High School AU
Joan Watson has just returned to school after taking some time off to recover from a tragic accident. Gregson, her favorite English teacher, has a new pet project, a British kid who can’t seem to stop getting in trouble.
#IMAGINE IT THOUGH #omG #he tries to copy her homework and she tells him to fuck off #he runs into the ladies’ room while she’s at the sink #WATSON!! SOMEONE’S STOLEN THE PROM MONEY!! #the other girls scream #he gets in trouble and watson is called to the office#”he… well he’ll only listen to you” #they go to gregson’s classroom and declare that they’ve found the missing soccer jerseys #he sighs- ”guys i’m teaching a class right now. can this wait?” #give it to me
SCREAMS SCREAMS SCREAM SCREAMS SCREAMM
isn’t macklemore basically just saying that he acknowledges his white privilege so he can use that to justify the continuation of his career by pretending that he’s socially conscious when it pretty much seems like he doesn’t really give a shit.
That was how I read it.
Sort of an “I’m sorry, but…” deal.
basically like, look at these fuck shit lyrics
he’s not even acknowledging the irony of what he’s saying
he’s talking about white privilege but he can’t fathom why most rap shows are filled with white kids
because its not like concert tickets don’t require disposable income
it’s not like lots of cities, philly included, have concert venues in places black kids don’t feel like going because they’re going to get harassed by the cops after the show
macklemore is making the most simplistic examination of his privilege possible
My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot. x
HOLY HELL WHAT A FIND. This is one of my favorite photos ever now.
When a person comes out to you:
What you SHOULD say: I appreciate that you care about me enough to divulge this information about yourself.
What you SHOULDN’T say: “I knew that already” “I don’t care” “Dude it’s no big deal” “So I can come out as straight now?” “Stop trying to cause a scene” “Stop trying to sound special” “Why can’t I come out as straight” “I’m gonna come out as liking sports!!111!!” “So what are you now?!” “Ugh you’re so confusing”
Coming out is not a singular event, it is something you have to do over and over again, often after a cost benefit analysis over whether or not it’s even worth it to do so in the first place. If a person discloses this kind of information with you, DO NOT, I repeat, DO.NOT. dismiss them in the ways I listed above, it reeks of wrongness and also how dare you fix your mouth to say as such. A person coming out is their way of saying that regardless of the fact that society would probably like to see them dead, they are proud of who they are and they’re trying to carve out an existence where they don’t have to hide who they are. If you are a *real* ally to LGBTQ folks, don’t dismiss their words and struggles, that’s all.
1. Saying Things Like, “She Would Be So Pretty If…”
Have you ever uttered anything along the lines of, “But she has such a gorgeous face” or “She would be more beautiful if she put on a few pounds?” You are limiting your idea of beauty to a cultural stereotype. Beauty is not conditional. If you can’t say anything nice, maybe it’s time to learn how.
2. Judging Other People’s Clothes
While it’s fine for you to choose clothes any way you want, nobody else is required to adhere to your style.The person wearing that outfit is, in fact, pulling it off, even if you think she’s too flat chested, big chested, short, tall, fat or thin. And fat people don’t have to confine themselves to dark colors and vertical stripes, no matter who prefers it. And spandex? It’s a right, not a privilege.
3. Making It an ‘Us vs. Them’ Thing
The phrase “Real Women Have Curves” is highly problematic. Developed as a response to the tremendous body shaming that fat women face, it still amounts to doing the same thing in the opposite direction. The road to high self-esteem is probably not paved with hypocrisy. Equally problematic is the phrase “boyish figure” as if a lack of curves makes us somehow less womanly. The idea that there is only so much beauty, only so much self-esteem to go around is a lie. Real women come in all shapes and sizes, no curves required.
4. Avoiding the Word “Fat”
Dancing around the word fat is an insinuation that it’s so horrible that it can’t even be said. The only thing worse than calling fat people “big boned” or “fluffy” is using euphemisms that suggest body size indicates the state of our health or whether we take care of ourselves. As part of a resolution to end body shaming, try nixing phrases like “she looks healthy,” or “she looks like she is taking care of herself,” and “she looks like she is starving” when what you actually mean is a woman is thin.
5. Making Up Body Parts
We could all lead very full lives if we never heard the words cankles, muffin top, apple shaped, pear shaped or apple butt ever again. We are not food.
6. Congratulating People for Losing Weight
You don’t know a person’s circumstances. Maybe she lost weight because of an illness. You also don’t know if she’ll gain the weight back (about 95 percent of people do), in which case earlier praise might feel like criticism. If someone points out that a person has lost weight, consider adding something like, “You’ve always been beautiful. I’m happy if you are happy.” But if a person doesn’t mention her weight loss, then you shouldn’t mention it either. Think of something else you can compliment.
