liberal tweeter has to stop being confused that christian conservatives and fascists think sexual assault is fine when they do it, literally the ideology is that like the Ideal Man has earned access to the (Pure) Woman as a national resource, when they have a problem w violence against women by liberal men it’s about the men being undeserving and not on their side
hey you know what makes me furious? all the negative portrayals of Christians in fiction media. We’re not supposed to be hateful and intolerant of every little flaw, we’re not supposed to just /say/ we’re Christians and then do things like cuss have affairs and just… s i n without caring about it. That’s how SO many people write Christians, and it’s inaccurate to how we’re supposedto act and downright infuriating.
-Don’t ship the actual actors from Falsettos with each other!!!!
-Stephanie J Block is a straight woman with a husband!!! She’s happily married!!
-Brandon Uranowitz is in a good relationship with his boyfriend Zach, he’s gay!
-Andrew Rannells is a gay man!!
-Christian Borle is a STRAIGHT man!!
-I’m 90% sure both Betsy and Tracie are straight! But still don’t ship people irl!
-Shipping the actors/shipping real life people is really creepy! Especially when you ship a straight person then a gay person together!! Please respect the actors, their relationships, and their sexualities.
He was a Jew.
He was Palestinian.
He was Brown.
He was anti-colonialism.
He was anti-cultural appropriation.
He taught socialism and sharing.
He loved sinners, including prostitutes, tax collectors (thieves of the day), divorcées (sluts of the day) and murderers.
Some of the people he respected and loves the most were women.
He was for racial equality.
He was NOT apple pie, white, blond, capitalist, meninist, anti-immigrant, shaming, antisemitic, racist, gay-bashing, or a fan of basically anything Donald Trump.
Today is the anniversary of the beginning of the Newsboy Strike of 1899
And while you listen to Newsies for the umpteenth time today, I ask you to remember those very young, very real newsboys who started it all.
When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst decided to raise the price of a newsboy bundle of papers from 50 cents per hundred to 60 cents, purely to increase the sales of their newspaper. They didn’t think about the toll that would take on the kids that hauled their papers around, selling them for pennies to support themselves and families. These newspaper tycoons didn’t think those boys would realize how unfair that was on them. They clearly didn’t think they were smart enough.
On July 21, 1899, a bunch of angry kids with no money refused to sell those newspapers, demanding that the owners of the papers lower the price back. Within weeks, that small group of kids turned into 5,000 that successfully stopped traffic from coming across the Brooklyn bridge. Not only did that stop paper distribution in the city, but also in most New England cities, which is a HUGE feat. The newspapers tried to get men to sell the papers, but even those men sided with newsboys and refused to sell
After two weeks, Pulitzer & Hearst and the newsboys came to an agreement: the price would not be lowered, but the newspaper companies would now buy back all unsold newspapers; and on August 2, 1899, the strike ended.
The story of the strike is SO. IMPORTANT. These boys are among the earliest examples of not only unions, but among youth rights. These kids brought to light the awful conditions in which the youth of cities worked. They slaved away rain or shine, snow or sleet, well or sick, night or day. And those newsboys didn’t even work in factories, where lives were at risk with all of the dangerous equipment being operated by children. There were no breaks, no provided water or snacks, or anything that we now take for granted because we are used to having our rights as workers respected, thanks in part to these newsboys.
Not only that, but these boys are one of the earliest examples of youth movements! These kids…these CHILDREN…were able to effectively shut down aN ENTIRE. CITY. More importantly, they shut down New York. They are proof of the power that youth can have when banded together. So if you ever think that your voice doesn’t matter, think of these boys and how a few turned into thousands.
I know when we think of Newsies, we think of beautiful dancing gay boys who belt their hearts out about Santa Fe. But today, think about the very real boys who slaved for their rights, and ultimately our rights. Because of their strike, our rights are now respected as working individuals of this country. Because of their strike, the rights of the youth of this country are now respected.
Thank you. Thank you to the boys who refused to be stepped on. Thank you to the boys who refused to give up. Thank you to the boys who stopped the World.
God is bigger. He’s stronger. He’s more mighty then the sin you are struggling with. YOU CAN’T DO IT. BUT HE CAN. Stop darling. Know Him. Open the Bible. Breathe deeply. Pray. And come home. Just come back…