flawless people*

Why is it that one of the biggest arguments against Wonder Woman is the fact that there was a romance subplot? Like honestly? It was barely even a subplot. First and foremost, Steve and Diana were friends. He helped her navigate a world she didn’t understand, but her motivations were always entirely hers. And secondly, literally almost every other action movie on this goddamn planet has a romance subplot, except the difference is they had male leads and female love interests, who are almost always damsels in distress. Diana’s romance with Steve never once made her out as someone Steve had to save, or even vice versa. They were friends and colleagues with the utmost respect for each other. No one makes this big of a fuss in male-led action movies with a romance subplot. People just take it as it is because it’s the ‘status quo’ but in order for a female-led action movie to have any merit, the woman shouldn’t have a love interest because that diminishes her strength as a woman. Well, sirs and madames, kindly fuck off. Just because Hollywood has conditioned you to believe that a woman in love is weak and submissive doesn’t actually mean it’s true. Love has always been the driving force of Diana’s moral fiber and strength. If you think her falling in love is somehow an inherent weakness of hers then you clearly don’t understand Wonder Woman to begin with. 


Infinite list of flawless people (In No Particular Order)
→  Yoon Mi Rae

I like the idea of “authenticity.” It sounds a lot better than saying “keep it real,” which really is what it’s all about. Rap about what you know and not what you think is “in.” Be you. It’s cool to look up to certain artists and practice their rhymes and whatnot, but there’s a difference between practicing and actually trying to get your voice to sound like theirs or trying to copy their act or look. For me, the bottom line is regardless of whether you’re rapping about cars and money or changing the world, if you’re not really feeling it people will eventually catch on.“