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10 Things I Enjoy About Rihanna’s  Amazing (and Problematic) #BBHMM Video

There have been plenty of short reviews written about Rihanna’s new “Bitch Better Have My Money” (BBHMM) video. Much of the chatter has focused on its explicit and violent content. Then there were the think pieces (yawn). A thoughtful Tumblr review and a HuffPo essay finally prompted me to just go ahead and talk about the video’s non-superficial aspects that I actually enjoy, and find meaningful. 

10. The Video Elevates  & Complicates the Song

Let’s be real, “Bitch Better Have My Money” is an OK song.  Having been out since March, I only just purchased the single after the video gave me so many feelings yesterday. Sure, the song has an infectious refrain that transforms its pimptastic heritage, turning the usual PIMP/heaux , perpetrator/victim power dynamic on its head. Rihanna’s visual artistry further illuminates and complicates the otherwise simplistic song lyrics.  Not only is the ‘Bitch’ in question a white man, but he’s also the perpetrator of crimes against Rihanna: fraud and theft. Rihanna, as victim-turned revenge pimp, has two non-black women (one of them is Desi) doing most of the (literally) heavy lifting for her, and carrying out abusive acts on her Bitch accountant’s wife (more on this later). Rihanna, baller, shot-caller, reminds the Bitch that he works for her because, clearly, he forgot got got got got.

9. The Provocateur as Auteur

Congratulations, Ms. Fenty, on your extremely well-done directorial debut.

Originally posted by rihannainfinity

Rihanna conceived of the concept eight months ago, and with the back-up of Megaforce directed what is essentially a short-film. And it’s a great film! It is well-lit, and cinematically-presented. It has a narrative that contains twists and surprising reveals. Rihanna and everyone else play characters, and they do so in ways that convincingly draw you in…just like a movie.

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Charles Harbutt, a former president of Magnum Photos, died overnight Monday in Monteagle, Tenn., where he was conducting a photography workshop. He was 79 and had been suffering from emphysema, his wife, the photographer Joan Liftin, said. May his soul rest in peace.

“I became a photographer because photographers did have to be wherever they wanted to take pictures, or at least their cameras did. And because there was some connection, inherent in the nature of the medium, between that place and its picture. And the viewers, despite any pitfalls or roadblocks put in their way, could still to some extent be there too.

This has always struck me as somewhat amazing: That magic little box enables one to leave, in a small way and for a short while, one’s own time and space and to occupy, maybe only superficially, another time and space: a then and there that really existed as well as a here and now. Photographs are both real images and imaged realities. This is both unique among media and new in human experience.” (read more)

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anonymous asked:

Is my hair comment too superficial for you?

Ha.  Of course not.  Sam hair discussions are never superficial.  I don’t think he has a piece on.  I think under the right set of hands, Sam’s own hair can work in his favor.  He’s had some fantastic hair stylings in the past.

But I think his hair is a shape shifter and rarely looks the same twice.  It has a mind of its own and often goes rogue.  What may look beautiful in one shot can go to hell in the next.  The key is finding the right person for the job and never letting that person out of his sight.  I nominate any one of these talented folk

anonymous asked:

A German transgender site told me that if transmen do bottom surgery, the phallus wont be satisfying "big". Is that true? And would it leave scars if you (generally) used the skin on your forearms? Like, do they use the superficial layer or does it hurt or anything?

Size satisfaction is very subjective. The size I want from bottom surgery might not be enough for one person and might be far too much for another, so we can’t use blanket statements like that. What we can do is explain what size people can expect from bottom surgery and let them make an informed decision based on what they want for their own body. If you look through my bottom surgery tags you’ll find much more in-depth information about these topics, so this will be a very general post. 

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The people we ultimately found to start the conversation on this fraught topic were uniformly well-meaning and in favor of equality. Certainly they didn’t consider themselves racists. Racism is something that is perpetrated by other people — the ones complaining about affirmative action, refusing to take down their Confederate flags and sharing racist jokes. But if so few people identify as racist, why are racial tensions so pervasive right now? Subtle racism is harder to confront.

It has become easier for white people to think about race through the superficial lens of thinking about other people, instead of themselves. Indeed, most of the people in this Op-Doc hadn’t given much thought to being white other than that it was obvious by the color of their skin. But when we dug a bit deeper, the discussion gets tense, and visibly uncomfortable.


Maryam Mirzakhani, una matemática egresada de Harvard y profesora de la Universidad de Stanford en California, fue galardonada con la Medalla Fields, presea que es conocida comúnmente como el “Premio Nobel de Matemáticas” ya que no existe una categoría para esta ciencia en dichas condecoraciones.

Este hecho convierte a Mirzakhani en la primer mujer en ser premiada con la Medalla Fields por la Unión Matemática Internacional en la historia.

La Medalla Fields se otorga cada cuatro años desde 1936 y es el máximo galardón que se puede obtener en esta disciplina a nivel internacional.

