FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIES | 1 OUT OF ? | MULAN (1998)
I’m gonna hit you so hard, it’ll make your ancestors dizzy.
there is a post going around about accents and i do not want to pile on the person who made it but let me be very clear: if someone is writing the accent of a person who has a non-standard english language dialect and they represent that in their writing (not the accent of a non-english-as-a-first-language-speaker, that’s a completely different ballpark) and you have a problem with that, this is a highly dodgy thing to have a problem with
why? because there is no such thing as ‘standard’ english. standard english is a classist racist imperialist construct and it doesn’t exist and its imposition is cruel and harmful
and although there are many representations of dialects in both fiction and and non-fiction which are racist and classist and inccurate and thus oppressive caricatures there are also many representations of those dialects by people who speak with those dialects or similarly empathise with those dialects because they themselves are a different non-standard english dialect speaker
let me even clearer right now: writing a dialect in your fiction can be an act of resistance
i mean if you are seriously suggesting to me that writers like toni morrison should not have written dialect into their works then you might need to have a sit down