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Cate Blanchett’s acceptance speech may have read feminist, and her wording was beautiful, except her thanking of Woody Allen (whose adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has come out publicly about her abuse at the hand of her proto-father) and intentional framing of him as a feminist film maker, that everyone seems so fast to ignore in congratulating her for ‘calling out the Academy.’
Blue Jasmine saw no other nominations or awards for a reason, and her acting deserved all it won, but Cate Blanchett chose to reinforce an industry that values male filmmakers and celebrities like Woody Allen over the children and young women they abuse and violate. That doesn’t sound very feminist to me. 

This. Seriously.

queeringcomics:

Cate Blanchett’s acceptance speech may have read feminist, and her wording was beautiful, except her thanking of Woody Allen (whose adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has come out publicly about her abuse at the hand of her proto-father) and intentional framing of him as a feminist film maker, that everyone seems so fast to ignore in congratulating her for ‘calling out the Academy.’

Blue Jasmine saw no other nominations or awards for a reason, and her acting deserved all it won, but Cate Blanchett chose to reinforce an industry that values male filmmakers and celebrities like Woody Allen over the children and young women they abuse and violate. That doesn’t sound very feminist to me. 

This. Seriously.

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Thank you, to the Academy, for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own.

Steve McQueen, you charge everything you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position. This has been the joy of my life [weeps and audience applauds]. I’m certain that the dead are standing about you, watching and they are grateful. And so am I.

Chiwetel, thank you for your fearlessness and how deeply you went into telling Solomon’s story. Michael Fassbender, thank you. You were my rock. Alfre [Woodard] and Sarah [Paulson], it was a thrill to work with you. Joel Walker, the invisible performer in the editing room. Sean Bobbitt, Kalaadevi, Adruitha, Patty Norris, thank you, thank you, thank you — I could not be here without your work.

I want to thank my family for your training [laughs] and the Yale School of Drama as well, for your training. My friends the Wilsons, this one’s for you. My brother Junior sitting by my side, thank you so much. You’re my best friend.

When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.

—   Lupita Nyong’o’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for her gripping peformance in 12 Years A Slave (via thechanelmuse)

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dualchainz:

THIS DOG

Such polite barks

he gets up all excited the last time like YEAH I’M GONNA SPEAK YEAH WATCH THIS

"…….wuf"

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samrily said: i can't remember if i thanked you or not for the link. but thank you so much!

You did thank me! But I’ve been out all day and didn’t reply :( I hope it was useful! I like that website.

Well, it’s been fun…

But I’ve just realized that there’s at least one person I know irl that follows this blog. I have been trying to be more open online about what I really do and think, but I don’t think I’m at the stage yet where I want the people I know in my daily life to know me at this level of honesty. I hope that makes sense.

I’m going to make a new blog unrelated to my current email address and probably will fill it with puppies and… Well, it will probably will mostly be puppies with other stuff thrown in.

There are several of you whom I’d love to have there, though. Please feel free to message me if you want to know the name of the new blog.

With lots of love and best wishes.

ama-ar-gi:

The raven is sometimes known as “the wolf-bird.” Ravens, like many other animals, scavenge at wolf kills, but there’s more to it than that.

 Both wolves and ravens have the ability to form social attachments and they seem to have evolved over many years to form these attachments with each other, to both species’ benefit.

There are a couple of theories as to why wolves and ravens end up at the same carcasses. One is that because ravens can fly, they are better at finding carcasses than wolves are. But they can’t get to the food once they get there, because they can’t open up the carcass. So they’ll make a lot of noise, and then wolves will come and use their sharp teeth and strong jaws to make the food accessible not just to themselves, but also to the ravens.

Ravens have also been observed circling a sick elk or moose and calling out, possibly alerting wolves to an easy kill. The other theory is that ravens respond to the howls of wolves preparing to hunt (and, for that matter, to human hunters shooting guns). They find out where the wolves are going and following. Both theories may be correct.

Wolves and ravens also play. A raven will sneak up behind a wolf and yank its tail and the wolf will play back. Ravens sometimes respond to wolf howls with calls of their own, resulting in a concert of howls and calls. 

Sources: Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich, The American Crow and the Common Raven, Lawrence Kilham 

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pensamientasdesordenadas:

Loteria contra la violencia hacia las mujeres.

Por Karenina, Sofia y Dahlia. 

Wow, thank you for making these. I loooovveee them!

Sickass. Woow these are so dope

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“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”

—   Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via feelingsareboring)

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lodgewitch:

Illustrations by Casey Robin

These are just lovely!!

gardenofthequeen - saw these and thought of you immediately!!!

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So I have puppy fever…

The Pupster is gaining in leaps and bounds now that he’s 9 months old. although he is stubborn he is very smart and teaching him tricks is a genuine pleasure. It’s also incredibly nice to walk outside with a dog that doesn’t pull and as much as he is interested in the world outside thinks I’m the greatest thing in it so no matter what he’s always under my control. I’ve heard that the leash should just be an afterthought, not the main way to communicate with your dog while on a walk, and I finally understand what they mean. 

Ojiverde and I decided that we would not get another dog until Jax was perfectly trained and completely bonded to us. Although there is still a ways to go, we are starting to get to such a good place that I don’t know anymore. I want a second puppy!

And I want it to be a German Shepherd.