ARE WE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS HOW SHE FOLDED HER HIJABS TO LOOK LIKE THE HAIR OF THE CHARACTER, THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY AND GREAT IDEA. OHMYGOD
This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy.
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.
even jesus pooped
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON
OMFG my teacher just showed us this in death and dying class
what the fuck kinda school have death and dying class
what the fuck death and dying classs
I had sociology of death and dying class last year :)
When you can’t get over a fictional death… by Jerry Purpdrank
see this was left on my brave new voices video! not even about feminism, just some kids having fun with poetry, but this is the reach of misogyny online. i’ve been getting rape threats since i was 12 making videos online and it’s ridiculous.
WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?
NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN
IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!
WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!
VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!
I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.
Read the article. So is pluto a planet or is it just people debating if it’s a planet? And just a public opinion of planet status? So nasa hasn’t confirmed it from my understanding
What it looks like is:
- They got a whopping 3 experts to weigh in at the debate. 2 said it’s a planet, one said it’s not
- A public audience took a vote and they voted that Pluto was a planet but of course they fucking would the public has been bitching about this ever since Pluto was declared a Dwarf Planet
- Most experts in the field are concerned with the actual definition of a planet because defining Pluto as a planet means a shit-ton of other planetary bodies would also qualify as planets and then we’d be knee deep in planets
- This was actually an issue in the 1850s so they had to reclassify things as asteroids or gas giants and the like
- This doesn’t even touch on the issue of free-floating space objects outside our solar system that don’t even orbit a star
Basically astronomers have no idea if Pluto is a planet again because they need to decide what exactly a planet is first and people on Tumblr going YAY PLUTO IS A PLANET AGAIN WOO-HOO are showing either an unwillingness to fact-check or an alarming deficiency in reading comprehension.