Posts tagged steampunk poc
people MAKE it “friendly” bc they imagine it like an action adventure movie, or like cowboys. ie, from a white, we ultimately benefit perspective. also theres the power fantasy involved, where you COULD be violent and its OK FOR YOU.
I smell logicking in the air.
I’m currently reading a book about how our spatial understanding of the world affects how we express stuff in language, whether it’s literal (“move the thing to the corner”) or metaphorical (“let’s move into this other subject of interest”), so I’m thinking through how our physical/spatial understanding of relationships between objects influences our imagination, which then manifest in either the narratives we play out, or the props we make.
Because POC and marginalized folks should also be like in action adventure movies, or be like cowboys on a wild frontier, where we get to be violent and not thrown into jail for it. But do we tend to go that way? I don’t really know… maybe it’s not a good idea to characterize all POC that way because there are definitely some terrific pics of POC with gun props (shoutout to Tony Hicks who makes awesome ray guns!), but we should feel entitled to that same kind of imaginative violence too… do we?
Looking at examples like Jeni Hellum and tainopunk with their own weaponry, yes, we do, but when tainopunk wields her rifle, it has a decidedly different sort of violence to it.