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Wes Gibbins: *delivers a long ass speech about how it's fucked up that the system doesn't give a damn about poor people and that the reason he even signed up to do this law thing is that he genuinely believes someone has to stand up and fight for those who don't have anyone to fight for them. That it's wrong to see that sort of thing and do nothing when you have the means to make a difference.*
Fandom: Gosh golly darn gee. I don't really understand Wes and his motivations this episode. Does he really want to have sex with that crack dealer so badly. I hate Wes. He's so boring. So one-dimensional. What an asshole.
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Life would be so much simpler if you liked the right people. People you’re supposed to like. But then, I guess, there would be no fairy tales.

(Source: mydearheroes)

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thesmuggledplum:

ronweasley:

the way it should be, famous songs from animated movies performed in the language of the place the stories are set in or the character’s mother tongue {listen}

i. hellfire (the hunchback of notre dame) - french; ii. once upon a december (anastasia) - russian; iii. a whole new world (aladdin) - arabic; iv. bare necessities (the jungle book) - hindi; v. i see the light (tangled) - german; vi. can you feel the love tonight? (the lion king) - zulu; vii. i’ve got no strings (pinocchio) - italian; viii. i won’t say i’m in love (hercules) - greek; ix. it’s tough to be a god (the road to el dorado) - spanish; x. under the sea (the little mermaid) - danish; xi. i’ll make a man out of you (mulan) - mandarin; xii. when you believe (the prince of egypt) - hebrew

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paullwalkers:

"You’re a classist, elitist who thinks everyone who didn’t go to an Ivy is beneath you."

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captoring:

nephyria:

"asexuality is just the lack of a sex drive, or a really low one" uuhhh no. really, no. that is incorrect, you have been lied to, i’m sorry.

asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone. sex drive is your horny meter. you can still be horny and not be sexually attracted to people! similarly you can be sexually attracted to people and not be horny!! amaze

oh my god this actually clarifies so much thank you

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I just want cute bras, nice tattoos and a chance to see the world.
—(via sswerveeee)

(Source: -brokenbones-)

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#me
me: *laughs*
parents: what's so funny what's going on who are you talking to can i see what's the joke haha i bet that's great what are you trying to hide from us
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kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

Omg it was a funny episode -_- if you don’t like it, don’t watch. Yes, you have a valid point, but holy crap.

HAHA OKAY NO

"If you don’t like it shut up and don’t watch it" has its place. This is not it. Allow me to educate you on why you’re wrong.

Family Guy is a detriment. Plain and simple. Vox wasn’t too far off when they called this show “a blight on humanity”. Yeah, it has its moments where a couple of the quips they make get a laugh out of the audience. The show having long since lost its funniness isn’t the issue.

Everything this show stands for is absolutely sickening, and its more prominent in this episode than it has been in years. 

Literally everything wrong with Family guy is jam packed into this episode. Here’s a list of just some of the things I can rattle off the top of my head.

It’s generally just unpleasant. There are a lot of moments that stood out in this episode as being really fucking awful, even by Family Guy standards (Stewie kidnapping/torturing people and telling Moe his daughter is being raped as a “prank call”, Meg carving Lisa’s name into her arm, etc). Family Guy has a nasty habit of thinking shocking/disturbing = funny. It doesn’t. It’s just unpleasant and not fun to watch.

The gags are unfunny/drag on for too long. This happens in almost every modern FG episode, but it’s really bad in this one. (The car wash scene, Homer and Peter’s fight, and just the majority of the episode really).

MacFarlane is using this series as a means to jerk himself off. The amount of self gratifying bullshit that Seth threw into Simpsons Guy was nausea inducing. The entire first—what, ten minutes of the episode was about how everyone calling out MacFarlane on his racist, sexist, and generally awful bullshit are, in his eyes, a load of oversensitive braindead idiots with no senses of humor. There are ways to respectfully make jokes about awful subjects. South Park does it all the time. Family Guy does not. Not only that, but MacFarlane plugs his other shows left and right and even goes so far as to shit on Bob’s Burgers—an INFINITELY superior show—in order to fuel his own ego. He’s a LITERAL MANCHILD.

