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“And you were crying, you went about the house like someone sunken under lightness. You were ruined and you kept striking your hands together, laughing crazily and singing a little and putting your hands over your face. Stage-tricks have been taken from life, so finding yourself employing them you were confused with a sense of shame. When you went out looking for someone to go mad with they said “for God’s sake look at her!’ for the demolishing of a great ruin is always a fine and terrifying spectacle. Why is it that you want to talk to me? Because I’m the other woman that God forgot.”

—   Djuna Barnes

miss representation in american entertainment

In 2011, only 11% of protagonists in films were female.

Between 1937 and 2005 there were only 13 female protagonists in animated films…All of them except one had the aspiration of finding romance.

Women are about 37% of prime-time TV characters (they are 51% of the U.S. population). Women 45 and older are only 15% of prime-time TV characters.

Women own only 5.8% of all television stations and 6% of radio stations

Women hold only 3% of clout positions in the mainstream media (telecommunications, entertainment, publishing, and advertising)

Girls between 11 and 14 see on average 500 ads a day.

The Miss Representation documentary is so eye opening in regards to the perpetuation of the male gaze in mainstream media. Particularly, seeing how women were treated on the news, both as subjects and as anchors, was appalling. 

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(Source: kidl3jin, via softsilence)

that time we let jerry bring a mouse into the house because it became a competition over who he would bring the mouse to
that time we took a family photo looking like we just got hit by a bus.

rodriguez, sugar man

watched the documentary last night. still such an amazing story.

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softsilence how did you get into my closet??

softsilence:

cc: stephanieviperidae

softsilence how did you get into my closet??

me.