i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
In high school I did everything I could not to take my shirt off in front of other people. Like, I don’t think I showered once after gym class. Now though, thanks to a little more working out, a little more protein, my outside-self is catching up to my inside-self. And I feel pretty comfortable in my skin. And that feels good.
I’m glad Elementary shows the sexism women face. Joan Watson has been insulted, belittled, and underestimated numerous times. And each time she is shown to be a boss, a role model, more than capable at handling anything thrown at her without being portrayed as a bitch. She handles these situations by calling people out on their B.S., and continues on her way. She’s done this with Gregson, Sherlock, Moriarty, and many minor characters.
Lucy Liu is amazing, and I love that Joan Watson does not just brush off or accept these subtle sexist aggressions. She calls people out and is a boss with her words and actions while maintaining professionalism.
An anon just graciously pointed out to me that there is an oppressive racial dynamic going on in this scene, not just sexism. They were rightfully bothered that in all this talk about the sexism Joan Watson deals with, there was no mention of white women being oppressive of WOC. Racism is definitely not something you can separate out from sexism in how Watson is being treated in this situation, and it’s definitely my white privilege showing that I didn’t even think about that until someone pointed it out to me.
Totes @amazingmaurys fault. #pizza #ihaveanaddiction
Faking It is nowhere close to being like South Of Nowhere. For one, SoN was good and Faking It barely reaches the OK level. I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt but after watching the pilot, I know we’re in for a long offensive season.