VIVIAN the MAGNIFICENT!

swimming blissfully in a sea of bold-faced narcissism, comfortable delusion, hedonistic excess and vindictive estrogen since 1993!

Who has been your biggest mentor on the show?
Nat Dormer. I can ask her the most stupid embarrassing questions. I’ll be like “so what does it feel like to be in love?” and she will tell me and give advice. She’s probably my biggest mentor just in general life.

between this and her supermom story about Lena, like she’s just so pro-Girl Power and I love it :)

(Source: natallie-dormer, via suicideblonde)

adventuresofcesium:

ignoring the fact that piper kerman identifies herself as bisexual so that you can drool about how “not everybody needs labels!!!!” is bisexual erasure, period

the label of “bisexual” needs support and visibility to lift the stigma surrounding bisexuality and to reinforce its legitimacy. don’t take that away from us just because you think it’s more poetic or philosophical or whatever to not have labels

Piper is written as one of the less-interesting characters, but her real-life counterpart has vocally established herself as a bisexual. Sexual preference is important because our sexual/intimate attractions (or lack thereof, because especially with the over-saturation of sexuality in today’s mass media and celebrity worship circles it’s easy to forget that asexuality is a valid sexual preference) are part of what shapes the relationships and social foundations we want in our lives, and what a person wants is an integral part of not just their sexual identity, but their entire personal identity.

Also, no more pushing this ‘playing both sides’ mentality that’s so prevalent - honestly, this aspect of bisexual erasure is, aside from trans-bashing (a trend deemed socially-acceptable by RuPaul, who - while serving some decent looks and dominating the drag circuit - forgets that while there is the idea of the ‘trans umbrella’, he is not an actual transsexual and should refrain from using slurs that may offend said women), one of the most toxic aspects of the gay and lesbian community at large.

OINTB is powerful for several reasons:

- it is fictionalized, but based upon the actual open-world experiences of a real-life LGBT woman

- it openly forces audiences to deal with a film and television industry where straight white males are the universal standard, and does so by the very clever necessity of making the primary setting the one place where LGBT women of color would be a prevalent commodity: a women’s prison

p.s.: Laura Prepon’s character is still problematic, in-and-out of universe, namely because Alex in-universe is so horribly toxic and manipulative of Piper, and out-of-universe because the character herself may be almost completely fictionalized in terms of her personality traits and there is a very real possibility that Piper Kerman is capitalizing on slanderous half-truths and a sexual liaison that may or may not have actually existed at all to make herself seem more sympathetic to real-world audiences at the expense of a former friend

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quickweaves:

I just think it’s an incredibly ridiculous and extremely harmful notion that southern racism is somehow worse than racism experienced in the north east and out west. It’s just a different system to navigate and different culture it occupies. I just feel like it lures poc into believing they’re safer when they’re really not

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The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.

Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )

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  • Baby:

    Ho ho- Ho

  • Mom:

    Are you hot?

  • Baby:

    Honestly, these people have me fucked up, like they just kicked me off the tennis court for trying to continue tennis fashion 2014 like honestly i don't deserve this. Now they're out there playing their terrible game of tennis like I can see them across the street on the tennis court. SO THINK I CAN'T SEE YOU!I can see you and I'm watching you and your in my video with your ugly children um and she just kicked me off the court pretty much by just walking up and their child is like *points finger* "SEE SEE?" pointing at me and saying something like first of all, you need to not do that. Second of all, if you're a parent, you need to tell your child don't point at someone and say "see see" and third of all, stop talking shit, cuz you're obviously talking shit because you didn't say anything and the kids say "see see" like Bitch I didn't see you when you were walking up and I don't care that you're here now. Don't you ever point your ugly finger at me um i'll call the police umm don't be rudely kick people off tennis courts when we are trying um to start a movement um fuck you *sniff* pretty much?