weather or not

that is the question

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In a time in which women are shamed for taking nude selfies and threatened with rape and murder for speaking their minds online, not to mention in person; in a time of Steubenville and women being called “sluts” for using birth control; in a time in which women and girls starve themselves to fit a twisted expectation of what we are supposed to be (the smaller the better? Think about that), this slim, page-turning book of feminist poetry is a vital, sharable way to talk about the ways we were, how we are, and how we want to be going forward.
Elle.com talks POISONED APPLES and why it’s so important (via runwithskizzers)

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lbardugo:

giancarlovolpe:

A study in creating great characters, by Aaron Ehasz (head writer of Avatar the Last Airbender). A lot of animation lead characters are forced to fit the far right criteria, but think of the many classic characters that are better described by the left: Tony Soprano, Frank Underwood, Jamie Lannister, Walter White, etc.

Great post!
But do note that all of the anti-heroes mentioned are dudes. This is not to cast aspersions on Giancarlo (who is magnificent), but to emphasize that we need to be sensitive to how we evaluate, and even react to female heroines. We’re conditioned not to tolerate certain behaviors in women (selfishness, ruthlessness, aggression, vanity, promiscuity) that we forgive in men—behaviors that happen to make for some really interesting character choices. This is one of the reasons I loved Orphan Black and also why I’m really excited for How to Get Away with Murder.

lbardugo:

giancarlovolpe:

A study in creating great characters, by Aaron Ehasz (head writer of Avatar the Last Airbender). A lot of animation lead characters are forced to fit the far right criteria, but think of the many classic characters that are better described by the left: Tony Soprano, Frank Underwood, Jamie Lannister, Walter White, etc.

Great post!

But do note that all of the anti-heroes mentioned are dudes. This is not to cast aspersions on Giancarlo (who is magnificent), but to emphasize that we need to be sensitive to how we evaluate, and even react to female heroines. We’re conditioned not to tolerate certain behaviors in women (selfishness, ruthlessness, aggression, vanity, promiscuity) that we forgive in men—behaviors that happen to make for some really interesting character choices. This is one of the reasons I loved Orphan Black and also why I’m really excited for How to Get Away with Murder.

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Best lesson from a Disney movie

This is an underrated movie

This is a grossly underrated movie.

Can I take a minute to rant? Good. Cuz I’m gonna.

I FLOVE this movie. And I HATE all the stupid hatred it gets. For a long time the buzz was “finally a black princess yay!” and now everyone is like “Fuck this movie, first black princess and she spends the whole movie a frog.”

You know what? Fuck that. Because Ariel spent a good majority of the movie not talking. Mulan spent the majority of the move pretending to be a man. Aurora and Snow White? Asleep (Hardly in the movie at all). They’re all just plot devices, not designed to take away from the traits of the women. 

And you know what else? Unlike some of the other princesses, Tiana is in control of her destiny every step of the way. When she turns into the frog does she lose hope and need rescuing? Hell naw. She busts Naveen over the head and gets the job done. She is consistently responsible and capable even after having her dreams crushed and turning into a freaking frog. 

So don’t tell me that Tiana is “less than” just because she gets turned into a frog. She’s still one of the most hardworking, badass, and capable chicks in animated history and I love her like crazy cakes. 

the end. 

Also? She’s based on a real person. A real woman who is 91 and is still cooking in her kitchen. She’s still widely respected in the culinary community, she’s fed presidents, she’s had songs written about her and her restaurants. She’s 91, and she still wakes up every morning to run things, because she still believes in hard work and good food. And if you don’t think that’s truly fantastic, then you can just fuck right off.

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