1. “Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.”
    Tyler Kent White (via whismical)

    (Source: allwereallyneedisweed, via more-than-bipolar)

  2. After approaching Pepper Potts to coordinate between SHIELD and Stark Industries, Victoria develops a less than professional interest in Pepper.

    "So what’s up with you and this Victoria Hand?"

    "That’s none of your business, Tony."

    (Source: impressedyet, via mcufemslash)

  3. elenamorelli:

{ it’s all about clouds }

    elenamorelli:

    { it’s all about clouds }

    (via onyxthemun)

  4. 4/ little doctor & rose moments

    (via onyxthemun)

  5. theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).
In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.
In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.
In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.
So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.
I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.
Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.

    theroguefeminist:

    elliedoh:

    So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

    You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).

    In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.

    In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.

    In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.

    So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.

    I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.

    Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.

    (via katyismarvellous)

  6. chujo-hime:

    I don’t know why this is making me laugh so hard

    (via katyismarvellous)

  7. jadelyn:

    I am officially at -1000% patience remaining for prescriptivist “habits everyone should have/break!”-type articles.

    People are not robots with identical programming that will all produce the same error at a misplaced comma. Please stop treating them like they are. Like, ok, maybe you’re totally inefficient when your desk is a mess, but that’s you. Maybe I work just fine that way, maybe even find it helpful to have all my current projects right at my fingertips? Or you can’t multi task worth shit, but that doesn’t mean multitasking is wrong for everyone.

    People vary. Now shut up. /rant

  8. lucypaw:

manhatinglesbian:

femocracy:

icantbelieveitsalawblog:

Here’s Where Your Living Will Can Be Ignored When You’re A Pregnant Woman

Frightening, but I guess there’s no better way to show you think women are no better than incubators than ignoring their living will. 

Wtf Washington, I believed in you.


The hell, Washington?

    lucypaw:

    manhatinglesbian:

    femocracy:

    icantbelieveitsalawblog:

    Here’s Where Your Living Will Can Be Ignored When You’re A Pregnant Woman

    Frightening, but I guess there’s no better way to show you think women are no better than incubators than ignoring their living will. 

    Wtf Washington, I believed in you.

    The hell, Washington?

    (via jadelyn)

  9. bathsabbath:

    oftaggrivated:

    kavaeric:

    je-suis-cocopuff:

    micdotcom:

    Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

    If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

    Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

    Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

    (Images via MotherJones)

    EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

    BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

    Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

    http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

    Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

    You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

    This is all incredibly important, some cities have as little as 60 -120 days left.  Try using a refillable water container, and if you’re a California resident, make sure to report water waste in public spaces.

    Also, maybe take a second and sign the petition to stop a giant Slip n’ slide from being built in Los Angeles. Priorities.

    (via jadelyn)

  10. ultimateventist:

    charlesoberonn:

    If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.

     

    (via neornithes)

  11. So I’m only 10/13 through Cosmos

    but so far, it’s got a great amount of diversity. sure, NdGT has to talk about the privileged, but he also includes plenty of POC and women and ppl who are disabled and poor ppl and combinations thereof.

    updates to follow

    liveblogging Cosmos

  12. reallylameblog:

    do NOT let anyone tell u that america is free, i tried to buy it once and it is in fact very very expensive

    (via clinterrific)

  13. ohstarstuff:

    NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

    Through science, we learn how incredible our story truly is. It’s a story that’s literally been written in the stars. It’s a story that is still unfolding. And it’s a story that every single one of us is a part of.

    (via thedragoninmygarage)

  14. mcfassys-gingerbeards:

    so-treu:

    thetindog:

    macaroni-rascal:

    People always forget that Wolverine is Canadian. 

    THE LOOK ON DUDE’S FACE “this smart mouth mothafucka……”

    always reblog. 

    (Source: thranduile, via clinterrific)