Sebastian Stan at Jane Eyre New York Premiere 3/9/2011
"What do you think stories are for? These stories, the classics… there’s a reason we all know them. They’re a way for us to deal with our world - a world that doesn’t always make sense."
here’s the thing. i’m someone who generally, liberally gives the benefit of the doubt, and i certainly won’t be making any definitive judgments about dragon age 3 based on cryptic interviews given about certain game mechanics months before the game’s actual release. if the plan for inquisition is to have romances that are straight only, gay only, bisexual only, an even mix of both… well, that system has its merits and it has its drawbacks, and i can’t possibly know until i’ve seen that implemented in-game what those are.
but the concern i have is real—because when it comes to the possibility that harmful stereotypes about what should constitute gay, straight, or bisexual characteristics will be reinforced… like, i mean, who’s to say what ‘makes’ someone gay or straight or bisexual? what stigmas are going to be attached to these characters—subconsciously or consciously—based on present-day stereotypes? will the straight romances be given more weight and content than the others?
obviously we have NO IDEA what the answers to these questions are going to be yet. i just feel like, for a video game that’s about exploring player-generated content and experiencing complex, multi-directional gameplay, and also for a video game that has like dragons and talking trees and magical sex taint babies, implementing restrictions based on what’s ‘realistic’ is a tricky thing.
a collection of Chris Evans’s laughter to make you laugh in less than 5 seconds
If you haven’t taken the ‘Which Citizen of Night Vale are You?’ test then you’re missing out.
When history did not cooperate, history was changed.
"How lonely is the night without the howl of a wolf."
Orange is the New Black cast for Entertainment Weekly (May 2, 2014)
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!