Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.
really sick of seeing so much hate directed towards the police on here. look, we get it, you prefer sting’s solo work, i like it too alright? that doesnt mean ‘every little thing she does is magic’ and ‘can’t stand losing you’ arent awesome jams. ‘roxanne’ and ‘don’t stand so close to me’ are classic, don’t even get me started on ‘spirits in the material world’. just stop ok?
So at work yesterday we only had pink spoons to hand out for the frozen yogurt and every male asked if we had a different color spoon because they did not like pink and it’s femininity and lemme tell u that this proves boys are weak and a fuckjng pink spoon proved that
M*A*S*H rewatch: 2x03 - ’Radar’s Report’
“Cutting up a nurse is bad enough, but why the hell did he have to louse up my patient?”
I usually don’t add comments but I feel like we really need to talk about this show and how ahead of its time it was. These doctors helped anyone who came through, even ‘the enemy’ regardless of what the higher-ups would think. They confronted serious issues that are still relevant today like sexism, racism and homophobia.
Keep in mind that this was the early 70’s-80’s too. The writers had an incredibly hard time even getting the show on the air because of the way it often showed the military in a bad way, and represented people that weren’t white (even though the show had its fair share of middle aged white guys). And while it’s been some time since I’ve watched the show, I do remember how well they represented a diverse group of people. They had complex, well-written POC that were rarely stereotyped. They had a FANTASTIC female lead whose character development blows my mind. They had openly gay characters. They even had a cross dressing male character (although he could be problematic at times)
While I’m not saying that the show was never offensive (it had its moments), it was so ahead of its time in the way it focused on the major social issues of its time that are still present today. It’s powerful, well-written and just an overall amazing show that I’d recommend to anyone.
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
To wake up from that after, after years, after decades… after we’d become old souls thrown back into youth like that… I knew something was wrong with her. She just wouldn’t admit it. Eventually, she told me the truth. She was possessed by an idea, this one, very simple idea, that changed everything. That our world wasn’t real. That she needed to wake up to come back to reality, that, in order to get back home, we had to kill ourselves.
BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL!
Awesome followup comic from brainbubblegum, who always deserves to be pelted with cash monies.
Holy shit Hermann smashing the table with his cane and Newt twirling his shirt i’M DYING