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The Frozen Criticism Masterpost

daynapapaya:

partiallythere:

daynapapaya:

mockeryd:

daynapapaya:

So as some of you know, I’ve been creating a veritable encyclopedia of criticism for the movie Frozen using my #frozen shade tag. I feel like I’ve finally hunted down enough posts in the debate surrounding this movie, so I’ve decided to make a masterpost which highlights these issues, with links to the posts which are the most informative or popular. This could potentially be a good guide for those who always ask us, “Why do you hate Frozen?”, or for anyone curious about Frozen’s (and Disney’s) flaws in general. Just so no one is caught off-guard, some links are to articles outside of Tumblr.

If you think of a post that I’ve missed, please leave a comment and I promise I will get to it eventually. Or if you see any mistakes, or you think my summary of a particular link is misleading, please, let me know. Not only am I not perfect, but the power went out at my house in the middle of making this list, and I tried to pick up where I left off as best as I could. Also, I threw this together in less than 2 hours. There could certainly be mistakes.

Do you love Frozen, and you don’t agree with any of these links? That’s totally fine! Yay! But, still, that’s your opinion, and people who dislike Frozen are also entitled to their own opinions. Just keep that in mind when and if you choose comment. This is not intended as an attack on the Frozen fandom or as a dismissal of the movie as a whole. This is simply a collection of criticism for anyone who is interested to reference.

If you are a Frozen fan and you intend to ask something like “Why did you make this/who cares/stop hating Disney”, please see the last list before commenting. Thanks!

Now, let’s begin.

Animation Criticism

Praise Criticism

Character Criticism

Fandom Criticism

Criticism written by Saami individuals (Disclaimer: these do not negate the opinions of Saami individuals who liked the movie, nor vice versa.)

Writing Criticism

Soundtrack Criticism

Mental Illness Representation Criticism

Racial Diversity Representation Criticism

Multiple Criticisms In One Post

Comparison Criticism

INB4 “why did you make this/who cares/stop hating Disney”

*feels honored that one of her posts is in here*

I think there might be a post from almost everyone in antifreeze on here somewhere! All of you guys have great things to share.

If it isn’t on the list, I would like to suggest adding Why “Frozen” Let Me Cold.

I’ll think about it. Personally, I’m on the fence about that review, because while I really liked parts of it, it also has a lot of parts that I think are argued poorly, which is why It’s already been point-by-point torn to shreds by so many Frozen fans. So I’m a bit hesitant about adding it. Or maybe I’m just being dumb, idk. I’d like to hear more input from people on this.

Oh, that’s a really good rebuttal!… You know, on second thought, I suggest against adding my original suggestion! lol

EDIT: After reading the rebuttal I can see just how badly a lot of the arguments in that critique were made. While I disagree with the rebuttal’s constant assertion that the entire article is made up of strawman - after months suffering the Frozen flood on my Tumblr dashboard, I can safely say that I actually saw almost every single one of them said in all seriousness by Frozen fans- the article’s counterarguments to them were very weak for the most part. I haven’t gone through the masterlist yet, but something tells me other people have done a better job on those.

"in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce [my name]. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, "Why?" I said, "Nobody can pronounce it." Without missing a beat, she said, "If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka." - Uzo Aduba (for that anon, I thought it was relevant.)

— Anonymous


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america-wakiewakie:

Ending Zionism is a feminist issue | Electronic Intifada 

As Israel’s assault on the besieged Palestinian population in Gaza approaches its third week, we continue to hear about the “disproportionate number” of women and children victims. This expression begs the question: what is a proportionate number of women and children killed in a genocide?

As Jadaliyya’s Maya Mikdashi asks in her op-ed titled “Can Palestinian men be victims?”, if a significant majority of the killed were adult men, would Israel’s crimes be lesser?

A different analysis of gendered violence is necessary: one that recognizes that no “proportions” are acceptable because all deaths should be mourned, while providing the tools for a differential understanding of the manifestations of violence.

