Brenda Chapman, co-director and screenwriter of Pixar’s Brave, was not even invited to the Golden Globes, let alone allowed to accept the award alongside Mark Andrews. The movie was her concept in the first place.
How’s that “sexism is over” working for you?
"What you don’t necessarily realize when you start selling your time by the hour is that what you’re actually selling is your life."
"Discipline isn’t a dirty word. Far from it. Discipline is the one thing that separates us from chaos and anarchy. Discipline implies timing. It’s the precursor to good behavior, and it never comes from bad behavior. People who associate discipline with punishment are wrong: with discipline, punishment is unnecessary."
― Buck Brannaman, The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America’s Most Renowned Horsemen (via thatkindofwoman
You accepted my weird sleeping habits and liked falling asleep to the sound of typing. You didn’t mind if we went to the same Chinese place every other night for a month and then never went back. You always finished my coffee when I couldn’t drink any more and understood my depression better than anyone.
"I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war."
Care and Release
Over the last year, I’ve seen an ugly side of friendship and connections. It happens when I realized the limits to which someone is willing to be there (or can be there) for me. It may be unintentional and they may not mean me any harm….but it still hurts. I realized this when only one friend from my school actually called me first to see how I was doing after my separation from school. I was reminded of it after I pretended I could handle friends with benefits and was treated with less than love and respect. I was reminded of it when my parents couldn’t understand what I was going through. And again when a male friend kissed me but regretted it and made it clear he couldn’t get involved with me. We barely talk now. My most recent encounter with this was when I realized my ex was never going to truly let me go unless I pushed him away (even though he was doing more harm than good to me). I am so tired of trying to force relationships with people. When I say relationships I’m talking about a spiritual friendship. All I want is one person. I don’t need a group of friends. I just want to connect with one person.
I have learned the hard way that while, you can care about people, expecting the same level of love, care, honesty, and respect in return makes you a fool. I’m sure life would be a lot easier if I expected absolutely nothing from people. Not kindness, not cruelty. I’m better off judging them based on their actions (not words). I don’t believe people anymore. They try. But they have limits. They ask, “What’s wrong?” but want an answer that relates to school or work and that lasts under a minute.
So I’m going to adopt the practice of “care and release”. Care about someone. Admit I care. Don’t expect anything from them. And release them of any burden I may place upon them to reciprocate or prove me wrong. Yes, I’m distancing myself. But only because I can’t afford to be hurt so much again. I’m tired of my love being taken for granted. I risk too much by showing them how much I love them. I risk too much by being completely vulnerable.
From now on, I’ll extend my hand and protect my heart.
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This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
All of this. I dont support this culture at all.
"We’ll try again and we’ll fail again because that’s what progress looks like. Progress looks like a bunch of failures. And you’re going to have feelings about that because it’s sad, but you cannot fall apart. And then one day, we will succeed and save a person’s life and we will walk on the moon."
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York Times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an ‘icon of peaceful resistance.” News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist—all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
BOOM! And we knew this was coming. It’s everywhere. Media outlets. Individual conversations with Whites. Even some people of colour have bought into the lies because we are not taught the truth in schools because the media, U.S. Gov and education industrial complex work together to sanitize, erase, be ahistorical and manipulate through revisionism. NO!