May 27, 2014
carohadalittleblog:

GO WATCH THIS FILM NOW!
It was a wonderful, totally worth a 30 min trip to the nearest showing on my own. After seeing action film after action film this was totally refreshing. I forgot how much I loved a good drama and 18th century dialogue. It did not disappoint at all in those areas. Gugu Mbatha-Raw did an amazing job as lead actress and I had no worries about it being handled in the wrong way because it was in the very capable hands of Amma Asante. I was engaged the entire time. There were a couple guys who looked like redneck truckers who I thought were going to see Godzilla and it turns out they were right beside me watching. I think they were the most engaged out of the whole theater. In the end they said, “Wow, that was a good movie!” BECAUSE IT WAS. Go support Amma Asante! Among all those blockbusters out right now this definitely needs viewers to show the appreciation it deserves. 

carohadalittleblog:

GO WATCH THIS FILM NOW!

It was a wonderful, totally worth a 30 min trip to the nearest showing on my own. After seeing action film after action film this was totally refreshing. I forgot how much I loved a good drama and 18th century dialogue. It did not disappoint at all in those areas. Gugu Mbatha-Raw did an amazing job as lead actress and I had no worries about it being handled in the wrong way because it was in the very capable hands of Amma Asante. I was engaged the entire time. There were a couple guys who looked like redneck truckers who I thought were going to see Godzilla and it turns out they were right beside me watching. I think they were the most engaged out of the whole theater. In the end they said, “Wow, that was a good movie!” BECAUSE IT WAS. Go support Amma Asante! Among all those blockbusters out right now this definitely needs viewers to show the appreciation it deserves. 

May 27, 2014

sourcedumal:

prismatic-bell:

neverwillstop:

billboard-charts:

blackgirlnerds:

pawntakesqueen:

Belle featurette from Fox Searchlight Pictures

AHH! CanNOT wait for this to come out!!

i love the fact that a black woman directed this

Black woman director. Black woman writer. Black woman lead. Love this.

Everybody get the fuck out there and watch it. Take a friend. Take two friends. Go twice.

Remember:

Hollywood has a vested interest in watching this film fail.

Hollywood does not like leads who are not white men.

Hollywood tolerates writers who are not men, but not often.

Hollywood doesn’t like directors who aren’t white men, either, unless they’re Alfonso Cuaron, who is still a man.

Hollywood likes to prove that these are films that “people”—that means you, that means me—will not watch, so they can go back to making movies where the men are white and the women are props.

Make this film explode. Make it impossible to ignore. See it opening weekend and tell everyone you meet how it spoke to you and why.

Look for online reviews and leave comments. If your local newspaper has no critic section, write a letter to the editor. Tell a friend. Tell two friends. Tell your mother’s friends who like romcoms.

You can do something just by spending ten bucks and opening your mouth about it.

What are you doing? You’re encouraging visibility. You’re encouraging diversity. You’re encouraging women in an industry that’s very Good Ole Boys Club.

And also, you get to see what looks like it’s going to be one damned fine movie.

Going to go see this movie TONIGHT.

I cannot wait

(via geckospeaks)

May 26, 2014

Newser: N. Carolina Will Pay $10M to Forced Sterilization Victims

kreyolcoco:

coffeyunplugged:

FIRST STATE TO COMPENSATE EUGENICS VICTIMS

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Over a period of 45 years, North Carolina forcibly sterilized 7,600 people it deemed mentally or socially unfit. Now, 39 years since the state’s eugenics program ended in 1974, it will finally make reparations, with lawmakers earmarking $10…

LISTEN: IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO IS A VICTIM OF N.C. EUGENICS OR WAS IMMEDIATELY EFFECTED BY IT THEN YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR THESE REPARATIONS. 

YOU NEED TO APPLY

THERE IS AN INCREDIBLY SMALL AMOUNT OF APPLICANTS AND THE DEADLINE IS IN JUNE

PLEASE BOOST!!!!!

(via geckospeaks)

May 26, 2014

katsplanet:

all men are responsible. all men are necessary to dismantle sexism. all men have to check their thoughts and behaviors. all men should enter male spaces and speak up for the rights of women when their peers do not. ALL men. do not give me this “not all men” bullshit because if you are silent and only care about your feelings instead of fighting for women then you /are/ one of those men. saying “not all men” lets men think that they arent involved with the issue when they are

(via hardcorewumbo)

May 26, 2014
livviedunham:

yes homo; a playlist for ladies loving ladies

i didn’t just kiss her - jen foster // who’d have known - lily allen // best song ever - gabrielle aplin // the wanderer - emilie mover // in your arms - kina grannis // little numbers - boy // closer - tegan & sara // midas touch - ellie goulding // i’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you - kate nash // biology - girls aloud // let her go - jasmine thompson // she keeps me warm - mary lambert // jenny (ballad version) lily sevin // swoon - imogen heap // barcelona - the plasticines // angels - the xx // sex rules - sky ferreira // fuck you/gonna get over you - sara bareilles // 1901 - birdy // love drunk - little mix // untouched - the veronicas // get lucky (feat. tanika) - naughty boy // maps - yeah yeah yeahs // sweater weather - kina grannis // take care - florence + the machine // parachute - cheryl cole // drove me wild - tegan & sara // my boots - lights // same love - angel haze // girlfriend - icona pop

