I was reading about Silent Hills and I stumbled on something that gave me actual chills:
“‘Watch out. The gap in the door…it’s a separate reality. The only me is me. Are you sure the only you is you?’
This quote is unnerving because of what user EmkaJee found:
'I had a totally different interpretation, similar to the apartment scene in JuOn The Grudge 2. By means of chronicling the events around the bathroom:
The first time you pass the bathroom nothing happens. You walk to the basement and end up in the hallway. The second time you pass the bathroom there’s a crying baby and someone bumping on the inside of the door. You try to open it a few times, conclude that it’s locked and continue to the basement. The third time the bathroom door creaks open but can’t be opened further. Fourth time the door opens all the way and you enter.
Cut to the bathroom inside, the events: You’re in there, see that the door closed behind you, and you hear footsteps in the hallway. Then the baby cries and you try to open the door, only to see someone wiggling the doorknob a few times a moment later. Wait a bit more and the door creaks open for a bit but you can’t open it all the way, almost as if someone is on the other side blocking it. Then the door unsticks and you can push it all the way open.
Are you sure the only you is you?’” (x)
And then someone replied with:
"Similarly, when in the bathroom (4-5 loops in, when you grab the torch), you can see the hole in the shower wall and what looks like an eye reflecting light on the other side. Later on, in the "fast distorted hallway" sequence, you look through that hole from the outside." (x)
And I’m not sure why but the whole idea of it just freaks me right the hell out.
seriously though, imagine if commercials for “men’s” razors staunchly, fearfully avoided ever showing a beard or stubble or any trace of facial hair whatsoever, as if made in a bizarre and inexplicable alternate universe in which the thing their product exists to groom doesn’t exist
just dudes grinnin’ coyly as they mime running razors over their baby-bottom smooth jawlines, eyes glazed over, not knowing what it is they do, or why, knowing merely that they must
The more I think about some recent experiences with white feminists, the more I feel like I need to sit down and have a talk with a lot of white feminists.
Dear white “feminists”: You are not being active enough. You are not being vocal enough. And that’s hurting your mainstream white feminism even if you don’t know it. Obviously you should be being really vocal because we’re all women and we deserve your support, but I’m not naive enough to think that that’s something that would motivate most of you. Because attitudes towards women of color reveal what society really thinks about women in terms of power and privilege. They reveal negative and false archetypes of women that are only escaped by white women when a less powerful group of women aren’t there to serve as scapegoats.
- Latina women: Aside from the obvious fetishization that leads to a view of women as solely sexual objects with little to intellectual or interpersonal agency, latinas fill the role of domesticity. “A girl who can fuck and cook” as I’ve been so generously reminded. As long as there’s a girl who can fuck an cook, white women can go on to gain actual personhood.
- Black Women: This goes beyond fetsihization to a deeply disturbing look at how the black female body is regarded as subhuman. Black bodies are given value due to specific “parts” (butts, breasts, lips), and value is docked for parts that don’t meet white beauty standards (hair, skin darkness, ” overly African” facial features). As long as black bodies are around as objects for white male sexual desires, white women can beginto gain agency past sexuality. Not to mention that authority still controls black women’s reproductive rights by literally MURDERING the children they produce that society deems unfit or “dangerous”.
- Asian Women: Again, fethisization that serves white male sexual desires and that creates a version of white womanhood that is not solely dependent on sexual service. But also, there’s the view of Asian women as fundamentally “docile”, which means that even when Asian women show phenomenal talent at their jobs, they are rarely selected for positions in higher level management. As the notion of women being just as strong and capable as men has been adopted by white women, white men continue to get to have their little power trip fantasy by continuing to limit the agency of Asian women both in terms of interpersonal relationships and workplace dynamics.
So, white women, these female archetypes have gone nowhere. And just because you at times escape them, doesn’t mean that the status of women has risen at all, it just means you’re able to hide behind someone else, and rest assured that if it wasn’t us, it would still be you.