endless list of favorite characters → katniss everdeen, the hunger games
The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.
But that ain’t Jennifer Lawrence? Looks more like Keisha Castle-Hughes.
It’s Q’orianka Kilcher, and I used her as a dreamcast because I always read Katniss as PoC. Jennifer Lawrence is a fine actress, but she’s not at all an accurate representation of the Katniss in my head.
#sometimes i think the casting call was for a white girl because a woman of color raising up an army #and becoming the symbol of the revolution would be too close to social commentary they considered too radical #because we can rage against the patriarchy only if it’s in the future #and we can rage against racism only if it’s in the past #but we can’t rage against both #because that is too close to threatening the status quo of the present (via dealanexmachina)
i think she just won the audition
Yes, Jennifer Lawrence did win the audition. But the casting call for Katniss ONLY allowed white actresses to audition. In the book, Katniss is described as having dark hair, olive skin, and gray eyes. The area she’s from in the book has led a lot of people to read her as having Native American heritage, which the actress in the gifset is. Jennifer Lawrence, as far as I know, isn’t.
The issue isn’t REALLY that Jennifer Lawrence played Katniss, and no one is saying that she wasn’t a good actress or good in the part. That isn’t the issue. The issue is that they took a character who is described as dark-skinned (olive skin means sort of medium dark, like people of Native American or Middle Eastern or Latin American descent often have, in case you didn’t know) and ONLY LET white actresses audition. Katniss is almost certainly of mixed race—her mother is blonde and white, and her father is described as looking like her—but only white actresses were even allowed to TRY for the part.
THAT’S the issue.
For the record, I don’t agree with the tags about WHY the casting call was only for white actresses because I don’t believe that the producers and directors would even care enough to give it that much thought. I’m pretty sure they didn’t even consider casting anyone who wasn’t white because they are used to casting white actors in roles unless the role SPECIFICALLY calls for a person of a specific ethnicity. Sometimes they don’t even bother then.
But yeah, Jennifer Lawrence got the role because of her audition. But since the audition was so limited and racist, we’ll never know if a brilliant actress of Native American or Latin American descent would have done better.
I think somebody had fun with this wall.
this is a nice wall. I like this wall.
Ariana Grande sounds like a font on Microsoft Word
Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.
Mary Pipher, Clinical Psychologist and Author, Reviving Ophelia (via sunshine-machine)
this should have been reblogged a million times already.
And remember, they are socialized to accept rape culture as “masculinity” and “normal.” This isn’t inherent biology. So they can be socialized away from it. This quote = everything.
Wearing eyeliner doesn’t make you “girly” or “gay” a lot of girls actually find it attractive. If you wanna put concealer on that pimple go ahead. It doesn’t make you less of a man. Makeup is not intrinsically feminine. Don’t let society’s screwed up gender roles stop you from expressing yourself.
Miley: “Dad I have something for Tanners bug collection”
my uncle: “that’s great”
Miley: “it’s a bird”
my uncle: “no its not”
They let it go and it flew away just fine, so we’re wondering how she caught it.
she caught another bird.
update: she caught a squirrel today
She is gonna rule the world one day with this power