Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

... it _sparkles_?

I have read ... not nearly enough, of the posts around RaceFail, PseudonymGate, AmazonFail, and MammothFail -- though I can do a not wholly incompetent job of summarizing them.

I saw a post somewhere (and unfortunately neglected to bookmark it Edit: found /edit) about the problematics of the Avenue Q song "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist." Apparently it has been invoked favorably during RaceFail? The first time I actually read the lyrics of the song (prior to my having seen the post problematizing it) I was like, "What? I am not okay with some of this. This is not actually helpful toward understanding the pervasiveness of racism." (Though I suppose I do have to give the song credit for pointing out that being racist does not consist solely of committing hate crimes. But the song seems to basically be about racial prejudice, which it's calling "racism," which I find problematic, since I find the definition of racism as prejudice+power to be really useful. Plus, "don't be so PC" as a moral is WAY problematic.)

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Speaking of things that make me want to vomit (I was just rereading the lyrics to "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist," and I must have only skimmed them the first time), I think I'm going to have to boycott Mars candy. [I have SUCH a hate on for stupid stereotyped marketing to women -- which I manage to mostly avoid by virtue of barely watching any tv, but I did get to get all cranky at a CNN(?) feature on this phenomenon some weeks ago while I was at the gym -- but this is so much worse than anything I've seen.]
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