The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
harry and hermione’s relationship is so important because it shows that two characters can love each other deeply but not in a romantic way and there are not enough boy/girl unconditional, innocent friendships like that in books and that is why i am refusing to accept that J.K. wanted them together
Conventions vs. Sam Pepper
Youtubers React vs. Sam Pepper
Tyler Oakley vs. Sam Pepper
The Internet vs. Sam Pepper
And what Sam Pepper Had to say about all of this…
I find it ridiculous that even now girl groups or girl artist are never taken as seriously as men. In the music industry men can have mediocre voices but if they have a nice face and a pair of abs than their golden whilst girls have to work their butts off and prove themselves time and time again just to be overshadowed by men who’s talent and dedication doesn’t matches up to theirs. It’s infuriating.
I hadn’t read everything Chris Willman had written until now.
Very informative…..and the idea that people won’t get the irony in one particular track is further cementing my opinion that I have deduced the song title.
Do you ever have that you know a song so good that you’re automatically singing along when it comes on and then it’s near the end and you’re like, was I singing?
Every single Taylor song. It’s like muscle memory. Your jaws just move and you don’t even realize it?
As I’ve said before, I don’t need meta or arguments to convince me that this is a love story; it very clearly is. I am 100% comfortable with that assessment, and I adore that it is a love story and not a sex story. In other words, in the end, I want to know that they love each other, not that they fucked. I mean, if they fuck? Cherry on top. I’ll watch the tangled limbs in Sherlock’s room under the watchful eye of his periodic table scene whenever they want to grace the world with it, but… it’s not what I most want from the story. I want this to be a love story about these two men that is so compelling and so affecting that no one watching, no matter what his or her feelings about sexuality, can deny it.
On that note, I just want to mention that I see so many posts about Sherlock’s “military kink”, but for me, that assessment of a moment like this is so diminishing. For me, Sherlock isn’t responding to military men in general, he is responding to JOHN. This is Sherlock responding to the steel in JOHN that he is continually surprised by — that quality in John that rendered him momentarily slack-jawed and speechless with admiration when he realised John had shot Jefferson Hope to save him. I love that Sherlock REALLY notices John and truly sees how extraordinary this small, damaged, cardigan-wearing, unassuming man really is, and I love to think that, here, he is enjoying that JOHN is commanding, authoritative and respected by his military colleagues. John needed someone to see him like that as much as Sherlock needed a John to see him.
In other words, I would much rather imagine that the punctum in this situation, for Sherlock, is JOHN, not that it’s just a generalised objectification of military men. I want this to be about love.
you’re lying if you think minerva mcgonagall didn’t love the marauders to pieces we all know that they were her favorite students we all know she’d let james and sirius get away with little things and let remus off the hook for not having the best quality work the few days around the full moon and make sure peter was always paired up with one of his friends and basically mcgonagall was like the marauder’s extremely strict mother
Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]
How can people see Emma Watson being verbally attacked online and threatened with hacked nudes being released by men because of her speech on gender equality and still think we don’t need feminism. It’s not women who make men out to be some evil creatures, you guys do that well enough on your own.