I’ve been meaning to post something about The Big Bang Theory for a while now but it’s taken me ‘till now to really understand what it is about the show that makes me uncomfortable. I’m not exactly a believer in the whole “only write about the things you like, don’t trash the things you don’t” trend which seems to be plaguing comments sections in negative articles lately, but I wanted to be able to really examine why I don’t like TBBT rather than just slagging it off. My main questions being - Why don’t I like this anymore? Why do I feel uncomfortable watching it? And why do I get so annoyed when I see people sing its praises online? The thing which really sparked this post was seeing a raft of comments on Facebook, below the last round of voting in Television Without Pity’s Tubey Awards, claiming The Big Bang Theory to be “the best comedy on TV”. This made me angry so instead of posting an impulsive comment calling out their bad taste which I’d probably regret later, I decided to really analyse why seeing comments like that made me so mad when previously, although I didn’t really love the show, I’d never considered myself as disliking The Big Bang Theory.
Hell, I even have season one on dvd, it’s sitting right between Battlestar Galactica and Bored To Death in my alphabetised collection.
And here, I think, is where my problem with The Big Bang Theory lies…
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I love these and want posters of all of them.
Written and Produced by: Patrice Wilson Co-Produced and Mixed by: Heath Ripplinger Video Directed by: Ian Hotchkiss, Chris Lowe and Patrice Wilson Get it Now…
Are you fucking kidding me!?
This shit is so horrible and so racist and I just I HAVE NO WORDS
AND THAT’S WHEN I SPENT ALL DAY READING CREEPYPASTA AND NOW I’M ALONE IN THE OFFICE
Asked by Anonymous
I have thought long and hard before I answered this question, which is why it’s been sitting in my inbox for the past two days. Don’t think I’ve been ignoring you. I just prayed that I could find the words to be of help to you.
First things first: fuck Western beauty ideals. With MUCH disrespect.
And I know. That is HARD. Because it is EVERYWHERE. We are encapsulated by images of societally deemed ‘perfection’ that look far from us. I’m not lily white with blonde hair, blue eyes and a size 2. But in every ad in Vogue, the women are just that. It sucks. It’s bizarre to feel like your beauty is some sort of ‘trend’ to society. At first, white skin was clearly in. Then, lighter skinned black models became acceptable. And now, darker skinned models are ‘acceptable’ but still not booked as often, and still not used for high fashion campaigns. And even still, those girls are rail thin and don’t look like most of us. Steps are being made, but they are slow. So.
That’s why we have to take care of ourselves, sista.
Let me tell you a few things. That wide broad nose you have, is the indelible trait that you are a descendant from royalty. Your lineage is so resilient that through slavery and ships, through famine and warfare, you still have the regal bearings of your ancestors from hundreds of years ago. You are discernible as a dignified woman whose beauty is a precious gift passed down from illustrious, imperial Mother Africa many moons ago. Your broad nose notifies us all of your nobility. So hold it up high.
Your cheekbones? Do you know how many white women are paying hundreds and thousands of dollars for big cheekbones like yours? Girl, let me tell you. Those big cheekbones are God’s way of letting us all know he spent a little more time on you. He arched and sculpted and molded you until He was satisfied that when you smiled, your prominently placed cheekbones reflected light and glistened. I have big cheekbones and I love them. Every man I have ever dated has loved them. They are queenly and womanly. They add depth to my face. I can create a look of desire by sucking them in. I can create an impish look by grinning widely, sending them shooting up to kiss my eyelashes. Little sista, trust me. Big cheekbones, are one of the most beautiful attributes you can have as a woman. And even if those silly 16 year old boys aren’t telling you that now, by the time you’re my age, 9 years from now, you’ll have some man beating down your door, just to see you smile.
Big round eyes are beautiful. They tell the world you are inquisitive. Opens your soul up for business. Your face illuminates when you laugh, eyes dancing. Your eyes give away when you are disappointed, darting downward. Your eyes widen like saucers on a Sunday morning after church when you are frightened. Your eyes are descriptive. Your eyes tell your story when you don’t have the words to say anything yourself. Big round eyes, to be honest, are actually one of the most attractive traits men look for, studies have shown. So, two points for those big brown eyes, dear.
As for your dark skin. Yes, I saved the best for last.
