Islam says what it has always said. That all people in this world are equal and that no person should experience people talking behind their back. That no offence should be made against them, that they should not be judged, or made into a laughing stock. So if you hear anybody use religion to legitimise their hate, then don’t listen to them. Because hate doesn’t come from religion, it comes from fear.
—  Sana, Skam 3.8

Okay so in his senior year, Bitty becomes the captain of the SMH. 

Everyone thinks this was a great decision; they expect that his encouragement they’ve witnessed at the Haus and around campus will naturally form the basis of his leadership style. 


I have three words for you: Soviet Morning Calisthenics. 

Bitty, it turns out, has decided that what the SMH needs is to learn how to be lighter on their feet, faster, and more flexible. He made a very compelling case to Coaches Murray and Hall (Murray, an ex-figure skater himself, saw the benefits), and so it was decided that warmups would be dedicated to the exercise plan that Bitty remembers Katya having drilled into him. It’s a whole new world for the hockey players, and they are SUFFERING. Bitty’s also got them doing stretches and yoga designed specifically to improve flexibility. 

Bitty is very harshly critical and will hear no complaints. He is channeling his inner Katya and the boys are discovering that this is COMPLETELY TERRIFYING. Nobody was prepared. Everyone is filled with regrets during AM practice. 

That’s not to say that he isn’t also the encouraging, nurturing captain they thought he would be; but that side of him comes out after they’re done with his warmups. But first thing in the morning? 

Welcome to hell, SMH. Welcome to hell. 


When you call Donald Trump or other horrible people psychotic or retarded or autistic, you’re not being progressive. You are instead doing exactly what Trump and his supporters are doing - blaming a marginalized, vulnerable group of people for something that isn’t their fault -  and you are thus part of the problem.