“The closer he looks at the child, the less he sees … The more he looks at it, there’s nothing there. He fears that the more you look at him the less you see. There isn’t anything there.” - John Hughes
2014 TIME 100 Most Influential People: The Artists
Occasionally in American pop culture, an icon emerges who captivates us and provides a vivid snapshot of who we are and the changing times in which we live. In her role as Olivia Pope, Scandal’s unflappable political fixer, Kerry Washington has used her grace and vibrant magnetism to transcend age, race and gender, and to provide a new mainstream media lens through which to view modern womanhood and professional excellence.
Setting aside the “scandalous” melodrama necessary to sustain a fictional series so titled, Kerry has offered up a fresh new archetype for what it means to lead while combining courage and compassion, strength and vulnerability, passion, steely discipline and unfailing loyalty. It is a role that makes full use of her distinctive talent for drawing in audiences with such authenticity that we often forget she is acting.
Kerry’s work with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities since 2009 is also a source of deep inspiration, using arts education to close achievement gaps and ignite passion among young people.
In a world that too often tells little girls to choose between womanhood and success, between femininity and a seat at the head of the table, both onscreen and off Kerry Washington embodies the promise that lives in all our young people to shape their own destinies and succeed as “gladiators” for the causes in which they believe.
written by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration
The reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about punishing women for having sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex.
This is exactly why pro-life sucks.
This is why I’m pro-choice !
This right here
All truth, no lies.
We were trying to make our way south, but decided to make a detour into a major metropolitan city.
Why on Earth would we want to do that?
Ike & Tina | Proud Mary
Left a good job in the city
Workin’ for the Man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleep
And I was worryin’ ‘bout the way things might have been
this bastid pushed the kid outta the window. hmph!
Getting to GoT, I see? lol
and all he did was catch him fucking his sister… by accident. talking about the things we do for love. Thats not love. its INCEST, which is prohibited by law in most states. fuck outta here. Lemme go to sleep. I cant be getting riled up about this at such an ungodly hour..
Well, far be it from me to defend sister-fucking or throwing little boys from a window, particularly since my heart is and always will be a Stark … but … if King Robert found out about them, they’d both be dead. Cersei’s kids would probably be dead too.