Joan Rivers on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1967 (x)
HOW IN THE WORLD DID SHE TALK LIKE THIS BACK THEN AND END UP HOSTING A SHOW TEARING APART WHAT PEOPLE LOOK FOR A FRIGGING LIVING????
SHOCKED when I got to the bottom and saw “Joan Rivers”
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst has posted his “saddest photo yet.” From all the way up in the thermosphere, ISS personnel orbiting 200 miles over the Middle East can see bombs and missiles exploding in Gaza and Israel as the two sides go to war.
The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.
Don’t play dumb, even if they want you to.
Props to her for pointing out problematic behavior without putting down the women in general.
I’ve seen people complaining that she’s just doing the ‘not like other girls trope’ and no, I don’t think so. Maybe on the surface it can be read that way, but it’s a stretch.
I remember they did an episode of Oprah with Pink about this song and the audience was literally blocked full of young women with whom Pink did a q&a.
I’ll never forget one young girl who stood up and said ‘but what if guys don’t like me if I don’t act dumb?’
You could *SEE* Pink holding back the ‘then fuck ‘em, they’re not worth it’. She ended up giving a more gentle answer that boiled down that, but the moment stuck with me.
Pink isn’t condemning girls for wanting to be feminine. She isn’t condemning girls for liking to get their hair done or anything we consider ‘traditionally feminine’.
She’s going after an industry that infantilizes young women and teaches them their worth is in their cup size.
And, yes, she is calling out the women who go along with and enable it.
And that’s important. It’s all bad enough the way society the treats us, but to go along with it and, worse, teach young girls that this is what owning your sexuality looks like, giving control of it to old white men in suits…
We might not find it comfortable to hear it, but damn someone has to say it.
MAKE ME CHOOSE (grey’s anatomy edition):
→ Dark and Twisty Meredith Grey
or& Happy Meredith Grey
→ Meredith Grey or
Cristina Yangasked by anon & jilyspotters
I think the reason why the phrase “I’m not like most girls” annoys me so much is because women have been conditioned to feel like they have to disassociate themselves from the female gender to be recognised as an interesting human being and if that isn’t fucked up then I don’t know what is
"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
√ Harry Potter Inspired Illustrations
A series of “artifacts” from the wizarding world (and extremely fun commission!).
"Harry Potter Artifacts; Books 1-7," ink and watercolor, 2013.