Yeah Disney should be ashamed of themselves for making the business decision to include Merida, a popular character, on merchandise and therefore redesigning her so she’d fit with the other Disney Princesses. I’m honestly sick of hearing about this. People want to cry that it’s sexist or goes against feminism that her cartoony counterpart is more girly but since when is being girly irresponsible or appalling? I think it’s brilliant putting Merida in that kind of role, because it shows young girls that you can stand up for yourself, be strong, be your own person, be brave, and still wear a pretty dress. Like Merida. You don’t have to sacrifice femininity for independence if that’s not who you are. The two are not mutually exclusive.
They got rid of her fucking bow and made her sparkly. Do you think Merida would approve of sparkly? No. They shrunk her waist, grew her boobs, bared her shoulders, tamed her hair. Great. We don’t have enough messages being screamed at girls saying they have to be sexy and fit a mold and never keep to their independence or personality if it conflicts with said need to be “pretty”
if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
“If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?” “Keep your powder dry.” “What does that mean?” “I’m not sure. I think it’s an 18th Century thing.” “Ok… well, what’s your greatest struggle right now?” “Getting across this road is gonna be pretty tough.”
As unbelievable as [White Dude Super Detective (WDSD)] characters are, they would become infinitely more so if their race or gender were changed. In The Mentalist, WDSD Patrick Jane once grifted clients as a fake psychic, but now works as a hard-to-control resource for the California Bureau of Investigations. What if the Jane character were a Latino ex-grifter? Would his arrogance and propensity for sneaking into suspect’s homes and accusing wealthy businessmen of impropriety read as quirky and charming? Would anyone believe that a police force would allow such behavior? Could the Scotland Yard of fantasy be down with a coke-addicted black Sherlock—no matter how clever?
The San Francisco police department abides Adrian Monk’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, as the FBI allows Perception’s Dr. Daniel Pierce to assist on cases, despite his unmedicated schizophrenia and paranoia, which results in hallucinations. Could a black woman be cast in those roles to the same effect? I submit, that even in the fictional worlds of literature and television, race and gender matter. Belief can only be suspended so far. And this archetype is reliant on power that comes with white maleness in American society.
So you know how there’s that post saying how people should invent birth control for men? (Take bullets out of a gun, not put on a bullet proof best) Well here it is. If some of you had actually researched it for like, 5mins, you would’ve actually found it.
To put it simply, the whole procedure takes about 15mins and lasts 10 years with a 100% success rate.
After an anesthetic, there’s an injection of some sperm-killing gel (Vasal Gel) into the male vas deferens. If the guy wants it reversed, he can get another shot which does that.
So, spread the word or something, but here it is.
How this post hasn’t gone viral by now is fucking beyond me.
Men don’t want it. They don’t want anything fuckin’ around “down there”. That’s why they refuse to get vasectomies. I’ve been asking them about this shit for years. YEARS. They simply don’t want to deal with it. And as long as they don’t have to be pregnant & give birth, they could give less than a fuck about birth control. Seriously. But they will cry, bitch and moan about the burden of child support and “Baby Mamas”. I don’t care how accessible or simple birth control men is made, hormonal or surgical, they will not fuck with it. Instead of exercising their reproductive freedoms that exist with NO THREATS WHATSOEVER, they’d just rather not.
Vasectomies are clinically proven to be safe and reversible, yet men are not getting them in droves
MRAs bitch and moan about how they shouldn’t be forced to pay child support?
But I don’t see them campaigning to get them vasectomies done en masse.
Not at all.
Safer and less invasive than tubal ligation. In office procedure vs. going to the hospital. Quicker recovery time than tubal ligation. Tubal ligation is NOT reversible. Vasectomies are also less expensive than tubal ligation.
Tell me again why the fellas ain’t gettin’ them? That shit sounds perfect to me.
Because they enjoy creating kids they don’t and won’t care for. Honestly
It’s not the fucking men. I mean, some of them, sure, but in this instance it’s the pharmaceutical companies because if men start doing this they will lose shit tons of money that they get from women using hormonal birth control. Not all of it. But some of it. And pharmaceutical companies are nearly all giant bags of dicks.
Pharmaceuticals are refusing to fund it.
As for vasectomies, some insurance won’t cover it, only female sterilization. I know that’s how it was for the military. I don’t know about know with Affordable Health Care, but before very recently, again, it was not because guys are dicks, but because insurance companies just wouldn’t do it. As for the reversibility of vasectomies, it’s possible, but it’s fucking expensive and very few people do it. The appeal of this new method is that it’s easily reversible, again, compared to current methods available to men.
Isabel Chen, a medical student at UBC, is part of a team that has invented a mobile panic button for street-based sex trade workers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
A voice or text message is first recorded onto a SIM card, which is inserted into a GPS-enabled device such as a pager that would only need to be charged once a week. Pressing a button on the pager activates the GPS and sends an emergency message and GPS location to a contact who can get help. Because the GPS is not activated until the device is activated, the anonymity of the user is preserved.