until we close our eyes for good
This is still one of the most perfect adaptations ever made
There has never been a more succinct display of an adapter perfectly understanding everything that makes a piece of source material great than Edgar Wright’s decision to put “DRUM” on the kick-drum for Crash and The Boys’ set.
Bow Down - The reason I put out Bow Down is because I woke up, I went into the studio, I had a chant in my head. It was aggressive, it was angry. It wasn’t the Beyoncé that wakes up every morning, it was the Beyoncé that was angry, it was the Beyoncé that felt the need to defend herself and I listened to it after I finished and I said..
"this is hot!" imma put it out. I’m not gon’ sell it, imma just put it out. People like it? Great. They don’t, they don’t and I won’t do it everyday because that’s not who I am but I feel strong and anyone that says “oh that is disrespectful” Just imagine the person that hates you. Imagine the person that doesn’t believe in you and look in the mirror and say bow down bitch and I guarantee you’ll feel gangsta.
My brother was having a bad day yesterday and asked if he could come pet the dogs. I think they helped him feel better :) There’s something about burying your face in that fluff that makes it hard to keep having a bad day…
In five years not much has changed - my brother still loves these pups so much it will turn his day around after burying his head in their fluffy fur :)
the world already caters to you and values you. you can handle one website discussing things without you.
I won’t preface or clarify any statement I make with “some men” instead of “men”.
It’s too many men, and it’s not enough men, but it’s always men.
I don’t need to explain or justify myself, because those people of quality I hope to reach know and understand who I am talking about. I’m not worried about male readers reading this post and thinking I’m “attacking” them.
If a man follows my blog and wants to educate himself, he will either A.) Understand that he does not personally do those things, but will recognize the importance of the issue, or B.) He’ll realize he has participated in these subtle but sure acts of violence, and will hopefully begin to rethink/change his ways.
I want men to read my blog, but I won’t coddle the privileged. I won’t ignore the problem in hopes of “playing nice” and being a “friendly feminist”.
Note: For the white man who will inevitably ask me how I feel when PoC say “White people” instead of “Some white people”, I say: I feel great about it. Because it is white people.
Speaking out does not equal hate.
Refusing to be attacked does not make one an instigator.
a thin girl sings a song about how sexy she is, about how men always want her, about how men find her body sexy, and y’all are like “YAAAS!! QUEEN!! SLAY!!!! THIS SONG MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD!!!”
but a fat girl sings “boys think fat bodies are sexy” and y’all are all like “Whoa. whoa. This is really heteronormative and is all about male gaze! Why can’t you be confident without relying on men? This is the opposite of body-positive! I dont like this at all!”
"Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male."
- Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist writer, existentialist philosopher and political activist