why is it
"no boy will want you if you keep on with that feminist rubbish"
"no girl will want you if you keep on being a misogynistic piece of shit"
complete strangers and then 3 episodes in we get this
White men are funny. Please know I love them. White men (and women) have slept in my bed and they’re lovely. But what amazes me is how much of our population does not see that most mainstream American media thoroughly explores the white male psyche: Indiana Jones, Little Miss Sunshine, Austin Powers, Sideways, Indecent Proposal, 500 Days of Summer, Harry Potter, Birth of a Nation…
I love all those movies. I don’t feel oppressed by them as much as I find more of the same type of movies uninteresting. It always cracks me up when this is brought up in dialogue, and you hear the war cry of “reverse racism!” I think it freaks some people out when they realize white men are no longer the center of the universe, and that many other varied, full, vibrant ways-of-being/living/thinking/loving exist outside of the narrow slice represented in mainstream movies. It’s also a bummer, though, because it perpetuates the zero-sum idea that voicing one experience automatically negates others. Just because there are resources (film festivals, grants, etc.) focused on developing cinematic voices outside of the straight-white-male paradigm, doesn’t mean there should be less of the straight-white man (which has been so generously covered in mainstream movies), just more that are not the straight-white man. Ideally, all voices can co-exist in mainstream media.
The corollary is since there is such a rich cinematic straight-white-man tradition, much of the thinking out there about how films should be constructed, is from that perspective. So if you are trying to find and develop your own voice, remember that the box you may be trying to think outside of is an entrenched, dusty, cement box that has existed for way too long. Find creative colleagues who are able to think outside of that box as well and can play with your ideas.
Ultimately, we live in a society that devalues the feminine experience. Not females necessarily, but feminine qualities that exist in men as well. Feminine qualities are often seen as “weak,” “irrelevant,” “complicated,” “nagging.” We also live in a society that does not acknowledge all the many colorful voices out there. It is sad that some folks still think empowerment of non-white people equals reverse racism. Or, they think Slumdog Millionaire was “enough, right?”
So my advice for women starting out on this journey is: Value Yourself. Know you have a right to a seat at the table just like everyone else. Seek out a community that nurtures your unique voice. It feels so good when fellow human beings understand and seek to empower your vision, rather than try to change and conform your art to their paradigm so they feel less uncomfortable."
This is exactly how I drink my tea
Meg meg meg meg meg meg meg megmeg megmegmegmemgemge gmegmegm
Meg. Her death served no purpose and pointlessly killed off the LONGEST LIVING CHARACTER ON THE SHOW. she was the character we clung to going “okay, well, this show and quite a number of its fans are painfully sexist, but at least we have meg!” and then they brought her back specifically just to kill her ugh ugh so mad forever mad she was the best okay she was so interesting and had so much character development and she was so cool and fun and bad ass and unapologetic but nooooo a pretty man that fans like fell in love with her so off with her head laksjdhalksjdh sorry still so mad
and Henriksen, WE COULD’VE HAD IT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL. the running from the feds arc of the first three seasons was my favorite okay. forever sad that it’s gone now. love love loved it. it added a bit more of a sense of realism to their lives. that like you can’t just get away with all the shit they do. and how awesome would it have been to have a man on the inside after jus in bello like wiping security footage of them and calling them up and being like CAN YOU TWO AT LEAST LOOK FOR SURVEILLANCE FIRST JFC and tossing them cases that have been filling up the unsolved cabinets ugh
also Pamela, she’s my homegirl. sometimes I’ll just think about if she was still alive, how if they called her for some help, how fast she would tell them to fuck off and hang up on them because they are bad news for her but she’d end up doing it anyways because she can’t say no to a chance to touch sam’s butt again god bless her
but yeah meg, meg for a million years
Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton joke around at the Cannes Film Festival.
realistic reaction to Tom Hiddleston’s flattery
Benedict did not just do that!!!!!!!!
My heart…. Is done for the day.
hahahahaha i can’t benedict XD