Laverne Cox and Lupita N’yongo literally have inspired so many trans women and black women and have done so much to encourage them and meanwhile they are less influential than an ugly oatmeal reptilian alien and a manchild who wrote a scene where two pretentious terminally ill teenagers make out at the Anne Frank Memorial
"There is no evidence that Hogwarts encourages divergent thinking, except perhaps in Lupin’s DADA classes. It’s almost as if being able to do magic and living in a magical world have stunned divergent thinking. Hogwarts seems to reinforce this curb on divergent thinking, encouraging students to approach problems in a particular way - the way that the teacher specifies. (…)
Except for the Weasley twins, few of Harry’s fellow students at Hogwarts who were born in the wizarding world show evidence of creativity and problem-solving ability. One wonders whether Mr. Weasley’s fascination with Muggle inventions inspired the twins with their ingenious products. Yet, teachers generally ignore or scold the Weasley twins for experimenting and creating new magical objects. (…)
Obviously, children raised in the magical world are exposed to different environments - and thus have different experiences - than those raised in the Muggle world. Are those wizards who are raised in the Muggle world (until age 11) more creative and better problem solvers? Do the challenges of living in the Muggle world help create individuals who possess more of the qualities integral to effective problem solving? I propose that the answer to these questions is “yes”: this is what makes Harry and Hermione particularly good at figuring out ways to combat Voldemort and the Death Eaters, and what makes Voldemort the powerful wizard he is. (…)
What must it be like to live in a society where the workings of the world feel truly magical? It’s as if citizens remain toddlers in their understanding of how things work (“If I say this spell, then that will happen”). It comes as no surprise then that when bad things happen, those in the wizarding world don’t feel as if they have any control over events. To influence events, they can only use the limited number of existing magical spells and potions available to them from their education; they aren’t able to create new ones or to combine what they already know in effective ways. And when they exhaust their repertoire, there’s nothing left.”
— R. Rosenberg, Ph. D., “What Do Students Learn From Hogwarts Classes”, The Psychology Of Harry Potter, pp. 5-17
Please consider emailing Time magazine at email@example.com to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there.
The erasure of trans women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.
I still don’t understand the perspective that’s going on here.
It`s a railing.
This fucked with my head so hard.
WAIT I STILL DONT UNDERSTAND
ITS ON TOP OF A WALL NOT GRASS
oh my god it’s the edge of a cement wall jesus christ that fucked me up so bad it took so long for me to understand
I STILL DONT GET IT
hence why his arm has a shadow under it
OMG I GET IT