an unbalanced mix of original (fewer) and reblogged (more) posts
Christmas is open for business in New York City.
Can’t believe it was four years ago that we visited NYC at Christmas time. It was a wonderful time. And I never before realized how tiny this skating rink was.
You know, Peeta’s unconventional masculinity is as relevant for traditional gender subversion in The Hunger Games as Katniss’s unconventional femininity.
It’s a bit annoying to see everyone and their mother praising Katniss for being such a unique action female hero, and then hearing those same people making fun of Peeta for being a weakling and a ‘sissy’.
Yes, Peeta paints sunsets and bakes cookies and frosts cakes. He is sometimes/usually unarmed and needs Katniss’s protection. He needs saving at several points across the story, and eventually he is captured and needs rescuing.
So what? Just as Katniss can be dextrous at archery, an assassin and a leader in combat, while retaining her kindness, humanity and selflessness, Peeta can paint, bake, and not be a traditional male action hero and still be the male lead and romantic hero of the story. He can still be sexually alluring for Katniss and capable of extremely heroic actions, while needing rescue and baking cakes.
And if you can’t see how relevant it is for this story and for a younger generation to understand that traditional and media-approved masculinity is also a social construct/imposition, as restrictive and reactionary as enforced traditional femininity can be, then the joke’s on you.
This is a good message.
Charles Dance fanboying about Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith
Queens of Awesome
<em>Ladies in Lavender</em> is a lovely film made all the better by the two actresses.
We would like to thank all of our tumblr followers by giving away three copies of The National Ballet of Canada’s 2013|14 Souvenir book.
Simply like or reblog the behind-the-scenes video for the 2013|14 Souvenir Book and we will choose three (3) winners at random and announce them on Monday.
- The winning usernames will be posted on Monday on The National Ballet of Canada tumblr blog with further instructions
- Souvenir books will be shipped out a week later, all winners must provide a valid name and address in order to receive their prize.
- Anyone can participate, but they must to follow The National Ballet of Canada official tumblr blog.
Helena dresses up as Santa for Christmas with the clones (captions narrated by Alison)
Happy official start to the holiday season, Clone Club!