samantha ferris (ellen on spn, among other things) shows her misogyny and a shocking lack of empathy on twitter regarding miscarriage, and manages to slutshame and belittle fans at the same time.
OH MY GOD
Why are so many of the actors on supernatural such awful people?
First it was Jared Padalecki
Then Mark Pellegrino reblogged that Ayn Rand tweet
and now this??
THE funniest thing I saw today was when a lady got her bag stuck between the metro doors and it took three men to help her pull her bag through but she left her boyfriend behind! And she mouthed “sorry” as the train pulled out of the station HAHAHAHA!!
This is not about personal preference. My feelings about the people on this list range from adoration to indifference to disgust. But none of these people had as positive reaction as Laverne Cox and Lupita Nyong’o did. In fact, many of them actually have a higher percentage of “no” than “yes”. With the exception of Benedict Cumberbatch, Laverne Cox received more reactions than anybody else, AND she has one of the highest “yes” percentages of anybody on the voting list.
So what is the point of voting, if the results of the voting don’t matter? We were told to vote for who we believed should be on the list, we did, and two of the people who received the most affirmative votes were not included.
So what was the point? Did you include them in the voting as some sort of kick-back, or an attempt to placate their fans, without any intention of including them? You included Megyn Kelly in a list entitled “pioneers”, and yet Laverne Cox has done more pioneering for the rights and interests of trans women than Megyn Kelly has ever done. You included two men who run dictatorships and commit human right violations routinely, people in media who haven’t really done anything spectacular within their fields, two politicians who had overwhelmingly negative reactions and…the Koch brothers?
Perhaps you had other criteria for the title “influential”. Perhaps a trans woman who campaigns for the rights and awareness of issues relating to trans women (one of the most denigrated groups in the world) didn’t meet that standard. Perhaps being awarded several humanitarian-related awards and being the key note speaker at several events wasn’t enough. Perhaps a woman who dares to speak out about these issues at the risk of her very identity being derided and attacked, because she wants to make her community better and she wants to help young girls just like her accept themselves and grow up in a better world just wasn’t influential enough for you.
And I guess a young actress who swept the awards season isn’t what you would call influential. I guess a woman who took on an emotionally trying role in a film that highlighted the atrocities on our nation’s past wasn’t good enough. A dark skinned woman who has just been deemed the most beautiful woman in the world, bringing hope and happiness to millions of black girls and women who are often insulted because of their skin—that just didn’t quite meet the same standards as being in a few films in one year.
Or maybe, just maybe, the accomplishments of these two women challenge societal norms too much. Maybe what they have done and what they stand for is too uncomfortable for your readership and your editor. Maybe you just think the people the Koch brothers and Rand Paul influence are more important than the people Laverne and Lupita influence.
And that is a damn shame.
Bullshit. All bullshit.
From what I understood…the voting on the website was never intended to influence who was actually put in the magazine. Wasn’t the selection for the magazine already put together before they even started public voting?
It seems like the online voting was to get a sense of who the public thought should be on the list, not who they would actually include if they got good votes.
If anything, this seems less like Time Magazine not honoring their promises or being deceptive. But rather, that Time Magazine is out of touch with the people that many of us see as hugely influential. Or perhaps, they are willingly ignorant of certain people’s influence. Or they are willingly ignoring the achievements of Laverne Cox and Lupita Nyong’o in favor of people who won’t “scare off” racist/transphobic readers. I’m guessing its probably all three of those reasons.
I think Lupita Nyong’o and Laverne Cox should have been on that list. 100%. But I think some people are confused as to what the purpose of the online voting was.
Time magazine is no less at fault for not including these two though.
"Tonight I wore my bright red suit
and came to the opera
just to see you at the buffet.
Leaning against a cabbage leaf
in a bowl of salad,
your olive skin shimmers
like a river at night.
You dance among carrots, cucumbers,
and wear a crown of alfalfa sprouts like a queen.
I straighten my green necktie and bow to you,
then blush red as my suit
as you glide by in an artichocke’s arms
under the rain of a thousand islands."
Love Poem to an Avocado from a Tomato, Yumi Thomas
Captain America was so unrealistic. You honestly expect me to believe they put the flash drive in the right direction on the first try every time.