the legend of korra does women so dirty.
desna and eska have a mother and the fact that she’s so inconsequential is treated like a joke
asami is a prop who is disrespected by everyone around her and no one cares
ginger is assaulted by bolin but he still gets rewarded by her affection at the end
katara has every last drop of personality sucked away from her and shows up to i don’t know make atla fans feel sad
lin’s competence and characterization is fucked with just to prop up mako as the greatest cop ever in the history of everdom
women aren’t the majority movers and shakers in the plot the men are
women don’t have strong relationships to one another and if they do they aren’t given any importance in the plot
korra herself has a decent arc but that’s not enough for me
i don’t want to see one well developed female character i want to see numerous well developed female characters and this show can’t even do the minimum
and of course the forced bolin kiss. if you want the perfect encapsulation of rape culture, there it is. a woman tied to a table while doing her day job, kissed against her will, and then the show plays it for a joke.
it is the complete normalization of sexual assault. on a kids show. i can’t even believe i’m typing that. how anyone thought this was okay, let alone something to be joked about is disgusting. the only way they could have justified it would have been explaining what bolin did was wrong, but they didn’t. it was just that he couldn’t differentiate been the actress ginger and the person ginger.
if only korra had a really privileged young lady friend whose father lied to her most of her life in such a way that it essentially fucked up her future
if only she could have a heart to heart with that person
things i liked
aaaaand things i didnt
thats it im gonna go write fic to cleanse myself
ripping my still-beating heart out would be less painful than that family scene with korra and her parents, shit
okay holy shit in what universe would the children of AANG AND KATARA look down on someone for being a nonbender, especially their BROTHER, come the fuck ON
its interesting that korra is finally using tactics and bending focused on compromise, evasion, and pacifism (which is to say a mentality based in airbending) in a situation where they’re not as useful as they may have been back in republic city.
it looks to me like she’s definitely learning and that’s good but she needs to realize that you can’t just take the same strategy and apply it to every situation. peacekeeping where you treat every side like its equal falls flat when you have the northern tribe occupying the southern one and keeping it on lockdown and removing its leadership and i think she’ll come to that realization but she’s clearly struggling w it.
oh hey senna glad to see you’re still relevant