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Ayela | USA, Michigan | <3
Just so you know guys I'm a vegetarian and very big on animals so i might occasionally post some things on fighting for animal rights and against cruelty, it won't be all the time but I know some people get really annoyed about that kind of stuff so I decided to give a fair warning. :) I will tag anything I think is necessary if you have any suggestions please go ahead and tell me ^.^

lastmimzy:

The cat’s like WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU BRING HOME

allteensrelate:

"when i was your age-"

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bussykiller:

seeing your crush like 
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alligator-tears-run-over-you:

carlboygenius:

Rainbows: with Tornado & Lightning

The gays are angry

touchedbyanangela:

sorry kids you’re either going to have to get a job or go to uni
oh but uni’s probably going to cost you more so you’ll need to do both
also we don’t have enough jobs for you

monetizeyourcat:

livercreme:

I enjoy certain posts, but what I love most is the great work of the POSTal service, LOL!

relatable !

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

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. 

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

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. 

arsvallis:

besturlonhere:

Ninja Babies Rout US Military, Demand BaBas And Nappy Time

I guess this is funny and everything, but can we talk a bit about childhood innocence as a political category in imperialist states like US and Israel and how these people like to frame the child of the Other as incapable of innocence that fair-skinned children can muster (even though it’s their children going around shooting schools and bombing civilians)

arsvallis:

besturlonhere:

Ninja Babies Rout US Military, Demand BaBas And Nappy Time

I guess this is funny and everything, but can we talk a bit about childhood innocence as a political category in imperialist states like US and Israel and how these people like to frame the child of the Other as incapable of innocence that fair-skinned children can muster (even though it’s their children going around shooting schools and bombing civilians)

vogue-pussyxo:

livdash:

so inspiring 

Kanye taught her.