blaming people who talk shit about the appearance of conventionally attractive women on the body positive movement
this is!! a symptom of!! misogyny!!! patriarchy has so much to gain from every woman being insecure about her appearance and women judging other women!!!!! people who have never even heard of body positive or fat acceptance hate on conventionally attractive women because society has encouraged it since time began!!!!!!! the fact that some people who try to be body positive also have internalized misogyny (that yes, they should work to get rid of) does not mean that it is the origin of that hatred!!!!!!!!!
someone needs to turn down that sass level
Two things to know about Canada!
- We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot.
- We are sorry if you don’t
A few things you need to know about this hot coffee case:
- It wasn’t an issue of the coffee being because no fucking shit coffee is hot, but McDonald’s had over heated their water to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 121C. Not just hot, but really FUCKING hot. Your fancy Starbucks lattes are brewed to 150 degrees.
- The 79 year old woman had this cup of 250F (121C) coffee between her legs when it spilled so 250F (121C) coffee spilled on her genitals
- She got third degree burns…on her genitals. THIRD DEGREE.
- She had to have skin grafts to repair the damage
- When she sued McDonald’s, it wasn’t for millions of dollars, it was for $20,000 to cover hospital costs and court fees. 20-fucking-thousand.
- McDonald’s settled and changed their heating policy, but not before making her sign a gag order keeping her from talking about this case
- So she had to live on hearing little shits like you call her stupid and money-grubbing, and other horrendous stuff because she dared ask the company in the wrong to fix what they fucked up.
I know I’ve reblogged this before tonight but so help me god, I will keep reblogging this with the proper information so everyone can maybe learn not to be an asshole. Like I said before, next person to mock this woman can have 250F (121C) water poured on their dick or lady dick and see how you like it.
So sit the fuck down, Canada.
Slow clap it out for the hot piece of sass that is my rp partner.
Awww I love the smell of smug superiority and bullshit being owned by facts.
No but the Doctor’s real name is
I don’t get why everyone cares about his name before he graduated and picked a new one. That was over a thousand time lord years ago guys
Like if someone gets married and they change their name you don’t say “Well Sarah Jones isn’t your REAL name, you USED to be Sarah Washington.” He changed his name to The Doctor y’all. It’s The Doctor.
calling someone’s religious beliefs “fairy tales” or “fiction” does not make you look cool or edgy it makes you look like an asshole
there’s a grief that can’t be spoken. there’s a pain goes on and on. empty chairs at empty tables. now my friends are dead and gone.
There’s a difference between enjoying something that’s problematic and excusing something that’s problematic because you enjoy it.
To see how Tarzan’s body would move while sliding down a log,Glen Keane along with the animators based his movement on that of pro skateboarder Tony Hawk while on his skateboard.
(Source: , via thegodawfulgatsby)
I don’t want to carry a gun. I don’t want a gun in my house. I don’t want a gun in my car or in my purse. I don’t want a gun in a kindergarten classroom. I don’t want everyone drinking at the bar with me to have a gun. I don’t want my neighbor to have a gun when I pass them walking my dog. I don’t want to be near a gun.
Just… no. I don’t have some grand point with this. I would not be safer if I had a gun. If the gun were ever fired, it would almost certainly be by mistake, and the bullet would probably end up in me. I’ve fired guns before. They are heavy and loud and scary. Gun ownership is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. And it certainly shouldn’t be something we push on every U.S. citizen on the misguided logic that it would make us safer.
say it with me now
do not fucking tell me someone with abusive parents “had it easy” just because the abuse wasn’t physical or sexual
Vote green party
If the handful of people in this country who are as flamingly liberal as I am voted green party, all that would succeed in doing is making Republicans president from here to eternity.
I have my ideals. I also am aware of reality. Voting for the green party in federal elections will not advance the majority of my political beliefs in any meaningful way and is not the most effective use of my time, energy, or political resources. Local elections…let’s talk. But when it comes to voting for president of the country, you’ve got to be fucking kidding me if you think that’s going to get you anywhere close to your political goals or ideals.
- So guys
- can we talk about how ‘having emotions’ is not a weakness
- because it’s not
- it’s called being human
- and a woman who is in touch with her emotions is not inherently weaker than a woman who remains detached or aloof
- a woman who wants to talk about and confront her feelings, no matter what those feelings are, is not inherently weaker than a woman who keeps her cards close to her chest
- a woman who mostly makes decisions based on her emotions rather than logic is not stupid or incapable
- okay has that sunk in
- if not please watch homeland thanks
cc: sherlock writers
this was a tag on my post from whenever the hell it was about white male ships and i feel like it is super super accurate about fandom on this website.
shipping =/= supporting queer rights
YEAH. FOR SEVEN FUCKING YEARS, YOU UNGRATEFUL LITTLE SHIT.
