Here are some awesome and empowering quotes from several very strong female celebrities.
And Kristen Stewart.
No, you know what? Fuck you.
Let me tell you about Kristen Stewart.
Let’s talk about how she’s the centerpiece of one of the most inexplicably popular misogynistic pieces of film shit and somehow gets blamed for it sucking, despite the fact that, hey, the books were actually worse. For those who were lucky enough to escape reading the actual books, her apparent lack of emotion is 100% accurate to Bella’s character, because Bella is in fact not a character but a blank white wall for fourteen-year-old girls to project themselves onto. Robert Pattinson is not the only one in the cast who hates Twilight, thank you.
Let’s talk about how she got crucified in the media for having an affair with a married man, when that man was her director. And let’s remember that she was called all manner of things for “ruining her relationship with RPattz” when she wasn’t even engaged to the dude, let alone married with kids. But oh no, she gets called a slut because she’s Kristen Stewart, she gets her career fucked because she’s Kristen Stewart, and the dude gets off scott free.
Let’s talk about how she is incredibly shy and anxious (rather, incidentally, like Chris Evans) but does film anyway, because she’s just that awesome.
Fuck your noise. She’s not the best actor in the world but she sure as hell doesn’t deserve that kind of shit.
I actually felt like Kirsten’s comment spoke to me more than the others. Yes, voting and being strong and making something of ourselves as women, hoorah, all that jazz is important.
But Kirsten’s comment, it’s okay to not be okay, says it’s okay to crack too. It’s okay to be yourself and have a flaw or five so long as that’s true to yourself. So many people think feminism is about being strong, it’s about being human. Women are just as fallible as men are. You don’t have to wear pants to be a great leader and you don’t have to disapprove of crying or sex to be a good role model. It’s okay to be you.
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Stephen Fry, the closest thing there is to a deity in my life.
i wish more people would understand this.
he’s an atheist, which is weird because i often think he may be a god.
I’m glad someone else has said this. Someone people listen to.
will always reblog
I should clarify that I don’t think ALL Christians are actively oppressing anybody at the moment. Some Christians do oppress people, sure. However I have heard Christians play the victim of oppression card and I just laugh and laugh and laugh,.
Depression Part 2 by Hyperbole and a Half is the most important thing you’ll read all day.
I know everyone and their mother has probably reposted this link already but, please please please read this. It’s really the most accurate and straightforward description of depression I’ve ever read
Especially the part with the dead fish
A lot of people who don’t really understand depression reduce it to simply just “being sad a lot”, when it’s actually much more than that. If I could try and boil it a single phrase it’d be more like “long periods of intense apathy punctuated by feelings of helplessness”. It’s not about just feeling sad, it’s more or less about not… really feeling anything. All while still trying to deal with going about day-to-day life and holding tight to whatever sort of distractions you can manage to care about enough to find, just to keep yourself from thinking about it too much.
I think if I ever met J.K. Rowling I may not be able to utter a single word. She is the reason that I love to read so much and I will never forget that. There might come a time where I read a particular series and it might outshine Harry Potter in many aspects, but Harry Potter will always be one of my favorites, if not the best book I have ever read. I owe so much to this women and I am not afraid to say it.
Have you lost something?
Oh my god! Someone drew them.
I can’t. Oh my god. :3
Former RNC Chair Michael Steele on Obama’s Inauguration
Michael Steele, 54, Former Chairman of the Republican Party
“Today we set aside the fight.
We salute the President and celebrate a nation that for 230-plus years has continued to transition to something bigger – and something better. I didn’t vote for the President, but on Inauguration Day, he’s my President, too.
The Inauguration matters because it’s a public manifestation and continuation of the transformation of government. The People are the ultimate witness of that… it’s a calming period. I see two categories for the President’s priorities.
The first is policies that define us as Americans – immigration, marriage. Acting on those issues in the second term will, I think, define us as people. It’s how we treat others and how we treat ourselves – those who come here, and those who are identified as Americans.
The second, I think, is how we see others: What becomes our role in the world, and our responsibility as a leader nation? Not just a superpower – everybody has big guns and bullets, too – but how do we lead at a time when a lot of people just want to fight? I think that can be very definitional for a second term.
My advice to people in politics is very easy:
Keep your focus off of Washington, and on the country.
That is the advice I’ve learned over the years as a native Washingtonian; people come here and get consumed by this town when they lose sight of home. For all those fresh faces coming to work for those newbies on The Hill – don’t lose sight of home. The moment you do – that’s the moment you are no longer relevant to changing the course of this country – it’s the moment you instead become an obstacle.
[My inauguration uniform is] probably something traditional Washington – dark blue suit, white shirt and a red tie.”
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