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"Style comes in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, the bigger you are, the more style you have."

The Divine Swine, the Porcine Princess, a Miracle of Life… Miss Piggy.

(This post is in no way paid for or sponsored by or threatened by Miss Piggy.)


The thing that always gets me about the idea that the violence, racism, and misogyny in Game of Thrones is expected/excusable “because that’s how things were back then” isn’t just the fact that GoT isn’t a historical novel.

If progress was a steady, linear acceleration through time, they should…

Thirty-two hours of higher quality work is better than 40 hours of lower quality work

What’s interesting about good and moral people is that they actually have to try and function in a word that isn’t. And the older you get, the more interesting that becomes. Because it’s also the hardest thing to do in the world. (x) (x)

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ahahhaha so perfect


Yes to all!

This parody gave their mom more lines than she had in the movie


"Oh wow. You guys are bad parents."


Okay. I’ve been mad about the same thing for over a week now. And instead of being shitty and passive-aggressive about it, or saying mean things about Alyssa Rosenberg on Twitter, I’m just going to go ahead and tell you why.  

Let me be very plain about the fact that what I’m about to describe is not very bad at all. If you want to look at someone who actually has gotten this “bad,” Suey Park is the best example. She’s been eaten alive, credibly threatened, called names in every major media outlet, because she didn’t like a joke on a TV show. Some people have booked interviews with her so they could say mean shit to her face. The clips of her reaction have gone everywhere. People had a real, intense hunger for the sight of her looking hurt and embarrassed. Because she didn’t play nice with their toys. That’s what “bad” looks like in this context. It looks like people trying to make you cry on television. 

Here’s what the “not that bad” version looks like: 

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With gentrification, the central act of violence is one of erasure. Accordingly, when the discourse of gentrification isn’t pathologizing communities of color, it’s erasing them. “Girls,” for example, reimagines today’s Brooklyn as an entirely white community. Here’s a show that places itself in the epicenter of a gentrifying city with gentrifiers for characters – it is essentially a show about gentrification that refuses to address gentrification. After critics lambasted Season 1 for its lack of diversity, the show brought in Donald Glover to play a black Republican and still managed to avoid the more pressing and relevant question of displacement and racial disparity that the characters are, despite their self-absorption, deeply complicit with. What’s especially frustrating about “Girls” not only dodging the topic entirely but pushing back – often with snark and defensiveness against calls for more diversity – is that it’s a show that seems to want to bring a more nuanced take on the complexities of modern life.

Gentrification’s insidious violence: The truth about American cities

Too many claim white people are at risk in communities of color. Really, it’s those communities that are threatened

My point here in this conversation about religion and science’s falsely created incommensurability isn’t about the existence of God – I would like to think that ultimately there is space for belief and disbelief. I would like to also believe, however, that the conversation on belief and disbelief can move beyond the Dawkinsean vitriol that disguises bigotry as a self-righteous claim to the sanctity of science; a claim that makes science the proudly held property of the Euro-American civilization and experience.

Hoisted into popular culture by the Holy Trinity of Dawkins-Hitchens-Harris, New Atheism mirrors the very religious zealotry it claims is at the root of so much moral, political and social decay. In particular, these authors and their posse of followers have – as Nathan Lean characterized it in this publication back in March of last year – taken a particular penchant for “flirting with Islamophobia.” Instead of engaging with Islamic theology, New Atheists – the most prominent figurehead being Richard Dawkins – are more interested in ridiculing Muslims and Islam by employing the use of the same tired, racist talking points and images that situate Muslims in need of ‘enlightenment’ – or, salvation.

Richard Dawkins is so wrong it hurts: What the science-vs.-religion debate ignores

Acolytes of Dawkins & Hitchens pretend that ignorant evangelicals represent all of religion. Here’s what they miss

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