I love how the Addams Family has ZERO slut-shaming. Like… honey you can dance naked and enslave someone with your womanly charms if you want to, I don’t fucking care, but so help me you’re going to get a college education first.
The Addamses are what every family should aspire to be like (you know; without the dismemberment and electric chairs as play time). Honestly, have you ever seen more unconditionally loving and supportive parents than Gomez and Morticia? And not just with the kids, but with each other. I think what’s especially unique about them is how open they are with everything. They don’t treat their children like children. They treat them like they treat everyone else; direct, and to the point.
It’s creepy how many good examples of parenting and romantic relationships there is in these characters, especially considering they are supposed to be the antithesis of the stereotypical American nuclear family.
I think that was the intended point. Under the macabre and rather offputting themes they portray, realistically, they are the ideal family. Unconditionally loving to each other, fiercely protective, No judgment to one another, simple priorities. It’s funny in kind of a subversive way, it makes you laugh at how weird they are, and then realize…they really have it together.
I think Taylor Kirk has my favorite singing voice. He’s so good. This song is sweet and sad and good for listening to in any type of mood.
GOT TO MEET MIKE MIGNOLAAAAAA
By: Burt Montgomery, Working America member
Same-day voting registration laws help improve and equalize the democracy process, but did you know that it’s now illegal to register and vote on the same day in NC? The republican controlled legislature eliminated same day registration last year, a backwards step for our voting process. Under the new law, voter registration must occur at least 25 days prior to an election.
In 2007 the state general assembly passed a law that made same-day registration legal and voter participation increased immediately. More than 100,000 North Carolina residents registered and voted simultaneously in the 2008 and 2012 general elections (http://ift.tt/1mFNr4M). Demos, an organization dedicated to public policy, conducted research comparing same day vs. non same day registration states. The findings illustrated that same day registration states had higher voter participation than those without same a day policy (http://ift.tt/WFbPyg -same-day-registration-where-it-available).
The law,even showed increased voter participation, especially for certain social groups. Although youths (18-25) comprised 12% of voters in 2012, they were 33% of same day registration voters; Blacks made up 34% of same day registrants/voters (http://ift.tt/1mFNrll). Illustrating even greater racial ramifications to the current law, Blacks utilized same day registration/voting more than Whites in 2012, according to Dr. Michael Herron and Dr. Daniel Smith, two political science professors (http://ift.tt/1mFNrln).
This law is important to me. I don’t believe that my parents participated in the civil rights movement to have their offspring jump through voter suppression hoops similar to the ones that existed in the 1950’s and 60’s. Things should progress, not be repeated under less obtrusive schemes.
Remember, same day registration is now illegal. Get registered to vote today…the right you save may be your own!!!
Register to vote RIGHT NOW if you haven’t already. The sooner the better.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah
The best thing she ever did was leave the US
The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000.
The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.
Watch this short film on police brutality
these supposed to be the ones protecting us