remember when nicki remixed single ladies and beyonce didn’t remove it from the internet
I hate how everyone’s complaining about Rachel’s runaway success, but nobody says a thing about Mercedes. Like, the girl sold ONE album to ONE person, and suddenly, she becomes a pop star ? Yeah, right.
Because the fandom hates Rachel and loves Mercedes. It’s that simple. The fandom loves the female characters (except Rachel and Marley) and Kurt, and hates the male characters (except Kurt), Rachel and Marley.
LOL read this. Or, you now, pay attention to actual canon and how fandom actually responds to these characters because the character that actually gets unwarranted hate/critique is certainly not Rachel Barbra Berry.
Marley and Rachel get the least amount of hate. Mercedes gets the most. She can’t even say Boo without someone throwing a hissy fit
I think the amount of hate Rachel gets is proportional to her position as the “star”; she gets the most focus, which means she’ll get the most response - good or bad. Difference is, most of the bad responses I’ve seen are rooted in actual canon, not fanon made up to prop up problematic isms and status quo. Marley, I don’t really understand why she would get so much hate as she seems to be a likeable character to me, if naive. And I think that is on the fulcrum of shipping and not her as a person? I dunno because I don’t follow the newbies like that. Mercedes, and the hateful rhetoric around her, is completely disproportionate to any canonical basis for it, other than she’s a legitimate threat/
betterto Rachel - even though there is actual real-life space for BOTH of these women to succeed. But that wasn’t the culture Will Schuester engendered in glee club at the fuck all, despite all his claims for otherwise. And fandom expects Rachel to get every damn thing and for Mercedes to stay sitting in the back of the bus without any fuss (Glee even went meta with that, but it was wrapped up in the Rachedes Diva-Off #32540354 so folk missed it). But whatever. Mercedes has earned and cried and scraped and scratched for everything, and she deserves the rare bout of luck that Rachel gets all the time just for breathing. Folk aren’t gonna be mad at that but be mad that the one right person bought an album full of songs Mercedes wrote herself and sold out of the trunk of her car by herself and then had the presence and wherewithal to know her damn worth and not accept a smidgen less like she’d done in glee for the fuck what? Man, bye to this confession.
ICAM with the above comments. Mercedes has done the least amount of cannon shit to be hated on but she is the one most hated in the fandom. Which is the reason most of her fans stay out of the Glee fandom, causing the fandom to think that she doesn’t have fans.
Yup!!! I learn my lesson visiting the Glee forum. Samcedes and Mercedes are hated in the fandom, but most of their fans are in the general audience
Why is either one of them being successful a reason to be hated on? I don’t get mad that Rachel is successful, I get mad that she has to do next to nothing to get what she wants. And I get even madder when the audience has to watch her go after something, screw it up massively, ruin a friendship in the process (usually with Kurt) all before eventually succeeding at something she didn’t really deserve to get. And then the real kicker is after we have to sit through ALL of that she decides, eh, I think I’ll do something else now.
Back in Season 3 NYADA was the earth, moon and stars and we had to watch as Rachel stalked Carmen (and used Tina as her sidekick) because that what oh so important but then a couple of seasons later Rachel is all like F-U NYADA because I’m too good for you now. Then there was Funny Girl which has always been the end all be all for Rachel but in literally ONE episode she decided that Broadway is redundant and she wants to be a TV star now.
The problem with Rachel is that audience is told that something is important to her and episode after episode after episode other characters are marginalized and/or screwed over in order for Rachel to have her dream but in the end it was all for nothing because she’s over it and on to the next one.
And if we’re going to keep it 100 the haters aren’t mad that Mercedes is successful or that she got there ‘fast’, they’re mad that her success doesn’t have a damn thing to do with Rachel Berry. Any other character that is considered a musical rival for Rachel (namely Kurt and Santana) have all had to more or less go through her before they could be successful—and I use that word lightly. There is nothing about Mercedes rise to fame that can be tied to Rachel and that’s what pisses them off.
Karl Marx can see the fundamental contradictions in capitalist economies, but can he see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch?
The answer is no, Karl Marx cannot see why kid’s love cinnamon toast crunch. Marx is too busy trying to understand the cereal as a commodity created by alienated labor to realize the obvious truth: its because there are cinnamon sugar swirls in every bite!
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Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticizedfiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.
so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex
it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine
i know my shit okay
im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid
knowledge on you right now.
Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.
So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.
Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.
Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.
Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.
Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.
And this post is going into my bookmarks, because it is beautiful.
What scares me most is the fact that people, misinformed and ignorant people, will now try to enter the community/find play partners with the dangerous ideas of what BDSM is. They won’t respect a sub, they won’t listen.
And that can seriously hurt people. People can DIE.
Thank fuck, I love this post
Go on anon and write what you like or dislike about me
oh my God
I am dead.
Richard Ayoade is the perfect person.
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The ironic thing about this article is that it’s satire that’s supposed to be making fun of Beyonce’s feminism by comparing her to a “great” feminist like S.B. Anthony, when actually, Beyonce /is/ a better feminist than S.B. Anthony. Like S.B. Anthony was a fucking racist puta who only care about white femininity and stepped on black men and women in order to achive ~suffrage~ like… lmao ?? Susan B. Anthony /IS/ A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist
Or, y’know, that thing called “Passover.”
Or the whole thing with Noah’s Ark where he killed off everything in the world except Noah and his family, and two of every animal. Y’know, no big deal. Just millions of people.
90% of the Old Testament is about God killing people in temper tantrums
Are we not going to mention Jesus?
Oh my god.
This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.
CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:
- do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
- go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
- if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
- look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
- the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
- works every time
"sad little bug" is the cutest and most accurate term ive heard used to describe a child because sometimes bugs are kinda super cute sometimes bugs are really fucking annoying and sometimes bugs are downright TERRIFYING