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  1. 
Unlike the white artists that surround themselves with black friends (in music videos, at least) and markers of black culture to prove they’re cool and a little bit dangerous, Taylor does the opposite. She surrounds herself with hip hop and breakdancing, but the point is to reject those things with a self-deprecating attitude. When we see Taylor goofily failing to twerk, she seems to be saying, “haha I’m such a white girl, this is so embarrassing,” which is actually code for “haha I fail at being sexual or dirty or threatening, I’m just innocent and endearing.”
Yet Taylor manages to act both innocent and sexy, particularly when she sings about “the fella over there with the hella good hair” who should “come on over, baby, we could shake, shake, shake.” Embodying both sides of the coin is a feat rarely achieved, though if anyone could do it, it would definitely be a white woman. But it’s only one of Taylor’s several balancing acts with in the video—like how she’s bad at ballet because she shakes her hips too much, but she’s bad at twerking because she doesn’t shake her hips enough. Like how she uses hip hop elements and the presence of people of color to prove her newfound edginess while also reassuring (white) America that she’s still sweet as apple pie.
-Celeste Montaño, Taylor Swift can’t shake off white privilege

    Unlike the white artists that surround themselves with black friends (in music videos, at least) and markers of black culture to prove they’re cool and a little bit dangerous, Taylor does the opposite. She surrounds herself with hip hop and breakdancing, but the point is to reject those things with a self-deprecating attitude. When we see Taylor goofily failing to twerk, she seems to be saying, “haha I’m such a white girl, this is so embarrassing,” which is actually code for “haha I fail at being sexual or dirty or threatening, I’m just innocent and endearing.”

    Yet Taylor manages to act both innocent and sexy, particularly when she sings about “the fella over there with the hella good hair” who should “come on over, baby, we could shake, shake, shake.” Embodying both sides of the coin is a feat rarely achieved, though if anyone could do it, it would definitely be a white woman. But it’s only one of Taylor’s several balancing acts with in the video—like how she’s bad at ballet because she shakes her hips too much, but she’s bad at twerking because she doesn’t shake her hips enough. Like how she uses hip hop elements and the presence of people of color to prove her newfound edginess while also reassuring (white) America that she’s still sweet as apple pie.

    -Celeste Montaño, Taylor Swift can’t shake off white privilege

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    Aug

  3. Source: erikawithac
    29

    Aug

  4. mulders:

    all the white men you love will disappoint you

    Mhmmm

  5. Source: musiclily
    29

    Aug

  6. So…

    whitepeoplesaidwhat:

    be-blackstar:

    mysharona1987:

    First the cops said Mike Brown stole candy from a store. Then the store denied any such thing happened. Then the cops claimed Brown was trying to wrestle the gun from the cop in the car…despite the fact all the witnesses claim he was several feet away from the car and never near it.

    IMO, by the time the Ferguson cops are done, they’ll have claimed Brown also shot Lincoln, JFK, Biggie and Tupac.image

    Please stay woke, people

  7. Source: no-rhythm
    29

    Aug

  8. sexy-fruit:

THIS

    sexy-fruit:

    THIS

  9. Source: no-rhythm
    29

    Aug

  10. nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

    nowyoukno:

    Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

  11. Source: nowyoukno
    28

    Aug

  12. Source: plarogee
    28

    Aug

  13. Source: plarogee
    28

    Aug

  14. micdotcom:

    Amy Poehler just schooled Neal Brennan on what it’s like to be a woman with one sentence 

    Oh, Amy. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. 

    For one, she can make a feminist argument zing like a “Weekend Update” punchline, a skill she demonstrated as a recent guest on The Approval Matrix, the Sundance Network’s new panel show. During her interview, Poehler was asked about modern men and the difficult challenges men face.

    Poehler has never been shy about women’s issues | Follow micdotcom

  15. Source: micdotcom
    28

    Aug

  16. "I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.

    "We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”

    Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?

    "I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.

    "
    — Rogert Ebert, on Hayao Miyazaki (via skeletales)

    (Source: improv-is-easy)

  17. Source: no-rhythm
    27

    Aug

  18. roboboners:

    jayda95:

    all-because-we-fell-in-love:

    floozys:

    vagina’s are able to stretch wide enough to give birth to a fucking baby and then return to it’s original size but of course being penetrated by that grass blade you call a penis is what’s going to make it “loose”

    Uhh. The baby doesnt come out of where the penis goes in…

    stay in school y’all

    i hate to be the bearer of bad news but the vagina and the vagina are, in fact, the same thing

  19. Source: no-rhythm
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    Aug

  20. thepeoplesrecord:

"I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny." - Happy birthday, M.I.A.!

    thepeoplesrecord:

    "I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny." - Happy birthday, M.I.A.!

  21. 27

    Aug

  22. http://dailymurf.tumblr.com/post/95938613659/skeptikhaleesi-abusers-can-do-nice-things-for »

    skeptikhaleesi:

    • Abusers can do nice things for people they are not abusing.
    • Abusers can do nice things for people that they are abusing.
    • Abusers can otherwise seem like nice, caring, supportive people when they are not actively abusing someone.
    • It does not mean they’re not…
  23. Source: dailymurf
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    Aug

  24. sourwolve:

youtuber gets angry that girls like music 

    sourwolve:

    youtuber gets angry that girls like music 

  25. Source: karlsparxxx
    27

    Aug

  26. overlypolitebisexual:

    idk why everyone says “when pigs fly” when police helicopters are a thing that exist

  27. Source: karlsparxxx
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