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It is Transgender Day of Remembrance today. So here are some statistics for you:

60% of transgender individuals will attempt suicide in their lifetime. From ages as young as 7 years old to as old as 73 years old. Some will attempt once and some will attempt over 15 times.

The suicide rate of transgender kids (under 20 years old) fluctuates from 32%-50% every year

Between 60% and 70% of trans women are assaulted, they are 8 times more likely to be assaulted if they are a trans woman of color.

98% of trans women receive death threats in their lifetime.

transgender youth make up [on average] 20% of the homeless population in major cities.

25% of trans people are victims of rape, mostly due to the high number of trans women sex workers.

133 trans women have been murdered in the last 5 years without their murderers going to prison.

Most transgender people don’t live past the age of 40 due to botched surgery, suicide or murder.

Happy fucking Transgender day of Remembrance.

  • me : i am not emotional i don't cry over people or breakups lmao why would you cry over that and im not suicidal
  • otp : either breaks up or finally gets together or just isn't canon
  • me, sobbing : loOK NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT OKAY I HAVE FEELINGS OKAY WHY MUST YOU HURT ME LIKE THIS WHAT DID I EVER DO WRONG UGH SOMEONE JUST DRIVE A KNIFE THROUGH MY BODY AND END MY SUFFERING I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE I AM IN PAIN MY HEART IS IN PAIN STOP IT
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There were a bunch of asks for “ 🎄 OC in an ugly Christmas sweater” and
 “👗 OC in something from the 50’s” so I thought why not just kill two birds with one stone and draw the Schermer Siblings Hanz and Eva in Christmasy vague 50′s nostalgia clothing.  I don’t draw them as much as I should  so ye ;7; 

Soo.. i read this fanfiction by dawnstruck | demi!yuri aaaand this image of Yuri waiting in a Club for Otabek in Jeans and a crop top got stuck in my head…  Well, leoprint with “meow” on it is a tiny bit over the top I guess but I DONT CARE! He’s just to cute to handle… D:

So yes, read that precious piece of art, demi!yuri is just <3 daw

(and yeah.. Hands…)

Interrogation

I’m so tired of people using the interrogation scene in SNAFU as an argument about any of the male characters.   Whatever the men of the SSR thought about Peggy beforehand, at that point she is a hostile target for interrogation.  These men are good at their jobs, and they know her experience in the field makes her a hard target to interrogation.  Probably every step of their combined approach was planned before they even stepped in the room.  

TL; DR:  Um guys, these are spies and therefore not everything they say is rooted in truth… you have to take everything the characters say with a grain of salt, ESPECIALLY in interrogation.

Interrogation in general is really difficult–its hard to convince someone to tell you something when they have reasons against doing so.  Generally it’s accomplished by either finding leverage/ something the target wants and is willing to trade, or its about manipulating their emotions.  Keeping a target off balance makes that easier, and that’s clearly what they are trying to do to Peggy.

Dooley pays her compliments.  Whatever he thinks of her work until that point, or her ability as a woman to do it, he’s realized she wants to be of use, that she values her own skills.  So he gives her the approval she’s been looking for, trying to soften her up.  It doesn’t work because it’s too little too late.

Jack plays the good cop.  He goes soft.  Peggy doesn’t expect this – it isn’t his strong suit – she challenges him to go ahead and hit her.  He doesn’t do that.  he talks about how she saved his life, how he knows she’s a good person, absolves her of any guilt.  He tries to build rapport while she’s off balance.  It doesn’t work because Peggy interprets this as sexist: he won’t hit her because he’s a woman.  I don’t think he wants to hit her but that isn’t why he avoids it.

Daniel is the bad cop.  Why? Because she wouldn’t expect that from him either.  He did refuse to shoot her, watched her walk away with puppy dog eyes.  His insults are purposeful, not him working out his feelings but trying to push her off balance, provide a contrast to Jack’s good cop.  Yeah, he brings up Howard in a sexual context but he also brings up Krzeminski’s death.  Maybe he has a few personal feelings about these topics but he’s also realized something important about Peggy: she treasures her personal relationships.  He doesn’t accuse her of killing Krzeminski because he thinks she’s done it - he does it because knows accusing her of killing a coworker will insult her.  Just like he knows implying she’s only helping Howard because they’re screwing will also insult her.  He’s probably worried about it somewhere in the back of his head, but that’s not why he says it. Insulting someone is a classic interrogation technique to make them defend their actions, and spill something truthful in the process.

(Also he’s coming off a failed interrogation where he tried to build rapport with the bum and Jack swooped in and bribed him instead.  Of course Daniel would want to try something he sees as more effective.)

The pedestal/whore comment again is Peggy’s POV; her reaction to Daniel’s comments.  She has similar reactions for the other men.  There’s a bit of truth to all of them in her eyes but she’s also lashing out.  After all, she also accuses Daniel of turning her in because he wants the glory and the accomplishment and we know neither of those things are true – he’s doing it because he believes it to be the right thing.

The interrogation is successful to the point where they get her off balanced and angry; but it fails because they have no idea how much rage Peggy actually has.  She’s interrogated people - she should totally understand how they are trying to manipulate her - but they wind her up anyway, to the point where nothing productive comes out of the interrogation. Even though she wants to tell them about Dottie.  It’s not until she gets time to cool off and realizes something bad is imminent that she manages to tell them what they need to hear. 

Later, when Peggy spills her guts Sousa asks her why she didn’t tell them.  He means why didn’t you tell me? He is the most personally hurt but I think it’s because they were actually friends.  It’s not because he felt entitled to her interest or is mad that he didn’t get it: Sousa in S1 doesn’t actually believe he would get those either way.  She responds with the “no one looks at me” line, and he looks shocked at this.  You can see him replaying all their interactions in his head.

The really interesting thing is the parallel between the two of them.  They were both running their own investigation.  Sousa more openly - he shared much of it with Peggy - but it’s still a splinter from the main investigation.  I am sure her “no one looks at me” comment makes him reconsider why he didn’t notice sooner.  I just don’t know if he honestly 1) underestimated her for sexist or other reasons or 2) just assumed she would share because they’re friends, the way he does with her.

The fact that we’re still arguing about this scene a year later obviously means there was a lot of nuance in it; we’re all getting different things out of it too, which is interesting.  But c’mon, don’t forget these people are spies.  There are reasons above and beyond character that things go down the way they do, and those shouldn’t be ignored.