There was actually a link in the post about this that I had just posted that explained exactly what it was and what to do about it. Check it out here.
Im mostly worried that its going to fit poorly since I’m only 5’1” and its a long dress. :( Thanks for the supportive dress thoughts though!
No I have not had any children.
DO NOT HAVE ONE FEMINIST ICON
DO NOT HEAR ONE FEMINIST OPINION
limiting yourself to a single, unopposed political viewpoint does not allow you to develop your politics, and instead stunts them.
you cannot grow as a feminist and mature your feminist politics if you only bear witness to ONE of the THOUSAND strands.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, quoted by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in a transformative justice workshop at Hampshire earlier this year.
Stuff I’m finding as I “clean” my room.
I actually have a post on determining if what happened to you was rape, and it sounds like this may be one of those situations. It is definitely normal for you to find it hard to talk to someone, but there are people who care and who will listen. If you need to talk, you can always contact me directly. There are also a lot of resources that might be of help in my resources section. If you are looking for area-specific resources or just someone to talk to, I would also take a look at RAINN which runs an online and phone hotline that can get you the resources you need or lend an ear.
Thank you for bringing this up! Although this blog is run by just one person (BCIAW’s founder, Ally), BCIAW also works with several contributors to bring readers a steady stream of original and thought-provoking posts. If you wish to join the team, please fill out and submit this application. My description has now been updated to reflect this.
Just a bit of backstory on this- I recently brought in some contributors to help keep the original content flowing since I started working full-time last month. You can find their posts by looking in the contributors page, (but so far Angela is the only one who has had something posted).
I really hope I can too! I spend a lot of time online looking for articles for social media curation at work, and I happen across a lot that I want to share with everyone. This seemed like a great way to share them all at once!
I would love to, but I don’t make or regularly work with any companies who sell cloth menstrual pads. A fairly cheap and easy alternative is to make them yourself, and coincidently I have a whole bunch of links on how to do this on my resource page.
For most of America, Psy is a funny name, a funny face, and a funny personality. He doesn’t sing in English and most people just don’t get it leaving most of them to not take him seriously. It’s easy to strip the significance behind “Gangnam Style” down if you don’t know what it means and solely find entertainment in the Asian guy shaking his hips. But what most people don’t realize is that Psy doesn’t take himself seriously. He’s a satirist and political dissident. “Gangnam Style” was a commentary, not just a fun pop tune with a silly dance.
Gangnam is Seoul’s wealthiest and flashiest neighborhood. For South Koreans, Gangnam represents the ideal life of excess and consumerism. Psy’s character in the video is a wannabe Gangnamite. He dreams he’s living the flashy, excessive lifestyle while he’s really just like everyone else, swimming in a public pool and riding the subway. But never in the video does it seem that Psy’s character is unhappy. He’s content to play in a children’s playground and meet the girl of his dreams in the subway. “Gangnam Style” is much more that we have made it, but that’s not surprising considering Psy’s background and how little we know about it.
In America, it seems like “Gangnam Style” was Psy’s big break when in fact the song had been released on his sixth studio album and his music career hadn’t been about making flashy and catchy songs. He believes music is the key to overcoming the intolerance embedded in his country’s political systems. Throughout his career, his songs have been banned for inappropriate content and have been surrounded by controversy, not to mention the fact that he fought his mandatory military draft.
Psy is a voice for his people. He’s fighting the oppression and intolerance he sees in his culture through his music. And by ignoring his worth and his value, we’re reducing the culture of South Korea into a short man with funny pants doing a ridiculous dance.” —
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