Rehearsing for Drop In, 1963
I need a make out session so intense that I forget all my problems and possibly my name.
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
Girls supporting girls.
Girls building each other up.
Girls helping girls in need.
Girls encouraging and inspiring each other
Older girls protecting and teaching younger girls.
Crush the idea of girls bitchy/catty to each other.
Every time I see an “edgy” unimaginative post about “ew boys” and “lol make boys cry” with 100,000 notes, I die a little inside.
John Lennon - Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
We make her paint her face and dance
If she won’t be a slave, we say that she don’t love us
If she’s real, we say she’s trying to be a man
While putting her down, we pretend that she’s above us
"But John Lennon was a sexist chauvinist pig!!!!"Yes, and if you think he was also racist you should listen to Angela, in case the fact that he was in an interracial relationship didn’t convince you already.
*sighs for approximately 7000 years*
Okay so some blog on tumblr apparently posted all of these untrue rumors about John and people believed them, and spread them around tumblr because they didn’t bother checking to make sure that the “facts” were true or not. These rumors would include:
wife beater, racist, homophobic, sexist, misogynist, ablest, anti-Semitic, child abuser, and basically like a million+ other things that aren’t true
John was not any of these things. As a teenager he was somewhat of a chauvinist, but by his early 20’s he began to outgrow that and completely got rid of that mentality when Yoko came into the picture. That mostly has to do with the environment he grew up in as it was the 1950’s and it was basically the average mentality of every teenage boy. He did not beat either of his wives. The only time he ever touched either of them like that was after a fight with Cynthia before they were married. He slapped her and Cynthia broke up with him for three months. He apologized profusely and vowed to never touch her like that again, which he didn’t. There’s also a crazy story about him kicking Yoko in the stomach while she was pregnant in the late 60’s but that’s not true either.
As far as the homophobic, racist, ablest, anti-Semite rumors go those are all also untrue. Most of those came out of a book called “The Lives of John Lennon”, which is a laugh among literary circles. About 98% of the book has been proven false.
Now no one is saying that John couldn’t be an asshole, that’s an indisputable fact. But the thing is that wasn’t who he normally was. Most people describe him as loving, generous, caring, intelligent, etc. Sometimes he reacted badly to certain situations, and sometimes he could be cruel. But who the fuck isn’t like that.
John was a good guy but like George Martin said of the rumors about him, “Unfortunately when mud is thrown it tends to stick.” There will always be rumors about John, always. But I think what people need to start doing is actually look into his character instead of believing a shitty post on tumblr.
Kurt Cobain loved him all of his life and considered him his greatest idol, and I do too.
WTF at this and these comments? John Lennon was an abuser, it’s true he hit his wife and Yoko. Julian and Sean were victims of John’s abuse too. Plus marrying and having friends of a different race doesn’t mean you can’t be racist. He wasn’t that GREAT of a guy. I love his music but c’mon!
WTF at you and your comment? You obviously don’t know anything about John Lennon so it would be best to keep quiet. I don’t know what half assed article/tumblr post that you read to get your information (or god forbid, if you actually read the shit stain that is Albert Goldman’s book on John) but it’s wrong. He never beat Cynthia OR Yoko. Like I said, he slapped Cynthia once and she did the right thing by breaking up with him but he never did anything like that again. Julian and Sean?! You’ve got to be kidding me. John was no racist, regardless of who his friends were.
hippie vibes ❁