To all those who don’t think the rape joke was a problem, or rape jokes are a problem.
I get it, you’re a decent guy. I can even believe it. You’ve never raped anybody. You would NEVER rape anybody. You’re upset that all these feminists are trying to accuse you of doing something or connect you to doing something that, as far as you’re concerned, you’ve never done and would never condone.
And they’ve told you about triggers, and PTSD, and how one in six women is a survivor, and you get it. You do. But you can’t let every time someone gets all upset get in the way of you having a good time, right?
So fine. If all those arguments aren’t going anything for you, let me tell you this. And I tell you this because I genuinely believe you mean it when you say you don’t want to hurt anybody, and you don’t see the harm, and that it’s important to you to do your best to be a decent and good person. And I genuinely believe you when you say you would never associate with a rapist and you think rape really is a very bad thing.
Because this is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down-
6% of college age men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act.
6% of Penny Arcade’s target demographic will admit to actually being rapists when asked.
A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?
They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.
Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.
If one in twenty guys is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, really cool guy, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.
But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.
And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?
That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.
You. The rapist’s comrade.
And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore…
Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim.
If you ask me, I don’t think Destiel is actually going to become Canon.
AND THE AWARD FOR BEST USE OF A GIF IN THE HISTORY OF TUMBLR GOES TO ^^^
I CAN’T SCROLL PAST WITHOUT REBLOGGING
But no. This is exactly what I am talking about when I say that Crowley is playing the best game of politics and propaganda that he’s ever played in his demon lifetime. At the end of this episode, he tells Dean that he is worthy - Worthy of the Mark, worthy of being titled a killer. Crowley is playing on Dean’s own self-hatred and deepest fear that he is he no better than a demon, something that he’s been carrying since Hell. Crowley is using the precise words to plant the seed in Dean’s mind that this is what he’s meant for and allowing Dean to do all the work to complete a descent into a demonic guard dog. Crowley is nurturing this descent in the most subtle ways and it’s fucking fantastic that he’s been able to play his role so well all this time. Crowley is finally living up to the title of King of Hell.
This scene - it’s a key piece in Crowley’s narrative of Dean’s new purpose. What he’s missing, though, is the bees.
The bees represent Cas and a bond that Crowley has severely underestimated.And what do you want to bet that on some level Cain knew it too and is one upping Crowley at his own game? Because he didn’t have to tell Dean about Collette. Didn’t have to plant so firmly in his head the idea that what Cain had been before and what he was choosing to be now could be different. Cain is living proof that on some level even the father of murder..the worst of all demons is redeemable, with someone willing to love him past his faults and with determination to change. If Cain knows enough about what’s going on in hell to read about his exploits on hell’s bathroom walls, there’s no way he doesn’t know a ton of stuff not just about Dean but about the people around him. I’m pretty sure right now Cain and Crowley are in an advanced chess match for the heart and soul of Dean Winchester, but just like Dean is ignorant, Crowley may not know that Cain is playing. Assuming Cain is truly a redeemed or on the road to redemption bad guy, he knows all about Castiel. And this whole thing with the Mark may as much be about helping Dean as it is about eliminating Abaddon. I just don’t know if anyone but Cain knows that yet.
reblogging for added commentary
Classic Dean/Castiel stories that I hope everyone has read because I love them and yeah
but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you
We (men) are not fucking sharks!
We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct
We are capapble of rational thinking and understanding.
Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it.
Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.
Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them.
You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed.
What is so fucking difficult about this concept?
“Challenge accepted!” —SPN fandom.
omg this is still going
IT WILL NEVER STOP.
and it still hasn’t broken the notes - what gives, fandom?
CAN WE PLEASE ADD THE PICTURE OF RICHARD IN THE OUTFIT, PLEASE???
don’t forget Matt (aka young John) as cheerleader:
this video is the shit and no one can tell me otherwise
looks like someone got creative
rebloged a minute in
I don’t even want to think about how time consuming that must have been
this is cool as hell
“Shit Cas does when not with the Winchesters”
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I thought this was really from the show
And then he wades fully clothed into the ocean and stands up to his waist in the water, suit sopping wet. Angels need days off too!
holy fuck cas stop
Cosplaying: you’re doing it right.
THIS IS LITERALLY THE CUTEST THING EVER AND IT GETS AN AUTOMATIC REBLOG EVERY TIME
totally expected this to be osric for a moment there
Cas doesn’t give a fuck he’s happy