Now, let’s get to the big issue. Family Guy’s messages are absolute trash, and the fact that it still makes money means that PEOPLE ARE BUYING IT. This show’s morals are just horrific. “Sexism is what makes men men” (I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar), “Abuse victims should stay in abusive relationships for their abusers’ benefits (Seahorse Seashell Party), and that’s definitely not the worst of it. This show is teaching its primary audience everything that is wrong with society. It doesn’t matter that these ass backwards lessons are being told in the form of jokes, they’re still normalizing and enforcing ideas that NEED TO STOP.

And the only way they’re gonna stop is if we raise fucking hell about it.

Also, no. It was not a funny episode.

I happened to catch part of this episode the night that it premiered, and I was horrified at what I saw. It was uncomfortable to watch. When they put the Griffins in Springfield, everything that was Family Guy related stood out 100000x more, giving us the ability to be more visually horrified by what MacFarlane’s characters portray. His messages and the way he sells his work makes me sick to my stomach. I used to nearly worship the man when I was younger, but fortunately, now that I see it, I see how shitty his work has become and how negatively the messages from his shows impact us.

I HATE the way they portray Meg. Their character development is mediocre and I have absolutely nothing to pick at with the above comments that go into depth on the subject. It’s bad enough that because of this show, I’m always being made the butt of Meg jokes because we happen to share the same name. But what they do to her is horrific.

What they don’t realize is that there are young girls out there going through the exact thing that Meg faces every time we see her. And it’s possible that because of the influence of this show that it happens. It influenced my siblings into normalizing abusive languages and behaviors that we weren’t only experiencing at home, but were seeing as normal on TV. I grew up watching this show in an environment where I was made fun of every day and everyone would stand behind my stepdad while he made fun of me. They think it’s harmless comedy, but this shit happens to kids everywhere and is a very real issue. It happened to me and continues to happen because men like my former stepdad and men like Peter Griffin really do exist.

They normalize this abusive behavior in such a way that it is seen as okay and part of normal life.

This photoset is a clear view into everything wrong with Family Guy and yes, something does need to be done about it, because 1.) I am personally tired of becoming the joke because of normalized abusive behavior 2.) teaching this to the viewers is only going to make the current situations we face socially significantly worse. Hopefully now with a full visual comparison between what is smart humor and what is the “Urban Outfitters” of animated comedy, we’ll be able to really take a look at what we watch when we sit in front of a television.

Posting again, because more commentary has been added, which makes it even more relevant.

I’m going to add something here about the consequences of Meg’s abuse in real life… In high school, my friends, like a lot of high schoolers, thought Family Guy was “edgy” and “interesting” and somehow made them “adult” and “better” than the “little kids” who were offended by the show.  While that fact itself could speak to the shit that is Family Guy… The worst part is that they applied their viewing to action.  They singled ME out as “The Meg of the Group.”  That was my title on more than one occasion.  My middle name is Margaret so it was justified that I be Meg.  They said and did horrible things to me… Stuff that doesn’t sound so horrible when you hear it once or one at a time, but all together added up to me having ZERO concept of self worth. 

In Junior year (11th grade), I attempted suicide.  They literally made fun of me for not going through with it saying that was such a “Meg thing to do.”  

I’m a summer baby, so I’m younger than them by a few months.  They all turned 18 during the school year senior year, and my birthday wasn’t until the end of Summer.  They would single me out because I wasn’t 18.  

