What Every Girl Should Know

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thekudzuleague:


Clea DuVall on Craig Kilborn, 2003

Hi friends,
I’m currently looking for clips of (closeted) lesbian and bisexual celebrities in interview during which the (typically male) interviewer commits some sort of microaggression against the interviewee, be it talking about the topic of lesbianism too long for comfort or asking the interviewee if she is dating, has a boyfriend (hi compulsory heterosexuality), et cetera.
I’m compiling these clips for a videography project so if you know of an interview with your favorite queer celebrity that fits the description, please submit it to me. There are tons of these from the mid-90s to mid 00s and mostly from late night television, but I do not have a particular date after which the clips become irrelevant. There are some of Chely Wright which are as recent as 2007, and I’m pretty sure there are some with Rosie O’Donnell that date as far back as 1988. The trick is finding them.
So much of my focus on this specific area has to do with the interviewee’s expression upon being unexpectedly asked something intrusive—they fidget, blanch or flush, and avert the interviewee’s gaze. In retrospect, these moments are terrifying to watch because you quickly realize that the line between in-ness and outness is the difference between securing roles and being blacklisted.

thekudzuleague:

Clea DuVall on Craig Kilborn, 2003

Hi friends,

I’m currently looking for clips of (closeted) lesbian and bisexual celebrities in interview during which the (typically male) interviewer commits some sort of microaggression against the interviewee, be it talking about the topic of lesbianism too long for comfort or asking the interviewee if she is dating, has a boyfriend (hi compulsory heterosexuality), et cetera.

I’m compiling these clips for a videography project so if you know of an interview with your favorite queer celebrity that fits the description, please submit it to me. There are tons of these from the mid-90s to mid 00s and mostly from late night television, but I do not have a particular date after which the clips become irrelevant. There are some of Chely Wright which are as recent as 2007, and I’m pretty sure there are some with Rosie O’Donnell that date as far back as 1988. The trick is finding them.

So much of my focus on this specific area has to do with the interviewee’s expression upon being unexpectedly asked something intrusive—they fidget, blanch or flush, and avert the interviewee’s gaze. In retrospect, these moments are terrifying to watch because you quickly realize that the line between in-ness and outness is the difference between securing roles and being blacklisted.

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ripittoshreds:

doyourwardance:

I just want to punch them both in the face so bad. 

It’s pretty funny how Julian Casablancas is like “Wah wah I miss old NYC!” when he comes from a long line of rich/famous businessmen, went to boarding school and elite NYC prep schools and created totally middle-of-the-road music.

FOR SERIOUS! Fuck that guy.

ripittoshreds:

doyourwardance:

I just want to punch them both in the face so bad. 

It’s pretty funny how Julian Casablancas is like “Wah wah I miss old NYC!” when he comes from a long line of rich/famous businessmen, went to boarding school and elite NYC prep schools and created totally middle-of-the-road music.

FOR SERIOUS! Fuck that guy.

(Source: 19thofdecember)

ripittoshreds:

oldtobegin:

perpetualweirdo:

leepacey:

male celebrities for Emma Watson’s #heforshe

can someone please explain to me just why this made me puke in my mouth a lil itty bitty bit?

because if it wasn’t emma watson nobody would do it 

because lena dunham sucks

Whatever this is just trendy bullshit. Jared Leto is a known rapist and plenty of these guys never make any content that that takes women seriously.

#Heforshe is a meaningless tag and doesn’t address anything specific. Watson tweeted to say WHY but I guess that was too much work.

Talk about white feminism!

sorryexcuseforsorry:

ssissterss:

SSISSTERSS is a new quarterly webzine highlighting the creative work of queer women artists. 

Find Issue #1 and #2 available free online at ssissterss.com and follow us on instagram @ssissterss.

Featuring interviews and work by Ramdasha Bikceem, Gabby Miller, Celeste Marie Welch, Factory Girls, Terry X, Grace Rosario Perkins, and more. 

We are currently seeking contributors for issue #3 and beyond. Please e-mail info@ssissterss.com with interest. 

These awesome grrls asked for some help promoting their project. GET INTO IT!

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I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.

edwardian-time-machine:

Rare Female Portraits of Rural America from 1909-1912

Hundreds of female portraits made by an itinerant photographer named Hugh Mangum, who rode the trains to the small towns of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Source

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