Nude Nails with white X by Christina Rinaldi of Prima Creative
Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.
And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.
ALL OF THIS
- Glamour UK: What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
- Gillian Anderson: A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
- Glamour UK: But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
- Gillian Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men.
I hate hate hate it when women in video games make sexual noises when they get hit or die in suggestive positions
like women can’t even die in a way that doesn’t exist to turn men on
how dare you sexualise female pain
Several videos have been released, featuring Black women just doing their thing, being effortlessly fly as we’re wont to do, but this one stood out for me because Vanessa is totally someone I would drink bottomless mimosas with and not give a damn about people giving us rude looks because we’re passionately discussing free tampons. I’m so with her on this - TAMPONS SHOULD BE FREE Y’ALL.
This episode also goes a bit deeper as Vanessa discusses rape culture and her life as an actress struggling with typecasting, stereotypes, and colorism. Sort of refreshing (but still very depressing) to hear Black folks from different parts of the world noting how important representation is. Validating, even. We’re all connected.