Oh you know, while also emotionally and verbally abusing the fuck out of multiple generations of children, doing irreparable damage to their esteem, being a fuck-awful teacher, and probably doing a vast disservice to the wizarding world given how many careers required potions. But you know, he was on the right side in the end, so that makes it all better.
No. Don’t get me wrong, I like Snape as a character, he’s fascinating and complex and sarcastic and I get the fangirling. But, however heroic his final actions might have been (and individual actions throughout the series) that does not excuse his behavior and does not require a child, an abused child, to be anything other than shocked that what he saw as just one more tormentor in his life was actually trying to help him despite treating him like shit.
In my opinion Harry naming a child after him went above and beyond the call of gratitude and selflessness.
This is accurate ^
lol snape stans
Harry Potter fandom is one of the worst ever at trying to excuse abusive behavior.
Part of the reason I started this blog specifically is to tackle the problem that is how idiotic Sherlock Holmes fans are reacting to the show Elementary starring the ridiculously good-looking duo that is Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Now I don’t care if you dislike Elementary because you hate procedurals (though, I will ask you what you’re doing in the Sherlock Holmes fandom considering Sir Conan Doyle basically invented the procedural) or if you have some vendetta against CBS for killing your dog — that’s fine. You are entitled to your opinion as long as that opinion isn’t stupid.
If you need an example of what a stupid opinion looks like, give this vile article a read. Here, Victoria Coren decides to be horribly offended by the idea of Lucy Liu as Watson because she is a woman, and because of her race:
Meanwhile, Lucy Liu is worried that people will see only the gender change to her character and miss another excellent improvement to the rubbish old original story, telling the Times: “It was a very big deal for me to play an Asian-American in Charlie’s Angels; Watson’s ethnicity is also a big deal”, as if someone had bet her £100 that she couldn’t cause at least three Conan Doyle fans to suffer a pulmonary embolism.
Personally, I’d like to press Liu’s face into a bowl of cold pea soup for that statement. It’s not just her failure to distinguish between creating a new character and mangling a beloved old one (Tread softly! You tread on my dreams!), but the triumphant tone over such an appalling and offensive racial change. Let me be clear: I rather like the idea of an Asian Watson, but American? God save us all.
First of all - the last time I checked, “American” wasn’t a race.
But more to the point, in this quote, she is actually offended by Lucy Liu pointing out that having an Asian-American in a lead role on prime time television is a big deal. Coren seems to believe that filling a major role with a minority actress “mangl[es] a beloved” character.
In the past, John Watson has been portrayed by an overweight cartoon mouse (in what I think is one of the best Holmes adaptations ever), a cyborg, a dog, and a tomato — but reinventing him as an Asian-American Woman is considered mangling? I’m sorry. What? What? An American actor can play Holmes and no one cares because he fakes an accent — Christ, Batman was Welsh and I can’t find a lot of Batman fans who want to drown Christian Bale in soup. (Although, he probably could do with a bit to soothe the dry rasp that is his Batman voice, poor dear.)
The real problem, though, is that the people involved in the series think they are doing something good for women by castrating detective fiction’s greatest sidekick. And this is stupid. There is a massive logical flaw they aren’t spotting – which does not bode well for an interpretation of literature’s most logical mind.
There are only two possibilities. One: it will make no material difference that Watson is female, the relationship between the characters will remain the same and this is just a bit of visual “freshening up”, akin to making a version of Wind in the Willows where the mole is a giraffe. In which case, it simply reinforces the idea that women (and, indeed, “Asian-Americans”) in film and television are cast purely for how they look.
Or, the female Watson will behave differently and relate differently, in which case they will (in giving a familiar character a different personality when he changes sex) appear to be saying something about gender. But the first thing they’re saying is that it’s appropriate to have a woman in the junior role: the follower, the admirer, the helpmeet. Which is where women have been on screen for years already.
To put it another way: if they do want to make a feminist statement, they should cast Lucy Liu as Holmes, not Watson. And if they don’t, they should give the poor old doctor his balls back.
So, what Victoria is suggesting here is that the series is damned no matter what it does with Watson, which is an opinion she has formed not only without watching the series but without reading anything that the creators have said regarding the role. But that’s only half the problem.
