Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that."
Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.
I SEE YOU, SUPERNATURAL SET DECORATORS
My mom has a lamp like this
Things people with Social Anxiety do
•go to the bathroom to escape
•feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch
•dwell on a small awkward moment for much longer than necessary
•never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable
•follow said person way too much
•worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious
•faking an illness to get out of a social event
•Dont buy something necessary because the cashier is intimidating.
Slutwalk | NYC
On October 1st 3,000 – 4,000 people gathered to attended the SlutWalk NYC rally and march. The diverse crowd, primarily made up of young men and women, marched from Union Square through the East Village and past the 9th Precinct (former home of the alleged NYPD rapists Moreno and Mata) chanting; ‘Hey Rapists Go Fuck Yourself’ and ‘No means no – however we dress, where-ever we go!” The march coincided the day after the Wall Street Journal posted a story on Brooklyn cops telling women to ‘cover it up’ in response to ongoing series of sexual attacks in the Park Slope neighborhood.
SlutWalk NYC is a grassroots movement that challenges rape culture and victim-blaming, which works to end sexual and domestic violence.