all cats all the time




This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 


So this.

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.

(Source:, via con4cyn)




Gender is a hierarchy.  Gender is oppression. 

funny how dudes that don’t even question suffrage don’t realize they are recycling the same boring ass arguments as anti-suffrage males from back in the day

What Will Men Wear When Women Wear Rainbow High-Waist Trousers With Button Suspenders?????

(via argyler)



The Avengers as a Western

Steve is the Sheriff. Clint is his deputy. Tony is the Blacksmith. Natasha runs the Saloon. Bruce is the physician with a split personality and Thor gets into a hell of a lot of tavern brawls.

Together, however, they manage to bring order to the once corrupt town of Triskelion.

Remember The Avengers as a 70s Cop Drama? A Western might be cooler.

(via garrustargaryen)




the “i’m not afraid to verbally assault a middle schooler if they look at my kid the wrong way” haircut


I thought this was the “I would like to speak with a manager” haircut

it’s both.

(via agentrodgers)

bmochopp asked: (About what you said in the HeForShe ask) Genuine question here: What's the problem with Jared Leto playing a transwoman? I mean okay he's not trans but??? acting??? i mean a lot of actors play gay characters without being gay?? The whole process of acting is pretending to be someone you're not, so what's the deal?


Because representation? There are dozens, if not hundreds of trans women who could’ve easily played that role. Candis Cayne plays a trans woman on Elementary. Laverne Cox plays a trans woman on Orange is the New Black. Why couldn’t have a trans woman played the role that Jared Leto took? Cis men have absolutely no place playing trans women, het people shouldn’t be playing gay people, white people shouldn’t be playing POC. There are so many underprivileged actors who could be taking those roles instead of giving them to the white/cis/het actors who are just seeing these roles as a job, as a costume, an act, instead of a reality.

Jared Leto won a freaking award for doing something he will never actually experience in the real world. And it’s the same thing for all het actors winning awards for gay roles - and I mean roles where they play the ~hardships~ of being MOGAI rather than just being a character who is gay. It’s not progressive and it’s a form of bigotry towards MOGAI people. There are MOGAI people who could have that role and they’re not getting the jobs for things they’ve actually experienced.

Don’t take it from me, here’s what some articles say about it (some of which are written by trans women): Feministing, The Guardian, Advocate, and even from Laverne Cox

- SH