there’s this girl I have on facebook that’s engaged to her long-term boyfriend, and pretty regularly she will make statuses about him not paying enough attention to her/playing too much FIFA/drinking too much with his friends etc etc. I don’t know about you guys but people that make statuses like that make me SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE. if you’re constantly making complaints about being unhappy with your fiance/boyfriend, LEAVE THE DUDE. WHY WOULD YOU MARRY SOMEONE THAT KEPT MAKING YOU FEEL UNIMPORTANT. I mean hey maybe he just wants to go out all the time and you want to stay in all the time and that doesn’t make either of you bad people but it definitely makes you incompatible and if one or both of you are feeling like shit on the reg because of it, GET THE FUCK OUT.
But it found something else: that whites and blacks also differ in their willingness to even consider arguments about the death penalty’s validity. For example, African Americans who originally supported the death penalty responded both to racial arguments (for example, “the death penalty is unfair because most of the people who are executed are black”) and non-racial arguments (“too many innocent people are being executed”) in opposition.
But whites presented with the same arguments were “highly resistant to persuasion” — in fact, were actually more likely to support the death penalty after learning it discriminated against African Americans.
dark phrases of womanhood
of never havin been a girl
without rhythm/ no tune
distraught laughter fallin
over a black girl’s shoulder
it’s funny/ it’s hysterical
the melody-less-ness of her dance
don’t tell nobody don’t tell a soul
she’s dancin on beer cans & shingles
this must be the spook house
another song with no singers
& interrupted solos
are we ghouls?
children of horror?
don’t tell nobody don’t tell a soul
are we animals? have we gone crazy?
i can’t hear anythin
but maddening screams
& the soft strains of death
& you promised me
you promised me…
sing a black girl’s song
bring her out
to know herself
to know you
but sing her rhythms
sing her song of life
she’s been dead so long
closed in silence so long
she doesn’t know the sound
of her own voice
her infinite beauty
she’s half-notes scattered
without rhythm/no tune
sing her sighs
sing the song of her possibilities
sing a righteous gospel
the makin of a melody
let her be born
let her be born
& handled warmly.
you know how I said I was heaps loaded and wasn’t sure how I should spend the money? well it turns out I spent heaps on alcohol AND heaps on food (have eaten out every day since monday) AND heaps on clothes AND promised someone a date…….and now the weekend hasn’t even started and I have no money. GOOD ONE SHAN YOU REALLY MADE THE MOST OF THAT
Haha, that is good. Why don't you deserve them? You seem like a great person.
I have this weird thing where lovely boys start liking me and want commitment from me and that FREAKS ME OUT and I run away heaps fast because relationships are terrifying. and nearly everyone I know who is in a relationship is either constantly unhappy or just really boring. also nobody is as funny or as smart as I want to be so I’m kind of always underwhelmed. I’m actually a really miserable person hey!
Imagine letting those guys ruin your ability to get dumb guys that do really sweet things for you. Surely you have had some of those guys that make it worth it.
haha nooo you misunderstood what I meant! I didn’t mean that I was completely off guys, I just meant that I won’t be letting douchebags get me down and I won’t be crying over guys who fuck me around! it was mostly in reference to one particular dude who was shitty to me and for some reason I stayed hung up on it forever. sweet dudes absolutely exist and honestly some of them are way sweeter than I deserve ahah.
I just went through my blog archive, right through to about november last year and all I can say is I AM SO STUPID. BOYS ARE SO STUPID. I am never letting a silly boy make me cry ever again! imagine caring so much that a dumb guy with a nice beard ditched you to go fuck someone else! imagine letting him ruin your birthday because he stood you up! imagine being hung up on his stupid existence for months! rest assured this will not be happening again in the future, I am going to delete all my feelings and then delete my recycle bin so I can never get them back
Nicholas Kulish digs into the rise of civil unrest in recent months, and finds decentralized, bottom-up, and spontaneous resistance to established order, even those parts of the establishment that theoretically represent the interests of ‘the people’, like political parties and unions:
Increasingly, citizens of all ages, but particularly the young, are rejecting conventional structures like parties and trade unions in favor of a less hierarchical, more participatory system modeled in many ways on the culture of the Web.
In that sense, the protest movements in democracies are not altogether unlike those that have rocked authoritarian governments this year, toppling longtime leaders in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Protesters have created their own political space online that is chilly, sometimes openly hostile, toward traditional institutions of the elite.
The critical mass of wiki and mapping tools, video and social networking sites, the communal news wire of Twitter and the ease of donations afforded by sites like PayPal makes coalitions of like-minded individuals instantly viable.
“You’re looking at a generation of 20- and 30-year-olds who are used to self-organizing,” said Yochai Benkler, a director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. “They believe life can be more participatory, more decentralized, less dependent on the traditional models of organization, either in the state or the big company. Those were the dominant ways of doing things in the industrial economy, and they aren’t anymore.”
Yonatan Levi, 26, called the tent cities that sprang up in Israel “a beautiful anarchy.” There were leaderless discussion circles like Internet chat rooms, governed, he said, by “emoticon” hand gestures like crossed forearms to signal disagreement with the latest speaker, hands held up and wiggling in the air for agreement — the same hand signs used in public assemblies in Spain. There were free lessons and food, based on the Internet conviction that everything should be available without charge.
Someone had to step in, Mr. Levi said, because “the political system has abandoned its citizens.”
The rising disillusionment comes 20 years after what was celebrated as democratic capitalism’s final victory over communism and dictatorship.
In the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, a consensus emerged that liberal economics combined with democratic institutions represented the only path forward. That consensus, championed by scholars like Francis Fukuyama in his book “The End of History and the Last Man,” has been shaken if not broken by a seemingly endless succession of crises — the Asian financial collapse of 1997, the Internet bubble that burst in 2000, the subprime crisis of 2007-8 and the continuing European and American debt crisis — and the seeming inability of policy makers to deal with them or cushion their people from the shocks.
Frustrated voters are not agitating for a dictator to take over. But they say they do not know where to turn at a time when political choices of the cold war era seem hollow. “Even when capitalism fell into its worst crisis since the 1920s there was no viable alternative vision,” said the British left-wing author Owen Jones.
Protests in Britain exploded into lawlessness last month. Rampaging youths smashed store windows and set fires in London and beyond, using communication systems like BlackBerry Messenger to evade the police. They had savvy and technology, Mr. Jones said, but lacked a belief that the political system represented their interests. They also lacked hope.
“The young people who took part in the riots didn’t feel they had a future to risk,” he said.
“The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies.”—Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe v. Wade, 22 January 1973 (via klondikebar123)