Este premio otorgado a Maryam Mirzakhani reconoce sus contribuciones al terreno de la geometría y los sistemas dinámicos, particularmente en el entendimiento de la simetría de superficies curvas y esferas. Aunque su trabajo puede ser considerado como matemática pura, los expertos aseguran que tiene implicaciones en la física cuántica, así como en el estudio de números primos y criptografía.

Mirzakhani se siente entusiasmada con este hito y siente confianza sobre la posibilidad de ver a alguna otra mujer hacerse de una Medalla Fields.


crumblycosplaystationxo9 asked:

I just read your latest post about this whole blog incident and your completely right Dont you hate how people will just look at someone in cosplay and will automatically start to be rude about it.You could be the nicest person in the world and people would look at something like that and still be rude.I get a lot of weird looks and comments because of my hair style and clothes (especially home stuck shirts) but you just have to not care,like you mentioned,but anyways I'm sorry about that (again

yes I know what you mean. but sadly this is how society works. everything new is scary and if you don’t fit in then you’re a misfit. it’s hard to assert yourself when focusing on outer appearances is the number one tool to decide on someones skills and value. I can only hope that superficial features lose their importance in the future.


like ok i understand that the tf2 mercs are cliched archetypes on a superficial level but over the years they have developed unique personalities that make them fun to explore in fic. but i’m tired of fic writers not going beyond that superficial level of characterization and just going like Engie = Cowboy Kink Rapist, Medic = Medical Exam Kink Rapist, etc. but like do i really need to explain why Drunk Demo Rapist is horrible for a multitude of reasons? honestly the lack of respect and self-awareness in fandom is embarrassing

NAME: Perrinae Villacorta Helmynth
AGE: 29
GENDER: Female
BIRTH: March 27th
PROFESSION(S): Keeper of The Records of Aran'Thalas, Viscountess of Riverguard, Member of P.R. committee for TDSC
RESIDENCES: Her viscounty of Riverguard!

               { PHYSICAL FEATURES}


HAIR: Though the color changes on occasion, Perrinae’s care for the appearance of her hair could be considered near-superficial. When she is expected to be working, the tresses are done in chique styles neither overdone nor lazy.
EYES: In darker settings, her eyes are nearly black. Caught in light, they become a color akin to trapped fire or copper.
SKIN: Sun-kissed, some have called it. Similiar to caramel, unblemished.
HEIGHT: 5′6″
OTHER: Perrinae wears glasses! She is a very studious little bookworm and never goes anywhere without them, nor can she see without them. They were stolen once, and she constantly ran into walls throughout the day.
                { FAMILY }
SIBLINGS: (Deceased)
PARENTS: Father: (Deceased) Mother: (Alive)
OTHER RELATIVES: Rosalyn Proudhymn (Cousin)
ACQUAINTANCES/FRIENDS: People in the Covenant, Baros Blackmantle of House Briarwood, Dairious Balor
ANY PETS?: yes [x] || no [ ]
Perrinae has a white female cat named “Duchess” after Aelorelle, the one to give the cat to her. (And a Disney reference!)
                { ATTRIBUTES}


Strength - In thanks to her training, a blow from Perrinae certainly packs a punch. Despite her bookish appearance, Perrinae is toned and combat-able.
Dexterity - Flexible, absolutely. This was before she became a monk. During an attack on Stormwind, she utilized a series of acrobatic stunts to manuever her way over the rooftops to find help for her friends.
Constitution - Shapely, and she is more than aware. Her bottom and thighs carry most of her weight as opposed to her chest. Hips are wide, spreading inches further than her shoulders.
Intellect - Perrinae is more aware and read of the world around her than she lets on. She has a fascination with the animals and flora of Azeroth, and unbeknownst to many, she concocts anti-venoms and poultices based on materials found in them. Or attempts to, anyway.
Wisdom - Her wisdom is not comparable to that of Aelorelle or Rosalyn, mostly stopping at relationships and friendships. She’s known her share of hurt, and that is what has made her stronger.
Charisma - People have, for whatever reason, called Perrinae “exotic” on occasion and are drawn to her for this same reason. She does her best to remind them that in a world of Elves and Draenei, she is not as exotic as they give her credit, though this only seems to appeal even more. Oddly enough. She has phenominal people skills, hence her being one of the members of the Dawnsworn’s P.R. committee.
Comeliness - Perrinae puts effort into her appearance. Make-up, brushing her hair, curling it and finding accessories are all part of her routine. She takes pride in her looks and no one can take that away from her.


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anonymous asked:

why do you wear so much make-up on your pics like whats with the eyeliner and shadow and blush? it makes you come off so superficial and narcissistic. no offence. i think you'd be a lot prettier with less makeup like in your older photos.

HAHAHAHAH because i work in cosmetics and makeup is one of my biggest passions and i literally do not give a single dime if you like me w/ less makeup???? fuck outta here lmao
God Did Not Kill Jesus on the Cross for Our Sins

Many of the limited number of verses used to demonstrate that penal substitutionary atonement is biblical along with early Church writings that seem to agree, only point to Jesus’ death being related to the sins of humanity — not necessarily an assertion that his death was a substitute for our sins.

In interpreting those verses, it’s important to recognize that most Christians believe “sin” means breaking certain moral rules established by God, as recorded by the writers of the Bible.

