[4/5] Federico García Lorca
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorcawas a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of ‘27. He was one of the main exponents of Surrealism in poetry.
The Indian beauty myth has its roots in the so-called history of the Aryan-Dravidian divide, which has permeated Indian consciousness for decades. As the story goes, Aryans invaded India sometime in 1200 B.C., driving Dravidians, the original Indian race, farther south. The Aryans-in-the-North and Dravidians-in-the-South theory supposedly explained linguistic differences between the two regions. More importantly, it explained why North Indians were lighter skinned than South Indians, an idea which gained traction during the racial stratification of British rule and elevated the social status (read: marriageability) of lighter-skinned Indians above their darker counterparts. The Aryan-Dravidian myth was debunked in 2009 by a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, which used DNA samples from Indians in both regions to prove that there was no genetic difference between the two. Still, the idea that some Indians have a claim to “whiteness” continues to rule the country’s concept of beauty.
I WAS GOING TO PUT THIS IN THE TAGS, BUT HOLY SHIT I HAVE JUST SEEN THE METAPHOR!!
There was a calm moment of “…Wait. Did she just metaphorically pick up masculinity and leave femininity behind in its place?” And I was impressed with that symbolism.
But then the metaphor got better. Because here, Mulan is swapping one for the other. Yet, by the end, when she comes home at the end, her father tucks the flower behind her ear and then her man shows up with the helmet— BECAUSE MULAN IS AWESOME AND KICK ASS AND SHE HAS BOTH FEMININITY AND MASCULINITY AND BEING COMPLETELY ONE OR THE OTHER TOTALLY DOESN’T SUIT HER.
ALSO, at the end of the movie, to defeat Shan Yu, she uses the fan, a feminine symbol to wrench the sword, a masculine symbol, form his hands and save the day. :)
Disney can be surprisingly brilliant at times.
The above are some of the reasons this is one of my favorite Disney movies. See also: the “princess” rescuing the “prince”
Awesome. So awesome
Corgi Compilation - You are welcome
STOP KILLING ME WITH CUTENESS. ASDFGHJKL
Like a flower to its perfume, I am bound to my vague memory of you.
don’t fuck with bad bitches.
BITCHES GET SHIT DONE