Garnet, Bismuth, Jasper, and Sugilite are also going to be discussed as Black-coding. They are undoubtedly white.)Steven Universe has been, from the beginning, doing a poor job of displaying Blackness, Black women, and Black femmes, both in their own rights, and in relation to the non-Black and non-Black coding characters around them.
Sardonyx will be discussed as biracial Black, in particular, softened by Pearl’s part in the fusion. Garnet being queer appeared to be the saving grace, and for a long time I ignored warning signs and tried to believe so myself, but after Bismuth, I can’t ignore it any longer.
We have evidence that organised crime groups – mostly based overseas - are behind this crime.
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Black feminist scholarship eventually worked to flip the binary on its head: Instead of asking if Black women could still be feminist while extolling sex, they asked, whose feminist cause is advanced when Black women’s sexual freedom is policed under respectability?
This conversation has recently been re-energized and explored with brilliant dynamism by HBO’s Insecure, written by and starring Issa Rae, and Netflix’s U. comedy Chewing Gum, written by and starring Michaela Coel.
If the title isn’t a clue: Your favorite queer-awesome show fails on racial lines to a horribly deep degree, and nobody cares. The people I will debate with know who they are and will approach me freely.
The people I have no intention of discussing this with are likely blocked. First, a content warning: There will be discussion of rape, violence and abuse as they exist in the series, and as they are discussed in the fandom.
"Logitech bolstered its marketing materials with videos submitted by customers that thwarted burglaries in progress, caught thieves, and stopped a possible intrusion from a wild black bear." The suit goes on to allege that not only did the devices fail to live up to promises on performance and reliability, but Logitech was also slow to address problems with the cameras and controller software while customers were still under their one-year warranty period.
In Lil’ Kim’s 1996 debut, “Hardcore, ” the first track proper is “Big Momma Thang,” where Kim spits: I used to be scared of the dick / Now I throw lips to the shit / Handle it like a real bitch. Kim goes from being fearful and sexually inexperienced to a commanding queenpin and “real bitch.” Accordingly, her corpus from 1996’s “Hardcore” to 2016’s “Lil’ Kim Season” has her expertly navigating men and sex, outpacing her many suitors both physically and financially, then discarding them when their charms no longer satisfy.
Her music celebrates a certain vision of “having it all,” and being a Black woman in control of both men and money.
Lapis and Peridot will be discussed as specifically Asian-coding. East Asians, white women, and Black men are not a replacement for good Black women writers.
Steven Universe has NO Black women writers, despite having so many Black and Black-coding women characters, and that is likely a good start for the explanation of why they have repeatedly, since the start of the series, failed to properly represent Black women.