likely would share the same language, cultural customs, traditions etc. Whereas if you flip the situation around and you are born to Japanese parents in America, your ETHNICITY is Japanese but your Nationality is American.
WRONG. Not to mention RACE and NATIONALITY are two different things, a white person born in Japan would not have their race changed to Asian.
Here is where you and many others get things wrong because of your ethnocentrism and failure to comprehend that citizenship/nationality DOES NOT WORK THE SAME EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
The United States of America and many other countries extend citizenship and nationality via “jus solis” meaning “by soil”. So if you are born on US soil, including US military bases, embassies/consulates, American operated airplanes and ships, etc. in other countries or “international spaces”, you are automatically American by nationality. This is IN ADDITION to “jus sanguinis” meaning “by blood”, that at least one of your parents is an American citizen thus you, regardless of where you are born, are also have American nationality/citizenship by birth.
HOWEVER, Japan does not extend nationality based on being born within Japanese territory (with one exception* that I will explain in a bit). In order to be considered Japanese by nationality, at least one of the parents must have been a Japanese citizen at the time of the child’s birth, OR the father must have been a Japanese national before his death if he died before the child was born. Thus, a person born in Japan to American parents is AMERICAN. If they are raised here and meet the naturalization/citizenship requirements for changing their citizenship and then do go through with changing their citizenship, THEN they are Japanese by nationality.
*Now the one exception, is children who are born in Japan but whose parents are not known (such as orphans) OR whose parents are stateless (typically refugees seeking political asylum and/or from countries that refuse to accept them as citizens there), those children will often be granted Japanese nationality and citizenship.
I’m sorry if this isn’t something you’re interested in seeing on your tumblr dash, but I am extremely upset over these people, and the fact that this dude thinks I’m misunderstanding him, and YOU GO TO A FUCKING PRIVATE 4 YEAR UNIVERSITY AFTER GOING TO SUCH A GREAT HIGH SCHOOL THAT SET US ALL UP FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE, AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO TELL ME THAT LACK OF RESOURCES AND RACE ARE COMPLETELY SEPARATE ISSUES and you read that post, and it didn’t even make you stop and THINK?
“hey it also lets you discriminate against women. really wonderful. if it passes i guess i’ll have to be sorry i was born an asian with a vagina. not. racist. at. all.”
— coming to you live from FB from a girl’s comment about SCA-5
This is the world I live in.