Titles are hard

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“Her love of Father Ted and tea were sure to endear her to anyone with a liking for comedy or warm beverages, although her love of potato waffles was definitely a trait that took some getting used to.”
- Miss Numbat


One of the most dangerous things about the media saturation of this crime was that Bayley is in fact the archetypal monster. Bayley feeds into a commonly held social myth that most men who commit rape are like him, violent strangers who stalk their victims and strike at the opportune moment. It gives a disproportionate focus to the rarest of rapes, ignoring the catalogue of non-consensual sex happening on a daily basis everywhere on the planet. It validates a limitation of the freedom of women, by persisting with an obsession with a victim’s movements rather than the vile actions of the perpetrator, while simultaneously creating a ‘canary down the mine’ scenario. Men who may feel uncomfortable by a peer’s behaviour towards women, may absolve themselves from interfering with male group norms, or breaking ranks with the boys by normalising that conduct in relation to ‘the rapist’. In other words he can justify his friend’s behaviour by comparison – “he may be a ___, but he’s not Adrian Bayley.”

The monster myth allows us to see public infractions on women’s sovereignty as minor, because the man committing the infraction is not a monster like Bayley. We see instances of this occur in bars when men become furious and verbally abusive to, or about, women who decline their attention. We see it on the street as groups of men shout comments, grab, grope and intimidate women with friends either ignoring or getting involved in the activity. We see it in male peer groups where rape-jokes and disrespectful attitudes towards women go uncontested. The monster myth creates the illusion that this is simply banter, and sexist horseplay. While most of us would never abide racist comments among a male peer-group, the trivialisation of men’s violence against women often remains a staple, invidious, and rather boring subject of mirth. We can either examine this by setting our standards against the monster-rapist, or by accepting that this behaviour intrinsically contributes to a culture in which rape and violence are allowed to exist.

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#this is an incredible piece and i highly recommend everyone to read it  #tom meagher  #jill meagher  #feminism  #rape culture  #tw: murder  #tw: rape 

So, I’m not exactly annoyed about the triplets thing, but I’m definitely not on board. I mostly just don’t understand why anyone would think this is a good idea. 


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#Parks and Recreation 

So you could say, “As a woman, I believe that…”

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code-name-duchess asked: Is your last post about alcohol? Can you not buy it during holy week?


It was! Excellent work understanding Irish slang. (A naggin is a 200ml bottle of spirits. I have no idea why we call it that.)

Selling alcohol is illegal on Good Friday here. No pubs or off-licences (liquor stores) are open. And as we are Irish, everyone freaks out and buys enough booze on Holy Thursday to last a week, and then drinks it all at house parties on GF. 

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#codenameduchess  #code-name-duchess  #replies 



Remember to buy your naggins & cans early this week, because under strict orders from Jesus ‘No Craic’ Christ, no off licences will be open on Friday.

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"It’s funny you should ask that. [laughs] It’s cool. When I was a kid, I really didn’t have a person I could look at, other than my dad, and be like, “Hey, I want to be that guy and fly through the window.” You couldn’t be like 7 years old and say, “Who do you want to be for Halloween?” “Shaft!”

So [laughs] you know, it’s really exciting. When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to"
Anthony Mackie on how it feels to be the first African-American superhero (x)

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#gah  #yes 
EVERYTHING IS A LIE!!! Mindy confused me TBH - apparently they shot out of order, but it was weird to watch Danny be over the whole thing the very next episode

At least we’ll always have Leslie and Ben.

Yeah, I get what they were going for with Peter’s reaction to Danny, but it was too soon. At least give us one episode of sad Danny!

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#fulltimeprocrastinator  #the mindy project