elsaflake
shinimegami:

youwant-themoveslikejagger:

thatfuckingtableflipper:

greatest-plague:

rainbowballz:

waltdisneyconfessions:

“I think the people hoping for a lesbian princess need to be reminded that Disney movies are aimed at kids. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being gay, but to push the idea at kids before they understand what that means will only confuse them. Also as a parent, I would be pissed at Disney for addressing such controversial topics in a movie intended for children”.



I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this. Generally I don’t pay much attention to opinion blogs because a lot of people are under the impression that there is no such thing as a ‘wrong opinion’ (which there is) and talking to said people is much like talking to a pile of rocks, except even rocks would be preferable to these kind of ridiculous people.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay, but -” Nope. Stop right there. If you truly think there is nothing wrong with being gay, then that would be the end of it. You would not have this opinion. There is no ‘but’. Queer couples should have the same representation in children’s movies as heteronormative couples because - gasp! - there is nothing wrong with being gay!
You speak of ‘confusing’ the kids - tell me, though. How? How would this confuse them? When children watch Disney films, they are not thinking about sex. When they see Ariel and Eric kiss, or Aladdin and Jasmine, or Aurora and Phillip, or every goddamn couple in the entire franchise, they are not thinking about penises and vaginas, they are watching two people who love each other kiss. It’s simple and actually incredibly clear. There is nothing confusing about two people in love. 
See, heterosexuality and heteronormativity is so ingrained in our culture that, most of the time, we don’t even realize it’s there. This confession is a prime example of that. And to assume that representing a gay couple would somehow be ‘pushing’ homosexuality on them is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Considering sexuality is an innate part of us, something we are born with and cannot change, you could show a child nothing but animated gay couples going on adventures and falling in love and if the child is straight, they’ll still be straight at the end of it. Representation is not about trying to coerce anyone into being anything they’re not - it is about shedding light on the people of society who have been kept in the dark, about teaching children that not being the norm is okay.
Do you realize that there are children out there with gay parents? Gay relatives? Gay friends? That there are children out there - prepare yourself - who are gay? What do you think it’s like for them to see the same boy and girl fall in love over and over? That what they feel isn’t ‘appropriate’? That what they feel is ‘too confusing’ to be displayed?
It is statements and opinions like these that reinforce homophobia and make kids afraid to be themselves. This is what keeps people in the closet, in denial, afraid to come out, because the majority - heterosexuals like yourself, I presume - have condoned homosexuality/being queer as being ‘too confusing’ when it’s been proven time and time again that it’s just as natural as anything else.

I love you rainbowballz.

Are you kidding me. Seriously? There are kids as young as 5 that know they’re attracted to the same sex. Kids that young that know they don’t feel like they’re in the right body and such. This isn’t a bad thing if Disney made a lesbian princess or a gay prince. Because it’s NATURAL. there’s no pushing anything. you’re teaching them something that EVERYONE should know and understand. I think if Disney made such a movie, I would watch it. People stick way too close to tradition and are afraid to try newer things. 

Personally, I want Prince Charming to fall for another prince C:

“Also as a parent, I would be pissed at Disney for addressing such controversial topics in a movie intended for children.”
The whole issue of homophobia and the like aside, I’ve seen shit like this said about a great many topics when it comes to children. When I read it, this is what I hear:

I’m upset that this topic was introduced to my children because now I have to actually TALK to them! THE NERVE! Expecting me to talk to my children!

My thing is, bigotry is going to exist. Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fight it, but what scares me about comments like this is how unwilling parents are to even deal with their children after they leave that cute baby through preschool age.
It’s like they expect parenthood to be only a 3 to 4 year commitment.
Sorry, guys. You have kids, you have to deal with them for life.
Can’t handle that? Don’t have children.

shinimegami:

youwant-themoveslikejagger:

thatfuckingtableflipper:

greatest-plague:

rainbowballz:

waltdisneyconfessions:

I think the people hoping for a lesbian princess need to be reminded that Disney movies are aimed at kids. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being gay, but to push the idea at kids before they understand what that means will only confuse them. Also as a parent, I would be pissed at Disney for addressing such controversial topics in a movie intended for children”.

