everyone go send time magazine “Where is Laverne Cox?” in their ask box
This is not about personal preference. My feelings about the people on this list range from adoration to indifference to disgust. But none of these people had as positive reaction as Laverne Cox and Lupita Nyong’o did. In fact, many of them actually have a higher percentage of “no” than “yes”. With the exception of Benedict Cumberbatch, Laverne Cox received more reactions than anybody else, AND she has one of the highest “yes” percentages of anybody on the voting list.
So what is the point of voting, if the results of the voting don’t matter? We were told to vote for who we believed should be on the list, we did, and two of the people who received the most affirmative votes were not included.
So what was the point? Did you include them in the voting as some sort of kick-back, or an attempt to placate their fans, without any intention of including them? You included Megyn Kelly in a list entitled “pioneers”, and yet Laverne Cox has done more pioneering for the rights and interests of trans women than Megyn Kelly has ever done. You included two men who run dictatorships and commit human right violations routinely, people in media who haven’t really done anything spectacular within their fields, two politicians who had overwhelmingly negative reactions and…the Koch brothers?
Perhaps you had other criteria for the title “influential”. Perhaps a trans woman who campaigns for the rights and awareness of issues relating to trans women (one of the most denigrated groups in the world) didn’t meet that standard. Perhaps being awarded several humanitarian-related awards and being the key note speaker at several events wasn’t enough. Perhaps a woman who dares to speak out about these issues at the risk of her very identity being derided and attacked, because she wants to make her community better and she wants to help young girls just like her accept themselves and grow up in a better world just wasn’t influential enough for you.
And I guess a young actress who swept the awards season isn’t what you would call influential. I guess a woman who took on an emotionally trying role in a film that highlighted the atrocities on our nation’s past wasn’t good enough. A dark skinned woman who has just been deemed the most beautiful woman in the world, bringing hope and happiness to millions of black girls and women who are often insulted because of their skin—that just didn’t quite meet the same standards as being in a few films in one year.
Or maybe, just maybe, the accomplishments of these two women challenge societal norms too much. Maybe what they have done and what they stand for is too uncomfortable for your readership and your editor. Maybe you just think the people the Koch brothers and Rand Paul influence are more important than the people Laverne and Lupita influence.
And that is a damn shame.
Bullshit. All bullshit.
fav person of the day
because actually helping people with cosplay emergencies!
literally the most important man at supanova this year
he gave me double sided tape
what a good human being
petition to have a designated Captain Patch-It at all cons from now on.
Every con needs a squad of these guys.
This made me so uncomfortable.
this honestly gives me anxiety just looking at it
Nooooooooooooooooo fuck that
Fuck all of that
"Ethiopia ranks 12th in the world in per-capita traffic accident deaths.”
N O P E
and then they didnt put her on the final list
Holy crap, that character customization. What, what, what.
EA TAKE NOTICE.
i need this right now i don’t care if there’s no playable game i just want the character creator give me the character creator
GIVE TO ME
YOU COULD LITERALLY MAKE IT LOOK EXACTLY LIKE YOURSELF
I WANT IT SO BAD
I want this so bad
Do not let me anywhere near this.
I will be gone for YEARS.
so much for the “if you can’t pronounce the ingredients you shouldn’t eat it” thing am i right?
EVERYTHING IS CHEMICALS
This. Is. AWESOME. THANK YOU!!!!
If anyone ever tells you that something you can’t pronounce or “sounds like a chemical” is bad for you, laugh in their face.
don’t forget that there’s enough potassium in 200 bananas to give you the same radiation dosage as a chest xray.
Inspired by this
Why is DreamWorks in this Disney post?
Because it’s not just about Disney?
obviously this isn’t a ‘Disney post’
The OP is fucking “Dreamberks” why are people surprised to see non-Disney characters?
John Scalzi gets it.
Enough already, dudebros. Give it a fucking rest. We get it: you think vaginas are scary. PLEASE MOVE ALONG INTO THE DUSTBIN OF EMBARRASSING HISTORY WHERE YOU BELONG.
"The point isn’t ALL men are menaces to women, the point is ALL women have been menaced by men."
I need to remember that.
Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”
Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com
me avoiding all my responsibilities
did she just kick a laser beam in half
Wisconsin snow storm versus flooding in Ireland
Ireland isn’t fucking around with the sealing capabilities of their doors
While I agree that Tennessee is fucked up, parental involvement is vital to a good education. School can only teach kids who care about learning, and that starts with the parents. So yeah, if someone isn’t capable of being involved in their child’s schooling every day and they choose to have kids anyway, they are crippling those kids and need to make better choices.
This scene was actually when I went from feeling more or less neutral on Joan to actively disliking her.
Because wow, that was patronizing.
I loved that scene in Elementary.
1) Firstly, because it immediately deconstructs the “hero throws and breaks something in frustration” cliche (Sherlock throwing a glass slide in HoB, anyone?) it might even be seen as a parody of that cliche.
2) Secondly, because the dynamic is different between a man and a woman than it would be between two women or two men, the visual of a man smashing something in a temper in front of a woman can be taken as threatening or borderline abusive. Joan Watson immediately shows that she is not intimidated by Holmes’ behavior.
3) Lastly? One of the running themes of Elementary is the deconstruction of Sherlock Holmes as the solitary, antisocial genius, and his becoming a member of a community. Holmes’ gifts are given their due respect, but no one in Elementary plays the game of Because Sherlock Holmes is a Bloody Genius He Can Do Whatever He Wants So There. When Sherlock goes after Moriarty (“M”), Captain Gregson suspends him. When Sherlock doesn’t want to talk about his addiction, Alfredo says “You’ve got to get over yourself.” And when Sherlock behaves like a spoiled child, Joan tells him “Use your words.”
You see Joan patronizing Sherlock. I see a member of Sherlock’s community teaching him how to behave like an adult member of that community.
Popular media portrays men patronizing women constantly & it’s considered neutral, but a woman patronizing a man is enough to flip people into incandescent rage. Not saying that’s what OP is feeling, but a woman patronizing a man is definitely a hot trigger.
I also want to point out that throwing and breaking things is one of the ways many domestic abusers (statistically likely to be men trying to intimidate/control/harm women) exert dominance and threaten & control their partners. There is nothing like a display of violence and destruction to remind a person that said violence and destruction could be visited upon their person, you know? So there is ABSOLUTELY a power differential at play here, even if they aren’t romantically/sexually involved and even if the writers didn’t intend for there to be. So Joan responding in kind, in a calm demonstrative way, is a way of her taking control of a charged situation and pointing out that yes, he’s acting like a childish dick throwing a temper tantrum and she isn’t going to let that slide/excuse him/clean up his mess for him.
this commentary is so important to me
Yeah, the above, not patronizing. Sherlock did something emotional and short-sighted, and, later, Joan did the same thing to point out to him that he’d made a poor choice. It is, perhaps, not the best way to handle that, but it is certainly a valid decision and it will get through to Sherlock where other messages may not.