Please sign this. I cannot ask you enough.
If I put a gun to someone’s head, say, a 30-year-old healthy male, pull the trigger, and kill him, assuming an average life expectancy of, say, 84, you can argue that possibly 54 years of life [were] stolen from that person in a direct act of violence.
However, if a person is born into poverty in the midst of an abundant society where it is statistically proven that it would hurt no one to facilitate meeting the basic needs of that person and yet they die at the age of 30 due to heart disease, which has been found to statistically relate to those who endure the stress and effects of low socioeconomic status, is that death, the removal of those 54 years once again, an act of violence?
And the answer is ‘Yes, it is.’
You see, our legal system has conditioned us to think that violence is a direct behavioral act. The truth is that violence is a process, not an act, and it can take many forms.
You cannot separate any outcome from the system by which it is oriented.
Tara does a great deal of work to say still, and strong, and hold up those around her. She withstands assaults from within and from without. Tara is the earth. Tara is structure. (x)
Looking back, what are your favorite memories of playing the character?
Crystal Reed: There’s this one really great scene that I had with Tyler; it was during season 2 and it was this forgettable, tiny, couple of minutes scene in an ice rink. It’s just a simple scene, but it’s so honest. I remember that day in particular being really connected to Tyler. It’s just my quintessential Scott and Allison scene. [x]
my question is if men are unable to control themselves in the presence of women why the hell are they allowed to control entire nations
walk up in the club like “wow drag culture is more respected in queer circles than being a trans woman, i wish we could respect the lives of a subset of women more than we gawk over a game of dress up”
This is also true for cis actors in trans drag (*cough* jared leto *cough*).