So apparently, 4 out of ten people actually saw the movies selected in the best animated picture, and even people who saw a few went so far as to say that they considered it to be childish, minor, or not worthy of their interest (paraphrasing this article). It was then only logical then that the voters would vote for the good ol’ christmas pop-corn that it Frozen.
As animators and directors, we are used to this kind of reactions around us from people who don’t have so much of a passion for cinema. But this is the academy ! These guys make our movies, they are supposed to have enough culture and curiosity to know that animation is not only about children - especially the year with The wind rises and Ernest & Célestine in competition.
Sorry the blame has to fall on Frozen, it’s a good movie and it deserves its best original song award, but in my opinion the best animated picture award is a robbery.
aaaanndd this is why I’m not reblogging any of the frozen+oscars stuff since nothing was really taken into consideration. :/
the cold hard facts
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was spumoni. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.