South Park 11x02 - Cartman Sucks
i’ve worked with a lot of universities that use the “consent is sexy” motto, and i get why they do it (it’s a marketing thing). but i do think it downplays the absolute necessity of consent. consent isn’t important because it makes things sexier. it’s important because it prevents rape.
YES. EXACTLY. THANK YOU.
Every time I see an *Activist Cause* is Sexy slogan being used this ^^ is always the response I have toward it. “Environmentalism is Sexy.” Yeah, maybe…but it’s also the only hope the human race has for survival. "Reading is Sexy." Okay, but shouldn’t you do that for loads of other reasons? “Peace is Sexy.” I guess? But…like…”not sexy” are not the words I would choose to describe war. Gruesome and tragic are a couple that come to mind, though. Why do we need things to be “sexy” in order to encourage people to do them? Not only does the “Consent is Sexy” campaign dilute the severe necessity of consent during sexual interractions, it also says something about the way in which we approach social causes. We should not be concerned about “sexy” and "cool" and "trendy" and whatever else when it comes to matters that involve concepts such as “basic human decency” or simply just….not raping people. These words are heavily dependent on social constructs and are fleeting at best. You shouldn’t not engage in rape because it will make you “sexy.” You should not engage in rape…because it’s rape. That’s it. That’s all. That’s enough. Sexy or not…consent is mandatory.
Just a few weeks ago, Marvel announced that Captain America would become the next superhero to piss off white fans and become a black person. Commenters on the website threatened to burn their Captain America shirts and ragequit the Marvel fandom. One even said that Marvel was ruining his favorite superhero. Another said that Captain America should always be white because he’s an ICON (sic). White audiences have grown increasingly critical of what they view as “politically correct” culture, in which people of color are being thrown into roles that are historically white simply to please some unspoken rule of diversity.
These commenters, wherever they may pop up on the internet, typically try to phrase their racism in an objective way. They claim that their outrage isn’t because the new character is black, but because the change alters canon, or is historically inaccurate, or is done only for financial reasons. “What if Black Panther became white?” fans often ask, suggesting that the same kind of backlash would be warranted for if the inverse example ever occurred.
And here we have Exodus: Gods and Kings, a movie starring a white guy playing Moses. Moses is a Hebrew born in Africa to an Israeli mother but raised by an Egyptian family. Christian Bale playing Moses is a change of canon. It is historically inaccurate. It is done for financial reason, because Christian Bale is a box office draw. It certainly looks like Exodus fulfills all the checkboxes white fans find so offensive when a black character happens to wander into their line of sight. Yet, there’s so far been nothing but silence from white audiences about the upcoming Christmas blockbuster. Why isn’t anyone threatening to burn their Moses shirts and convert to Buddhism?” —
You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.
i am very stressed
so i took Jason Todd
the Red Hood
scourge of Gotham’s underworld
and i covered him in kittens
(it’s actually from a headcanon wherein Tim has a cat and the cat is a demon, but then the cat has kittens and every single one of them latches on to Jason and adores him. he is quickly overwhelmed.
kittens in his boots, kittens in his helmet, kittens in his jacket, and Tim will do nothing to help him he just takes pictures and puts them online.)
Have we ever discussed the fact that 2001 - 2012 Disney channel’s shows all had strong female leads, with the exception of Zack and Cody but they had a black man in charge, a smart poor white blonde girl and a dumb rich Asian so still beautifully diverse.
Disney was 100% female empowerment and showed diversity. Who did they employ to create the shit they have today?
Of the shows with girls as leads, two of them were POC and their heritage was actively acknowledged throughout the show.
We have a Wizards of Waverly Place episode featuring a quincenera and we have That’s So Raven, which actually did a lot to talk about body image and addressed the issue of antiblack racism.
Now there’s a stupid show with a dog that can talk.
Does anyone have that cap of someone yelling, “KNOWING THOR IS NOT A RELIGION”? I’ve been laughing about it for two days but I haven’t been able to find it again.