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Ballet vs Circus
darrylayo and I were talking today about the moment in Guardians of the Galaxy when Drax calls Gamora a whore.
I had seen a couple of complaints about the major female lead being subjected to a misogynistic slur, and I think there’s an important note in that it’s happened in BOTH major MCU team movies at this point (we all have talked at length about the “mewling quim” line in The Avengers).
Anyway, I am not someone who is opposed to a man using a misogynistic slur in a movie if it makes sense for his character— and that doesn’t mean he must be a villain; I know lots of otherwise decent men who sometimes fuck up what should be a very simple question of respect. It’s sadly an everyday reality of being a woman.
But I did think it was inappropriate in this case. And my reasoning comes down to something that has nothing to do with feminism or gender politics in any way:
Drax is presented repeatedly as incapable of communicating beyond absolute literalism. Gamora is not literally a sex worker.
Therefore, Drax would not even conceive of calling her that.
It follows that the phrase is only in there, rather thoughtlessly, for impact.
Sloppy writing, folks.
cullen is someone who fights for what he believes in. he tries to do the right thing, even if he isn’t always successful.
dragon age: inquistion ● art history
the inquisition - the last supper (l’ultima cena); leonardo da vinci."The Last Supper was the last meal Jesus had with His apostles before His arrest and subsequent crucifixion. One of the important moments of the Last Supper is Jesus’ command to remember what He was about to do on behalf of all mankind: shed His blood on the cross thereby paying the debt of their sins." [ read more of this analysis. ] Note the positioning of the Inquisition members in accordance to the positioning of those in Leonardo da Vinci’s work.
the inquisitor - the creation of adam (creazione di adamo); michelangelo.
"The Creation of Adam illustrates God breathing life into Adam, the first man. It shows Adam and God reaching toward one another, arms outstretched, fingers almost touching. One can imagine the spark of life jumping from God to Adam across that synapse between their fingertips. However, Adam is already alive, his eyes are open, and he is completely formed; but it is the intent of the picture that Adam is to ‘receive’ something from God." [ read more of this analysis. ] Observing the positioning of the two hands, the Inquisitor’s hand is in the same spot as Adam’s, whereas the figure’s hand (speculated to be Andraste’s hand) is positioned where God’s is. Speculation suggests that this is the moment which Andraste bestows the Inquisitor’s powers onto them. It is interesting to note that the Inquisitor appears to be struggling to reach out to Andraste (perhaps in desperation), whilst Adam’s hand is lounging limply toward’s God’s.”
Another Nathan Drake, as per usual.