So it’s kind of weird that people are now quoting me about hating Lana Del Rey. I don’t actually hate her, although I know a lot of people who do. Actually, I can count the number of people I hate on one hand—and none of them are pop stars.
The piece that I wrote about Lana Del Rey many months…
Gorgeous piece about Lana Del Ray and femininity and the feminine mystique. Really hits the nail on the head on why I don’t like Lana so much.
HAHAHAHA. FUCK YES. (I think he actively gets like, negative fandom points for going to cons but not really being a geek :P )
oh, no, that’s a lie, he’s a total nerd. It’s just the guys he’s friends with play down being nerds. But we have actually argued about whether matt smith or david tennant is better (“you watch your mouth, david tennant will doctor circles around matt smith” lol) and he’s actually playing two days at the same time. ( it will be a terrible day, like losing a king, when david tennant dies…)
Here’s Twitter: “Until now, the only way we could take account of those countries’ limits was to remove content globally. Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.” This is not a good thing.
twitter! when you’re pairing with a company called chilling effect in a move that will stop and silence free speech, you might want to stop framing it as a win for human rights
hey remember when you helped resistence movements in other countries twitter
guess that won’t be happening now huh
I don’t understand why Twitter is framing this as a good thing. They helped foster free speech during the Arab Spring, and now they want to choke it? Content should not be withheld from anyone. Just look at China. Withholding content is how they keep their population sedated and subdued, because they can’t see the truth. WHAT is our world coming to??
Mr. Eckert, your company is working for more sustainable sources and more responsible buying. This indicates to me a level of social awareness that is commendable, and so I would like you to think about this: if Barbie had a chubby friend who did anything Barbie could do and wasn’t accompanied by any propaganda other than positive body image – say in some movie where she ate healthily, went to a dance and was happy, and everyone thought she was beautiful, and she was still chubby – imagine how amazing that would be. Imagine how much good that would do for little girls everywhere.
Apply that concept to anything: Barbie gets a girlfriend. Barbie’s friends in general all have different body types. Barbie’s an engineer or a physicist instead of a princess or a babysitter or a teacher. What if Barbie really was “anything,” whatever “anything” might be, just like people are? What if she taught girls that they are beautiful and intelligent and strong instead of teaching them that there’s a right and a wrong way to be girls? What would that world look like?