"I woke up like this"
#MY SOUL IS JUST NOT RIGHT THIS SCENE #not because of huck’s intrusiveness #that’s a given he prob comes to check on her regularly while she sleeps and just doesn’t wake her up #no #it is because nothing will ever make me believe #that liv lets her head hit the bed #without some type of armor for that laid hair #IT’S JUST NOT RIGHT PROPS DEPT #can a bitch at least get a satin pillowcase #this lack of details affirming liv’s blackness continues to irk me #tv #scandal #rant (via rerouteddreams)
#bless #i don’t even watch this show #but come on shonda rhimes #set some folks straight who bring your vision to screen #because that is ridiculous #or maybe we are maintaining some elements of black mystery #and nuri and i just didn’t get the memo #scandal #gifs #our hair #that’s not how it works #culture issues #race issues #gender issues #tag love #flawless #is an affirmation #not #literal fact #sorry if that wasn’t clear #gendered slur cw
THANKS. and tag love right back at you. (so annoyed about my typo, lol. but it does reflect how pissed i was and still am.)
“All of this is typical girl-fear. Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story.”
For readings on the correlation in horror between puberty and the monstrous, see:
- Barbara Creed’s The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis (specifically, the chapter called “Woman As Possessed Monster”)
- Aviva Briefel’s “Monster Pains: Masochism, Menstruation, and Identification in Horror Film”
- “‘The Hair That Wasn’t There Before’: Demystifying Monstrosity and Menstruation in Ginger Snaps and Ginger Snaps Unleashed”
- Bianca Nielson’s “Something’s Wrong, Like More Than You Being Female”: Transgressive Sexuality and Discourses of Reproduction in Ginger Snaps”
- Shelley Stamp Lindsey’s “Horror, Femininity, and Carrie’s Monstrous Puberty”
"I woke up like this"
I just want y’all to remember that a few days ago a visibly armed white man was pointing a gun at children in a park in broad daylight. He was calmly talked down and brought in to custody. TJ Lane shot up his school, was taken to trial peacefully, sentenced, escaped, and peacefully captured again. Or the white man who under the influence of some drug, attacked 3 officers in the police station, disarmed one and fired a shot. He wasn’t even tased.
Let’s compare that with the fact that, Mike Brown was shot 6 times while surrendering. Vonderrick Myer was armed with a fucking sandwich and shot at 16 times. Levar Jones was stopped for a seat belt violation and got shot at 4 times for retrieving the ID he was ordered to show. John Crawford III was shot for being armed with an airsoft gun, in Wal Mart, where they sell airsoft guns!
J.K. Rowling has assumed the role of Twitter’s riddle queen, posting several cryptic messages that many fans believe are anagrams about her upcoming novel, Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them.
She even posted this cryptic tweet: “cry, foe! Run amok! fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.”
A thread in the Harry Potter subreddit was quickly set up to workshop the clue. The redditors discovered that the tweet works as an anagram for, “Harry returns! Won’t say any details now. A week off. No comment.”
PLEASE LET THIS BE REAL!
This beautiful cast…