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Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die

Confession: I never watched much of “The L Word,” but Papi treating Kit like a lady made her super-duper hot to me.

Everybody knows they’re “supposed” to dote on a skinny white chick in her 20s or 30s, but if somebody can be good to a fat Black woman in her 40s and make her feel sexy and desirable, that shit makes me pay attention.

Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’.

- Terry Pratchett (via beornwulf)

(Source: theredkite)

so 50 shades of grey

howtobeterrell:

is a like a more vanilla version  of Secretary (starring Maggy Gyllenhall and James Spader?)

Ill pass.

Pretty much.

Imagine “Secretary” as written by the folks behind “Twilight.”

"I Was Gonna Read That Fanfic, But They Turned A Female Character Into A Cis Dude," a story by me

nicejewishqueer:

If you are a gentile following an anti-Israel Jew, and you are reblogging anti-Israel posts from them, and they also post about anti-Semitism but you do not reblog those posts, let me just say:

We see you.

And we know why you are ignoring those posts while focusing on the others.

We know.

princess-passion-flower:

Friendly reminder to not use the Israel-Palestine conflict as an excuse to be anti-Jewish.

allerasphinx:

fandom, please stop thinning out the noses, shaving down the cheekbones, thinning out the lips, and lightening the skin of my favs

Originally, in the 20s and 30s, the stereotype of someone who was schizophrenic was the housewife who was sad and withdrawn, and would not do her duties as a housewife; would not do the housework. This was the typical case of schizophrenia. And then, in the 60s, something shifted. The actual criteria for schizophrenia shifted. A lot of psychiatrists and hospitals and police were encountering young, angry black men who were part of the civil rights movement. Who were part of the riots – the uprisings – in the Black Power movement. Who were angry. Who were perceiving a conspiracy of power against them, that was called paranoia. They would see it is white privilege, but it was called paranoia. And so we actually see the diagnositc criteria for schizophrenia change. So now you have anger and paranoia and hostility being included as criteria, whereas 30 years before they hadn’t been. Because the stereotype has changed. So there’s a way in which the DSM and the perspectives of the psychiatrists and the doctors who were giving these diagnoses is thoroughly politically constructed, and thoroughly dependent on the culture and context that they’re within.

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Will Hall at Unitarian Church Vancouver Canada March 2012 - Transcript | Madness Radio (via blinko)

for anyone interested in reading more about how schizophrenia moved from being a diagnosis assigned to white, middle-class women to one used to pathologize and institutionalize noncompliant black men in the 1960s, jonathan metzl’s the protest psychosis: how schizophrenia became a black disease is a good place to start. i have a PDF scan of it, too — just ask.

(via onegirlrhumba)

How about all them times you make a post that’s about a POC experience, and like every single POC liking and reblogging Gets It, but somebody white gotta come up in your shit and be like, “What does race have to do with it?”

This “Chinese” noodle dish I made is pretty damn tasty.

And this glass of sweet red wine is gonna hit the spot.

witchsistah:

jayda95:

all-because-we-fell-in-love:

floozys:

vagina’s are able to stretch wide enough to give birth to a fucking baby and then return to it’s original size but of course being penetrated by that grass blade you call a penis is what’s going to make it “loose”

Uhh. The baby doesnt come out of where the penis goes in…

stay in school y’all

LAWD!

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I’m just reblogging this to let y’all know that somebody with access to the internet actually said the bold.

ttfkagb:

asfadedasmyjeans:

I watched the 50 Shades trailer, god save my soul.

There are lines directly from Twilight in it like holy shit. I still can’t believe one of the most horrible fan fics to ever be written is getting made into a major movie and it’s probably going to take in billions. But it’s so terrible, on so many levels.

women are so thirsty for movies that cater to them, they are willing to drink the sand, and they are so used to drinking the sand they don’t remember what water tastes like.

see also: Black people and Tyler Perry movies

"Secretary" did it first and better.

'Maleficent' is not 'a woman scorned' so stop calling her that

Somebody who fucking gets it

Several episodes later Ros and another woman, Daisy, are sent to Joffrey. He points a crossbow at Ros and tells her to beat Daisy or he’ll kill her. This scene was not in the books and when it first aired many women and sex workers were upset about it. The offended parties argued that this was going too far. There are plenty of scenes of sexual violence against women within the books without adding more to the show.

This scene is especially hard to watch since it is not Joffrey carrying out the physical violence but him ordering one woman to hurt another. I have always felt safer working with another person, whether it be at a private residence or in a club. A scene in which one sex worker is commanded to nearly kill the other or die herself is clearly awful but the male producers could not possibly have realized how terrifying that prospect would be for sex workers in the audience. We are people who must do what we can to remain safe and combat violence, and Game of Thrones is presenting a world where that is never possible. Now, I can’t speak for everyone, but when I sit down to watch a show featuring dragons and smoke babies I would like some escape from the harshness of reality, not a heightened reminder of it.

…By the end of season three, Ros is dead. After discovering Ros has begun to sell his secrets to another spymaster, Littlefinger sends Ros to Joffrey again. Joffrey ties her to a bed and shoots her full of crossbow bolts. The shot of her naked body lingers just long enough to show that not only did he hit vital organs, but he also shot her breasts and vulva. All the while, Littlefinger describes the scene, and honestly his monologue is enough to make it clear that he gave Ros to Joffrey to have her killed. There was no real need to show a naked woman strung up and filled with crossbow bolts.

I would like to stress again that this scene was not in the books and had been foreshadowed since season one. Which means that aside from all the extra rape the producers added to the show, they also made the choice to create an intelligent, emotional sex worker character who is eventually killed for having agency and going against her boss. They made no effort to make a statement that the treatment of Ros and other sex workers was wrong. When people list Joffrey’s evil deeds they never mention these ones.These events are framed as power plays between the male characters, not as the loss of women’s lives. Ros was killed by Littlefinger because he needed to make a don’t fuck with me statement to Varys. Ros was forced to beat her co-worker because Joffrey wanted to make a don’t fuck with me statement to Tyrion. And of course, Littlefinger also made good on his promise to Ros that if she stepped out of line or hurt his business in any way, he would sell her to be tortured. Ros was remarkable, and had she just stayed in the background like nearly every sex worker on this show she might have survived.

This episode premiered the night after my first job at a private party. What I took from it was that I was worthless and that no one would care if I was hurt at work. This isn’t true of course—I have a great support system—but I believed it after I made the mistake of reading internet comments on articles about the episode. Again, commenters said the show went too far. But so many other people offered up this same statement as defense: “She was just a whore. Get over it.”

I cannot tell you how many comments I read on Tumblr, on feminist sites, and nerd sites, saying that Ros’s job made what happened to her less horrific. And the same sentiment prevailed after the most recent season finale, in which Shae was murdered by her client/lover Tyrion.

- catsuitmonarchy on violence against sex workers in Game of Thrones at Tits and Sass today (via marginalutilite)