When you compliment a random woman who doesn’t know you, no matter how nice you are about it, there’s a good chance she’s going to freak out internally because for all she knows, you could be that latter type. And I get that it’s really unfair that women would just assume that about you. I get that it sucks that sometimes, expressing totally reasonable opinions like “hey you’re hot” will make women terrified of you or furious at you. That’s not fair.
But if you’re going to lay the blame for that somewhere, for fuck’s sake, don’t blame the woman. Blame all the guys who have called her a bitch and a cunt for ignoring their advances. Blame all the guys who may have harassed, abused, or assaulted her in the past. Blame all the people who may never do such a thing themselves, but who were quick to blame her and tell her to just get over it. Blame the fact that if she stops and talks to you and then something bad happens, people will blame her for stopping and talking to you.
help me I can’t stop laughing
DID HE JUST RUN ALL THE WAY TO THE SEATS TO CLAP FOR HIS TEAM OMFG
Little girl dressed as Stan Lee at Motor City Comic con!!!
THIS SCENE WAS LITERALLY THE TEXTBOOK DEFINITION
The hashtag by theblueboxonbakerstreet: NAILED IT.
The fact that everyone is drawing attention to it is what’s making it gratuitous. Tumblr people take every single instance that’s even remotely “socially unjust” and completely warps it into something it’s not.
That and, it’s very clear, that all the people who complain about instances like this obviously don’t know how to cinematic business works. They assume that every single decision going into the movie is in the director’s hands, when ultimately, it’s the production company that has the final say what has to be in the movie. The movie industry is exactly that: an industry. Production company corporate heads are no different than ones to say, an oil company. They want money. They see what will generate the most viewers for a movie (such as sexual promiscuity) and demand it in a movie. The movie industry is an industry. Don’t blame a director for having a corporate hag breathing down their neck threatening to pull the plug at any moment.
Remember two weeks ago when Benedict Cumberbatch said that a shirtless scene with him in it was cut, and everyone bitched because they wanted to see it? How in any way shape or form is this any different? People got genuinely MAD that they couldn’t see Benedict Cumberbatch shirtless, and yet everyone is up in arms because Alice Eve got to be? If women truly are supposed to be equal to men, then there shouldn’t be any discrepancy between who’s allowed to be shirtless and who’s not.
Also, Alice Eve commented in an interview saying that she was excited to show off her body in the film. She said that she worked extremely hard for it, and was pleased to have people be able to see it.
Stop turning minuscule details that don’t even serve the main point of a project into things that they are not. By focusing on the seemingly “socially unjust” aspects of a picture, it proves that you are not grasping the true point of the film, and are in fact creating sexism and racism and any other isms by applying them to situations where they are truly not present.
THANK YOU JESUS YES THANK YOU SOCIAL BLOGGERS JUST STOP
Are you fucking kidding me, is the above comment about how “it’s GOOD that she did this” an absolute joke of epic proportions?? Equality? I just can’t. Please, someone more eloquent than me, debunk this. Or talk about how the women in the movie were so poorly written in every way.
I have lost the ability to can with how to write it myself.
Okay, here’s my issue with this and I haven’t even seen the movie yet:
Male nudity = objectification
Female nudity = industry
It doesn’t matter that Alice Eve was happy to tone up and show off her body for the movie, for that is not the issue here. What does, is the fact that she was toning up, mostly due to industry, for the ability to look good in very little clothing. Sure, they probably added in the same reasons for the male actors, fitness and stunts and what not, but her looking good nearly naked was a point.
Fans, mostly women, were sad/angry about Benedict because we are often not catered to when it comes to images in movies. Despite making up half, if not more than half the audience for a movie, we are denied the simple pleasure of a naked male torso because it isn’t relevant. Men, however, get nearly naked ladies in movies where there is absolutely no point to them, often at inappropriate and frankly, tactless times.
And all this makes me really sad, especially after seeing the interview Jon Stewart did with J.J. Abrahms about the movie. J.J. said TOS was ‘too philosophical for him. But the whole point of Star Trek was it’s philosophical aspects, it’s plots and imagery that transcended society’s strict guidelines for people of color and women (and later LGBT issues, when Goerge Takei came out publically and talked about Gene Rodenberry always knew and was completely ok with it, not to mention the commentaries by cast, crew and fans after the Kirk/Spock ship revolutionized fandom about how Star Trek would have tried to go into those areas if they thought they could have gotten away with it in the 1960s).
So the fact of the matter is, having the reboot be more sexist and racist and degrading than the original goddamn series is horrifically disappointing and degrading, no matter how eager an actress was to show off her body.
(P.S. I’m not saying Alice Eve shouldn’t have been proud of herself, but labeling that shit ‘industry’ and celebrating her choice where there were deeper issues at hand which essentially make her choice invalid does not a feminist make.)