You know the film “Taken” right? Even if you haven’t seen it, you know the basic idea? Liam Neeson’s daughter goes abroad, pretends she’s behaving but *~gasp~* goes and talks to /boys/, gets herself kidnapped and sold into sex slavery all through not being a perfectly obedient…
Thank goodness for The L Word and Portia de Rossi. Before the mid-aughts, when the former premiered and the latter came out of the closet, the pernicious stereotype of the mannish, poorly dressed lesbian dominated the public perception. But, thanks to the hyperfeminine “new lesbian” of the 2000s, at long…
"Somehow we’ve even come to a point where it’s easier to think of straight butch TV characters—Game of Thrones’ Brienne of Tarth, Coaches Shannon Beiste and Sue Sylvester of Glee, and Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck, to name a few, than it is to come up with an actual butch lesbian. (OK, there’s Big Boo on Orange Is the New Black, but that’s it.)"
dang 2 true (but we all know why… bc we are reassured they are straight aka still real women!)
While we’re at it, let’s not forget that today is the 71st anniversary of the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto (not to be confused with the Warsaw Uprising).
You’ve probably seen this iconic WW2 picture before:
It’s a picture of Jewish civilians being taken prisoner during the German’s efforts to quench the uprising. These people were defending themselves against extermination- the Germans had entered the ghetto on April 19th with the intent of emptying it. You can guess in what ways.
This uprising wasn’t a military act- it was a civilian self-defense, a last stand against execution.
On this date Warsaw citizens wear daffodils to remember them. Daffodils bloom in April, from a distance they look remarkably like a yellow star, and were the flowers that Marek Edelman, one of the Uprising’s leaders, would place at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes every year.
millions of real existing people fall in love with straight men. what the fuck
im still thinking about this. they dont just befriend and hang out with straight men, they get emotional about them. they think ‘this person is the best thing that ever happened to me’. i think there was a time when this phenomenon made sense to me but now it does not.
i think the purest expression of the american dream seen so far is george w bush becoming a painter. if he did what he did in some other country he would have been put to death by the international criminal court. thank god we had to foresight to make that thing not apply to the usa
Oh come on. His paintings were BAD, but putting him to death for them? That’s going a bit far.
i think the paintings are good. i was referring to how he killed over a million people
the shop owner was a guy and creeping on me, like telling me “you have the character to carry that off!” while motioning at chest level and pausing before “character.” THEN as we left he said “congratulations! what school?” and i was like “…school?” and he said “yes, prom?” and i was like no it’s a wedding dude, i’m not a teenager, sorry