In case you’re still not quite sure where to look, and when:
-The Catching Fire Comic Con panel runs from 1:35-2:35 PT (4:35-5:35 EST). It will be live-blogged by Teen.com on this page.
-The new trailer will debut on this page on Yahoo at 2:15 PT (5:15 EST)
-MTV will have interviews with the cast at 3:30 PT (6:30 EST) and it will be uploaded to their CC blog.
"Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."
— Words of great wisdom on strong female characters~ by madlori (via laughingskeleton)
(Source: iwantwhatheswearing, via yahighway)
"I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are."
— Teju Cole (via feminizt)