But, I believe Jesus found this popular understanding of sin (during his lifetime and today) to be far too superficial and simplistic. When he said, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill,” in Matthew:5:17, what he was really saying is, “I did come to destroy how you are usingthe Law,” (and, thus, how you understand sin).

Did you notice how awkwardly and abruptly that quote from Jesus ends with “fulfill”? Some translations of the Bible actually throw in a “them” (as in “to fulfill them”) to avoid that awkwardness, but, the truth is, it is simply not there in the original language.

What is there is the Greek word pleroo, which would be better interpreted as “to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full”, “to render full, i.e. to complete” (Strong’s G4137). In other words, the way the Law was being interpreted and practiced in Jesus’ time was missing the mark. Something more, something different, had to be done in order to fulfill the intent of the Law.

It’s important to note that Jesus made this statement in the middle of the Sermon on the Mount – a message I believe is built on the foundation of love. During this sermon, near the end of Chapter 5 in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus explained what could be considered the summation of the message (and, conveniently, it’s also part of what he said is the summation of “the Law”):

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you… For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same?”

Ok, so we seem to have wandered a long way from this question of sin, but it has been a purposeful wandering. As Tolkien reminds us, “not all who wander are lost.”

Jesus came to help us understand the fullness of biblical Law. He does so by teaching us about what complete and full love looks like.

If you believe that God is love, you understand the importance of Jesus’ lesson: When we act in unloving ways, we distance ourselves from God – and that is the one and only sin: actions that separate us from God. At the heart of considering whether or not an action separates us from God (and at the core of the Law) is the question of love. Does this action come from a place of love?

And that question brings us back to the cross.

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13 (NRSV)

As I’ve recently written, one of the most significant factors that put Jesus on the cross was his actions in the Temple courtyard. He entered the courtyard knowing he was entering the hub of power for the region of Judah. He was confronting the religious and governing body in the heart of their market; the very place where they made the profits which funded their power. He did it under the watchful eye of Roman guards who were there to ensure that there was no trouble during the annual Passover celebration, which was about escaping the heavy hand of an unjust ruler.

In Roman occupied territories, the one sure-fire way to get hung from a cross was to be seen as a threat to those in power.

Jesus knew what he was doing. He knew he would be seen as a threat. He knew where it would lead (the cross). I’d even argue he’d known for a while what he was going to do and where it was likely to lead. Three different times before entering the temple, Jesus predicted that he would be given the death penalty, capital punishment, death by crucifixion.

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

“Why did Jesus die on a cross?”

Jesus died on the cross because he offended those in power.

Jesus died on a cross because he challenged the status quo.

Jesus died on a cross because love would not sit silently by as those who had little were being stepped on, used, and abused by those who had so very much.

“Why did Jesus die on a cross?”

Jesus died on a cross to show us what love looks like in action.

Sin is any action which separates us from God. The actions that separate us from God are unloving actions. Jesus came to teach us that the Law was designed to help us avoid those kinds of unloving actions.He also came to show us what the fullness of love looks like in action.It looks like healing people who are hurt. It looks like feeding people who are hungry. It looks like loving people who are shunned. It looks like defending people who are overwhelmed. It looks like friends sharing food together. It looks like grieving over the loss of a friend. It looks like a conversation over a drink of cool water. It looks like helping the celebration along at a wedding. It looks like helping the lost find meaning in life.It looks like a man, hanging from a tree, because the threat of death from the most powerful government on the face of the planet was not enough to subdue his love for those who were being taken advantage of.Did Jesus die to save us from our sins?Yes, but it wasn’t a moment that erased our sins by some mystical magic show from above.Jesus’ death showed us how far love will go, what love looks like when it is played out to its fullest.And it showed us that, if we truly choose to follow, it can save us from our sins.

intaier The part where he says that Jesus came to correct the common perception of sin, and turn it into a message of love (sin being that which separates us from both Love and God, because God is Love), makes sense we consider the commandments Jesus gave in Matthew 22:

6 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[c]38 This is the first and greatest commandment.39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d]40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

(It’s very Thelemic too tbh. “Love is the law, love under will.”)

// i’m drunk so i’m gonna ramble at y'all about my bf
he’s honestly been like nothing but amazing since day 1 and he thinks i’m beautiful w/o makeup and it’s superficial but that means so much to me because i’m really insecure about my face without makeup and i’ve never had anybody i dated really think i’m always beautiful
Idk maybe i’m just tipsy and girly but he’s so great for so many reasons y'all and i really do not deserve him i’m a douche

anonymous asked:

hi roxy i just wanted to let you know (for what is worth) that coming on your blog just calms me down when most other places on here give me so much anxiety. i don't know i think you are very genuine and tbh it's like you're the only reasonable person left on this website sometimes, you always think things through and question them instead of standing with stuff that superficially may seem right. i love coming on here, thank you and i truly wish you the best, you deserve it!!!!!

thank you so much lovely! I wish all the same for you.  btw, I found this website (it’s a virtual aquarium) which I found is helpful for anxiety. all the best to you. xx