arabcupcake  asked:

what are some of your all time favorite books?

• Not All Black Girls Know How To Eat by Stephanie Covington Armstrong

• Silent Racism: How Well-Meaning White People Perpetuate the Racial Divide by Barbara Trepagnier

• Race, Class and Gender by Margaret L. Andersen

• Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by Bell Hooks

• When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan

• Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery by Bell Hooks

• Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

• A Dying Colonialism by Frantz Fanon

• Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins

• Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

• Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Davis

• All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies edited by Gloria Hull

• Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994 by Deborah Gray White

• Gender and Lynching: The Politics of Memory by Evelyn M. Simen

• Lemon Swamp and Other Places by Mamie Garvin Fields

• Homegirls: A Black Feminist Anthology by Barbara Smith

• Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris

  • my sister:oh my god
  • me:what?
  • my sister:i just realized something
  • me:?
  • my sister:gaston is a nice guy.
  • me:...? um, no, sorry, he's an asshole.
  • my sister:no, no, no, gaston is a 'nice guy'. think about it. he spends the whole beginning of the movie trying to be friendly to belle. everyone else in that town thinks she's a bookish freak with a crazy man for a father, but gaston like, talks to her and sort of tries to take an interest in her activities and compliments her and stuff with the complete 100% expectation that she's going to pay him back by being in a relationship with him. he tunes out what she actually says because he doesn't really think of her as a person, just a pretty trophy who should react to him the right way if he does the right things.
  • me:huh
  • my sister:and then when she hooks up with someone else, he gets all angry and shouty and insists that this other guy is a monster and she's lost her damn mind because she was supposed to fall for HIM, not someone else, and then he goes and stirs up the townsfolk into an angry mob and turns the whole thing into a witch hunt over his wounded pride.
  • me:O_O
  • my sister:gaston is a nice guy.
Legally Blonde the Musical
  • Omigod You Guys:sisters before misters
  • Serious:probably the douchiest breakup ever
  • Daughter of Delta Nu:sisters before misters reprise
  • What You Want:with a bit of hard work and peer pressure you can get whatever you want
  • The Harvard Variations:emmett is the only person here who isn't privileged
  • Blood in the Water:let the 75th annual hunger games begin
  • Positive:win back your man with the power of a greek chorus and a hot bod
  • Ireland:i listen to foreign music to drown out my troubles
  • Ireland (Reprise):it's not a... perfect metaphor
  • Serious (Reprise):warner is a real douche
  • Chip On My Shoulder:let's get down to business to defeat the huns
  • So Much Better:the empowering "i can do anything" act one finale
  • Whipped Into Shape:holy crap how is she singing with that choreo
  • Delta Nu Nu Nu:sisters before misters reprise reprise
  • Take It Like A Man:legally blonde + ratty corduroy 5ever
  • Bend and Snap:if you did this in real life it wouldn't work at all but this is a musical so let's run with it and try not to break any noses in the process
  • There! Right! There!:gay or european (i bet you thought that was already the title)
  • Legally Blonde:legally blonde + ratty corduroy reprise feat intense empathetic crying
  • Legally Blonde Remix:warner may be a douche but his (ex)girlfriend sure isn't
  • Scene Of The Crime:something to do with showers and perms i think at this point we all kinda stopped paying attention
  • Find My Way/Finale:forgiveness also sisters before misters reprise reprise reprise and legally blonde + ratty corduroy reprise reprise
He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
—  Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights