today is the worst day in forever. the money from the first 15 ebay items I sold just got put into my account ($150) so I’ve decided I’m going to use it to cheer myself up in any way that is necessary. hope this works.
Hi there, I'm writing an essay for uni about the influence of misogyny and portrayals of sexual violence in rap and hip-hop on those who listen to it or are part of 'rap culture'. I was wondering if you possibly knew any decent articles or books on the topic? Thanks :)
I read an article last semester on this, it’s “Misogyny in Rap Music : A Content Analysis of Prevalence and Meanings” by Ronald Weitzer and Charis E. Kubrin. you can read the full text online here!
that’s all that really springs to mind at the moment, I’d just do a regular database search I guess. hope that helps a bit! what course is it for?
you know you had a good date when the topic of conversation has you google imaging ‘deep fried dick’ during it…. I ate so much today that I had to come home and sleep it off so I didn’t really have time to do my hair and get pretty before I went out. but I’m going to be getting so drunk that I can see people tonight, and when you can’t see people, they can’t see you either, right? like in big daddy? yeah?
“There’s a problem, though, with that message. To suggest that bad people were racist implies that good people were not. Jim Crow segregation survived long into the 20th century because it was kept alive by white Southerners with value systems and personalities we would applaud. It’s the fallacy of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a movie that never fails to move me but that advances a troubling falsehood: the notion that well-educated Christian whites were somehow victimized by white trash and forced to live within a social system that exploited and denigrated its black citizens, and that the privileged white upper class was somehow held hostage to these struggling individuals. But that wasn’t the case. The White Citizens Councils, the thinking man’s Ku Klux Klan, were made up of white middle-class people, people whose company you would enjoy. An analogue can be seen in the way popular culture treats Germans up to and during World War II. Good people were never anti-Semites; only detestable people participated in Hitler’s cause. Cultures function and persist by consensus.”—Dangerous White Stereotypes (via azspot)
it’s weird how I can be in a shitty mood all afternoon but then I put super bass on repeat and I’m immediately ecstatic?? sorry for all the posts, can you tell I have an assignment I have to finish tonight? I’m writing it on the hardcore subculture and I’m actually painting it in a really positive light, I really never thought that day would come
it’s really dumb when people say they have the flu when they obviously don’t. someone texted me the other weekend when they were in town, asking if I was coming out. I said I wasn’t because I was sick and they were like yeah I have the flu too! lol UM if you’re in town and drinking you do not have the flu. people come into work all the time asking for flu tablets and it’s just really clear from looking at them that they don’t have the flu at all
I’m watching a movie with my mum and there’s seriously a million awkward sex scenes why does this always happen to me
a friend of mine is genuinely annoyed with me because I’ve missed so much uni lately. I’VE BEEN SICK NOT SURE IF YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THAT WORKS? he is another perpetrator of the “I’ve got the flu” lie so I actually don’t think he gets it at all. he judges me so heavily when I skip lectures or tutes or leave my assignments to the last minute. such a holier than thou attitude. but hey I guess if I got a weird boyfriend and cut all my previous friends out of my life, I’d have lots of time to do my assignments four months in advance, too. get off my dick.
it’s nice how tumblr is a good place to vent about morons on your facebook news feed, but where do I go when I want to vent about morons that follow me on here? people do awkward shit surrounding tumblr constantly but I can’t post about it because they’ll see it, IT’S NOT FAIR
in general I wish I could wear a sign above my head that would let everybody know that I’m having a shitty day, so everybody would know to keep sassy/rude comments to themselves just for today and go easy on me
this is literally the worst post I’ve ever made and I’m so sorry if you read it
“I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others—the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated)
http://shannonwest.tumblr.com/ask it’s unbelievable how the smallest occurrence can turn a perfectly fine afternoon into a really really shitty one. come chat to me in my ask box and we can bond over the terrible mood’s we’re currently in. or if you’re happy I guess you can just like remind me of how fantastic I am and stop hogging all the good feelings?
when one of your friends comes across a radical feminist piece on patriarchy and globalisation and disagrees with it entirely, angrily rants about it to you and demands that you answer to his concerns. am I some sort of feminist spokesperson or something? I haven’t read your dumb article and it’s completely illogical to automatically assume that I align myself with everything that every other feminist has said
“The refusal, especially among liberals, to believe that pornography has any real relationship to sexual violence is astonishing. Liberals have always believed in the value and importance of education. But when it comes to pornography, we are asked to believe that nothing pornographic, whether written or visual, has an educative effect on anyone. A recognition that pornography must teach something does not imply any inevitable conclusion: it does not per se countenance censorship. It does, however, demand that we pay some attention to the quality of life, to the content of pornography. And it especially demands that when sexual violence against women is epidemic, serious questions be asked about the function and value of material that advocates such violence and makes it synonymous with pleasure. “Pornography’s Part in Sexual Violence” in The New Terrorism - Andrea Dworkin, 1981 (via shannonwest)”
"I have just viewed a pair of tits online. Now I feel I must rape a woman"
Feminists are the stupidest idiots on the planet.
