- Interviewer: Emma said you kept a calendar of everyone’s hormonal states?
- TT: Oh, yeah. Yeah, varying menstrual cycles and 110-degree weather in Mississippi could have been a time bomb, but it was not.
- OS: Let me just clarify …
- TT: It was not! Everybody was wonderful. She had some bad days …
- OS: He’s like my brother, and obviously I’m going to have bad days with him. But you know that’s the misperception though. That a group of women … is going to be crazy. But our hormones, while they can be problematic, I think there are so many professionals and such a good group that men will find—and I’m glad that he’s a person who has been around a lot of women in his life that that really wasn’t that daunting.
- TT: No, it really wasn’t. Everybody was fantastic.
- ...Wtf is this noise? Like The Help didn't have enough problems. (http: //www.artscriticatl.com/2011/08/film-review-the-help-a-feel-good-movie-for-white-people/)
I mean, seriously.
Just look at her.
You can see the anger and frustration in her eyes.
It makes you wonder what scarred her.
All she wants is revenge.
I have no sympathy for her.
It’s as if she has no soul.
I think she’s gonna kill me.
Hold me. :(
I was reading about Lavender Brown on the Harry Potter wiki, trying to figure out whether or not she was killed during the Battle of Hogwarts (my nerdiness knows no bounds, for real) I was reminded that between films 2 and 4 Lavender was consistently portrayed by black actresses. Then she became a more important character, started dating Ron Weasley and all of a sudden she was recast with white actress, Jessie Cave. I was a little bit shell-shocked when I realized this. What the hell? Lavender Brown’s ethnicity if never specified in the books; they could have easily continued to portray her as a black character. But nope! Can’t have one of our white main character date a black girl!
bell hooks, in homegrown: Engaged Cultural Critique in the chapter “Feminist Iconography,” p. 39.
Funny I read this this weekend after hearing and reading so much about The Help.
I kinda feel like this when white people tell me they had a black nanny. I know the bond between nanny and child can be heaps strong…but when white people mention this, they usually say it to show they have some kind of understanding of blackness or that they love blackness. No, you love what blackness can do for you. Not for what and who the black person is.
“No, you love what blackness can do for you.” - THIS
Why am I always so surprised that the Church has double standards?
Lol, guess who’s mom and sister are in Madrid right now to see the Pope?
The amount of head shaking, eye roll inducing hypocrisy that comes out of the Catholic Church is just mind boggling. Honestly, I’m surprised the Pope hasn’t declared it a miracle that anyone puts up with this institution anymore.
Did the priests who raped countless nuns, then encouraged to have abortions (from which one even died) get excommunicated? Or will they be showing up to this festival of bullshit too?
BUT THERE’S JUST SO MUCH DAMN TUMBLR!
In other news! In about a week I start classes and my new job, woot.
I’ve been watching a shit ton of tv-on-dvd and I’ve gotten really into It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Weeds. Tried to watch Dexter, couldn’t get into it at all. Got the first season of Pushing Daisies and Extras and Curb Your Enthusiasm should be coming tomorrow. Fuck yeah, tv-on-dvd.
I’m rereading the entire Harry Potter series and writing a seven(ish) part series on the things that confuse and anger me about the series: plot holes, character development, ridiculous relationships, J.K. Rowling’s odd problems with math and determining size, and reliving my realizations that Harry is a deeply boring main character. It’s pretty damn fun and allows me to reread a series I love deeply while venting out all of my frustrations about the books.
I’m also hoping to post my list of the past decade’s best horror films before the week is out. I was supposed to be working on that now while I’m at the library but like I said, SO MUCH TUMBLR!
I miss you tumblr. Soon we’ll be together. Soon.
Needless to say, as a Romani American, I am disgusted with Cirque Du Soleil’s blatant misappropriation of my people and our culture. What they claim is a celebration of nomadic life is actually an insult to a race that has suffered years and years of persecution (hence the ‘nomadic lifestyle’). Contrary to popular belief, the Romany people did not choose to move from place to place out of some invented, inherent ‘free spiritedness’ - they had no choice. They were forced out of every place and every country they went. Our “nomadic soul(s)” (as they call it) were not welcome anywhere, and still to this day have no proper homeland, and are considered Europe’s largest (and most hated) minority group. It sickens me that this kind of nonsense can be called ‘art’.” —Gypsy Appropriations (via strengthofourlimbs)
This is a great article.
(TW for violence/homophobic slurs)
The report says the two suspects began to “flirt” with two of the women. It says one of the women responded by telling the men she wasn’t interested and she was with her girlfriend.
“Suspect 1 became enraged and stated, “You fucking dyke bitches, I will kick that bitch’s ass,” the report says. “I will take that dyke bitch into the alley and kick her ass,” the report quotes suspect 1 as saying.
According to the two women who spoke to the Blade, the suspect was referring to Morse, who is the girlfriend of one of the two women that the two suspects approached. Morse said she walked over to the men to find out what was going on.
The police report, which lists Morse as Complainant 1, says suspect 1 punched her in the left eye. “Complainant 1 staggered back and Suspect 1 punched C-1 twice more with a closed fist. It says that when the other women tried to assist C-1, they were hit by both suspects.
The suspects punched each of the women in the head and face, the report says.
The victim who asked not to be identified said the officers on the scene gave no explanation for refusing to take a report. But she said some of the officers told them they were too agitated.
“They were telling us if you guys don’t calm down we’re going to lock you guys up,” the woman said. “One officer said I’m not talking to you because you guys don’t know how to act,” she said.
“And yes, we were panicking. Yes, we were crying. Yes, we were going off,” she said. “But the fact is these men had just hit us.”” —In DC, after the recent killing of a transwoman, the near shooting of another transwoman in the same area, five lesbians are assaulted by men and police refused to take a report. (via love-resist)
Been writing shit, which is cool. Feels really nice and therapeutic. I’m at my friend’s house tonight; my friends take such good care of me when I need them. Tonight I wrote extensively about this summer; it’ll be posted on the big blog tomorrow by noon. It was nice to just get it all out in one place. I’m feeling pretty good, all things considered. I still miss Andreas but that’ll never change. Until we’re living indefinitely in the same state, it’ll always be like that. I came to terms with that a long time ago, it’s just part of my relationship. And it’s okay. He’s still my goose and we still have each other, even if it’s different now.
I got about three weeks till school starts. I’ve paid my part of the rent for this month. I got a little food. I can relax, a little. Hopefully I can use the time to do really creative stuff; stress tends to sap all my creative energy. So maybe if I can relax a little, I can do something artistic before summer’s end. We’ll see, I guess. I miss you Tumblr. This year, Imma get internet in mah damn apartment and then, Tumblr, THEN we will never be apart.
Seriously! If I can say one positive thing about growing up without money is that it got me really ready for living on my own! Sending you lots of love and luck as well!
“WHY SHOULD WHITE CHILDREN NOT HAVE A COMIC BOOK HERO THAT THEY CAN IDENTIFY WITH?”
“WHY SHOULD WHITE CHILDREN NOT HAVE A COMIC BOOK HERO THAT THEY CAN IDENTIFY WITH?”
How someone wrote this with a straight face, I’ll never know.
……………. are they being serious
This twitch in my eye…it can’t be healthy. I think I’m going to lay down.
I’m sorry. I’ve reached my stupidity levels for the day.
Where the fuck has this fool been!?
I totally am missing this whole spider-man ordeal, I don’t know what’s going on. But it’s funny to read the panties in a bunch white folks comments that are so inaccurate as a result.