"Inequality, whether political, economic, or social, violates our values as a nation." Equality needs protection. It will always be under attack by those who have more power. The free market will NOT enforce the protection of rights. It has to be told and constantly reminded by those we elect.
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omg apparently artificial banana flavoring is based on the gros michel banana which was wiped out by a banana plague in the 50s and the banana we eat today is a totally different thing called the cavendish and thats why banana candy doesnt taste like bananas do you know how lied to i feel. like there was a fucking banana apocalypse and no one told me about it until now
So I have a question about this… when I was little, I never understood that she took pictures of fat/thick/big people. I was just like ‘lol she takes pictures of strangers.’ Even now, it doesn’t feel like the butt of a joke, it just feels like the movie is showing that Lilo sees the world differently than mainstream society. Anybody agree/disagree?
What I love the most about this movie is that fatness and fat people aren’t a joke or a punchline or even an issue to be discussed. It just IS. Nani simply IS a heavy-set and curvy woman. She’s not uncomfortable with it. it’s not a conflict in her life. It has no effect on her self-esteem or her love life. Lilo truly loves pictures of beautiful, obese tourists. She adores them. She finds them stunning. It’s not funny, it’s not ridiculed. There’s no laugh track to it. She loves them, and they are considered worthy of love.
It’s absolutely important to have media that deal with the reality of fat life and the challenges that come with it, but it’s nice to see fatness normalized and taken for granted sometimes, too. :)
that comment is so sweet
Its about time Disney showed some Body Positivism!
The perfect movie.
this is actually the opposite of body positivity. She took those pictures because the fact that she was a native was basically a tourist attraction and people took pictures of her and discriminated of her like she was just apart of a show for everyone. She took the pictures of the overweight people as payback to show them how ugly they were basically (that’s what i think and it makes sense uou)
I feel like if that was true then she wouldn’t have called them beautiful. Even if that was true, that she was taking pictures of them as repayment and then called them beautiful, it would kind of be like browsing a zoo or something, doing it for amusement but still finding it interesting and beautiful.
Plus, when Lilo comes out of the ocean at the beginning of them movie, there were many people on the beach, other tourists. If it was her just taking pictures of tourists, she would take pictures of more than just the one fat one. There are only pictures of fat tourists on her wall. It’s not just tourists, it’s tourists who are fat.
Also, Lilo deals with bullying about her ability and looks with Myrtle, and she knows it hurts. Why, then, would she want to hurt and mock others the same way she is being mocked. Children do it, yes, but Lilo is not the type of character that would.
She is also not showing them how ugly they are because she doesn’t show them the pictures. I believe in the movie she only takes the picture and runs away, she doesn’t mock him, and she doesn’t hand it to him saying “you’re ugly and fat”.
Either way, this is wonderful movie and I love it to pieces.
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Remember the 50’s, the good old days? Neighborhoods were safe to walk at night, men were men and women were women, the long summer days never seemed to end and you could walk hand in hand with your best gal into the local space-time anomaly and never be seen again.