Hey, Pornography = Sexual Violence = The New Terrorism
- Andrea Dworkin (who really was a sad motherfucker).
That quote is in no way suggesting that the link between sexual violence and porn is that simple or immediate. You either know that it’s not that straight forward and are purposely simplifying the argument in order to ridicule it, or you are genuinely unable to grasp the basic concept at hand here. Don’t worry, I’ll help you out. What Dworkin has said correlates with research from over 65 studies that have shown that violent sex offenders are more likely to commit their crimes if they employ pornography, and are more likely to use pornography either immediately before or during their crimes. There are patterns in overwhelming numbers of serial killers to do things to their victims that they’ve seen in violent pornography, and leave their victims posed in pornographic positions (after they’re dead). You have boys as young as 14 putting loaded guns in girls vaginas during sexual assaults, who penetrate infants with foreign objects and kill them, and when asked where they got that idea from, what do they say? Where did they see it? Porn.
I’m not sure if I’m delving into this a little further than your brain will be able to understand, but perhaps it’s occurred to you before that the women in porn are real women. Frighteningly large numbers of women in porn are mistreated, are forced into the business, are raped in the course of their work. Remember Linda Lovelace’s ‘Deep Throat’? If you are watching that film, you are watching her being raped. She said so herself. She was pimped by her husband; raped by his friends, forced at gun point to film scenes, forced to fuck animals. You can still buy that film in adult video shops all over the country. Now tell me that’s not rape culture. This mistreatment of women in pornography is rampant; sex workers experience post traumatic stress syndrome at a rate that is twice as high as Vietnam veterans.
Andrea Dworkin spent the majority of her life committed to researching sexual violence and pornography. She has spoken personally with hundreds and hundreds of victims of sexual exploitation, rape, abuse. Women who were sold into pornography by their husbands. Women who were sold into prostitution by their fathers. Many of these women died at the hands of their pimps or abusers. She’s been sexually abused herself. Now, maybe I’m being a bit presumptuous here, but if you had dedicated your life to such a tragic cause, and one of epidemic proportions, I think you’d be a pretty sad motherfucker too.
about your exercise post, those instructions do look pretty confusing, but i happen to know about the “keep knees behind toes” thing! it means that when you bend, from your viewpoint of looking downward to your knees & toes, you shouldn't bend so hard that when you look down, your knees are more forward than your toes are. (hence the in front). so if there was an imaginary straight line coming up from the ground, your knees & toes would ideally line up, but the knees would never be more forward.
oh! well that makes sense hahahaha I’m still never going back there but
“The refusal, especially among liberals, to believe that pornography has any real relationship to sexual violence is astonishing. Liberals have always believed in the value and importance of education. But when it comes to pornography, we are asked to believe that nothing pornographic, whether written or visual, has an educative effect on anyone. A recognition that pornography must teach something does not imply any inevitable conclusion: it does not per se countenance censorship. It does, however, demand that we pay some attention to the quality of life, to the content of pornography. And it especially demands that when sexual violence against women is epidemic, serious questions be asked about the function and value of material that advocates such violence and makes it synonymous with pleasure.”—"Pornography’s Part in Sexual Violence" in The New Terrorism - Andrea Dworkin, 1981
sometimes when I am bored I get a magazine, usually like a really bad catalogue for clothes that was delivered to our house, and I play this game where I open up the page and I imagine that I have to buy one thing from every page. most of the time these catalogues are ezi buy shit that’s filled to brim with ugly fucken jumpers so it’s really painful having to find the thing on the page that is the least disgusting and submitting yourself to choosing that one. and it’s bizarre because you feel embarrassed for choosing this terrible thing even though it’s all in your head. sometimes you cheat and just choose like, the necklace that the model is wearing because everything else is cringe worthy. and then sometimes there’s a rare item of clothing that’s actually nice and you’re like aw shit yeah come to mumma. if we have no catalogues sometimes I just get a regular magazine and decide I have to fuck one person from each page and that gets super excruciating when I open up to a page of all women. and then sometimes you’re faced with the moral dilemma of deciding to fuck an ugly older dude just because he’s a guy, or fucking a younger attractive woman just because she’s not gross. SOMEONE TELL ME I AM NOT ALONE. it’s a legitimate fun time.
today at uni a woman got mad at me for sniffling my nose too much and told me very rudely to go to the toilet and blow it….got damn I almost cried. why do people insist on being rude when niceness would suffice?
TURNS OUT THAT the fella I have a date with on wednesday has been growing a beard since the last time I saw him. on an unrelated note, I am now very excited for wednesday
I got an email from one of my tutors today telling me to keep up the good work in tutes because my contributions have been “excellent” and have “really stood out”! THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY! sometimes I worry that I talk a bit too much in that class and every time I say something everybody turns around and looks at me?!?! I think maybe I just talk a bit louder than most. I don’t know :(
today my 56 year old mother went out for lunch with a friend of hers and they took selfies and she just picked out the one she looked best in and uploaded it to facebook. I don’t know about you guys but I think that’s the most adorable thing in the world.