Good morning. This is a Rube Goldberg machine made out of toys, featuring three girls age 6-8, one of whom is rapping a rewritten “Girls” by the Beastie Boys.
It’s called The Princess Machine. The social Princess Machine flattens important, heroic women and makes them two-dimensional and unimportant. This Princess Machine is made out of princesses (among other things) and shows that girls are so much more than that — they can build, invent, and create, and they can do it with traditional femininity or without. It’s their choice.
Your move, patriarchy.
You think you know what we want, girls.
Pink and pretty it’s girls.
Just like the 50’s it’s girls.
You like to buy us pink toys
and everything else is for boys
and you can always get us dolls
and we’ll grow up like them… false.
It’s time to change.
We deserve to see a range.
'Cause all our toys look just the same
and we would like to use our brains.
We are all more than princess maids.
Girls to build the spaceship,
Girls to code the new app,
Girls to grow up knowing
they can engineer that.
That’s all we really need is Girls.
To bring us up to speed it’s Girls.
Our opportunity is Girls.
Don’t underestimate Girls.
On first view, “Genesis,” the latest video by the Canadian artist Grimes, might seem like a strange, post-apocalyptic, manga-influenced landscape conjured in the image of films like Mad Max , Blade Runner , and The Fifth Element. In it, Grimes (aka Claire Boucher), a diminuitive white woman…
FREE FIGURE'S CONSENT RALLY!
Black women are not animals. We are not exhibits. Our bodies do not exist for your entertainment or your curiosity. Our bodies are worthy of autonomy and respect. Our hair is NEVER yours to touch, defile, question, gaze upon, or eroticize.