I watched this for like 20 minutes
It feels like I’m watching the birth of a demon
good idea for a film
it’s about a cop who - get this - doesn’t play by the rules. this guy… he’s something of a loose cannon. but here’s the twist: he doesn’t play by the rules. he’s a lone wolf. you could even say he doesn’t play by the rules. sometimes he actually breaks the rules. that is to say, instead of playing by them. them being the rules. of which he does not play by.
So last night cops arrested 7 protesters, then turned to the rest of the protesters and told them “we’ll release them without bond if you leave (stop protesting)”
They literally turned their own dubiously legal arrests into a hostage situation. They took hostages. Ferguson PD is a terrorist organization and they aren’t even trying to hide that fact any more.
Look at this
im from the united states of AMERICA what do you MEAN THIS VIDEO IS NOT AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY
1st of October
Congratulation, Google, you made me feel bad for a letter of the alphabet.
I know how to defeat Caliborn. We all know the little shit’s the Lord of Time, right? Who would be stronger than that?
THE POPE OF TIME
I’m tired of explaining to men that the feminist movement will, in fact, benefit them as well as women. I’m tired of trying to hawk gender equality like I’m some kind of car salesman showing off a shiny new sedan, explaining all of its bells and whistles. I’m tired of smiling through a thousand thoughtless microaggressions, tired of providing countless pieces of evidence, tired of being questioned on every. Single. Damn. Thing.I’m tired of proving that microaggressions exist, tired of proving that I’m unfairly questioned and asked for proof. For a movement that’s centered around the advancement and empowerment of women, why do I feel like I’m supposed to spend so damn much of my time carefully considering how what I say and do will be taken by men?
I’m tired of men who insert themselves into feminist spaces with claims of hurt feelings. I’m tired of men who somehow manage to make every issue about them. I’m tired of men like the one who recently stopped by a friend’s Facebook thread in order to call feminism “c*nty”, then lecture the women involved for being too “hostile” in their responses to him. I’m tired of men telling me that my understanding of feminism and rape culture are wrong, as if these aren’t things that I have studied intensely. I’m tired of men who claim to be feminist allies, then abuse that position to their own advantage. I’m so fucking exhausted by the fact that I know that I will have to, at some point in this piece, mention that I understand that not all men are like that. I will have to note that some men are good allies. And all of those things are true! And all of you good allies get cookies! But honestly,I’m tired of handing out cookies to people just because they’re decent fucking human beings.
Oh good thanks body we already bleed out of our vaginas once a month but yeah let’s cut men a break
thanks a heap, biology
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Haha, I’d say I was lost for words, but it’s kind of the opposite. First of all, whoever posted this, let me point out something. If you do not meet the criteria for psychopathy, you are not a psychopath. Shocking, I know. There are certainly many different presentations and degrees of psychopathy, but people who have dedicated a substantial amount of time and research in studying the field of psychopathy have generated a standardized list of traits common to psychopaths.
Now, had your post read “Light has traits common to psychopaths,” I would have nodded and moved on because that is unquestionably true. He can be glib, he is superficially charming, he is manipulative, he has a sense of grandiosity and a hugely inflated sense of self-importance. This is not what your headcanon suggests.
Your headcanon suggests that there is something fundamentally different about Light’s brain as compared to the general population that predisposes him to violent, impulsive behavior and renders him incapable of remorse. It has been proven through research that the brain of a psychopath is markedly different, particularly in the pre-orbital frontal cortex and the medial temporal lobe where the amygdala resides, which is what is theorized to account for a psychopath’s decreased capacity for long-term judgment and planning as well as their emotional responses to stimuli such as fear, guilt and anxiety. Now to be fair, your headcanon puts Light into this conveniently nebulous category of “non-textbook psychopath”, to which my only response is “?????” because what does that even mean?
So while I think it’s abundantly clear that Light doesn’t appear to have any neurocognitive deficits that would lead one to think he was incapable of either long term planning or having an impaired capacity for feelings such as fear, guilt and anxiety, that may or may not be part of what you’re arguing because, again, you have neglected to define what a “non-textbook psychopath” is and what exactly distinguishes them from a textbook one.
Let me clarify one point before continuing. I am not one of those people who look for excuses for Light’s behavior in canon because there simply aren’t any. He is a terrible human being who does terrible things, and I back away from those who say his actions are justified. That said, it is also a huge pet peeve of mine when people decide to play psychiatrist with their Wikipedia articles or copies of DSM-5 because the underlying assumption that violent crimes must be and are intrinsically linked to psychiatric disorders is toxic. I cannot stress that with enough emphasis.
Aside from the reasons I’ve given above for why Light is not a good example of a psychopath, there’s also the obvious fact that Light is not incapable of empathy. He certainly exhibits a lack of empathy for his victims, but he is not incapable of the emotion as evidenced by his love for his family. These are not interchangeable conditions.
To refer back to specific reasons that you cite for your presumptive diagnosis of psychopathy though, you mention that Light has no intrinsic moral compass, which frankly speaking is something only a person who has never read death note can say and mean. Light’s moral compass is terribly, terribly flawed, but it is one that exists. His target is not to murder indiscriminately, but to murder those he believes are impeding society. I will never argue that Light’s moral compass is at all an acceptable one, but I will point out that he cares very deeply about having the moral right, which in turn implies that he very much has an intuitive moral compass. People who don’t have an inherent sense of right and wrong don’t care about their actions being right or wrong.
In fact, I posit to you that if Light himself did not care about being virtuous, that he would not have become Kira at all. You have to remember that the story that Light tells himself is not “lol, I’m going to kill people because I can,” it’s “I have to do this, I have to use the note to change the world, even if it means I have to do something evil.” He has a very clear understanding that his actions as Kira are not inherently virtuous. What he wants and hopes to accomplish is to create a world in which people come to understand that the ends (an ideal utopia) are always justified by the means - even if those means cause tremendous harm in the present.
If you disqualify every criticism of feminism as people “just trying to save the oppressive male class’ feelings” you are pretty much admitting that you never acknowledged the racist, classist, ableist, transphobic, and sex negative tones of modern, even first wave feminism.
I’m a feminist who wants to make this movement safe for everyone. If you can’t handle my criticism then it looks like you’re the only one who cares about an oppressive class’ feelings.
Ahahaha. Here you go:
See how there’s no overlap?
^ YES. And in case that didn’t get through to OP, I added my own edits: