Likes teh pretty. Spends to much time in front of the computer. Fangirl. Atheist. Knitter. Doodle-er. Swede. Aromantic Asexual. She/her.
the term “aro-ace” is especially lovely because it also sounds like “arrow ace.” are you aromantic and asexual or are you an incredibly skilled and deadly archer. surprise, you’re both
Let’s not forget the original arrow ace:
abhors-art answered your question: ARE THEY CUTTING HIS SPOT SHORT BECAUSE HE CALLED…so i just listened to the live stream and they cut out the racist comment thing. what was it?
Are you SERIOUS? Oh man, BBC Radio 1, you are getting on my nerves in a big way! Within the first two minutes of being on air, Amstell mentioned that it’s “very white in here” (in the studio) and Nick was all, “HAHA WHAT? No it’s not…”. Simon was all “um yes it very much is” and went on to point out the “racial segregation” between BBC radio 1 (v v v v white) and the studio next door, BBC Radio 1Xtra (the “new black music network”). Fincham made some comment about how it wasn’t appropriate to talk about race because of Nelson Mandela’s recent death, and Amstell said that “I would think Mandela would want me to say something, actually.” and Fincham and Grimmy made lots of uncomfortable negative noises.
Nick was pretty much just like, “Maybe just don’t mention it,” and smoothed onto other topics. And then Simon compared Nick and Harry to Chris Evans and Billie Piper, and Nick gave the sternest response to a “you’re fucking harry joke” i’ve ever heard (is this bit still in the live stream??). Aaaand then they finished the interview.
It is totes a legitimate discussion to have. Mandelas death makes it MORE relevant. The way they just shut him up and OBVIOUSLY cut the interview short made me so uncomfortable. He didn’t call a specific person racist. He pointed out a racists structure in BBC. Doing so ON the BBC was deffo risky but if they want to be the BRITISH broadcasting company they have to speak to everyone. And not all British people are white. Good on Simon. :)
so both tom daley and maria bello have announced, in the past 24 hours, that they are in queer relationships and have been in straight relationships in the past, without actually labeling themselves as gay, but every headline is TOM DALEY COMES OUT AS GAY and MARIA BELLO IS A LESBIAN
the homo/hetero binary is alive and well kids
10 Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work
Decriminalization reflects respect for human rights and personal dignity
Decriminalization reduces police abuse and violence
Decriminalization increases sex workers’ access to justice
Decriminalization promotes safe working conditions
Decriminalization increases access to health services
Decriminalization reduces sex workers’ risk of HIV
Decriminalization challenges stigma and discrimination and the consequences of having a criminal record
Decriminalization does not result in an increase in the population of sex workers
Decriminalization facilitates effective responses to trafficking
Decriminalization challenges state control over bodies and sexuality
The full article can be found here: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/decriminalize-sex-work-20120713.pdf
look william shakespeare was a glovemaker’s son without any kind of education beyond the basic level who basically ran away from his wife and daughters bc he was sort of a jerk
and he acted a bit and wrote a bit and probably didn’t take his playwriting nearly as seriously as his sonnets bc plays weren’t nearly as big a deal as poetry in 1597 or w/e, but playwriting paid the bills, so
he stole almost every single one of his plots; he set an extraordinary amount of plays in places he had never been and unapologetically got the details completely wrong; he wrote a fuckload of dick jokes
and he got drunk a lot and probably slept with a good number of prostitutes and he couldn’t even spell his own name
and, look— basically what i’m saying here is fuck stephen king, fuck jonathan franzen, fuck kurt vonnegut, fuck chuck fucking palahniuk
you don’t have to be special or magical or take yourself incredibly seriously or be incredibly original or throw yourself headfirst passionately into your work to be a writer
all you have to do is write shit and keep writing shit and sometimes it’s pericles but y’know what sometimes it’s hamlet
and sometimes it’s sonnet 135 which should really be enough for anybody