Fannish insanity and social justice rage, all in one helpful place! eleanor_lavish on LJ and AO3, if you're wondering why all this seems eerily familiar...

 

ladymarvels:

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."

- Oprah Winfrey

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freaoscanlin:

hsavinien:

fuckyeahmelancholy:

mondoshawan555:

Mercenaries (2014)

A diplomatic official is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women’s prison for a daring rescue.

Starring Kristanna Loken, Brigitte Nielsen, Vivica A. Fox, Cynthia Rothrock, Zoë Bell and Nicole Bilderback.

Everyone I know is going to watch this movie and hate themselves for it.

Oh yes please.

Sold.

But what all these issues, no matter how gigantically separated an Esquire puff piece and a Tennessee mother’s jailing for meth may seem, reflect back at us: How, in this country, every barometer by which female worth is measured—from the superficial to the life-altering, the appreciative to the punitive—has long been calibrated to “dude,” whether or not those measurements are actually being taken by dudes. Men still run, or at bare minimum have shaped and codified the attitudes of, the churches, the courts, the universities, the police departments, the corporations that so freely determine women’s worth. As Beyoncé observed last year, “Money gives men power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”

It is ridiculous, and I wish we could all tell them how little it matters what they think. Except that of course most women, those who bear the brunt of these assessments, aren’t Beyoncé or Amy Poehler—who, not coincidentally, was on Junod’s list of newly un-tragic 42-year-olds. Instead, they are women who may not be able to pay for Pilates, let alone for day care or contraceptives, who may need but not be able to afford drug treatment, who Esquire would likely still rate as not-hot or more likely not rate at all, but whose fates nonetheless rest in the hands of empowered committees on the general value and status of womanhood in America.

I wish it were different. I wish that every woman whose actions and worth are parsed and restricted, congratulated and condemned in this country might just once get to wheel around—on the committee that doesn’t believe their medically corroborated story of assault, or on the protesters who tell them that termination is a sin they will regret, or on the boss who tells them he doesn’t believe in their sexual choices, or on the mid-fifties man who congratulates them, or himself, on finding them appealing deep into their dotage—and go black in the eyes and say, “I don’t fucking care if you like it.”

ktempest:

Models have to have dead face when they walk the runway. Gina Torres is smiling like she is the most bestest ever in that dress (and she is)

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ciaraobreen:

30 movies and miniseries about women loving women that have happy endings, from this list by sapphostication

when night is falling (1995), show me love (1998), better than chocolate (1999), the secret diaries of miss anne lister (2010), fire (1996), bound (1996), bye bye blondie (2011), d.e.b.s. (2004), room in rome (2010), gray matters (2006), puccini for beginners (2006), the incredibly true adventure of two girls in love (1995), the four faced liar (2010), desert hearts (1985), spider lilies (2007)

concussion (2013), imagine me & you (2005), nina’s heavenly delights (2006), yes or no (2012), itty bitty titty committee (2007), but i’m a cheerleader (1999), saving face (2004), elena undone (2010), if these walls could talk 2 (2000), love my life (2006), tipping the velvet (2002), girl play (2004), fingersmith (2005), kiss me (2011), i can’t think straight (2008)

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