Feigenbaum's World
I would much rather be the ‘obnoxious feminist girl’ than be complicit in my own dehumanization.
Kathleen Hanna (via camewiththeframe)

girlwithalessonplan:

Every teacher.  Every day.

isriana:

My favorite part of any episode of this show is to watch how Giles is 600% done with everybody.

excitedandpirates replied to your post “I’m trying really hard”

oh that sucks :P

Yeah, I just think he could do better.

scix-in-the-back-row replied to your post “I’m trying really hard”

Stick with it, I think it’s worth it.

As I said, I like the concept and I hardly ever stop reading a book because it’s problematic. I just had to say something because it’s just so disappointing for him to take that route. I feel like he’s using it as shorthand for the dark unbelly of the human nature…or I guess the nature of men. It gives the impression that Hill thinks all men speak this way about/feel this way about women because it’s not just happening when the men in the book are forced to tell their darkest thoughts/secrets/desires, it also happens when they’re in the company of other men.  So it’s like, they all think that way and that some of them are just straightfoward about it. It’s disconcerting to think about that and wonder if that’s his world view regarding how all men behave.

So, yes, problematic. And yes, there are story themes that are cool and interesting and makes me want to keep reading. It’s not all bad, it’s just all of that dumped out on you in the first half of the book is pretty hard not to notice and have it bring you out of the story for a little bit because you’re like what the fuck, dude?!

What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.
Albert Einstein (via purplebuddhaproject)

karensdisciple:

THIS SHOW GIVES NO FUCKS

ev4n-perks:

NOW I KNOW WHY OUR GENERATION IS SO SARCASTIC AND CYNICAL

landofla replied to your post “I’m trying really hard”

I am listening to it right now, and feel roughly the same way.

I’m glad it’s not just me.

that’s really sad! It’s a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while now, but hearing this makes me reconsider.

I wanted to read it before the movie with Daniel Radcliffe came out. I’m hoping the movie adaptation is a little different. I’m going to finish it because that’s what I do and like I said I want to see how it resolves, but the best word to describe all of that is “glaring.” It’s hard when you want to be able to empathize/sympathize with a character and can’t. The only characters I’ve truly empathized/sympathized with in this book is a dead girl and a garter snake…she’s also fridged.

lobstmourne:

unimpressedcats:

yes yes i clean 4 u

"IM HELPING"

lobstmourne:

unimpressedcats:

yes yes i clean 4 u

"IM HELPING"

I’m trying really hard

to push past all the misogyny in Horns by Joe Hill, but GAH! I mean I knew going into it that we start off with your typical fridged-girlfirend-manpain crap which you kind of (sadly) get used to pushing past, but every single guy in this book either spews slurs and derogatory sexual comments or silently sits by while someone spews it. I’m not saying that you can’t have characters with major flaws, but it’s not just a character or a few characters. It’s all the male characters.

I like the idea of the story and I want to find out how it resolves, but geez! And what sucks is that I really loved Locke and Key and was expecting more from Joe since this is an actual novel not a comic book series  and a novel would give him a lot more freedom to explore characters and situations. And the sad thing is, you could take all of the misogyny out and it wouldn’t change the story at all.