Why Meghan Trainor’s body acceptance anthem “All About That Bass” is disappointing

'Basically, it seems to be really hard to write a song about body acceptance that’s actually about accepting all bodies.'

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Circles - Kate Tempest

I’m late on this one but she’s awesome and the video works so well for this song too

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Why I’m Not Really Here For Emma Watson’s Feminism Speech At the U.N. -

Whilst I really liked some of Emma Watson’s speech it did leave me feeling uncomfortable in parts, and this article has helped me to understand why given me so much to think about,

'The underlying message here is that women deserve equity and equality because of our relationships to men. Continuing to re-enforce the idea that men should respect women and fight for women’s equality because mother/sister/daughter/whatever perpetuates the idea that women don’t already deserve those things based solely on our status as human beings. It encourages men to think of women always and only in relation to themselves, as if our pseudo-humanity is only an after-thought of men’s real humanity. The truth is that women are whole, complete people, regardless of our status in the lives of men’

'the people with the most privilege are constantly being centralized this way in conversations about oppression and it needs to stop. This is why “marriage equality” is the mainstream LGBTQ rights issue, rather than homeless queer youth or struggling elders, rather than invisibilization and erasure of queer and trans people of color. The face of the “marriage equality” movement is mostly white, male and well-off. The people with the most privilege are centered in the discussion, while the people who are the most oppressed are an afterthought, at best. De-centralizing women in conversations about gender inequality isn’t good.’

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Crusha-ing: Kelis doesn’t drink milkshakes

But she never sang about drinking milkshakes!

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The UN says women aren't represented well enough in films

Key findings

  • One female visible for every 2.4 men
  • Only 23% of speaking roles in action and adventure films are female
  • 7% of directors are female
  • Only 30.9% of all speaking characters are female.

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Great live organ recording, I love the clicks! Very atmospheric too.

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Holly Herndon Breaks Up With the NSA in Video for New Song "Home"

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Holly Herndon - Home

'I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW ME

BETTER THAN I KNOW ME’

'I DON'T KNOW WHICH ME TO BE'

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Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) TALKS Andrew W.K., Lana Del Rey and Authenticity at Basilica Soundscape 2014

As always don’t read the comments - mostly by people (men) who can’t (or don’t want to) understand the concept of male privilege

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I did this weird cover of Like A Virgin by Madonna!

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Groove Armada feat Bryan Ferry - Shameless

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moarrrmagazine:

La Roux - Kiss And Not Tell 

woohaaaa, the surprise of the month! Ellie turned herself into early Madonna mood for her new video.

Kiss And Not Tell was directed by Alexander Brown

Love the vintage telephones and her cheesy grin!

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How would you sound on Mars?

"On Venus, the pitch of your voice would become much deeper," Leighton said. "That is because the planet’s dense atmosphere means that the vocal cords vibrate more slowly through this ‘gassy soup.’ However, the speed of sound in the atmosphere on Venus is much faster than it is on Earth, and this tricks the way our brain interprets the size of a speaker."

He suggests that our brain has been fine-tuned this way “to work out whether an animal call in the night was something that was small enough to eat, or so big as to be dangerous.” On other planets, however, that fine tuning can lead to different impressions.

"When we hear a voice from Venus, we think the speaker is small, but with a deep bass voice," Leighton said. "On Venus, humans sound like bass Smurfs."

He said the situation would be different on Mars. “The lower sound speed on Mars does not lower the pitch of the voice,” Leighton told me in a follow-up email. “It makes the speaker seem slightly larger, but still in pitch. In fact, the atmosphere of Mars would raise the pitch of the speaker’s voice slightly, because of a density effect.”

explore-blog:

For John Cage's birthday, 10 timeless rules for learning and life, created by Sister Corita Kent and popularized by Cage.

'Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes'

explore-blog:

For John Cage's birthday, 10 timeless rules for learning and life, created by Sister Corita Kent and popularized by Cage.

'Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes'

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