I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this. Generally I don’t pay much attention to opinion blogs because a lot of people are under the impression that there is no such thing as a ‘wrong opinion’ (which there is) and talking to said people is much like talking to a pile of rocks, except even rocks would be preferable to these kind of ridiculous people.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay, but -” Nope. Stop right there. If you truly think there is nothing wrong with being gay, then that would be the end of it. You would not have this opinion. There is no ‘but’. Queer couples should have the same representation in children’s movies as heteronormative couples because - gasp! - there is nothing wrong with being gay!

You speak of ‘confusing’ the kids - tell me, though. How? How would this confuse them? When children watch Disney films, they are not thinking about sex. When they see Ariel and Eric kiss, or Aladdin and Jasmine, or Aurora and Phillip, or every goddamn couple in the entire franchise, they are not thinking about penises and vaginas, they are watching two people who love each other kiss. It’s simple and actually incredibly clear. There is nothing confusing about two people in love. 

See, heterosexuality and heteronormativity is so ingrained in our culture that, most of the time, we don’t even realize it’s there. This confession is a prime example of that. And to assume that representing a gay couple would somehow be ‘pushing’ homosexuality on them is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Considering sexuality is an innate part of us, something we are born with and cannot change, you could show a child nothing but animated gay couples going on adventures and falling in love and if the child is straight, they’ll still be straight at the end of it. Representation is not about trying to coerce anyone into being anything they’re not - it is about shedding light on the people of society who have been kept in the dark, about teaching children that not being the norm is okay.

Do you realize that there are children out there with gay parents? Gay relatives? Gay friends? That there are children out there - prepare yourself - who are gay? What do you think it’s like for them to see the same boy and girl fall in love over and over? That what they feel isn’t ‘appropriate’? That what they feel is ‘too confusing’ to be displayed?

It is statements and opinions like these that reinforce homophobia and make kids afraid to be themselves. This is what keeps people in the closet, in denial, afraid to come out, because the majority - heterosexuals like yourself, I presume - have condoned homosexuality/being queer as being ‘too confusing’ when it’s been proven time and time again that it’s just as natural as anything else.

I love you rainbowballz.

Are you kidding me. Seriously? There are kids as young as 5 that know they’re attracted to the same sex. Kids that young that know they don’t feel like they’re in the right body and such. This isn’t a bad thing if Disney made a lesbian princess or a gay prince. Because it’s NATURAL. there’s no pushing anything. you’re teaching them something that EVERYONE should know and understand. I think if Disney made such a movie, I would watch it. People stick way too close to tradition and are afraid to try newer things. 

Personally, I want Prince Charming to fall for another prince C:

“Also as a parent, I would be pissed at Disney for addressing such controversial topics in a movie intended for children.”

The whole issue of homophobia and the like aside, I’ve seen shit like this said about a great many topics when it comes to children. When I read it, this is what I hear:

I’m upset that this topic was introduced to my children because now I have to actually TALK to them! THE NERVE! Expecting me to talk to my children!

My thing is, bigotry is going to exist. Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fight it, but what scares me about comments like this is how unwilling parents are to even deal with their children after they leave that cute baby through preschool age.

It’s like they expect parenthood to be only a 3 to 4 year commitment.

Sorry, guys. You have kids, you have to deal with them for life.

Can’t handle that? Don’t have children.

mismatchedwineglasses

stardustandstrawberries:

americachavez:

marvel give me a short about sharon’s undercover time as a nurse/steve’s neighbor and that one time she had to fight off ninjas from steve’s apartment while he was like, making dinner and sitting alone reading obama’s biography

With the music turned up really loudly because he’s a gentleman and he thought the noises were her having sex.

txlover

sky-loons:

phoenixfire-thewizardgoddess:

sevvey6:

morbidamusement:

captain-snark:

bananamerlin:

maderadearquitecto:

Thermochromic table by Jay Watson

imagine banging someone on that table

imagine being home alone and seeing imprints on that table

noooooo stop

Imagine having a friend sit at that table for a long while, but when they get up there’s no imprints at all.

What if you got up after trying to console a crying friend, and found that you had no imprints… and they were crying because they missed you?

This went from being inappropriate, to being scary an to just being something sad…