Character: Femme 11th Doctor
Series: Doctor Who
Character: Femme 11th Doctor
Series: Doctor Who
I think Dr. Nerdlove broke down male privilege perfectly in this article. I just wanted to share this here.
“Male privilege – again – is about what men can expect as the default setting for society. A man isn’t going to have everything about him filtered through the prism of his gender first. A man, for example, who gets a job isn’t going to face with suggestions that his attractiveness or that his willingness to perform sexual favors was a factor in his being hired, nor will he be shrugged off as a “quota hire”. A man isn’t expected to be a representative of his sex in all things; if he fails at a job, it’s not going to be extrapolated that all men are unfit for that job. A man who’s strong-willed or aggressive won’t be denigrated for it, nor are men socialized to “go along to get along”. A man can expect to have his opinion considered, not dismissed out of hand because of his sex. When paired with a woman who’s of equal status, the man can expect that most of the world will assume that he’s the one in charge. And, critically, a man doesn’t have to continually view the world through the lens of potential violence and sexual assault … The reason why male privilege is so insidious is because of the insistence that it doesn’t exist in the first place. That willful ignorance is key in keeping it in place; by pretending that the issue doesn’t exist, it is that much easier to ensure that nothing ever changes.”
Characters: Woody and Buzz
Yeah, this basically sums up my unpopular preference for Fahrenheit as a measurement of temperature.
I want a number (usually positive) that will describe my personal experience of the weather. That is all I want a temperature scale to do: I want it to give me a large number when it is hot and a very small number, or even a negative one, when it is cold.
I realize there are culinary/scientific/medical reasons to cite temperatures as well, but what I MOST need temperature to do is express the relationship between the air and my skin.
[Image: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat.Text reads: “Body: I’ll move and eat but I’m gonna be all sad about it. Me: Gettin’ real tired of your shit body!”]
Based off the “Getting real tired of your shit Master Wayne!” comic. Because seriously, body. SERIOUSLY?!
Zach you have officially infiltrated every single part of my internet life with this meme
August 5, 2012
Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca and the BSA National Executive Board
1325 Walnut Hill Lane PO Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015
Dear Mr. Mazzuca and the Board,
It is with a heavy heart that I resign my Eagle Scout and return this badge to you. The Boy Scouts decision to exclude gay scouts and families, as well as its continued exclusion of atheists, means that I can no longer continue to be part of, or support, the organization that I have loved for the majority of my life. Let me be unequivocally clear about this: YOU ARE WRONG! I do not know if it will take 5 months, 5 years, or 50 years, but there WILL be a day that the Boy Scouts look back at this ruling with shame and disgust. It appears that the Boy Scouts will wait until membership dwindles, volunteers become scarce, and Eagle Scout fathers withhold their sons from joining before they admit that all people deserve respect and that inclusion is the only acceptable policy.
I am incensed by Deron Smith’s comments that 50,000 scouts earn their Eagle Scout a year and only a few had returned their badges in protest. How dare you try to marginalize such a gut-wrenching decision on our part! One Eagle Scout cutting his ties with the Boy Scouts is one too many, and the fact that more and more are doing so should be a clear signal to the Boy Scouts that this policy is abhorrent.
To this day, I can recite the Scout Law from memory: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. I still consider these my core values and I try to live by them every day. I know the 11 years I spent in Scouting from ages 7 - 18 helped make me the man I am today. Unfortunately, the policy of exclusion that the Scouts have just reinforced stands in direct conflict with the Scout Law.
- I cannot consider myself trustworthy if I turn my back on people when they most need it.
- I am not loyal to my friends who are homosexual or atheists/agnostics if I choose to exclude them from something that can be such a positive influence in their lives.
- I cannot be helpful if I refuse to take a stand because it is too difficult.
- My definition of friendly does not include making others feel bad about themselves, especially at a time in their lives when they need comfort and support the most.
- Being courteous means you are polite, and it is never polite to point out someone’s differences to publicly shame them.
- Kindness has to extend to everyone, not just the people I identify with the most.
- Obedience requires you to dutifully comply, and I will not comply with the Boy Scouts misguided rules but with a much higher rule, The Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
- I refuse to cheerfully tell another person that they do not deserve my respect because of their sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
- Being thrifty is to be thriving, prosperous, or successful. How can I view my life as successful or prosperous if it comes at the expense of making others feel worse?
- Brave is not standing up for your beliefs; brave is standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
- How can I claim to be clean if the act of excluding people who are different makes me feel so dirty?
- To be reverent is to show a gesture of deep respect, and I respect anyone who wants to join an organization with the goal of improving themselves.
Years ago, I almost sent back my Eagle Scout over your exclusion of atheists. I wish I had taken this stand earlier, but at least I still have the opportunity to remedy that. It was not easy for me to make this decision because I am so proud of being an Eagle Scout. I know with a concrete certainty that Scouting helped me form the values that I hold so dear today. It is because these values are so strong that I have the will power to stand up to an organization that I love and make such a difficult choice. Until the day that the Boy Scouts recognize that all young men deserve respect and compassion, I will refer to myself as a “former Eagle Scout.” I look forward to the day that I can proudly say that I support the Boy Scouts again, but unfortunately that day is not today.
Phillip Scott Mosier
Eagle Scout, 1997 - 2012
Troop 106 – Costa Mesa, CA
David Tennant in places he should have been.
