Nagron fanart (Spartacus TV series)
You know how Victor Frankenstein on Penny Dreadful is like, all awkward and vulnerable when he’s alone, like you could break him just by touching him, and not to forget scared shitless because Caliban roams the streets looking for him, and then when he enters Malcolm’s mansion he turns into the sassiest sasser that ever sassed? I love that. Such a bitchy queen.
All in all I’m enjoying the show, even if the plot is more than a little predictable and obvious. I love the theatricality of it though, all of the fancy words, the lavish set designs and the pretty dresses, the overacting, the grandstanding. I’m still kind of upset they killed Proteus though. Also, Fenton. Olly Alexander was magnificent.
Also? Rory Kinnear is a SEXBEAST as Gothy!Frankmonster. But I think I may have mentioned that once or twice already ;)
According to Stop Patriarchy, Mark Ruffalo sent a speech to be read at an abortion rights rally this weekend in Mississippi in which he expressed his frustration with the state legislature’s ongoing attempts to close every last women’s health centers that offer abortion services.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that over 100 supporters gathered at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and listened to a personal account of Ruffalo’s about the issue of abortion rights, in which he mentioned his mother’s struggle to obtain an abortion when she was young:
I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.
Ruffalo reportedly referenced the United States as it existed pre-Roe v. Wade as “relic of an America that was not free nor equal nor very kind”, saying that it “we have worked long and hard to leave behind” that time:
My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice. I don’t want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room just south of the state line. Where a transaction of $600 cash becomes the worth of a young woman’s life. So that is why I am lending my voice to you and your movement today. Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.
Ruffalo has been politically active before; he’s a vocal opponent of fracking. And while his characterization of the impact of Roe v. Wade as a “law of the land for decades” is slightly historically inaccurate – anti-choice supporters have been chipping away at Roe v. Wade since that Supreme Court ruling came down – his decision to discuss abortion via women who have actually gone through it is a welcome relief from all the men talking about how they know the truth about the experience.
If I’m shopping at Target and I see this, I’m calling the cops.
Seriously. I don’t care about your fucking rights, I just want to buy some dad jeans and maybe a tub of frosted animal crackers without having to worry about your casually slung assault rifle going off and the bullet ricocheting off the price checker and right into my ass. Thanks but no thanks.
This can not be real
but think about it if it was armed black people or hispanic people. They would be considered “thugs” and “criminals”. If it was a group of people from the middle east they would be terrorists, But because it’s like 800 different shades of mayo they’re using their 2nd amendment rights…smdh.
rest assured that this rule is not for black people. they would freak out for sure if a black person came into the store carrying…let alone three or four
That’s because white people are automatically deemed “responsible” by default… even when they’re the majority of mass shooters in the US.
^^^^^^^ I was waiting for that
“your casually slung assault rifle going off and the bullet ricocheting off the price checker and right into my ass.”
They’re not even loaded, as required by law.
“even when they’re the majority of mass shooters in the US.”
That’s because were the fucking majority jackass.
Do you follow me? If so, stop that right now.
And now for the rhetorical question hour:
Do you understand the point of someone expressing their fears and anxieties? Do you understand that whether or not those weapons are loaded (and btw, who exactly is checking all these weapons to make sure they “not loaded”? is there an officer at every entrance to every store and shop and public location that stops these people to make sure they’re following the exact letter of the law?) they still instill fear in people?
Like, I don’t think you get the level of harm done by the psychological terror of people shamelessly carrying these weapons around in some bland “assertion” of their right to carry arms.
I don’t think you understand what it’s like to live in a country where you know you can be harmed for walking around with the wrong skin color and see those who don’t carry that fear be allowed to carry their weapons without any fear of social or state violence.
Worse than all that, you seem to be callously oblivious to the point of these demonstrations. Never mind touching on the overlap between these kinds of gun owners and white supremacist violence.
This isn’t some game of rhetorical point scoring.
If you think you’ve got one over on anyone in this thread, you’re dead wrong. All you’ve proven is a deep-seated ignorance of the origin of these demonstrations and the reason they’re happening.
It’s not by accident that nearly without fail these people are white and skew to the far right. You know, the same far right where people habitually and casually threaten not only the President, but his family with murder and violence. It’s not by accident that there is a strong overlap between many of these people and racist fringe groups.
And before I have to hear a mouthful of stupid out of you, no one is saying all gun owners are those people. The problem is, even people who have no intention of being racist, violent, and/or generally falling to the bigoted side of the scale are engaging in a form of performance activism that was generated by violent bigots.
So. Shut your mouth for the rest of your life.
(Source: Mother Jones)