Dora Somerville

Mid 20s. Fashionably late. Broadcasting and procrastinating. But not at the same time. Honest.
Work for the BBC but all this fangirling belongs to me.
Oh and London Grumblr.
Recent Tweets @doraexploring
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castielsteenwolf:

pr1nceshawn:

The evolution of Halloween costumes for girls…

this is really important

(via kid-speaks)

jewmingle:

Steal Her Look: Ikea Monkey

Burberry Prorsum Suede and Shearling Coat - $4,995

Malene Birger Bellish Fur Mittens - $195

Rare 1960’s Yves Saint Laurent Brown Fur Hat - $613

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donatellavevo:

"yes i’m a gamer"

image

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But even if Gone Girl is just sort of accidentally feminist, so what? The film is a bracing corrective to years of thrillers on screens both big and small that reduce their female characters to victims designed to die because they were the wrong kind of woman, or married the wrong kind of man (which was completely their fault, of course). They are bait, or objects to be protected, not characters in their own right. And even when these movies try to turn their female characters into something more, they tend to fetishize those characters’ suffering — as, ironically, happened in Fincher’s own Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But Gone Girl is different. It takes a character who would just be a corpse in so many other stories and turns the entire movie over to her.
Even if Gone Girl is just sort of accidentally feminist, so what? The women in Gone Girl, like the women in too many movies, have had their agency taken, have been stripped of their power, by their husbands, or by their boyfriends, or by their parents, or by the system, or just by the horrible turns a life can take. But Amy refuses to accept this. She pushes back toward the center, and she takes what’s hers. (x)

But even if Gone Girl is just sort of accidentally feminist, so what? The film is a bracing corrective to years of thrillers on screens both big and small that reduce their female characters to victims designed to die because they were the wrong kind of woman, or married the wrong kind of man (which was completely their fault, of course). They are bait, or objects to be protected, not characters in their own right. And even when these movies try to turn their female characters into something more, they tend to fetishize those characters’ suffering — as, ironically, happened in Fincher’s own Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But Gone Girl is different. It takes a character who would just be a corpse in so many other stories and turns the entire movie over to her.

Even if Gone Girl is just sort of accidentally feminist, so what? The women in Gone Girl, like the women in too many movies, have had their agency taken, have been stripped of their power, by their husbands, or by their boyfriends, or by their parents, or by the system, or just by the horrible turns a life can take. But Amy refuses to accept this. She pushes back toward the center, and she takes what’s hers. (x)

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shortylego:

joceywocey8:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

chrishallbeck:

Deep.

abysmal

ground-breaking

This site is literally the worst.

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A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her.

I’m so glad I had Lisa Simpson growing up.

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aleesha-nandhra:

A crop of my entry to this years AOI TFL prize for Illustration.

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eyareilrahc:

See this… this is how it’s done.

No “you don’t look chunky, you look beautiful.”
No “you don’t look chunky” at all.

Just complete acceptance. Yeah, you look how you do, and how you look is beautiful. Mama gets it.

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