1. I’ve never seen a film like Wild where the woman ends up with no man, no money, no family, no opportunity, but she still has a happy ending.
  2. Whether people love you or hate you, it’s all phantoms. None of it’s real.
    Reblogged from: flavorpill
  3. Margarita Noriega of Fusion: 'Women In Tech' Is A Framing Device With Limited Value

    Women in tech are often relegated to talking about “being a woman in tech.” What needs to change so women can instead be highlighted for their contributions?

    The popularity of the debate about “women in tech” has always been a funny (confusing) thing to me. I don’t think the core issue around gender and employment has ever been limited to women just in the IT industry. I think women are the “issue” everywhere, all the time. We live in a world which thinks women are a problem. What needs to change for women is for society to stop thinking of women as a problem, and to start treating people with different kinds of physical makeups as equal members of the human race. There are other kinds of people who have trouble breaking into tech, too, who are not women. Why not address the real issue of the fear of the “other”?

    I will raise a slightly academic point that I believe needs to be raised more often: Women in tech aren’t an issue if you understand technology in a broad sense. Women are nurses, women are bioengineers, women manage all sorts of machines in a lot of capacities and industries which require a high level of technical skill. Women in tech is a framing device that has limited value. This is not to say that women are common in executive roles or even in any role in startups, but women are considered a problem with or without coding or executive skills. We live in a world where being born a woman is a dangerous proposition.

  4. [Madi Diaz Shows Us How to Get Through a Shitty Breakup | NOISEY]Been a fan of hers since seeing her open for A Fine Frenzy. Loving this sound!

    [Madi Diaz Shows Us How to Get Through a Shitty Breakup | NOISEY]

    Been a fan of hers since seeing her open for A Fine Frenzy. Loving this sound!

  5. The roles I’m being offered in film are too small to sink your teeth into, and I thought it was time to be able to live with a character at inception and travel with her to fruition, and allow myself to evolve as an actress. I don’t get that opportunity in movies, where they ask me, “Will you play the distraught mom of this boy?” I say, “Sure, but I’ve played it before.” I wanted to play against-type, and while people will say, “She’s playing a no-nonsense nurse,” there’s so much more to her than that.
  6. Some time ago she was offered a part as the “love interest” of an actor 30 years her senior (she doesn’t say who). “I said, ‘Eurgh, no f— way.’ And they said, ‘But Zoe, he’s the hottest actor.’ I don’t give a f— how hot he is, I’m not going to endorse that – not until the day I see more romantic movies with Diane Keaton, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep with young hot actors working as their sidekicks. Only then will I say yes.”
  7. Roxane Gay’s ‘Bad’ Feminism - NYTimes.com

    WHOO HOO!

  8. The other thing is in Hollywood, you don’t want to show weakness as a woman because it is such a misogynist industry. To ever go to work and be like, ‘I have debilitating cramps,’ you can’t do that. You can’t be like, ‘Can I have a hot water bottle for my stomach?’ You have to act like you’re a superhero in order to be taken seriously or put on an equal playing field as the men. As soon as you like have a woman’s body and have women’s issues, it’s like, ‘Oh, you’re a hazard for us,” basically. So you just have to pretend that you’re a lot stronger than you are a lot of the time.
  9. From One with Farai:

  10. "I choose to be part of the conversation about, well, what is in our control? What can we do? Because, as we all know, if people base their lives on what people said can or cannot be possible, nobody would be where they are. They would’ve just stopped and just given up a long time ago."
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