So stoked about the Hobby Lobby ruling today. Officially going to incorporate myself so I can get a religious exemption for my student loans debt they violate my deeply held religious conviction that all debts are supposed to be forgiven every seven years, as per the book of Deuteronomy.
Admit it we were all a little bummed out that the old lady didn’t actually all that badass fighting in this scene
Don’t play dumb, even if they want you to.
Props to her for pointing out problematic behavior without putting down the women in general.
it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
i absolutely do not expect young people who are financially dependent on their family to risk losing their support system in the name of allyship. i expect them to be aware of what their family is doing, aware that it’s not okay, and aware of why it’s not okay, but demanding that young people pick a fight with the people paying their bills is incredibly fucked-up
The saddest thing is that most people will find this humorous instead of serious. We’re standing right beside one another, and yet we text others instead of actually speaking to each other. Have you ever sat down and thought about how uncomfortable we now are around one another that it’s so bad that we literally pretend to be texting someone when we’re not, just so it’s less awkward to stand beside people? What’s supposed to strengthen our bonds has taken away from it. It’s time to take our faces out of our phones and notice the world, give a kind gesture to someone, and go SEE your friends instead of just texting them.
I’m going to let that sink in.
Ah yes let me just up and leave school right in between my classes so I can go see the friend 40 miles away that i’m currently texting instead of making idle chit chat with the people around me that I don’t particularly care for.
Fuck your pretentious shit.
"whines evil technology is making people antisocial its not real communication if its not face to face and im a pretentious self righteous shitbaby that asks random people on the street for the time and feels good about it"
Let me borrow that top.
I just had a big conversation about this with my sister but I’m going to keep this short.
I always hesitate to hail LoK as the paragon of little brown girl representation because I know it can be so much better, in ways both in-story and in terms of the creative decisions, but I will always clarify that in terms of animated brown girl leads, Legend of Korra has been absolutely groundbreaking. I will never diminish that. Korra, and LoK are extremely important in that regard. (All the more reason I wish it were better; that love/hope/awareness of importance and critique go hand in hand,but I digress.)
At the end of the day, in terms of breaking (certain) status quos, LoK is significant. It’s not the best, but gdi it’s kind of a lighthouse because there just aren’t enough shows like it.
And the network that signed it was reluctant to have a girl in the first place. Just like they were terrified of having female-character action figures almost a decade ago.
So yeah, I do feel a loss in that way.
I know how important that visual representation is. How important seeing a heroine that looks like you on television, even if the stories and personalities and relationships have their own issues that need to be unpacked and discussed.
Like, even if this is a calculated trial shift to Nick producing online exclusive shows or the like, it is veryyyy telling that it was this show chosen to serve as the test run. And I’ve heard the “Oh, it’s on Hulu, oh it’ll be online, oh download it” side of things” and: nah.
Not having that show air on television does rip it away from a number of households. As tech-connected as we all are in the age of the internet, the technology gap is still very real and disproportionately affects poc households. So even that simple “watch it online” immediately renders it unwatchable, and thus negates it as a form of positive and mainstream visual representation. One less positive formative influence.
And it sucks to have a medium shift halfway through a show, and I do feel sorry for the creative team on that note. Like damn, my heart goes out to them on that one. But I mean I’ve resented Nick’s treatment of their sagas (AtLA and LoK) from the get go, just as I side eye their current forward push away from these animated fantasy shows, and towards the stock 101 #comedy driven stuff.
I think they were standing on the fence between exploring uncharted animated territory and going back to the network tried and true status quo, and they went with the latter. It makes sense, but it’s also sooooo fucking boring and sooooooooooooooooo fucking disappointing.
I resent their choices.
And it is god damn frustrating, because Western Animation is a relatively young game, but then you see things like this happen, it becomes so clear that the groups are already formed. It’s a fucking wrap. The rules are set and the slots are filled and the good ole boys are already established and they make it nearly impossible to join and certainly nigh impossible to rewrite the hegemony.
this ask really got away from me
So yeah, at the end of the day, I hate to see it screwed by the network this way.
des dearest captured my feelings perfectly tho.