What’s often admired in femininity is, as the abstinence speakers say, being as fresh as an un-licked ringpop. White girls particularly (I’m half-white, but aspirin-pale), are imagined to posses innocence. Innocence is supposed to be preserved.
Innocence is not doing. Not running off to New York. Not drinking whiskey till 4 AM. Not fucking that boy or girl because they make your heart scream electric, then waking up unpunished the next day. Not hacking a system rigged against you. Innocence is a relic of a time when women had the same legal status as children. Innocence is beneficial to your owner. It benefits you not at all.—
Read it and let other people read it.
And instead of trying to match homeless people up with one of the 24 empty homes available for every homeless person
What a fucked up world we live in.
The news that Google and Autism $peaks are teaming up to make a huge genome database makes me feel like a mutant hearing that Stryker, Trask Industries, and Senator Kelly are all teaming up to create a mutant database.
How about everyone pay attention to this stuff.
Vocally political and liberal Steve Rogers
Fox News has no idea how to handle it because he’s Captain America and he’s literally from the 40’s like how do that handle that
He refuses to go on half of the news shows because they lie
Mostly ends up on the Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and the Young Turks
Starts charities that focus on kids and the poor
Donations to veterans charities go through the roof
Treatment for PTSD in veterans suddenly gets addressed after he admits to being diagnosised with it
Steve Rogers starting a twitter specifically for linking people to horrible news stories and calling news stations out on their lies and scare tactics
Using his twitter to complain about the state of public news and how it should be a space of change and value and honesty for the American public, and how he’s so ashamed of it all
He accidentally becomes like public face for the new generation of politically savvy people
They make of shirts like WWCD “what would Cap do?”
Tony is thrilled and proud and hires of team of lawyers exclusively to handle the news stations screaming about Steve
Fox news gets slapped with so many libel fines and law suits
No, but really. This is a Steve characterization that actually makes sense.
Steve who finds himself 70 years later surrounded by so many of the same politicals fights he remembers from his youth, Steve who finds that the country has lost ground in terms of progressive policies from the days of the WPA, who finds that the SSA is weaker, who finds labor unions that have been rendered toothless or are themselves stumbling blocks to worker’s rights, who — well, Steven Atwell covered Steve’s progressivism p well a while ago. He’s not gonna be some caricature of mid-20th C. “my country is always right/my country right or wrong” patriotism. He’s gonna be from the Sen. Schurz school of thought: “Our country: when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.”
#working-class kid from nyc who grew up during the depression studied fine art at a public university and volunteered to fight at a time when#the war was still v much percieved as about politics — as a fight between liberty [the right of people to determine their own destinies] and#tryanny — breeds of socialism that were about top-down control and conformity; facism#steve who brokes rules left and right#steve who lives the best ideals of his country#of course he’d be at odds with conservative jingoistic patriotism and its politics
BY KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON: To say the actor is a woman makes subjective impressions superordinate to biological fact.
CHICAGO SUN TIMES BEING TRANSPHOBIC AS FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
what a craven little shit
this is singularly transmisogynistic. he goes after Laverne and Chelsea, belittles the seriousness of invasive cis people and their obsession with genetalia, and continually misgenders both like they’re the goddamn arbiter of truth. Kevin Williamson is a sack of shit with a short career ahead.
I just called the Sun Times.
Say “something else”, and then talk to the nice people in customer service. Tell them that this article was hate speech, that you demand a retraction and full apology by the Sun Times, and that you will be making sure that your social media contacts will know (if they leave it up) that the Sun Times republishes unabashed anti-trans hate speech.
The number you want, actually, is (312) 321-3022, their editorial office. I don’t know how much traction this will get anyone — I’d try the National Review, too, as the piece originated there — but hopefully this particular correspondent won’t rove anymore. copperbadge, I know it’s late for RFM, but I thought you might have some winged monkeys in reserve on top of the Former Sears Tower.
I feel like this is not the first time Kevin Williamson has been a giant asshole, but I can’t recall. No RFM today but reblogging because time-sensitive and also WHAT THE SHIT SUN TIMES.
dragging this over from livejournal:
Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll tell you something about the story I’d write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
13. apocalypse fic
15. High School / College AU
Don’t Buy Microbeads!
Do you use any cleaners with microbeads? You know, ones like this:
Microbeads are also in other lotions, sunscreens, and even toothpaste.
Did you ever think about how many microbeads are in one bottle of things like this? There’s a lot.
Why is that bad? Because these little microbeads are made of plastic, and they’re of a size designed to go right down your drain. Where do they end up?
Well, of course — they end up in the oceans, eventually. And they look just like fish eggs to animals, who eat them and eventually die.
There is a push to ban them, and measures are being debated in New York state and a few others. Johnson and Johnson and a few other manufacturers have promised to “phase out” use of microbeads — but they’ve set up a multi-year time frame for this and that’s way too long for me. And as the soaps are phased out, you can be sure that you’re going to see a lot of them on sale or even clearance and it’s going to be really tempting to buy them. Don’t.
If you like scrubs, you can use scrubs with natural exfoliants, for example, walnut shells. Honestly, I’m not sure what we can do with those soaps we already own, but for now, don’t buy any more. And be sure to tell your friends.
A few links with more info: