I never saw Mako as submissive. Reserved certainly, but not submissive. I wonder why you think so? Is it because she chose not to answer the hot-shot Australian pilot purposefully looking for a fight? There’s a certain amount of wisdom in picking one’s battles. Or do you think she’s submissive because she cried in disappointment over not being able to get the chance to pilot a Jeager, and avenge her family? Disappointment, especially of that magnitude is crushing, but she remained calm, and respectful.
In fact, I really loved Mako’s characterization. In an industry where a woman is supposed to be a “strong lead female” she’s suddenly very masculine in attitude, and behavior. It was really amazing to see a strong lead female portrayed not only someone with great strength of character, and will, but with traditionally feminine qualities as well. Crying is not a weakness.
Fetishes are only ethical when they involve mutual consent and when everyone has the ability to step back. That’s not possible with racial fetishes, which is why they shouldn’t be tolerated in the fetish community or anywhere else. This isn’t about ‘preference’ or things that are out of your control. This is about race, history, culture, and a refusal to acknowledge your role in the complex systems used to maintain our social structure. As long as it’s okay to objectify women on the basis of their race, women of colour will never be equal.
This song makes me want to step on a thousand shirtless men while wearing high heels
The musical equivalent of red lipstick.
this song is about manslaughter, guys
And yet… I dare you to not want to sing along at the top of your lungs while wearing ass kicking boots.