anonymous asked:

I can't wait for the Big Talk, especially because of this chapter. Yuuri being absolutely appalled at Viktor's perspective of that night. Obviously, he already knew it was a mistake, he hurried away ashamed of himself, but he didn't have a full picture of just how hurtful he had been. At the same time, I want Viktor to know that as fucked up and inexcusable it was, he was never "just a random body to use". Ir could never be anyone but him to Yuuri.

Yuuri is shocked and horrified that he hurt Viktor so badly and that his actions came across so awfully and Viktor would be ecstatic that, bad as it was, Yuuri was only ever thinking about him the whole time

Pennsylvania ACLU legal director Vic Walczak said the problem was that police didn’t bother to attempt to manage the protests. They simply suppressed them. In the process, they rounded up not only innocent protesters but innocent students who had nothing to do with the protests at all. In all, 190 people were arrested. One of the arrestees was a reporter from the left-leaning organization Indy-Media. When they apprehended her, the police took her camera. When they returned her camera, it was broken, and the police had deleted her photos and videos of the protests and police reaction. The police presence “seemed to focus almost exclusively on peaceful protesters,” Walczak said. “On Friday night they didn’t even have the excuse of property damage going on or any illegal activity. It’s really inexplicable.”
Inexcusable perhaps, but not inexplicable. Since Seattle, this had become the template. At the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, police conducted peremptory raids on the homes of protesters before the convention had even started. Police broke into the homes of people known to be activist rabble-rousers before they had evidence of any actual crime. Journalists who inquired about the legitimacy of the raids and arrests made during the convention were also arrested. In all, 672 people were put in handcuffs.
—  Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko

me before following ihatejonarbuckle: jon seems like an okay dude

me after following ihatejonarbuckle: jon arbuckle is a sad and pathetic excuse for a human being with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. he’s extremely misogynistic, a reckless driver, and as a cat owner his behavior is revolting!! he chose to adopt garfield, yet he acts as if his cat is a constant burden while constantly victimizing himself and neglecting his pets. like what kind of monster would feed his cat food that’s clearly not appropriate for cats to eat, and then have the heart to shame him for being fat? awful!! jon is just an evil and sinister man whose behavior is literally inexcusable, and mr. davis needs to make him face the consequences of his actions

You know, the Richard Spencer getting punched thing has made it VERY clear which groups of people I’m not actually safe around, if push comes to shove.  People who had SAID that they’d defend Jewish people, or even promised that, if shit hit the fan, they’d hide me, have said that this was inexcusable, and now I’m not wasting emotional energy on them.  Because they won’t.

If you think you’d have hidden Jews during the Holocaust, but think that punching Richard Spencer was “inexcusable,” then you’re kidding yourself.

in light of the recent, disturbing trends i’ve seen growing on tumblr and elsewhere lately, i’d like to clarify a few things about butchness as an identity, a concept, and a subject worthy of respect.

butch is a lesbian identity historically defined by aspects of presentation, behavior, and self-perception. it has its roots (at least in america) around world war ii, where thousands of women took on stereotypically masculine jobs in the women’s army corps, becoming welders, truck drivers, and more confident in breaking from feminine ideals. it emerged as a coherent idea within lesbianism around the forties when the lesbian bar scene took off and saw its heyday in the fifties and sixties, where butches learned from each other how to dress, act, woo femmes, and carry themselves and their brave identities with self-assurance and pride. since then, it has grown and changed alongside lesbian culture and gender perceptions, surfacing a little differently every decade.

butch is an intriguing and gorgeous gem from lesbian history (and lgbt history as a whole). lgbt individuals have forever sought ways to express their desires and identities outside of society’s stringent gender-based norms. masculinity, in particular, has been closely guarded, held holy, and a means of oppression. women who had nothing to do with men whatsoever — women hated by men as a whole — forged their own rules and roles and lifestyles from the ashes of men’s pride, with utter indifference towards that which men held dear.

butch is outside of the common perception of gender. it stands against the idea that gender identity and presentation must be thought of as completely distinct — and also allows that gender identity and presentation be held distinct and at odds with one another. there are butches who affirm themselves completely as women and butchness as an integral part of their womanhood, in opposition with the standards of femininity imposed upon women everywhere. there are butches who identify personally and intimately with the androgyny and gender nonconformity that butch presentation necessitates, and might go by he/his pronouns or have their children call them “dad” without being any less lesbian, any less butch. these are both completely valid and acceptable ways of being butch.

