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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Feminism, Y'all

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

You make me want to puck. How can you call yourself a pumping blood person ???????

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Posted by Dunk'in Duncan on June 21, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

I'm sorry; I just treat the comments section of the City Paper VERY seriously.

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Posted by Pronghorn on June 1, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

pronghorn, you're an ass

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 1, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

Princess Leia taught me that, contrary to all expectations, a metal bikini could be hot.

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Posted by Cid95 on June 1, 2015 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

"Well, for your part the sophomoric attempt at sarcasm with the linked photos"

It wasn't sophomoric; it wasn't even an "attempt". It was an outpouring of emotion, and I apologize for that because I try to do my best to keep my emotions at bay so they won't guide me. I try my best. There's no need to ridicule me. For my part, I'm deeply sorry that I offended you. May I buy you some delicious fries to cheer you up?

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Posted by Pronghorn on May 31, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

There is hope for Alison yet!

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Posted by Racer X on May 28, 2015 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

Well, for your part the sophomoric attempt at sarcasm with the linked photos, for hers, the absolute misunderstanding of Leia's role in the movie. Leia was George Lucas's marketing plan. He re-hashed the formula for every major Western from the 30s to the 70s (Even some of the dialog, if heard without the visuals could easily pass for a cowboy flick) and placed it in a setting that would attract the kids of Space-Age America. Leia was a quasi-Feminist character, sure, but the costuming and filming angles were specifically set to create a new poster-girl sensation. Hell, Carrie Fisher herself said in an interview that when she confronted Lucas about the filmy white gown with no undergarments, she said his response was, "In the future they don't wear underwear." The point of her role was specifically that even in the future a hot, tough woman will still need to be rescued by the hotter Cowboys.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on May 28, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

"I don't know which of the two of you is more pathetic...."

Perhaps we could discuss this?

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Posted by Pronghorn on May 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Princess Leia taught me to be tough

Well your worshipfulness, I must say that I'm surprised you identify so strongly with the damsel in distress and the rescue romance tropes. Aren't they sexist? The original A New Hope was a retelling of the classic fairy tale of storming the castle to rescue the princess with the help of a wise old wizard.

Admittedly, Leia is a bad ass. Her resistance to the mind probe is considerable. But she was still a princess trapped in a tower. And by the third movie, she's in a slave girl costume.

And let's honest about your movie boyfriend. He's is a huge misogynist. Always with the "he's the brains, sweetheart" and "not on this ship, sister".

I too am excited by the new trailer. The Falcon looks filthy and broke down, just the way it aught to.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on May 27, 2015 at 9:06 PM

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I don't know which of the two of you is more pathetic....

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Posted by Ima Oldman on May 27, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

I reserve this for the most flippant reactions: 'lol.'

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Posted by leemajors on May 14, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

Nicetry, Haire, but you're trying a little too hard.
Lee, just read the definition, then choose any 25 of your 160 comments, and if you still don't understand my point you're proving it.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on May 14, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

'I don't dispute that cops can be racist. But this author is accusing cops of committing racist MURDERS against unarmed blacks across the country.'

You cant be serious. Can you?

One was literally the biggest story in the USA, was recorded and happened in this metro area.

You are either in denial, or are dumber than a handful of mule shit.

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Posted by leemajors on May 14, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

'And by the way, sir, looking at the overall bulk of your comments, you qualify as Racist.'

What?

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Posted by leemajors on May 14, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

I don't dispute that cops can be racist. But this author is accusing cops of committing racist MURDERS against unarmed blacks across the country. If this is a factual statement, the author should identify those cops who have recently committed "racist murders." My point is she cannot do that without subjecting this paper to a libel charge and she knows that, so she hides behind a provocative -and socially sanctioned- generality.

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Posted by Jessica Morgan on May 14, 2015 at 3:08 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

"So at what point, how many years, how many generations, does it take to move on? Or is this an excuse for permanent victimhood?"

Rednecks are still passing on the fear-addled frontier mentality that they to carry a gun to walk to their mailbox or go to the store. So I don't see why African Americans passing on their tales of capture, abuse and neglect would fade away any quicker.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 14, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

Ima,

"So at what point, how many years, how many generations, does it take to move on? Or is this an excuse for permanent victimhood?"

Good question. Fortunately, I have figured out a way to get a scientifically proven answer to your question: We'll round up a demographically diverse group of test subjects, strip them of their freedom, separate them from their families, forbid them to read or write, make them work in the fields from morning to night, lash them when they get out of line, etc. Of course, we'll keep this going for a couple hundred years before entering the second phase of the experiment, the part where the test subjects technically have their freedom but society itself will largely prevent them from fully exercising their rights through Jim Crow-esque laws and periodic lynchings from terrorist groups.

Knowing you, I'm sure you'll be the first volunteer.

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Posted by chrishaire on May 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

Lee, 2 anecdotes only because I didn't want to be accused of piling on.
So at what point, how many years, how many generations, does it take to move on? Or is this an excuse for permanent victimhood?
And by the way, sir, looking at the overall bulk of your comments, you qualify as Racist.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on May 14, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Re: “I support the Cooper River 4

Author need get back to writing her op Ed pieces in lesbianism. That better writing, as she self loathing white woman.

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Posted by truth1 on May 14, 2015 at 12:09 PM
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