Sady Doyle has a problem with outfits. I find this a little ridiculous and prescriptive. Outfits aren’t the problem. The problem is when your (Snyder’s) characters are only “sexy” outfits (in quotes cuz ngl most of those outfits were more silly than anything. Rocket’s outfit was nice, that’s about…
I’m glad to see someone else (and someone who has more Tumblr bandwidth than me) picked up on the same shit I did regarding mental illness in this film, without reading my bit.
I haven’t seen Sucker Punch, but Riss has, and I know she had feelings about it. Also, it mentions Bayonetta! So I cannot resist.
Yeah this definitely touches on some of the big things that bothered me about it. I wrote a long rant myself on LJ but I can’t link from my phone. But yeah, there’s nothing remotely empowering or meaningful in the sexuality of the movie and costumes, and the plot completely lacks coherence in the first place, so you can’t even begin to argue that they’re just working with what they’re given, because it’s all a needless fantasy. I could go on and on but I already did so I’ll spare those that read it. It’s poorly done, over photoshopped, needlessly sexualized to cater to the cismale audience, and just generally a wasted opportunity.
before Thousands upon thousands of Egyptians rallied at Tahrir Square, engineering an overthrow of Hosni Mubarak by peaceful protest. It was a grandly inspirational moment, one that we all watched with exhilaration.
now The military-led Egyptian government just approved a law imposing an enormous fine or prison time for inciting protests that interfere with “public or private work.” Well, it was certainly nice while it lasted. source
A CNN correspondent has angrily denied a Fox News report that he and other journalists were used by the Libyan government as human shields against an attack on Moammar Gadhafi’s compound.
“To say it was a human shield is nuts,” Robertson said on Wolf Blitzer’s primetime CNN show. “This allegation is outrageous and it’s absolutely hypocritical. You know, when you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from the dictatorship here. You don’t expect it from the other journalists.”
…is so strange. My mom was watching this National Geographic show, and I only started paying attention in the middle of them describing the mating habits of the white-eared kob. All I caught was that at some point during the mating ritual, the female pees, and the male leans close to her body and then makes the greatest face.
Less than a month ago, Barie Shortell, a gay Brooklynite was brutally attacked on North 4th and Wythe. His attackers broke his nose, jaw and eye socket in what would seem like a robbery attampt….only thing is they didn’t steal anything. Before the attack they were taunting him with derogatory anti-gay comments. The sole purpose of attack was hate.
After the attack, Barie endured 9.5 hours of surgery to reconstruct his face. He is healing now, but like many Americans he was uninsured and was left with a HUGE hospital bill. To contribute there is a benefit account set up to assist with Barie’s hospital bills, after care such as physical therapy, legal fees and other expenses related to the crime, please send donations to:
The Barie Shortell Benefit Account
Minnco Credit Union
311 Credit Union Drive
Isanti, MN 55040
Here is a link to the website set up for info on the event:http://bariebenefit.com/default.aspx
Duly posted. For what it is worth I heard about this disgusting act at last week’s Community Board meeting. It was described as being “pretty bad”. This is an understatement (he was in surgery for over nine hours to have his face reconstructed). Please be a good neighbor and help spread the word about what happened to Mr. Shortell. Those who are able, please tender a donation to help defray medical bills and/or attend the previously mentioned fundraiser at Blackout:
Below is info on a benefit to raise money for Barie’s hospital bills.