Anyway, she says probably the most revealing thing about her character, and also gives some heavy insight into the message of this whole show, which I think is one of the most female-empowering things happening on TV right now. She says, “This is the new deal: I feel a lot safer when I am in charge of what happens to me.”
I don’t have time to blather on about it, but isn’t that really the backbone of this whole narrative? Who’s in charge of women and their hyper-charged sexuality? Is it the Byron Montgomerys of the world with their True Love Waits projects? The Ians and Jasons with their exploitation? Society wants to control female sexuality, and when they can’t cage it, or convince women that the sole purpose of it is to satisfy the male gaze, or manipulate women into feeling less than because they can’t attain the “perfection” of a magazine cover image, or press upon women that age-old church idea that their bodies belong to their fathers and then to their husbands, they’ll try to squash it right out of them. It’s easy money, it’s easy politics, and it’s gross, gross, gross. Just think for one second what would happen if every lady you know stood up and said, “This is the new deal: I’m in charge of what happens to me.” —
Heather Hogan, "Pretty Little Liars" recap (3.05): A Prayer for Paige McCullers
Piet Mondrian, Composition No. IV / Compositie 6, 1914
I say shit like this all the time.
I am so sick of coloring but here is something in-progress
Speaking of getting sick, every time Ned posts new Buzz previews like a million hearts pop out of my head and then I have to vomit on my carpet =( adoring stuff is the worst! I don’t know how people like lots of things, it must be esophageally exhausting.
…Yeah, didn’t like that, did you? Dig on some Buzz or else this kind of banter will continue*.
*It will actually continue regardless because this is how I am, but I will politely let myself out for now.
Me digging your grave.
While blasting Turmion Kätilöt.
The fucks I give.
Kesi you champion <3
It’s About Goddamned Time | The Comics Journal -
The Botanist as a Young Woman
Portrait for the Face Value show at Telegraph Gallery, opening on December 6th. I used watercolor and a little gouache.
They’re kissing!!! On the mouth!
Don’t you just
hate your friends sometimes.
Oh! By the way, my comic will be launching on the 30th (finally!). Tell your friends!
Why You Should Donate to Peoples Organizations for Typhoon Haiyan Relief -
By Theresa De Leon Jaranilla, Chairperson, Anakbayan Los Angeles
The images of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan are heart wrenching. They are the gaping wounds of a Philippines that has been beaten again and again by natural and not-so-natural disasters. This time the world cannot turn away….