can’t get through much now but beyond the horror, one very striking reality is that things are totally peaceful. we circulated in PAP in the middle of everything until just now. everywhere. no UN. no police. no US marines and no violence or chaos or anything. just people helping each other. drove past the main central park in PAP where at least 50K people must be sleeping and it was almost silent.
“When I watch the Emmys and a show wins a writing award and a bunch of white men get up there to accept the award – I am embarrassed for them. It tells me immediately that their show is very narrow-minded, and honestly — run by some very insecure white guy.” Heh. WELCOME TO MY LIFE. DiscipulaDC has some thoughts on whiteness.
This right here? This is an example of why safe-words and conversations about boundaries are incredibly important… and not just something “Third Wave feminists” get off on. EITHER Jacob and Anouk needed to initiate that conversation — and he shouldn’t have blamed her for THEIR mutual decision to miscommunicate. What gets my goat about the situation is that society tells women that being edgy and cool and not like those bitchy feminists led to her thinking there’s something prudish or wrong about advocating for your emotional/physical/mental well-being when trying to get your freak on. WTF is that “good sport” rhetoric still doing here? That shit is POISONOUS. And WTF is up with those commentators saying she WASN’T raped? Sex without consent = rape, regardless of the poor communication habits of the people involved. Anyways, this article on poly-processing is a good read on why communication’s important in ANY kind of relationship. Gah. I hate it when people act like TRUE LOVE happens on accident.
More on women’s bodies in the military.
Hmmm. RaceFAIL ’09 did lead to some good conversations… I’m glad stuff like book cover race changes are getting a spotlight shown on them. But hey, I really can’t be bothered to read that, since I’ve got to go be mean to some innocent dude whose inalienable right to unlimited access to my vayjayjay I persist in refusing.
Also, I’m a liberal in the academy because I really, really like reading. That’s it! I’d be a liberal if I liked kids more than reading, I’d be a liberal if I was a housewife, and I’ll be a liberal when I’m retired. My political beliefs existed before my professional aspirations. I think it’s because my parents raised me to love and to cherish my bleeding heart. I mean, it’s not like this ish is fun, profitable, or conducive to my mental health.
The Center for the Pacific Asian Family needs your help!!
“This isn’t racism, per se: it’s colorism, an unconscious prejudice that isn’t focused on a single group like blacks so much as on blackness itself. Our brains, shaped by culture and history, create intricate caste hierarchies that privilege those who are physically and culturally whiter and punish those who are darker.”
Heh. Sex workers are sex offenders… not their johns.
Heh. We’re officially living in the time of the Crusades.