It is many years in the future. A disease has wiped out 90% of the men on earth. Marriage is illegal and men are encouraged to breed with as many women as possible. Life is easy… until you fall in love.
hey so i know i dont usually post about romanian things but i need to say this
so last night (yes, in the middle of the fucking night, like the filthy thieves they are) the romanian government passed a law that, basically, makes corruption legal (if its under 45k euros, which is a LOT) AND they’re going to let all the (few) people who (they barely) arrested for this out of prison…
i know this isnt as important to america as trump, but this is HUGE to us. there were (as far as i know) 90 thousand people protesting last night (the last time there were protests this big was in 1989 when communism fell, just to give you a perspective) and there are going to be even more today
this country has had problems with corruption since the dawn of time but i dont reckon it ever being made LEGAL. i just figured id bring some awareness to this…
A Japanese-Russian same-sex couple had their first kiss in China on TV
All of these are countries where same-sex marriage is illegal. Not only are they supporting interracial couples, but they’re challenging the views of politics in these countries! And all while being so beautifully written :’)
Hi, I just wanted to take a quick moment and talk to all my followers and lgbtq+ as well as people of color. Yes I understand this election couldn’t have gone worse. Yes I understand that you are very scared. You have the right to be scared. I’m scared. Trump will try to take our rights away, make it illegal to marry, fund conversion therapy, and strip the rights of transgender people. We have done it before. We will fight back. Peacefully. Stick together, and unless you are 100% sure about the thoughts of those around you, it may not be the best time to come out. Although the congress may not allow the re-illegalization of gay marriage, trump is going to push. We got to push back. I love you all, please stay safe, and know that my inbox is always open if you want to talk. 💞
I think that if you have a platform in which to explore an issue, it’s better to explore that issue than to pretend it doesn’t exist.
I’m talking about Yuri on Ice here, and the way it kind of glosses over homophobia in figure skating (and the fact that in the countries both Viktor and Yuuri are from, gay marriage is illegal.) I have a lot of complaints about how the anime misses a lot of opportunities to explore what it’s like to really dedicate yourself to something as demanding as figure skating in general, but this particular aspect of it bothers me, and I’ve seen a few other posts point out that actually, Viktor and Yuuri’s relationship would be a Big Deal in the figure skating world and not in a good way.
People might be like, yeah, well the anime wants them to have a happy relationship without tragedy, a normalized relationship without the struggle that is so often associated with same sex relationships. But exploring the issue of homophobia in figure skating doesn’t have to end in tragedy, especially in a fictional show. You can still explore an issue like that and have a good ending, even if it isn’t a perfectly happy nothing ever went wrong ending.
The thing is, I feel like if you’re going to write a story that is advertised as about a young man’s struggle to get his figure skating career back on track after a huge failure (which YOI has kind of derailed from), and if you’re going to add a relationship with another man into that story, then you should be looking at how that would play out in the world they’re in rather than pretending that their romance is the stuff of romance movies.
Homophobia in figure skating isn’t talked about much. Athletes have actually had points deducted for this, and have struggled because of this (see, Johnny Weir’s career.) Not to mention the politics of both Yuuri and Viktor’s home countries in terms of LGBT+ rights. This is a show that could have explored that issue through Viktor and Yuuri, shedding light on something that is a very real issue in figure skating and in their communities, that would connect their relationship even more to the sport, and that would send a message about how damaging that kind of thing is to athletes. I feel like the writers had a great opportunity here to look at something that’s integral to figure skating, and even a responsibility to explore the issue, but ignored it in favor of something that feels forced and too good to be true. (This isn’t even getting into the weird coach/idol and fan dynamic that Viktor and Yuuri have.)
It’s not that I want characters to struggle for the sake of struggling, but this wouldn’t be struggling for the sake of struggling. In a story that explored these issues, Viktor and Yuuri could still come out of it happy, successful, and perhaps having even helped break down some barriers along the way. And YOI, which is meant to be about figure skating, could have given some real insight into a more personal side of figure skating that isn’t talked about much, showing how personal choices are scrutinized under the politics of the sport.
In summary: Trump is against violence against his supporters (obviously) but is equally disgusted and shocked that his supporters have been using his name to commit violent hate crimes against minorities and personally requests they stop. He also further clarifies that he:
HAS NO DESIRE TO MAKE SAME SEX MARRIAGE ILLEGAL
DOES NOT WANT ABORTION ILLEGAL NATIONWIDE; HE WANTS THE POWER TO BELONG TO THE STATES
IS NOT PLANNING ON REMOVING OBAMACARE ENTIRELY HE WANTS TO FIND A REPLACEMENT THAT WORKS BETTER AND STILL OFFERS COVERAGE TO PEOPLE WHO NEED IT
DOES NOT WANT TO DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, HE WANTS TO DEPORT OR INCARCERATE IMMIGRANTS WHO COMMIT VIOLENT CRIMES IN THE USA
He’s not half as evil or unreasonable as y’all were making him sound on here
More than any nominee for attorney general in modern American history, Sessions would be an unapologetic defender of the old Confederacy and has refused to criticize policies that stem directly from Jim Crow. For example, Alabama’s 1901 Constitution still includes language authorizing a poll tax and segregated schools. Referendums to remove such language—which Sessions failed to support—were defeated by voters in 2004 and 2012. Interracial marriage was illegal in the state until 2000. When Sessions was state attorney general, there were still officially segregated proms in the state.
Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era
I’m sorry but I’m scared now. All of the things about Trump possibly being an Anti-Gay scare me. Like he could have the power to almost succeed at making gay marriage illegal :(. I sure hope that the rumors aren’t true
when you and your friends are talking about who will get married first and you accidentally blurt out that the marriage you want to get is illegal and they all go quiet and stare all confused because you are still in the closet.
Because being incredibly vague has made it hard talk about stuff + not prevented anyone with the knowhow from finding out where I live, I’m tempted to talk more about my hometown and refer to it as [Expunged] instead of its name, a la @sinesalvatorem and [Redacted].
I’m thinking of using [Expunged] so it’s obvious what I’m referencing, without the confusion of there being two [Redacted]s. Though the confusion potential is kind of tempting, especially as it would make anyone not in the know think [Redacted] is simultaneously: