yoiness:

American Ballet Theatre, Current and Former Principals
Alessandra Ferri, Gillian Murphy, Irina Dvorovenko, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes

Gillian! 💜💜

yoiness:

American Ballet Theatre, Current and Former Principals

Alessandra Ferri, Gillian Murphy, Irina Dvorovenko, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes

Gillian! 💜💜

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fashion-runways:

Vera Wang Fall Winter Bridal Collection 2012 

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Anonymous asked: I mean about 50 shades Anastasia was into it and if someone's into being submissive or dominating in a sexual relationship they are just being themselves and we should not really care. (Yes I did read all 3 books)

fleurdulys:

sonnestark:

calantheandthenightingale:

fleurdulys:

Well Anastasia had the brain of a child based on the thoughts we read from her. Also, she can’t even talk about a vagina, she refers to it as ‘down there’ and you’re telling me this is the person whom we can actually trust as a trustworthy narrator and a consensual sex partner?! Hahaha, there was this article about Fifty Shades of Grey actually being about pedophilia and it’s not  that far from the truth tbh…

I’m sorry you can’t read between the lines and Christian Grey had your panties wet because he’s hot, rich and famous (what did i tell you guys,it’s not abuse if he’s hot and rich, is it?!) but that doesn’t excuse he’s a manipulative ass who’s stalking girls and who’s also controlling his girlfriend and who says or thinks stuff like ‘i want to slap her’ in a non-sexual environment or situation.

This outrage over 50 Shades honestly baffles me.  Like the book is a badly-written piece of trash and the movie will probably be garbage, too, but at the end of the day they’re just harmless forms of entertainment.  People are taking this franchise way too seriously (which only gives it more publicity). 

Listen, I don’t like defending badly-written works like 50 Shades and Twilight, but I will defend both James’s and Meyer’s right to indulge their fantasies and put them down on paper.  Because that’s what these stories are: the fantasies of two women who had little to no writing experience before publishing and stumbling into fame.  I don’t believe that either Meyer or James tried to make their male leads abusive; their lack of writing experience made it inevitable that they’d fail to convey what they really wanted to.  But even if they actually meant to romanticize an abusive relationship, I would still defend their right to tell such a story.  Fiction is all fantasy, and sometimes people have sick, perverted fantasies, but that’s normal and that doesn’t mean that they’d want to see those fantasies play out in reality.  Furthermore, if readers can’t exercise their own common sense to distinguish between fantasy and reality/healthy and unhealthy relationships, then that says less to me about the persuasive powers of the author and more about the gullibility of the reader.

Writing should be outlet for people to create freely and indulge whatever fantasies they might want to explore without feeling the need to censor themselves.  And that’s what both Meyer and James did, yet all I see are “feminists” whining because two women chose to write about something they liked and happened to be successful.  All I see are women trying to censor other women and tell them what they should and should not like.  However, if feminism is really about “choice,” then it unfortunately also has to protect the freedom for women to make choices that you might disagree with, such as choosing to read and write literature of a questionable quality :P

I don’t know much about 50 Shades, but I did read all of the Twilight books, and they were aimed at a young audience.  Very young girls are reading these books and saying they want boyfriends like Edward and Jacob, who stalked and sexually assaulted Bella, respectively.  It’s all well and good to say, “But it’s just the author’s fantasy!  People are too gullible!”  But these are young girls.  Sometimes even tweens, and yeah, of fucking course they’re gullible.  They don’t know what a relationship is supposed to look like from the inside out, because they’ve never lived it.  And when things like Twilight are backed up by our fucked up culture, full of victim blaming and machismo crap, these girls are going to internalize it and think, “Yes, this is what true love looks like.  This is what I want my relationships to look like.”  

And secondly, just because someone gets off to something doesn’t make it free from criticism, especially when that fantasy is being marketed to young girls without criticism or warning. I don’t give a shit that SMeyer’s Mormon ass gets off to being stalked and denigrated.  I care that she’s teaching kids to get off to being abused, too.  

Like, you are really saying a grown ass woman glorifying abuse to young girls shouldn’t be vilified because FEMINISM MEANS CHOICES STOP CENSORING!!!  What?

tldr - you can’t blame kids who don’t know better for falling for a series glorifying abuse when it is specifically and aggressively marketed at them and touted as the ideal relationship

THIS

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fleurdulys:

Couple Embracing - William Ladd Taylor
1904

fleurdulys:

Couple Embracing - William Ladd Taylor

1904

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#art
cute-overload:

"Oh boy Oh boy, we got a call! Let’s roll, partner!"http://cute-overload.tumblr.com

cute-overload:

"Oh boy Oh boy, we got a call! Let’s roll, partner!"
http://cute-overload.tumblr.com

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welele:

Cómo reciben los niños a un compi después de una semana sin aparecer.

Ya se incivilizarán, ya.

allthingseurope:

Trakai, Lithuania (by sandrine77)

allthingseurope:

Trakai, Lithuania (by sandrine77)

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