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It’s gotten to the point where I literally cannot read a mainstream media’s article about The 100….. They REFUSE to not oversimplify the show I feel like it’s a fucking soap with the “Bellamy has always been the ‘bad boy’” or like “Clarke: heartbroken over Lost Love!” or like “Octavia, a total badass with a sword and heart of gold” and “Can Bellamy even be redeemed?? (Pike did shoot Octavia’s Grounder Love after all!!)” or like “Murphy, the sassy amoral white guy, is such an original character! Ten Reasons Why He’s Better Than Bellamy” Like…… Do these people even…watch the show????

people who are like ‘’ok natalie said that but this houseguest said something problematic too’’ are not in the right mindset lol. just because there is another hg who also said or did something wrong doesn’t mean it excuses nat’s behavior and you prolly don’t have the intention to but it’s what you’re doing when you’re changing the subject to another hg.

anonymous asked:

Isn't the difference between what D is doing and what L is doing is: we are operating under the assumption L is still obligated to some kind of contract that requires his closet; whereas D is choosing a PR relationship - something to increase her exposure, keep her name in the news. They are using each other no doubt, but their motivations are different. L fulfilling a contract, D looking for a boost in her career?

As I’ve explained before I don’t personally make those assumptions.  I think it’s entirely possible that some of what Louis is doing is contractual, but I also think it’s possible that Louis is doing this entirely for storytelling reasons as a way of managing the other situation. I also don’t know what level of freely Danielle is choosing a PR relationship.  While it probably isn’t contractual (unless it was started under the auspices of her old TV show, which doesn’t seem very likely to me) - actors can be put under a huge amount of pressure by managers, casting agents and the like.  

I guess my question for people who are assuming that she entered into it freely and she didn’t - if you discovered you were wrong - and that she was actually under far more pressure to enter this fake relationship than he was - would you judge Louis as harshly as you are now judging Danielle. 

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On top of that - why judge either of them? Is there something spectacularly shameful about a fake relationship? What difference does their reason for entering into it make? 

I’m generally quite reluctant to say ‘it’s OK that you took this job as long as I assess that you have no choice, but if you did have a choice I’m going to judge you’. I have no time for that sort of logic - and the way it leaves no space for people’s agency. 

Things discoursers will do to make the LGBT+ community “safe” :

- policing people’s identities

- refusing to acknowledge the existence of certain orientations

- refusing to acknowledge the prejudices one can encounter for being a certain orientation

- belittling people’s personal experiences regarding their orientation

- making fun of orientations / gender identity, if they are lesser known

- forcing the gender binary on non-binary people

- when they are cis, constantly opting out of cis privilege, talking over trans people

- attacking, mocking, expressing disgust, hatred, violence, towards entire orientations

- and many others !

But keep going, folks! All of this is surely exactly what the LGBT+ community needs. That’s totally not like the way straight dyadic/non-intersex cis people treat us ! Not at all ! This is how you will keep us safe ! Keep up the great work !!!

thinking about sherlock and sex in an abstract way is so.. h

That feeling when you really want to show your friends the media you like but you’re also kind of scared to because you have Very Strong Opinions on it and you worry your friend might have The Wrong Opinions and you’re worried about the strain it might put on your friendship.

I think it is very important that we don’t erase the fact that Khalid was a CHRISTIAN. He was an Arab-American Christian and painting him as a Muslim only serves to erase his identity and religious beliefs. As someone on Twitter said: “Khalid Jabara’s murder is reminder that all Arabs, regardless of beliefs, are in danger of being a victim of a hate crime.”

I also think it’s important that people realize that whilst Khalid was a Christian, his murder wasn’t just rooted in racism, but also Islamophobia. I’ve seen posts try to say that Khalid’s murder had nothing to do with Islamophobia, but that’s not true.

According to the Jabara Family Statement, released on Victoria Jabara William’s Facebook:

“This suspect had a history of bigotry against our family. He repeatedly attacked our ethnicity and perceived religion, making racist comments. He often called us “dirty Arabs,” “filthy Lebanese,” “Aye-rabs,” and “Mooslems”—a fact highlighted by the Tulsa Police Department who also heard these comments from the suspect. The suspect’s bigotry was not isolated to us alone. He made xenophobic comments about many in our community – “filthy Mexican” and the “n” word were all part of his hateful approach to anyone from a different background.”

Khalid’s murderer, Vernon Majors, was not only a racist who hated Arabs and Mexicans, but he was also an Islamophobic piece of shit and a bigot who assumed that all Arabs are Muslims. Islam is being racialized.

And this is the terrible reality of Islamophobia: it kills Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and I could go on.

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