Hey look, I’m British.
why are you so fucking nervous
But I’m Asian
Why does this apply to me
|—||Advice from my high school science teacher, Mr. Miller (via mumfordslionheart)|
Astoundingly awful story of “every day” sexism and racism from @iSmashFizzle.
If you can’t read it here, see this timeline that I put together.
(Thanks to Matt for explaining how Twitter’s timeline feature wörks.)
tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest.
wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres
powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minaj
zatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu
black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé
someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.
When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lampost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.
When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *acedemical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.
But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.
And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.
|—||Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via nyctaeus)|
hi, so, uh
I assume a lot of people are hailing joan rivers as a feminist icon mainly because she opened comedy up to women through her standup
but, uh, unsurprisingly she was not the first to do that
that’s moms mabley. she was a comedian in the 20th century and was pretty much one of the few popular female comedians during that time. she did a lot of things people were uncomfortable doing at that time, like incorporating talks about racism into her standup and such. she was really popular
(psst she was even doing comedy before joan rivers was born)
she also inspired quite a few comedians you probably know about today like bill cosby and whoopi goldberg (whoopi even did a whole documentary on her because she was so enamored with her)
she was also a lesbian and did standup in androgynous clothing a lot of the time. and she was african american. makes you wonder why you’ve probably never heard of her before huh
so before you go give all the credit to joan rivers for getting women into comedy or being a feminist icon or whatever, remember moms mabley and her contributions too
LaWanda Page (Aunt Esther in Sanford & Son) was amazing as well!
|—||holy shit do you know what year it is (via callmeoutis)|
"Do you consider yourself a feminist?"
“I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.”
- Taylor Swift 2012
"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means."
- Taylor Swift 2014