A prince of heart

Apr 16

hpehpeo2:

daughterofmulan:

SheZow - a genderbending superhero!

SheZow is an Australian-Canadian kids show about a twelve-year-old boy named Guy, a regular kid who likes skateboarding, video games, and doing dangerous stunts. But one day he finds a magical ring that, when activated, gives him amazing superpowers - and transforms him into a girl (EDIT: It’s more accurate to say that he adopts “girls’” clothing, not actually transform into a girl, my mistake for implying that there was an actual gender transformation). Her superpowers include super speed, super strength, supersonic scream, and a utility belt of awesome AND girly gadgets. Plus, the way he transforms into SheZow is by saying “You go, girl!”

One thing I love about the show is that although both Guy’s sister and his best friend know his identity and help him, Guy is afraid to reveal to his dad that he’s SheZow. However, the fear doesn’t come from the idea that his dad would hate Guy being a girl superhero, but because his dad is a cop who thinks that SheZow is a trouble-making vigilante who takes away from his job. The show essentially takes away any element that would shame Guy for displaying girlyness, making the gender swap both the forefront of the show and a complete non-issue for the characters.

Conservative groups like Focus on the Family take issue with SheZow, saying that it’s teaching “gender confusion” to kids and “promoting transgenderism. What they’re really saying is that they take issue with the idea that femininity actually being empowering. They’re saying that kids can never stretch the boundaries of gender and that power HAS to be equated with masculinity. Sure, boys should be empowered - but God forbid that they grow up associating power with femininity! (EDIT: I should have mentioned that groups like Focus on the Family’s comments are transphobic in of themselves and the “What they’re really saying” line is not the most accurate way to put it; it’s more like, “They’re ALSO saying that…” I didn’t mean to imply that transphobic comments weren’t enough to get upset over and I’m sorry if hurt anyone for that implication.)

In terms of the supposed links the show makes to transgenderism, the show is definitely not intended to allegorically about transgender kids, but would there be something wrong with the idea of a boy finding that being a girl or adopting feminine attributes can give strength and clarity? A sense of purpose? How could that be bad! Any show that not only displays femininity as something powerful but also doesn’t shame people for expressing femininity is something a lot of kids of any gender could benefit from!

Here’s a link to the intro, which gives some exposition and explanation, and also sets the tone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW3FBjKt7Co

SheZow will soon be coming to the US on The Hub channel, so if you can, check it out! Any show that pushes gender boundaries should get some support!

This. Is. Awesome! XD

Apr 16
bewbin:

i win 

bewbin:

i win 

Apr 16
copperbeard:

krudman:

Can Bob’s burgers and pokemon just be a thing?

waifuanon, hey look

copperbeard:

krudman:

Can Bob’s burgers and pokemon just be a thing?

waifuanon, hey look

Apr 16
applejuiceforstrider:

eternal-bloom:

THERE IS A POLAR BEAR QUICKLY AMBLING TOWARDS ME OH MY HEART

"Hup hup hup hup"

applejuiceforstrider:

eternal-bloom:

THERE IS A POLAR BEAR QUICKLY AMBLING TOWARDS ME OH MY HEART

"Hup hup hup hup"

Apr 16

incessantlyphlegmatic:

One of the verses in a song I really like made me think of Dave so of course I had to draw it out.

Apr 16

This time…I pray that you will be the blossom of hope that never wilts.

Apr 16

Joke of the day.

wanderoar:

roseonabeach:

frostedsammy:

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching a street performer do some excellent juggling. The juggler notices that the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up on a large wooden box and calls out, “Can you all see me now?”

“Yes.”
“Oui.”
“Sí.”
“Ja.”

what

Took me about ten minutes to finally understand this

stupidest/most awesome joke ever

Apr 16
obsessed-fangirl-here:

mad4turtles:

onthegreatsea:

just a test
it’s transparent

crying

thank you

obsessed-fangirl-here:

mad4turtles:

onthegreatsea:

just a test

it’s transparent

crying

thank you

Apr 16
klaskysucks:

This scene gave me a small heart attack, but I know I’m not the only one who wanted this.

klaskysucks:

This scene gave me a small heart attack, but I know I’m not the only one who wanted this.

Apr 16

tennants-hair:

tennants-hair:

obtuse

rubber goose

image

guava juice

bringing back my own post because im hilarious

Apr 16

hachi-bakayaro:

NEW SHAFT HEAD TILT - Mekakucity Actors

Apr 16

lavibaka:

I doodled a homestuck thing

Apr 16
na-hos:

Pixiv ID: 5006462Member: けろたん

na-hos:

Pixiv ID: 5006462
Member: けろたん

Apr 16
bitchesaloud:

first date ideas

bitchesaloud:

first date ideas

Apr 16