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blackwhitespanishgirl:

theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).
In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.
In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.
In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.
So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.
I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.
Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.


Wow
adriennemichelson:

monstersinmybathtub:

And sometimes 5 times a day.

that is so cute, I want now

When I learn that an actor I really like is actually really shy when he’s by himself in front of a lot of people, it’s really inspiring to me. I’ve always seen actors as these socially fearless people who bask in the attention. But when there’s one I really like who shows that even a beautiful, talented actor can be stressed and nervous on stage, it makes me feel like I can get past some of my anxieties. If he can deal with it and the world not end, then so can I. Idk, I guess it just means something to me since I’ve always been one who enjoys standing out and has a knack for creative things that would put me in the limelight, but I’ve been shy and nervous around people all my life and sometimes I beat myself up over my hesitation in social situations.
So thanks for being a totally cool dude who I can relate to in some way.

millisecondanalysis:

cute—can—kill:

Fancy and mystical kitties~ ! They will be available soon on http://cutecankill.storenvy.com ♡♡♡
madhatterspet:

theprogrocker:

catastrophiccastiel:

assbutt-son-of-a-bitch:

catastrophiccastiel:

I love this picture. And it isn’t just because they’re hugging. It’s because you can see how much Misha is trying to comfort him. Anybody that knows what happened at (JIBCON)knows how bad of a day Jensen was having. Misha literally came to the rescue when he realized his friend best friend was having trouble on stage. This really proves how close these two are, there’s no doubt that they love each other. It warms my heart to know how much they care. Misha knows how shy Jensen can be and he helped him. HE MADE SURE JENSEN WAS OKAY.
These two are amazing. I have nothing but respect and love for them both.

What happen to Jensen at jibcon? And wow those truly bluest blue eyes💙

Alright guys. I’ve been getting a lot of questions like this one^^ so here’s what happened:
Okay, so it started with Jensen answering a question about Castiel & Dean’s relationship:

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He basically explains that Destiel isn’t the Destiel we all hope for. That it’s more of a brotherly/family thing.
Jensen always gets awkward when it comes to questions about Destiel, period. So when he said this a lot of fans got angry because of reasons (of course) lol. 
His convention went on and things started to get more and more awkward. Whether it be from the Destiel question alone or not.
But throughout his panel, which was only supposed to be him, he had to do stuff that he didn’t really want to. Like the sorting hat, reading the script, etc. You can tell how awkward he is on stage and at one point he almost refuses to do it:

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Jensen does try hard to go with the flow and open the boxes and have fun for the fans, but it’s obvious how hard it is for him. Overall, he was just having a bad day. The people running the convention, or Misha himself, noticed how rough Jensen was acting on stage and runs out to help him.

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THIS WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE JENSEN’S PANEL.
So when Misha steps out suddenly, Jensen relaxes a bit and agrees to open the boxes. Misha helps him with the panel and releases the stress Jensen was having.That’s why Misha comes out and gives him a kiss on the cheek. Basically realizing that his friend was having a rough time, letting Jensen know what he’s there for him.
Another thing I would like to mention:
My friend went to JIBCON 2014 and had the chance to meet Jensen Ackles. It was near the end of the day and she was able to get his autograph. While he was signing it she told me that he seemed kind of upset. So she simply asked if he was okay. She told me that he looked up at her and smiled and said, “Yeah, it’s a good thing Misha helped me out, huh?” That’s when my friend looked back at the JIBCON videos and realized how rude some of the fans were being.
I didn’t realize this post would give me a lot of anon hate with people believing that I made this up? Or that I’m imagining things? Maybe I am? But with the video proof and what Jensen said to my friend, I don’t think I’m imagining their friendship being anything less than amazing. All I said originally was that their relationship is GOLDEN and UNBELIEVABLE.
So please guys, stop sending me hate.
I hope this helps, and be sure to check out the videos I linked :)

Poor baby. I feel for him.
And Misha? What a wonderful friend, really.

What the fuck?  Watching the videos of Jensen alone he looks so stressed and uncomfortable and I’m really confused about what the hell was going on in that panel?  Why was there a Sorting Hat?  And the script of whatever,  I’m just so confused and sad for him because it looked like he was genuinely not having a good time.

For real though, he was SO uncomfortable and it was SO obvious, so why would they do that to him? I think he handled it really well though for how stressed he was, and thank goodness for Misha.

shingekinokyojinheaven:

dragon-in-a-fez:

shingekinokyojinheaven:

i told my mom that god has killed babies in the bible and she didn’t believe me so i searched it up and to my surprise

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wait

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what

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there’s a list???

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JESUS FUCKING CHRIST

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in conclusion god is an asshole

for comparison:

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okay well I mean ten murders is still bad though so

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damn.

god gambles with your souls pass it on

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luxwing:

you ever get in those moods where a family member just opens their mouth and youre like

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