(In response to me wondering aloud whether the character Angel from Rent is a trans woman or a drag queen): Aren’t those the same thing?
Freshman Musical Theatre Major
Anonymous said: FUCK YOUR PERPETUATION OF THE "BRONIES AREN'T REALLY OPPRESSED MYTH" YOU PRIVILEGED FUCKS. I COULDN'T GET A JOB BECAUSE OF MY BRONY ARMBAND.
Anonymous said: are we allowed to send in "shit rich high school kids say" as well?
we’ve addressed this a few times but to be clear i’ll say it again. it really should be in the faq
we do not accept quotes from high schoolers.
to my understanding the primary reason for this is that there is huge variance in the education level and class status of high schoolers in America. we focus on what college kids say because, by being part of the roughly 30% of Americans who attend college (including community college) at any point in their lives they are likely to take on powerful positions within our society. As educated people, their ignorance is much more likely to be willful than the average high schooler.
Documentary “Here, women are more likely to be raped during their lifetime than educated.”
Student 1 “That’s terrible.”
Student 2 “It’s probably not true.”
Junior unknown major, submitted by <ahref=”thereluctantperson.tumblr.com”>thereluctantperson</a>
I don’t want gender equality, I don’t wish to give birth.
Bioanalysis professor w. degree in Biology, during a discussion on women’s rights.
We live in a post-racial society
First-year, science major , submitted by tiny-stark
I don’t get what the big deal is. We all descended from monkeys.
Music Major trying to argue that “monkey” isn’t and can’t be used as an antiblack slur
Anonymous said: No, I don't think a song that says "little in the middle" uplifts fat women, but a black woman celebrating her own body type - a body type that was once forcibly put on display as an oddity (ex. Sarah Baartman) - and normalizing it by showing lots of women with it (of different races and ethnicities), and talking about how her body has helped her feel fulfilled sexually and otherwise, I think does help reclaim black female sexuality.
more on anaconda
Anonymous said: "I didn’t see any fat women in Nicki’s music video … or any body society wouldn’t already deem appropriately thin…" No, because it wasn't about fat acceptance - it was about the celebration of black women's bodies, who are shamed for not meeting white standards, including of thinness. But we white people cannot let black women have ANYTHING of their own. So we appropriate it as fat acceptance. (Fat & white here)
Yes! this is what I’m seeing. it wasn’t about fat acceptance and I see that we’re taking away from what it actually was about. Black women. I just didn’t know how to word it. I’m not very eloquent.
Everything is about sex and money. No, seriously, if you break it down, everything in life is about sex and money. Everything anybody does in their life is about either getting laid, or getting more money. You go to school, why? So you can get a good job, so you can get more money. If you don’t get a job, and make money, your wife won’t fuck you.
(engaged) Senior Film Major