No guys, I need to stop and talk about something in this movie and how fucking revolutionary it was; something that I haven’t seen in a movie before or since.
This is a movie about a kid who leaves her birth family.
Not a kid who find that they have a secret lineage or something that allows them to find their ‘true family’ - this is a movie about a kid whose true birth family is made up of bad people. So she gets out. And that is played as the right thing to do. She isn’t punished for it or made to feel bad about ‘abandoning her family’. There isn’t an underlying ‘but they’re your family and you have to love them’ or ‘they’re your family and they love you even if they don’t show it well or do hurtful things’ message of the kind that I see OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER in media. Matilda gets out and lives happily ever after because of it.
We need a million more movies like this to counter the metric shit ton of movies that directly counter this message.
the revolutionary thing about this movie is that it was a revolutionary book.
Ukrainian activists swarmed central Kiev Wednesday, reclaiming the epicentre of anti-government protests after an overnight police raid that left dozens injured.
Thousands of demonstrators, some of them singing and dancing, crowded in and near Independence Square as police withdrew following clashes to clear barricades and tents from the area and a standoff at City Hall, seized by demonstrators 10 days ago. Thirty people sought medical aid by mid-morning, the Kiev government said in an e-mailed statement.
“After today’s development, the authorities lost the chance to speak to us in a civilized way,” opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, the world heavyweight boxing champion, said from a stage in the square. “I address all people of Kiev: please come here — only together can we defend our rights.” (Photo: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Government attacked again, at night, hoping for small amount of people and that everybody will be tired.
People arrived. At night, those who weren’t there, arrived, picking on their way those with no cars. And after some time people outnumbered armed forces. Attacked started around 1am, about 6am subway started working and even more people came.
See orange spots? That’s people wearing head protectors and bicycle helmets.
Please reblog just to spread the word.
Email your representative, bring this up, get this noticed, I’m sure there’s tons of people capable of getting some help out there.
It’s a demand for revolution and it should have been entirely peaceful. There were mistakes on both sides, but the amount of violence being used against a group of people who are trying to peacefully bring attention to their cause.
“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
The government has gotten out of hand and the only reason this country needs any help from anyone right now is because the people don’t have a voice…and the people need someone else to help represent them, because their own government won’t.
Please, if you follow me, just reblog this ONCE and ask your followers to do the same?
fucking love jim carrey
It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.
Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)
Talk about cognitive dissonance
This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct
collections that are raw as fuck ➝ suneet varma, the golden bracelet 2013
Self-care includes holding each other accountable because we are interconnected. Loving ourselves includes learning how not to harm each other. Loving ourselves includes disrupting violent patterns in our homes and community-building spaces.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, quoted by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in a transformative justice workshop at Hampshire earlier this year.
(talking to a demon he just summoned from hell) Ya know, I don't really believe that hell exists. I think it's just made up and imaginary.
and for the really talented