April 18 2014, 11:53 PM
April 17 2014, 12:16 PM

Humbert Culture and the Case of James Franco

In Humbert culture, little girls are like Nabokov’s narrator described them in Lolita: “little deadly demons” among “wholesome” children, unconscious of their fantastic power and their capacity to ensnare men. Why else would the New York Times, reporting upon the rape of an eleven-year-old by eighteen men, remark upon how the girl “dressed older than her age” and hung out with “teenage boys” on the playground? Why else would the theory that Dolores Haze seduced Humbert Humbert have any salience in popular culture? Why else would James Franco insist that he was deceived by a conniving seventeen-year-old hell-bent on ruining his career? In Humbert culture, girls are wolves, and men are lambs.

Humbert Culture and the Case of James Franco

In Humbert culture, little girls are like Nabokov’s narrator described them in Lolita: “little deadly demons” among “wholesome” children, unconscious of their fantastic power and their capacity to ensnare men. Why else would the New York Times, reporting upon the rape of an eleven-year-old by eighteen men, remark upon how the girl “dressed older than her age” and hung out with “teenage boys” on the playground? Why else would the theory that Dolores Haze seduced Humbert Humbert have any salience in popular culture? Why else would James Franco insist that he was deceived by a conniving seventeen-year-old hell-bent on ruining his career? In Humbert culture, girls are wolves, and men are lambs.

April 15 2014, 03:09 PM

>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

April 12 2014, 11:51 PM

lalondes:

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April 11 2014, 09:47 PM
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Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

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This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

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April 10 2014, 11:55 PM
April 09 2014, 11:30 AM

tragic backstories

eren: mother devoured by a titan before his eyes

mikasa: parents brutally murdered right in front of her, kidnapped by slavers, barely escaped alive

armin: parents and grandfather sent to wither away in death camps

historia: raised in total isolation as a bastard child, forced to assume a false identity to survive

ymir: wandered in the wild as a titan for sixty years unable to assume a human form

jean: chubby as a toddler

April 07 2014, 03:14 PM

i’m sorry but i really have to laugh every time i hear the “but why aren’t platonic dates socially acceptable?

buddy, platonic dates are definitely already socially acceptable. in fact, in many cases, they’re more socially acceptable than other kinds of dates. one time i took my girlfriend to a candle-lit italian restaurant and the waiter was like, “hey, fun, leaving the boys at home for a girl’s night out!” what does that tell you?

April 07 2014, 01:15 AM

mikasa ackerman destroying cisnormativity