there’s a copy of the declaration of independence on the bulletin board in my western civ class
today while my teacher was out of the room i stole it and put this up in its place
my teacher laughed and asked who took it but nobody told on me so i got away with it
i did it i stole the declaration of independence
nic cage is proud
A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations.
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
Both by Dan Bagan
Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.
Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”
Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.
These are women are who I always wanted to be.
Let’s not forget that these ladies are STILL out there grinding on the front lines for feminism.
but I’m afraid
I have to.
Wait, why is RDJ in this list?
He says sexuality for him is a grey area, and basically it depends on who you talk to if he’s bisexual or not
same with Misha, i’m guessing?
^no Misha is openly bi
i think you are
who deserves to be on this list
So, our HP page shared this pic about Uncle Remus, and someone replied about how much they DESPISED Remus for not having an ability to control his ‘disease’ (Lycanthropy).
LET ME TELL YOU WHY YOU’RE WRONG…
"Well, that is an interesting perspective… but you also must remember that JKR specifically states there is a HUGE stigma against werewolves in the Magical World.
It may not have been possible for him to live otherwise, if anyone found out… and people would have.
Also, a vast majority of his friends died overnight, he lost all the people who knew and accepted him; grief under normal circumstances for a singular death is pretty big to people, now multiply that, and add on the fact that a lot of these dead or incarcerated persons were previously your lifelines.
It doesn’t equate anything good.
Remus was, understandably, terrified of the impeding baby… not just that the stigma of having a werewolf for a father, but also that the infant-to-be might have it to. JKR did make it quite clear that in the books lycanthropy = HIV/AIDS.
On the other hand… there are two ways to understand this decision:
>Remus desperately wanted to find a way to make a world where his son or daughter could grow up in peace.
>Remus wanted to protect Harry, too.
And finally… listen here, you condescending piece of dragon dung…
Remus had little to NO control over his affliction, JKR made it very clear that the potion only vaguely assisted if brewed perfectly; the only reason Fenrir and the others following him appeared so ‘balanced’ is that they gave into their anamalistic sides wholeheartedly (including the bloodlust) during the full moon… and other times.
Remus didn’t have that, he clung to his humanity as best he could.
Given the circumstances surrounding everything, fighting against Voldemort in the Order of the Phoenix, losing friends there, trying to keep James and Lily and their infant son safe and failing, Sirius being taken down for the crime/implicated, even Peter disappearing…
He probably had some sort of ptsd or something, by this point.
Yes, he could have done more… but that’s the benefit of hindsight, it’s 20/20 bro… in the moment, people make decisions, make mistakes, take a course that wasn’t the best. There’s probably things you would try to do over if you could, be a better ________, right?
That’s the thing about JKR though, it’s why we believe her writing… because it’s realisitic, her characters make mistakes, they’re by no means perfect, they fuck up… and that’s why we believe them.
But the thing is, I don’t care if you don’t like how he was written… you CANNOT despise someone for something they cannot control. That’s literally how sexism, racism, homophobia (and all other sexual/gender-based biases/phobias) and prejudice work and come into play…
Remus could no more fix or control his condition, especially to the extent you seem to desire, than someone with HIV could magically make it better to make you feel better. Both scenarios can only take precautions, be careful, follow a handful of guidelines known to prevent the spread… etc.”
A RESPONSE FROM SHIVANK:
“Mate. You misunderstood me. By controlling his affliction I dint mean doing something about it. I meant going on about life without worrying about it. He could easily have visited Harry once a month to tell him about his parents. He was working in the muggle world. And you cant be telling me there arent jobs which allow for a different day of leave. Or even part time working. In this sense he allowed his affliction to rule over his life. While I accept it was realistic I do have to say even if I lose most of the people I care about I wouldn’t abandon their child because I have some disease. And I think taking 12yrs to get over PTSD might be a bit too much… but I cant say since I have no experience with it. Further. Its his SON you dont just abandon your child for a stigma and more so if he might have the same affliction! Lastly I’d appreciate it if you be a bit more civil. You might feel something I might feel differently. I never raised the point of any STD or Sexism or Racism or any other -ism. I dont despise Remus for being a werewolf. I dont despise Werewolves. I despise Remus. I despise him for behaving like a moron with his friend’s child. I dont think people with STD say People hate me. I might hurt them so I should sit in a corner and weep. They go about their daily lives and fight. Which admittedly Remus did do partially.
I just find the fact he was so fast to abandon his OWN child and not even share stories about his supposed best friends with their orphan son highly revolting.
I have nothing against JKs books they are and have been one of the best pieces of literature. She may have done things I dont like but it makes the book better. So I would never reject them. Complain yes. Criticise no. She has done things to teach a lesson about every facet of life.”
Basically it reads, ‘PTSD is a lie, I wasn’t saying I despised Remus, he shouldn’t have worried about being a werewolf and just got on with it… oh, and I don’t understand the inherent metaphor JKR was using’.
I’m really taking issue with, ‘taking 12 years to get over PTSD might be a bit too much’