Home   •   Inbox   •   Archive   •   tags   •   twitter   •   livejournal   •   AO3   •   Theme Credit
September 2014
22
Via   •   Source

problackgirl:

we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.

September 2014
19
Via   •   Source

Were I to make the same reductive assessment of all adult literature that the genre’s critics make of YA fiction, then the serious novel would be about a middle-aged person struggling with career collapse and sexual frustration. I don’t want to belittle these topics, but they’re only serious to sexually frustrated middle-aged people, coincidentally being the same narrow demographic that adult literature seems to serve.

 - Damien Walter in the Guardian, responding to recent critiques of young adult books. (via sarazarr)
September 2014
14
Via   •   Source

upxperiscope:

Let’s just agree on something. Feel free to like problematic people. Just please don’t be an apologist? Please don’t come telling me how it’s all just a big misunderstanding, how they are taken out of context (again and again and again apparently), how they’re very clearly joking, how it’s okay because they’re not talking about a real person, how their humor just doesn’t translate very well, how everyone has become so unfunny and PC these days. Please don’t. Everything else is fine. You can honestly like whomever and whatever you like, just don’t try to invalidate my very real reasons for not sharing that love, or just don’t talk to me about it.

September 2014
10

Over the past few weeks, the celebrities that were hacked and an ongoing instagram #selfie culture has led to a spate of articles about American women’s widespread desire to document themselves. Why so many nude self portraits even in the privacy of our own home? Why so many smiling faces in filtered iPhone snaps? Why the compulsive need to be seen?

WHY?

Has anyone considered that every duck-faced selfie is an effort to declare - “I am here. I have a voice. I have a presence. I have value. Please, for the love of God, see me.” Do you realize the majority of our girls aren’t seen or heard by our culture until they are naked or news?…

The radio is still on and I just heard on air personality say he is “shocked by the video [of Ray Rice]”… Suddenly, hearing it one more time has made everything clear. They’re not shocked that a man would hit a woman.

They are shocked that they can see her.

September 2014
09
Via   •   Source

The truth is that teen culture is not homogenous—and neither is fangirl culture. Teenagers are complicated and complex, and they behave differently in different contexts. The average teenager who goes to a Five Seconds of Summer concert and screams her head off is actually capable of writing an essay on the political situation in the Gaza Strip the next day. She’s capable of liking Taylor Swift and disliking heels, of deploying a Twitter hashtag or helping out a charity drive, of loving Twilight and hating Fifty Shades of Grey. She contains multitudes.

 - bookshop, in the fantastic “The teens on Tumblr are all right,” The Kernel (via elizabethminkel)
September 2014
09
Via   •   Source

Nev from "Catfish," who joked about Ray Rice on Twitter, was kicked out of college for punching a woman in the face 

kingjaffejoffer:

Glass houses

September 2014
08
Via   •   Source

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? 
Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. 
[x]

September 2014
07
Via   •   Source

mexicofifa:

It’s so infuriating how Michael Brown, a seventeen year old boy who was brutally murdered, gets “he was no angel” in his fucking obituary but joan rivers who literally wished an entire group of people death gets a week of mourning and footage of her working at soup kitchens a billion years ago

September 2014
04
Via   •   Source
udrinkit:

you mean a racist and rude woman who mocked people for their appearance, ethnicity, and sexuality, and who kept putting female colleagues down? no thanks. time magazine should be ashamed of themselves for even suggesting that this woman was a feminist icon.

udrinkit:

you mean a racist and rude woman who mocked people for their appearance, ethnicity, and sexuality, and who kept putting female colleagues down? no thanks. time magazine should be ashamed of themselves for even suggesting that this woman was a feminist icon.

September 2014
04
Via   •   Source

buttercreamdicks:

I liked the shows I went to; I wish I could go to more.  But the thing I remember is the girls.  New Jersey Transit runs special trains to the Meadowlands for MetLife shows, and they brought out extra staff to direct girls through the gates to Secaucus.  Knots of New Jersey Transit staff in high-visibility vests, treating girls with kindness.  ”I know you’re excited, just make sure you go through the gates one at a time,” a middle-aged guy with a mustache said, smiling, stopping girls and then waving them through so the timing stayed right and nobody got stuck in the gates.  ”Have a good time!”  When the train finally pulled into the station, teenage girls cheered.  The men on the platform didn’t laugh, the conductors made sure to stand and answer everybody’s questions — yes, this is the right train, yes, you’ll get there on time.  There was no air conditioning on the train, but nobody complained — everybody sat in their seats, and talked to their friends, and every couple of minutes someone would start singing.  I remember when we were walking through Penn Station I had said, “Just think, the next train is going to be all One Direction fans.”  It was the best train I’ve ever been on.  During the show, Harry told us to hug each other, and we did.  The lady checking tickets at the stadium, directing people to their seats: “Enjoy!  Have a great night!” and the fans thanking her on the way out.  Both shows, we kept saying how we had never been in a place where there were so many girls.  ”I like the girl-to-guy ratio here,” Jamie said in Philadelphia.  MetLife holds 82,566 people: they played Little Mix’s “Salute” and “Wings” to almost 82,566 girls.  In the bathroom in Philadelphia, nobody stopped at the mirror to check their makeup; while I was peeing, I heard a little girl walk in singing: She said spread your wings, my little butterfly / Don’t let what they say keep you up at night.  At the Meadowlands they turned the men’s rooms into ladies’ rooms, just hung ladies’ room signs over all the men’s room signs.  ”Oh my god,” I said, walking in.  ”They turned the men’s rooms into ladies’ rooms, because they knew it was going to be all girls.”  ”This must be what it’s like to be a guy,” Isabel said.  And that’s what I thought, the whole rest of the show, and all of Philadelphia: This must be what it’s like.  To be the default.  To be treated like what you care about is worthwhile.  To not be looked down on, or told what to do.  And then I thought, well, it’s because we’re all gathered here, in one place.  This is happening.  They can’t stop us, so they have to go along with it.  In New Jersey, Liam stood on the catwalk talking about how amazing it was that they were playing stadiums, how amazing it was that the fans had done this for them, and then he laughed, like you do when you realized you just hit the heart of something: “I really think if you wanted to, you could take over the world.”  I looked away from him, at 82,566 seats filled with girls and thought: You’re right.  And you’re the only person telling us that.

September 2014
03
Via   •   Source

myroza:

why do people always think Cinder is white because she slept for years in europe?

like wow i did not know that sleeping in a place suddenly changed your ethnicity

and that europe is all white without any different ethnicities

September 2014
01
Via   •   Source
thebicker:mediamattersforamerica:


A Fox News panel discussing the ‘war on women’ features four men and no women.

This, in one image, is the essence of the problem with the war on women. Four straight white guys “debating” how women aren’t oppressed. Fox News isn’t even trying.

thebicker:mediamattersforamerica:

A Fox News panel discussing the ‘war on women’ features four men and no women.

This, in one image, is the essence of the problem with the war on women. Four straight white guys “debating” how women aren’t oppressed. Fox News isn’t even trying.

August 2014
29
Via   •   Source

prettyboystyles:

and if you look to your left, you’ll see yet another example of how male celebrities can get away with having nudes leaked without any damage to their reputation or career :)))

August 2014
27

Few things in life are truer than this: No one is less likely to be trustworthy or rational than a self-identified older person who deploys a phrase like “society has raised a bunch of entitled young adults.” Similarly, there is no one more entitled in the universe than someone who would build a whole letter to the editor around such a blinkered view of young people and then expect others to read it with anything other than scorn, contempt, and slight regard.