- Your future is secure.
- Dont text him. He doesn’t care about you.
- Eat less food that makes you feel like garbage.
- Paint more.
- Pray more.
- Don’t retaliate. You’re better than that.
- Drink more water.
- Watch more New Girl.
- Your true friends love you.
- You don’t need to impress anyone.
- Memorize more Psalms.
- Be yourself.
8:41 am • 19 November 2013 • 620 notes
"We’re walking down the street in New York and in New York the paparazzi guys sometimes ride around on bikes and they ride ahead of you and get to the end of the block and start snapping pics and they want to get you picking your nose or whatever.
"So I said to Bateman ‘Let’s have fun at their expense’ and just grabbed his hand. Which he was way too cool with. Sweaty palms, I’ll just say that. I feel like his internal monologue was ‘Finally…!’
"I wanted to make it look like we were just two guys out doing a little afternoon shopping in the Village, which is… actually what we were doing, so who’s the joke on…
"By the way, you can tell by the photo, I’m the top. Obvie." - [x]
(Source: daisiestdaisy, via the--doldrums)
11:18 am • 17 November 2013 • 26,623 notes
"I also look at racism in pornography. Which very few people have actually ever looked at.
Now, what’s interesting, is [that] 1 in 4 films released into the market is called ‘Interracial’ and this is [involving] a black man and a white woman and this is geared to white men.
So the question becomes, ‘Why do white men want to watch black men penetrate white women over-and-over again?’ and I was really thinking about this because it was not that long ago that black men got lynched for even the ‘threat’ of such a thing. So what’s going on?
And then it dawns on me: If indeed pornography is about the debasement of women [then] what better way in a racist society to debase a white woman than have her penetrated over-and-over again by a body that has been marked as ‘demonized,’ as being seen as deviant. I.e.: The black male body.”
- Dr. Gail Dines, Lecture on "How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality" [Part 2]
The Porn Industry perpetuates racist, orientalist fetishes, the hyper-sexualization and dehumanization of Black people and the white/Western-supremacist Male Gaze. PoC and “third-world”/Global South people— particularly women— are just “flavors”, “genres”, menu items, fantasies and fuck-toys for [male] tourists and occupying soldiers, to the porn-warped minds of white/Western males.
"It’s just an element of American culture that still exists, and that is the feeling that a white female will be deflowered or soiled, if you will, by doing a scene with a black male," Lexington Steele (Is the porn industry racist?)
"Though [Misty Stone] said people in the industry rarely, if ever, acknowledge racial disparities in pay and treatment, such disparities are ingrained, as unspoken as they may be. For instance, while it is generally accepted as fact that certain white starlets will see their pay rates go down if they perform with black men, Stone said that she knows it would not go over well if she were to decline scenes with white males."
3:24 am • 17 November 2013 • 5,885 notes
The scene, part of the “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event, was a sight to behold. Soldiers and civilians, mostly male, strapped on flashy red high heels and pushed strollers or carried their children in backpacks. Battle buddies teetered clumsily, holding onto each other for physical and even moral support.
SO much respect for these men!
Soldiers having respect for their spouses back home is so hot.
3:23 am • 17 November 2013 • 45,907 notes