Evonne | 19 | Melbourne | 20.11.94 fandoms, silly, cute stuff and things sometimes feel more appropriate to obsess over than peoplei also occasionally show my face at Deakin Uni
It’s On Us:
To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
a celebrity filled, gender-neutral, anti-sexual assault PSA?
and this isn’t a BuzzFeed parody?
I think I feel my heart growig three sizes
Hey, I do a lot of work related to sexual assault activism, and the other day I got to go to a roundtable with other student leaders from the area and two representatives from the White House who are heavily involved with this campaign. I’ve seen a lot of the internal materials for this campaign, and (with a few exceptions), they’ve done a great job with it. They’re also willing to learn and change when problematic things are pointed out to them, which is great. I’m looking forward to seeing how this campaign unfolds. Getting such public support from the White House gives so much momentum on this fight we’ve been fighting for so long.
When shows come off their hiatus
this is the best thing i’ve seen all day
OMFG it’s back on my dash
mom… dad… im batman
I MADE THIS POST NEARLY A YEAR AGO CAN WE STOP
IT IS THE FIRST OF OCTOBER
IT IS TIME
TIME FOR SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS
male celebrities for Emma Watson’s #heforshe
look at all these white men
luke pasqualino is not white
the guy with keifer sutherland, ahmad alhendawi, the UN secretary envoy for youth, is not white
can we not completely erase people of color when they’re present in things
look at all these white men supporting emma watson and the #heforshe movement!!!
look at all these white men using their privilege and popularity to spread awareness of a cause that so badly needs support!!!
except…oh wait…not all of them are white, as said above
so let’s just erase every single positive thing about this because they’re “all” white. let’s just forget every single good thing ever because they’re all freaking white because that’s just how tumblr works, isn’t it
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.