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When 12-year-old girls are watching something like the CW’s long-running campy drama One Tree Hill (which aired from 2003-2012), in which actors like 25-year-old Hilarie Burton played 17-year-old cheerleader Peyton Sawyer, they’re not seeing an accurate portrayal of their future on screen. They’re seeing a glamorized vision of some executive’s idealized version of high school instead. When a real 16-year-old cheerleader flips on the CW and sees fellow pompom shakers who look like Burton or costar Sophia Bush, also well beyond her high school years, they’re looking at themselves at wondering why they don’t look like that in their uniform. Here’s the secret: they didn’t when they were 16, either.

Samantha Wilson, Why Teenagers Need to Play Teenagers On Screen (via thunderboltandlightning)

Aka the thesis of my entire tumblr.

(via actualteenadultteen)

This is super accurate and super important and I think the other thing though is that if they DID use REAL teenagers to play teenagers it’d be not only harder to sexualize them it would be less appropriate. And I think that says a lot. 

(via captain-snark)

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micdotcom:

Woman live tweets IBM execs discussing why they don’t hire women, tries not to throw up

Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.

Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.

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snareface:

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

Americans say that Canadians are too nice because they’re jealous.

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iheartcinema:

my ice cold just melted a little (x)

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boneswolf:

I can feel the burn from here.

(Source: michaelaconlin)

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thegeekyblonde:

LA, FINALS: RHIANNON MCGAVIN, ZARIYA ALLEN, BELISSA ESCOBEDO, “SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA”  

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thegeekyblonde:

DC, FINALS: THOMAS HILL, MALACHI BYRD, CHYNA MCCOMBS, MORGAN BUTLER, “WATERS”  

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yeh jawaani hai deewani + white & yellow