“It’s never, never, never the woman’s fault. No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman. No means no. […] The one regret I have is we call it domestic violence as if it’s a domesticated cat. It is the most vicious form of violence there is, because not only the physical scars are left, the psychological scars that are left. This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question.”—Joe Biden on Today this morning (h/t Joy)
So many men have internalized the lie that they have uncontrollable sex drives, and no way to control their anger. They aren’t ashamed of their abusive behavior because they see it as a something natural to them and maybe even central to their masculinity. It’s scary as hell.
Can everyone please start proactively telling their white girl friends not to do dia de los muertos facepaint for halloween, especially white folks telling other white folks. I know it’s early september but you can never start to early on curtailing this bullshit.
I was at a Halloween pop up store and they had a whole section for dia de Los muertos costumes LABELED AS SUCH. I walked out. I’m not doing that shit. Stop it white people.
those relationships between characters where when one of them dies the other just completely loses themselves and is so angry and starts taking unnecessary risks and getting sloppy and careless when it comes to keeping out of danger and staying safe more like haha. why. haha why do that. haha why. why
In which Enjolras and Grantaire are competing contestants in the boys category and have wildly different work ethics. Enjolras is the better singer who takes everything seriously and tries his all, whilst Grantaire is hella charismatic and the one the public loves, who sometimes forgets to turn up to rehearsals. And production assistants Combeferre and Courfeyrac have the worst time trying to balance the two of them.
The minute they reach the live shows Grantaire’s in the newspapers a lot because he goes out drinking with one of the other contestants, Floreal, and they get all flirty and start semi-dating, until Floreal gets voted out in a super tense judge’s decision where judge Javert drags up his Shady Complicated Past with judge Valjean whilst judge Fantine just sighs because men.
imagine being an old-timey gangster but instead of having people murdered you had them loved. that’s pretty much my dream job now that i think about it. all sittin in bars in a pinstriped suit, being all “hey tony. see that guy over there? go take care of him, if you know what i mean.” and then tony goes and gives him a hug
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
I want lgbt book stores, lgbt coffee houses, and lgbt theaters to replace lgbt bars as centers of community, places to meet people, and lgbt rights of passage.
YES. i am so fucking TIRED of every lgbt event being at a bar or another 21+ venue, especially when alcoholism is a thing for so many, esp. lgbt youth, and community isolation is such a major factor in so many suicides.
please stop pretending that the rise of neo-nazi parties in europe is tied to anything other than antisemitism
like believe it or not??? the success of neo-nazi parties in europe is not bc they’ve somehow duped the whole world into forgetting they’re literal fucking neo nazis. it’s not coincidental that there’s an uptick in anti-semitism every time there’s an economic crash, and neo-nazi parties are milking that for all they can.