Watch star ballerina “Tanny” (Tanaquil Le Clercq) in action in these five fantastic gifs showing off her technique and flair.
I can appreciate that there was once a need for this narrative. This line of thinking has served a purpose and helped bring conversations about consent into mainstream public consciousness. There was a time and a place for common sense arguments like, “Isn’t it so much hotter to get enthusiastic consent from a partner who whispers, ‘I want your cock’ than starting to fuck someone who isn’t into it?” The concept of consent was so far removed from mainstream conversations that we needed something catchy and simple and kind of glamorous for people to latch onto in order to hear what we had to say.
But I feel like at this point, we’re beyond that narrative. A lot of people get the concept of enthusiastic consent. We’re talking about it in more places and with more people than we ever have (though not nearly enough, I know). We’ve made some semblance of progress when it comes to talking about consent. And so it’s time to start framing consent differently. Because, to be quite honest, a thong with the words “consent is sexy” is not just not doing it for me, it’s actively offensive to me.
Because why is the end goal always for women to be sexy? Why is that what we’re supposed to aspire to (and while consent is not exclusive to hetero pairings, we usually only talk about consent as it relates to them, thus being that I, as a woman, should want to aspire to be sexy for a man)? Why is it that we feel like we need to frame consent as something appealing to men in order to make it worth talking about? What if I don’t want to be sexy? What if I just want to be respected? What if I just want to have agency? What if I just, you know, don’t want to be raped?
This. Consent is fucking mandantory.
Sentimental Flashback 16 - Haunting Soundtracks
“old but not forgotten soundtracks from genres such as horror, porn, vampire, sci-fi, b-movies….! “
Patrick Cowley - School Daze / Nightcrawler
Fabio Frizzi - Zombie Flesh Eaters / Sequence 2
Krzysztof Komeda - Dance Of The Vampire / Alfred Over Rooftop + To The Cellar
Goblin - Profondo Rosso
Jay Chattaway - Maniac / Subway Terror
Simonetti & Morante & Pignatelli - Tenebre / Waiting Death + Tenebre (reprise)
Slava Tsukerman & Brenda I Hutchinson & Clive Smith - Liquid Sky / Noon
Bruno Battisti D´Amario - Su Delicia
Ennio Morricone - Il Poliziotto Della Brigata Criminale / Paura Sulla Sittá
Mike Ratledge - Riddles Of The Sphinx / Sequence 5
Slava Tsukerman & Brenda I Hutchinson & Clive Smith - Liquid Sky / Te Way The Aliens Kills
Acanthus - Le Frisson Des Vampires / Envol Vers La Folie
Alain Goraguer - La Planete Sauvage / Ten A Tiwa
Acanthus - Le Frisson Des Vampires / Curious Antoine
Krzysztof Komeda - Dance Of The Vampire / Both Over Rooftops
Edgar Froese - Kamikaze 1989 / Videophonic
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Escape From New York / The President At The Train
Mike Ratledge - Riddles Of The Sphinx / Sequence 2
Krzysztof Komeda - Dance Of The Vampire / Herbert’s Song
Ennio Morricone - Il Gatto A Nove Code / Ninna Nanna In Blue
Our shadows waiting for Summer Jones School of Awesomeness…. Pilates at a different level …this is what I do on Friday nights :)
yes, this is what I do on friday nights!
The Universe and Her, and I poem #182 written by Christopher Poindexter ( Buy on Etsy. The link is in my Bio.)
Instead of making the game of school transparent, and acknowledging that the whole concept of institutionalized education is fundamentally flawed and unnatural, schools insist that the students are flawed and in desperate need of transformation. Alan Watts, thank you for summing up my sentiments…
ungun (if my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions)
how seeing the shape of your mouth
that first time, I kept staring
until my blood turned to rain.
Some things take root
in the brain and just don’t
|—||T.S. Eliot, Slow Dance (via bbook)|
Two hours after the polls closed, with nearly half of precincts reporting, local media called the race a defeat for the ban, 55 to 45, and that number held stead. About a quarter of Albuquerque’s registered voters, 87,296 in total, voted in the special election, more than voted in the regular election for mayor earlier this month.
(Photo by Don J. Usner for MSNBC)