butch is not maleness or male privilege. butches are not men. masculine presentation does not a man make. butch is by necessity lesbian, and lesbianism by its very existence has everything to do with women and nothing to do with men. butch is complex, challenging, and diverse, and requires nuance in consideration and analysis. this is not something to hate. this is not something to fear. it is something to wonder at, to appreciate, to learn from.

butch is not evil. is not ugly, unless a butch would like to reclaim the ugliness that society’s spite has thrust upon her. is not oppressive. is not something to be conflated with maleness, whether cis or trans.

butch is beautiful. is handsome. is brave. is enduring. is revolutionary. is significant, both historically and for today. is magnificent. is admirable. is strong.

butch hatred is not the hatred of men or the hatred of some ridiculous, universally oppressive “masculinity.” butch hatred is hatred directed towards women and, furthermore, lesbians. butch hatred is the hatred of lesbians who have been a significant part of the backbone of lesbian culture as long as lesbian culture has existed. the women hated foremost in the twenties were those who wore pants. the women labeled as “gender inverts” for their posture, confident stance, and preference for “men’s activities” in the late nineteenth century wrote the first books women like them could turn to for stories of women’s love for women, for women not acting the way women ought to. (see the well of loneliness by radclyffe hall.)

butches are not privileged for their butchness. butches are widely disadvantaged and punished for their gender nonconformity. the fact that we live in a day and age where some people — some lesbians, even — are so isolated from actual gender dynamics that they would believe that women can get goodies from society for not acting “like women” is completely, wickedly mind-boggling.

stop with “masculine privilege.” stop with “butch privilege.” stop with “femme oppression,” which is a post for another day. the hatred of butches is frankly inexcusable and deeply shameful. you are better than this, and butches deserve far, far more than the spite and ignorance you show them.

this post is wholly inclusive of trans butches.

blogs that make fun of “bad” art by random internet artists (as opposed to big studios, etc) are awful and malicious, and i say this as someone who used to be an avid follower of such blogs in my edgy tween days and as someone whose art was once featured on such a blog (one of the popular ones). i didn’t understand how badly it hurt until it happened to me because i was a thoughtless child, and it made me stop drawing altogether for almost a year. if it happened again today obviously it wouldn’t have that effect on me because I Am An Adult and i’ve learned how to handle even spiteful criticism, but to 13-year-old emotionally stunted me, it was devastating.

don’t make fun of a kid’s art, however Cringey you see it as. it’s inexcusable.


Sean Spicer Just Claimed That Hitler Never Used Chemical Weapons

When another reporter asked him to clarify the comment, Spicer fumbled through an explanation and defense.

“I think when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing,” Spicer said.

“But in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns and dropped them down to innocent into the middle of towns…I appreciate the clarification, that was not the intent,” he said.

Then, after the briefing, he released a statement saying he was not “trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust.”

Then he sent out a clarification to that clarification, changing “innocent people” to “population centers.:

He then clarified the clarification to the clarification, saying "any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable.”

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People Who Deserved Better in 13 Reasons Why

-Jeff Atkins
-Hannah Baker
-Zach Dempsey (what he did was wrong and inexcusable-but he has a kind heart and truly is a nice guy. He’s just surrounded by the wrong people.)
-Jeff Atkins
-Mrs. Baker (and Mr. Baker)
-Hannah Baker
-T o n y
-Jeff Atkins
-Clay Jensen tbh
-All the kids who needed counseling (because Mr. Porter was a fucking idiot)
-Hannah Baker
-J E F F A T K I N S

anonymous asked:

You seem to imply that SJW's are asking politely for people to stop being offensive when this is simply not the case. The Berkeley riots show that some are attempting to prevent certain types of speech by the use of violence. This is the root of the backlash and whats worse is that a lot of the people in the movement, like myself, used to be quite left until I was threatened with violence by members of the far left for arguing that using violence to silence political opposition was immoral.

Opposition to ideas falls on a spectrum. There are a bunch of people who are like “ALL CIS HET MEN ARE SCUM” and, like, whatever. Sure, if they don’t realize that that perspective is its own kind of bigotry, let’s hope they will someday.

