Before you watch the X-Files:
After you watch the X-Files:
Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air.
— Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus” (via lashleyshank)
Who you gonna call? All the funny ladies!
Paul Feig, who signed on to direct the Ghostbusters reboot in early August, has confirmed that comedy writer Katie Dippold will help co-write the script and the film will star a team comprised of all women.
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please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.
queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.
coming January 19 (January 20 in North America) : Belle and Sebastian - ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’
the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.new york to haiti
greenland is right out
ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want
Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.
Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?
There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.
In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:
As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.
Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much.
A version for tumblr that can be read without opening a new tab, since plenty of people would scroll past this story otherwise.
The bravest woman on Earth.
I love her. Forever reblog.
I cried when she was shot. I cried when I heard she’d won the Nobel. I cried while reading this.
Do you think that your 16 year old daughter hasn’t masturbated already? Like, do you really think there’s anything in that scene that this chick hasn’t already tried when the lights go out at night, or in the bathroom, or in the tub, or with the shower head or something like that? I’m telling you, man, I’m not teaching this broad anything new. If I were to create a rating system, I wouldn’t even put murder right at the top of the chief offenses. I would put rape right at the top, and assault against women. Because it’s so insanely overused and insulting how much it’s overused in movies as a plot device, a woman in peril. That, to me, is offensive, yet that shit skates.
— Kevin Smith (director) on the ridiculousness of movies about sex receiving NC-17 ratings while extremely violent movies get by with R ratings. (via crackinthepaint)
The Selfie (x)
"Why would you ever give someone crap for taking a photo of themselves when they’re feelin’ confident?.. Confidence is, like, the most difficult thing to come by, especially with the media doing it’s thing."
As a self-acclaimed non-selfie-taker, this was a perspective changer. Taking photos of myself always seemed vain and strange… But perhaps that’s because I’ve been taught that valuing the self in that way is wrong; society tells us that we aren’t inherently worthy of praise.
Especially for women whose bodies don’t fit the dominant definitions of beauty, self-love is a weapon of political warfare. The seemingly superficial, minute act of enjoying your own physical appearance— and publicly announcing it— disrupts the systems that constrict us.