One of the things I hate is that if you aren’t bipolar, OCD, autistic, ect, it’s considered perfectly acceptable to be all “ha ha I look autistic” “feeling a little bipolar today”, but if you actually do have a mental disorder, then god forbid you talk about it, you attention-seeking over-dramatizing romanticizing monster.
CULTURAL GENOCIDE: Before and After photo of a young Cree boy, forced to attend a Canadian “Indian school.” (1910)
I want to show this to white people who say that cultural appropriation isn’t a big deal because you’re taking a part of someone’s culture that was insulted, attacked and taken away from them for years and years and now you want to wear it as some sort of costume or fashion trend. But your ancestors were the ones to forcefully take away and obliterate OUR cultures for centuries. We STILL aren’t allowed to freely embrace our cultures because white people love to insult us and make fun of us, but white people themselves love wearing it because they think their mayo asses are entitlted to everything. Nope fuck off.
Just out of curiosity, are there any others who really just dislike Elle Greenaway’s character? I think she was already gone by the time I first started watching CM (maybe idk it was almost 5 years ago) but I really don’t like watching the ones with her and am glad she was written out.
do you think you’re actually going to find other people who are glad elle’s gone in her tag or do you just want to piss off those of us who actually like her
Fine, lemme rephrase: What did everyone think of Elle Greenaway? I personally never really cared for her, but are there others out there who do/did? Are there others who agree with me?
well, since you put the question out there….i thought she was an amazing and complex character. even though she was only there for a little over a season, there was a lot to like about her.
she was good at what she did, both outside the bau (or she never would have been hired since they’re an elite team) as well as while she was at the bau. her time in sex crimes (and the backstory they had planned but never fleshed out of her being a rape survivor) really gave her insight into the victims they met and she’s incredibly soft and compassionate towards them; this is even more true after she’s attacked by the fisher king.
she’s funny and sarcastic; one of the first things she does is make a crack about how the only time morgan’s gonna see a little leg is when she’s kicking his ass. tbh it’s pretty damn ballsy on top of being hilarious since she’s gunning for the open position.
in fact, she doesn’t take shit from anyone, be it an unsub or the police. unsubs underestimate her, to their own detriment. she’s such a total badass. she has a cold fury about her when it comes to the unsubs (see the unsub link), which i think throws people off a bit, but again, go back and watch any scene with her + a victim or her + a victim’s family member and you can see what a caring and compassionate individual she is.
her relationships with morgan, reid, and hotch are super interesting. her interactions with all of them are just 5 stars wonderful and i ship elle/reid because of this fic (which btw is one of the most in-character fics for not only elle but also for reid (which is so rare), so plz read it, it’s very enjoyable and the shipping is light). they just go good together. her and morgan are total bros and i love love love it. I MEAN LOOK AT THESE BROS. plus PARALLELS which i always love. hotch always has her back (until he doesn’t and ugh p a i n) and this scene kinda kills me.
(i’m sad they didn’t really develop a ton between her and jj or her and garcia; i find her relationship with gideon to be devastating, but that’s pretty much all on his end considering that with his ptsd, he’s the one person who could truly understand what she was going through, but instead he ignores it and completely absolves himself of any responsibility for it happening in the first place)
the parallels between her and reid struggling with their ptsd hurt me so badly. a lot of times, i think about that scene where reid goes to see her when she’s drinking and he says “you won” and then the scene between reid and morgan where morgan’s telling him to use it to make him a better profiler…reid’s look and elle’s look to those pieces of advice hurt. it’s like…he finally understands what it feels like to be on the other side of the conversation and her response to him.
and if i thought those were bad…the parallels between her & lee and hotch & foyet hit me even harder, every freaking time. elle is ptsd’ing hardcore and then gets put into a really dangerous situation that mirrors her own attack. on top of that, after her attack by the fisher king, gideon never takes responsibility for her almost dying, hotch doesn’t apologize for not being clear with anderson, and neither him nor hotch go “huh, maybe we should get some lady leo to do this instead of elle bc this is super fucked up”. then everyone wonders ~why in the world~ she would 1) “overreact” and blow her cover (triggered, triggered, she is so fucking triggered oh my god) and 2) shoot lee. and then you’ve got hotch, so fucked up from his initial attack IN HIS OWN HOME JUST LIKE ELLE oh god (which he refuses to talk about) that he kind goes off the rails for the first few eps he’s back (basically until morgan is in charge, he’s kinda all over the charts), putting himself (and at times, victims) at risk. in 100, yes, his ex-wife is dead and he fears for his son’s life, but he kills foyet with his bare-freaking-hands after foyet said he’d stop (which, true or not, did not mean he needed to kill foyet, just knock him out and handcuff him). he’s quite clearly in ptsd mode with the way the scene is shot (all the flashbacks) and how he can’t stop himself. he literally has to be pulled away and held, sobbing like a small child, in order to stop. neither has been shown to be proud of their actions, so any time ppl act like hotch is a righteous hero and elle is an evil bitch for the way that they reacted to their trauma, i direct them to this post or this post bc they explain it better than i ever could.
if elle and prentiss had ever been on the show together, i think they would have been really good friends. they’re kickass women in a male dominated field who are both really good with victims and they both burnt out in rather similar fashions (tho thank goodness no one put prentiss in a terribly triggering situation that mirrored her own trauma and she got to leave in a manner that doesn’t allow people to demonize her).
so, idk, maybe you should really go back and rewatch season 1 again, straight through instead of just random episodes, because i think you’re missing out on a really great character because you were used to, and therefore, had a preference for prentiss. it happens, i was kinda the same way, but rewatching and going into it with a fresh mind really changed my perspective and maybe yours could too.
"On your left."
As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting
in case anyone’s wondering why you shouldn’t wear straight jackets for halloween:
- straight jackets are symbols of the oppression of the mentally ill, they are the embodiment of centuries of violent ableism
- when people were put into straight jackets they lost their autonomy and control over their own body which is a terrifying thing to experience and a loss of basic human rights
- as someone who has been physically and chemically restrained, when i see someone wearing a straight jacket for halloween it says to me that you think the abuses that sane people have perpetuated against me and people like me are a costume you can put on for one night and then take off and go home and never have to think about what it does to a person to be have their most basic rights taken away
- DO IT
Friends don’t let friends wear anything asylum-related 2k14