There is nothing worthless about your dark skin. You are clothed in the allure and mystery of midnight. You are the exact shade that God intended you to be. You are the color of the earth and of ebony and mahogany woods and of my mother’s warm eyes and a cup of my favorite coffee and the sparrow who’s song wakes me up every morning and that point in the night when the sun hasn’t quite faded into oblivion and night hasn’t quite announced its presence. You are the deep, dark brown that lovers hide in. You are the deep, dark brown that secrets are kept. You are the deep, dark brown of the earth before He said let there be light you ARE a deep, dark brown girl and if they have the audacity to bully you, a young woman of worth and value, of beauty and strength, of character and nobility, of honor and conviction, then they are too moronic, too dense, too stupid to see that you are beautiful. And not everyone is entitled to BEHOLD your beauty.
To you, I pray. I was you 9 years ago. I felt confused and ugly and sad but I promise you, little sista, you will flourish. I hope you read this and you smile. I hope you read this and you look in the mirror and you see every beautiful trait of yours. Most importantly, I hope you read this and decide, you know what, FORGET a mirror, because you don’t need a piece of glass to reflect back on the beauty that illuminates inside of you. You are 16 years old. The world is yours if you open your heart. Happiness is, more often than not, just around the corner. So, little sista, today, tonight, or whenever you read this, make the brave choice to say, “I am beautiful. I look like a queen. I feel like a queen. My happiness is mine and mine alone and I choose to dress myself, to dress my very soul, up in happiness from head to toe.”
I hope this helps. I PRAY this helps. Please, feel free to contact me again if you want to talk. I don’t know you at all, I wish I did, but I LOVE you. And I am sending you all of my well-wishes and ‘you go, girl!’ vibes from here to wherever you are.
All my love,
I found a treasure trove of beautiful pictures of Pakistan from the 80s and 90s and I’m feeling so nostalgic and proud. All picture were taken by Peshawar native Noor Khan, the man in blue in the last picture.
- Sunset from my window Hashtnagri, Peshawar City 1988
Before I had my own house I lived in a roof top apartment in Mohallah Gari Saidan, in Hashtnagri, in the house of Bibi Ji and family.
- Mohammad Khan, Bachano Killi, NWFP
An old tobacco farmer
- Buffalo, Brick Cart and Dog, Peshawar City, Pakistan 1982
- Bus near Abbottabad, Pakistan 1982
- Badshahi Mosque, Lahore 1988
Taken from the top of the minar, faxcing the front gate and Shahi (lal) Qilla
- Nan Bhai, Gilgit, Pakistan 1982
And these aren’t even the best pictures.There are loads of Afghanistan and India and Iran ones as well.There’s just so much beauty ಥ⌣ಥ
I know for a fact I’m going to keep coming back to this website again and again.
fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and…
One of the great questions has been answered!
A transgender woman in Denver is suing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Women’s Wellness Connection after she was denied a free breast cancer screening.
I’m pissed that this happened, but happy that it wasn’t actually PP’s fault, because if I lost faith in them I’d be incredibly sad.
A new study in the British Journal of Urology International shows that men with normal, intact penises enjoy more sexual sensitivity — as much as four times more — than those who have been circumcised. Circumcising slices off more of a male’s sensitivity than is normally present in all ten fingertips.
When are feminists going to address the fact that many males are deprived of their basic rights to full sexual pleasure? Male babies are having their genitals mutilated, yet insist that we’re the privileged ones.
many, many feminists are opposed to routine infant circumcision, and last I recall seeing statistics, it’s usually fathers choosing this procedure. I’m also fairly certain (although I can’t remember where I read it so it could have been speculation) that circumcision rates have been going down in areas where sex education has been increased, which is something feminists support nearly across the board.
I’d be thrilled if RIC stopped right away, on a legal level, everywhere, but in the meantime the best thing you can do to slow the rate of circumcision is educate parents. 90% of circumcised fathers choose to circumcise their children. Most images of penises parents see are either their own/their partner’s, or in porn.
see but then circumcision decreases the transmission of STIs by like 60% including the transmission of HPV to partners with vaginas but somehow that never gets bought up
That’s what I was thinking of. I’ve also heard it somehow lowers the risk of HIV but don’t remember where I read that so consider it anecdotal.