TESTIFY… “Race, Colonialism, and the Women of color in Mad Max Fury Road.”

@fangirlJeanne‘s  “Race, Colonialism, and the Women of color in Mad Max Fury Road.

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And as for feminism, this is not the first time this has happened. When Girls came out, minority women were expected to ignore the show having an all white cast because it was written and directed by Lena Dunham. And anyone who dared to not ignore this issue was considered “non progressive”. This is why I don’t identity as feminist. Because this is unacceptable. It’s unacceptable for these huge steps for feminism to not include people of color. And if you’re white and telling people to get over it, you’re a part of the fucking problem.

But then @fangirlJeanne adds her 2 cents; perfect points, those:-

There are THREE women of color in Mad Max Fury Road. Zoe Kravitz (which you already listed), but also Courtney Eaton and Megan Gale. Eaton and Gale are biracial Maori women.The presence of Polynesian women in this film and a fictional future are incredibly important on multiple levels…What’s important about the location and the presence of Polyneisan women within this future world is how their very roles reflect the history of colonialism in the Pacific region…While Zoe/Toast is biracial black and Ashkenzai jew, she (too) represents an aspect of WOC’s journey through white supremacy and colonialism which was the driving force behind the trans-atlantic slave trade… Also there ARE other people of color in the film, though by virtue of the dominate culture in the film being literally white male supremacy, the only men of color we see are in the lowest cast of society. Not uncommon in colonialism either, given how white men see MOC as a threat to their power and masculinity…

Read on.

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