People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.
This is CRITICAL
No one took me seriously about being an engineer til I cut my hair and dressed like a man
Now they say “I can see she will make a great engineer”
Fuck you if I wore make up I would never get told that
no cough syrup
you are not ‘grape flavoured’
have you ever tasted a grape
you taste like death and the tears of small children
not fucking grape
wow what a surprise another cis-gendered white upper-middle class american male telling someone what they can and cannot identify as. why don’t you go fuck yourself
On a side note, I think I might be the only person who likes the taste of grape medicine
This was ad-libbed by the voice actor, Craig Ferguson and they chose to keep it in because they loved it. Kids won’t get it but adults will be thinking “did he just imply what I think he implied?”
And later the director confirmed it.
DeBlois revealed that, the reason Gobber never got married, is because he is homosexual. This makes him the first homosexual character of the franchise, and even DreamWorks itself.
This is the worst representation I’ve ever seen when will we actually get queer characters without having to deduce it from like 0.3 seconds of screen time and a vague hint
the worst? are we forgetting..
Shout out to Paranorman for showing people how it’s done.
Shout out to Paranorman for making it a punchline to a running gag making fun of a teenage girl! But hey, at least it’s obvious. Yeah.
ALL of these are fucking AWFUL representation.
Dragons is so vague that it winks by in a blink.
Dumbledore was never confirmed in text.
And Paranorman was ONE line at the END of the film that’s more punchline than anything, and spending 99% of your movie deliberately having you audience thinking a character is straight for you can have a “hahaha! You never would have guessed! He was gay all along!” moment at the very end is NOT the representation and visibility that the LGBTQIAP+ community needs.
All of these are PATHETIC and we deserve better.
Not to mention that they’re still all cis white men
You guys are fucking dumb. I’m sorry, I forgot that gay people were caricatures with rainbow flags shooting out of our orifices and “HEY Y’ALL IM A HOMO” emblazoned across our chest.
These movies aren’t ABOUT gay people. They’re about dragons. About ghosts. About magic. Sexuality isn’t the topic so there is literally no instance where pointing out a character’s sexuality would make any sort of contextual sense.
I agree we need more representation, but what you guys are asking for and especially WHERE you’re asking for it is idiotic. Bunch of social justice wanna be tryhards getting mad because children’s movies about mythical creatures don’t go out of their way to digress from the plot and randomly point out sexuality SMH.