1. av-oyene:

    Anna is hunting for da booty

    (Source: av-oyene-private, via allweare-are-vagabonds)


  2. mariuseponines:

    these critics choice noms are making me nervous for tony noms…

    SAME. Like Gentlemen’s Guide came out of NOWHERE

  3. rupeerose:



    I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

    This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

    Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

    My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

    (via theheadlineofthisissue)

  4. generalbriefing:











    Young women are having difficulty accessing tubal ligation, despite it being a relatively safe (death rate is 1-2 per 100,000) and elective surgery.

    There is a waiting period of 30 days for women seeking tubal ligation, yet no waiting period for men seeking vasectomies. 


    Young women are often discriminated against when seeking sterilization. Many doctors ask offensive questions (“What if you met a billionaire who wanted to have kids with you?”), state categorically that their patients are too young to consider the surgery, and generally act as though, as one woman who tried unsuccessfully to be sterilized at the age of 21 in the U.K. put it, ”just because I was a woman, I’d reach a point where an urge to breed would overcome all rational thought.” (Perhaps unsurprisingly, that woman’s 25-year-old husband faced no such presumptions when he asked his doctor for a vasectomy. The procedure was quickly approved.)


    Say that at 18 I slap down enough money so I could have my whole body covered head-to-toe in tattoos, piercings all over myself, a mountain of cigarettes, plastic surgery, and plan to have like 20 babies… but if I try at all to safely make it impossible for me to breed for the sake of my health suddenly its like WOAH THERE SLOW DOWN MISSY YOU’RE NOT READY FOR THIS KIND OF COMMITMENT YET

    I have stage III Endometriosis, which means I have to get my uterus removed because I literally have terrible cramps ALL THE TIME and not just when I’m on my period. Now, I’ve always said I don’t want any children for personal reasons and I don’t need my uterus, really. I am not worried about that surgery and I don’t feel any kind of nostalgia over an organ I won’t ever use. 

    The thing is, my doctor is a ‘man’. This ‘man’ told me I had to get pregnant right now before it’s too late. I told him I didn’t want to get pregnant and explained the multiple reasons but what, do you ask, did my doctor have to say about this? 'Well, better have a kid now because just imagine how depressing it must be being a thirty-something woman without children and a husband?'

    I was diagnosed a year ago. I should have gone through surgery six months ago and I still can’t find a doctor that will perform the surgery without trying to force me to have children first. Basically, if you’re a woman you don’t have a say in what can and cannot be done to your body without a shitload of people getting in the way AND I’M FUCKING SICK OF IT.

    Women are getting non-consensually sterilized in prison but no doctors in my area while tie my tubes at 24 because I might regret it? Fuck you, doctors. I have more purpose in life than dropping babies. Some of those women in prison are probably great moms and I have no interest in parenting. Let us have a say!

    A dear friend of mine wanted to have her tubes tied.  She was about to give birth to twins and the doctors wouldn’t consent because she wasn’t 21 yet.  She had already had children and they still refused to let her have the procedure.

    My friend got a vasectomy a week after asking his doctor for one, no problem. He was 25.

    Me? I’ve asked 4 different doctors for some kind of permanent sterilisation—tubal ligation or Essure or whatever—and I get a pat on the head and a “You’d regret it if you did.”


    On the flip side, as a vagina-having person who had her tubes tied at the age of 26 (after having 4 children, however):


    How many times have we heard stories about husbands having vasectomies behind their wives backs and never telling them, letting those wives wallow in guilt and misery, thinking it’s their fault that they can’t get pregnant?

    And yet I had had to get my husband’s permission to have my tubes tied.

    (Obviously this was a decision we’d talked about extensively beforehand, so it’s not like he was about to say no, but we both couldn’t believe the fucking audacity of the hospital, asking HIS permission for ME to do something with MY body.  In fact, he said as much to the nurse that brought in the forms.)

    I am 36. I’m single, I don’t have kids and I don’t want kids.

