When I heard that Constantine wasn’t going to be bisexual on the new NBC show, it stung deeply. He doesn’t have to be a big flirt or shag guys on screen to be bisexual. He can even prefer women. I’m not sure if the actual intent was “no; this character is straight on our show” or “we’re not going to show that side of his orientation.” If they are all out making him straight, that is really upsetting. Part of the reason I like Constantine is because I related to that aspect of him. I didn’t need or want it shoved in my face every time I read it, but knowing it was there helped me connect to him. I’ve wanted to do this cosplay for years and now some of the joy has been let out of the balloon. When I read the articles about the announcement I thought, ‘wow, what I am is so distasteful that it has to be fully removed from this character for him to be acceptable.’ That hurts. I hope that it’s not a blatant straight-wash. Even if he never got with a guy on screen, I could still say, “hey, he’s bi and that’s important to me.” But if they go out of there way to say and show that he isn’t, then I lose something here that endeared me to the character so long ago. More than that, it says what I am is less, wrong, unwanted, unpalatable, and unimportant. That doesn’t sit right with me. So I put my two cents out there with humor and love for this character and I hope that I’ve fully explained my thoughts and feelings on the matter.
pls reblog with more! these are taken straight from posts. keep yourself safe, and 4chan users, kiss my feminist ass :*
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songs for the silence . a hawkeye playlist
/ here comes the sun . the beatles // the sound of silence . simon and garfunkel // message in a bottle . the police // leaving on a jet plane . john denver // hotel california . the eagles // tears in heaven . eric clapton // in my life . the beatles // roxanne . the police // till we aint strangers anymore . bon jovi // bridge over troubled water . simon and garfunkel // livin on a prayer . bon jovi // learn to be still . the eagles // take me home country roads . john denver /
- Easy and very effective
- Requires nothing but your body
- Includes attack
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I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this.
I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head.
Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away.
So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out.
I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot
Wow, I like, seriously miss Clint suddenly. Whatever. I’m avenging shit in California and the cat and dog are fed.
So this is what trust looks like.
Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”
I actually screamed a bit when I saw this. This is what true horror looks like for me.
This is what unsafe archery looks like.
Are you fucking kidding me.
I FUCKING TRIP ON MY WAY OUT OF BED AND YOU-
There are people who have been married for 50 years who don’t trust each other this much.
CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THE GUY IN THE BACK THAT HAS A FUCKING WOMAN ON HIS HEAD AND HE STANDS UP WITHOUT HER FALLING LIKE ARE WE NOT TALKING ABOUT THAT
UPDATE: This petition must get 100,000 signatures by December 24th of this year! Boost this as much as you possibly can and make sure to sign!
In 31 states, rapists are allowed to sue victims they’ve impregnated for custody rights.
There’s a case in Boston, MA right now in which a rapist is taking advantage of this. He pleaded guilty of rape in 2011 and was sentenced to 16 years probation; however, this sentence includes 16 years of family court as well, which the victim must also attend. He’s using this to sue for joint custody of her child and will only withdraw his law suit if he is free from paying any form of child support. This entire sentence seems like much more of a punishment for the victim than it is for the rapist, and for the state to allow such a thing, the victim is suing.
As stated in the court complaint, “Even if the family court ruled in the [victim]’s favor on issues currently in dispute, such as whether the criminal defendant should be granted visitation rights to [her] child, [she] will suffer harm from the constant threat of new issues arising in family court until her child reaches adulthood, including, for example, efforts by the criminal defendant to seek to modify child support orders and enforce his parental rights at the trial court level and on appeal.”
If this woman is forced to attend 16 years of family court with her rapist, she is not only forced to confront a traumatic event that she should never have to deal with again, but she is subjected to the possibility of losing pieces of her child to him over and over again for all of those years. In addition to this constant state of fear and anguish she would face, just by being sent to something considered ‘family’ court—for her and her rapist—she’s being disrespected and her rape undermined by even the suggestion that this is a family situation. By doing this, the law is making felony into family.
In 31 states, rapists are actually given rights instead of having much of anything taken away. In being given these rights, they are being given the chance to further torment the woman and possibly abuse the child. It is not okay to reward rapists and further punish victims, and the ignorance of rape and how our justice system is handling it needs to turn around.
Please sign this petition to ban rapists from being able to sue for custody rights. This issue is so little known, yet so important, and I don’t know any better way of trying to make this change.