They had a nickname for me, Zit.  Yes, that was my nickname.  I still find it kind of endearing…. but also REALLY fucked up.  It was born of two nicknames I didn’t ask for and visibly and verbally petitioned against when they were first used.  Zoo was a nickname that came from people in the student council mistyping my name during a valentine’s day thing.  ”It 2” was a name a friend of mine from high school and middle school gave me in middle school.  I was It 2 because another friend of hers was It.  They’re still friends, and I don’t know if either of them really understands how fucked up that nickname is… I’m sure they both understand it is kinda mean… but seeing as they’re both dyadic cis people with from what I know very few trans/intersex friends, if any… I don’t think they understand the implications of calling someone “it.”  One day, a friend of mine (separate friend) started to say Zoo and ended saying It.  Resulting in Zit.  My friends all jumped on the bandwagon so quickly because comparing me to something annoying, gross, and negative was hysterical to them.  They also said it “fit me so well.”  Probably a reason why I still find it endearing a bit… because I believed them.

Back to the harassment about my age… They refused to watch R rated movies with me in the room because “Zit isn’t 18 yet.”  They thought hookah smoking was *soooooo cool*  and they wouldn’t talk about it because “Zit isn’t 18 yet.”  It’s true I couldn’t do it legally, but they would literally all stop talking at the same time and say “Zit’s not 18 yet.”  They would attempt to hoard/keep me from alcohol that I BOUGHT because “Zit’s not 18 yet.”  None of us could legally drink, and I illegally bought that shit that they were trying to not let me have any of because it was funny to see me angry.

This whole effort was lead by one friend in particular.  I will call him out by name… His name was Kyle.  I’m sure he’s a good person in there somewhere, but to me, he was a piece of shit.  I wasn’t that fat in high school… not really… but he made me feel like I was huge.  He would come to my house uninvited and sit with his feet on my lap digging into my stomach saying he was “warming his feet in my fat.”  He would come into my house uninvited and unannounced, assuming I’d be there.  While there, he’d do the feet thing and then take phone calls from other friends and say he was doing nothing and then leave to go see them.  Hanging out with me wasn’t an activity, it was a time waster.  It got to the point where he didn’t even say bye.  He just stood up and left.  

He refused to say “I love you” in English, insisting to ONLY say it in French.  He said it was because “I love you” in English was romantic to him whereas “Je t’aime” was platonic… this was obviously not true because he said “I love you” to everyone but me.  Every time I would question why and tell him I felt valued less or differently than everyone else, he would call me crazy.  We had many fights about this.

Every time I spoke up about his shitty behavior and told him to treat me better, he would turn it on me and say that I obviously didn’t value his friendship if I would throw it away for something as “small” as whatever specific thing had happened that broke the last straw.  He would make me feel guilty about standing up for myself.

Now, in true cycle of abuse, he did wonderful things… like help me clean my DISGUSTING depression room and buy me a trashcan I still have that says “Je t’aime toujours” and the date.  (I love you, always for those who don’t do French).  He got me my Stacey (cat) for my 17th birthday because the love of my life cat Natasha had just died a week before and I NEED a cat in my life.  All the while though tearing me down and justifying it by calling me “Meg.” 

In groups, when I would complain about any of my friends’ shitty behavior, at least one person in the group would say “Shut up Meg.”  We would watch Family Guy together, and they’d say “Zoe” instead of “Meg” or be talking to me and say “Meg” instead of “Zoe.”  

The Griffin’s abuse of Meg was used to justify my friends’ abuse of me.  And this was multiple times… as in a pattern… as in something my friends habitually did.  This was not just one time or two or even three.  This was every day multiple times a day.    

This isn’t just about a TV show being horrible.  It’s about real life and how a TV show that is horrible affects it.

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Do you ever t h r o w  u p in your mouth when you say stuff like that?

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#htgawm #connor walsh

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Many women consider themselves not to be a feminist because they believe the word means that they hate men. But the word feminist does not mean “man-hater.”

A feminist is a person who believes in the social, political, and economic EQUALITY of the sexes.

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Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart.

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johanirae:

I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.

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