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Alluding Misnomer

"Old people say they love their children, but they send their children to war. Old people never fight in wars. But they always start them. If they really loved their children, old people would find a way to resolve their problems.”

17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.

Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women  (via albinwonderland)

“The best way to complain is to make things” - James Murphy
"Like the fantasy of being thin, the desire to be pretty is backed by a multi-billion dollar industry and untold numbers of daily encounters with people who’ve swallowed the social pressures whole and made them their own mission to prescribe. Girls who desire a piece of the pretty pie aren’t misguided, inherently frivolous or lacking in ambition. They want to do stuff; it’s just they’ve internalised the message that they must look good doing it for it to count for anything. And that is why the right to be ugly — the right to do and be without being gazed upon and always found wanting — is worth defending."

Spilt Milk - Panic Over Pretty

the right to do and be without being gazed upon and always found wanting is worth defending

the right to do and be without being gazed upon and always found wanting is worth defending

(via owlsandelephants)

reblogged because of relevance to my life forever

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I’m offended

‘It’s now very common to hear people say, “I’m rather offended by that”, as if that gives them certain rights. It’s no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase.  - Stephen Fry
"That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth."
Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried)
"I advise you to stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back, even if they’re your parents. Because, if you’re the kind of person who senses there’s something out there for you beyond whatever it is you’re expected to do - if you want to be EXTRA-ordinary - you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you’re not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be."
Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You (via larmoyante)
Dictionary Adventures: Plausible.
"In the 1960s and ’70s, the left began to recognize that internal political debate was being hampered by crippling “revolutionary” circumspectness — couching every “he” as a “he or she,” Referring to mankind as “humankind,” trying to be inclusive in every way to everyone. It was ridiculous — to the left — and so the phrase “political correctness” was coined to make fun of this awkward, stilted, revolution-speak language.
So, when someone would speak normally, and one of the forbidden language forms or pronouns was used, someone else — as a joke — would chime in with “that’s not P.C.”
It was a way for the Left to make fun of itself in a way that it needed to and deserved. Most importantly, it recognizes overtly that the trivia that dogmatists might criticize are unimportant. It was a joke that made a moderate, sensible point of critique within the Left.
The Right took hold of the term, using it to ridicule earnest attempts to make discourse more civil or policy more responsible, painting them with the same brush as the myopic, dogmatic revolution-speak it was originally intended to make light jest of.
It is now assumed by the general public that this notion of “politically correct” speech was a serious one, and that the left tried to impose it on others, and that it is an example of the Left overreaching in social areas. This is patent bullshit, and I am disgusted that nobody who wasn’t around at the time recognizes it. Using the term reinforces the success of this right-wing propaganda move, and I hate it.
I hate orchestrated right-wing propaganda moves."
I am Steve Albini, ask me anything : IAmA (via stryker)

Many filmmakers shelter and hold on to their screenplays as if they were imbued with a wholly unique life-force.  This only suffocates them.  Pitch you stories.  Share your unmade films.  Keep talking and don’t worry about someone stealing it.  There will be more.  
Do not covet your ideas.

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