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I get that the conflict during the Civil War was slavery, but the system that allowed slavery (systemic racism) still exists in every single state in the form of prison labor, et al... not exactly as big a divide as you think. Read more

May 15
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The thing is, Eurovision is meant to sublimate centuries of intra-European international strife so that instead of resulting in wars or violent annexations it results in people cursing at the TV or screaming their heads off in an audience. Does the US have that kind of internal conflict, ready to be harnessed?

May 9
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Ellis can be blunt and her answers can be sharp, but misgendering is not something I see in her MO. That’s the kind of spiteful bullying tactic that isn’t her style. If she used the wrong pronouns I suspect it’s a mistake or ignorance.

May 9
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You already made your personal dissatisfaction with Lindsay Ellis’s thorough apology video quite clear in a previous unrelated thread. What’s your goal here, to convince everyone else to also come down on the side of your opinion of it?

May 8
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This slight dramatization is distracting, as are the abrupt needledrops of songs like Billy Joel’s “My Life,” which come off as jarring in an otherwise serious documentary. Read more

May 7
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Lesbians weren’t as taken with yet another psychotic WLW character as you might think. Maybe they were popular with gay MEN. that’s different than being popular with the Queer community. I’ve seen how those movies represent bisexual women - as misanthropic bitches who use their sexuality as a weapon to manipulate Read more

May 6
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At last, an old straight man’s take on the lesbian nun fetish. Truly, a necessary and underrepresented voice.

May 5
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Rugrats lost its touch in like... 1998. Literal decades ago. Saberspark does an excellent video analyzing why/how.

Apr 28
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Sure. Black people, Queer people, Asian people, women, and anybody who’s not a straight cis white man has to litigate their case for a production meeting every single time even if they have 5 awards under their belt and box office receipts to boot. But this guy has one successful HBO show and that *entitles him* to Read more

Apr 25
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This guy is a whiny entitled Boomer, but I’m not gonna shit on people who love to go to Disney just because they’re older than 10. They’ve built out a LOT of stuff in their parks targeted to adults. Eisner spent much of his tenure doing it. The “Disney People” described in many of the comments sound like any other Read more

Apr 25
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Did you watch her entire video? She goes through her entire list of sins to genuinely apologize and then details a sexual assault she went through as an explanation for one of those “sins.” And she doesn’t complain about being “cancelled.” She talks about how shitty it is for the white people who try to one up one Read more

Apr 24
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I think the style is the same, but those are definitely letters directed to specific communities.

Apr 23
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I’m usually pretty “meh..” on “Christianity Origin Stories” but Paul’s writings are the oldest in the Christian Canon and some of those Apocryphal stories that got pushed out are older than the ones kept in the canon. It’s definitely messy, unexplored territory. If this thing came out at the exact same time as Read more

Apr 23
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I saw someone describe the Gospel writings as “blog posts” because of how poorly written and slapped-together their original manuscripts are (it was done in Koine [Common] Greek, the lingua franca of the day, and not any scholarly language). A lightbulb went off for me that day..

Apr 23
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If Disney wants to be choosier with their hires they can pay more than poverty wages. “Cast members” working at Disney live in their cars because they can’t afford apartments. But as someone else said, “anything to get out of paying higher wages!”

Apr 20
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Ms. Field is one of my favorite “acting divas,” ladies like Bette Davis, Jane Fonda, and Helen Mirren whose prowess on the screen (and stage) make you take pause when you see it.
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Apr 19
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Why would a man who starred in a movie with these characters so eagerly engage in a conspiracy that can be traced back to the Jewish Blood Libel? *shrug*

Apr 19
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I mean, he’s not wrong that the Simpsons sucks and has sucked for a while now, he just misunderstands the reasons why.