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Fri May 24, 2013, 02:49 PM

Love this quote from Hayao Miyazaki - had to share

"Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don't think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They'll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man." -- Hayao Miyazaki

I've been a huge fan ever since I saw Nausicaš . I love so many of his movies and so do my girls.

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Reply Love this quote from Hayao Miyazaki - had to share (Original post)
redqueen May 2013 OP
think4yourself May 2013 #1
redqueen May 2013 #4
Moliere May 2013 #2
redqueen May 2013 #3
kickysnana May 2013 #5
redqueen May 2013 #6

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 03:13 PM

1. Big fan here too!

Thanks for sharing that quote.

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Response to think4yourself (Reply #1)

Fri May 24, 2013, 03:36 PM

4. My pleasure!

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 03:19 PM

2. Agreed on Miyazaki

All of his movies never raise the question of gender as a plus or minus, it just is. Princess Mononoke? She leads the battle against the corruption. Kiki's? Spirited Away? Ponyo? All have strong, intelligent girls as protagonists. If you ever get to Tokyo go to the Studio Ghibli Museum. Amazing stuff...

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Response to Moliere (Reply #2)

Fri May 24, 2013, 03:35 PM

3. And then there's his philosophy on the flawed concept of good and evil...

And his art, unreal... now I have to share a popular example that I keep seeing on tumblr.



Gorgeous.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 06:05 PM

5. Nice idealism but in reality we need each other.

I was the first woman to complete my schools Biomedical Technician Course in 1981 but I was being black balled by the electronics theory teacher. I was giving right answers and he was marking them wrong. The class was independent study with the requirement you did not get your answer sheets back after a chance to quick reread the answers to see where you went wrong. My all male classmates finally got me to tell them why I was so blue. I did not want special treatment I just wanted equal treatment and they agreed. They took it upon themselves to speak (?) to him and he called me in the next day and I took the test again, gave the same correct answers and I passed.

One of my saviors was a Vietnam Vet, a husband and father who died of cancer before he or I got a chance to graduate. He had been doused in Agent Orange.

Happy Veteran's Day Ken

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Response to kickysnana (Reply #5)

Fri May 24, 2013, 06:26 PM

6. He didn't say otherwise...

"They'll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior."

Some people do need saviors, I guess. I think his point is that all girls don't need them, especially not simply because they're girls.

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