May. 8, 2013
Supernatural Meme: Six Side Characters
4- Andy Gallagher
Yeah, except that he’s a rapist.
One of Supernatural’s larger fuck-ups was trying to make this guy sympathetic.
I don’t know if I agree, because not all rapists are mustache-twirling villains, you know? Some — many — are otherwise likable people with no concept of consent. That’s why they get away with rape, because nobody believes them capable of doing what they did. “Oh, that Andy, he couldn’t have really raped that girl. He’s too nice!”
Even though you and I were both pretty grossed out by Andy, on further reflection, I really think this episode wouldn’t have worked without Andy’s overwhelming charisma. The story depends on it to work.
What happens when a so-called “Nice Guy(TM)” gets superpowers? He doesn’t suddenly become an alpha male, all aggressive posturing and obvious exploitation. No, he becomes a viper in the grass: taking whatever objects he wants, compelling sex from women who can’t say no, tormenting those who can’t defend themselves just for the sheer humor of it, all while maintaining as unthreatening a demeanor as possible, simply out of habit.
I found this episode bone-chilling, and it was specifically because Andy Gallagher is so charismatic. He’s almost Nabokovian; you want to like him, you like him despite yourself. And it doesn’t hurt that in today’s patriarchal society (which perpetuates the myth of the Nice Guy, He Who Is Forever Friendzoned by those Evil Sluts And Their Mindgames) we’re conditioned to respond to men like Andy in a mostly favorable light. In that case, it’s probably only when you stop to think about it that you can see Andy’s actions for the exploitations they are.
Andy is the creepiest villain on this show by a mile, specifically because everyone in the universe thinks he’s so good. I love that. It’s fucking brilliant.
(Source: codependentbrothersarchive, via feministsupernatural)
May. 8, 2013
via legallybored. Sorry I’m a chivalrous, dapper gentleman
Apr. 8, 2013
(Source: ohmygil, via brieana90)
Mar. 23, 2013
because things like this really happen.
Just … wow.
Feb. 25, 2013
maybe we’re lucky and the meteor got him
and this is why I love this woman.
Feb. 9, 2013
fyi if you go to the site some of the comics are pretty funny. Today’s was about a fedora
Jan. 14, 2013
(via THE FRIEND ZONE)
I’m convinced that men who whine about the friend zone are dumb as bricks. This sounds AWESOMEEEEE
WHAT IVE BEEN SAYIN
Jan. 9, 2013
I’m just going to reblog this for the 56464th time.
Don’t mind me.
(Source: pandorasfall, via veganemelda)
Dec. 31, 2012
i don’t like the phrase “just friends”
there’s nothing “just” about friends
friends are great. friendship can be as profound as romance. romance doesn’t exclude friendship. poops to the system.
“we’re not interested in each other romantically and it’S AWESOME BECAUSE BEING FRIENDS IS AWESOME”
(Source: digivolvin, via lifesucksthenyouregenerate)
Dec. 30, 2012
Someone give this guy a motherfuckin’ certificate.
I reblog every time
this guy deserves more than a certificate
“In year 7 you were already uncomfortable around me, so I manipulated our teacher into putting us together for a project and when you didn’t want to come to my house, instead of meeting in a neutral place like a library, I did the entire project so that you’d owe me. In year 8 I gave you a bunch of gifts, a really inappropriate quantity, and continued to do so even after you made it abundantly clear that you didn’t want them. By the time the school disco rolled around in year 9, you knew me well enough to know that I wouldn’t take no for an answer, so you made up an excuse and left the whole dance to escape from me, and somehow it’s me and not you who got the worst end of that stick. In year 10, I bought you another grossly inappropriate gift that required you to spend time with me in order to use it, and when you misunderstood how I wanted you to use it I didn’t say anything but just stewed on that information. And now, in year 11, I’m going to publish my victim complex and the entire history of how I’ve stalked you over the past five years, comfortable in the knowledge that because I’m a man, I will be taken seriously and you’ll be vilified.”
She has every right to think boys are dicks. Here’s example number one. This post is really really gross. He shouldn’t get a certificate; he needs to get a restraining order.
Reblogging solely for the commentary and to highlight that this is an example of how men are taught that they are owed a woman’s affections merely because they want it.
“how men are taught that they are owed a woman’s affections merely because they want it.”
“I’m so sick of boys being dicks, for example, this creep who’s been stalking and harassing me for years”
(Source: now-wecanthaveit, via yourhairwasmermaidblue)
Dec. 14, 2012
how many “friend-zoned” guys does it take to change a light bulb? None they just compliment it and get pissed when it won’t screw.
(Source: amoracomplex, via lindseyike)