Rape Calls

The feminist network INCITE! Women and Trans People of Color Against Violence has always understood that state violence is both racialized and gendered. Zionism is a prime example of that; it is a racist ideology grounded in the privileging of one ethno-religious group over all others.

When a state views a population — its dispossessed, disenfranchised and occupied indigenous population — as a ”demographic threat,” that view is fundamentally both racist and gendered.

Racist population control relies specifically on violence against women. So it is not surprising that Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli military intelligence officer turned academic, would matter-of-factly suggest this week that “raping the wives and mothers of Palestinian combatants” would deter attacks by Hamas militants.

Similarly, Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked did not attempt to present the murder of Palestinian children and their mothers as unfortunate, disproportionate “collateral damage” — she openly called for it by asserting that Palestinian women must be killed too, because they give birth to “little snakes.”

This comment reflects an Israeli infrastructure designed to sustain high rates of miscarriages by blocking basic resources such as water and medical supplies, forcing women in labor to wait at military checkpoints on their way to a hospital, and generally creating inhumane and unlivable conditions for Palestinians.

This latest murderous attack on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has not only taken the lives of hundreds of Palestinians, but it has also increased miscarriages, pre-term labor and stillbirths.

Ethiopian-Israeli women, most of them Jewish, have also been subject to mandatory contraceptive injections without their consent.

Ending Zionism is a feminist and a reproductive justice issue.

Of course, gendered violence as a tool for settler-colonialism is not a new strategy; settler-colonialism, patriarchy and official hypocrisy usually go hand in hand.

Liberating Women?

Nineteenth-century France claimed to be liberating Algerian women even as it torched entire villages and towns. The proverbial colonial white man would have us believe that he was acting on the selfless impulse to save brown women from brown men, even as the colonial power he served impoverished entire countries.

Algerian women were certainly no better off as result of French colonialism; in fact, their circumstances deteriorated significantly.

The George W. Bush administration gave itself a pat on the back for supposedly liberating women in Afghanistan from the Taliban. Yet we see throughout history, and not just in AfghanistanIranIraq, Algeria or Palestine, that wars have never liberated women and gender nonconforming people of color.

New Brand of Hypocrisy

Today, Israel has developed a new brand of this hypocrisy, as it claims that it is more civilized than the Palestinian people because it is supposedly a more “gay-friendly” country. This is pinkwashing, Israel’s attempt to distract from its ongoing human rights violations by pointing to its supposedly better gay rights record.

But that record, once again, is racist.

Any Jewish citizen of Israel can and must serve in the Israeli occupation forces, but these are the murderous forces engaging in the genocide of the Palestinian people.

Does it make for a more moral army if some of its killer soldiers are openly gay? Stop to think of who the purveyor of the greater violence is. Who is denying Palestinian women, children, gays, lesbians, trans people and straight men their most basic rights — freedom of movement, safety, shelter, food, a home, life? One has to acknowledge that the guilty party is “civilized” Israel, not Palestinian heteropatriarchy.

War — militarism — is a hyper-masculinist activity that glorifies and rewards all violence, including gendered violence, and a soldier trained in violence cannot put that violence aside when he or she gets home.

All of Israeli society is trained in violence. And violence is not a pair of combat boots one can leave at the door; violence becomes second nature (unless it was first nature, in which case it is further aggravated) and the entire community that engages in warfare is a more violent community — not just at the war front.

Joint Struggle

This is what we are witnessing today, as we have observed it again and again every time Israel escalates its assault on the Palestinian people.

As for Palestinians, there are no battlefronts, no “war zones.” All of historic Palestine is the battlefront as mobs of Israelis take to the streets in violent rampages.

This realization has always been at the very core of INCITE’s analysis. We understand that in situations of settler-colonialism, indigenous women, trans people and gender non-conforming people bear the brunt of a nexus of racism and sexism. We are engaging in a joint struggle, from India to the Arab world to South West Asia, to Africa and the Americas, for the dignity and full sovereignty of indigenous people.

This is why INCITE! endorsed, in 2010, the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and remains committed to the grassroots struggle against state-sponsored violence against the entire Palestinian people.

