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Why Tyler Perry is problematic


  • Constantly creates story lines about sad angry defenseless black women who are delivered from their misery by a man.
  • Has said that “black people don’t go to therapy they go to church” on several occasions
  • Says Aids/HIV is “the sinner’s disease” and uses it as a form of punishment in this movie

“Jennifer: I’m only 16. I don’t know how to handle all this!
Madea: Living takes a lifetime. You got a whole lot more living to do, honey. You gonna make it. Hush, now. Gotta keep getting up every day, one day at a time. You’ll make it.”

—   I Can Do Bad All By Myself (via belegenwaitforitdary)


Bootstraps - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston Cover)

Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack
Season 10 Episode 18
“You Be Illin’”


Tim Gardner, Man in Moonlight over LA, 2013, 14 x 18


Tim Gardner, Man in Moonlight over LA, 2013, 14 x 18

“It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?”

—   Donna Tartt (via observando)

“In the evening he went to the cinema to see ‘The Lord of the Rings’, which he had never before had time to see. He thought that orcs, unlike human beings, were simple and uncomplicated creatures.”

—   Stieg Larsson (via observando)

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“Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves - be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you.”

—   Wise words from my mom (via ecartum)

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