And you know the best thing about this movie is they could have made Felix be the nice guy, be the understanding guy, the only guy who’s kind to Ralph, but they make him just as prejudiced as the other game characters. He wasn’t mean to Ralph per say, but he wasn’t nice either, and definitely didn’t want to get involved with the trouble that followed Ralph around.
It’s only after Felix gets treated badly himself that he starts looking at how Ralph is treated by others, how Ralph is treated by him and changes his attitude.
Because that’s the thing, you don’t have to be the bad guy to be prejudiced. Sometimes you can be the nice guy who doesn’t do anything for or against, and sometimes that’s just as bad.
Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”
Yup. This is how women are supposed to trust men. With their lives.
Woman : “Hey, can we just… Drop the bow?” Man : “WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME I’M NOT A VIOLENT GUY, YOU ARE INSULTING ME THINKING I WILL HURT YOU!!!” Woman : “No it’s just… Well I’m afraid.” Man : “But why? Look at me, I’m not afraid. And we’re equal, look, we pull the bow together.” Woman : “I think we’re not equal, you can kill me with the arrow and I can’t.” Man : “What? So you would like to be able to kill me? You’re so agressive!” Woman : “That’s not what I mean, we were talking about equality : you can hurt me, I can’t.” Man : “Of course you can. You can hit me with the bow if you want.” Woman : “That’s not the same thing, it will never kill you.” Man : “Oh, you always complaining, stop victimising yourself! Do I talk about the difficulty of holding the arrow? Of the responsibility it giving to me?”
[…] Etc, etc. Every debates about gender equality, ladies and gentleman.
Last Night in Ferguson (9.29-9.30): Protesters gathered yet again, in a truly uplifting night of action and calls for justice. It wasn’t all sunshine and roses, due to the usual antagonism from the police, but it was solidarity at it’s finest. #staywoke #farfromover