Lily Allen’s new song ‘Hard Out Here' owns Blurred Lines.
Lily Allen is sincerely my favorite everything.
Maybe I will change your mind, maybe it won’t, my point is not to argue but to help someone understand. The point to make of why Julianne Hough is wrong by portraying Blackface for Halloween is because of the historical context associated with blackface. It’s like dressing up as a slave and saying that you’re black for Halloween. Being ‘black’ isn’t a costume, and shouldn’t be used as such. She could have easily portrayed the character (or better yet, just didn’t) by not packing on ‘blackface.’ People get offended when others marginalize one’s culture into an idiotic costume.
Cultural Appropriation. Look it up. She isn’t getting shit completely because she is white, a member of the oppressive race, donning a black character, a member of an oppressed race. It’s the fact that she is belittling a race. If we let people like Julianne Hough go on and do blackface, or let others mimic cultures like putting on a turban and saying “OH I’M MUSLIM” or putting a feather in their hair and say “OH I’M INDIAN.” It’s offensive to entire group and shouldn’t be condoned. Racism doesn’t go away by not talking about it. It’s like looking at your messy room. Just because you close your eyes and not talk about it doesn’t mean it will go away. The best way to get rid of stereotypes and racism is to raise awareness and foster dialogue.
And I don’t think I can say it better than Professor Cobbs from the Rutgers University, To treat a character like a zombie or vampire as a Halloween costume is one thing, but to treat an entire ethnicity as a costume is something else. It suggests that people conflate the actual broad diversity of a culture with caricatures and characters. “What underlies this kind of costuming is the belief that these people aren’t quite equal to what we are or aren’t as American as we are, or that you as a person who’s not a member of that group should be able to dictate how painful the stereotype should be.”
This song is so fitting to my feelings towards SMASH. I can’t believe that it got canceled and so for now I refuse to watch the final episodes because I can’t let go just yet D;. I know. Lame
Yesterday, I got a cheese grater from #olivegarden. Please hold your jealousy. Now I just need #cheese. I wonder what else I can grate in this.
i love it
anyone else understand what the fuck this is supposed to mean
i just don’t get art sometimes
i really don’t
this is bullshit
it’s an installation piece that tells a familiar, immediately-identifiable story (that of the roughly, carelessly handled package) while simultaneously housing a handful of incredibly interesting ideas. the package was shipped with the full intent of it being handled carelessly, returned and presented as art — completely unbeknownst to the employees, who proceeded to treat it exactly as they would treat a package that did not contain “art”.
that indifference says a lot of things about how absolutely arbitrary the “value” we give to art is, and also poses some interesting questions about when exactly something begins to be classified as art — is it when the piece is planned? is it when the piece is shipped? is it when the piece arrives at the gallery? is it when the show opens?
if you happened across this piece sitting in a warehouse full of glass showcases, it wouldn’t be a piece at all, it would just be an unfortunate error waiting to be thrown away. if you happened across it in a FedEx warehouse, you’d reprimand the employee responsible and toss it. if you happened across it when it was outside the gallery waiting to be brought in, you’d assume the gallery owner would be very annoyed that one of the glass showcases they ordered broke and they’d have to order another one.
in fact, it is the very action of presenting it as a piece of art and opening it up for critical interpretation that defines it as art. that is the action that gives value to these two objects. it allows their story to be told by allowing you to experience it and consider it in an elevated, critical manner that you otherwise would never have done.
it’s a very high-concept piece and so it takes a lot more mental investment in order to understand and appreciate than, say, a pretty painting of a landscape would. but once you do, it’s a very nice treat. I enjoyed it.
(it also happens to be really really pleasing aesthetically, which I’m sure played a large part in the conceptual refinement and physical planning stage after the inception of the original concept. the decision to have the case be cube-shaped and not rectangular was a particularly well-considered decision that adds a lot to the final product.)
i came across this post again
vondell is smart and cool
man it’s been almost two years since i wrote this i think? somewhere in that area. dang. and it is still out there rustling jimmies to this day
“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)
- College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
- Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]
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Knowledge is a seed; sow it.
I’ve seen this on my dash a lot today, and even though I’ve seen these statistics before, they still upset me deeply each time I read them. I kept scrolling past, not because I didn’t care, but just that I couldn’t bare to keep looking. I need to pass this along though, because it’s hugely important.
How you go about your Ally Education is as important as your ally actions once you learn. Here are a few basics.
1-Be aware that you are ignorant. This needs no further explanation.
2-Start with script. For this step, I encourage you to read everything. If you are an ally for racial equality,…
It’s been almost three years since an article I wrote in the middle of the night got published for one of the Philippines’ leading newspapers- The Philippine Daily Inquirer. Only now am I ready to…
I feel like I have anxiety like symptoms. I can’t deal with this feeling in the pit of stomach. Breathe.