That Stranger article about the homeless man who died falling from an overpass because there was no safe place he could sleep without being forced out by the police or arrested…it makes me so sick.
The article mentioned that the city council didn’t want to pass a bill regulating the operation of tent cities - and making them safer - because that would look like “a tacit endorsement of a substandard life.” Even leaving aside the disgusting victim-blaming evident in the framing of that sentence…that is the equivalent of refusing to fund a cancer ward in a hospital because you don’t want to look like you’re endorsing cancer. It’s just as nonsensical and just as cruel.
Seattle seems to think that pushing the homeless out of your personal line of sight makes them magically vanish. In reality, they’re still there, they’re still fucking homeless and now they don’t have a safe place to sleep.
A whole goddamn lot of “ZOMG, VILLAIN!” markers are very gross.
There is gender essentialism and racism and transmisogyny and religious bigotry and other horrific crap all over.
Most people/companies/whatever just sort of record/play-back these…
Ok, so what I’m wondering is…discounting the artists who are trying to make their villains “prettier” by omitting or changing those features (which is a similar can of worms), when drawing those characters, is it better to remove or downplay those markers that are rooted in bigotry (make smaller noses, villains who are less queer-coded, etc.), or is that erasure?
(I’m not talking about someone like Ursula where being fat is a huge part of her character, but rather cases where the “negative” feature is purely an unconscious villain marker and the fundamental character would not be changed by omitting it.)
- salazar: hey everyone just wanted your opinion on something
- helga: shoot
- salazar: okay what if we get giant versions of our house symbols
- rowena: what
- salazar: like godric would have a giant lion chilling out somewhere and rowena would have a big canary
- rowena: its an eagle
- salazar: okay whatever
- godric: i dont think uh
- salazar: it cant be too hard to find a huge badger
- godric: okay dude wtf no this is ridiculous absolutely no giant house symbols
- salazar: oh um okay because i kind of uh
- helga: what did you do
- salazar: NOTHING
For some reason I can’t feel giddy about the new wtnv episode.
My mind just got stuck going “If you’re really sorry about something, don’t go right back to doing the thing you apologized for…”
Yeah, Carlos is making me really sad & angry right now and has been for a couple of episodes…I’m assuming this is supposed to be part of the whole “Carlos has a problem prioritizing non-science things” business, but damn, either the guy really doesn’t give a shit about getting back to someone he supposedly loves, or he’s utterly oblivious to the point of callousness when it comes to how his actions affect other people.