I have now got to the point where I can get through 100k of fanfic in a single day, but I’ve only managed three pages of James Joyce’s Ulysses in two whole weeks.
That’s because Ulysses is incredibly dense and you don’t realize how good it is until you’ve finished it. I had to read it a couple years ago for a class and it was really hard to read, but I’m glad I did.
I can never stop posting this. The narrow minded bible fanatics that just look at one small thing in the bible then feed the world with their hate over it. At the same time they ignore all the other silly laws made by man they claimed were made by god. These gif’s say it all.
REBLOG EVERY TIME
But context makes this even better. The character speaking is a devout Catholic. Before he met his wife, he was seriously considering being a priest. He’s a very Christian man, but he’s not bigoted or narrow-minded. He’s what we all should be and the example of Christianity that should be put out into the world.
You know what, the Joan Rivers my generation got to know said some terrible things. She spent most of her time in public criticizing people for how they looked. She also spent a lot of time and money changing her appearance. But in the past, she was a feminist comedian. Take two seconds out of your Joan Rivers Hate Session and Google it. When people call her a feminist icon, they aren’t making things up, they are choosing to remember her at her best.
You don’t have to pretend you like her now that she’s gone, but maybe don’t spend so much energy hating her. She did have family and friends, and they are in pain right now.
I know people are mostly over it now, but I have something to add. Maybe instead of being angry at Joan Rivers for who she was at the end of her life, we should be angry at the society that changed her from a feminist comedienne to a superficial and judgmental person so that she could stay relevant.
(I’m not trying to excuse any of the terrible things she may have said or done, I just think we need to think before we hate.)