(by © Anders Birch)
(by © Anders Birch)
i did a thing
this obviously isn’t exhaustive - these aren’t all the reasons why these women are feminists, and it’s certainly not all the feminists in pop culture at the moment
if i forgot anyone please put them in the reblogs
i had no idea that there was a film of Speak, or that Kristen Stewart was in it. Good for her!
Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.
yes, colloquial speech is stupid
discourse particles are stupid
quotative particles are stupid
fillers are stupid
lower registers of speech = stupid!!!!!!woah aaa/
Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid? Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?
And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?
1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything
2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her
3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.” It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.
Principle of Linguistic Subordination in action. All language varieties are expressively equal, but the linguistic features associated with a socially subordinate group get popularly interpreted as deficits (an interpretation which in turn is used to justify the group’s existing subordination). So think very critically before you mock someone’s language, and consider what ugliness you might be perpetuating with your comments.
Russell Brand Destroys MSNBC Talk Show Host for Treating Him Like Shit
“Casual objectification” is an excellent term for not only what these people were doing to him, but for pretty much the entire institution of “celebrity.”
Also, Russell Brand is very funny. These people have no idea how to handle intelligent discourse blended with humor. They are speaking very different cultural languages. It’s a fascinating thing to watch.
My review of Star Trek Into Darkness
I don’t go to the movies very often. I think the last time I went to a theatre on purpose was to…
You know what? I’m going to do an experiment.
I’m going to leave this track here, completely unmarked, and tag it with everything I can. If you like it, reblog it, give it some notes. If you don’t, ignore it and move on with your life. I’ll tag it with a bunch of fandoms, so people can hear it.
Just out of curiosity. Press play and see what happens.
I’ll give you one hint: I consider it beautiful.
1001 cover art by Sanya Anwar
1001 is a reimagining of the life of Scherezade, the heroine of One Thousand and One Nights. Read issues #1 and #2 here.
follow Sanya Anwar on tumblr
This is fabulous stuff (literally). Go read it.
Teen Wolf starts at 10 pm EDT in the US (convert your time zone here). All streams work outside the US
Lydia After Dark stream* (starts at 11pm EDT)
(*the link is where it aired last year but, as MTV hasn’t confirmed where it is airing this time around, it might be changed later)