22 4 / 2014

lalondes:

>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

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22 4 / 2014

everfailedtryagain:

spiritbreather:

foxesinbreeches:

Mimesis by Barbara & Michael Leisgen, 1972-1973

a favorite

we are part of nature’s evolution

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22 4 / 2014

"

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

"

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

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It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

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I will always reblog this. Always.

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21 4 / 2014

f0x:

watched newlyweeds on netflix last night - i was hesitant at first, because a lot of the (negative) reviews said it was only enjoyable if you’re a stoner, which i think can often be true of this type of movie, but i thoroughly enjoyed it and i’m pretty much the furthest thing you can get from being a pothead…

it’s beautifully shot, pretty funny, and the acting was great. definitely an easy watch if you’re looking for something interesting but not too intense.

20 4 / 2014

2brwngrls:

Unlike other stoner comedies like Half Baked and Pineapple Express, Sundance selection Newlyweeds, takes another road — by making a stoner romcom. It comes as a debut feature for writer-director Shaka King, and what’s (not?) so surprising, The stoner rom-com works really well.
Lyle (Amari Cheatom) and Nina (Trae Harris) spend much of their lives together in their Brooklyn apartment, secluded in their makeshift sanctuary smoking weed and getting high. They spout philosophical hypothesis and fondly recount their childhoods, drifting in a weed filled wonderland where life is sacred and cherished. Nina misses travelling and laments their inability to do so, Lyle agrees that it might be exciting if they were to go somewhere, “Like the Galapagos!” With that sudden incantation, Nina is spiralled into motion, her life before the Galapagos dream was languid and lacking in motivation, now suddenly she has something to work towards, and thus begin their journeys.

Much of the conflict of the film arises in Lyle’s seemingly disinterest in anything other than smoking weed. As he daydreams about coming home from his abhorrent work (he works as a repo man for a seedy rent-to-own company) to a glorious fat reefer, Nina works as a museum guide where her free-spirited and excitable nature thrives. She is determined to go to the Galapagos and works extra shifts to make as much cash as she can. There, she also meets a curator who is drawn to her enthusiasm and they form a friendship that ends up driving Lyle to jealousy, and also a black-weed-resembling-hole. In a mere few days he starts experimenting with vaporizers and even dabbles in alcohol, a drug he’d never taken a liking to before. But at $1.25 a pop, he surmises, why wouldn’t you get buzzed?

Read the rest of Fariha’s review on Afro Punk here

2brwngrls:

Unlike other stoner comedies like Half Baked and Pineapple ExpressSundance selection Newlyweeds, takes another road — by making a stoner romcom. It comes as a debut feature for writer-director Shaka King, and what’s (not?) so surprising, The stoner rom-com works really well.

Lyle (Amari Cheatom) and Nina (Trae Harris) spend much of their lives together in their Brooklyn apartment, secluded in their makeshift sanctuary smoking weed and getting high. They spout philosophical hypothesis and fondly recount their childhoods, drifting in a weed filled wonderland where life is sacred and cherished. Nina misses travelling and laments their inability to do so, Lyle agrees that it might be exciting if they were to go somewhere, “Like the Galapagos!” With that sudden incantation, Nina is spiralled into motion, her life before the Galapagos dream was languid and lacking in motivation, now suddenly she has something to work towards, and thus begin their journeys.

Much of the conflict of the film arises in Lyle’s seemingly disinterest in anything other than smoking weed. As he daydreams about coming home from his abhorrent work (he works as a repo man for a seedy rent-to-own company) to a glorious fat reefer, Nina works as a museum guide where her free-spirited and excitable nature thrives. She is determined to go to the Galapagos and works extra shifts to make as much cash as she can. There, she also meets a curator who is drawn to her enthusiasm and they form a friendship that ends up driving Lyle to jealousy, and also a black-weed-resembling-hole. In a mere few days he starts experimenting with vaporizers and even dabbles in alcohol, a drug he’d never taken a liking to before. But at $1.25 a pop, he surmises, why wouldn’t you get buzzed?

Read the rest of Fariha’s review on Afro Punk here

19 4 / 2014

givemeinternet:

In honor of the two conflicting holidays

givemeinternet:

In honor of the two conflicting holidays

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18 4 / 2014

Lupita Nyong’o spotted leaving the Greenwich Hotel in New York City on April 17, 2014

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18 4 / 2014

asianhistory:

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

Wonderful to get further sources. 

asianhistory:

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

Wonderful to get further sources. 

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

18 4 / 2014

"If you can say Schwarzenegger, you can say Esparza"

- Raúl Esparza on idiots who kept pressuring him to change his name to something less latino. (via magnetic-rose)

Our names are not a burden.

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17 4 / 2014

popculturebrain:

New Trailer: ‘Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 - June 6

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