She is implying that Dr. Watson has always been exactly the same character. That Nigel Bruce was David Burke was Jude Law — and that is simply not the case. The character can change, has changed, and will continue to change — just like Holmes has.
As for the incredibly tone-deaf claims that making Watson a woman “castrates” him - well, Coren’s definition of a woman as nothing more than a castrated man is incredibly problematic (but sadly widespread in the more thoughtless examples of sexist rhetoric), and probably requires a separate post to deal with that would slip out of the scope of this blog. And then, her fear that Elementary has cast a woman once again as a “side-kick” might have been assuaged had she bothered to watch Elementary before reviewing it: Joan Watson is presented as a character with her own problems & her own back story, and thus far in the series (which isn’t very far at all) she’s proceeded to put Sherlock in his place a number of times, has been a crucial ally in solving a case & is as conflicted and active a character as Holmes is. In fact, I will say she is one of the most fleshed out and interesting Watson-revamps yet because she isn’t just a bumbling biographer, heaping loads of praise on Holmes. I like it when Holmes and Watson have equally important roles, and in Elementary the simple truth is that they do.
Of course, I’d also be quick to challenge anyone who thought Watson was only the follower, the admirer, the helpmeet to a more in-depth debate about Conan Doyle canon because I think how the character was presented and how he’s remembered in public consciousness are two very different things indeed. But, I digress.
Coren also argues that if Watson being female makes “no material difference” to Holmes’ and Watson’s relationship, then Liu will be nothing more than window dressing on a tried and true Holmes & Watson dynamic. This to me seems to run right over an incredibly important point: if Watson’s gender makes no material difference in his/her friendship with Holmes, isn’t that a pretty strong statement about the nature of platonic male/female relationships, a subject so often dealt with in stupid, hackneyed ways by sitcoms stuck in the Victorian marriage plot? Wouldn’t a completely platonic hetero Holmes & Watson friendship be a new and refreshing addition to our prime time network options? When was the last time we saw a man and a woman on television working together, caring deeply for each other, and not sleeping together? How on earth can one simply brush that off as “visual ‘freshening up?’” Coren’s inability to believe that a woman will add anything to a role aside from her physical appearance shows a pretty shocking short-sightedness when it comes to media portrayals of gender relations.
On the subject of Lucy Liu as Holmes: Yes, of course a female Holmes would be great and I think Lucy would be an excellent casting choice! However, I can’t help but feel (after all that garbage Coren spewed about an ‘offensive race change’) that it’s something she’s tacked on at the end of the article and doesn’t really believe. And frankly, it’s hard to believe after her reaction to poor male Dr. Watson being “mangled” by a vagina that she’d have had a much better reaction to a female Holmes.
I have a policy of trying very hard not to compare Elementary and Sherlock — mostly because when we do, fans on either side get a bit cross-eyed for one reason or another. But I would like to pose a question to Victoria Coren or anyone else: How on earth can you claim to be a feminist and then complain about a woman taking on a lead role and an iconic character without talking about the ridiculously misogynistic portrayal of women in BBC Sherlock? If we’re talking about women in media, I think the disempowerment of Irene Adler — who was changed from a proto-feminist character to Moriarty’s pawn — deserves a mention. But then, I don’t find the BBC version’s unexplained decision to transform Adler from an American woman into a British one warrants calling out “God save us all,” so clearly my priorities are skewed.
The only mention Coren makes of the BBC series is this one:
Benedict Cumberbatch was reportedly rattled by the news that his old friend Jonny is essaying the Great Detective. But Cumberbatch has been stitched up by dodgy press before, too often for me to believe he could be remotely bothered by any threat to the wondrous Sherlock – particularly not in the form of a CBS version in which Holmes is a drug addict fresh out of New York rehab, with an assistant of whom the audience will ask (explained the executive producer in an interview): “Can they have a friendship without that turning into something sexual?”
To which I could respond, but as it happens, Benedict Cumberbatch already has. At the Cheltenham Literary Festival, he had the following things to say about Elementary:
“Under no circumstances would I want Jonny to have anything but rip roaring success. First and foremost he is my friend – it would be pathetic. I made a joke, which doesn’t translate when written (something I’ve learned this summer). I’ve seen him and it’s fantastic. It’s really good and you should all watch it. He’s stunning to watch – he really knows what he’s doing. He asked if I was alright with it – I said of course I am. Don’t take me out of context. Lucy Liu is wonderful – it’s another great relationship.”
And Benedict, I couldn’t agree more.