so my school had this thing called “senior skip day,” except that senior skip day didn’t exist and every year the administration sent out emails in...
but why do i say “i know” to my pets when they make noises. im lying to them. i don’t know anything.
"If a female writer had produced such an almighty mess, you can bet she’d be despised by now."
Fortunately, I never started. That’s the trick to a habit. It’s easier not to start one than to start one and have to quit. And Moffatt should never have been started by anyone. They should have hired a good woman a number of seasons back, like, before I quite watching.
If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.
But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.
Yeah … what up with that?
Maybe if we brought the Supreme Court to one of our protests they would make the cops stop using tear gas.
It just occurred to me tonight that in the first Thor film, Thor’s little freakout in the hospital is played for laughs, but now that the second movie came out we see that he might have had understandable reason for it.
Here are Asgardian healers (Pardon the bad quality):
This is what Thor woke up to on Midgard:
It probably never crossed Thor’s mind that this guy was anything like a healer, because it’s a male.
As someone who took classes in Anthropology, I’m a bit embarrassed I didn’t realize that sooner. From what we’ve seen, despite their advanced technology Asgard seems to be culturally medieval and noticeably sexist, and it’s in-character for Thor at that point to not know that mortal males can practice healing. So when he woke up to some guy trying to get blood out of him, he assumed it was an attack and freaked out.
I’ll bet he’d have reacted differently if it had been a female doctor: he wouldn’t have been happy, of course, but he wouldn’t have immediately assumed her to be a threat as he did the male. His response would probably have been more like “Whoa whoa lady, what are you doing?” rather than “HOW DARE YOU ATTACK THE SON OF ODIN!!”
Just a point to ponder that I thought I’d share. : )