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christinefriar:

I. love. the. Anaconda. video. but the writeups I’ve been seeing keep referring to Drake as a co-star, which I think misses a big part of the point.

The reason this video rules is because Drake is an extra. Drake is a prop. Drake is a bro in the comfy-casual clothes that he rolled up to the set in, who has no lines or purpose other than the be ground upon, and whose face is obscured by shadows most of the time.

This is not a continuation of the Drake/Nicki/Rih media narrative. This is a dank-as-fuck feminist power play. This is, “Drake is whatever to me.” And this is a man who, if he isn’t at the top of his game, is close to it. A huge celebrity. And here is Nicki looking fucking amazing, tormenting him into a boner, then swatting his hand away and walking out of frame.

Your anaconda don’t want none unless she got buns, hun? Maybe she doesn’t want your anaconda. Maybe she’ll do whatever the fuck she wants with her buns, and it doesn’t matter what you think or feel.

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blackgirlstalking:

Next up for 13-year old pitching wizard Mo’ne Davis? The cover of Sports Illustrated.
rubdown:

womensweardaily:
Kelly Osbourne to Unveil Fashion 
Line on HSN
In launching her first contemporary fashion line, reality-TV-personality-turned-E network fashion police Kelly Osbourne is managing the media she knows best: television and the Internet. For More

Osbourne’s insistence to maintain control of the line and offer sizes 0 to 24 marred negotiations held over the last 12 years with 11 apparel manufacturers who were interested in partnering with her. She finally settled on Australian-based Jupi, which previously guided the Kardashians from reality TV to QVC to Sears.“It’s not cost-effective from a manufacturer’s point of view, but it was very important for Kelly to have every shape and size,” said Bruno Schiavi, Jupi’s founder and chairman, who declined to provide sales estimates for Stories.Added Osbourne: “It’s really unfair that America has this disillusion that the most common size is size 14, and that’s only because that’s as big as most fashion designers go.”

While “every” shape and size is not included in sizes 0-24, as her clothing manufacturer states, I think this is great. Kelly Osbourne used to be chub and didn’t forget her fat sisters. She is trying to clothe as many people as possible with what is available to her. I luv Kelly Osbourne and my body craves her plus size clothing. 

rubdown:

womensweardaily:

Kelly Osbourne to Unveil Fashion

Line on HSN

In launching her first contemporary fashion line, reality-TV-personality-turned-E network fashion police Kelly Osbourne is managing the media she knows best: television and the Internet. For More

Osbourne’s insistence to maintain control of the line and offer sizes 0 to 24 marred negotiations held over the last 12 years with 11 apparel manufacturers who were interested in partnering with her. She finally settled on Australian-based Jupi, which previously guided the Kardashians from reality TV to QVC to Sears.

“It’s not cost-effective from a manufacturer’s point of view, but it was very important for Kelly to have every shape and size,” said Bruno Schiavi, Jupi’s founder and chairman, who declined to provide sales estimates for Stories.

Added Osbourne: “It’s really unfair that America has this disillusion that the most common size is size 14, and that’s only because that’s as big as most fashion designers go.”

While “every” shape and size is not included in sizes 0-24, as her clothing manufacturer states, I think this is great. Kelly Osbourne used to be chub and didn’t forget her fat sisters. She is trying to clothe as many people as possible with what is available to her. I luv Kelly Osbourne and my body craves her plus size clothing. 

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asammyg:

iwatchforsasha:

Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them

Everyone stop what you’re doing and watch this video.

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I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.

“I want girls to just be able to feel like they can do whatever the fuck they want. You can be really smart and really fun, and not be afraid to be funny. Girls forget that they have so many facets.”

– Este Haim, the glorious patron saint of unapologetic women everywhere (via thatsthetrutru)

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The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male characters; that crowd and group scenes in these films — live-action and animated — contain only 17 percent female characters; and that the ratio of male-female characters has been exactly the same since 1946. Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there, even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture.

It wasn’t the lack of female lead characters that first struck me about family films. We all know that’s been the case for ages, and we love when movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen hit it big. It was the dearth of female characters in the worlds of the stories — the fact that the fictitious villages and jungles and kingdoms and interplanetary civilizations were nearly bereft of female population — that hit me over the head. This being the case, we are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women and girls as not taking up half of the space. Couldn’t it be that the percentage of women in leadership positions in many areas of society — Congress, law partners, Fortune 500 board members, military officers, tenured professors and many more — stall out at around 17 percent because that’s the ratio we’ve come to see as the norm?

OK, now for the fun part: It’s easy, fast and fun to add female characters, in two simple steps. And I want to be clear I’m not talking about creating more movies with a female lead. If you do, God bless and thank you. Please consider me for that role.

Step 1: Go through the projects you’re already working on and change a bunch of the characters’ first names to women’s names. With one stroke you’ve created some colorful unstereotypical female characters that might turn out to be even more interesting now that they’ve had a gender switch. What if the plumber or pilot or construction foreman is a woman? What if the taxi driver or the scheming politician is a woman? What if both police officers that arrive on the scene are women — and it’s not a big deal?

Step 2: When describing a crowd scene, write in the script, “A crowd gathers, which is half female.” That may seem weird, but I promise you, somehow or other on the set that day the crowd will turn out to be 17 percent female otherwise. Maybe first ADs think women don’t gather, I don’t know.

And there you have it. You have just quickly and easily boosted the female presence in your project without changing a line of dialogue.

Yes, we can and will work to tell more women’s stories, listen to more women’s voices and write richer female characters and to fix the 5-to-1 ratio of men/women behind the camera. But consider this: In all of the sectors of society that still have a huge gender disparity, how long will it take to correct that? You can’t snap your fingers and suddenly half of Congress is women. But there’s one category where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed tomorrow: onscreen. In the time it takes to make a movie or create a television show, we can change what the future looks like.

There are woefully few women CEOs in the world, but there can be lots of them in films. We haven’t had a woman president yet, but we have on TV. (Full disclosure: One of them was me.) How can we fix the problem of corporate boards being so unequal without quotas? Well, they can be half women instantly, onscreen. How do we encourage a lot more girls to pursue science, technology and engineering careers? By casting droves of women in STEM jobs today in movies and on TV. Hey, it would take me many years to become a real nuclear physicist, but I can play one tomorrow.

Here’s what I always say: If they can see it, they can be it.

– Geena Davis on gender equality in film and television [x] (via wesleywalesandersons)feminism (via elderleaves)

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straightdating:

charybdiss:

Please watch this I’m in tears

THIS IS A COMMERCIAL I’M LAUGHING

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thentheysaidburnher:

globalvoices:

Women in Bangladesh celebrate at the announcement of recent national high school results. Girls outdid boys in the public exams, despite numerous obstacles that females face in Bangladesh’s education sector.Read more on Global Voices. 

Women are unquestionably superior despite all men’s efforts to hide this fact and destroy us

thentheysaidburnher:

globalvoices:

Women in Bangladesh celebrate at the announcement of recent national high school results. 

Girls outdid boys in the public exams, despite numerous obstacles that females face in Bangladesh’s education sector.

Read more on Global Voices

Women are unquestionably superior despite all men’s efforts to hide this fact and destroy us

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mrgolightly:

I’m emotional.

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