1. 22:34 26th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from wolfcola

    Nicki Minaj is not a woman who easily slides into the roles assigned to women in her industry or elsewhere. She’s not polished, she’s not concerned with her reputation, and she’s certainly not fighting for equality among mainstream second-wave feminists. She’s something else, and she’s something equally worth giving credence to: a boundary-breaker, a nasty bitch, a self-proclaimed queen, a self-determined and self-made artist. She’s one of the boys, and she does it with the intent to subvert what it means. She sings about sexy women, about fucking around with different men. She raps about racing ahead in the game, imagines up her own strings of accolades, and rolls with a rap family notorious for dirty rhymes, foul mouths, and disregard for authority and hegemony.

    While Beyoncé has expanded feminist discourse by reveling in her role as a mother and wife while also fighting for women’s rights, Minaj has been showing her teeth in her climb to the top of a male-dominated genre. Both, in the process, have expanded our society’s idea of what an empowered women looks like — but Minaj’s feminist credentials still frequently come under fire. To me, it seems like a clear-cut case of respectability politics and mainstreaming of the feminist movement: while feminist writers raved over Beyoncé’s latest album and the undertones of sexuality and empowerment that came with it, many have questioned Minaj’s decisions over the years to subvert beauty norms using her own body, graphically talk dirty in her work, and occasionally declare herself dominant in discourse about other women. (All of these areas of concern, however, didn’t seem to come into play when Queen Bey did the same.)

     
  2. 18:49

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    vinebox:

    Our generation as doctors

     
  3. 18:31

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    I’m appreciative that young men [like the ones who created the “anti-rape” nail polish] want to curb sexual assault, but anything that puts the onus on women to “discreetly” keep from being raped misses the point. We should be trying to stop rape, not just individually avoid it.

    If it were truly that simple, previous iterations of this same concept would have worked. Remember “anti-rape underwear”? Or the truly terrifying “Rapex” – a female condom that would insert tiny hooks into an assailant’s penis? You can’t really expect women to wear modern chastity belts or a real-life vagina dentata in order to be safe. That’s not trying to stop rape - it’s essentially arguing that some people getting raped is inevitable.

    Even if a woman were to wear special nail polish or anti-rape underwear, or if she listens to common – but misplaced – advice about not getting drunk and always walking home in a group, all she’s supposedly ensuring is that she won’t be attacked. (And even then it’s not real security, because women who do all the “right” things get raped too) What about the girl at the same party who decided to have a few drinks that night? “So long as it isn’t me” isn’t an effective strategy to end rape.

     
  4. 22:18 25th Aug 2014

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    magnacarterholygrail:

    the passion of aubrey

    (Source: agirlwholovesbusestoo)

     
  5. 22:16

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    astrolocherry:

    pisces are a big package of feelings wrapped up in a purple bow. they experience intense joy in the sanctuary of a loving environment and complete agony around human distress. pisceans are brilliant at turning their swinging emotions into incredible watercolour artwork, poetry and music

     
  6. 21:25

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    CASHMERE CAT? WOW

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  7. 21:19

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  8. 21:17

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    xtjna:

    beyonce is like my fake big sister bc ive grown up watching her like i really do feel so connected

     
  9. 21:15

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    catdad:

    Who wore it best?

    Lena Dunham or pink mashed potatoes?

     
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    image: Download

    beyoncefashionstyle:

Beyoncé performing at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

    beyoncefashionstyle:

    Beyoncé performing at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

     
  12. 20:41

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blue ivy carter dances to ***flawless

    blue ivy carter dances to ***flawless