"Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man." - Hayao Miyazaki
Bless you Miyazaki.
Seriously tho. Why *should* she be asked to smile?
Asking a woman to smile is to make her more approachable. It’s to make you feel more comfortable - not her. I, personally, have zero fucks to give about being approachable to strange men on the street. Women are not here to entertain and please random folks.
Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?
There’s this weird responsibility placed on women to be happy and lady-like and pleasant all of the time. It rids us of being able to express our own range of human emotions.
No one is asking for men and women to not interact with each other. That’s silly. This project is asking for women to be interacted with as if they have agency over their own bodies.
Creator of the Stop Telling Women To Smile project responded to a person who thinks women not smiling on demand is proof of the end of the world and division among men and women. (Seriously? WTF.)
Funny…I told my best friend about that person’s comment and she said it is the end of the world and division…for that person. A world shaped by the status quo is a world being shaken by the resistance to this status quo. The amount of hatred and bile I’ve faced since I started speaking out about street harassment has been interesting in that some men genuinely process harming women as necessary to their masculinity and thereby their identity. They think critique and rejection of street harassment is an attack on their identity, which is frightening…
"Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?"
Trent Reznor(via oncebittentwiceborn)
Gonzo: Hello! Welcome to the Muppet Christmas Carol! I am here to tell the story.
Rizzo the Rat: And I am here for the food.
This is the BEST Christmas Carol EVER. And you cannot tell me otherwise.
Zoë Bell is a New Zealand stuntwoman and actress. Some of her most notable stunt work includes doubling for Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess and for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.
As an actress, she has appeared both on television and in feature films and also starred in the web series Angel of Death. Other works include : Oblivion, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Gamer, Inglorious Bastards, Whip It! and Django Unchained.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW FUCKING AWESOME ZOE BELL IS?! WE DON’T TALK ENOUGH ABOUT ZOE BELL! I HAVE A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FOR ZOE BELL.
i want to be this lady
I second that emotion.
Juliet Marillier (via batalyk)
Juliet Marillier, Son of the Shadows (via toholdmecloser)
With thirteen silver pieces three men can change their stars.