“Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.”—
james franco went on a national morning talk show and admitted to trying to hook up with a 17 year old girl and the hosts laughed and thanked him for his honesty as if this were some embarrassing story at family dinner and not a potential felony what the hell
I feel like people are pretending that he didn’t know she was 17 because of the “mysteries of technology”— but like he knew. Their conversation had been about how she was in nyc to celebrate her 18th birthday the following week.
(also 17 is the age of consent in ny, so it wouldn’t be a felony, but I feel like lots of people think the age is 16 or 18. anyways I guess I’m just saying that this would have been a good time to have a conversation about age and consent, but instead we’re victim-blaming the girl for making the conversation public instead of blaming james for being dense/ pushy/ creepy in the conversation)
the anti vaccination movement basically consists of random people with no knowledge of medicine going “I can medicine better than doctors” and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t literally killing people
you dont need vaccines, I havent had any and Im still doing great
wow, what a compelling argument. you’ve got me
in other news, i am still alive therefore death must be a myth
The US Government:We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
The US Government:If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
The US Government:And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
The US Government:In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
The US Government:If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
The US Government:Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
The US Government:And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
The US Government:The parent who is working 16 hours a day
James Franco goes on tv and admits to trying to get at a underage girl. And gets no shit for it. He is 35 years old. He is more than twice her age. This is what society does to popular handsome celebrities. Makes everyone think it’s okay but it’s NOT. AT ALL.
i observe men in silence, how they leave plates on dining room tables, how they slam doors, how they take up whole couch with legs sprawled and lounging arms, how they do not filter speech, too confident, too loud. voices always violent, everything a war.