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Wed, 16th of April

frankreich:

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  Bloody hell   Richard Armitage   with 1,175 notes
Wed, 16th of April

moriartysdance:

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Wed, 16th of April
❝ My goal has always been to redefine what it means to be a woman, especially a Black woman, and when I did come into the industry, I didn’t see people dressing this way and I felt as though there was going to be some some pressure to look like somebody else. And, I’m into fashion and I just think the tuxedo is cool; it also is paying homage to the working class. My mother, her last occupation, she was a janitor. And my father worked at the Post Office. So I like to pay homage to them and continue on that legacy to help the community, through music. And so it just keeps me humbled, it keeps me grounded. But my goal is never to dress up because I don’t want to show skin but it is to say I’m in control of my body. And as women I think we should be in control of our body, whether we’re naked or whatever. But let that be your decision, not, ‘these are the standards, you are a woman, you need to do this.’ ❞
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Janelle Monáe 

Her stance on clothing and perceptions of sexuality and objectification in the music industry. The fact that people continue to try to use her wardrobe choices—ones she CLEARLY stated are not about the politics of respectability—as some sort of faulty comparison to shame other Black women who CHOOSE to show more skin and are in control of their bodies, means that people really are willfully ignorant and are not engaging her words (and I know they aren’t; they think her music has no erotic power, for example) nor the words of the Black women that they choose to shame. By not engaging her actual message and using her as an object to shame other Black women, they objectify her and them.

This is misogynoir. It’s not what she’s about. It’s other people’s projection onto Black women through a very Patriarchal and White Gaze. Every time they use the word “classy” for her and immediately degrade another Black woman they juxtapose, they seek to degrade all Black women by denying our choices and agency and demanding we prove “acceptable” in the patriarchal gaze made of binaries, especially the cishet Black male gaze, for Black women. It’s tired.

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Tue, 15th of April

Alicia and Peter + Hotness and Cuteness | requested by alicia—florrick

Tue, 15th of April
  I SWEAR TO GOD   Solange Knowles   with 677 notes
Tue, 15th of April

Out leaped the King under the Mountain, and his companions followed him. Hood and cloak were gone; they were in shining armour, and red light leaped from their eyes. In the gloom the great dwarf gleamed like gold in a dying fire.

Tue, 15th of April
Mon, 14th of April

BtVS Appreciation Week  •  Day One: Favorite Character 

Mon, 14th of April
Anonymous asked: Surprise beautiful person! Once you get this, you know that you are special and rad. If you break the chain, nothing bad will happen, but it is nice to know that someone thinks you’re beautiful inside and out. Help spread Anon love, not hate.

That’s very sweet. Thank you so much.

  Anonymous   ask   Nonnie 
Mon, 14th of April
  Ohhhhhhh   Photography   with 7,995 notes
Mon, 14th of April

b-u-f-f-y-s:

Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle Gellar!

"6 months ago I would’ve never imagined I’d have 243K friends to celebrate my Birthday! #Buffy #BTVS #CrazyOnes #Ringer TY for all the love"
Mon, 14th of April

someonelikehugh:

Top 15 House M.D. Episodes (voted by the fans)

08. Now What (S07E01)

Sun, 13th of April

connorkawaii:

i hope one day someone loves you as much as you love your favourite fictional character

Sun, 13th of April

beyonce:

Coachella 2014

Photo Credit: Robin Harper

  My girl   Solange Knowles   with 2,185 notes
Sun, 13th of April

raye1447:

Lupita Nyong’o and Bellamy Young at the LoveGold Party Honoring Lupita’s Academy Award Nomination