I MOVE IN 3 DAYS AND I STILL HAVE NO PLAN TO SNEAK THE CAT INTO RES. NOW IS THE TIME TO HELP ME, TUMBLR.

lets pretend that if was a whoooooooo wants to help me make a greek life college site?!

1 day ago with ♥1,

my site days are behind me i think but i would cheer you on from the sidelines and say “yay aspen!” a lot

i think i’m mostly just excited slash impatient for school tbh!! BUT I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT. :D

iiiiiiiiiiiiif i wanted to make a greek life college site

would anyone want to help me

1 day ago with ♥2,

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

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So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

i’m in a really crappy mood so any replies or anything i owe people will probably come after work tomorrow

-radiatemileyray:

Miley Cyrus won the biggest award up for grabs at the VMA’s last night, winning “Video Of The Year” and instead of just going up on stage and taking her trophy, she very kindly took a young homeless man with her to represent the homeless community. She took him as her date then sent him up to collect the award for her, and he had written and said a lovely speech about being homeless and the charity whilst miley looked on in tears. Don’t you ever tell me she doesn’t have a heart of gold, she is an amazing human being.

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