#parks and rec  
"People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. ‘Oh, women do that’ and ‘Oh, men do that’ and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are."

Laverne Cox (via lucrezialoveshercesare)

I will keep auto-reblogging until it sinks in.

(via carnivaloftherandom)

#laverne   #constructionism   #anti essentialist   #feminism  
#begin again  

Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot (1959)

#some like it hot   #marilyn  
#suddenly 30  

Scarlett (Johansson) said I’m always enthusiastic about everything. Especially when it’s potentially disastrous.


"How does it feel knowing every person you represent is guilty?"

"It’s fine. Innocent people can’t afford me."

#the judge  

god. apparently my grandpa is really sick and refuses to go to hospital.

#cue the spiralling obessive thoughts and compulsions and guilt. someone aint sleepinig tonight   #please be okay  
"And why get angry at Helen?
As if she singlehandedly destroyed those
multitudes of men.
As if she all alone
made this wound in us."
- Klytaimestra in Aiskhylos’s Agamemnon, translated by Anne Carson (via elucipher)
#aeschylus   #classics  

"Henry," I said. I wanted to say something profound, that Julian was only human, that he was old, that flesh and blood are frail and weak and that there comes a time when we have to transcend our teachers. But I found myself unable to say anything at all.

He turned his blind, unseeing eyes upon me.

"I loved him more than my own father," he said. "I loved him more than anyone in the world."

#the secret history   #tartt