michael fassbender said in an interview that he’s most influenced by 1970’s american cinema, in particular: the godfather, mean streets, serpico and dog day afternoon and i have a tear in my eye because same. reason #3332 as to why i need to have sex with him
“The fact is, the only way to really make the superhero universe look like America (and by extension, the world) is to create fresh, new heroes who represent us in all our vibrant diversity, with origin stories that are authentic to their identities.”—Jeff Yang, We need Asian-American superheroes (via cbcdiversity)
“Too often, [Ken] Chen says, publishing companies say they would publish more diverse books, but the market just isn’t there for them. Chen doesn’t buy that.
“Your ability to imagine that there is a market has to do with your ability to imagine that those people exist,” he says. “And if [you] can’t imagine that people of color actually exist and can buy books, then you can’t imagine selling books to them. That’s not just about a company corporate diversity policy; it’s about actually knowing what’s going on in communities of color.””—Ken Chen, poet and director of the Asian American Writers Workshop, to NPR (“To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence” by Lynn Neary)
I find it odd how suddenly when Jennifer Lawrence’s naked pictures are leaked, everyone jumps on the “respect people’s privacy!” bandwagon. Obviously, looking at anyone’s leaked pictures is an invasion of privacy. However, no one has seemed this concerned when any other celebrity’s nudes have been leaked.
The fact that most guys’ first response to a woman wanting equality is “SO CAN I HIT U NOW” is sort of terrifying Like that’s the first thing you’re concerned about? I just want equal pay and you want to punch me in the face? Cool cool
“If you ask a Mexican child in the first grade ‘why the hell are you eating a taco’ he’s going to go home and ask for a peanut butter sandwich.”—My professor on losing your identity as a kid (via lasfloresdemayo)
“The less you eat, drink and buy books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorise, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save – the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor rust will devour – your capital. The less you are, the less you express your own life, the more you have, i.e., the greater is your alienated life, the greater is the store of your estranged being.”—Karl Marx - Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts 1844 (via dailymarx)
“Every single Marvel Studios movie has centered around a presumably straight, white, male protagonist, even if white women (mostly love interests) and men of color (support roles) have played roles in the film. The franchise is a box office juggernaut and has a ton of movies on this list, but we’ve gotten two to three movies about each of the men on the Avengers and there’s yet to be a film about Black Widow.