[listen]

livviedunham:

yes homo; a playlist for ladies loving ladies

i didn’t just kiss her - jen foster // who’d have known - lily allen // best song ever - gabrielle aplin // the wanderer - emilie mover // in your arms - kina grannis // little numbers - boy // closer - tegan & sara // midas touch - ellie goulding // i’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you - kate nash // biology - girls aloud // let her go - jasmine thompson // she keeps me warm - mary lambert // jenny (ballad version) lily sevin // swoon - imogen heap // barcelona - the plasticines // angels - the xx // sex rules - sky ferreira // fuck you/gonna get over you - sara bareilles // 1901 - birdy // love drunk - little mix // untouched - the veronicas // get lucky (feat. tanika) - naughty boy // maps - yeah yeah yeahs // sweater weather - kina grannis // take care - florence + the machine // parachute - cheryl cole // drove me wild - tegan & sara // my boots - lights // same love - angel haze // girlfriend - icona pop

[listen]

(Source: tamsindennis, via geckospeaks)

May 26, 2014

You say not all men are monsters?

Imagine a bowl of M&Ms. 10% of them are poisoned.

Go ahead. Eat a handful.

Not all M&Ms are poison.

The Frogman nails it. (via wlcometothemyscira)

(Source: allgirlstothefront, via rasputinvevo)

May 19, 2014

mslorelei:

Four African teenage girls have invented a urine-powered generator. This is a huge accomplishment and could change life in remote areas all over the world.

thefontnazi:

japesofwrath:

howiviewafrica:

A Urine Powered Generator. An amazing accomplishment by four brilliant girls. The girls are are Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15).
 
 
  • 1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.

  • The system works like this:

    • Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
    • The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder.
    • The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas.
    • This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.

This is amazing. Give them a billion dollars right now. They may have just saved the planet. 

folks are doing a PISS poor job of reblogging this.

(via geckospeaks)

May 19, 2014

sktagg23:

melissasoup:

writeswrongs:

tony-starked:

rabbleprochoice:

gynocraticgrrl:

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & The Crisis in Masculinity

with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz

Same for mass shootings which are almost entirely done by white males.

If it was done by, literally, ANYONE ELSE of any other race or gender, I can’t even IMAGINE the shit that would be said by people.

I read somewhere, someone had this theory that the reason shootings are mainly committed by white males is because when women or poc feel alienated, depressed, etc, we are trained to keep it to ourselves, whereas white men are raised with a sense of entitlement that allows them to make their own problems everyone’s problem.

I wonder if it is true for shooting or for road rage or both or neither.

the bolded!

This is a really good documentary.

BEST DOCUMENTARY I’VE EVER SEEN, actually.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via geckospeaks)

May 19, 2014
byron130:

18.05.2014I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!

byron130:

18.05.2014
I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!

(via geckospeaks)

May 19, 2014

http://geckospeaks.tumblr.com/post/86226586909

shadesofmauve:

rainydaypaperback:

shadesofmauve:

songscloset:

nihilisme:

ittybittylittleworld:

punkasslouis:

I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system…

(Source: harrywantsababy)

May 16, 2014
h0llo:

ive stolen this line and used it so many times

h0llo:

ive stolen this line and used it so many times

(Source: ed-ingle, via hardcorewumbo)

May 15, 2014
I relished creating my own order.

Anita Diamant

The Red Tent

May 4, 2014
May 4, 2014

perfectjohnlock:

Friendly reminder that the male’s sperm determines the sex of the baby. Royals back in the day would wrongfully blame the woman when they should have blamed the man.

(Source: sandandglass, via hardcorewumbo)

May 4, 2014

lareinaana:

kenobi-wan-obi:

imgross-ok:

gifsfln:

Joel McHale nails Obama

fuck

but why is this a joke? how are ppl all smiles and shit like what they do in there aint inhumane?

This is honestly creepier than when they did this shit to Bush (mind you, they called him out on similar things, not that he ever claimed to want to close GB) because at least then it was uncomfortable. At least then Bush stayed straight faced, like he’d been insulted. Like wow, at least he believed his own shit eating lies.

I hate how muddled down everyone is when it comes to Obama, how ppl let anti blackness get in the way, doing rancid shit like photoshopping him as a monkey, blackface, the whole works. All while the most horrifying, terrifying, dissonant experience of seeing Obama is right here… Acting like a “good” white liberal. Acting like every other democrat, but on a whole other level. But ppl are lulled into calm w this one because he’s “nice.” And plenty ppl are easily found in both the “support Obama” and the “I now have an excuse to blame black ppl/be anti black because of Obama” groups.

(via wespeakfortheearth)

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