Maybe most importantly, the movie doesn’t just try to avoid making women’s subjugation titillating, it rarely gives the audience the satisfaction of seeing it at all. And that’s a huge step. It’s a step away from Game of Thrones, which embraces and aestheticizes abuse in the name of realism. It’s a step away from some explicitly feminist apocalypses — books like Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, which embraces and aestheticizes abuse in the name of criticism. It breaks the rule that in order to tell a story about women overcoming suffering, you have to make sure everybody can see for themselves, over and over, just how bad the suffering really was.

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But THANK YOU for so much excitement and support–I can’t wait to start this project with so many enthusiastic, awesome artists!

Are there really people who think what “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar did is no reason to cancel their favorite show? Yes, and see their reasons why.

According to reports – including a police report – published by In Touch magazine, “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar, as a teen, sexually molested five girls, including his sisters. He issued a formal statement and apology Thursday, offering no push back or disagreement on any details published by the media, and those details were graphic and ugly.

TLC, the cable network which airs “19 Kids and Counting,” Thursday night ran a marathon of the Duggar family’s shows, in what could be one of the most inept, tone-deaf, and slow-to-respond moves ever.

This afternoon, TLC finally announced on Facebook it was pulling all “19 Kids and Counting” episodes in the wake of the Josh Duggar news. Not canceling, just pulling.

The show, on the air since 2008 has developed a strong base of conservative Christian fans who see the Duggar family’s chosen lifestyle as referable to modern-day American society.

And those fans are outraged.

“NOOOOOO! Everybody makes mistakes. I sure wouldn’t want the world to know everything I did at 15. Have a forgiving heart!,” wrote one fan on Facebook. That comment in just one hour got 4220 likes.

“WHAT!!!!!!!! It’s my FAVORITE SHOW!!!,” a comment followed by four frown emoticons, but one that received 2490 likes.

“Wow. I won’t be watching TLC until this show is returned. What a low blow.” 5482 likes.

“Well then I will no longer watch TLC… Praying for this family. Bless.” 254 likes.

Meanwhile, former Arizona televangelist Joshua Feuerstein added his thoughts to the Facebook post as well. Feuerstein is the man who last month made headlines after he posted a video of himself calling a Florida bakery asking for an anti-gay cake. The baker refused, and received death threats.

“I will ALSO MAKE SURE that EVERY ONE OF MY 1.2 MILLION FOLLOWERS never watch your stupid channel again!! #TeamDuggars,” he wrote. Feuerstein actually does have 1.2 million Facebook fans. He then created a Team Duggars Facebook page.

Others were equally enraged, like this fan who wrote 297 words to express her upset:

You’ve lost my family! I will NOT be watching TLC anymore! Shame on you for not standing behind the Duggars!!! I’m outraged!! Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. The enemy using the media to destroy this influential and amazing christian family!! I am heartbroken!!!!! It’s the only show that I truly enjoy watching. I use to love messy reality tv shows like Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, and I was even guilty of watching Long Island Medium…. But the ONE show that I love and the ONE reality tv family that I adore is being cancelled because of this… If the world knew what Lil Wayne has done, the world KNOWS that OJ Simpson is a murderer, and Bill Clinton is an adulterer. And out of all of them… Josh is the ONLY one who openly ADMITTED to it with a very sincere heart!! But that’s okay with America for people to do certain things because they aren’t moral people to begin with but because the conservative Christian Duggar family are moral people, everyone wants them off the air! And yet more and more trashy television shows air on my tv screen daily… I’m upset!! Mad mad mad!! Josh has already lost his job and has been shamed by so many people!! Yes, I’m emotional about this. You may not like their conservative views, but how on earth are they hurting anyone? If you don’t like them, don’t watch them! Everywhere else we turn today sex, nudity and drugs are plastered… That can corrupt a kid, a conservative family, can’t corrupt! He was a KID, it happened, he dealt with it, he admitted to it, let it go! It was 12 years ago!!

And more:

“Excuse me but this happened TWELVE years ago. The family sought God - Josh sought forgiveness and they gave that to him. You just lost a long time viewer of TLC here. I refuse to watch ANYTHING on your show now.”

“That is ridiculous!!!!!!!! It’s the BEST show on tv!!! With some of the stuff you show you’re going to take The Duggars off????? ALL teenagers do stuff thats wrong. Are you kidding me?????? I will NEVER watch anything on tlc!!!!”

Sadly, what none of these fans seem to realize is that what Duggar did is a crime, and in fact, reportedly included several felonies. Also, Josh’s mother Michelle Duggar, admitted that Josh was not sent away for Christian counseling, as reported, but instead that summer was sent to a live with family friend to help him with his home remodeling business.

