we have three distinct races in this fantasy story: white people, dwarves: who are sort of like… short white people, and elves: slightly taller-than-average white people with pointy ears
So apparently my school’s president made bathrooms ‘gender-neutral’-
and I’m all for transgendered folk feeling comfortable taking a shit
BUT ONLY THE WOMENS BATHROOMS ARE GENDER-NEUTRAL.
THIS IS LITERALLY GOING BACKWARDS
WHAT THE FUCK YOU’RE LITERALLY JUST SAYING THAT NOW MEN CAN GO INTO WOMENS RESTROOMS.
WE ARE NEVER SAFE.
if all or mostly all of the women’s restrooms were switched to gender neutral in each building i’d be a lot more upset about this. as it is, as long as there is access to women’s only restrooms in each building i’m willing to walk a little further to go pee if the result is that others have a safe space to use when they didn’t previously. in my opinion i think the benefits of having more gender neutral bathrooms outweigh the consequences. it is however real weird that only women’s bathrooms were converted—at the very least there’s some subconscious sexism at play since they didn’t bother to think of the consequences of having less safe spaces for women. i would like to know if this was done purposely and if so for what reasons.
"they did it on mythbusters"
At this point I feel like everyone else was like,
And he was just like, “Enjolras YES.”
#i’m going to continue reblogging this scene every time i see it to point out how ridiculous it is#not his answer#his answer informs his character as well as the rest of les amis and serves a narrative purpose#no the question#’i think thats probably the revolutionarys but i’d better check it’s not some innocent people having a yard sale’#is still literally the only motivation i can think of for this (x)
omg those tags.
But, history nerd time! In the original French the question is not, “Who’s there?” but “Qui vive?”
"Qui vive?" is the traditional sentry call to determine whose side you’re on. A literal translation would be, “Long live who?” In response to “Qui vive?” You’d say, “Vive le roi!” or, in Enjolras’s case, “Vive la revolution francaise!”
(I think hernaniste was the one to first point it out, but it’s been so long I no longer recall. Let me know if I should be crediting someone else!)
(Source: fachelrinkle, via sgtbuckyb)