From the Isle of Man, I (also) love man.
recent Salford University Graduate after 2 years reading Linguistics and French and an additional year reading Linguistics... I specialise in Sociophonetics, and wrote my dissertation and other research papers in Queer Linguistics.
Asked by Anonymous
He’s ok. Funny. Does not deserve the shit he gets at all.
maybe for his extreme homophobia?
He said “fag”, and he made a vine claiming that “HIV was a fag disease”. 1) It’s a vine. Vines are meant to be crude and stupid. Take all the “WHITE PEOPLE BE LIKE” vines. Nobody gets offended at those.
B) There is no B. He’s a kid. He said something stupid. He apologized. That’s all there is to it.
Um no. First off, that wasn’t the only thing he did. Do your fucking research because you sound like a damn idiot: http://www.dailydot.com/lol/nash-grier-twitter-slurs/. Second, just because a lot of people do something doesn’t change the fact that it’s wrong. He’s homophobic. Vines can be funny without being crude and stupid and what he made wasn’t even funny and the fact he deleted it quickly BUT without an apology shows he stands by what he said but only cares about his fame. A lot of white people be like vines are funny and kinda accurate tbh, coming from a mixed family and growing up in a very white high school. If they’re offensive, call those out too, doesn’t make them right either. He’s a kid? So what? That doesn’t excuse the fact that he hasn’t apologized for jack shit and he knows what he did was wrong in the eyes of others or he wouldn’t have deleted it. “Your honor, my client is a kid” “oh then he’s not guilty”. He’s 16. He’s old enough to know better. Not only that, but he insulted so many girls, he’s sexist, possibly racist, and definitely homophobic. You’re defending homophobia. There’s no damn excuse. Why are you in such a rush to defend him? Are you gay? Because if not, you don’t know how much that can hurt another gay person, especially with his power and influence. Who fucking cares anyways if nobody gets offended at those? It’s still not a competition, and like it or not, gay people tend to have a harder time than straight white people socially.
Enough with defending terrible celebrities. They don’t deserve it.
Reblogged from skye-annelise
Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model
Elle Woods 4ever
I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon.
And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.
The movie also passes the Bechdel test.
LET’S NOT FORGET that even though it starts with a situation where two girls are rivals for the same guy, they BOTH choose to ignore the social codes (and hollywood bylaws) that tell them they should be cat-fighting and trying to one-up each other, and instead they realize that they make good working partners and better friends and screw rivalry, AND ALSO HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS RE: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And that it portrays sororities as places where women can learn to work together and respect each other and help each other out, which sets the stage for the way Elle treats everyone she meets for the rest of the movie. OH AND IT HAS A FAT SIDE CHARACTER WHO OVERCOMES EMOTIONAL ABUSE, IS NEVER FAT-SHAMED OR USED AS THE BRUNT OF A FAT JOKE, AND LANDS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ENTIRE FILM.