Anonymous said: Just now realizing how cute Curtis McKenzie is
HE IS A LITTLE DOLL FACE I LOVE HIM. Oh man, the Stars pulled the “let the n00b skate out on the ice alone” thing on him Saturday and it was ADORABLE he got so red. What a frickin’ cutie.
OK BUT CONNAUTON-JOKIPAKKA WOULD BE SUCH A GOOD LINE
pls listen to me @ dallas
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#domestic violence #slava voynov
the league “may suspend the player” if it would “create a risk for material harm to the reputation of the league”
he will “continue to be paid during the pendency of the investigation”
open yr eyes, this is no “first step”, the nhl still allows doughty, varlamov, lemieux, lucic &c all of their privileges, the only difference this time is they’re worried about “the reputation of the league”.
Yes. But. If the league finally realizes that supporting and enabling domestic abuse damages their reputation? That’s a major difference from the even a few months ago. That’s incremental progress that can continue to to re-shape the norm.
The thing is, I’m 100% sure the next times this will happen - and it will happen - the NHL will again go back to doing shit about it. :/
not sure what to think of this
I have more from the game :) Jordie has quite the profile
i really, really dislike the trope in fiction that only the assholes, the bullies, and the “villains” can be homophobic. (this goes for any hateful -ism, really, but given that it was prompted by homophobia i’m going to run with that.)
homophobia would be much easier to dismiss if it only came from the douchebags of the population; if everyone ~good~ looked down on it, defended against it; if the line was clear between good person (accepting) and bad person (hateful). that’s not to say it wouldn’t still be hurtful, but there would be that support there of it’s only the assholes, it’s only the assholes.
unfortunately, what makes those comments hurt is that they more often come from people you love, people you’re friends with, people whose opinions you generally respect - your mom, your friend, your coworker, your teacher… hearing a kid in the hallway call someone a dyke might make me flinch, but it was hearing my grandma say it that made me cry.
it’s that discordance - that people who are otherwise very nice, caring, and intelligent can still have ignorant, hateful opinions - that is lost in a lot of fiction. it’s lazy writing, and - it feels to me - defensive. by designating prejudice only to the villains of the piece, the writers both distance themselves (only assholes! not us!) and erase actual experience. you’re not doing a service to us by creating a world where homophobia is only ever wielded by villains; all you’re doing is reducing an experience you’ve likely never had to flat, simplified flaw.
Actually, because I don’t think I said it outside of private messages so far, the thing that bothers me about official-nhl’s post is not that he claims to be the face of the nhl (on tumblr) but that because he is virtually no different from the rest of hockey fandom on tumblr, that blog post with that message is just another example in the history of the world of a dude acting like what he is doing in female spaces is ~so very different~ from what those silly women are doing there.
Thus he is ~so very important~ that his fandom tumblr - even though of course he wouldn’t call it that, it’s a social media experiment - does more, reaches beyond what silly women and silly fandom do, and that it deserves official outside recognition.
that as well.
/u/puppyaddict to /u/daveedgamboa six months ago on his thread: “1 year ago I began an independent case study and explored the NHL’s potential market on tumblr" on r/hockey
"THEY BUY IT FROM ME" is the most pretentious response ever. welcome to unpaid female fandom work, dude
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