No guys, I need to stop and talk about something in this movie and how fucking revolutionary it was; something that I haven’t seen in a movie before or since.
This is a movie about a kid who leaves her birth family.
Not a kid who find that they have a secret lineage or something that allows them to find their ‘true family’ - this is a movie about a kid whose true birth family is made up of bad people. So she gets out. And that is played as the right thing to do. She isn’t punished for it or made to feel bad about ‘abandoning her family’. There isn’t an underlying ‘but they’re your family and you have to love them’ or ‘they’re your family and they love you even if they don’t show it well or do hurtful things’ message of the kind that I see OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER in media. Matilda gets out and lives happily ever after because of it.
We need a million more movies like this to counter the metric shit ton of movies that directly counter this message.
#sometimes the family you start with isn’t a good one #but you can find your own #family is not absolute #blood is not absolute
Perfect perception of this film :) I, for one, have always adored it for this reason.
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6:50 pm • 25 July 2014 • 394,940 notes
8 Reasons Why Some Girls Are More Likeable Than Others
okay NO JUST NO.
Based on the cliche categories, vague explanations, and contextually limited examples, I’m going to guess the author wasn’t thinking too hard when they wrote this. The references to a school environment as well as the level of writing ability gives the impression of early teens, probably around 12-14, and the closing statement exhibits a primarily masculine viewpoint (“if your girl has all of [these traits], you are lucky”). On top of that, the lack of contractions is characteristic of an early approach to writing essays intended to sound professional or informative. This fall-back style becomes especially prominent when the writer has flimsy or poorly-presented arguments, or when they have a weak understanding of their own reasoning.
In short, it’s a safe guess that the author of this article is a young male trying to give the impression of intelligence as he presents arguments drawn from his peers (male and female, judging from the age group). He believes these arguments wholeheartedly, but it’s clear he has trouble giving them much weight or clarity. Therefore, this article does less to make its intended point than it does to expose the influences felt by middle schoolers.
6:40 pm • 25 July 2014 • 12,947 notes
I wish none of you were sad
I wish there was peace and justice and wealth and happiness and good people around all of the planet
try and one up me again bitch
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3:32 pm • 25 July 2014 • 766,296 notes