Hi, I just want to say beforehand that in no way am I trying to oppose your blog, I’m asking questions because I myself want to educate myself on these things, and this is purely me trying to understand. I apologize if I say anything offensive in this ask.
1. I saw that you described Zayn Malik of 1D’s yin yang tattoo, as well as Nicki Minaj’s tattoo that contains Chinese symbols as cultural appropriation. I can kind of see Zayn’s as it’s religiously-affiliated. But why Nicki? Because many people get tattoos in different languages, I don’t think it’s really appropriation as much as it is her just enjoying the language.
2. Why is the word g***y appropriation?
3. Why are things such as the word “homie” or acting “street” cultural appropriation rather than a person simply enjoying the usage of certain words and behaviors?
Hey! Well, in answer to your first question I’d recommend you look at this source here. If that doesn’t answer your question, you can try this one.
The second question is a little tricky, because the term is so common that many don’t even realize it’s a slur. However, this website sums it up nicely.
Your third question can be answered if you look at this. It will only take about thirty seconds of your time.
maybe i’m a goddamn bleeding heart hippie liberal but i’m totally down with paying an extra .50 cents for a thing of fries if the person who makes me those fries doesn’t have to work 3 jobs just to survive.
"So basically, all that they told me about the character was he’s super confident, perhaps overly confident, he needs to be able to sing with a "Broadway sound" and he’s really good with women, but he may have a dark side. I came into the sound studio and I was very nervous and I sang this."
A RECORDING EXISTS
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, THIS IS WHAT HE AUDITIONED FOR HANS WITH
Lord Jesus what have I done
I THINK YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HOW HANS THIS SONG IS
HE’S NOT SINGING “I feel pretty,” HE’S SINGING “I am pretty.”
AND THIS IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION
NO WONDER HE GOT THE PART
hancest is canon
I’M LITERALLY CRYING I HAVE JOKED ABOUT HANS WORSHIPPING HIMSELF BUT ITS REAL
I’m just going to go ahead and shill for this again because it’s great and you ought to take a look at it.
Do you like Harvest Moon? Do you like Rune Factory even though the studio that makes it is shutting down? Do you want to plant some crops and grow things? Do you want to make googly eyes at the locals and maybe make a baby happen? Ḑ͇̮̞̥O͏̫̻̟ ͖̮͘Y͇̞O̦̱̖̱̣̝͝U̸̲̹̺̤̬̮ W̶̥̠̬A͔̼͚̰Ń̳͈T͔̟ ̟̞̱̯͖͡T̝̲̙̜̝̠́O̧̼̹ ̤͎͎̤R͎͝ͅÁ̞̣̤͍̤͚̩I̪̗͎̦̼͚̱S̷E ͚͚P̻̯͔E̡̬̻̯̘̱̹N̢͉̭͓͕͉G̦̖U͓̣̠͙̤I̤͙̞̪̺͈͍͡N̷̰͚̰S̵̯͚̤̥̼̮͕?̢̺̲!̡̗̺̭͙
1. HORMONES MAKE TEAR PRODUCTION HARDER FOR MEN, EASIER FOR WOMEN.
Think men don’t cry as often because they’re “strong” or lack emotion? Well, you can’t cry if you don’t have the tears to do it. Before puberty, girls and boys cry in equal amounts, and for pretty much the exact same reasons. When puberty hits and we get our hormones on (testosterone for the fellas and prolactin for ladies), our ability to PRODUCE tears changes. Testosterone may inhibit tear production in men, while prolactin actually makes crying easier (and encourages it) for women. Though the experience of feeling emotion may be exactly the same between the sexes, men’s bodies are simply less likely to produce tears as a response (while women’s bodies may produce them automatically, especially in response to stress). This hormonal difference also means that in situations where men & women BEGIN to cry, men may be able to shut down the reflex more easily, whereas women may have a much harder time holding them back. Women with especially high prolactin levels (preggers, post-preggers, hormonally imbalance like me, etc) may find they can cry almost indefinitely when emotions run high. I call it “leaking”, lol. In general, women are QUEENS of the “good, long cry”. Women may produce more tears than normal when depressed/anxious because of higher levels of tear producing stress hormone.
For men trying to understand a female cry response, it’s kind of like a boner for your eyeballs: sometimes it happens for no reason and you can’t shut it off right away EVEN when you desperately wanna. That’s not to say women are emotionally irrational or somehow unable to function when crying: we just have a physical response to emotion that makes us more likely to express it with tears. Tears (or lack of tears) are also NOT an indicator of depth of feeling or lack of emotion: a man can be devastated and simply be unable to produce tears (or will produce just a few). A woman can be mildly upset or stressed and cry whole heartedly.
Speaking as a transman who has started testosterone, this is absolutely true. I would start crying much more easily pre-t and now it’s damnably hard to start, especially in situations where I just want a good cry like I used to.
why the FUCK would you need 15 DOLLARS A FUCKING HOUR FLIPPING BURGERS? thats bullshit. i could understand a pay raise, 8 dollars an hour isn't great at all, but at an almost 50 percent pay raise? and this is from a guy who makes 8 dollars an hour
The problem here is that your viewing this from the perspective of a status quo that is basically designed to exploit and disempower workers. Something like flipping burgers is a necessary function in society and it’s an immensely profitable industry, yet it pays slave wages. And we are taught to accept this because somehow flipping burgers isn’t prestigious enough for someone to make a living wage doing it.
When our attitude is, “People who flip burgers don’t need to be able to afford to live,” I think our attitude is shit.