7. Using Pretend Compliments
“You’re really brave to wear that.” By the way, wearing a sleeveless top or bikini does not take bravery. “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful.” These things are not mutually exclusive — a person can be fat and beautiful. “You can afford to eat that, you’re thin.” You don’t know if someone has an eating disorder or something else; there is no need to comment on someone’s body or food intake. “You’re not that fat” or “You’re not fat, you workout,” need to be struck from your vocabulary. Suggesting that looking fat is a bad thing is also insulting, so also out the door are, “Does this make me look fat?” and “I look so fat!” when you are a size 2.
8. Thinking of Women as Baby-Making Machines
One of my readers mentioned that her gynecologist called her “good breeding stock.” Also awful: “baby making hips.” Worst of all is when people ask fat people when they are due. As has famously been said, unless you can see the baby crowning, do not assume that someone is pregnant.
9. Sticking Your Nose in Other People’s Exercise Routines
A subtle form of body shaming occurs when people make assumptions or suggestions about someone’s exercise habits based on their size. Don’t ask a fat person, “Have you tried walking?” Don’t tell a thin person, “You must spend all day in the gym.” I have had people at the gym congratulate me for starting a workout program when, in fact, I started working out at age 12 and never stopped. I had a thin friend who started a weight-lifting program and someone said to her, “Be careful, you don’t want to bulk up.” How about not completely over-stepping your boundaries and being rude and inappropriate?
10. Playing Dietitian
If you have no idea how much a person eats or exercises, you shouldn’t tell her to eat less and move more or suggest she put more meat on her bones. (Even if you do know what she eats, don’t do it). How do you know she’s looking for nutritional advice from you or the newest weight-loss tip you saw on Dr. Oz?
(taken from http://www.ivillage.com/guilty-15-ways-we-body-shame-without-knowing)
Omg number 6 so much
Celebrity chefPaula Deenhas admitted tousing the N-wordand tellinginsensitive racial jokesduring a May 17 deposition that was videotaped — and also confessed to her brother’s cocaine, pornography and alcohol addictions!
“The personal disclosures uncovered have stunned Paula’s family and could mark the collapse of her entire empire,” a source told the tabloid.
The Emmy-winning kitchen queen was questioned for three hours because of the $1.2 million 2012 lawsuit in which the former General Manager of their Savannah, Georgia, restaurant, Lisa Jackson, claimed use of the N-word by Paula and sexual harassment and infliction of distress and assault by her brother Bubba Hiers.
When asked by Lisa’s Atlanta-based attorney if she’d ever used the N-word, Paula responded, “Yes, of course,” and gave examples of times she used the offensive term.
In terms oftelling racist jokes, Paula said, “It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”
And when asked if she wanted black men to play the role of slaves at aweddingshe explained she got the idea from a restaurant her husband and her had dined at saying, “The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful whitejacketswith a black bow tie.
“I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America…after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War…It was not only black men, it was black women…I would say they were slaves.”
During the deposition, Bubba also made shocking admissions, including using the N-word in reference toPresident Barack Obama.
“While Paula and Bubba did make some pretty damaging confessions in their depositions, what they admitted to only scratches the surface of what actually goes on in their daily lives,” an insider told theEnquirer.
To find out more about Paula and Bubba’s disturbing deposition, pick up the latest issue of the National Enquirer, on newsstands Thursday.
but is anyone REALLY surprised, tho.
I’m not sure how anyone can see anything here but the face of unadulterated evil
Hell naw. I have this theory that I can tell how racist a white American is by the way the say the word “trigger”.
you ever have one of those days where you read an article and all you can think is “I WISH could say this surprised me” ?
I call those days “days that end in Y”.
I wrote a long reply to this about how I’m generally skeptical of folksy “good ole down home” southern culture (but it got lost to the interwebs). Not that there aren’t parts of the South, and parts of southern culture that are interesting or valid in and of themselves, but so much of Southern culture is steeped in de facto segregation, casual racism and the not so distant past of the Jim Crow era that it doesn’t always take much for people to reveal themselves to the “right ” audience.
Now, those prone to knee jerk racist beliefs are shrewd enough to wait until they’re in the right audience to tell that racist joke, or share that meme with the first lady badly photoshopped to look “ghetto”. What revelations like this remind me, is that there was a time where overt racism was normal and encouraged and all it really takes now for some to revert to type is being in an environment where they think they’re among their confederates/ their in-group. You’d be suprised what people say when they think no one is listening.The views haven’t changed, merely how and when they’re expressed.
To be fair, this seems to come from the National Enquirer, so I’d take it with a grain of salt, seeing as how N..E is yellow journalism at its height. I tried Googling the story and every article I found linked to The National Enquirer. If someone else has any proof or a link to the actual video, I’d be interested in seeing it, so, please link!
The court case exists, and Jackson is alleging both sexual harassment and a persistent pattern of racism in it, the Enquirer seems to provide more detail from the case than others, but it seems consistent with what’s being claimed in the case at least.
Most minimum wage earners are adult women, not teenagers.
Both of these charts make me rationally angry.
Jesus fucking Christ.
Lisa Nilsson - Tissue Series (2012) - Anatomical cross-sections in paper
“These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree.
Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who are said to have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time. I find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section.”
Animation showing the Crab Supernova explosion and its remant.