For me personally, it has a lot to do with:
But the answers to these questions don’t result in an ultimate YES or NO or SEXIST or NOT SEXIST most of the time. The important thing imho is that we’re having these conversations, that we’re aware of the potential pitfalls, the potential strengths, and that we’re not just passively consuming what is given to us.
Generally, I don’t see a problem with women using their bodies sexually if it comes from a place of power on their part. Also, if it doesn’t, I don’t know that that woman should necessarily be blamed —- instead we should look closely at the many different factors and decisions that went into her being in this position.
Basically, we need to talk a lot :)
I want to write and take classes and sports classes and I need to learn to drive and I want to go to Mexico at Christmas and spend time with my friends and make new ones and read everything and run really hard and eat a lot of food from my garden etcetc and that is sometimes depressing or stressful to me because THERE ISN’T ENOUGH TIME but now it strikes me as really cool because there’s so much to do and we are alive.
A piece of advice for all my followers: It’s easy to get bogged down in bullshit but very, very few things are as big a deal as they seem. Don’t sweat the small stuff, nothing is the end of the world and things will get better. Be excellent to the people that deserve it.
Ah cheers for doing the survey. Supreme advice. :)
my little cousin got bit by a house spider and she was crying so i went to get some stuff to soothe and numb it but before i could even walk out the door i heard her quietly whisper ‘i can’t handle the responsibility of being spiderman’
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Nickname: JC, J-man
Birthday: 17 July 1983
Gender: Man (but fuck gender roles etc.)
Sexuality: 90% straight, 10% Idris Elba
Height: 5 foot 11.5 inches, because life is cruel
Time Zone: BST/GMT
Current time and date: 00:40 2014-08-27
Average hours of sleep: 10-ish (thank you self employment)
The last thing I Googled was: “windows 32-bit 64-bit universl binaries” I’m ashamed of both my boringness and my spelling
My most used phrase(s): “rad”
First word that comes to mind: quantification (was the first word after all the smutty ones)
Last thing said to a family member: “Excuse me” (for a burp that probably registered as a seismic event)
One place that makes me happy and why: Hyde Park in London when the weather is nice and it’s busy. I like cycling around the lake and seeing tens of thousands of people idling around doing not much of anything.
How many blankets I sleep under: 0-1
Favourite beverage(s): Innocent smoothies, especially the blackberry one
The last movie I watched in the cinema: What If
Three things I can’t live without: Hope, copious sleep, kind humans
Something I plan on learning: What the future holds *vomits*
A piece of advice for all my followers: “Fuck. That. Shit.” - xkcd (first thing i ever posted on Tumblr!)
Let us be vividly clear about this.
What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.
Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and killed by racist vigilante forces is not an unfortunate coincidence.
The New York Times deliberately played into an archaic American tradition in devaluing both the merit of black life and the tragedy of black death.
They chose the day of his funeral, as his family, friends and activists everywhere have to grapple with a human being lost to pontificate about how he was “no angel”. Michael Brown was many things to many people; a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew and another black causality of murderous police institutions and today, amidst all the racist violence he, his loved ones and community have had to endure, he was going to finally receive the respect and moment of honor he deserved and NYT decided today, of all days, to tune in their audience onto wholly irrelevant facts about his life - that in turn, transform the very injustice surrounding his death and the following police violence that plagued Ferguson into a national panel about whether or not his death is actually worth mourning and their language suggested that to them, it indeed is not.
This was hardly an accident or mistake. This is the perpetual hostility that is met against black life in America. The consensus is that black people deserve no respect and for black life to be legitimized and honored, we must meet a list of prerequisites. Subsequently, if black people aren’t valued, neither are our deaths understood as tragic or murders seen as criminal action.
This has been the atmosphere of America since its inception and much has not improved.