But the majority of the social justice movement just wants recognition that American culture is far from fair, and a continued attempt from humans and government to make it more fair. I have criticized the social justice movement before because I think it focuses too much on riling up the base with attacks and misleading statistics rather than creating messages that can convince others that these problems exist. But all sides are doing that right now, and I think it’s fair to say that the social justice movement does it a fair bit less than its opposition (who basically invented coordinated online bullying and internet “fear and smear” campaigns.)

If anyone is a pioneer of that, it’s Milo, who has an amazing detachment from reality that makes him look and sound remarkably reasonable in one moment, before he turns on a dime into patient zero for hate campaigns. Of course, that doesn’t justify destroying property that had nothing to do with Milo or his event. But the ‘Berkeley Riots’, as you call them pretty clearly resulted from organized shit-bags who’s ideology is more about destruction than progress jumping in on the protest and turning parts of it into a riot. 

I’m sorry and very sad to hear that you’ve been threatened by members of this movement, that’s awful and inexcusable and also just bad activism. Things like that almost always come from a place of fear, and as both sides of this debate have had their fear appealed to so regularly, it is all too common for discourse to break down. 

I will say, additionally, that I am threatened with violence from anti-SJWs and Trump supporters on Twitter pretty much daily. 

heather fuckin chandler

lemme tell u something about heather chandler

heather was rude and bitchy and a total bully with inexcusable actions but tbh????? she deserves so much more than life gave her

heather chandler had one real friend

veronica hated her and heather duke hated her

heather mcnamara however is the only one that even remotely liked her as far as we can tell

she called heather chandler her best friend, and after giving martha that note, she went back over to the heathers and actually hugged onto heather chandler’s arm (which was insanely cute btw i love it)

everyone else in the school thought she was hot but none of them liked her

and the sad part about it??? i’m pretty sure heather at least somewhat cared for her friends

she had pictures of her and veronica in a photobooth in her locker along with other pictures of her and her friends

i mean, she really did like veronica too

she brought veronica to a college party instead of her other friends, she gets pissed off when veronica talks to other people (ESPECIALLY jd oh god she gets so mad), and according to veronica, heather calls her late at night just to babble and talk about literally whatever

she confides in veronica, she likes her, and chansaw is rEAL just very one sided and repressed

and do u think i’m done bc i’m NOT

tw mentions of rape and sexual abuse below

i noticed something v upsetting while watching the movie about heather at the party

there was a short scene of heather making out with one of the college guys at the party but she pulls away and says she just wants to get back to the party, which he responds with that they will, but she just looks so hot tonight and he can’t help himself

and here’s where it hit me in the feels HARD

heather’s expression after he says those words

she seems uncomfortable, a bit nervous, and it becomes clear that she doesn’t want to

and the fact that it’s not something she wants to do really stands out when the college guy’s hand moves to her upper back and he actually has to move her downwards

shortly afterwards, there’s a very short clip where she stares at herself in the mirror, drinking a glass of water, and then she suddenly spits out all the water over her reflection with this look of disgust, looking at herself the entire time

now i think this scene is overlooked for a specific reason, and that reason is the other girls in the movie

when ram is kissing heather mcnamara, she is very clearly struggling and pushing at him and fighting

when jd kisses veronica when she tries to leave him, she fights him and pushes and escapes

but heather chandler doesn’t fight

she doesn’t say a word, she doesn’t try to leave, she doesn’t fight him at all

here’s the thing about that

heather chandler is a very sensible person who can tell when something isn’t right

we see this when she claims jd should be put in prison for bringing a gun to school because he’s clearly dangerous, while her friends don’t think it’s a big deal

when jd hands her the cup, she immediately assumes that because of what happened last night, veronica did something to the cup to prank her and at first refuses to drink it

she’s smart, she’s clever, and she knows what’s going on

and because she knows these things, i think she’d also know that there are some men who don’t take kindly to a girl saying no

think carefully

they were alone in a room, and if she happened to refuse and he got violent and hurt her, nobody would see or hear it happen

she knows this and knows that for her own safety, it’s better to go along with it, get it over with, and go back to the party

this is all entirely speculation and i’m just going off of little details here but quite honestly, it makes sense to me 

tldr: she was a bitch, but heather chandler honestly needs a protection squad and deserved so much better and i just have a lot of emotions about her

“...why are there so many potted plants?”

Ted the Animator: “…what?”

Carl the Animator: “I was just lookin’ at the model sheets for all the vacationers leaving….”

Ted the Animator: “And they have some potted plants?”

Carl the Animator: “More than that. Way, way too many.”

Ted the Animator: “….really?”

