(◕‿◕✿) facts about divorce for feminists and MRAs:
- in most (51%) of cases, both parents decided on their own (out of court) that the mother was to receive full custody
- in 29% of custody cases, the decision was made without any third party involvement
- in 91% of cases, the decision for the mother to have custody was made without court involvement
- of those who go to court, 70% of men who seek custody of their child receive it
- of those 70%, 1/3 of the cases cited domestic abuse as part of the reason for divorce
- women who mention having been victims of domestic abuse in court are less likely to receive custody of their children than women who didn’t
i’m tired of seeing posts on feminism by both feminists and MRAs citing “gender bias in custody cases” as a problem we need to solve. women aren’t unfairly receiving custody more often. abusive men are unfairly receiving custody.
the fact is, if my dad had actually attended his court ordered anger management type classes, i would legally have been required to spend a portion of my time with him until i turned 18, even though he beat my mother and abused me.
don’t let anyone make you think that the scale isn’t still tipped toward men in a court of law.
Huh. I think I am now going to look up the British statistics, because fucking hell that’s some creepy shit right there, as Tumblr would say.
I never thought of it in these terms before, but can you imagine how galling Rodimus Prime’s very existence must be for Starscream (in G1)? I mean, Rodimus is a guy who, completely by accident, managed to get his boss killed and take his place. That’s like if you spent nine million years trying to set a new world record for downhill skiing, and some nimrod wearing skis accidentally tripped and fell down a mountain, and broke the record on the way down.
What could have been.
You little fucker
Test Number Three.
Necropolis will launch at the end of August as an ongoing weekly webcomic. Stay tuned!
ugh I love this! Can’t wait for it to be a webcomic! :3
OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING.
I don’t think people give Flash enough credit.
no crime should happen anywhere
My sister thinks that I (aged 16) would be the oldest person there besides parents. Prove her wrong?
WTH??? I’m 19 and go without parents and sometimes I’m the youngest person around!!
Excuse her! I’m 19 turning twenty and constantly begging my parents to take me!
I’m 22 and I would go there tomorrow if I could!
My fifty three year old aunt was there last year with her 59 year old friend.
I’d go to Euro Disney, but I’d dress up as Asterix once I got in there.
Oh gawd, I feel terrible now. I haven’t seen any of those, I’m afraid. Actually, I tell a lie, we watched Chungking Express as part of my Film Studies A-Level, but I don’t really remember any of it because that was oh buggery windchimes that was ten bleedin’ years ago now I feel old.
Back in the mists of time when I was in school, Channel 5 (in order to provide a justification for its existence that wasn’t Xena: Warrior Princess) went through a period of showing Asian cinema what seemed like every Sunday, and it was mostly Jackie Chan films from what I remember, though I’m pretty sure there was the odd Babycart or Zatoichi or one of Sonny Chiba’s Hattori Hanzo films thrown in for good measure as well (BBC2 would every now and then condescend to show a Godzilla). Of the Jackie films they showed, it was his early-mid-career stuff, like Rumble in the Bronx and First Strike and WHO AM IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII?!? (pretty sure that’s how it’s written on the DVD box). Don’t think they ever showed any of his earlier stuff like Drunken Master, I didn’t see those until I went actively hunting for them on videoHGODI’MSOFUCKINGOLD.
As an aside, I really liked WHO AM IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII?!? So did my friend Mike. Everything we did in our GCSE Drama class, we’d try to incorporate that bit where Jackie and a baddy spend like five minutes just banging their shins together. Classic.
I sneakily looked up all the ones you Asked about on Amazon prior to answering, and I see that Hiroshi Inagaki’s Samurai Trilogy are the Miyamoto Musashi films I’ve always wanted to see (solely because they seem to have been a big influence on Usagi Yojimbo). They’re not available on Region 2 DVD, but then hardly any of these are and I’ve got a region-free DVD player so the only thing holding me back at this stage is the £30 pricetag. Might have to ask Alistair to get them for me via Electric Thievery.
In terms of Samurai cinema, I’m really boring and think that Akira Kurosawa’s stuff is bestest, but only because I genuinely believe it is rather than received wisdom. Especially his Shakespeare-derived stuff, but then I would think that wouldn’t I?
As I said before, I went to Amazon as part of my research for this answer, and ended up putting the majority of the stuff you mentioned into my Wish List, so thanking you in advance for future moviewatching enjoyment!
Well aren’t you fuckin special.
It’s fair to say that The White Queen really wasn’t my cuppa, but here are the things I liked -
- Witchy Mum!
- James Frain’s voice.
- The lads round Baron Rivers’ house all looking like they’d rather be doing barricades.
- Pretty gardens.
- This episode’s written is someone called Emma Frost. REALLY. REALLY TRULY. This show called The White Queen is written by someone called Emma Frost. IT REALLY IS.
I have been followed by a friend of Matt’s who is also a Matt HELP I’M DROWNING IN MATTS
THE ONCOMING TUFT.
A tuft of Matties, while rare in the wild, is indeed a thing to behold.
Nothing in nature can really equal the spectacle of a Mega-Tuft. Thousands of Matties, sweeping majestically across the pub.
I hear we’re getting an Attenborough special this Christmas. We’re gonna be bigger than meerkats!