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"But women get unfair advantages in custody battles"

handaxe:

FALSE. Fathers who ask for sole custody are far more likely to get it. It’s just that they don’t ask, mostly women do. Men win custody over women even if they are ostensibly unfit. More and more, judges and parents rule in favor of 50/50 custody. In fact, in the past ten years, the men’s rights movement has been devastating to women seeking custody in court and women are awarded sole custody about half as many times as men.  

So find a new fucking myth. 

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justacoffeeshop:

doctor, I can’t stop singing what’s new pussycat

sounds like you have tom jones disease

is it rare?

it’s not unusual

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15 Sep 14
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nocek:

I finally had a little free time so I started to work on stickers.
I think I’m overdoing it again (given that they will be quite small) but It’s super fun. Those wings design is amazing and I’m so tempted to do some bigger drawing where I wouldn’t have to simplify them.

nocek:

I finally had a little free time so I started to work on stickers.

I think I’m overdoing it again (given that they will be quite small) but It’s super fun. Those wings design is amazing and I’m so tempted to do some bigger drawing where I wouldn’t have to simplify them.

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15 Sep 14
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jean-luc-gohard:

I deleted the original commentary because I don’t feel it’s necessary to insult the craft of other actors to make the point. The point makes itself. Black women in Hollywood are, much like black women in any other industry, the most consistently fucked over regardless of training or prestige or awards.

White people often think that because it’s so difficult for white actors to break into this industry, it’s equally hard for everyone. But as hard as it is, let’s be honest: if I recall the numbers correctly, 89% of calls for men and 92% of calls for women are either only for white people or are white-coded calls (“All-American type” and so on). That means that in spite of white people making up 72% of the population, they make up at least 90% of the people we see on our film and TV screens. But that’s not all! Of the remaining ~10% of roles, the majority are “any ethnicity” calls, which are more likely to go to white actors. And of the portion that’s left, which is maybe 4-5% of total roles (not leads, mind you, but roles of any kind), there are specific calls for each other race. And, as shown by many instances of whitewashing but maybe most blatantly when Nicholas Winding Refn decided that the Latina the script for Drive called for wouldn’t seem to the audience like someone worth protecting and cast Carey Mulligan instead, roles cast specifically for actors of color often go to white actors anyway. And as demonstrated by Kristen Stewart’s quote above, when white actors break, it’s much easier for them to continue getting high-profile work than it is for black actors.

This industry is fucked when it comes to its black professionals, especially its black female onscreen talent.

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#reblogging this commentary instead of OP's #b/c introducing commentary about XYorZ famous actresses being mediocre introduces a narrative of female competition #that imo distracts from the main point about racism and how it affects black women #lots of comments hating on stewart as if she said this in direct response to davis; henson & spencer #rather than a totally separate interview #lots of bashing directed towards young white starlets generally; not to davis; henson & spenser's actual white age-peers #it all reads way more like typical sexist celebrity bashing #and i'm not comfortable w/white people using anti-racism as an opportunity to indulge in off topic sexist whining #like no racism will not be over if kristin stewart stops talking about how twilight opened doors for her #racism will not be over if jennifer lawrence never works again #punishing individual white women (no matter how privileged they are) #for the decisions of white producers; directors; writers; casting directors; & so on (only some of whom are women) #is not going to stop racism in the acting industry; even when some of those individual white women are complict in whitewashing etc. #and yeah there's lots of leeway for poc to kvetch bout mediocre white actors/actresses in this kind of conversation #white people doing same? yeah i think that's a way to pretend only mediocre white people are to blame for racism #even exceptionally talented white people benefit from white privilege; etc etc #and i'm not exceptional; i've totally done what i'm complaining about here before #but yeah this bugged me because op put together a really powerful argument #and there are interesting ways to extend and build upon it that don't distract from discrimination in entertainment industry #but instead theres all these people making sexist digs about stewart not smiling and so on #anyway i felt this commentary more appropriate for me #and to add to it i'll say that discrimination interferes with the development of careers; stewart and other white women can break earlier an #*and that gives them more opportunities to be offered good roles tailored to their strengths or to find themselves as actresses #so even though women in general have less roles available to them and less meaty roles open than men do #it's easier to land good roles as an older actresses if you're white because of all that earlier exposure #isms that are not good #acting
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gradientlair:

I love this talk; watched and live tweeted it when it happened. Also, Melissa Harris-Perry’s succinct definition of victim blaming is the one that I regularly use. Love how she explains how this impacts the politics of respectability.

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emstantinople:

Mako! Playing with color schemes.

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