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weefee 1 child; Glasgow, Î, United Kingdom 439 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i'll probably watch it one day then. i drool for Leo. lol. have you seen Desert Flower? it's about a ... [snip!] ... died in the desert, became a famous model, can't remember her name though. it was rather horrific. one i could only watch once."


Her names Waris Dirie. I liked the film, I think we need more films like that to be made public . I worked with a NGO in Kenya that was trying to stop infibulation. In this community it was teenagers who had it done, they have to be silent while it's done otherwise they are renamed "unwanted/ cast off". The girls/ women often don't understand exactly what will happen to them, even women who had it done don't really know so this sort of graphic film helps them understand.



It also freaks the men out, they hold teh power and help it be carried out but they have no role (in general) in the actual procedure so they don't really understand what the women go through so it helps them understand why it should be stopped.



I hate hearing boy and all teh other terms. I found Django unchained awkward because of that. I realise though that during slavery they weren't exactly nice and politically correct but still it's not nice. My SO, who is black, found it funny but I think it's because the equivalent of the N word isn't really used here so it was the shock factor. There are other terms but they are not really stigmatising or necessarily racist, depending more on context. He wanted to lnow if Americans always talked like that :roll: lol



THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20889 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" i know it is. and i agree it's nicer but ... [snip!] ... esp n*****"</blockquote> I was called this in highschool about 6 times even though I'm a red headed irish female lol"

that makes a lot of sense :roll:

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20889 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting weefee:" Her names Waris Dirie. I liked the film, I think we need more films like that to be made public . I ... [snip!] ... or necessarily racist, depending more on context. He wanted to lnow if Americans always talked like that :roll: lol "

yeah her! i completely agree. it opened my eyes to a lot of things i was not aware of. i don't think i could stomach watching it again though...



no, not all Americans talk like that.

weefee 1 child; Glasgow, Î, United Kingdom 439 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" yeah her! i completely agree. it opened my eyes to a lot of things i was not aware of. i don't think i could stomach watching it again though... no, not all Americans talk like that."


lol yeah I told him that. I was like it is quentin tarantino what do you expect. It's not like inglorisus bastards was a true representation or reflects americans today lol

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
19th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" that makes a lot of sense :roll:"</blockquote>



It started because a group of black guys referred to a white female friend of mine as a 'mud shark' which was basically calling her a 'n***** lover' because they were on bad terms with her boyfriend. I told them they should have better respect & leave racism out of it so whenever they walked by me(not often) they would call me that

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20889 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting weefee:" lol yeah I told him that. I was like it is quentin tarantino what do you expect. It's not like inglorisus bastards was a true representation or reflects americans today lol"

haha!

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20889 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" that makes a lot of sense :roll:"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... them they should have better respect & leave racism out of it so whenever they walked by me(not often) they would call me that"

i hate ppl like that. mud shark is a new one on me though...

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
19th Apr '13

I completely understand that. I have several South African friends and they explained to me why its so offensive.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20889 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Caimma:" I completely understand that. I have several South African friends and they explained to me why its so offensive."

i was raised with the mentality that you respect your elders no matter what race or religion. and i believe no matter their sexual orientation either (though some of my family don't agree...)

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i was raised with the mentality that you respect your elders no matter what race or religion. and i believe no matter their sexual orientation either (though some of my family don't agree...)"


That too. People dont choose the colour of their skin but they choose to be assholes

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20889 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Caimma:" That too. People dont choose the colour of their skin but they choose to be assholes"

yep. you can't change your body but it's up to you how your mind is. and raising only goes so far imo. once you become an adult and learn about the real world, there's no reason for narrow minded bullshit.

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" yep. you can't change your body but it's up to you how your mind is. and raising only goes so far imo. ... [snip!] ... only goes so far imo. once you become an adult and learn about the real world, there's no reason for narrow minded bullshit."


Exactly.

jo-jo 2 kids; ..., SA, Australia 2310 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i'll probably watch it one day then. i drool for Leo. lol. have you seen Desert Flower? it's about a ... [snip!] ... died in the desert, became a famous model, can't remember her name though. it was rather horrific. one i could only watch once."


No I have not seen it but I will write down the name and get dh to get it for me.
I have to watch all these movies by my self, all my gf are still into rom coms and chick flicks lol. Its nice to discuss deeper topics like this with other people.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20889 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting jo-jo:" No I have not seen it but I will write down the name and get dh to get it for me. I have to watch ... [snip!] ... my self, all my gf are still into rom coms and chick flicks lol. Its nice to discuss deeper topics like this with other people."

i completely agree only my friends are into action and slapstick comedy. :roll:

jo-jo 2 kids; ..., SA, Australia 2310 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i completely agree only my friends are into action and slapstick comedy. :roll:"


They give me shit for watching alot of the stuff I do, like the discovery and history channels lol.