Monday, March 3, 2014
Petition for Ellen to host the Oscar every year
86th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film, The Great Beauty.
I love this movie!
The 86th Annual Academy Awards Red Carpet (March 2, 2014)
Sunday, March 2, 2014
GUYS LIZA MINNELLI WAS IN THE SELFIE TOO BUT SHE WAS TOO FUCKING SHORT I CAN’T (x)
86th academy awards best picture nominees
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
So many women need to see this seriously.
Pete Townshend and his dog Towser, 1971, Pete’s garden, opposite Eel Pie Island, Twickhenham by the River Thames. Photo by Barrie Wentzell for Melody Maker.