Carl the Animator: “It’s like every other car has one precariously strapped to the top.”

Ted the Animator: “That’s a bit bizarre.”

Carl the Animator: “They just keep driving by! A never-ending onslaught!”

Ted the Animator: “…whoa.”

Carl the Animator: “I mean, who goes vacationing with their potted plant, anyway?”

Ted the Animator: “Maybe they’re, like, souvenirs?”

Carl the Animator: “They’re all so precariously-strapped to the top, though. That kind of disregard for a souvenir plant is inexcusable.”

Ted the Animator: “Also… what with Hawaii being an island and all, I’d be interested in seeing how they intend to bring those with them on the trip home.”

Carl the Animator: “It just never ends. The potted plantpocolypse doesn’t–… doesn’t… wait….”

Ted the Animator: “Huh?”

Carl the Animator: “…hold up, why does that person have a broom and pitchfork with them?”

Ted the Animator: “Wait, what?”

Carl the Animator: “Seriously, they have an actual pitchfork.”

Ted the Animator: “I’d like to see ‘em get that thing through customs and security.”

Carl the Animator: “I’m telling you, this scene is the strangest thing I’ve seen in months, and we’re barely 5 minutes into the movie.”

Ted the Animator: “These, Carl… these are the true mysteries of Scooby-Doo.”

As I’m rereading Harry Potter, I’m struck by how wrong my remembered impression of Severus Snape is. Snape’s story arc is certainly a fascinating and complicated one, a man dealing with deep pain and serious baggage; a man whose ultimate loyalty and acts of heroism at the cost of his own life helped save his world. But none of that mitigates the fact that he was a horrendous jackass, not only to Harry but to most of the students not of his own house. Regardless of his bravery later, it took a special kind of cowardice and petty meanness to take out the pain and rage from his personal demons on children, especially those whose upbringing and instruction in life had been entrusted to his care. I suspect that the main reason I, and others, remember him with some fondness is Alan Rickman’s brilliant portrayal, a performance by an actor  we rightly love and whose interpretation softens a lot of Snape’s harsher edges. But, despite Harry’s own desire to honor Snape’s memory, the professor is not a man to look up to or emulate. 

Minerva McGonagall, on the other hand, I love more on every page.

anonymous asked:

Even tho Cassie Clare was problematic at first, she got a whole lot better in her later books- Jem in TID, Cristina in TDA, etc. The Last Hours series is going to be released starting either 2018 or 2019, and it's going to have two biracial (British-Iranian) siblings. One of them will be a focal POV main character. Her name's Cordelia. Unfortunately the fandom thinks she is white because she has red hair. I wonder if they ignored the fact she has brown skin and speaks Farsi?

Cassandra Clare might have characters of color and LGBT+ characters in her books, and she might try to seem “inclusive” and “progressive” with “her” work. I think, however, that she utterly fails at that. Under the cut, a list of all the reasons why her diversity isn’t worth much, and why I don’t think anyone should be giving her any more money, as she will just keep on dissapointing. Call this… 

The Cassandra Clare is inexcusable masterpost: 

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Ok so Colbert is trending on twitter because of this string of insults against Trump one of them being “You’re a cockholster for Putin!”
So now the Trumpys are asking him to be fired because its homophobic and????
Is it? Because I’m pretty sure the insult is supposed to be that he’s Putin’s. Not that it’s gay?
Like don’t get me wrong the homosexual act is clearly part of the joke but I felt like this was a play on Putin’s own bigotry?
And finally even if this is just inexcusably out of taste, does anyone who supported Trump actually have a right to cry bigot anymore? I mean, Mike Pence exists. In real life.

Me after the last episode of s2: Yeah Lotor was a super shitty in vdotu and what he did was inexcusable and he was also a very one note character however I am curious to see what the vld staff has planned out for him and I hope he will be a good villain and a worthy opponent to voltron and less stalker-y and creepy than he was in vdotu

Lotor stans: OMG look at my sassy gay sinnamon roll uwu #lotorprotectionsquad I can’t wait to see him emotionally manipulate lance lmao!! Also look at this sex slave au i wrote where lance is captured by Lotor and forced to be his sex toy LMAO SO HAWT XD

Me now: I hate Lotor with every fibre of my being, I’m gonna fight this trick ass bitch myself in the produce section of a super wal-mart in Kentucky on a Thrusday with nothing but my bare fists and my dreams and aspirations!