REMEMBER WHEN THE IMPORTANT PART OF SANJI’S CHARACTER WASN’T THAT HE GOT A NOSEBLEED AT THE SIGHT OF BOOBS BUT THAT HE WAS A CHEF WHO KNEW THE SUFFERING OF ALMOST STARVING TO DEATH AND VOWED TO MAKE SURE THAT FATE DIDN’T BEFALL ANYONE ELSE EVEN IF THEY WERE HIS ENEMY
REMEMBER WHEN SANJI TOOK HELLA PRIDE IN HIS CULINARY ABILITIES AND HIS NUMBER ONE RAGE TRIGGER WAS TO SEE SOMEONE WASTING FOOD?
REMEMBER WHEN SANJI WAS A TOUGH TALKING THUG WHO’D BEEN RAISED BY SCOUNDRELS AND HAD NO RESPECT FOR OTHERS BUT ACTUALLY DEEPLY CARED ABOUT HOLDING UP HIS VOWS AND PROTECTING THOSE HE WAS CLOSE TO??
JUST ONCE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ARC’S SANJI BOSS BATTLE NOT BE ABOUT SOMEONE DISREPSECTING A WOMAN, BUT BE ABOUT SEEING SOMEONE WASTE FOOD AND GETTING REALLY PISSED. OR SEEING SOMEONE HURT ONE OF HIS MALE CREW MATES AND BEING LIKE “YKNOW WHAT ONLY I GET TO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THEM AND ITS ONLY WHEN THEYRE STEALING GRUB FROM MY KITCHEN. GET READY TO DIE.”
SANJI IS THE ONLY ONE PIECE CHARACTER I CAN THINK OF WHOSE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SHOWS REGRESSION NOT PROGRESSION. EVERYONE ELSE THAT I CAN THINK OF GOT MORE FLESHED OUT AND LIKABLE AND BETTER PEOPLE OVER TIME WHILE SANJI BECAME MORE 2 DIMENSIONAL AND TROPE-LIKE AND AN ASSHOLE OVER TIME.
Originally, in the 20s and 30s, the stereotype of someone who was schizophrenic was the housewife who was sad and withdrawn, and would not do her duties as a housewife; would not do the housework. This was the typical case of schizophrenia. And then, in the 60s, something shifted. The actual criteria for schizophrenia shifted. A lot of psychiatrists and hospitals and police were encountering young, angry black men who were part of the civil rights movement. Who were part of the riots – the uprisings – in the Black Power movement. Who were angry. Who were perceiving a conspiracy of power against them, that was called paranoia. They would see it is white privilege, but it was called paranoia. And so we actually see the diagnositc criteria for schizophrenia change. So now you have anger and paranoia and hostility being included as criteria, whereas 30 years before they hadn’t been. Because the stereotype has changed. So there’s a way in which the DSM and the perspectives of the psychiatrists and the doctors who were giving these diagnoses is thoroughly politically constructed, and thoroughly dependent on the culture and context that they’re within.
for anyone interested in reading more about how schizophrenia moved from being a diagnosis assigned to white, middle-class women to one used to pathologize and institutionalize noncompliant black men in the 1960s, jonathan metzl’s the protest psychosis: how schizophrenia became a black disease is a good place to start. i have a PDF scan of it, too — just ask.
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Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…
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