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Natalie Dormer and Katie McGrath do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

And she nominated Jonny Lee Miller. Perfection!

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rlbrody:

rlbrody:

laughterkey:

missmollypond:

GUYS GUYS GUYS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST

SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE

WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT

I did not realize this. This is good.

It’s not…

… I was phrasing it graciously?

(that works, right?)

It does work but the whole story leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. For instance if James Gunn did basically scrap her entire script I understand that he wants credit for all of his words and doesn’t want people to think they are someone else’s words or ideas, but and this is a big ass BUT, the SAG gave her credit which makes me think that she had to have something to do with that script. Now I admit I have no clue how SAG works and maybe just providing a first draft of a script gets that credit. I don’t know. But it does seem as if she had a bit more to do with it then it is being played in the promotion of the movie. 

Now as a huge ass fangirl and following not just actors, but certain writers, showrunners, directors and such over the years I have learned that a not insignificant percentage of people in that industry come across as a bit well narcissistic. Maybe just full of themselves and self congratulatory is a better description because again I know nothing of using actual scientific terms. Now again I say “come across” because I only know what I see in interviews and such. Now maybe it is the nature of the business that you have to sell yourself so much it just becomes natural behavior and standing up screaming “ME, ME, ME! LOOK WHAT I CAN DO, PAY ATTENTION TO MY UBER TALENT” is necessary to survive in Hollywood culture and sharing credit makes it easier for someone to cut you out entirely. I have no idea how cut throat the whole business is, but it seems like taking sole credit is rampant and makes it harder for me to decide what is that part of Hollywood and what is mysogyny. Perhaps a heavy dose of both is involved. I don’t know, but I could see that this could just as easily play out if the person was a woman and not a man. Either way it is horrible for someone with far more power and prestige to basically try and make someone who make the entire project happen invisible regardless of gender. 

The fact that it is a woman and there are so few of them able to shout “ME, ME, ME” because they just aren’t given the same opportunities as men makes it so much worse. We do want to see more success stories so that they inspire more people to take that leap and make that industry balanced. 

BUT I do believe if she speaks out she might lose any opportunities in the future. Which sucks ass. Sadly the world works like that often. Especially if you aren’t someone already speaking from a place of power. Calling the injustice of this out MAY in the future enable other women to have better representation of their contributions. BUT it seems as if this particular woman didn’t want to kick the wasp nest. Someone else choose to do that for her and she may suffer the same career damaging effects and I wonder if she is on board for the publicity about this. Whether she called attention to it or not, she is most likely the person that will suffer the wrath of TPTB if they feel embarrassed or angry over this story. Is there a point where seeking a greater social justice it is acceptable to further harm someone who has already been wronged? Like outing a gay person who isn’t ready to come out in order to show other gay’s that they aren’t alone? 

Maybe I am being overly dramatic about the entire story. I just have mixed feelings about the reporters trying to make a story out of this when the main person involved seems determined to stay out of the fray. 

I also have an overactive imagination and a job that requires little use of my brain so I over think things I read on the internet. Feel free to ignore all of this and point and laugh at me. 

I fight Rape Culture because
When I told my ex boyfriend about my rape
He ‘forgave’ me.

I fight Rape Culture because
I saw my baby sister age overnight
As she told me about her best friend getting molested.

I fight Rape Culture because
My closest friend was abused as a child
And he told nobody but me.
It took him 13 years to open up.

I fight Rape Culture because
My friends admit to letting their partners fuck them when they don’t want it
Then laugh it off as typical male behaviour.

I fight Rape Culture because
Saying that you’re raping someone is perfectly acceptable
If you’re playing a video game.

I fight Rape Culture because
Men tell me they are insulted when women walking in front of them start to walk faster.
As if their ego is more important than our safety.

I fight Rape Culture because
If I tell somebody their rape joke isn’t funny
I am told that I’m uptight.

I fight Rape Culture because
It won’t die out
Unless we kill it ourselves.

I Fight Rape Culture - lomticks-of-toast (via unconcernedteenblogger)

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Walmart security guard shoots 'shoplifting' mother dead in parking lot as she tries to escape with two young children

halanefleur:

aboleyn24:

parteira:

jcoleknowsbest:

likehercoffee:

theblacksophisticate:

I am SO goddamned tired of this shit. 

damn, they won’t let up. we can’t run and we can’t surrender. what do they expect us to do? they killed this woman over what some merchandise? you let out on some garments what twisted universe do you gotta come from when a overtime punching rent-a-cop even bothers to chase and then pull a gun? smh rip because there is nothing but war on this side of the final curtain.

I cannot.. I can’t….

"land of the free and home of the brave" huh?

So the claim here is he shot this woman because he was in fear of his life. So he fired his weapon, not at the driver who was in control of the car, but at the passenger and killed her. I’m trying to figure out how that is defense of his life. 

Now I had a neighbor with drinking and substance abuse issues. One night he was coming home and was driving drunk. A police officer pulled him over. Realizing he was intoxicated she tried to get him to get out of the car. I don’t know all the details, but apparently she was either leaning in the car to take the keys or some such other maneuver when in fear of being arrested he started to drive off, dragging the officer for a stretch of road. This is an extremely busy four lane road. I would say indeed in that situation the officer probably was in genuine fear of her life. Did she shoot him? Nope. Maybe because she couldn’t get to her gun while hanging onto the car, or maybe because he was a white man she never even considered it. He wound up going to jail for a year. One damn year for driving drunk and dragging a police officer down the road. 

So he was afraid of being run over and his best idea was to shoot the person driving (I assume he was aiming at the driver and failed, because otherwise it makes even less sense) so that the car spins out of control. 

Sounds like a good plan.

Yeah.

Exactly. There is no version of this story where his pulling a gun and firing on that car makes a lick of sense. But will he face any consequences? Doubtful. 

Walmart security guard shoots 'shoplifting' mother dead in parking lot as she tries to escape with two young children

parteira:

jcoleknowsbest:

likehercoffee:

theblacksophisticate:

I am SO goddamned tired of this shit. 

damn, they won’t let up. we can’t run and we can’t surrender. what do they expect us to do? they killed this woman over what some merchandise? you let out on some garments what twisted universe do you gotta come from when a overtime punching rent-a-cop even bothers to chase and then pull a gun? smh rip because there is nothing but war on this side of the final curtain.

I cannot.. I can’t….

"land of the free and home of the brave" huh?

So the claim here is he shot this woman because he was in fear of his life. So he fired his weapon, not at the driver who was in control of the car, but at the passenger and killed her. I’m trying to figure out how that is defense of his life. 

Now I had a neighbor with drinking and substance abuse issues. One night he was coming home and was driving drunk. A police officer pulled him over. Realizing he was intoxicated she tried to get him to get out of the car. I don’t know all the details, but apparently she was either leaning in the car to take the keys or some such other maneuver when in fear of being arrested he started to drive off, dragging the officer for a stretch of road. This is an extremely busy four lane road. I would say indeed in that situation the officer probably was in genuine fear of her life. Did she shoot him? Nope. Maybe because she couldn’t get to her gun while hanging onto the car, or maybe because he was a white man she never even considered it. He wound up going to jail for a year. One damn year for driving drunk and dragging a police officer down the road. 

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