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Right, but what makes us human is not eating. Lots of organisms can eat. What makes us human is making art and thinking the fancy thoughts that university professors think and achieving what Maslow called “self-actualization.” So saying that hungry or sick people cannot access “higher” needs is literally dehumanizing, because it claims the sick do not have access to the full range of human consciousness.
(I mean, Maslow literally put love between friends and family above the “basic needs,” and said that people who are hungry cannot experience love in the pure/true/real/unfettered way that unhungry people can.)
This paternalistic way of imagining need is in my opinion completely wrong. Yes, people who are starving report that it is hard to think about anything other than the desire to eat, but they also continue to write and love and read and have sex and do many things that Maslow associated with higher needs. I don’t think need is a pyramid at all; it’s a complicated web in which one need (like food) can transfigure another need (like love) without either negating the other.
it’s also not acceptable to send people of color to watch mayo on wonderbread for 9 hours straight. and have the villains be muddy and muscular. and film your movie on Aboriginal land w/only white models.
but yeah. white men, amirite?
White Feminism y’all.
with a white washed heroine to boot
i dunno abt white washed heroine bc i thought the char kate from lost was playing was an OC but
a woman of color auditioned for the part of a dwarf and peter jackson fucking straight up told her that she couldn’t have the part bc she isn’t white
and then they cast all white male dwarves (a number of which are actually not even ppl with nanism
like there are no excuses 4 this shit and the last thing pj deserves are ppl lining up to lick his asshole for finally casting a single white female when he straight up dismissed this woman for a part she would have been better in then men who literally had to be made shorter in post
man how did the animal sidekicks in Avatar:TLA end up getting more depth and character development than the main characters in Korra