photo 400aa149-6466-46e4-9151-70527930565e_zpsa32a749c.jpg Larissa. 25. Mount Holyoke graduate. Psychology grad student. Fall Child. Audiophile, bibliophile, cinephile. Feminist Killjoy. Sex positive. Body positive. This blog is occasionally NSFW. Please don't follow if you are underage. Photobucket

 

horror-movie-confessions:

“An American Werewolf in London will always have a special place in my heart, because it was the first real horror movie I ever watched. The dream and the curtain scenes scare the shit out of me every time, but I love it.”

horror-movie-confessions:

An American Werewolf in London will always have a special place in my heart, because it was the first real horror movie I ever watched. The dream and the curtain scenes scare the shit out of me every time, but I love it.”

blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 

(Source: feu-follet)

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

Damnit guys, I’ve seen that Pete Wentz photoset come up on my dash like 5 times already.

Stahp. I’m sick of seeing his dong.

fandomsandfeminism:

NO- because NO ONE should have to fill out a draft card. 
NO- because NO ONE should be forced into the armed forces and support America’s imperialistic military forces, and who would want anyone forced into deadly situations like that? 
NO- because women are more likely to be RAPED by a fellow solider than killed by enemy fire if they join the armed forces, and who the fuck would want more women in the military until we address the horrific implications of that? 
Also- referring to ANYONE, except actual nazis as “nazis” is asinine. Have you never even heard of Godwin’s law? 

fandomsandfeminism:

NO- because NO ONE should have to fill out a draft card. 

NO- because NO ONE should be forced into the armed forces and support America’s imperialistic military forces, and who would want anyone forced into deadly situations like that? 

NO- because women are more likely to be RAPED by a fellow solider than killed by enemy fire if they join the armed forces, and who the fuck would want more women in the military until we address the horrific implications of that? 

Also- referring to ANYONE, except actual nazis as “nazis” is asinine. Have you never even heard of Godwin’s law? 

(Source: darthbullet)

riotsiren:

Next older person to complain about millennials has to pay off a random 20-something’s student loans

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

(via rosalarian)

taliabobalia:

dwarferinthetardis:

lillith-thesubmissive:

imaginebaggins:

Russell Brand Messiah Complex

Wisdom.

This man is far more intelligent than many people give him credit for.

comedians generally are.

swanjolras:

okay okay your point is very good but have you considered natasha romanoff with full-sleeve tattoos

reallywonderwoman:

it’s fascinating to me that when i tell people i go to a women’s college, the questions they ask me about the experience all pertain to men (are they allowed to visit? do you hate them?), as if it is so wild and unfathomable that an academic and social environment could be focused on anything other than men.