Oct 21, 2014
Oct 19, 2014
parisexposed:

Paris Hilton’s diary entry talking about alcohol, drugs, and bulimia.

parisexposed:

Paris Hilton’s diary entry talking about alcohol, drugs, and bulimia.

(via snpsnpsnp)

Oct 19, 2014
Would we ever think to ask if this is a golden age for men essayists? Is it even credible to use the phrase “men essayists”? Why does it sound incorrect in a way that “women essayists” doesn’t? And why does a writer like me — female, feminist, familiar with the discreet and overt forms of sexism in the literary world and beyond — bristle when presented with such a query, one undoubtedly intended to celebrate rather than diminish the achievements of a category of people I admire and to which I belong? Probably because I’m of the opinion that as long as we still have reason to wedge “women” as a qualifier before “essayist,” the age is not exactly golden. And yet it’s hard to deny there’s something afoot. Essayists who happen to be women are having a banner year.
Cheryl Strayed considers the alleged golden age of “women essayists.” 

(Source: explore-blog)

Oct 18, 2014
Live Die Repeat/Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Live Die Repeat/Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Oct 18, 2014
You’re going to have people who are going to say ‘Oh, you know like, she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends and I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love-life, and no one raises a red flag there.
Taylor Swift, everyone, and the problem of female subjectivity (x)

(Source: thebentley13, via guestroom)

Oct 17, 2014
Harriet Tubman, via Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 'The Old Jim Crow.'

Harriet Tubman, via Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 'The Old Jim Crow.'

Oct 16, 2014
Return to Oz (1985), via Bright Wall/Dark Room.

Return to Oz (1985), via Bright Wall/Dark Room.

Oct 14, 2014

(Source: ruthwilson, via l7weeeenie)

Oct 14, 2014

Working.

Oct 11, 2014
"She gave a generation of girls the idea that she wasn’t to be ‘done’. If anyone was to do the doing it would be you” - Zadie Smith

"She gave a generation of girls the idea that she wasn’t to be ‘done’. If anyone was to do the doing it would be you” - Zadie Smith

Oct 9, 2014
Oct 9, 2014
janetmock:

Spending the weekend in Sarasota with bell hooks who pushed me to take time off — even just for two days.
"You and that phone, girl. Who are you texting with? No, it’s the camera! I’m not going to smile." -bell hooks

As background {but of course completely distracting} noise, I’ve been listening to the conversations with bell hooks at The New School. Kudos to her and Janet for not letting a little Beyonce get between them.
See Mock’s Bey heavy convo here and Laverne Cox on OITNB and transcendence here.

janetmock:

Spending the weekend in Sarasota with bell hooks who pushed me to take time off — even just for two days.

"You and that phone, girl. Who are you texting with? No, it’s the camera! I’m not going to smile." -bell hooks

As background {but of course completely distracting} noise, I’ve been listening to the conversations with bell hooks at The New School. Kudos to her and Janet for not letting a little Beyonce get between them.

See Mock’s Bey heavy convo here and Laverne Cox on OITNB and transcendence here.

Oct 9, 2014
ifpaintingscouldtext:

Henry Fuseli | The Nightmare | 1781

electriclandlady

ifpaintingscouldtext:

Henry Fuseli | The Nightmare | 1781

electriclandlady

Oct 7, 2014

(Source: nevebianca, via halekathleen)

Oct 6, 2014
Gone Girl has a woman problem, though its misogyny has been blamed on everything from the loss of the Cool Girl to the hypnotic power of Ben Affleck’s face.
For me, the film’s problems were in the caricatures it didn’t, or couldn’t, explain. The fluffy pens with which Amy, in flashback, composed her (fake?) diary then discarded out the window of her getaway car. The ex-boyfriends who Amy not only ensnared but accused and, at least once, successfully incarcerated on charges of rape. The idea that instead of a portrait of a marriage, or a misandric revenge fantasy, Gone Girl was the story of a “psycho bitch” who could write and prosecute the unbelievable in ways that no-one else could.
In the end, that is, Amy was a psychopath before she was a woman; a spoilt and largely deranged bunny boiler who, in her mid-thirties, used a succession of fluffy, flashing pens to fake a kidnapping, two rapes, and several assaults. And that way, I’d guess, by perpetuating only caricatures and stereotypes, misogyny lies.

Gone Girl has a woman problem, though its misogyny has been blamed on everything from the loss of the Cool Girl to the hypnotic power of Ben Affleck’s face.

For me, the film’s problems were in the caricatures it didn’t, or couldn’t, explain. The fluffy pens with which Amy, in flashback, composed her (fake?) diary then discarded out the window of her getaway car. The ex-boyfriends who Amy not only ensnared but accused and, at least once, successfully incarcerated on charges of rape. The idea that instead of a portrait of a marriage, or a misandric revenge fantasyGone Girl was the story of a “psycho bitch” who could write and prosecute the unbelievable in ways that no-one else could.

In the end, that is, Amy was a psychopath before she was a woman; a spoilt and largely deranged bunny boiler who, in her mid-thirties, used a succession of fluffy, flashing pens to fake a kidnapping, two rapes, and several assaults. And that way, I’d guess, by perpetuating only caricatures and stereotypes, misogyny lies.

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