I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”
This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently.
This is why I laugh my ass of whenever dudes talk about how men are “objectified” by the media too. Because 9 times out of 10, what men think is “women objectifying men” are characters like Gaston.
And Gaston is NOT a woman-driven fantasy. Gaston is a male wish fulfillment fantasy. Gaston is not what women want, he is what men want to be. He is hyper-masculinity to an extreme degree, dripping with sexism and testosterone. The fact that men think that Gaston is what women want says an awful lot about those men.
While I don’t want to generalize, female fans tend to prefer a very different kind of male hero. We like the Rogers, the Milos, the Hercules. Genuinely kind, often awkward men who are sometimes vulnerable and respectful to women.
Yes, this is a generalization. I own up to that. But I think it’s important to remember that there is often VERY big difference between what MEN want to be and what women WANT in our media.
Reblogging this again because fucking this. And hell, even the muscley dudes (see: Khal Drogo, Hercules, Thor, Captain America) are loved, not because they are muscley, but because they are sweet and loving and adorable. We love Thor because his mispronounces “Hubble” as “Hooble,” not because of what he can do with a hammer.
I had one uncle who used to give us little stockings of these every Christmas. He always handed them out at our big family party and when the adults were doing their gift exchange, all the cousins would tear open our stockings and make Tootsie mashups. Vanilla and orange, cherry and lemon, the horrible lemon and orange combination that someone always dared someone else to try. We would trade for our favorite flavors, my sister would give me all her lemons and my older cousin loved the limes and absolutely no one would part with a vanilla because they are delicious. By the end of the party, we had piles of bright candy wrappers strewn all over the hall and you were lucky if you went home with a single candy.
It’s funny how your life is full of so many little traditions. It’s not just ‘spending Christmas with your family’, it’s getting hand-knitted socks from Grandma, it’s avoiding the jello salad that Aunt Annie brings every year, it’s playing Christmas carol pictionary even though everyone knows what you’re going to draw, it’s grasping hands around the table to pray for the meal and it’s sitting with a line of cousins, eating ‘fruit’ flavored tootsie rolls.
YOU GUYS IT’S DECEMBER 10TH YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS HAS BEEN IN MY QUEUE SINCE FEBRUARY
Who is this happy smiling man? Can’t be Will Graham…
On They Send, Without End || Merry Christmas Teen Wolf fans
There are absolutely no words for how chillingly awesome this fan made video is. It links all of the new promo videos with scenes from the episodes! It’s perfect. (Also, ‘The Carol of the Bells' has never been more terrifying before.) Merry Christmas Teen Wolf fans, indeed.
This is so awesome that I got chills.