do you have a friend who’s usually a sweetheart but when they’re angry they’re the creepiest and the most cruel motherfucker you ever saw in your whole life
i am that friend
"I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die surrounded by my friends."
hmm okay this might get a little long
well, for starters I just don’t enjoy him as a character, he annoys me when he’s on screen, (i actually do like Mark Sheppard though, that becomes very conflicting for me) and yeah I just find his character itself unenjoyable.
but that’s not why i object to him so much, it’s because of all the ways in which he represents a sexist supernatural and I can’t help but feel bitter every time I see him. I’ll show you how, using Ruby and Bela as my examples here because a) they’re my favourites and b) they were generally disliked by the fans.
tell me, what are the things that people like about Crowley then? He’s funny? So were both Ruby and Bela. Ruby had some of the best silly one-liners in the show such as her referrals to french fries and “it’s witchcraft short bus” and “Now guess who’s coming to dinner?”“Oh god”“Guess again!” while Bela had some truly witty remarks that rendered the main boys speechless. Sometimes people recognise Ruby as a funny character but that does not stop them from calling her a bitch or a whore and I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone who dislikes Bela acknowledge her wit as anything other than “annoying” or “arrogant”.
he’s cunning/clever/manipulative? he outsmarts the winchesters? wow those are all the traits i love in my main two ladies!! and in fact, you will see that while Crowley is eternally praised for his guile, Bela, who is arguably one of the most cunning and manipulative characters on the show, was labelled a bitch almost instantaneously. and when Ruby revealed herself to have completely and utterly outsmarted both Winchesters, rather than loving that quality as they do with Crowley, it was actually used as a sort of justification for all the sexist fans who now finally had a “reason” to hate her.
and here, my absolute favourite one (she says bitterly) “he’s not that bad/he’s actually pretty nice for a demon/he helps the winchesters/he’s kind of part of the little family in a weird uncle kind of way now” ah yes. he’s not that bad, he only tortures people for a living. he kidnapped, tortured, (implied)raped and killed Meg. “oh but Meg is just a demon,” I hear you say. okay how about Linda Tran? what did she do to deserve her treatment from Crowley? “he’s actually pretty nice for a demon/he helps them”, because he totally does that out of the goodness of his heart and not his own selfish agendas (let me refer to Meg again here, who by the very same fans who love Crowley is often called a selfish bitch for doing these things) when, ever in the entire however many seasons he has been in, has he done something that even remotely didn’t benefit him? I mean Meg, sure she claimed to be all about self-preservation, but in actuality, don’t you think it would’ve made more sense for her to just hide and lay low than to keep teaming up with the Winchesters, like for example, when she watched over Cas in hospital? and what about her eventual sacrifice? is that just nothing to you? (not to mention that it was Crowley who she saved the boys from in her final scene, hmm yeah we seem to overlook all the times Crowley consistently screws them over don’t we? not even like “he used to but now he’s grown” such as Meg did)
and lastly, this is my absolute most important point - Crowley abused his son. He was a canonically abusive parent and he doesn’t even seem sorry by the way, he totally shrugs it off like “eh so” and yet, the fans do not care. “Oh? Crowley willingly, unapolegetically admits that he used to beat his son?? meh.” while at the same time these fans are happy to interpret signs that John maybe was abusive to his sons, and he is automatically everyone’s least favourite guy. I mean sure, if you think that John was abusive I 100% agree you should hate him. But while you’re at it, focus that hatred on Crowley, the canonically, self-admitted alcoholic abusive parent who continues to torture innocent people to this very day. and don’t even get me started on Bela fucking Talbot and her abusive family and how she is shown little to no sympathy by the same mysoginistic sexist fans who then go and praise Crowley, an abuser.
tell me supernatural fans? is that who we are as a fandom? we hate women and praise men? tell an abused little girl that she deserves what she’s got coming but glorify a man who unashamedly abused his only son? I don’t know about you but that’s not who I want to be.
put me on team Bela/Ruby/Meg over team Crowley any day.
tl;dr - Crowley represents the inherent sexism and misogyny of Supernatural and was an abusive alcoholic while he was alive and a cruel sadist now as a demon, and that is why I hate him.
when a video game forces you to fight dogs
oftentimes women might smile at cat-callers out of nervousness or pure fear because they know that if they react negatively that guy could get way scarier and even violent
it’s not a “wow i’m so flattered” smile it’s literally a “please don’t follow me home and murder me after this” smile
“Women are more likely to be attracted to personality and men are more likely to be attracted to physical appearance.”
Woah maybe that’s because we teach women to see men as people and we teach men to see women as objects.
Ding ding ding ding ding.
that’s y in some cultures women wear veils to not objectified so men will base them on intellect and personality but people freak out cuz they don’t understand.
OK first you’re being a total dick right now,
stop unfollowing me i have been nothing but gorgeous and hilarious to u all
Technology then and now
at first i thought it was the same number then I noticed it said GB and damn
#the first chicks just like yeah all right lets get physically fit #the second woman is ready to slit somebody’s throat #the third guy just watched the second woman slit someone he loves throat #and the fourth guy is having explosive diarrhea and hoping to distract himself from the pain #using this level forty fist nunchuck
and at level 70 you fucking animorph into a gorilla
RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…And I swear if it’s the last thing I do on this bloody website we are gunna make sure this doesn’t get forgotten. If we can’t get justice we’ll get change. The event in ferguson show that things have to fucking change
original photo by norman jean roy. for gq