“Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them.”—Jessica Valenti quotes; The Purity Myth (via dearly)
Caroline: “Why are you giving him your serious vampire look?” Stefan: “My serious vampire look?” Caroline: “Yep. Its different from your worried vampire look. Neither of which stray too far from your ‘Hey! It’s Tuesday!’”
CAROLINE FORBES, I LOVE YOU MOVE THAN HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
Also, Uncle Mason can stay sweaty and shirtless and chained up like that all he wants. Ugh <3
Why can’t I find any screencaps of that? I nearly melted into my seat at all the chains.
“Racism that stems from the blind assumption that what works for white people will work for all people is still racism, even if its roots lie in ignorance rather than prejudice or disgust. And one of the first things I learnt as a student editor was that what people make of what you have to say is as important as what you intend to communicate: the systematic whitening of black models’ and celebrities’ skin has been discussed enough that it’s something any magazine editor, art director or retoucher should be aware of when designing a cover.
I don’t think covers like these stem from a perception that black skin is ugly - although they probably do stem from an assumption that white models, and white magazine buyers, are the unmarked default - but by this point, editors must be aware of what the consequences of their choices are likely to be.”—