"What were you wearing?"
I wore a red dress to work today. It has a zipper at either side of my chest that can unzip and reveal a thin strip of skin. A coworker, without warning, tried pulling at the zipper and when it wouldn’t zip, instead revealed a good portion of my collarbone and shoulder as well as my bra strap. An hour later, the same coworker came up and told me to not wear clothes with zippers because he’ll go right ahead and unzip them. I shot back that unzipping me without my permission is sexual harassment. Apparently a manager heard and berated my coworker. At the end of my shift, my coworker told me that my little comment got him in trouble and that he no longer feels comfortable saying anything to me other than “hello” and “goodbye.”
I am supposed to feel guilty for pointing out that he can’t lay his fucking hands on me.
So I wore the infamous dress at work yesterday and ANOTHER MALE COWORKER DECIDED TO PULL AT ONE OF MY FUCKING ZIPPERS.
We were surrounded by other (also male) coworkers (that did nothing) and I swatted his hand away while promptly informing him that he didn’t have permission to touch me.
He then asked, since he knows I cosplay, if it would be any different if I wore a revealing costume. I gave him a dirty look and told him that no matter what *I* decide to wear, no one is allowed “to lay a finger on me unless they want my foot up their ass.”
Being that I’m quite professional at work, they were all surprised by my language and the ferocity with which I spat my promise.
you fucking go girl
when ur mum looks through ur stuff without permission
why aren’t we talking about this more.
loki is a treasure trove of ridiculous faces in this scene
FUCK YOU ILL KEEP REBLOGGING THIS TIL I DIE
Just one last comment about Lucy. The premise is awesome, the female lead is awesome, the visual effects are pretty good, and parts of the script have potential. So if you’re going to see the film, watch it for that.
Please don’t go into the film thinking it’ll have an above average script or good character development or conflict resolution because it really doesn’t.
It’s also not a “smart film” like the trailer or director suggests.
But that’s just my two cents, and some people really love action, which this film has a love of, to an extent.
Sure a movie audience can reasonably suspend disbelief while some dude gets bit by a fucking spider to get spider powers that’s fine but a movie about a woman who unlocks 100% of her brain in a world where humans only use 10% of their brain power is too unrealistic yeah okay.
It’s not that it’s unrealistic, it’s that the movie is very obviously trying to be a smart movie and is standing by the notion that it is, therefore, making it seem unrealistic.
But: A) it’s hard for an audience to get engaged with a movie that’s taking itself too seriously and trying to back up misconseptions with fact. Especially when you clearly see the writers see no problem with the “facts”.
And B) (a seprate, but particular reason why people dislike the film) is because at, like, 20% Lucy can already kill everyone that stands in her way and the movie has no true conflict. She has no true character development and that may be another reason why it is being deemed, unrealistic
Going into the Spiderman films, people already have a little knowledge that it is going to be incredibly unrealistic, and that the writers know that too, but they’ll expect the movie to have substantial plot, and no back tracking on the science that everyone knows is unrealistc.
It makes sense that a guy bit by a radioactive spider (in the hero world) would get spider powers. It does not make sense that a woman who absorbed drugs would turn into god once she reach 100% of the brain (which again, is flawed science, but it seems as if no one who wrote this film knew this).
I really like the fact that people are trying to get strong female characters incorporated into the superhero scene, but it makes it harder to do that if your movie is a joke.
But that’s just how i see it.
Reviews of the apparently hilariously bad “Lucy”
These are some of the funniest reviews I’ve read in a long time.
"if you’re not a boy or a girl what are you"
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.