    I also had horrendous, frequent periods. When I went to the gynaecologist, she recommended that we try a Mirena. I let her know that I’d had menorrhagia on a previous form of low-dose, oestrogen-only birth control (implanon), and that I was apprehensive that it wouldn’t work.

    She said “Well, after that you’re out of options.”

    I was incredibly upset. I was willing to try, but what if it didn’t work? Was I literally condemned to a life where I’m bleeding and in pain more often than not and I just have to put up with it?

    I rang my parents. My Mum listened to me and said “That doesn’t sound right” and put my Dad (who’s a doctor, and a qualified obstetrician/gynaecologist) on the phone.

    Apparently I was not out of options and she shouldn’t have said I was. The next option is a surgical D & C to see if that fixed it, and if that didn’t work, an ablation, which would have left me permanently infertile. If that didn’t work, a hysterectomy (although Dad warned me that I should do what I could to avoid the hysterectomy, it comes with a horde of other side effects.)

    I don’t know whether it was fear, I don’t know whether it’s because I was a public patient. I don’t know what it was. But the gynae was so scared of female infertility that she wouldn’t even give me information about treatment options. I had to ask my father.

    (FYI, the Mirena worked and I had a shouting row with the gynaecologist where I accused her of having her objectivity and medical judgement biased by the religion of her employers.)

    I’m so lucky that my doctor is almost “pushing” sterilization on me. He’s super supportive and knows that I’m done having kids, but still don’t have anything permanent planned. 

    If you want to hear a horrifying tidbit about trying to get your tubes tied as a single mother on welfare read Random Family because I s2g anyone who sees a 21 year old mother of 4 with her babydaddy in jail, without a car, without a job, trying to get moving before he gets out, and says “no you don’t want to do this, you’re going to regret it, I promise, come back for a second consultation please” is an asshole. 

    This is still some paternalistic bullshit. A disgusting method to try to control access and use of the vagina.

    (Source: redundant-lioness, via foolishvirgins)

  5. notafraidofstopping876:


    Neil Patrick Harris Screams at Fan During ‘Hedwig’ Performance

    We do love us some NPH or NeilPat as we now call him.  He does get a bit cranky sometimes though (get some sleep?) and had it out with a fan at a Broadway stage performance of “Hedwig.”  Find out how NPH lost his cool and lashed out in this article.


    This just makes me SO ANGRY. That was NOT lashing out. Lashing out is what Patti LuPone did during Gypsy when she yelled at someone to stop taking pictures.

    Neil wasn’t even being Neil, he was being Hedwig, which is what he’s paid to do. He was just being his character, doing his job. Acting is hard, and even harder when the audience is being rude.

    I say you GO Neil Patrick Harris for doing your thing and not letting anything get in the way of your performance.



  7. primacdonaldsgirl:

    pretending to study in front of ur parents like 


    (via to-broadwaysomeday)


  8. buzzfeed:


    how i communicate

    Ah, yes, the song of my people.

    (Source: apcockulus, via foolishvirgins)

  9. angelofmusicaltheatre:

    happily never unseeing this again

    Stop it, you

    Why are you doing this to me?!

    I hate you, you know that?

    You’re an ass with one great ass

    (via notafraidofstopping876)

  10. The clerk was asking for a bribe, but this was lost on Michael.

    (Source: its-arrested-development, via its-arrested-development)

  11. lotv:

    I hope this makes some of you in a better mood. Because I’m feeling quite over the day. But this helps a bit. 

    (Source: dailyanimals, via to-broadwaysomeday)


  12. punkukulele:

    half of me is like ‘lets get a billion tattoos and wear killer heels and sharp eyeliner and red lipstick and leather jackets and dye my hair super bright colors’

    and the other half is ‘lets wear pastel dresses and cardigans and ballet flats and play ukulele and wear cute jewelry’

    and i think that pretty much sums up my entire existence

    (via bo-burnhum)


  14. olisaurusrex:

    Terry Crews ain’t here for Hollywood bullshit

    (via to-broadwaysomeday)