theme

And what if I wave
my wand and nothing happens?

entering-loser-ville:

godshideouscreation:

thisisnicolai:

"Fuck yo ambitions"

this is honestly the best post and so like dogs its not even funny

One time my mom dropped 20 dollars and my dog ate it


sofapizza:

theclearlydope:[via]

We need to work on that poker face.

sofapizza:

theclearlydope:[via]

We need to work on that poker face.


lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 


dauntlesshadowhunterravenclaw:

TACO NEEDS TO KEEP HIS LITTLE MOUTH SHUT 


rebelliousmom:

manhatingfeminist:

More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women

real talk


contraception:

a support group for people who started saying YAAAAAAS ironically and now can’t stop


joetrohman:

pete wentz probably regrets a lot of things but i dont think he regrets the gabey baby tattoo at all



ernoji:

tru friends ignore each other’s acne


imaginethedarkerside:

dunflower:

you know someone is having a rough day when their favorite song plays and they don’t sing along

No one will understand how much this just broke my heart.


" It’s funny how artistic we become when our hearts are broken."
Hotel Books, I Always Thought I Would Be Okay (via porodise)


amerlcanscareparel:

u call me dumb?? i have straight A

u call me lame??? i am cool ass heck B)

u call me gay????? well


music-geek-fandom-freak:

durnesque-esque:

0601254:

haymitchdrinksfirewhiskey:

lovelynobody00:

bei-fong-appreciation-blog:

durnesque-esque:

cassandracroft:

If a girl is to do the same superman thing where he takes off his disguise, we just look pervy. Not the same effect

First of all: bullshit.

Secondly: If you are not doing the Linda Carter spin, then you’re doing it wrong.


how did you do that so smoothly? 

thats some broadway musical shit

But seriously, I think I love you.

heck no, i’m callin dibs

Sorry friend, thatseanguyblogs called dibs first. ;) 


OH MY GOD THAT’S SO CUTE

music-geek-fandom-freak:

durnesque-esque:

0601254:

haymitchdrinksfirewhiskey:

lovelynobody00:

bei-fong-appreciation-blog:

durnesque-esque:

cassandracroft:

If a girl is to do the same superman thing where he takes off his disguise, we just look pervy. Not the same effect

First of all: bullshit.

image

Secondly: If you are not doing the Linda Carter spin, then you’re doing it wrong.

image

how did you do that so smoothly? 

thats some broadway musical shit

But seriously, I think I love you.

heck no, i’m callin dibs

Sorry friend, thatseanguyblogs called dibs first. ;) 

OH MY GOD THAT’S SO CUTE


curtisplease:

saintlukas:

matchless:

*prays that I instantly become hot at 18*

*ok let’s shoot for 21*

*…there’s still 30. maybe 30 will work out*