"One fun fact I learned while on the air with Keith Olbermann was that humans on the Internet are scumbags. People say children are cruel, but I was never made fun of as a child or an adult. Suddenly, my disability on the world wide web is fair game. I would look at clips online and see comments like, "Yo, why’s she tweakin?" "Yo, is she retarded?" And my favorite, "Poor Gumby-mouth terrorist. What does she suffer from? We should really pray for her." One commenter even suggested that I add my disability to my credits: screenwriter, comedian, palsy."
Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)
this is SO IMPORTANT I AM YELLING
Q:what if the potters had TWO CHILDREN and voldemort didn't even notice the other baby in the nursery, she was always so quiet, and he didnt know she existed, so TWO POTTER KIDS survive, what would happen. would dumbledore give them both to the dursleys or just harry since he was the target. would the dursleys even take both or just put the sister up for adoption. would they both live in the cupboard. would harry let her have their thin blanket after she had spent the night crying. would she
cry and beg harry not to go to hogwarts without her, dont leave me with them, please harry dont. would harry ask dumbledore if she could come, please sir. would she write a tearful letter (reminiscent of young petuina evans) saying, oh sir mister dumbledore please let me come to the school early, i can cook and clean and iron for a year, please please.
or maybe dumbledore separated them after that halloween night, and she got to grow up in a nice magical foster family and he grew up with the dursleys and alongside “ur a wizard harry” there as also “you have a living sister harry” and he meets this bright young thing with his eyes (their mum’s eyes) and dark auburn hair that wont stay put and their dad’s nose and chin and harry is just bowled over by her because she smiles and looks healthy and had the childhood they both deserved but didnt get and in that moment when he meets his little sister, harry hates dumbledore (before dumbledore can even garner any favor with harry, very early in the game) because dumbledore made this decision to dump off harry and give his sister a good life when it could have been both of them with a good life (or both of them sharing the pain maybe), and harry just has to reorient his entire life and method of affection around this energetic girl who seriously, wont stop grinning at him like he’s the sun and then dumbledore ends having to manipulate harry through the sister. she likes dumbledore, she knows magical history, she thinks what everyone thinks, that he’s a hero he’s the savior. but harry doesnt like that dumbledore split them up and doesnt trust him, holds a grudge, so dumbledore has to go through his sister and whisper in her ear and convince her to tell harry to save everyone, sacrifice himself, etc etc, and she does because she believes harry is a good person and this is a good fight, so she says, oh harry you must fight voldemort and his followers, its the right thing to do, and harry goes because his baby sister believes he can be a hero even though he doesnt think so, and she follows him because she’s one for action as well and the potter family words are clearly “ours is the hero savior complex” so harry walks through fire with his sister at his heels and they hold hands into the forest and when they face off voldemort he doesnt know who she is but oh, he will.
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS MESSAGE THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO SAY I’M THE ONE WHO BRINGS PAIN IN THIS FRIENDSHIP
remember that once in the late 70’s a face character for pooh at disneyland was accused of hitting a child in the face on accident and so the dude came back to court after the recess in the pooh costume and answering the questions as pooh and fucking danced in the courtroom in order to prove that the arms were too high up to hit the kid and he was acquitted within 20 minutes
even the princesses fangirl over peter
that bitch be faithful
look at phillip though
can you blame her?
Phillip could get the business.
So I went to Disney about a month ago and i got to meet aurora. she asked me and my mom if there were any “princes’” with us today. When I told her that I leaned more toward princesses she looked over at Cinderella sighed and replied with “yeah me too” and I think about that a lot.
All of this is typical girl-fear. Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story.
For readings on the correlation in horror between puberty and the monstrous, see:
- Barbara Creed’s The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis (specifically, the chapter called “Woman As Possessed Monster”)
- Aviva Briefel’s “Monster Pains: Masochism, Menstruation, and Identification in Horror Film”
- “‘The Hair That Wasn’t There Before’: Demystifying Monstrosity and Menstruation in Ginger Snaps and Ginger Snaps Unleashed”
- Bianca Nielson’s “Something’s Wrong, Like More Than You Being Female”: Transgressive Sexuality and Discourses of Reproduction in Ginger Snaps”
- Shelley Stamp Lindsey’s “Horror, Femininity, and Carrie’s Monstrous Puberty”