This past spring, my youngest son finished his freshman year at Berkeley. Toward the end of the semester, he asked me to proofread his final anthropology paper. The professor had assigned a paper that required the students to conduct a mini ethnographic study of some aspect of college life. My son chose to examine fraternity parties. Read More…
EVERYONE, I MEAN EVERYONE, PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE. IF YOU ARE IN COLLEGE OR HAVE GONE TO COLLEGE OR WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE THEN THIS MAY BE MORE PREVALENT.
I just read this article after one of my facebook friend posed it and I am absolutely furious.
This author has stated, in the simplest terms possible, that women are to be blamed and women are to fix the problems with fraternity party protocols. She implies that women allow this happen to them and that we are the only ones that can fix these men in the fraternities from doing what they have always done.
What in the hell? I am flabbergasted. Her article makes it sound as if she would also agree that women ask for rape and must be the ones to prevent it from happening to them.
One: Women are not the root of his problem. Two: It will take both sororities and fraternities to fix this particular problem.
I am not part of Greek life on my campus nor do I have any intentions to join a sorority; so I have no authority or knowledge on party protocols or if this happens. But this woman blaming girls for actions being taken on them is ridiculous. Why don’t you look at your son and ask him why he didn’t question the other boys in his fraternity on how unfair this was for women?
why do people have like 74973 different names for these
looking through the notes for this post is hilarious bc everyone has a different name they insist is the only one
you have your contenders:
you have your hispanohablantes:
you have your homestucks:
and you have this guy:
I recently studied abroad and met a bunch of girls from all over in America and we had an all out brawl over the name of theses things.
btw, they’re otter pops whether they have it on the label or not.
Accidental personal injuries are absolutely the worst. “Oh, how did you do that?” “Well, frankly, I’m an idiot.”
I only have 4 moods:
- fuck this
- fuck that
- fuck me
- fuck you
I empathize with the above, but I have an additional 4 moods to add:
- fuck yeah
- fuck no
- fuck my life
- fuck everything
and don’t forget the inevitable
- fuck it
and for those who have just given up
this is beautiful
well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it
Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know.
If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck
Recently, my great aunt (my grandmother’s sister) received a Lifetime Achievement award from her hometown.
She was elected the first female, hispanic mayor in California history, and possibly the nation, in 1982.
But the thing is I can’t find a single thing on the internet about it. Not one thing about female hispanic mayors, ever. She achieved something very significant and yet will never go down in history. And that’s the worst part.
This one never gets old.
I learned this a long time ago. If you just give them a blank stare after they say something that is not remotely funny, they will scramble to fix the situation and the pleasure of that is indescribable. Or you could just chuckle and look away. Your choice.
So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:
We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:
Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:
I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women.
i don’t think we talk about this enough
Okay, I literally spent all of the first season, trying to convince my friends of this similarity. Whose won now, bitches?