The problem with the “Gatsby” movies, he said, “is that they look like they were made by Gatsby. The trick is to make a Gatsby movie that couldn’t have been made by Gatsby — an unglossy portrait of gloss.In a Gaudy Theme Park, Jay-Z Meets J-Gatz
“I think a lot about what makes a strong female character. You know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence, my own website. So I think the question of “What makes a strong female character?”, often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot. Like, you know, a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot and it’s seen as power. But they’re not strong characters who happen to be female, they’re completely flat and they’re basically cardboard characters.
The problem with this is that then people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy. And women happen to be people!”
-Tavi Gevinson for TEDTalks [x]
I need to make another one of these! It was fun to make. I can’t believe this was 2 years ago!
“In Rape Tragedies, the Shame Is Ours,” my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
What kind of world do we live in when young men are so proud of violating unconscious girls that they pass proof around to their friends? It’s the same kind of world in which being labeled a slut comes with such torturous social repercussions that suicide is preferable to enduring them. As a woman named Sara Erdmann so aptly tweeted to me, “I will never understand why it is more shameful to be raped than to be a rapist.”
And yet it is: so much so that young men seem to think there’s nothing wrong with—and maybe something hilarious about—sharing pictures of themselves raping young women. And why not? Their friends will defend them, as they did in Steubenville, tweeting that the young woman was “asking for it” and that the boys were being unfairly targeted.
Women and girls are the ones expected to carry the shame of the sexual crimes perpetrated against them. And that shame is a tremendous load to bear, because once you’re labeled a slut, empathy and compassion go out the window. The word is more than a slur—it’s a designation.
Meanwhile here I am in my golf clothes (I should take a shower) under a blanket on the couch browsing tumblr complaining about wanting to do things. I would put a cute gif here but I’m too lazy to look for one right now.
I want to do so many things but then I waste time thinking about those things and getting stressed about wanting to do so many things and worrying about how to accomplish those things instead of just doing something. And I have to go to school tomorrow. And I feel like it’s a waste of time at this point.
I made a new video! Yay!
This is the first of a couple of videos about cleaning up your Mac. In this video, I make a bootable disk of Mountain Lion and do a clean install.
What You Need:
-External HD for backup
-Flash Drive (at least 8 GB) as the bootable disk
-Mountain Lion (download from mac app store)
-Lion DiskMaker: http://liondiskmaker.com