I can see you've clearly decided to believe what you want to believe about feminism so there's probably no point in me even sending you this message, but still- I think you should check out the blog i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me. Perhaps it'll open your eyes a little. Doubt it will, but I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.
wow, i'm fuming right now. like i'd like to smack someone fuming. check this tumblr out --> feminismisahatemovement
Disgusting, absolutely disgusting.
This girl is completely closed-minded and has decided feminism means something it does not and refuses to let anyone change her mind or engage in any sort of dialogue.
Though I can’t take anyone who writes “if we only judged movements on the personal definitions of the believers within them, instead of the objective validity of their claims and wider ramifications of their proclamations, we would all be right-wing Republican Amish Hari Krishnas” seriously at all.
I’ll just let that comment sit there and shine/wallow in all its pathetically asinine glory. Yeah.
Also, to her feminismisahatemovement, I raise the excellent, painful, and honest blog I once had a guy tell me. She needs to read through it and realize that her argument is full of shit.
(note to my followers- I once had a guy tell me is filled with triggering posts on just about every subject, so tread carefully if you decide to visit it)
in other news, today when i was at smiley artist friend’s house for the first time to finish up our project, I met all of his housemates (two of whom I already knew from other places, how funny is that? small small world, this town) and then his third housemate is this really cute Danish guy who opened the door to the kitchen/living room (it’s both in their house) very dramatically and said “hi guys!” while wearing these ratty old pjs, not realizing that there was anyone in the house who didn’t already live there, and then did a double take when he saw me sitting on the couch and was like “oh my god, you’re going to think this house is full of psychos” before he introduced himself and shook my hand.
i want to be there for her and be the coolest big cousin-sister ever and I can’t and it kills me!
she’s the only girl cousin i have who’s remotely near my age (on my dad’s side the next youngest cousin after me is 19 years older than me) and we used to be close when she was younger but now when we talk on the phone she has nothing to say to me anymore :(
i wish i had like 20 cousins close to my age here and in India like so many desi folks on here seem to have, it sounds like so much fun
EVERYONE PLEASE. PAY ATTENTION. Especially if you’re Asian.
On January 30th, 2014, California Senate just passed SCA-5, a legislation that would repeal portions of California Proposition 209.
In condensed words, this bill allows schools to DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ASIANS.
To understand SCA 5, we have to remember what Prop. 209 is. In November 1996, Proposition 209 (also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative) amended the state constitution to prohibit state government institutions from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment , public education, or public contracting. In the 18 years that Prop 209 has been in effect, California has become the most diversified state in the US.
State Senator Ed Hernandez, the one who introduced this bill, claims that due to Prop 209, Non-Asians have a harder time being admitted into state universities.
This bill will ALLOW THE STATE to use RACE, SEX, COLOR, ETHNICITY, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN as a consideration for accepting students or hiring employees. SCA-5 is out to punish Asian-Americans simply because we set the bar too high for getting into schools with high exam scores.
Asian-Americans often need test scores hundreds of points higher than applicants from other ethnic groups to have an equal chance of admission.
This bill goes against EQUAL PROTECTION, our 14th Amendment, as American citizens!
IF WE ALLOW THIS BILL TO PASS. WE HAVE STUNTED GENERATIONS FROM GROWING AND EXPANDING THEIR MINDS, THEIR HORIZONS OF UNDERSTANDING.
IF WE ALLOW THIS BULLSHIT BILL TO PASS, WHO’S NEXT UNTIL THE LAST RACE WHOM IS DEEMED “WORTHY” OF EDUCATION IS LEFT STANDING?!
Xudong Sun, president of American Anhui Association of Scholars and Students, told Xinhua that this legislation is racial and is a serious discrimination against Asian Americans.
He said right now at the University of California and state universities, Asian students account for 36 percent, but Bill SCA-5 would restrict Asians to 13 percent.
He said under-represented minority groups, like African Americans and Hispanics need protection, but such protection should not be made at the expense of Asian Americans.
aww so my little cousin who’s in 6th grade (aaaaaah she was like three what the hell) is doing speech team now and my uncle uploaded a video of her performance with three other girls and like it is so
they’re all standing hunched over with bad posture (I wanted to get in there and scold them to stand up straight) and she and this other desi girl in the group had to repeat their names several times and you can feel their embarrassment as well the potential they have to be confident and proud but they’re just not quite there yet and my cousin, who used to be skinny as a rod, is now beginning to get quite curvy bc puberty (she’s completely taking on her mom’s genes, so the curves are going to keep coming most likely) and I can just see from the video she’s not quite comfortable with all the changes and aaah
she’ll get there eventually (hopefully)
her mother is one of my least favorite people on the planet and is the primary reason I’m not as close to her as I want to be. She’s turning thirteen this year and I have so many things I want to tell her but family drama and politics means I’ll just be watching from far away, wishing I could be a better big sister than I’m getting a chance to be
all of you close to your cousins and family have no idea how lucky you are! it’s a blessing.
At least through the end of July, everything else is up in the air though. also where I’m staying from July onward is up in the air as well. bit scary, really, since the time is flying and I’m going to have to start thinking about that sort of thing very soon
I just want to find out about MIT asap so then I can start making some solid plans- whether it’s prepping for Boston or prepping for placements in London, or both, or yeah…aaaah D:
When I was a kid, this white girl with green eyes said my eyes were ugly ‘cause they were the color of shit. I told her that her eyes were ugly cause they were the color of sick people’s boogers. She was so shocked that I wasn’t jealous of her eyes that she started to cry and told on me that I was making fun of her.
it’s actually ridiculous how the littlest things can set off emotional triggers in your brain.
