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chavisory's post-it notes

If the monsters get in, we go to the roof.

madeofpatterns:

chavisory:

So I might never, in fact, have heard an ally claim that they were just as oppressed as the group they were acting in ally-hood to.

But twice today, I was lectured by allies on proper terminology regarding minorities to which they do not belong, but I do.

I don’t blame those individuals so much…

Like person first language. Same dynamic.

Yes, only, hysterically, in the instance of which I speak earlier this week, I was ‘splained at by a non-autistic person, from a neurodiversity perspective, taking me to task for condoning use of the wording “has autism,” in an essay of mine urging parents to disclose their child’s autism to them.

I was like, is it upside-down and backwards week?

Not enough McKenzie’s in the world, either.

colfield:

modern day shakespeare adaptions that should exist

  • southern gothic macbeth. the bloody, brutal themes of the play in the suffocating atmosphere of the genre. the imagery of lady macbeth’s hands dripping with blood! the witches! macbeth’s madness when he believes the swamp has actually come to life to kill him! it’s like it was made for this play
  • political othello. make him secretary of defense or state. imagine a house of cards like environment. addresses issues of current racism and misogyny in politics, and Iago’s jealous/obsessive love for Othello with very clear homo-erotic undertones. like extremely explicit and how that translates in such a masculine setting to understand Iago’s intent.
  • police hamlet. hamlet senior as the deputy in nyc. his mysterious death draws his son home from stanford/harvard/what-have-you. a modern day noir-like detective mystery. emphasis on ophelia’s depression and subsequent decent into madness by popping too many pills. the way the “respectful” upper-class tear themselves apart splashed all across the media.
  • the tempest as lost.
  • titus andronicus as a proper horror movie, set in the current war in the middle east.
  • college midsummer nights dream. the fairyland is a popular night club. lots of dubstep music and drugs slipped in dark corners of the dance floor.

(via into-the-weeds)

Three people trying to talk to me at once about things that I’m not supposed to have any responsibility for is always fun and useful.

There’s not enough Advil in the world today.

(Or, probably there is, but I’m at least trying not to give myself an ulcer.)

Weekend unpopular opinion

I enjoyed Vanilla Coke, and wish it were more widely available.

memoryradio:

the ones in the distance

memoryradio:

the ones in the distance

demonicdorothy:

bisexual means you can only like 2 things i’ve chosen drinking and wizards

(via clatterbane)

Hollywood studios wanted to change the lead role in Glimmer from a woman to a man to make the film more marketable. We weren’t willing to do that.

We believe there are passionate audiences that want to see diversity in films.”

A fellow I was in college with is involved in this film!

So I might never, in fact, have heard an ally claim that they were just as oppressed as the group they were acting in ally-hood to.

But twice today, I was lectured by allies on proper terminology regarding minorities to which they do not belong, but I do.

I don’t blame those individuals so much as that I think there is something rotten in the state of social justice discourse.

Where people have picked up a message that whatever set of rhetoric they’ve learned is the Right way to talk about these things, but actually the way it’s being used is obscuring a whole lot of human complexity and that personal and emotional history is not always so convenient to argumentation.

gentlemanbones:

These almond cookies are very aggressive.

gentlemanbones:

These almond cookies are very aggressive.

(Source: reddit.com, via clatterbane)

It really was a thing that many, many people believed, that you would not stand for LGBTQ rights unless you yourself actually were.  And in some places, that did mean being vulnerable to many of the same dangers that openly LGBTQ people were.

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