The posts that pop up during finals week are the best kinds of posts
'Meet new character Enzo - TVD 5x09 “The Cell”
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
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petition to make young adult authors stop writing about girls whose lives change when they meet a boy
When she saw him time slowed to a stop. He was so perfect and she knew her life would never be the same because she had finally found him. The one. The first boy she would ever kill.
… wow. just wow.
is this how everyone’s going to react to ouat’s casting of rapunzel? really? you’re angry because she’s black, even though there are like a thousand german fairytale princesses?
just so you know, the grimm brothers’ rapunzel has many similarities with the story of persinette/petrosinella (so it’s not particularly original, strike one), the persian tale of rudaba (who is, being a persian story, not white), and may even have been based on the story of saint barbara, who was a native of turkey or the northeast africa area (aka also very much not white). there are a whole huge bunch of similar stories to rapunzel floating around in europe under different names, as well.
besides, it’s not like rapunzel was as important to you growing up as snow white or cinderella, who’re only so popular because of their disney movies. tangled only recently came out. you didn’t grow up dreaming of being rapunzel if you’re, like, older than 12. so why are you so upset? and even if you had, why would it be such a terrible thing if she were to be re-imagined as black? (rodgers and hammerstein’s 1997 cinderella with brandy and paolo montalban is, like, the best thing ever. and cinderella was black. and prince charming was filipino. and it was fucking amazing.)
do you really, really have any reason to be so angry about this? we have a shit-ton of white people on ouat, and a shit-ton of european fairytales represented. we’ve had race-bending happen before in ouat with lancelot (which is a damn shame because he was only around for a couple of episodes). fairytale land doesn’t really seem to give a fuck about race in that way, having a latina evil queen and a black lancelot. we need more race-bending too, since apparently ouat doesn’t want to include characters from non-european/disney fairytales and the amount of white people in storybrooke is ridiculous.
so, for the love of all that is good, shut the hell up. next time you feel the need to make an “i’m not racist but…” comment, bite your tongue and keep it to yourself. you are being racist, and you’re also being ridiculous because your precious german fairytale may be based off a 10th century persian story (except with more blood and gore and witchiness and pregnancy because, of course, 17th-19th century europeans ate that shit up).
… so yeah. alexandra metz is an absolutely gorgeous woman, and i can’t wait to see what she does with her role as rapunzel.