Yes. Anime sucks. Despite it being an art form, every single anime looks exactly the same. From the untrained eye (IE: People who don’t watch animes every day of their lives), it looks as though every character set is the same, the stories are all the same (something supernatural happens, someone with special powers needs to stop it, usually a love interest involved), hell, even the line between Anime and Ecchi/Hentai is starting to blur! At least with every other art form there’s a massive amount of variation. It doesn’t help that it’s things like Anime that makes everyone think that the story they’re obsessed with is the first and only time it will ever happen (Hunger Games/Battle Royale, anyone?)
I have a feeling someone has only watched shoujo anime…
Yes because Cowboy Bebop looks exactly like Sailor Moon.
And the characterization in Miyuzaki films is all the same.
Paprika was soooo ecchi and it’s plot line was exactly the same as Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.
And you know, it’s crazy how similar Blood the Last Vampire and Tenchi Muyo look!
Look, I’m not saying every anime is amazing. There’s some shitty anime out there but anime is NOT A GENRE. ANIME IS LITERALLY JUST ANIMATION MADE IN JAPAN.
Anime’s quality and budgets vary as much as the American movie industry and if you’ve ever sat down and watched an American pie movie, you know sometimes that shit gets bad.
Yes, there are stock genres and plots, just like every action movie is the same movie over and over.
But I get the impression this person has never actually sat down through a series that wasn’t on Cartoon Network or parts of it were just being displayed on the internet and they got a jist.
Also the plot line of “something supernatural happens, someone with special powers needs to stop it, a love interest is involved” just described almost EVERY SUPER HERO COMIC AND MOVIE TO EXIST EVER.
That vague ass description also covers Supernatural, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, like almost any movie or show with supernatural elements in it.
Also, as if this post couldn’t get anymore ignorant and uninformed, Battle Royale was not an anime or even a manga in it’s original form. It’s actually a pretty famous Japanese novel that has a place in literary history.
You are completely right. All anime looks EXACTLY the same.
I know I can’t tell the difference.
And all anime are about “(something supernatural happens, someone with special powers needs to stop it, usually a love interest involved)”
God, right? Remember Wandering Son? All the supernatural happenings and special powers?! Ugh.
Plot Summary: Shuicihi Nitori appears to be a shy and quiet preteen boy, when he transfers to a new school he quickly makes friends with the tomboyish Yoshino Takatsuki who sits next to him. It soon becomes apparent that both Shucihi and Yoshino are more than simply a sensitive boy and masculine girl, they both are transgendered. Together they decide to take the first steps toward becoming the people they want to be.
An age-appropriate quiet and thoughtful story about transgender preteens? UGH. SO PREDICTABLE. DONE A THOUSAND TIMES. ALSO TOTALLY SUPERNATURAL.
Or that other one? Beck Mongolian Chop Squad?
Plot Summary: Tanaka Yukio, better known by his nickname Koyuki is a 14 year old who feels disconnected from life in general. Through the act of saving a mismatched dog, he meets guitarist Minami Ryuusuke, and becomes involved in Ryuusuke’s new band BECK. Koyuki’s life starts to change as the band struggles towards fame.
God, I remember all the giant mechas and magical girls in that one. Like when the negaverse attacked their first concert? Saw it coming a mile away.
As we all know, media in the west never has repeating themes or stories.
You have schooled me! I guess I’ll just have to dismiss the major storytelling medium of an entire non-white nation now that you’ve explained to me that they’re all the same (gee, that doesn’t sound familiar at all) and that they in general suck.
Thanks for the lesson!
Original by Manadyne
This comic just appeared on my dash and I felt I needed to share, whether posted or not, the fact is, if this was an actual scene I feel like I could have forgiven Mako’s character and it would have redeemed him for the most part for me.
The main argument for Mako’s actions is that he’s a teenage boy and he makes mistakes. I think anyone makes mistakes but what most people aren’t realizing is that Mako didn’t learn from his mistakes, he didn’t apologize for any of them, and no one except Asami called him out on his bullshit and then he proceeded to ignore what she says and her as a person until before the final battle.
Mako is allowed to make mistakes, Korra is allowed to make mistakes, anyone on this show is allowed to make mistakes. It’s just how any character plans on redeeming themselves and growing from those mistakes that matters to me. Because Mako sure as hell didn’t redeem himself or grow from his mistakes.
If we had gotten just a brief moment like this in the show it would have done SO MUCH for Mako’s character. Instead, we get an ambiguous good-bye scene that never really clarifies if Mako and Asami actually broke up before he went and declared “omgz luv 5 life” with Korra. God help me, I want to love all of these characters but poor writing makes that so hard.
I’m someone who’s pretty happy with the season and everyone in it (I can’t help it…I just liked it). But a scene like this would have been wonderful and would have cleared up so many things. All of Mako’s poor choices and bad handling? Acknowledged and shown as unintentionally hurtful, but him sorry for the hurt none the less. Asami? FLAWLESS BAMF AS ALWAYS who is sad but not broken over things. The Masami relationship? Shown as a learning experience for them both but left as a failed venture that has given them a friendship instead.
The season would have been so much better with something like this.
If I were to call my friend and say “hey, I’m sorry, but I’ve come down with a really bad cold and I can’t come out tonight because I feel like...
I WILL PULL YOUR BRAINS OUT THROUGH YOUR NASAL CAVITY YOU LOUD MUSIC PUMPING DOUCHEBAGS
I HAVE TO BE UP AT 4AM TOMORROW
Let the Facebook parade of “Happy Birthday“‘s from people I haven’t spoken to in half a decade begin.
I think my Subway Sandwich Artist today was a postmodernist
Song For Jesse - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Wearing my My Little Pony tee at my fancy full time job. I r adult.
OH YEAH. BIG NEWS
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