Nada Elia served on the Steering Collective of INCITE! Women and Trans People of Color Against Violence when it endorsed boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and is currently serving on the organizing collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI).

(Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi / APA images | Israel denies Palestinian women their basic right to freedom of movement)

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america-wakiewakie:

Ending Zionism is a feminist issue | Electronic Intifada 
As Israel’s assault on the besieged Palestinian population in Gaza approaches its third week, we continue to hear about the “disproportionate number” of women and children victims. This expression begs the question: what is a proportionate number of women and children killed in a genocide?
As Jadaliyya’s Maya Mikdashi asks in her op-ed titled “Can Palestinian men be victims?”, if a significant majority of the killed were adult men, would Israel’s crimes be lesser?
A different analysis of gendered violence is necessary: one that recognizes that no “proportions” are acceptable because all deaths should be mourned, while providing the tools for a differential understanding of the manifestations of violence.
Rape Calls
The feminist network INCITE! Women and Trans People of Color Against Violence has always understood that state violence is both racialized and gendered. Zionism is a prime example of that; it is a racist ideology grounded in the privileging of one ethno-religious group over all others.
When a state views a population — its dispossessed, disenfranchised and occupied indigenous population — as a ”demographic threat,” that view is fundamentally both racist and gendered.
Racist population control relies specifically on violence against women. So it is not surprising that Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli military intelligence officer turned academic, would matter-of-factly suggest this week that “raping the wives and mothers of Palestinian combatants” would deter attacks by Hamas militants.
Similarly, Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked did not attempt to present the murder of Palestinian children and their mothers as unfortunate, disproportionate “collateral damage” — she openly called for it by asserting that Palestinian women must be killed too, because they give birth to “little snakes.”
This comment reflects an Israeli infrastructure designed to sustain high rates of miscarriages by blocking basic resources such as water and medical supplies, forcing women in labor to wait at military checkpoints on their way to a hospital, and generally creating inhumane and unlivable conditions for Palestinians.
This latest murderous attack on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has not only taken the lives of hundreds of Palestinians, but it has also increased miscarriages, pre-term labor and stillbirths.
Ethiopian-Israeli women, most of them Jewish, have also been subject to mandatory contraceptive injections without their consent.
Ending Zionism is a feminist and a reproductive justice issue.
Of course, gendered violence as a tool for settler-colonialism is not a new strategy; settler-colonialism, patriarchy and official hypocrisy usually go hand in hand.
Liberating Women?
Nineteenth-century France claimed to be liberating Algerian women even as it torched entire villages and towns. The proverbial colonial white man would have us believe that he was acting on the selfless impulse to save brown women from brown men, even as the colonial power he served impoverished entire countries.
Algerian women were certainly no better off as result of French colonialism; in fact, their circumstances deteriorated significantly.
The George W. Bush administration gave itself a pat on the back for supposedly liberating women in Afghanistan from the Taliban. Yet we see throughout history, and not just in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Algeria or Palestine, that wars have never liberated women and gender nonconforming people of color.
New Brand of Hypocrisy
Today, Israel has developed a new brand of this hypocrisy, as it claims that it is more civilized than the Palestinian people because it is supposedly a more “gay-friendly” country. This is pinkwashing, Israel’s attempt to distract from its ongoing human rights violations by pointing to its supposedly better gay rights record.
But that record, once again, is racist.
Any Jewish citizen of Israel can and must serve in the Israeli occupation forces, but these are the murderous forces engaging in the genocide of the Palestinian people.
Does it make for a more moral army if some of its killer soldiers are openly gay? Stop to think of who the purveyor of the greater violence is. Who is denying Palestinian women, children, gays, lesbians, trans people and straight men their most basic rights — freedom of movement, safety, shelter, food, a home, life? One has to acknowledge that the guilty party is “civilized” Israel, not Palestinian heteropatriarchy.
War — militarism — is a hyper-masculinist activity that glorifies and rewards all violence, including gendered violence, and a soldier trained in violence cannot put that violence aside when he or she gets home.
All of Israeli society is trained in violence. And violence is not a pair of combat boots one can leave at the door; violence becomes second nature (unless it was first nature, in which case it is further aggravated) and the entire community that engages in warfare is a more violent community — not just at the war front.
Joint Struggle
This is what we are witnessing today, as we have observed it again and again every time Israel escalates its assault on the Palestinian people.
As for Palestinians, there are no battlefronts, no “war zones.” All of historic Palestine is the battlefront as mobs of Israelis take to the streets in violent rampages.
This realization has always been at the very core of INCITE’s analysis. We understand that in situations of settler-colonialism, indigenous women, trans people and gender non-conforming people bear the brunt of a nexus of racism and sexism. We are engaging in a joint struggle, from India to the Arab world to South West Asia, to Africa and the Americas, for the dignity and full sovereignty of indigenous people.
This is why INCITE! endorsed, in 2010, the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and remains committed to the grassroots struggle against state-sponsored violence against the entire Palestinian people.
Nada Elia served on the Steering Collective of INCITE! Women and Trans People of Color Against Violence when it endorsed boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and is currently serving on the organizing collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI).
(Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi / APA images | Israel denies Palestinian women their basic right to freedom of movement)

lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over having school children dress up in redface.

They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. We need to raise $5,000 more dollars to reach our goal.

If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society.

Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

Thank you.

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lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over having school children dress up in redface.
They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. We need to raise $5,000 more dollars to reach our goal.
If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society.
Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30
Thank you.

worldofthecutestcuties:

They’ve got me surrounded!

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worldofthecutestcuties:

They’ve got me surrounded!
"Chinese people didn’t see therapists. Spend $100 to tell a stranger your problems? Are you crazy? Why, yes, maybe I am. But I don’t know because my mom won’t give me the money to see a shrink. Western psychology and “seeing a therapist” (especially one that you have to pay megabucks by the hour to tell your secrets to) is still a completely foreign concept to people of my parents’ generation who believed seeing a therapist would prevent you from getting a job. And mind you, my parents were born in America."

Comedian Kristina Wong, creator of the theater show “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

The article addresses both silence around mental illness in Chinese American communities and racism/centering of white cultural norms in U.S. psychiatry.

(via disabilityhistory)

fakjumather:

Eid throughout the world

1. Indonesia

2. and 3. Philippines

4. and 5. Russia

6. Malaysia

7. and 8. Bosnia-Hercegovina

9. Australia

10. Dubai

(via klix.ba)

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thisiswhiteculture:

coffeestainedanchors:

iacknowledgebuttholesexist:

Did you know that in certain European countries it is illegal to display any sort of Nazi symbol? What the fascist white supremacist neo-Nazi scum of Germany, France, etc. have been doing is displaying the Confederate flag instead, because there is no ban on it.

So the next time someone tries to tell you that the flag of the Confederacy has nothing to do with racism, remember that actual Nazis are using it as their preferred symbol, and please remind them that they are actually pieces of literal shit.

Wow

Racist. By any means necessary.
Smh disgusting

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thisiswhiteculture:

coffeestainedanchors:

iacknowledgebuttholesexist:

Did you know that in certain European countries it is illegal to display any sort of Nazi symbol? What the fascist white supremacist neo-Nazi scum of Germany, France, etc. have been doing is displaying the Confederate flag instead, because there is no ban on it.
So the next time someone tries to tell you that the flag of the Confederacy has nothing to do with racism, remember that actual Nazis are using it as their preferred symbol, and please remind them that they are actually pieces of literal shit.


 Wow 

Racist. By any means necessary.Smh disgusting

esoteriques:

um so lemme get this straight…tiana starts her own business in a time where black women had next to no rights….mulan pretty much saves china and becomes a top ranking military official….but the annoying sister in frozen makes a throwaway line about being gassy and gets lauded as the the first feminist princess??

supremacy-of-nature:

Milo got a flower stuck on his nose today

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supremacy-of-nature:

Milo got a flower stuck on his nose today

arcanja:

this is so important 

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arcanja:

this is so important 

paikeaapirana:

PICK A PRINCESS CHALLENGE → Tiana | Favorite relationship

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