“I would like Martin Scorsese to be interested in a female character once in a while, but I don’t know if I’ll live that long.”

Meryl Streep pulling weeds (via tarntino)

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the criticism of scorsese is absolutely true and valid but lmao honestly how dare you bring quentin tarantino into this by calling him “a basic white guy” and lumping him in with pedophile rapist woody allen… quentin has written better WOC than half of hollywood’s biggest directors right now. kill bill features 6 lead women (4 being WOC) all incredibly strong and complex, and death proof has two different sets of kickass women and WOC. two movies alone featuring about a dozen female characters. so what the hell are you even talking about. the book jackie brown was based on featured a white female lead but quentin cast pam grier simply because she was the right actress for jackie, absolutely no hesitations because of her race. so go ahead and demand better women from scorsese but tarantino has been establishing a standard for filmmakers to write better female characters since the ’90s.

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Most people do not listen
with the intent
to understand;

they listen
with the intent
to reply.
— Stephen Covey (via muratami)

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“I think a lot of people don’t understand that when we talk about these issues—blackface, rape jokes, the appropriation of marginalized cultures, and so on—we are having an ethical conversation, not a legal one. There is no thought police. No one’s coming to your house and carting you off to Insensitivity Prison. But you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people. Whether you want to listen or shut people out. I can’t imagine why you’d choose “defensive shithead” over “nice lady capable of empathy,” but okey dokey.”

Oklahoma Governor’s Daughter Enrages Native American Protestors (via hellasharks)

(I like this quote more than I dislike Jezebel, which says a lot)

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becjy:

elvis depressedly - u angel u

i don’t see
nothing wrong

in your eyes
you angel, you

the dog barks
to say “hi”
say hi, stay high

hot water
coming down

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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
— Maya Angelou (via calmfolly)

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maarnayeri:

demonize poor women for wanting to terminate pregnancy they can’t afford

demonize poor women for applying for government assistance to raise the child they didn’t want because they couldn’t afford it by referring to them as “welfare queens”

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maybethisrockhasediblemoss:

Three extracts from tonight’s conversations with my atheist coworkers:

1. The funny thing about the LDS Church is that it claims that discrimination against blacks was never an inspired doctrine, despite it being reiterated over and over in official statements and declarations; this means that black discrimination was only ever as “official” as the “Proclamation on the Family.” 

2. God sending “trials” to test people is terribly amoral. If you have to create problems in order for people to need you, then you are the problem.

3. Severe birth defects are the most cruel aspects of a pre-planned existence or an omnipotent god. Imagine all the women who gave birth to anacephalic babies (warning: do not look up this term if you are the least bitsqueamish) before modern technology could reduce the horror a tiny amount by explaining it. “It’s all part of The Plan, ma’am!” Truly horrific.

If you have to create problems in order for people to need you,then you are the problem.

If you have to create problems in order for people to need you, then you are the problem.

If you have to create problems in order for people to need you, then you are the problem.

For an imaginary “friend,” this god really sucks.

Crooked Teeth | Death Cab For Cutie

cause i built you a home in my heart
with rotten wood, it decayed from the start

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