October 2, 2014

amywhipple:

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell

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A moment to reflect on how truly, wonderfully grateful I am for my nanny family.

This is so brilliant.

(Source: fan-tastig)

October 2, 2014
todaysdocument:

The classic television series The Twilight Zone premiered 55 years ago on October 2, 1959.
Here its host and creator, Rod Serling, riffs on his iconic role, narrating a Fire Safety PSA:

Excerpted from: Smokey Bear TV Spot, CARELESS KILLERS.From the Series : Public Information and Training Motion Picture and Television Productions. Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, 1794 - ca. 2003


Only you can prevent forest fires—in the Twilight Zone…

todaysdocument:

The classic television series The Twilight Zone premiered 55 years ago on October 2, 1959.

Here its host and creator, Rod Serling, riffs on his iconic role, narrating a Fire Safety PSA:

Excerpted from: Smokey Bear TV Spot, CARELESS KILLERS.
From the Series : Public Information and Training Motion Picture and Television Productions. Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, 1794 - ca. 2003

Only you can prevent forest fires—in the Twilight Zone…

October 1, 2014

melissaanelli:

Profit in Sexual Abuse on YouTube: It’s Google, Too.

So. This is going to be long. Strap in.

I’ve been a skosh slapdash about doing the appropriate reading, so I just caught up on all this Sam Pepper stuff. If you haven’t, watch the video I posted above by lacigreen. It is the basic rundown of what has gone on way too long.

Very short summary? There is a collection of male YouTubers making careers out of being assholes, which is no surprise: what was a surprise to me was to learn that some of them are uploading well-documented illegal behavior* (pinching women’s butts, wagging their penises at unsuspecting women, tying women up, handcuffing themselves to women, kissing women without consent, and even in one broadcast what appears to be an actual physical assault - see the video above video for footage of ALL of these things). For their channels which include this well-documented illegal behavior, they have been roundly rejected from the media platform and creator community before they could gain a foothold and then were served arrest warrants in their homes have made money and gained fans. 

In the wake of the clamor caused by this well-documented illegal behavior, women have begun to come forward with stories of sexual assault, and in some cases rape, perpetrated by the makers of these videos. We, of course, now sit through silence from the alleged** offenders while their PR agents and legal teams - bought and paid for with the money they made by uploading videos including well-documented illegal behavior - circle the wagons and try to save their careers from ending and their lives from incarceration.

Now, I am not going to go into the heinous nature of their actions, though well-documented illegal behavior is the nicest terminology I could work up for it… and that’s because Laci Green is leading a movement inside and outside the YouTube community on that topic, and she does it best. 

There’s another element of it all that has been eating at me. I’ve said five times now how YouTube is hosting this illegal activity and allowing these execrable people and their copycats to prosper and potentially become famous off of it. YouTube itself is prospering from it. And now these little twerps, these putrescent skin-sacks impersonating actual humans, are walking TV studios, with teams and assistants and editors and agents and managers. With power and influence to scare victims into silence. Who reach millions upon millions of people inside of a keystroke and can drum up a tidal wave of support for almost anything they do, including and most importantly…yes…well-documented illegal behavior.

So here is my question.

Where is Google/YouTube in all of this?

[I had to put it under a cut. It’s kind of really really long.]

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October 1, 2014
theparisreview:

Laurie Simmons, from “Tourism.”

theparisreview:

Laurie Simmons, from “Tourism.”

October 1, 2014

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October 1, 2014
projectunbreakable:

Don’t forget that today is the last day to send in your images for our collaborative post with BuzzFeed! As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (which starts today), they are featuring survivors of DV holding posters with quotes from their abusers. If you are interested in being apart of the post, please send your photo to projectunbreakablesubmissions@gmail.com with the subject “domestic violence/BuzzFeed”.

projectunbreakable:

Don’t forget that today is the last day to send in your images for our collaborative post with BuzzFeed! As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (which starts today), they are featuring survivors of DV holding posters with quotes from their abusers. If you are interested in being apart of the post, please send your photo to projectunbreakablesubmissions@gmail.com with the subject “domestic violence/BuzzFeed”.

