I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.
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….what if she says ‘maybe.’
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this is for real, very important stuff right here
VIVA LA PLUTO
I will always be proud of you. — Rat Queens #8
I love the Hawkeye initiative because this is how males should be portrayed in comics.
by Hellboy/JC Soto
Behold dat ass
Oh… my… god.
If that isn’t in print I will cry. C’mon Marvel, pick up the Hawkeye initiative.
you can just FEEL the empowerment
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. also check out that one skrull THAT IS SUPER INTO THIS. HE’S SO FUCKING CUTE
I think I can call it a part two of series “Carlos being done with Cecil’s shit”.
First thing that came to my mind when I saw this headcanon of Cecil. Unfortunately I don’t know whose headcanon is this.
Edit: Ok, I was told that it belongs to francesksgk :)
Prints available for sale at Society6.
I don’t think we have any real idea what femininity would be like in the absence of very strange forces trying to constrain it. Or masculinity, for that matter, although the constraints there are quite a bit different.
based on my nearly pop-culture-free/pop-culture-repulsed (and fairly socially isolated) childhood…
they’re pretty much the same if nobody is telling you what you have to be.
My best guess from extrapolating outwards from myself (and a few friends I’ve found who were raised in similar ways) is that most people would end up being a mixture of the traits we currently associate with male and female, without a huge tie to whatever was lurking in their pants and head except wrt courtship behaviors.
This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy.
I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.
Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.
One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.
There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.
I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.
There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.
And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.
It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.
And the thing is that so many young men and teenage boys find Family Guy to be the “funniest” show imaginable. They quote it endlessly and go on and on about it because that’s how the show was designed.
But along with all this crude humor they love so much, these boys are taking in normalized emotional, verbal, and physical abuse and domestic violence. All these things are a joke to them. A lot of shows are bad with this, but I think Family Guy is one of the all-time worst. Abuse and domestic violence is nothing more than a punchline. It’s not just a normalized thing in the plotline. It is the literal joke.
Plus all of the two female characters in this show—Meg, Lois—are only punchlines. (Haha insecure teenage girl! Haha hot mom! How original.) Nothing extremely wild and crazy happens to them, unless these wild things show just how “useless” and “silly” they are in the end.
I hate how abuse is handled in this show. I hate how women are treated in this show. I hate how racist it is. How homophobic it is. How crude it is. How it’s not OFF THE AIR ALREADY. And how obsessed men are with it. And how easy men are taking it all in.
I hate this show so much. I hate it hate it hate it!!
There was a study mentioned on that Blurred Lines documentary (talks about it at 19:30) on the BBC, where they put a couple of sexist men into a group of neutral men and were then told a series of sexists jokes about women. The sexists men were found to feel validated by these jokes and acceptable in a humorous context, and would also find the sexism around them more acceptable on a societal level. This is what Family Guy does. It empowers the sexist men, and practically encourages them to act in a misogynistic and sexist manner.
Also, Lisa looks so sorry for Meg in that last image. It hurts my heart, its like she knows.
(wow, every time I see this the commentary gets more on-point)
Also, IN ADDITION to teaching guys that those types of stereotypes are a-ok, having shows with lots of sexism as a constant in their environment teaches GIRLS to act like they’re somehow lesser. Actually, it really makes me wonder if that’s one of the reasons there’s almost a separate women/girls culture inside of the larger pop culture - it’s a defense mechanism to deal with either the emotional onslaught, the believed inferiority, or both at the same time.
Poor Dye seems like he led a stressful life inside his gross little cup, but now I’m trying to give him a home and fix him up a bit.