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Disney’s Peter Pan is horrible

Hey everyone,

I watched Disney’s Peter Pan made in 1953 again after many years. I didn’t realize all the political incorrectness in that movie. There was blatant sexism, racism, and classism. Not to mention that Tinker Bell is a stinking traitor and is not cool at all. How did she get her own pop cult? I for one don’t own and don’t want to own any of her merchandise.

The sexism is in how Wendy is treated. She’s treated like dirt by her parents, a “Native American” woman, and Peter Pan. Her parents and the “Native American” woman treated her like a 2nd class citizen while they treated the boys better and allowed them to do more than her. Peter Pan acted a lot like a playa and didn’t care for Wendy very much except to be a story teller that pumped up his ego, because all her stories were about him.

The Racism was in how Native Americans were portrayed and what they were called. They were called Reds and a good number of them were colored red. They also all spoke broken English, except for possibly Tiger Lily.

For Classicism? For one the lost boys in their animal costumes at one point literally bowed down and worshipped Peter Pan. Also, the Darling’s family dog, Nana, was the nanny and was treated poorly on top of that.

I love Disney, but this definitely wasn’t one of their best works. Not to mention that the story of Peter Pan inspires Michael Jackson, because he’s old but is still a child. Also, he named his ranch Neverland after the story.

Maybe the story itself was set up to be like this, but Disney could have done something about it, but then it was the 1950s. An idealized boys fantasy where they don’t have to obey rules and where there’s danger and adventure everywhere that come in the forms of pirates and “Indians” and where there are beautiful mermaids as well.

Kagehime

Peter Pan

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Othello (Review)

Hey Everyone,

The shoujo manga Othello is a really good, although I admit it is a bit silly, but then isn’t everything. The title comes from a board game with black and white pieces, not the Shakespearean play. Its done by the manga artist Satomi Ikezawa who has also drawn Guru Guru Pon Chan which is also hilarious.

Othello is not as long as some mangas (Some seem to go on forever don’t they?). It has seven volumes and an actual storyline. It isn’t one of those manga in which the characters don’t change and the plot doesn’t move along. Throughout the whole manga Yaya, the main character develops and so does her split personality, Nana. Yaya’s split personality is so different from her and the way she gets out of situations is really hilarious. Although the manga is really funny, there a certain sadness and fear that accompanies it. Yaya has a split personality because she feels pressured not to be herself. Also, a lot of the people she comes across are so mean that that I was fearing for her life and well-being at times.

There is a lot of gothic-lolita worn and a lot of rock music is played. Yaya’s crush is in a band called Black Dog which is from a song sang by Led Zeppelin (which any fan would know).

The manga is really good. It’ll have you laughing outloud at the silliness of the situations and cheering with Nana for getting rid of Yaya’s foes. It’s a fun read that’ll have you wondering if and how people can possibly be this mean.

Kagehime

Othello

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