anonymous asked: Holy shit, I think I just heard a fucking idiot say that calling out racism and sexism is a form of intolerance. Thankfully I did not have to remain in this dipshit’s presence for long.
Dear Racists: I know you’re dumb as shit, but not tolerating people for the things they do and say isn’t the same as hating people for what they are.
MORE PICS OF THE SHOOT WITH ME!!! xo
OK THIS IS HAPPENING and I think I’m going to get jewel sheer-sided one piece because although I love those bikinis, me and a tie halter just don’t cooperate. I love that this shoot was inspired by Spring Breakers!
oh how I wish warm weather/going swimming was ever an option in San Francisco.
Oooh, I need a new swimsuit!
Angelina Jolie announces a double mastectomy to save her life, people get fucking pissed and act like she’s lost everything that’s made her worthwhile in the first place, AND YOU WONDER WHY I FUCKING HATE THE “SAVE THE BOOBIES” TROPE.
BECAUSE NO ONE ACTUALLY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THE WOMAN’S LIFE. WOMEN JUST HAPPEN TO BE ATTACHED TO A PAIR OF BREASTS. WOMEN AREN’T WORTH SAVING—BUT YOU BET YOUR ASS THE PUBLIC WILL BE IN A RIOT IF A GOOD PAIR OF TITS IS IN DANGER.
Why Time’s Millennials Cover Story Says More About Joel Stein Than It Does About Millennials
anonymous asked: WATCH OUT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT CASTING A BLACK GUY AS THE HUMAN TORCH AND A WHITE GIRL AS HIS SISTER, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN.
Boy, I wonder if any racist-ass nerds have anything to say about this.
That is all.
This this this. If he wanted it to be a soft g, he should’ve picked a word that wasn’t “Graphic”
i don’t give a fuck what you do
is it really worth all this fucking energy to argue over a goddamn file extension?
when I say it with a soft “g” you know what I’m talking about
seriously, consistent pedantry isn’t clever, it’s annoying
Obviously the original post was suuuuper serious so you should get really angry at it.
Are you really going with a combo of
• it was just a joke
• you’re overreacting
• the person who invented it is ugly so we can disregard his opinion.
I didn’t care about the original post, but the subsequent responses have really pushed some buttons.
To his friend…
Stealing the term “informed complainer”
Over at The New Republic, our book critic Maureen Corrigan has a truly wonderful defense of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as “America’s greatest novel about class.” Because of the new Baz Luhrmann film (which David Edelstein reviews on today’s show), Gatsby has been getting another moment in the media spotlight lately and part of that has included some Gatsby backlash (“I find Gatsby aesthetically overrated, psychologically vacant, and morally complacent.”). Maureen thinks these contrarians are missing some of the finer points that make the novel so complex:
Simultaneous with Fitzgerald’s delight in fine commodities, however, there’s always a vigorous resentment of those who don’t have to work hard to acquire them. Throughout his writing, Fitzgerald betrays the scorn of the poor relation, the self-made man, railing against—and envying—those trust fund babies who take their privilege for granted. Nick cautions readers against identifying with this smugness on the very first page of the novel, telling us that his father always reminded him of the obligations of the rich to the less fortunate. Fitzgerald may not have been overtly political in his life or writing the way that contemporaries like Hemingway, Dos Passos, or Edmund Wilson were—he quietly voted for Roosevelt and privately recommended Das Kapital as extracurricular reading to his college-aged daughter, Scottie—but his class-consciousness was intense and enduring.
Image of Fitzgerald and Scottie via Lists of Note