isn’t it interesting
how whenever lyrics by artists like Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and M.I.A are used on photo sets and gif sets and graphics of white women
it’s alway signifying some kind of Otherness or rebel status: white women who r warriors like Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss, or Emilia Clarke’s Danaerys, or in queer interpretations with Buffy and Faith. but i never see Nicki or M.I.A or Bey’s lyrics on photosets where white women are being deep and contemplative and innocent (Sansa Stark) or gentle and vulnerable and “feminine” and pensive and in love; no there’s a hundred thousand playlists of Florence and the Machine and Regina Spektor and Lana Del Rey and Marina and the Diamonds for that stuff right?
did y’all ever think, i mean you, white feminists on Tumblr who love to talk about ~weaponized femininity~ that maybe your use of Black and Brown women’s words is premised on seeing them as Other, as rebels, as not-quite-women, and that by appropriating these lyrics without considering the larger context of womanhood and race y’all are basically capitalizing off a marginalization that you created to affirm YOUR status as the Everywoman?
did y’all ever think it suspect that Nicki and M.I.A and Rihanna will be tokenized on a hundred “badass” playlists but none of y’all can name a single 90’s R&B song when it comes to a playlist about love and sensuality?
ever stop to wonder how affirmation of “rebel” white women like Dany and Katniss are constituted from the marginalization of WOC from feminist spaces y’all have defined as (implicitly) white?
maybe stop and think a little bit before taking catchy lyrics out of context?
looking back on defunct friendships and wondering how you put up with their childish bullshit for so long
Let me know how you like it! It can get pretty gruesome and head-trippy at times and there are a couple points that make me genuinely uncomfortable but I still think it’s the best.
r u kidding this is my jam. i’m just belated to it because i didn’t want to try watching it in my browser because my laptop is slow.
finally watching hannibal and all i can think is bad gaston jokes regarding antler-based decor choices.
An elegant meal for one, tonight.
Eva Green and Lena Headey making selfie
I want the lyrics of this song tattooed to my body
It’s not even summer. Why does the DJ keep playing Summertime Sadness?
ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)
Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)
p sure at this point my period can be considered a herald of the apocalypse.
Autostraddle, stop telling your readership to learn how to have sex by watching porn.