My native black American friend*, also going places

Very cool. I don’t know what a “native black” person is but he’s very talented.


My native black American friend*, also going places

Very cool. I don’t know what a “native black” person is but he’s very talented.

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Here are all of things that Judith says immediately before Harley has sex with her in his private plane: "No." “Stop it." “I don’t want to." “Get off of me." Judith does not want to have sex with Harley. (There’s another layer of nuance here—one reason Judith doesn’t want to have sex with Harley is that she’s deeply invested in Perry’s beloved gender roles. But the reason for her “no” is irrelevant. Her spiritual weakness betrays her, Harley can tell she wants it, and she’s punished for that weakness.)

He does not stop. He just tries harder. He knows what she really wants, no matter what her mouth and body are saying. She never says yes. He says, smugly, “Now you can say you resisted.” He has sex with her anyway. This is a rape scene. But, in Perry’s universe, Harley is right. She did secretly want it. And that’s the real problem.”

This idea—that men know what women really want, that resistance can be fucked out of us (or consent fucked into us)—is DEEPLY NOT OKAY. It’s not okay to telegraph this to young men or young women or victims of sexual violence or potential perpetrators of sexual violence or lawmakers or anyone. It’s a paradigm that I was hoping had died out with Pepe LePew. It is frightening.”

-Lindy West, Jezebel

I think it’s VERY important that everyone, ladies and gentleman, understands that this is a rape scene. This isn’t breaking down defenses or playing hard to get. Coercing, manipulating, threatening, intimidating, or even guilt tripping someone saying no into sex is rape. Doesn’t matter if they don’t scream or kick or cry. Doesn’t matter if they are your boyfriend, husband, wife, fuck buddy, crush, or stranger.

Check out these other links for more discussion.

How To Not Be Rapey 

Date Rape

I never called it rape: The Ms. Report on recognizing, fighting, and surviving date and acquaintance rape


You just said “she gave in”, so technically this isn’t rape, this is her giving into temptation; if she would have pushed him away or slapped him, he probably would have stopped, but she didn’t, she gave in, which is considered legal consent. Saying “this is a rape scene” after, just before, clearly stating that it isn’t, just makes you look like a retard. So please just shut up.

Hmm. Well, she actually does push him away. I just didn’t include that gif in my set because I’m only allowed 10. I also didn’t include a few extra nos and stops.

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So yeah. She fought him off. And he still didn’t stop. So you can stop victim blaming now.

The real (and downright scary) issue is that you suggest that her “no” isn’t enough. Or forget suggest, you downright say that she has to fight him off physically in order to voice her “true” consent. And if she doesn’t fight and “gives in” to his refusal to stop attempting to have sex with her against her will, then it’s okay.

Rape culture on full display.

It’s my own fault, I went to the movies and saw Temptation when I knew it was going to be garbage. I just didn’t know to what extent. Ugh. One of the myriad reasons I dislike Tyler Perry…his perpetuating disgusting “I know what you really want” tropes.

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I know I should just shiver, quake and otherwise be appreciative but right now I’m obsessed with tattoo sleeves so really what I’m concerned with is why does home-skillet have not one but two MJ tats?

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this speaks to me on a whole notha level

I just watched this 8 times in a row.

Oh shit! It’s crazy how fucking funny this is!

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George R. R. Martin everyone.

My favourite thing about this gifset is that George R. R. Martin acknowledges both of these methods without insulting or dismissing the other. He is a fantastic writer and I know that some other fantastic writers swear by their methods and discount the others, which can be really disheartening as a young writer. Hearing him describe both of these methods without dismissing the other makes me very, very happy, as I am very much an architect and I always get so sad when every writer I look up to is like “NO PLANNING. PLANNING BAD. WRITERS DONT PLAN.”

So thank you, Mr. Martin.

Mimsy is an architect. I am a gardener. I like this comparison.

i’m both.  i know the beginning.  i know the end.  i just let the characters grow and tell me how to get from one to the other.

As a writer myself, I really appreciate this as a piece of writerly advice, but as a reader of ASOFAI books this is disconcerting as hell. (Incidentally, I’m also more of a gardener.)

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I just think this is hilarious.

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