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Truly, Lawfully, Evilly Yours

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Man Pain, Part Whatever: In Which I Still Don't Care

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Somewhat recently an online acquaintance responded to a trending Tumblr/Twitter topic about the new Star Wars villain being quote unquote "emo". I'm going to skip summarizing it and just link it: my acquaintance says... Now, not to bury the lede here, but you may have guessed that I don't fucking care. I don't. I am intensely sick of the excuses people make for abhorrent behavior. Particularly white men behaving badly.

Spoiler retort:



His family sucks? Jedi life wasn't fulfilling? His heroes didn't turn out to be all that? Well, that sucks. But let's not forget that he's highly placed in an organization whose primary on-screen tactic is to DESTROY AN ENTIRE POPULATED SYSTEM.


Non-spoiler retort- the villain is a troubled young man who does wholly inexcusable things that are completely out of proportion to the source of his emotional trauma. And he can go fuck himself.

This trope in fiction and real life that being a horrible person is caused by bad things happening to you needs to stop. Abused children often grow up to be good people and loving parents. Serial killers often had seemingly average childhoods. This villain is completely and utterly unsympathetic- absolutely nothing could possibly explain his actions, and whining about "toxic masculinity" here only makes me judge the fuck out of you as a person.

Ruby Rhod is a million times better a human being than you will ever be, bro, and don't you forget it.



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      There are clearly times where we have seen Michelle calling the shots while still doing simpering headship poses with Jim Bob. 

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    • Pecansforeveryone

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