miscklaire asked: I'm studying theatre in college, and the program I'm in is pretty open. Four major profs (two or three specialized ones) and twenty-one classmates, including myself. We have all our classes together so I spend my week with these people. We make jokes. Some days the jokes are really crude. A few times there have been a lot of rape jokes. Now I know that no one in the class condones rape;...
thehappymasker-deactivated20120 asked: While hanging out with some of my friends, I went out of my way to hold a door for someone, who happened to be a man. I was told by one of my friends that I 'wasn't doing it right' and that I shouldn't hold doors for men because it was 'their job'. I try and be polite to everyone, regardless of gender or anything else. I personally don't see the issue, and see it...
thegreatbabbu-deactivated201202 asked: I just noticed that a lot of people are misunderstanding the macro I made about Jane Elliott, which is the con of trying to put a whole, nuanced message into two short lines. The student I was referring to was NOT the one who simply cried, but the student who threw a tantrum, left the room, and refused to apologize when she came back in.
staminafruit-deactivated2012043 asked: hi um ok. im a really femme m-t-m in a poly relationship with an awesome girl, but shes told me she wont let me date a boy or someone "with a boys body" because they ONLY think about sex and thats not how women are and im "safe" (from rape/abuse) with women that have "female" bodies. does anyone have a clear, straightforward way to explain that ALL GENDERS RAPE/GET...
brouhahaha asked: I was at a small presentation at my graduate school where one person was posting on a sensitive topic. Talking with classmates afterward a few noted it would have been nice/appropriate/appreciated if they had given a trigger warning before it. There were maybe 30 people in the room, so I would say go for it when presenting.
lagranada-deactivated20130114 asked: Regarding whether to add a trigger warning: if you consider that it could be necessary, it's prudent to include it. Better considerate than sorry.
Nerds and Male Privilege
submitted by thatu Just found this article and thought people here might enjoy it, especially since Tumblr is filled with fandom people: http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/12/nerds-and-male-privilege/
ellietheasexylibrarian asked: I am presenting my senior thesis this spring about the erotica of Anais Nin. Because of some of the subject matter in the pieces, I was thinking about putting a trigger warning before my presentation. However, since these presentation panels tend to not have large crowds, I am not sure if it is appropriate. Should I go ahead and add one, or ask the director of the program if she thinks one would...
thegreatbabbu-deactivated201202 asked: Jane Elliott seems to be aware of her white privilege from what I've watched of her. She plays the role of the oppressor of the blue eyed students in the experiment and instead of telling the students how they should be reacting or how other people's lives are, she makes them experience a taste of it themselves and encourages the students of color to voice their thoughts and feelings...
openlydespicable asked: Honestly I don't think that's an issue. I've seen both the US and the UK version of the study, both times she gave the floor to the POCs quite a bit. The actions of the group inform the study, not Jane herself, she just moderates. You should watch it, especially the UK version that featured adults instead of college aged students.
fluterr asked: "It`s great that she asserts her privilege to bring attention to a cause but you gotta be careful when doing so." I'm not sure what you mean when you say one should be "careful". Could you clarify?
fluterr asked: To follow that ask about Jane Elliott, I definitely recommend you watch her documentary called Angry Eye. It's on YouTube somewhere, and Jane Elliott is not afraid to get brutal if it gets her point across. At least from what I can see in her experiments, she never acts as if she is white herself, so it's very interesting.
cuntycarlson asked: so... what is your opinion on jane elliot?
teddyclopse asked: I agree women's magazines are all about pleasing men, and men's magazines feature a lot on how to get a woman to please you.
paintedstars asked: I work at a newsagency and this morning I was putting out new magazines; I've been away for a week so had no idea about new stock and where it had gone. I was walking past the Men's lifestyle section (with the nude ladies) and I saw Bust magazine sitting right down the front (the women's section is the opposite end of the shelf). Now, I work in a predominately female store and I was...
Can’t send links through ask, so here’s a submit: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/justice-minister-declares-all-same-sex-marriages-legal-and-valid/article2301691/
arcane-laser-hens asked: Wait, so are the marriages recognized or not? Or are they saying the marriages are valid in Canada only? Sorry, I'm just confused as to which article is the most recent/correct.
cassturbate asked: maybe you could tag the actual meme posts and add a link on the page. I dig the discussions but mostly I come here to read the macros, I dunno I think other people might like it too. thoughts?