Feminism is also not a country club, doesn’t require credentials, doesn’t require White supremacist approval and should not have a separate set of standards for Black women/women of colour versus White women, where a pulse and White skin is all they need but I have to be bell hooks.
“Rape jokes are not jokes. Woman-hating jokes are not jokes. These guys are telling you what they think. When you laugh along to get their approval, you give them yours.”—Thomas Millar, Meet the Predators. (via mehreenkasana)
this gif is upsetting me because its like everytime he throws his computer away he turns back to his desk and theres just another computer and he just keeps reading more spoilers like you poor man close the lid without looking
The interesting thing about Glados/HAL 9000 parallels is that
Hal was conceived at a time when artificial intelligence was more of a fictional construct than a practical possibility. Hal is introduced as humanlike because the audience is familiar with and comfortable with humans, but they aren’t familiar with or comfortable with living computers. It’s when he starts acting robotic and calculated that the audience realizes “oh no, he’s a computer” and he becomes threatening.
By the time Glados was conceived, we had become used to computer automated systems. Synthetic voices offering us information is something we encounter in daily life. Glados is introduced as a computerized preprogrammed voice because that’s what the audience is familiar and comfortable with. It’s when she starts acting human and emotional that the audience realizes “oh no, she’s alive” and she becomes threatening.