How I Feel At This Exact Second Comics
If we really saw war, what war does to young minds and bodies, it would be impossible to embrace the myth of war. If we had to stand over the mangled corpses of schoolchildren killed in Afghanistan and listen to the wails of their parents, we would not be able to repeat clichés we use to justify war. This is why war is carefully sanitized. This is why we are given war’s perverse and dark thrill but are spared from seeing war’s consequences. The mythic visions of war keep it heroic and entertaining…
The wounded, the crippled, and the dead are, in this great charade, swiftly carted offstage. They are war’s refuse. We do not see them. We do not hear them. They are doomed, like wandering spirits, to float around the edges of our consciousness, ignored, even reviled. The message they tell is too painful for us to hear. We prefer to celebrate ourselves and our nation by imbibing the myths of glory, honor, patriotism, and heroism, words that in combat become empty and meaningless.
This is a slippery slope that the republicans will never admit or recognize because they believe obscene amounts of untraceable money will help them in elections. This is corporate fascism that republicans condone 100%.
This type of semantic squabbling is a very effective way of getting women to shut up. After all, most of us grew up learning that being a good girl was all about putting other people’s feelings ahead of our own. We aren’t supposed to say what we think if there’s a chance it might upset somebody else or, worse, make them angry. So we stifle our speech with apologies, caveats and soothing sounds. We reassure our friends and loved ones that “you’re not one of those men who hate women”.
What we don’t say is: of course not all men hate women. But culture hates women, so men who grow up in a sexist culture have a tendency to do and say sexist things, often without meaning to. We aren’t judging you for who you are but that doesn’t mean we’re not asking you to change your behaviour. What you feel about women in your heart is of less immediate importance than how you treat them on a daily basis.
You can be the gentlest, sweetest man in the world yet still benefit from sexism. That’s how oppression works.
The bolded portions. Yes. All of this rings true. I cannot speak to a male without having this thrown in my face.
“Racism is not dead. It’s not. And that’s why this film is so important. To understand American society today, it starts with these kinds of stories, and the fact that they haven’t been dealt with yet. There’s work to be done. There are apologies that need to be sought and apologies that need to be offered. And that’s on a political level and a social level and an individual level and a communal level”
CONGRATULATIONS on your Screen Actor’s Guild award, Lupita!! :D
As am I.
I think we all want someone to look at us the same way the characters of The Lord of the Rings look at their significant other.
Imagining Sam looking at me the way he looks at Rosie literally made tears come to my eyes. I want Sam to love me so much. He admires her so much, and there’s such tenderness in his eyes… Just…. ::melt::
do you ever start your period and think
"well that explains a lot"
when i find myself in times of trouble, remus lupin comes to me speaking words of wisdom
i’m steven moffat i think teenage girls are silly and stupid but i’m not sexist check out my rad awesome feminism also i write so many STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS look how much they sass and flirt. all sass and flirt. every female character. my female characters are so deep and mysterious they all have interesting pasts with a cool special twist. you’ll never guess what the twist is. go on, guess. ok haha the twist is that their entire life revolves around the central male character WOW GOD I’M SO INVENTIVE THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE