“I am passionate about everything in my life — first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that’s a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I’m a woman, but because it’s such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society.”—bell hooks (via twocatsandatrombone)
my darling lily *tackle hugs* please post ALL THE THINGS i love everything you post dear. but i know what you mean, im feeling that way at uni a lot. but, yeah, know you can totally spam my askbox if/whenever you need. LOVE YOU BB :3 XOXO
HARRIET I MISS YOU. I bought a card for you ages ago, but I haven’t sent it because I didn’t know whether to use your home address or to send it to you at uni! If it’s the latter, drop your addy in my ask mmkay? How’s uni going btw? Love you too, bb. <333
I MISS YOOOU! *HUGS TIGHTLY*. My home address is fine! I still go home on weekends and my midyear break is coming up in a week-ish too, so that address is best :) Uni is alright, it’s tough, and I’ve really not enjoyed some of it. Literature has, sadly, been a trial and I’ve really hated it, but a lot of that has (it seems) been down to the texts and the tutor…and the lecturer/unit chair - next semester looks better, so, fingers crossed. How goes your studies? Much love *clings* <3
So in one week we’ve got three cannibal cases in Florida, a man spitting blood all over a highway patrol officer, another man disemboweling himself and then throwing his intestines at two police officers, and a woman beheading her infant and eating it’s brain…….
“The movie is preceded by a short film titled Cartoons of Disney Channel’s Past in theaters, which shows what characters from previous Disney Channel cartoons such as “Kim Possible”, “Lilo & Stitch”, and “American Dragon: Jake Long” have been doing since their shows’ cancellation.”
“From a philosophical perspective, people with an illness are considered ‘people first’. Neither illness nor disability determines personhood; humanity defines a person. Because an individual who experiences a mental illness should not defined by the illness, current usage prefers language such as ‘a person who has experienced mental illness’ or ‘a person with schizophrenia’ rather than ‘a schizophrenic’.”—Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health (via disabledtalk)
They even have a convenient form letter set up for members and other interested parties to contact Marvel and DC to express their horror. The pre-printed text includes phrases like (trigger warnings for homophobia):
“I am extremely disappointed that you would use a children’s superhero character to help endorse same-sex marriage and glorify the homosexual lifestyle.”
“It is disgusting that your company would participate in introducing sexual orientation to children…”
“Your company is damaging impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light.”
According to One Million Moms, “Your email letter will be sent to key executives at DC Comics (Warner Bros. Entertainment Company) and Marvel (Disney).”
The wonderful thing about this form letter is that the entire text is editable and deletable. I just used it to send a letter of high praise to both companies for their representations of gender and sexual minorities (along with apologies for the campaign that provided me with a quick and convenient way to contact them in the first place).
Why not join me in using One Million Moms’ awful form letter for good? Send a letter thanking Marvel and DC for their recent actions! Send a letter requesting more of them! Do as you like, but hey, let’s corrupt the original purpose of that letter beyond recognition. Let’s show Marvel, DC and anyone else out there just how much of a minority bigots like One Million Moms are.
I love that the main thing the OMM campaign has achieved, other than making everyone more furious at them, is alerting me to all the new comic books I need to buy - looking forward to Astonishing X-Men #51!
It’s actually a good thing that the zombie apocalypse starts in Florida because then the zombies only have one way to go and that’s straight up into trigger happy redneck territory. I give it two weeks before monster trucks and mullets save us.
“Not being assaulted is not a privilege to be earned through the judicious application of personal safety strategies. A woman should be able to walk down the street at 4 in the morning in nothing but her socks, blind drunk, without being assaulted, and I, for one, am not going to do anything to imply that she is in any way responsible for her own assault if she fails to Adequately Protect Herself. Men aren’t helpless dick-driven maniacs who can’t help raping a vulnerable woman. It disrespects EVERYONE.”—