7 hours ago on 29 September 2014 @ 10:07pm + 353 notes
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diiscotechjuliet:

Habits | Tove Lo

i fall back down
gotta stay high all my life

12 hours ago on 29 September 2014 @ 5:27pm + 318 notes
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I wish when I was 12 years old I’d been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful, poignant way the definition of feminism because I would’ve understood it and then earlier on in my life I would’ve proudly claimed that I was a feminist because I would’ve understood what the word means. So many girls out there say “I’m not a feminist” cause they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining. They picture like rioting and picketing, it is not that at all, it just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities and to say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more rights and opportunities than women. I just think a lot of girls don’t know the definition and the fact that Emma got up and explained it is I think an incredible thing and I’m happy to live in a world where that happened.

12 hours ago on 29 September 2014 @ 5:09pm + 4,192 notes
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Honestly, I think that I cheer on anybody who is living their life on their own terms and wearing what they want to wear and representing what they want to represent. I think that no other female artist should be able to tell me to wear less clothes and I’m not gonna tell any other female artist to wear more clothes. You know what I’m saying? As long as it’s their idea, and they’re expressing their sexuality or they’re expressing their strength or it makes them feel like a woman to perform a certain way or dress a certain way. I just think that as long as it’s coming from them and they’re living their life on their own terms, I cheer them on. Honestly.
Taylor Swift on not “acting up” like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears (via immabefearless)
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flawfilled:

RIP to all those who didn’t make it to 2014. And to those that did; I’m so, so proud of you.

I didn’t even try to scroll past this

2 days ago on 28 September 2014 @ 2:25am + 14 notes
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#Heforshe

morgieamara:

you realize he for she is about men FINALLY starting to care about women’s rights, right? Seriously tho, a bunch of feminists freak when guys don’t care about women and that they’re sexist jerks, but when they actually start to “OH MY GOD THEY THINK WE CANT DO ANYTHING WITH OUT THEM OH MY GOD ASSHOLES.” WE CANT HAVE GENDER EQUALITY WITHOUT BOTH OF THE GENDERS STEPPING UP AND WANTING EQUALITY.

2 days ago on 28 September 2014 @ 2:05am + 22 notes
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circadian-rhythm:

You can be a feminist who is overtly sexual and takes command of their own body.

You can be a feminist who doesn’t want to have sex.

You can be a feminist who wants to be a mom.

You can be a feminist who doesn’t want children.

You aren’t a feminist if you are only fighting for the feminism of…

2 days ago on 28 September 2014 @ 1:49am + 181 notes
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Anonymous
But all those women are true leaders. They have all overcome struggles like house arrest and female gential mutilation. Besides being influential. Sorry but emma is just a popular bad actresses. While I agree that she should be allowed to speak and not get this much hate. It's not fair for the un to put ms watson along the lines of these incredible women. They weren't just chosen because they are women of color. Just look at them and look at emma Watson. Why will anyone not criticize the choice

stirringwind:

…Because we are picking UN Ambassadors, not Nobel laureates. And the entire purpose of a UN Ambassador is to DRAW attention to an issue. Meaning- people who are famous, who have a large following, influence, well-respected. or a major amount of soft-power. Emma being influential is the POINT, whether or not you think she’s a good actress.  

HP was and still is a global phenomenon. MILLIONS of the dollars was earned in overseas markets. Many of us grew up watching Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. You need to realise that for those of us who aren’t white, or for people in the developing world- we don’t have the luxury to hold an Oppression Olympics to pick the most marginalised, most “real” woman leader who has suffered and say ONLY she can speak about feminism, without thinking of the practical realities. we need to get our message out. Thinking, “But who can we get who many people will listen to? Who has an enormous following and influence?”- just as you’d put an ad in a newspaper with high readership. And Emma Watson is exactly like a newspaper with enormous readership.

This is Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women- and here’s what she said about why Emma was chosen: 

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"Why have we asked Emma to be our champion for HeForShe?

Because this young lady believes in equality between men and women and wants to talk about it. 

This young lady has a following of 14 and a half million people. 

