Best gay joke ever
An epic love story begins.
Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.
Do NOT out anyone.
- Sam Pepper: It was a social experiment guys
- Every psychology student: Where was the control over extraneous and participant variables? What were you even experimenting? Social experiments are supposed to be ethical, yet as far as I'm concerned there was no consent from the participants, you didn't brief them, you caused discomfort. In conclusion, this was unethical as fuck, don't tell us we don't have a reason to be mad, fuck you, goodbye.
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This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy.
I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.
Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.
One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.
There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.
I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.
There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.
And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.
It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.
when did homosexuality become wrong i mean in ancient rome they just had giant orgies and nobody thought twice about it
yeah okay we talked about this in english and guys would have tons of gay sex bc they thought like guy on guy was the manliest thing you could do, like 1 dick? yeah thats cool but have you ever had sex with twO DICKS THATS MY SHIT MAN SO MASCULINE
#HEAVY SIGH #except for the part where large swathes of this was motivated by misogyny #basically that women were uninteresting and unfuckable except for the purposes of having babies #except for the part where the ”receptive” partner was coded as feminine and submissive and dishonorable #except for the incredible rigidity of male/male sexual roles that roman men had to adhere to #the ethnocentrism of those roles (because ”vir” masculinity was something ROMAN men could aspire to; not foreigners) #except for essentially slut-shaming and degrading men who liked to be penetrated #like #guys I know that this is a really popular argument on tumblr but #it really wasn’t like that #it was just as restrictive and complicated and socially constructed
#ANCIENT ROME HAD A LOT OF RULES ABOUT MEN HAVING SEX WITH OTHER MEN#BASICALLY ANCIENT ROME LIVED BY THE BRO CODE#IT’S COOL TO OCCASIONALLY ACCEPT A HAND JOB FROM A BUDDY (BC YOU’RE AT WAR AND THAT’S HOW YOU ROLL)#BUT THERE BETTER NOT BE ANY PENETRATION AND TOTALLY NO HOMO PROTECT YOUR IMAGE OF MASCULINITY AT ALL COSTS#IT WAS NOT A HEALTHY ACCEPTING ENVIRONMENT!!!!#ALSO WAY TO IGNORE THE ROLE THAT SLAVERY PLAYED IN ALL THIS#SLAVES WERE ONE OF THE DESIGNATED CLASSES WHERE IT WAS BASICALLY OKAY TO RAPE THEM#(I mean—it wasn’t legally called rape because under roman law a slave wasn’t a person and therefore couldn’t be raped but THIS IS WHAT WE’R#TALKING ABOUT SERIOUSLY#ROMAN MEN WERE ENCOURAGED TO KEEP THEIR MALE-MALE SEX CONFINED TO PENETRATING SLAVES PROSTITUTES AND YOUNG MEN)#STOP STOP STOP PAINTING ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME AS AN IDEAL OR SOMEHOW BETTER IN THIS REGARD IT BOTHERS ME SO MUCH#IT’S SO WRONG#ugh#the vexation and impertinence of pedants