called to oracle. in
the dark morning too
alive to feign otherwise
even for an hour. breeding
monsters like lilith. patron
of untold empires. letting
them remember you.
the sphere of heaven and
the outermost firmament kept
under your tongue like a
secret. writers write of
writing with impossible pomp
we are not wrong
The concern for overly exposed young bodies may be well-intentioned. With society fetishizing girls at younger and younger ages, girls are instructed to self-objectify and see themselves as sexual objects, something to be looked at. A laundry list of problems can come from obsessing over one’s appearance: eating disorders, depression, low self-worth. Who wouldn’t want to spare her daughter from these struggles?
But these dress codes fall short of being legitimately helpful. What we fail to consider when enforcing restrictions on skirt-length and the tightness of pants is the girls themselves—not just their clothes, but their thoughts, emotions, budding sexuality and self-image.
Instead, these restrictions are executed with distracted boys in mind, casting girls as inherent sexual threats needing to be tamed. Dress restrictions in schools contribute to the very problem they aim to solve: the objectification of young girls. When you tell a girl what to wear (or force her to cover up with an oversized T-shirt), you control her body. When you control a girl’s body—even if it is ostensibly for her “own good”—you take away her agency. You tell her that her body is not her own.
When you deem a girl’s dress “inappropriate,” you’re also telling her, “Because your body may distract boys, your body is inappropriate. Cover it up.” You recontextualize her body; she now exists through the male gaze.
See, this is what’s going on here: Colbert thinks he’s making fun of Washington Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder and his open letter announcing a new charity to “make a real, lasting positive impact on Native American quality of life,” all the while defending the team’s name. With this little quip (which was also featured as a segment on his show, apparently), Colbert and his liberal white audience believe themselves to be SO OBVIOUSLY above and beyond racism to the point where they can ironically deploy racist slurs to ostensibly insult fellow white people’s ignorance, oblivious to the very real and still quite literal hurt that those slurs continue to evoke for its targets. Because, you see, the joke is not for Asian people. Here, Asians are just collateral damage in the service of white liberals enjoying the freedom to mock the people they deem the REAL racists (by racially mocking the people racists supposedly mock, funny how that works). And according to Colbert’s supporters, Asian people should understand that our role here is to swallow our discomfort and be appreciative that our pain was used as a comedic device for the greater goal of self-congratulatory “progressive” white entertainment.
Bolded- because that sums up my entire feelings about the Colbert Report and my criticisms of it. The whole, “I’m so above racism that it’s funny when I say racist things because I’m so OBVIOUSLY NOT-RACIST” thing needs to die ASAP.
And this is the issue I’ve always had with racial satire.
Just because you are giving [it] a new name and branding it as a joke doesn’t discount the history of pain behind it.
Hipster racists at it again.
^^^^could not have said that shit better myself..
When dudes are like, “Oh, I believe in equal pay because I have a daughter,” like they could not imagine that women were worth equal pay before they had one they cared about. Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
Ah, the narcissistic father type.
Women - only worth anything if they’re worth something to some man somewhere.
so you guys should definitely watch patrick stewart and ian mckellen play the newlywed game and take it very, very seriously and do very, very badly
They tried, though! And honestly, who could hold anything against these men?
this is perfect, when they reveal and go “ahhhh yes i forgot” it’s almost like they know each other better than they know themselves? iunno I am just having a lot of Best Buds feelings
oh my god when they dissolve into pure english luvvyism at the end. perfection. i would watch a hundred interviews of these guys talking about, “oh, remember when i understudied for that old chap in 1966…?”
I wanted that to never end.
Also, I was really hoping the answer to the last question for Patrick was “Spider Jerusalem.”
okay so alan tudyk is at new orleans comic con
and someone asked him one of his favorite memories from filming firefly and he told the best story from filming “objects in space”
so basically since wash and zoe and most of the crew are locked in their rooms for the episode, all alan had to do was lay in bed for filming
so he got there early so he could sleep on set and he was about to fall asleep when gina came in and went “damn it. looks like we had the same idea. okay, scoot over.” and they napped together
how fucking cute is that
how much do islands cost i want one
Less than a college education
what the fuck
are you telling me i can create and rule my own nation for less than the price of college
I would never guess.
Why did I buy my stupid car?
I could have had my own island in Nova fucking Scotia!