86 years ago today (1927) Gutzon Borglum began defacing the sacred BlackHills with Mt. Rushmore.
Everyone must remember that “Mt. Rushmore” (the Black Hills) does not legally belong to the federal government, and especially not to South Dakota. It was acknowledged as belonging to the sovereign Lakota Nation in the Sioux Treaty of 1868. The federal government STOLE the Hills from the Lakota, breaking the law they wrote with their own hands! The US is a repeat criminal but no one holds them accountable!
never fucking forget.
i am really against the idea of “objective” film criticism. i feel like only white male bourgeois critics are fully capable of that. after all, it is easy to detach yourself from something that doesn’t affect or personally concern you at all.
they can’t comprehend what possibly could be wrong with a white director portraying third-world living conditions in the Philippines in the film Metro Manila or re-enacting traumatic scenes of a national tragedy of the Indonesians in The Act of Killing and why it is necessary to question that. they can’t understand that it is hard not to be frustrated, emotional, enraged, or anything but objective when the film tackles issues and events that personally have directly or indirectly affected our lives through years of oppression, colonialism, globalization, dictatorships and/or imperialism. they can’t see why we could possibly be offended by Mickey Rooney’s yellowface in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or the use of white actors to portray people of color and why we need to discuss issues of representation, historical accuracy, and portrayals of truth concerning peoples and significant events and contexts when it concerns films they highly regard.
Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)
This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct
IM SCREAMING WITH LAUGHTER THESE GIRLS ARE MY HEROES
SHOTS FUCKING FIRED
For anyone not familiar with how modern country sounds, these girls are calling out ACTUAL songs like making blatant references to ACTUAL lyrics from other songs on the radio.
And its fucking FLAWLESS OH MY G_D THIS IS AMAZING.
One of the reasons I stopped listening to country was, when I was a kid, the radio was full of songs by women and songs that talked about women like they were actual people.
Now so many of the songs dont give women a personality, just describe things about them like their legs, their lips, how they look in your truck. Its just SO much objectification.
My sister just showed me this and its ADSFHASDFKLLKFH she even said she heard it on the radio im so happy
"I aint your tan legged juliet" IM SCREECHING
I might be in love please send help
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honestly, this is so important though. at 18, i had been depressed for so long that i was afraid of what would happen if it were to get treatment. “if this part of me goes away, who am i? will i still be the same me?” i was legitimately afraid of getting help for myself. your depression may shape you, but it doesn’t define you.
THIS IS SO FUCKING VALIDATING I CAN’T EVEN.
GETTING HELP DOES NOT MEAN LOSING CREATIVITY.
Let me repeat that, in case you weren’t clear: getting help - therapy, medication, self-care - does NOT mean losing creativity. I know too many fabulous creative people who lose themselves and their art to this nonsense.