October 1, 2014
nickstanley:

Pipa is a bad girl

We all just need a cat sometimes.

nickstanley:

Pipa is a bad girl

We all just need a cat sometimes.

September 30, 2014

"Believing that you are unworthy of love and belonging or that who you are authentically is a sin or is wrong, is deadly." - It Got Better featuring Laverne Cox (x)

(Source: stewarter, via smartgirlsattheparty)

September 30, 2014

consultingpiskies:

Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1

(via lauriehalseanderson)

September 29, 2014

kurvendiskussionen:

thelingerieaddict:

The Corset’s Effect

Photo Credits: 

1. corset, 1750-75, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Fiodorovna by Alexander Roslin, 1777

2. corset, 1839-41, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Marquise de Béthisy as Orientalin, 1833

3. corset, 1810-50, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Portrait of Charlotte and Elizabeth Sullivan, daughters of Sir Richard Sullivanby Reinagle Ramsay Richard, 1810

4. corset, 1909, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | photograph, c. 1910-13

5. corset, by Maison Léoty, 1891, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet, 1882

6. corset, c. 1876, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | On the Thames by James Tissot, c. 1874

7. corset, by Worcester Corset Company, c. 1898, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Mrs. Ralph Curtis by John Singer Sargent, 1898

Please don’t remove the credits. 

(via daycathy)

September 29, 2014
The Most Compelling Books You Read This Year (with image, tweets) · iSmashFizzle

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September 28, 2014
whitepeoplesaidwhat:

"You don’t talk like the other black people"  Please enlighten me, how do us black people speak
"Is that your real hair?" No, but thanks for asking like it’s your business. That’s not rude at all
"Does your family do voodoo"  (We’re Haitian so that question comes up more often than it should)
"Haiti is the poorest country in the world. You know that?" And you’re probably the dumbest person in this room. You know that?
"Where are you from?"  Long Island.  Can’t you tell my the bagel in my hand & my ridiculous accent
"I’m blacker than you and I’m white"  Why because you say the N-word when Tyler, The Creator tells you to? or  because your spray tan? 
"you’re an oreo"  *keeps walking and never looks back
"Only white people listen to rock"  Check your history. We creates that shit
"I want an afro!"  "Please stop talking forever"
I never said any of this to anyone who asks me these questions (accept the afro one), but I wish I had and more.  And I wish I could have told them why it’s wrong to say these things, but I didn’t know as much as I do now.
And I have a question. Do white people always mention Lupita Nyong’o when ever you’re around?  It happens to me all the time.
http://WeArePoC.tumblr.com/

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

"You don’t talk like the other black people"  Please enlighten me, how do us black people speak

"Is that your real hair?" No, but thanks for asking like it’s your business. That’s not rude at all

"Does your family do voodoo"  (We’re Haitian so that question comes up more often than it should)

"Haiti is the poorest country in the world. You know that?" And you’re probably the dumbest person in this room. You know that?

"Where are you from?"  Long Island.  Can’t you tell my the bagel in my hand & my ridiculous accent

"I’m blacker than you and I’m white"  Why because you say the N-word when Tyler, The Creator tells you to? or  because your spray tan? 

"you’re an oreo"  *keeps walking and never looks back

"Only white people listen to rock"  Check your history. We creates that shit

"I want an afro!"  "Please stop talking forever"

I never said any of this to anyone who asks me these questions (accept the afro one), but I wish I had and more.  And I wish I could have told them why it’s wrong to say these things, but I didn’t know as much as I do now.

And I have a question. Do white people always mention Lupita Nyong’o when ever you’re around?  It happens to me all the time.

http://WeArePoC.tumblr.com/

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