I’ve got mixed feelings about making fun of Lorde, y’know?
Because there are legitimate criticisms to be had of her songs/messages (like this), and there are ‘white people have no rhythm’ jokes, which are totally harmless.
But there are a lot of white folks making fun of her appearance (which is weird because, like, have you seen you?). A lot of men, especially. Most of these people are older than her. She’s seventeen. If you’re not coming from a place of mocking the euro-centric beauty standards she embodies (which the white people mocking her definitely aren’t), then you’re coming from a place of misogyny- “She’s not pretty (and women are required to be pretty)”
And most of the jokes center around the way she moves, uses facial expressions, and emotes. And let me tell you something: If you look at Lorde and see ‘odd’ movement, that is because you are trained to only accept allistic physical mannerisms. The way Lorde rocks and contorts her body, struggles to find the ‘right’ facial expressions, and physically interacts with other people are all autistic/neurodivergent traits. I’m not saying Lorde is autistic, because I have no clue if she is or not, but I’m saying that she moves like a lot of us move, and to make fun of her for that is to say that only allistic movement/physical carriage is acceptable.
tl;dr: If you’re making fun of Lorde, you should really think about what place you’re coming from, because a lot of the time it’s either misogyny or ableism
flies to 3 different countries in 3 mins
- strax sees clara as a boy, and usually identifies people by a wrong gender
- strax sees “young men” doing sports in clara’s subconscious
- you cannot convince me that clara oswald is straight thank u bye
- "I have never had the slightest interest in pretty young men"
who writes these lines?? who is the smartass fucker that writes these?? it makes me sick
“When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.”
—Nicki Minaj (via dannydevitosfoot)
Short film about a little black girl who dreams of being a dancer
omfg I’m just sobbing
but like omg
she fixes her turnout in the beginning
and then I was just like “oh god it’s going to be about how expensive and white ballet is”
but then I was like
BEST MOMMY EVER
but also PS: this exists and it’s super cool: http://www.dancemagazine.com/issues/October-2008/Deaf-Dancers-Speak
BBC: Biased Broadcasting & Censorship.