I officially recognize that when so many sexiest and blatant attacks on people’s character based upon private acts that should remain fucking private happen, that Tumblr is the place to go (albeit not a perfect one) to make me feel that humanity hasn’t completely become amoral. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and the myriads of other women affected by this…my heart goes out to them.
Having said that, several posters here are right. Why is a male nude that is linked online subject of humor while those of women are that of disgust? How come we poke fun at guys who go through this like they wanted it or were not man enough to take it, and reduce women and the achievements they make and the people they inspire to that of a slut or whore?
We need to be consistent. If it’s wrong for one gender, it probably should be wrong for all. Teach people that privacy is a right everyone has and that blaming the victim removes responsibility from those who commit the act and those who condone it. Teach women that it’s never ok for someone to invade their lives/privacy/bodies and that they should not be responsible for the wrong-doings against themselves. Teach men that it’s not just women, that condoning sexist hurts them too in the long run.
“Dogs are just animals, man. They see something like that, and they just snap. All bets are off right there. No more chasing sticks. …They just go primal, man. Same thing’s going to happen to us, it’s just taking longer.”
THE LEFTOVERS, 1X01
But a man can’t talk to his wife?
Fuck these people.
I would quickly find them annoying to, but damn it they got the biggest mysterious points to discuss (other than the sheriff’s flashbacks and questionable mental state.)
Why cigarettes? Why not speaking? Why are they following certain selected around and why did the head of the cult speak to Liv’s character? What is it that they are protesting?
Loved The Leftovers pilot. So excited to have a new show!!
Me too man, me too. I’m so ready to join a community that is going to be discussing this show.
I just hope that it doesn’t get run into the ground like Lost has.
I woke up today, catching up on this stabbing in Wisconsin of a girl nineteen times by two of her classmates. First of all, this is a tragic affair,and it appears clear the two girls were suffering with serious psychological issues. Whether that is related to the structure of their brains (which would in turn be related to their charges as adults or in juvenile court) will have to be investigated further.
What seems to be the focal point of discussion is the fictional accounts of Slenderman that allegedly inspired this vile act. Fear among forums delineate along lines of reprisal against the video game, Youtube, and internet communities for allowing material that in effect, influenced (some even saying brainwashed) these 12 year old girls into violence.
1) First of all, it is a sad state of affairs one lives in when it appears that any personal tragedy becomes an instant political and legal battlefield, thereby turning news outlets into media circuses. As a murderer or shooter exploits the fear and harm inflicted upon individuals, we as a society seem to have no problem with the double level of exploitation that we allow our channels and political pundits to utilize for gain.
2) Within my very amateur attempts at research (though I like to pride myself on being a little more mindful than others), I do not immediately blame violence on movies and games. I do believe that psychologically troubled or damaged minds have the possibility of being prone to violence. These minds are not necessarily shaped by GTA, horror movies, or whatever else. Rather, violent minds seek out the things in society that extol or show what they themselves desire or are curious about. Troubled individuals will find troubling things to justify or give reason to their troubled situation. And it is a shame that so many commentators and even parents are so quick to point to the music they listen to, the books they read, the sites they visit, the movies they watch as the source. When you view the world like that, liberty and freedom of thought and action are on the chopping block.
3) By focusing on the little accessories of the situation, we lose sight of big details, the biggest being that these two girls are obviously going through psychological issues. We discourage responsibility on the part of humanity by constantly blaming things on the fringe of an event, while ignoring obvious social and possible systemic patterns that are involved and need discussion like critical supervision of parents and school authorities and the missing aspect of mediators between media and kids to provide a critical analysis.
4) Finally, if you fear that more kids will be exposed to these ‘satanic, ‘cultish’, or evil devices online, then how do you justify giving these very things the attention on a 24/7 spin cycle that encourages others to copycat and gain fame and notoriety from these acts?
the idea that showing any sort of positivity to any degree makes a person childish and senselessly optimistic and deserving of being made fun of is really fucking gross
It’s easy to laugh and hate. The thing that takes real courage and strength is to be able to be kind and gentle when others won’t.