no listen tumblr is right bc the only way we can rlly curb the epidemic of celebrity culture on social media is by exclusively talking abt actors who are either dead or senior citizens
society if tiktok treated elliott gould like he was in the riverdale cast
[“What a gift it is to talk with someone who’s interested in your inner experience!
Instead of feeling strange for having certain feelings, you feel understood because the other person resonates with what you’re talking about on an emotional level. When emotionally mature people find you interesting, they show curiosity about you. They enjoy hearing your history and getting to know you. They also remember things you’ve told them and are likely to reference that information in future conversations. They like your individuality and are intrigued by the ways in which you’re different from them. This reflects their desire to really get to know you, rather than looking for you to mirror them.
Emotionally mature people see you positively and keep a mental library of your best qualities. They often reference your strengths and sometimes seem to know you better than you know yourself. In the climate of such interest and acceptance, you’ll feel that you can be completely yourself and may find yourself telling the other person things you hadn’t planned to or sharing a personal experience that you usually keep to yourself. You’ll also notice that the more you share with such people, they more they share with you. That’s how true intimacy develops and flourishes. Once they trust you, they’ll engage in clear, intimate communication and let you into their inner world. If you’ve been emotionally neglected in the past, this may be a new and exhilarating experience for you.”]
society fucked up by letting dvds go out of style because streaming is not ownership, titles leave streaming services to end up on another (or leave streaming entirely) all the time and stuff gets edited out a lot too. physical media is so important i wish buying dvds and physically owning something could be “trendy” again because corporations have ruined streaming forever with their greed
You can always start again. Clean out your social media. Create a new account for your new taste in music. Study or work in a new city. Start socialising with new people. Choose a new signature scent and style and purge the outdated parts of yourself. If you don’t like where you’re at, but you don’t know what to do about it - try starting again.
I love saying “so heterosexually right” like what the fuck even is that
Judging by Ralph Macchio’s behavior, I can only assume it means being so straight that you have to be extremely slutty with everyone (but especially men) (but extra especially your hot blonde costar) to balance it out
One of the most important academic papers I read that has greatly shaped my world view is one written by DP Chandler on the film, “the Killing Fields.” I haven’t read it in a while, but I think towards the end of the paper, he writes about Cambodian historiography and the tendency from historians to blame Cambodian issues on foreign aggressors. Sure french colonialism and American interventionalism plays a big part, but when do start to look inwards and reflect on our own inner darkness and how our own people can inflict pain and suffering on others?
@iboughtthishatfornothing ur so right <3
he looks like THIS. he shows up to the halloween dance dressed as a shower!!!! every person his age that he meets falls in love with him, even his karate nemesis!!!!! his best friend is a 50 year old okinawan war vet!!!! HE’S NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS.
But in some ways the women’s movement made everybody a poet — at least the lesbians. (And as Alix Dobkin famously sang, “any woman can / be a les-bee-ann.”) Because of course the other secret identity that Rich, Lorde, and Hacker share besides “poet” is “dyke” — as gay liberation radicals like Judy Grahn, author of the 1971 verse collection Edward the Dyke, taught us to call ourselves. (“Black is beautiful,” “The personal is political,” “Gay is good” — these phrases, too, are movement poetry.) When I told a friend who helped found a women’s bookstore in the 1970s that I was writing this piece, she laughed: “Honey, we all wrote poems then. You made love to a woman, you wrote a poem. That was it.” For a generation of women to whom “finding voice,” “breaking silence,” and “speaking out” were not just powerful metaphors but conscious political strategies, poetry was almost an obligation, one’s feminist duty, a lesbian rite of passage.
Minnie Bruce Pratt, entering the movement in the early 1980s, found these ideas explosive. I’ve been teaching Pratt’s stunning essay about racism and anti-Semitism, “Identity: Skin Blood Heart,” since it was first published in 1984, and her more recent writing about gender and transgender are among the best we have. But Pratt is also the author of six books of poetry, including Crime Against Nature, which was a New York Times Notable Book and the Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets in 1989. In the introduction to a new e-publication of her 1980 chapbook The Sound of One Fork, Pratt writes about the “productive ferment” of 1970s feminist organizing in North Carolina, where she was then living:
I began reading feminist theory and writing short book reviews for a local movement publication, the Female Liberation Newsletter — begun in 1969 and sold at a women’s liberation lit table for 2 cents in mimeo. And then, I began to write poetry again in 1975, when I fell in love with another woman. I returned to poetry, not because I had “become a lesbian” — but because I had returned to my own body after years of alienation. The sensual details of life are the raw materials of a poet — and with that falling-in-love I was able to return to living fully in my own fleshly self.
First feminist theory, then lesbian sex, then poetry. As my friend put it, “That was it.”
Lisa L. Moore, “Sister Arts: On Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, and Others”
hey the sun has a vendetta against me