THANK YOU JENNI HERD
“The moment you place someone on a pedestal they will look down upon you.”
—Charlie Shaw, 45 People Share The Best Piece Of Advice They’ve Ever Heard
“I’m making myself. I’ll make myself until I reach the core.”
—Clarice Lispector, The Stream of Life
"It was very important to give this to Mako and to have her say "for my family", but it’s not only the family that she lost in that memory. I made the conscious decision not to show the family destroyed in the memory because all the family that she’s formed now, the russians that died, the chinese that died is her family, the human family that we see slaughtered in the movie everytime a Kaiju appears." -Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim Director’s Commentary
this guy is systematically undoing the world
just finished reading Preliminary Materials For a Theory of the Young-Girl
soooo good! it’s written by Tiqqun but translated by Ariana Reines and its like just this crazy little book of theory about the figure of the young girl and the place that she holds as the ultimate consumer and model citizen. She is that which has integrated completely into society. READ IT!
Here are a couple of excerpts:
"The Young-Girl doesn’t age. She decomposes."
"The Young-Girl is the figure of the total and sovereign consumer; she carries herself as such in every domain of existence."
"The Young-Girl resembles her photo."
"Insofar as her appearance entirely exhausts her essence, as her representation does her reality, the Young-Girl is that which is entirely expressible, perfectly predictable, and absolutely neutralized."
i utterly loathed this the first time i read it but i felt that way about irigaray and haraway too, and i lowkey ride or die them both. i have to revisit soon
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
If you command me to do something that I was already planning on doing the chances of me doing that thing automatically drop to zero
names are so weird it’s like what noise should i make to get your attention