Meanwhile, Mac goes from being an embedded reporter in a war zone to sitting in the control room during Will’s show, where she regularly saves him from looking like an idiot on national TV. Maggie volunteers to report from a war-torn region of Africa and narrowly avoids being killed. Sloan Sabbith holds a PhD, goes toe-to-toe with the president of the news division, punches Wall Street jerks, speaks fluent Japanese, and stands up for what she thinks is right, even when it means physically threatening her executive producer. Leona Lansing owns the network and, it’s safe to say, scares the shit out of almost everyone, including her male subordinates.
The Newsroom is chuck-full of robust female characters. When faced with flawed women, we find ourselves utterly incapable of appreciating them for who they are as characters. Instead, we see them as universal representations of their gender, which means Sorkin doesn’t have a “woman problem.” We do.
Feminism, as a movement, constantly begs Hollywood to depict, “real” female characters. We refuse to accept the overly sexualized “hero” like Cat Woman or the sexless, overworked bitch like Miranda Priestly. We’re starving for smart, funny, flawed female characters who, if they don’t actually “have it all,” are struggling to get there like the rest of us. But, when we actually see those characters on TV, we immediately complain about what we said we wanted all along — we turn on the writers of those shows for not crafting the “perfect” female character."
Lets just slow clap it out and also, this is basically everything I wanted to say, but they said it better.
Manchester is such a great episode. Both parts. All of it. Toby especially. But mostly Margaret telling Leo off like an unruly child.
Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)
The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover
“That’s not a knife, this is a kn — well, it’s a cable, actually. It may not be very handy in a fight, but who has time for fighting when you’ve got a fully charged phone on which to play Candy Crush?”
Kogan is such a cute and sassy online shopping site, omg, fucking Croc Dundee references. Love it.
My Favorite Mackenzie’s outfits
ngl i base most of my online shopping on What Would MacKenzie Wear
Mr. President, can you tell us right now if you’ll be seeking a second term?
on a scale from Matilda to Carrie how well do you handle having telekinesis and terrible parents
You win this round cheese
actually that is a rectangle cheese
[oxford comma laughing in the distance]
[vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]
I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter
Fast and Furriest: Tokyo Drift
Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”