p: emma thompson

“I don’t think you can describe him as a ‘sex addict.’ He’s a predator. But what he’s as it were, the top of the ladder of is a system of harassment, and belittling, and bullying, and interference…..This has been part of our world, women’s world, since time immemorial. So what we need to start talking about is the crisis in masculinity, the crisis of extreme masculinity, which is this sort of behaviour……Do they have to be all as bad as him to make it count? Does it only count if you…have done it to loads and loads and loads of women? Or does it count if you do it to one woman once? I think the latter.” (x)

8

What do you know of my heart? What do you know of anything but your own suffering. For weeks, Marianne, I’ve had this pressing on me without being at liberty to speak of it to a single creature. It was forced on me by the very person whose prior claims ruined all my hope. I have endured her exultations again and again whilst knowing myself to be divided from Edward forever. Believe me, Marianne, had I not been bound to silence I could have provided proof enough of a broken heart, even for you.

6

Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast has topped the billion dollar mark worldwide, grossing a magical total of $1,000,039,193 in the box office in its fourth week. It’s the 29th movie to ever cross this mark.