American Dream and Spider-Girl hoodies, found at Party City
They’re…not…sexy???? WE CAN HAVE NICE THINGS??? AND THEY ARE HOODIES SO THEY ARE PROBABLY COMFORTABLE WTF?
That’s what I love so much about so many of the things for women that I’m seeing this Halloween season- they’re not selling “sexy” Spider-Woman costumes or “sassy” American Dream costumes. It looks like they’re taking women who like superheroes more seriously.
I have a great need for the American Dream one. Immediately. Or ten minutes ago.
I make this post in fear of hate, however the comments on the above graphics are in no way my opinions on these lovely characters. However being part of this fandom for a long time has made me notice some flaws and this is one of them. This fandom, and I don’t mean just on Tumblr, treats its lady characters badly sometimes and it’s so saddening. I only had to make few Google searches to find comments like the ones above and it makes me so sad. I felt that it was important to make a point to address this problem because I think it’s so desperately sad that the ladies of the fandom are treated so badly. It seems that the male characters of Kingdom Hearts receive a lot of love but when it comes to the ladies they are either attacked for being ‘weak’ or ‘too attractive.’
I mostly wanted to make this post to start a conversation about this. I won’t respond to any hateful messages but if anyone would like to talk to me about my thoughts on the representation of women in Kingdom Hearts I will talk to them with ease.
She started to talk to him about his interests and her kidnapper began to view her as a person he could trust. Eventually, he declared that he was in love with her. After 10 days of captivity, he allowed Elizabeth to borrow his cell phone to play games on it. Naturally, when he left, she used it to call her mother.
This is actually a smart thing to do. If you are ever kidnapped, you should try to humanize yourself & get close to your captors. Do not challenge them, rather try to show them that you are worthy of their respect. If you speak the same language, try to talk with them and exchange information. Learn about them and let them learn about you. Try to relate to them. Family could be a safe topic depending on the situation. If they see you as a person, your quality of life as a captive and your probability of survival go way up. This creates the reverse-Stockholm Syndrome on them in which they can express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings towards you. Now you might have the opportunity to escape like the girl above did!