Some people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”
By that logic, we can now systematically ignore:
- The entire state of Rhode Island
- Anyone who makes over $500,000 a year
- Pacific Islanders
hey i know i have a fraught and passive-aggressive relationship with time magazine but please take like a minute out of your day to vote for laverne cox to be in this year’s time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world this year
shit yeah boost this to hell
The year is 2052 and Hannibal is in his death bed. He motions Crawford to come closer. He whispers: “I’m the Chesapeake Ripper…”
He passes on.
Crawford cries a single tear. He says: “He was the greatest Cheese Cake Flipper I ever knew…”
WE CAN ALWAYS TALK ABOUT HOW AMAZING PULASKI IS.
First of all, she’s probably the best technical surgeon we get on Star Trek until the EMH. Remember that super-specialized station heart surgeon guy who was handling Picard’s heart transplant until things went wrong and he threw up his hands like fuck I’m not qualified somebody call Pulaski? YEAH. Beverly is warmer and friendlier and a better family doctor, but Pulaski was able to wipe Sarjenka’s memories and Beverly tried it twice I think and it never worked. (She made the mistake of doing the surgery too early in the episode — you gotta wait until after the plot is done twisting, Bev.)
Second of all, WORF. I’m pretty sure she understands Worf better than anybody else on TNG. She helps him save face and nerds out about Klingon poison tea ceremonies and is all GO TEAM PAINSTICK when Worf does that ritual.
She constantly referred to Data as a cold machine, called him “it”, and mispronounced his name after hearing it a number of times and knowing how it’s pronounced. So there’s a few things not too great about her.
Oh, there’s a lot of stuff not great about her, especially that (and she’s insubordinate and bossy and a know-it-all), but that’s why I love her character so much. It’s very much the same way that I love Ensign Ro and Commander Shelby. TNG’s main cast is full of characters that exist in perfect harmony with each other, and I love throwing a bristly, impolite, sometimes mean or borderline immoral character in the mix to cause tension and conflict… and then I get all warm and heartfuzzy about it when eventually the happy harmonious TNG gang smooths the newcomer’s rough edges and they join the Enterprise family. <3
Oooh, I think it’s time to bring this back again:
(And yes, it’s true that she wasn’t always cool to Data but people seem to completely forget that by the end of her single season on the show she was already one of his staunchest supporters, which illustrates another of her great characteristics - she’s not afraid to admit when she’s wrong.)
Thank you for the link!