Promoting men’s body positivity. We all don’t have chiseled abs.
I appreciate this post. For many reasons.
been waiting for a post like this!
That first black guy in the second picture though
if you tell someone ‘no’ and they respond with “FINE……….” or “guess ill be all alone….” or “its okay im used to having my hopes crushed…….” or any of that guilt-inducing passive aggressive fuckery, cut them straight out of your life because you …
It’s fine, I’m sure you’ll grow up some day and realize sadness and frustration are valid emotional responses just like restraint and confidence.
Also, there’s a HUGE difference between coercion and frustration.
Until then, you keep driving people out of your life. I’m gonna keep taking the route of accepting them into mine.
Trigger warning for any of my followers. Just scroll away if you have to.
Because murder has no immediate survivors who have to suffer through the experience of being brutalized and rape survivors do? Because there is a HUGE culture around rape and how the victim somehow led to their rape, but nobody really accuses a murder victim of being sooo easy to kill or that they were asking for it. Because it’s used so dismissively. Because there’s more evidence of a murder, but most rape goes unreported.
Like, seriously Anon? And you must be seriously cowardly and expecting some backlash since you are on Anonymous.
Also, that rape scene you spoke of? Just another attempt for Millar to be OMG SO EDGY LOOK
RED MISTMOTHER FUCKER JUST RAPED A GIRL.
No. It’s not edgy. It’s not dark. This happens too frequently.
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There’s also the issue that people can lie about rape, or use rape as an excuse for whatever reason.. whereas murder is cut and dry. They’re dead, or they’re not. There’s no grey area. There’s no such thing as legal murder, you are never under any circumstances allowed to kill another person. If a person wants you to kill them, and you do, then it’s assisted suicide, and still illegal. If a person wants you to have sex with them, that’s consensual sex, and legal. If they don’t want you to, that’s rape. So the problem is determining if the encounter was consensual or not, and unfortunately, the words “I did not consent” are not legally relevant in court. There has to be physical evidence, spoken word never counts.
That being said, edgy or not, the violence is supposed to make you UNCOMFORTABLE. Very uncomfortable. Millar wasn’t glorifying rape at all, he was making the reader very, very uncomfortable. It’s not edgy, it’s not dark, it’s a device used to incite immediate emotion, and I can’t think of a faster way to make someone feel uncomfortable than to depict that.
if you tell someone ‘no’ and they respond with “FINE……….” or “guess ill be all alone….” or “its okay im used to having my hopes crushed…….” or any of that guilt-inducing passive aggressive fuckery, cut them straight out of your life because you never deserve to feel bad for setting boundaries or speaking your mind.
That’s a pretty narrow-minded thing to say.
A lot of those things are said out of immediate frustration and are more so used as a more aggressive way of letting the person know “Alright, now I’m really hurting, I need comfort.”
There’s no more sure fire way of knowing a friend is actually just a piece of shit than when you trust them enough to try and move to the next step and they cut you out of their life when you’re frustrated the feeling isn’t mutual.
Things like this only make already shy people internalize all of their feelings even further because they’re afraid of the backlash they get when they try to open up, and do so awkwardly. They can’t ever be angry, sad, upset, annoyed, or show anything aside from joy, because the people they get upset with just leave.
Instead, if you tell someone ‘no’ and they respond with “FINE……….” or “guess ill be all alone….” or “its okay im used to having my hopes crushed…….” or any of that guilt-inducing passive aggressive fuckery, try to calm them down and ask what you can do to help. Obviously, you have set your boundaries, but listening to someone’s frustration and trying to ease the situation saves friendships and allows that person to trust you with their vulnerable states.
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I saw this on my phone and reblogged it as a joke because it made NO fucking sense hahahah
im on my phone and that is exactly what it looks like
HOUR after HOUR
fuck you all fail so hard
I think I’ve posted about this before, but I can never get over how amazing “Out of the Box” actually was. If you’re looking for a truly feminist children’s show, this is my #1 recommendation.
For starters, the two main characters (who are seen in the gif) are both from marginalised groups but are not stereotypes even a little bit. And as I recall, there was even an episode where they both shared their culture with the children is a positive light.
Secondly, the show is very anti-classist. The premise of the show is that the two main characters are taking care of the children after school until their parents get home from work. They do things such as arts and crafts, and rely heavily on cheap products that can usually be found around the home.
Thirdly, the show was pretty progressive when it came to gender roles and gender expression. As I recall, there was one episode in which the children wanted to do a play about a princess and a dragon. They decided to make puppets by drawing on lunch bags with markers. One of the children, who appeared to be a cis girl, declared that she wanted to be a strong and scary dragon. Another one of the children, who appeared to be a cis boy, declared that he wanted to be a beautiful princess. There was no shaming for this, and no talk about “proper gender roles”. Instead, the two main characters simply applauded the children for the creativity and helped them create their puppets.
I actually might watch all of the episode again one day (if I can find them) and create a full list of reasons why people should watch Out of the Box. But for now, I’ll just leave you with the episodes that I remember.
This was my favorite show as a kid!
My god I watched so much OotB when I was little