SULU BREAKIN’ IT DOWN
#but TOS wasn’t ridiculous #literally every episode had a greater meaning behind it #and every character represented something about humanity #be it in general or in the then current era of the late 1960’s #do you guys grasp the concept that a woman of color in an intelligent and prominent position on a crew of an important vessel #or the fact that someone with a strong Russian accent from the Soviet Union was working together with a crew of ‘American’ shipmates #in the middle of the cold war and only a few years after the cuban missile crisis #or the fact that the show had television’s first interracial kiss #and the first show to portray a man putting on his boots to tell the audience out in the open that he and a consensual unmarried partner had sex #and the fact that Spock existed as a way to show that even in the utopian future there will STILL be racism but even those who judge him by his literal race only do it out of their own insecurities #and shows that people of other races #literal races but meaning race as we know it today #ARE CAPABLE OF INCREDIBLE AND VERY IMPORTANT THINGS IN THE WORLD #or how about the fact that a woman subordinate officer who accused her captian of sexual assault was treated with respect #and the CAPTIAN WAS PUNISHED #or ongoingly how it reiterated how women should be respected and are not some plaything form men #but all women are individuals equal to them #and as stated above not objects #and the fact that the series was set in a future where there is no money #no famine #no poverty #not even hatred on earth #and then they did something so wonderful as EXPLORING SPACE #the entire series isn’t stupid it’s about the betterment of man kind and how we are essentially good #but we can only overcome our negative traits when we vanquish our hatred #following a semi apocalyptic ‘World War III’ #and humanity TRIUMPHED (x)
#yeeeep #and it’s not even like most of tos’ lessons are subtle?? #like if people stood in the background with signs that said THIS IS AN ALLEGORY ABOUT RACISM it could not be more obvious #yeah there’re unicorn dogs and penis rocks and the gorn #but tos is ridiculously obviously a Show With A Message #and that message is ”get your heads out of your asses and let’s do something awesome together” #star trek
And you know, TOS didn’t always get it right. It can be rather dated.
But for its time? It was years ahead of itself.
Same thing goes for TNG and DS9 and Voyager and even Enterprise.
Trek didn’t always get it right, but it used to try.
Last time on The Young And Filterless, Chelsea expressed a disdain of handling pastry with freshly washed hands, preferring to have a little bit of flour and oil on her palms. Meanwhile, her very married coworker/boss’ son thoughtlessly replied, “Yes, Chelsea likes being a dirty girl.”
So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.
Is this true?
Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.
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thankyou ohmygod a friend linked me this literally 2 minutes ago and i was about to click it and i would’ve had a seizure you saved my life ohmygod im so grateful
Just in case I have any followers with epilepsy like myself. Stay safe!
I love seeing my followers reblog this! This is fucking awful. And when we say you saved our lives? Let me explain. 2x the number of people that die from breast cancer each year die from having seizures. So yeah, it’s a fucking big deal. So thank you all so much! Everyone, please signal boost!
What type of person would do that? It’s extremely dangerous! Especially those with seizure related medical conditions!
appreciate brown eyes more bc the people with brown eyes are grown up forcing to believe fuckin blue and green and grey are beautiful and either detest or get incredibly happy when someone compliments their eye color stop letting this happen
there are people with brown eyes reblogging this and theyre talking about still being sad with their eye color and this is exactly why we need hype about brown eyes
Reblog for Star Trek.
Ignore for a soul-crushing sense of being alone in the universe.