I just went on the Indian McDonald’s website to see what kind of menu options they have and actually started getting choked up and teary because I realized I don’t know when I’m actually going to get the chance to even go to India again?
And I want to visit so badly but it’s so expensive/I don’t know how I’m going to fit it into my schedule/and I haven’t seen anything other than the inside of people’s houses while two of my British friends traveled through the whole country for several months during their gap year and have seen more of it in that little time than I have in my entire life :(
Priya, in the book they described the fact that the character Ananya wasnt “like most Tamil girls” (referring to skin colour) and ofc that was offensive - hence why no one likes chetan bhagat. Perhaps thats why Alia was chosen.
Alia was chosen not because she’s pale, but because producers and directors want to promote her! It’s a Karan Johar vehicle- obviously he wants to make her a star. And I’m all for it, I think she’s got a lot of potential- but the skin color thing is no excuse, there are lots of pale-skinned South Indian actresses they could have chosen to play Ananya, I remember seeing a post just a few days ago with at least 8 actresses named. Off the top of my own head, Priya Anand comes to mind.
I read 2 States because I loved the trailer , and wanted to know more about the story...worst idea ever! The writing is so bad. I could've wrote that, and I know nothing about writing novels. And the best part, I finished it in 2 nights. Ugh, the story had so much potential!
Yeaaah sounds like I’m going to have a similar experience to you. But you know what anon? I can pretty much 100% guarantee you will enjoy the movie much more- because like you said, the story has potential, and I’m hoping because it’s in the right hands of people who actually know how to tell stories it will get justice done to it (despite the fact that Alia looks nothing like an actual Tamilian Brahmin girl, but what’s done is done I guess, and at least she and Arjun look cute together)
can u pls elaborate on why u dislike chetan bhagat? theres a lot of hype about him since his books get made into big movies and a lot of ppl on twitter/ tumblr raving about him. i was planning to read 2 states as the i found the trailer interesting but is he not a good writer? just taking in some different perspectives, if u dont mind
Haven’t read 2 States yet (downloaded it), but he’s just such a shitty writer! I’ve only read one book by him, One Night at a Call Center, five years ago when I was sitting in the New Delhi airport waiting for my layover flight to Kolkata and I swear to god, I could have done 1000x better job writing that book, it was just sloppily written and the sentences were awkwardly phrased and uuuugh it’s just sosososososo bad. I was shocked that the book was a bestseller and pissed, really, that such shit writing was considered publishable.
And he’s a fucking millionaire and raking in the dollars despite the fact that he’s a complete hack and that makes me so mad.
Everyone I’ve talked to says the movies made out of his books are a thousand times better than the books they’re based on, and I loved 3 Idiots but have heard nothing good about the book, so I can easily believe it.
Thing about him is that the core idea behind his books are good (hence why the movies, which are made by better storytellers, work), but the way he executes it is complete bull. Pile on the other problematic stuff he does and you’ve got a monster of a prick!
I have downloaded 2 States and I still plan to read it, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be smh the whole time
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Chanting the Gayatri mantra really comforts me too— though I’m not a v. religious person so it’s weird— but I can totaaallyyy relate. And all the best of luck for Monday! *hugs* go have ice-cream; that should help!
ohhh good call, I haven’t listened to the gayatri mantra in months and my mom plays it every morning at home. don’t know the words but I know the whole rhythm and everything- just found it on youtube and have turned it on!
and thanks :) you know? i think I will, haven’t had ice cream in ages and there’s a cornish ice cream cone waiting for me with my name on it!
once my sister got rejected for a job at a web design company that she really wanted to work for so that night she hacked into their website and redirected it to her blog and the next day the CEO called her and hired her on the spot so moral of the story: if at first you don’t succeed, hack their website and make them beg for mercy
i got a question. when i saw kai po che i thought the film depicted hindus behind the anti muslim riots. like the boy's uncle was a hindu leader of a hindu political party no? and they show that it was him who got those riots done to instigate the boy so that he develops that hatred against muslims and joins his uncle's party which is against muslims. btw this is regarding the chetan bhagat post. and i havent read any novel by CB so i may be mistaken/ confused
I actually haven’t seen Kai Po Che or read the novel, so I’m not the best person to answer the question tbh! Can any follower who has clarify? I thought Bhagat was a terrible writer to begin with so it doesn’t surprise me that he fails at other things as well, so that post was an insta-reblog for me but I don’t actually know the specifics when it comes to this particular situation.
Ayyy. This isn't hate but just chill. Not everyone here will like everything you create...
Hi anon, this has nothing to do with him liking what I’ve made! It does, however, have everything to do with this fool going in and inserting himself into a conversation he has no place in (a lot of members of black tumblr have been reblogging it and he butted into the discussion, adding nothing to it)
And then I made my post complaining about it, didn’t even tag him or anything, and he came marching into my space and so I gave him the reply he deserved.
I don’t give a flying fuck if he doesn’t like my gifset, but I will not stand for fools inserting themselves in places they shouldn’t be in.