Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and about to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.
The ladies of Parks and Rec for People Magazine (x)
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David Fincher - And The Other Way Is Wrong
For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?
the leslie knope manifesto.
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Jennifer Lawrence on her nude picture leak (Vanity Fair)
This is an awesome response. I have no idea why anyone should have to apologize for taking nude photos and sharing with someone. The only people that should have to say sorry are the people who stole them from her without consent.
Whenever I think I can’t love Jennifer Lawrence more, she proves me wrong.
Of course no apology is necessary, but let’s just be clear about one thing: boyfriends are still going to look at porn. 99% of men do—and a fair amount of women—and the sooner everyone gets over that, the better. They’re just pictures on a screen (or, if he’s super old school, a page), and they are not a threat to your relationship or a mark of your inadequacy. Almost everyone craves variety, and I think most people in monogamous relationships could agree that it’s better that their partner seeks variety through porn rather than through cheating.
Instead of hoping that your boyfriend doesn’t watch porn, hope that he is smart about his porn consumption and that he seeks out material in which women have not been exploited, and are rather willing participants who enjoy what they do. There are plenty of porn actors like that, so there’s no excuse for watching porn that has filmed through coercion or uploaded without one party’s consent. This means that (gasp) you might have to PAY for your porn, but just like seeking out the stolen nude pictures of celebrities makes you a part of the problem, watching questionable porn helps further the demand for it, and thus the exploitation of unwilling participants—not exclusively, but most often, women.
But to get back to the point of the post: yes, Jennifer, you have zero things to apologize for—but I think it’s also important to note that nor would you if you had taken the photos outside the context of a long-term relationship. Everyone is free to use their bodies and their cameras however they see fit, and while it’s important to consider safety when sending out nude images of oneself, expressions of sexuality are not only correct for a monogamous partner.
So, everyone: be smart. Be safe. And don’t slut-shame.
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