Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)
SHE’S SO COOL
I’ve finally come clean to my friends and family: I’m really fucking good at the Kim Kardashian Hollywood game
And then turn around and say “not all white people”
I LOVE LEARNING BAD THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE I DON’T LIKE
Someone at my school made these in response to my principal announcing a dress code that, as usual, only applied to girls, and I’m kind of proud
Next time someone makes an announcement about our dress code, I’ll do this.
Thank you!! I’ve heard great things about half of a yellow sun, and I’m so excited for the americanah movie! vulcanteatime
Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
I finished Americanah a few weeks ago and absolutely fell in love. Can anyone recommend other books by her/books similar to Americanah I’m bad at finding books by myself! I know she’s written lots more but I’m going back to school soon and I won’t have as much time to read so I want to make sure I choose the best. Please let me know!
Question so tumblr lets people answer this?