Anonymous asked: "why the girls gotta get the pink sunglassess? the boys got in too;" -- only 1/3rd boys get in right now. college/university is a woman's world.
*shrug* sure, although not so much with tech schools. still, that sounds like more reason to be uncomfortable.
like i’m conflicted, it’s nice gesture but it feels like “congratulations, you got into a tech school and you have a vagina!” I don’t want to be congratulated for getting into GT because I am a woman, i’d rather be congratulated because I am a person who got into the school.
and I would understand being told to just appreciate them, but do you see how they feel sorta demeaning?
when i was 6 years old i was being babysat by some girls down the street and they were talking about their friend who got pregnant and I was like “what’s pregnant” and they were like “it means fat” so when i got in the car with my dad to go home i was like “dad, i’m pregnant” and he hit he breaks and looked at me so mortified for about 5 minutes and then said “rin you’re fucking six years old” and then kept driving
so georgia tech sent out pink sunglasses to all of their female acceptees and it makes me conflicted because sure they’re encouraging women engineers or something but like why the girls gotta get the pink sunglassess? the boys got in too; it’s not like it’s a bigger accomplishment for women? and why they gotta be pink?
you might be a music theory nerd if you watch anchorman and feel the need to point out that “afternoon delight” ends in a plagal cadence
In Norwegian, you don’t refer to your romantic partner as a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”. You say “kjæreste”, which is gender neutral and literally translates to “the dearest”.
and in swedish you refer to your boyfriend/girlfriend by saying ”älskling” which translates into ”my beloved one”
And in Finnish we say “mulkvisti” which means “one I don’t hate as much as the others”
*squints at finland*
To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”
This invisibility is political.”
I personally think it’s important to talk about Bieber’s arrest.
An underaged, drunk driving, arrest-resisting, foreign white boy was released on bond.
Then take a moment to think about the brown boys who are deported for much, much less and the black boys who are shot or beaten to within an inch of life for resisting arrest.