"'Ah,' said Mr Pin. 'Right. I remember. You are concerned citizens.' He knew about concerned citizens. Wherever they were, they all spoke the same private language, where 'traditional values' meant 'hang someone'."
— Terry Pratchett - The Truth (via captainofalltheships)


i was different

don’t you tell me




"Of course there aren’t any gay characters in animated movies! THEY’RE FOR KIDS!"

Yeah! Kids’ movies are supposed to be innoc-










Because telling kids that they can love whoever they want is TOO TERRIFYING AND CONFUSING. But showing them murder, execution, death, frightening images, war, and bullying is just fine.

Not to mention 101 Dalmatians where a crazy woman wanted to SKIN 99 PUPPIES


ironically, enforcing the idea that Youre Only Gay And Trans If You Cant Stop Thinking About It only further reinforces the idea that being cishet IS the default, IS the norm, that if you dont feel REALLY REALLY OVERWHELMINGLY not cishet you cant be queer or trans and its…


(content note: discussion of parenting, child abuse, spanking)

Reading arguments written by proponents of spanking / corporal punishment, and realizing something fundamental about how social norms view children—

Which is to say, not as real people whose experiences…

"When someone hits another person, the legal system views the action as assault. Whether I’m at a bar and I have a disagreement with a stranger, or if I’m home and have a disagreement with my husband, or even if I beat my neighbor’s kid, the act of hitting and/or beating anyone because I do not like what she said or did is considered assault (and poor self-control on my part). Assault is also illegal, and I could be charged with a crime.

The fact that it is legal to hit a child in any capacity when a parent is mad at her harkens back to master/slave relationships. Slave owners could legally beat their slaves (whether this meant with a belt, their hands, or whatever else they saw fit) because slaves were not seen as people under the law. They were seen as property and had no rights. Do we really want to relate to our children as if they’re slaves? This black woman sure as hell doesn’t."


the crew of Moya + hugs


The Avengers as a Western

Steve is the Sheriff. Clint is his deputy. Tony is the Blacksmith. Natasha runs the Saloon. Bruce is the physician with a split personality and Thor gets into a hell of a lot of tavern brawls.

Together, however, they manage to bring order to the once corrupt town of Triskelion.