There are real victims in this story. Josh Duggar isn’t one of them. Nor are any reality TV show fans.

h/t: David Badash at The New Civil Rights Movement

great news everybody! ive come up with another meaningless term to make arguing and infighting easier instead of attempting to have any kind of meaningful discourse or understand other peoples experiences because boy, wouldnt that be a huge waste of everybody’s time. time that could be spent fighting with 14 year olds on tumblr

anonymous asked:

I'm rereading the tartaros arc (still bawling my eyes out btw) and I realized that no one really talks about how pantherlily thinks Minerva would make a good wife O.O

minerva would make the best wife everybody already gotta know B)

Its so frustrating that I have to make effort for literally everybody I ever see. I’d never see anyone if I didn’t, and I’m over it.

anonymous asked:

(cleopatra anon) right, i'm sorry. i'll admit i did not think that one through

Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days

anonymous asked:

I think if he had stopped just before kissing her, she would have closed the gap and kissed him. She was so ready and immediatly responded ! If you watch the kiss without context, it looks like they've been together forever. There was no hesitation on either part. I think that (even if unfortunately we didn't get to see it) Amy's more ready for this than we know. She's up for it. My guess is : they may not date immediately, because you'd want to avoid that in front of a new captain 1/2

2/2 but they won’t be able to keep their hands off each other, so they’ll start secret-dating and by the time Captain Holt is back, everybody will know about it, and they might make it official by the end of the season. I also think it’s very unlikely that they’ll have a great captain, Madalind will appoint them a shitty one. Holt was great, and the one before that let them do whatever they wanted, I think this time he/she will be a real pain in the ass.

i really hope they don’t have to date secretly; i think that’d put a bit of a damper on the whole thing??? although think of amy ‘most appropriate’ santiago going behind their new captain’s back and dating jake anyway because she’s too infatuated!!!! that would be pretty great – but i’m still not big on the idea of secret dating lmao i feel like it’s been done

and i actually do think madeline might give them a good captain – one that checks off all their personal boxes. someone who’s kind of a badass (for jake), responsible and dedicated (for amy), someone who isn’t afraid to slap you in the face (rosa). 

why do i think this? if they have an amazing captain – the captain they all hoped that holt would be before he first came to the precinct – they might not want holt back. which is why madeline may appoint them a really good captain. she’s evil as a starving goose but she’s also very clever. how else would she have gotten holt to leave the precinct?

although obviously they’ll all want holt back. of course. there’s literally no doubt about it. we, as tv viewers, know that they’ll get holt back eventually – but they, as characters, do not. ja feel?

anonymous asked:

I think it is really great how you don't just hate on others. You tell them why something is wrong and are willing to be there for them if they need you. That is what a christian is even if we do get a ton of hate from everybody. Thank you for making a good name for us. Have a good day and God bless.

Thank you! :)

Star Wars Scenes + Set Stories: Order 66

As Christensen marches forward, simulating Anakin’s walk to the Jedi Temple to massacre the Jedi, a corner of the blue carpet is blown up by the fans. Christensen stops midstride and fixes it. 

“He might be evil,” [camera operator] McFarlane says, “but he’s still neat.”

…so I can’t even deal with the trainwreck that is the sansa storyline this season so instead have alayne in the vale & about to scoff that entire ten-foot eyrie-shaped lemoncake all by herself and actually allowed to be kinda happy gdi

steve and natasha training the new avengers

i’m dying with how much i love this bromance that they have

imagine everyone joking about how steve and nat are the “parents” of the new avengers (sorry tony)

all of the bad jokes that are going to happen, with dry looks instead of laughter because they’re all dorks but unwilling to admit it

vision and wanda bonding over how none of these people make sense

rhodey and sam bonding over their reckless best friends that drag them into trouble

steve checking in with everyone like a mother hen, then throwing them into a dangerous situation headfirst

nat trying to comfort one of them by making a nerdy joke and then sending sam or steve after them

steve the sarcastic soccer mom

nat the awkward 80s reference dad

i cannot wait a year for this movie


“I don’t really think it’s ever acceptable to comment on anybody’s weight, skinny or fat. Why should you ever be allowed an opinion on someone else’s body or way of life? You can think it in your head, but the minute you open your mouth it becomes very dangerous, that is of course unless you are opening your mouth to give a compliment, by all means do this. If you are happy with the way you look, that’s all that matters, and if you aren’t, chances are you are doing something about it and working towards something you know you will make you happy. Everybody is different, and nobody is perfect. It would be a very boring place if this wasn’t the case.” - Zoella