In my less charitable moments, I can’t help but suspect that the real reason “inspirational” stories about disabled folks Beating The Odds™ are so enormously popular is that they reassure us that disabled folks who don’t Beat The Odds™ just weren’t trying hard enough.
hamlet is much funnier if you only read the margins and not the actual dialogue
Most people look at the word “disabled” and assume it means “less able.” It doesn’t. It means “prevented from functioning.” When I turn the wireless connection off on my computer, I get told that the connection has been “disabled.” Does this mean that my wifi has suddenly become less able or broken? Has my wifi acquired a disability? Of course not. It has been prevented from functioning by an external force. In a very similar way to how I’m disabled by bus drivers that just won’t stop if they see me — a wheelchair user — waiting at the bus stop.
Only a bunch of queers and nerds and outliers would seize smut and turn it into a party and an opportunity for community.
It’s radical and it’s anti-consumer and it’s hot as HELL.
Seriously, would you prefer we were ashamed? Maybe bought our pornography from behind the counter of the convenience store like we’re supposed to?
I Asked my 9 year old cousin Emma if she wanted to be on the phone with me when she watched DW tonight. She’s only allowed to stay up late when DW is on - it’s on an hour later here in Denmark, timezones yo. (she has watched all episodes in the past year and I introduced her yay!)
But her response broke my heart:
"no he’s making fun of Clara. She’s not fat, mom says. He’s not nice. I don’t like it anymore."
Her mom then told me Emma had asked her if ‘she was big and had big hips? and if the doctor wouldn’t like her either?’
Her mom said “but the doctor loves Clara!”
she then simply responded “no, that’s not how you treat friends. I would be told off in school if I did that.”
and that’s basically all have to say. My almost 9 year old’s biggest hero has made her feel fat. Please, Moffat, can’t you write one single episode without making sexist jokes. Please. Please.
BROTOX. BROTOX IS A WORD I JUST SAW BEING USED. THE ACT OF INJECTING BOTULISM TOXIN INTO ONES FACE IS INARGUABLY GENDERED, YES, BECAUSE THE MOMENT A WOMAN BEGINS TO VISIBLY AGE HER CORPORATE EARNING POWER BEGINS TO DEPLETE ASTRONOMICALLY TO SAY NOTHING OF HER PERCEIVED FEMININITY AND GENERAL WORTH IN THE CAPITALIST HETEROPATRIARCHAL ABLEIST RACIST SOCIETY WE ENJOY.
AND YET DESPITE KNOWING ABOUT THAT VIOLENT DEGREE OF GENDERING TAKING PLACE AROUND THE ACT OF INJECTING BOTULISM TOXIN INTO ONES FACE I STILL SOMEHOW DID NOT SEE BROTOX COMING.
B R O T O X
I LOVE THE TINY SMALL LITTLE MANS
they are precious to me
they are my people. I hope they are willing to accept me into their tribe
I count cus I’m short as fuck for a dude my age I found out.
i recently found out that the average UK man is like 5’10”. my general perception of myself as being of average height was a huge lie (i’m what 5’3”)
Haha, is it that big?? I thought it was like me (5’6”). I guess we all think we’re the average thing.
You’re only 5’6”??? Your magnificent presence must give you extra inches in the eye of the beholder.
Also apparently I’m the only one who’s always been acutely conscious that he’s below average height.