Ahh livejournal. It's been a long time. But right now I need a place to vent with a minimal chance of attracting drama from tumblr's social justice warriors. Cause right now I need a break from the hypocrisy of these people.
One of the biggest fights for SJW is that or minority representation in the media. There should be more PoC in speaking, non-villian roles. There should be more LGBT characters, again in non-villainous, non-joke roles. Hypocrisy rears it's ugly head when there is progress made in one of these regards, but SJW decide it doesn't count or it's not good enough, or it's not the representation that they want so they're just going to complain. They're not going to take a moment to breath, enjoy the fact that progress has been made before picking the fight back up again.
Case in point. Disney/Pixar's new short Lava. A cute little short about anthropomorphized volcanoes falling in love through a song. The SJW's complaint. That one volcano is male and the other isn't clearly female. http://waltdisneyconfessionsrage.tumblr.com/post/122024689669/mod-post-lava-a-discussion-on-visual-politics
and so it's a heterosexual volcano romance rather than a gay one, and the current standards of beauty.
Along come some Hawaians, talking about about how Iz
an activist, and musician from their culture, and beloved figure what was partly the inspiration for the short(particularly the music, and the male volcano looks a lot like him, and the girl volcano looks a lot like his wife.) They talk about how happy they are to see some of their culture being portrayed positively, and that the short is a wonderful homage to someone they love. Plus it used the talents of actual Hawians rather then using whoever was handy(and like white) http://rosworms.tumblr.com/post/125334926568/lupiins-rosworms-satanspuddingcup-replied-to
The SJW's response? Well they don't care
In fact they seem to go out of their way to dismiss and ignore all the points the Hawaians who are happy about the short bring up. http://rootbeersweetheart.tumblr.com/post/125305553594/avatar-dacia-warmpastry-rosworms
. This link is actually kinda funny, because one common thing in the SJW warriors toolbox for criticizing creators is the war-cry "Intentions Don't Matter" only the impact. So that if a creator doesn't something, when something that pushes the boundaries of what's been done, any tiny flaw that the warriors don't agree with gives them free reign to completely dismiss the advancement, demonize the creator, and cry about the lack of progress. But when it comes to Lava somehow because the creators didn't "intend" for Uko, and Lele to look so close to real life figures that similarity can be ignored. So apparently author intent(or lack there of) counts when they want to use it to silence people criticizing them, but doesn't count with people suggest using it to create better and more nuances criticism. Which is it tumblr? Do intentions matter or not? Make up your mind.
Nerdfaceangst had a good rundown of the stupidity and arrogance of the people criticizing Lava over it's hetereonormivity while ignoring some other very valid concerns.http://nerdfaceangst.tumblr.com/post/124778986209/hawaiians-oh-my-god-lele-looks-just-like-marlene