She crashed our web site.

These are the young people that we can’t always reach in our conventional approaches and who we want to talk to.

Through her we can hear from the many women whose voices are not being heard.”

Also, there is a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of UN Ambassadors- which is to bring attention to issues, not to be the “most oppressed”- because, as I have said before- this is the way our world works- some people have wider reach than others. Many don’t pay attention unless someone they know and respect talks about it And the UN does what it can to make the best of that reality:

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UN Ambassadors have ALWAYS been a mix of famous political activists and celebrities. Because what matters is not being the most oppressed, the most marginalised, though yes, someone like Waris Dirie who actually underwent genital mutilation can advocate well. But here’s the thing- Waris is educated and also a supermodel. She has name recognition- what matters is that they can attract attention to an issue. In their job, they are meant to regularly come in contact with the people they’re advocating for- and serve as a bridge to the global audience. Some other celebrity UN Goodwill ambassadors:

Angelina Jolie, UN High Commissioner for Refugees ambassador 

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Chinese actress Yao Chen, UNHCR ambassador too. Like Emma, she has millions of twitter followers.

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Brazilian footballer, David Luiz, UNAIDS ambassador.

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Tom Hiddleston, UNICEF ambassador.

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Lewis Hamilton, also an UNICEF ambassador

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Her job- and the job of UN Ambassadors, is to talk to the people they help on the ground- people who can’t travel to the UN, people not as famous, people who can’t speak as fluent English- and take that to speak to our unequal world that so often doesn’t pay attention unless a famous person says it. 

Emma is not the only person working on women’s issues at the UN.  Like, I’m sure Malala Yousoufzai is a much stronger symbol for girls in developing countries because she IS one of them.  But Emma has her strengths- she can speak to young people who are her fans because Harry Potter really was a global phenomenon and like hundreds of millions of dollars was raked in from FOREIGN ticket sales. She can speak to other privileged women by showing, “yeah, we’re more fortunate but that DOESN’T mean we don’t need feminism.” She can help garner support in the developed world and encourage people to start learning more about feminism.Our movement has to be diverse, to combat the diverse problems facing women around the globe. What Emma brings to the table is her popularity and youth- and ability to get people in the developed world to pay attention to women’s issues. 

Criticise the limitations of Emma’s speech, sure. But to say she’s too privileged to speak on feminism kind of completely misses the entire point about why she was chosen. 

2 days ago on 27 September 2014 @ 2:32pm + 10,011 notes
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chescaleigh:

GIF’s from Shane Dawson’s “13 & Pregnant”

Let’s do a little math shall we? Let’s pretend that Shane’s CPM is $3. That’s pretty low given he has over 10 million subscribers across his multiple channels, but we’re just guesstimating here. CPM stands for cost per millia and is how much Google Adsense pays content creators per thousand ad views. That means, at a $3 CPM, a million views would equal around $3,000. This video currently has over 9 million views, meaning Shane made somewhere around $27,000 for this incredible performance where he called his “best friend” a monkey and the n-word. No idea how much Shanna made from this monstrosity, but I can’t imagine it was worth it. But hey! YouTube fame right!? 

Fucking disgusting

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jzammito:

me in Spanish class

spanish class

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mydollyaviana:

disneyismyescape:

carry-on-until-its-gone:

wish-upon-the-disney-star:

This scene is SO important. Maleficent is with someone she trusts, someone she considers a friend. And then the next thing she knows, she wakes up in pain, bleeding, with her wings burned off. A huge part of her has been destroyed.

Rape is so prominent in our culture that it is in a Disney movie. Maybe not explicitly, but it is very clear what this scene represents and it is so sad.

I fucking cried my eyes out during this scene

AJ even confirmed that this is what this scene was a metaphor for (x) - just because i saw someone say today that this is not what this scene is about

'We were very conscious that it was a metaphor for rape': The actress explained how the scene in which her character has her wings ripped off her body while in a drug-induced sleep had to be something 'so violent and aggressive' that it would make her 'lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood and her softness' 

when a man violates a woman, he cuts off her wings.