what do u call a backstabbing grocer
You are beautiful. You are glorious. You are majestic. You are fabulous. You are awe-inspiring. You are magnificent . You are spectacular. You are breathtaking. You are divine. You are Queens.
And don’t let anyone tell you different.
This is the one scene in X-Men The Last Stand people like use as example of Halle either being miscast or Storm “being an absolute bitch”, all while completely dismissing the context of the scene, primarily because all sympathizes fall on Rogue’s need to touch, verses what Storm is actually saying when she says “There’s nothing wrong with any of us”. Here is a link to the gifset, feel free to reblog it from the original source, but if you reblog it from me, do me the favor not erasing my commentary, thank you.
"There’s a cure?!" asked the girl that kills everything she touches.
"Hey shut up we’re perf" replied the girl that makes clouds.
"Says the woman who’s likely been told there’s something wrong with her ass since the day she was born and well before her mutant powers manifested", genius.
Shit as all these films have been with Ororo’s character, the one thing they’ve established is that she as a little more than the “average” problem with the X-Verse’s non-mutant community telling her there’s something wrong with her. Her life is not “perfect” venues Rogues because, shocker, she a neigh-omega level powers that correlate with the weather (which are extremely tied to her emotions and level of self-control). The first two films establish that she’s angry and fucking afraid of humanity (particularly white men in power like former Senator Kelly, William Stryker, and Worthington’s father, who’s desire to use the cure is “normalize” his winged son). So when news gets out that someone unlike her wants to “cure” mutants, what exactly was her reaction supposed to be? That reaction wasn’t about Rogue.
Storm and Rogue are coming two different schools thought: the girl wants and needs to touch, sees the cure as a possible chance of that, with reservation. Storm, one the other hand, sees it as another group of people telling her and others who think like her “we’re going to fix you, even though you’re not broken”.
But, no, let us minimize and trivialize a Black woman’s reaction to the word “cure” as though it doesn’t directly tie into her race and her ability, which, can be just as deadly if not as worse than Rogue’s, albeit with completely different circumstances involved.
Nah, she’s just being mean to little Rogue and totally inconsiderate to her feelings and need to touch. (As if I didn’t need any more reasons to hate the “mutants are an allegory to People of Color, specifically Black People, during the Civil rights Movement” and etc.)
Ororo is not being dismissive of Rogue’s desire for physical contact. Her reaction is first and foremost that of a woman who has defended her right to exist as she is, both as a Black Woman and a mutant. I doubt she’s been called a “weather witch” in any positive connotation, given the history behind terminology. She has dedicated her life to doing the same for others who want her help. Yeah, the consequences of her powers are extremely different from Rogues, but to say she “perf” because she can control the weather and “make clouds”? To say that her speech was made to take a bite out of Rogue’s need for stability?
It’s flat out wrong.
I figure Storm knows where Rogue is coming from with the enthusiasm, but what she’s seeing in the term “cure”, isn’t something she believes bodes well for anyone, most especially herself, hence her anger and general reaction. So, that’s not woman saying “fuck what you want, I’m perfect”. That’s a woman who’s angry at an establishment of people thinking they can make decisions for people liker herself and without input.
She’s not angry at Rogue’s hope to touch.
spot fucking on