I wonder if you know, how they live in Tokyo. If you've seen it then you mean then you know you have to go
FAST AND FURIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS
I wonder where he get that kind of money?
dun worry 'bout it
“I’ve definitely edged-up my style a little, but not for any reason other than I’m experimenting with myself. I always wanted tattoos, so this past November, I got two. I got my back done first and its my handwriting and it says, ‘Love, always and forever.’”
Madame X (Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau) 1884 - John Singer Sargent
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.
as a scientist I can confirm that this is definitely how percentages and fractions work, and yes, the ocean is 10% celery, which is why we cannot drink ocean water, for we would choke on the celery
"If you can’t see the love in my eyes, come a little closer."
Photos via Cat Act
If you don’t think cats are awesome you are wrong. Sorry, it’s scientificly proven.
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Recent studies confirm that reading books and drinking tea doesn’t make you better than anyone else
solidarity means you leave no one behind to be a prisoner of the coppers
jesus fuckin christ this is so powerful all of these people taking pictures and standing by and then like 2 people have the guts to do something
He didnt have to stab him tho…
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B E O U R G U E S T
these skeletons look legitimately friendly and inviting, i don’t know about you guys but i’m hella stoked to kick it with these skeletons
Damn, Anonymous don’t play! Less than 24 hours after a new investigation was launched into cyberattacks related to the murder of Mike Brown, Anonymous has released the info on FBI agents involved with the case… no church in the wild!
The shit movies are made of and we are fucking living it!