This is exactly why I will never give American Apparel a single penny.
Not only does the founder have a history of raping female employees (some of them teens), masturbating in front of female reporters, harassing female employees, promoting sexism, and promoting pedophilia, but it seems they’ve now gone to straight-up advertising with pornography which appear to be creeper shots.
The above is an actual advertisement they posted on their tumblr page.
I had to blur it out because that is not even remotely SFW.
The original link is posted in the source. I don’t recommend you click it.
American Apparel needs to be held accountable for their crimes against women, and particularly the founder, needs to be put in prison for rape and pedophilia, among other things.
These bastards will never get any of my money.
^ I knew they were a shitty company but wow, some of those links shocked me.
#ok BUT#for all vala pretends not to care about anyone or anything#the most obvious answer to her as to why she wouldn’t help this creature is that she is physically incapable#(and she’s not pretending for landry’s sake because he’s already left)#not ‘i’m busy finding treasure’ or ‘i don’t care about it’#but that I AM ACTUALLY INCAPABLE AND THAT IS WHY I AM NOT HELPING THE TORTOISE#vala has been selfish but in almost every instance where the oppurtunity has presented itself on the show she has been SO SELFLESS (via carterlys)
I really do like 99% of the things that Vala Mal Doran was about. Okay, maybe 95%, but the 5% I didn’t like was mostly how the writers couldn’t seem to hold steady on her backstory for more than one episode at a time (if that), and the way Daniel treated her, which was totally what the writers thought was funny (spoilers: it was not).
Wil Wheaton, mensch.
My problem with fans who say that Sara, “the Canary,” needs to die to further progress Laurel’s arc as the “true Black Canary” has less to do with my disbelief that either one of them should be considered the “real” Black Canary and more to do with the fact that they think it is completely acceptable to kill off a canonically queer superhero to progress a straight girl’s story (and potentially her heterosexual relationship).
Canonically bisexual characters are hard to come by in any sort of media, but it’s rarer in media related to the comics. I know a lot of people don’t actually read the comics, but the Black Canary is one of those characters that, despite her long-time relationship with the Green Arrow, has often been read as queer, even by Birds of Prey writer Gail Simone. However, other than a line that was never printed, the comics have never actually gone out of their way to show her bisexuality.
And then comes Sara Lance, the Canary.
Say what you will about the way Arrow is going about Sara/Laurel/BC arc, but they took a character whose “straightness” has long been questioned and actually made her queer. And on top of that, they actually handled it well and made her a character who wasn’t defined or limited by her sexuality.
Sara Lance is a canonically queer character on the CW, a channel whose target audience is teenagers to twenty-something year olds. I love Arrow, but it isn’t some award-winning-critically-acclaimed show that will go down for its greatness. It’s a show for everyday people, and every day young people. And more of these people are cheering for her to be in her interracial, same-sex relationship than with the white male hero. Sara is a key example in proving that you can have diversity in your programs. That people will do more than accept it - they’ll embrace it.
And killing her off so that Laurel can be the “real” Black Canary sends the message that her existence was only there to develop Laurel. That queer characters can’t exist in their own right - they have to exist to fit into a larger heteronormative narrative. And there is nothing okay about that.
Furthermore, saying that Sara is only “the Canary” so Laurel can become “the Black canary” implies that Sara was never really this great hero to begin with. It takes away the victory that comes from finally giving fans tangible proof that she is bisexual and that’s okay. And I’m not just talking about proof that this one specific character is bisexual. I mean it gives us proof that it doesn’t have to limit her story or her relationship with the Green Arrow or her ability to do good and be a hero because being queer is not something that limits you.
We can spend all day arguing the “should haves” and “would haves” of the Sara/Laurel/BC arc, but, at the end of the day, it is what it is. What we have now is what there is and no amount of “this is what it should be” is going to change that. What we have is Sara Lance, the first canonically queer superhero in television and family.
And, if you ask me, that’s far more important than being “true” to the source material, because maybe it’s about time the source material take a hint.
(via Hala Ali)