Gaston really is the most terrifying Disney villain because he could be anyone in the world.
Later he convinces the whole town to set up his wedding with the knowledge that the would-be bride would be thrown into it. Everyone finds his creepy-ass tactics as cute and “boys will be boys” esque. So yeah, he is terrifying.
Yeah, the truly scary thing about Beauty and the Beast isn’t that Gaston exists, but that society fucking loves him. People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get othered by society. People don’t trust the Beast because of the way he looks, which only feeds his anger issues and pushes him further away. Gaston isn’t the only one who criticizes Belle for being bookish, either; the whole town says there must be something wrong with her. And her father gets carted off to a mental asylum for being just a little eccentric.
Howard Ashman, who collaborated on the film’s score and had a huge influence on the movie’s story and themes, was a gay man who died of AIDS shortly after work on the film was completed. If you watch the film with that in mind, the message of it becomes clear. Gaston demonstrates that bullies are rewarded and beloved by society as long as they possess a certain set of characteristics, while nice people who don’t are ostracized. The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.
Notice how the Beast reacts when the whole town comes for him. He’s not angry, he’s sad. He’s tired. And he almost gives up because he has nothing to live for. But then he sees that Belle has come back for him, and suddenly he does. In the original fairy tale, the Beast asks Belle to marry him every night, and the spell is broken when she accepts. In the Disney movie, he waits for her to love him, because he cannot love himself. That’s how badly being ostracized from society and told that you’re a monster all your life can fuck with your head and make you stop seeing yourself as human.
Society rewards the bullies because we’ve been brought up to believe that their victims don’t belong. That if someone doesn’t fit in, then they have to be put in their place, or destroyed. And this movie demonstrates that this line of thinking is wrong. It’s so much deeper than a standard “be yourself” message, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.
a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans* people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms
i would say more about it but
im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so
In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…
WANT. I wish this was in stores omg that’s so stupid
YOU CAN GET A FREE TRIAL HERE
me as soon as you said free:
okay the photo with the girl is from her personal post showing how angles and changing to better fitting clothes make a huge difference when taking photos and how photos are so so so so so so deceiving, and apparently that fruit is fucking toxic, it’ll ruin your liver.
Last comment. Thank you.
Tumblr law: Always reblog the queen.
If you don’t have this on your blog at least once, get out.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. You’re your own person.
Having experienced the body image criticism in Hollywood, what is your advice to young girls dealing with the same treatment from their peers, and a response to those who judge others based on appearances.
TELL THIS TO THE FUCKERS IN THE GODDAMN CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT.
Well you can tell them, but they’re probably too busy making fake healthcare sites to listen.
so here is my anorexia 2 year recovery in a photo.
i have looked similar to the picture on the right for a while now, i have been healthy and out of hospital for 17 months.
so yeah, i am much much happier now, happier than i have ever been, i am enjoying life, and doing whatever I want to do.
never give up, recovery is possible, and will happen for all of you. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO.
i love you all, dont ever let it win!
THAT’S MORE LIKE IT!
Need more heroes, motherfucker.
This is insane.
Oh my God..
Reblogged 3 times in a row because this is just amazing.
yooo everybody. my mom and i were goofing around and found this seriously FUCKED UP site. all your information, (phone number, nam, address even) is available for 2.99. like everything. please watch this video on how to remove it. (im not sure if it’s there for minors, but if you’ve ever owned/rented a house you’re definitely there. it’s worth checking it out to make sure.)
video on how to remove information. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFLagxnDsA
fucked up website: http://www.spokeo.com/
also, if you’ve lived in more than one place/state it has you multiple times, remove all of your profile things. (it had my mom 4 times, all over our state. even from when she lived in a house 9 years ago.)
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT
YES THERE ARE MINORS ON HERE ALSO I JUST CHECKED ME AND IT HAS MY ~PERSONAL~ INFO ON THERE
This is very concerning. I just spent the last ten minutes removing my entire family (including my 14-year-old sister) from the site.
Cool Mom Tech has a guide on how to take your information off the site if for some reason you can’t watch the above video.
Just to inform everyone, it’s American only, but it’s real. I’ve found 3 of my friends already with this sight and the only reason I knew it was them was because I happen to have their address. PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOU ARE ON THIS SITE AND IF YOU ARE, REMOVE YOURSELF. NOW.
I’m screaming internally because I just searched up a handful of my friends who live in America.. and found every single one of them without fail. This is scary.
Ok I have to do this now.
Okay so I found my parents. And lemme tell you, it freaks me the fuck out.
EVERYONE DO THIS.
I found my parents on this and it had their work address, our home address, our phone number, whole lot of shit that shouldn’t be available to everyone.
I highly suggest taking down profiles of people you care about, especially the older ones.
THIS IS SO FUCKING CREEPY HOW IS THIS EVEN LEGAL OH MY GOD.
My mom met this guy online and the other day he texted her with our address and said “I know where you live” cause of this fucking site.
Because we’re human.
Humans and human bodies tend to take the path of least resistance. We do what we want because it’s easy and enjoyable: sitting at the computer, playing video games, staying home, standing on the sidelines, munching, thinking about going to the gym, etc. The things we know we should be doing tend to have some challenge involved: eating healthy, exercising, doing the right thing, standing up for yourself or others and so much more. It takes a while to break this path of least resistance because of the challenge ahead, but once you do, your past challenge becomes your path of least resistance. After you break your habit, this new thought or action is your new easy path and no longer a challenge. However, it’s that initial effort that we humans tend to not push through and fall back into our comfy routine that we all know and love. It’s change and it’s hard, so why do it? Because if it’s something you really want to accomplish, it’s definitely worth the push, it’s definitely worth the occasional setback, and it’s definitely worth all the hard work, courage, blood, sweat and tears. <3
I don’t go running because I want to be thin.
I go running because
and tell you
this is literally my favorite running post of all time. hands down.I should start running
I will start running, eventually
Yes and no. It could be fat or it could be skin. If it’s skin, no that can’t be dieted and exercised away. If it’s fat, yes it can. If you lose a substantial amount of weight in a very short period of time, it’s possible that it’s just skin that hasn’t bounced back yet. But you lost 60lbs in a year. Yes, that’s a great and healthy weight loss, but not fast enough for your skin to be that loose. It’s probably just a little bit of fat. Now that you’re smaller, it’s going to be harder to get rid of, but it is possible if that’s what you want. :)
The general rule of thumb is you should drink half your body weight in ounces every day. For example, I’m 140 so therefore I should drink 70oz a day = 8-9 glasses = roughly 2L. So yes between 1.8 and 2.4L a day would be great! There’s not really such a thing as “too much” water. If you drink a lot a lot (a gallon or two a day) then you may feel bloated and heavy for the first few days to a week until your body gets used to it. This may even happen if you’ve never really been a big water drinker and are going up to 2L or so. Give your body time to adjust.
I also wanted to make a note that a few people believe that you can die from drinking too much water because it happened to this one lady a while ago (it also used to be used as a form of torture). So I just wanted to debunk this myth. She entered a contest to see how much water one could drink without urinating. She drank approximately a gallon in about an hour or two and was not permitted to urinate. What happened was her electrolytes were pushed outside the safe limits by over-hydration. This is one example of over-hydration happening, but it is very very very rare. Unless you’re being abused or tortured by being forced to drink water, or trying to win a water drinking contest, you’ll be fine.
So you go drink your water lovely!!! <3