"I always disliked that Disney chose to portray the unhealthy relationship between Rapunzel and Mother Gothel through Mother Gothel’s teasing. Mum and I can sometimes tease each other in a rather cruel way, just like Mother Gothel did Rapunzel, but in the end of the day we know we love each other just the way we are. Teasing doesn’t equal a bad relationship; I don’t know about anyone who’s closer to their mum than I am to mine"
There’s teasing and there’s subtle verbal abuse. Gothel wasn’t being playful, she wasn’t engaging in lighthearted teasing. She was chipping away at Rapunzel’s self-worth, and then covering it up with “just kidding”s. That’s not playful banter, it’s an abuse tactic that countless people endure. I have seen it happen. I have had it happen. Mother Gothel and Rapunzel portray one of the most realistic examples of non-physical abuse I have ever seen in media, especially in children’s media, and it is so incredibly important.
Portraying this and shining the spotlight on how messed up, damaging, and just plain wrong it is is far more important than “Well maybe we shouldn’t do this because some people engage in good-natured teasing!”
You know that you and your mother love each other. You don’t need a movie to tell you that. Some people do need this sort of thing, though. They need to be reassured that they are not alone, that the way they are treated is not acceptable.
OH MY GOD
Reasons abortion should be fully covered on all insurance plans:
- If you can’t afford an abortion, you definitely can’t afford a pregnancy
- If you can’t afford an abortion, and are forced to carry a pregnancy to term anyway, you sure as hell can’t afford a child
Who the fuck do you think you’re really protecting here?
Trying to come off as a casual fan by calling him Captain America instead of Steve
when we were at the airport one time the guy at check-in reminded us that we weren’t allowed to carry sharp objects with us onto the plane and i said “oh damn looks like i’ll have to leave behind my wit” and thats how i made a middle-aged guy laugh so hard he had to get his colleague to take over his check-in desk
I really like the casting of Les Amis in Les Miserables 2012. Like, I’m pretty sure they just hired the characters because Fra Fee is a literal sunshine, Killian Donnelly is so Combeferre that it’s painful, Eddie Redmayne pontmercys harder than anyone else ever, Hugh Skinner looks permanantly distressed, and we ALL know about George Blagden’s shipping obsession.
Odd Romeo and Juliet Tumblr Posts
The most important line in the whole damn song. MESSAGE.
The only historically accurate line in the whole film.
I hardly see any heroic posts about Muslims on here, so here you go.
It’s iron fist yall
Good fucking job dude.
I love that it takes the time to specify that his attack of choice was a flying kick
This man deserves all the applause.
everyone who’s super pissed about how The Giver movie looks so far clap your hands
Thank you MTV for bringing acknowledgment to something that nobody els on the news willthey’ve been so on top of things lately like I remember seeing the yes all women hashtag all over mtv I am so thankful
"It’s James…" Lily whispered breathlessly, as she gazed in to the reflection of the mirror of Erised.