I almost forgot my briefcase!
it contains important lab results
Fox spent much of its VMA coverage questioning Beyonce’s ability to promote feminism while being "extremely sexual."
Megyn Kelly labeled Beyonce’s message and lyrics as “skanky,” while a FoxNews.com article claimed the singer “seemed to ensure her behind was the focus on each song, all the while educating young viewers about feminism.”
On The Five, Fox hosts suggested “she’s auditioning for a future husband,” and Greg Gutfeld announced that ”the greatest thing about pop culture is convincing women that acting like strippers is empowering.”
What Fox failed to recognize is that expressing sexuality does not automatically remove a woman’s right to discuss equality. Instead, the network righteously slut-shamed Beyonce and used her performance as basis to attack feminism as a whole. In reality, such policing of women’s sexuality has harmed progress toward equality. The very same mindset has been used to dismiss women’s need to access contraception, and blame rape survivors for their own assaults.
If anyone is going to be shamed, it should be Fox and its irresponsible coverage of women’s issues.
After watching the YouTube footage I SO want to go to a HGatPS concert.
Hank, your life is weird.
— Benedict Cumberbatch, talking about his boarding school education. (via capngeech)
“Such a beautiful place, to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter.”
kayctw said: Resident narrative theorist John Green has always said authors don't have any privileges over readers in terms of defining what happens after a book ends. Anyone can decide what happens, and Jo giving family trees and interviews is just another non-special version of what might have happened; it is not canon. What have you thought about this belief and do you think it matters that Jo's now written something down? Are written works more canonical than non-written ones?
I think what happened inside the Harry Potter books - the seven of the narrative, FB, and QTTA - is canon without argument, and I *personally* believe what she writes after it is canon, but I *also* believe there is nothing wrong with imagining different endings and scenarios and such within canon. Every reading of every book comes with so much completion from the reader that it’s a bit odd to imagine that there aren’t built-in differences in how person A and person B thinks things went down. And if you want to reject parts of canon for purposes of your own creativity and imagination, there’s nothing inherently wrong with that. It’s your brain. Do what you want to do with it.
That goes for Jo too. She has every right in this world to publish and publish and publish ancillary pieces about the Harry Potter world. It hacks me off when people say she shouldn’t. What skin is it off your nose? Believe in that new info, or don’t. It’s a bit facile to imagine a narrative must begin and end with covers.
It’s your brain. Do what you want with it.
m-t-s said: Is it ever considered too late to join a fandom (e.g. hp of course)?
Whoever says it is isn’t made of anything resembling awesome.
- “We’re all just made of molecules, and we’re hurling through space right now. Thank you.”—
—Sarah Silverman at the 66th Emmy Awards
- “One uncle of mine said, ‘I came to America after World War II and I hitchhiked.’ And Robin said, ‘I waited till there was a 747 and a kosher meal.’”