I can no longer look at Rick Yune without laughing.
I tried to cut my hair and I might have messed up a bit… Whoops.
—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)
Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?
I didn’t know this.
He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.
When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.
And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this. They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.
knife his corpse
NEVER READ ANY OF HIS BOOKS AGAIN. AND READ HERS INSTEAD. CONSIGN HIM TO OBLIVION.
Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh
Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx
Dante Gabriel Rosetti did this with Elizabeth Siddal’s drawings, and her contributions to his drawings, as well. Then drove her to suicide by using her as his romantic and sexual scratching post. Then disinterred her body to retrieve the poems he had placed in her open coffin because they were “too good” to let her rest with them. Cool art dudes from history.
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."
white male leftist who’s never gone hungry/lived off of food stamps his entire life (via aloofshahbanou)
I hate it when people politicize food consumption
Like you never had only $20 in your bank account and could only afford to eat Kraft for a week man
Shut the fuck up.
I understand that Monsanto is the devil and I hate them and I hate monoculture agriculture too
But don’t penalize the people who don’t have the means to make a ~*~ideological lifestyle~*~ out of their food choices
omfg straight boys complaining about high waisted shorts and crop tops… have you SEEN a girl in high waisted shorts and crop tops?????? have u seen girls’ LEGS in high waisted shorts!???? have u seen a little peek of tummy in a crop top???????? what is WRONG WITH YOU
i think straight boys might be gay
of course they are, stick a drywipe marker pen within 5 yards of them see how long it takes them to draw a dick on something
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
The program, which was backed by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder, provides federal grants to state and local law enforcement agencies so they can speed their analyses of untested evidence kits. Experts say many thousands of such kits are languishing in communities across the country, including some that are many years old.
The Debbie Smith Act is named after a woman who was taken from her home in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1989 and raped. It took years for the evidence in her case to be examined and her attacker caught. She and other supporters of the program have argued that such delays add further layers of fear and torment to their experiences.
I was reading this thing from like the 17 hundreds for school about America. At one point in time rape in America was punishable by death, and America was very adamant in catching and killing rapist. The author noted than in France you could hardly get a jury to find a rapist guilty. I imagine that was more about the treatment of women as property that someone else has defiled, which ironically we’re still doing (“if that happened to my daughter/wife/girlfriend/sister” etc) despite the fact that rapes are hardly ever handled the way they ought to be and certainly not in the same way the author observed them being handled back then.
Also of note, the rape the author spoke of was the rape of white women, not women of color. The rapes of women of color were not commented on by the author of this piece, but my professor noted specifically African American slaves were raped very frequently particularly by the men in positions of power over them, and of course these weren’t reported as rapes (perhaps because of the literally preexisting ownership of these women).
So basically I don’t know and everything sucks.