“The SFSS Board locks out employees for 12 weeks and then proceeds to give themselves a raise because they now have to work ‘Overtime’. Imagine your Boss rummaging through your purse while he wants to kick you out the door, because you can’t work for cheaper.”—Jay Peachy
God DAMN if Lady Gaga isn't incredibly heteronormative in regards to herself.
“I wrote so many songs on this new album about New York City, but one in particular ‘Marry The Night,’ that record is about my husband, New York,” she told MTV prior to the album release.
When talking about safe sex: "I always make the guy wear a condom”.
I get that she makes more of an effort to be inclusive and non-heteronormative whenever she is specifically addressing gender and sexual minorities and/or advocating for queer rights
for someone who identifies as bisexual, you think she might extend some of that non-heteronormativity her own way. Not that I want to police other people’s desires, but sometimes her claim of bisexuality rings a little hollow. Maybe she doesn’t fuck girls very often, but it just seems bizarre to tout yourself as the Messiah of the Queers and then refer to your own sex life and sexuality using extremely heteronormative language.
I feel like you are gonna be disappointed re #11, did they not just announce the actor playing a rival gay?
Yeah, I heard about that. I was hoping it was a false leak, or at least a bit of trolling. With Glee leaks, you never really know. I’m still waiting on that man who was supposed to play Mercedes’ randomly homeless dad. But yeah, because this character is gay, I’m kind of worried — you know Ryan Murphy can’t turn down a chance to introduce another white, gay boy into the mix.
1. Plot dictating the songs and not the other way around? This is madness! 2. Well goddamnit, Kurt’s solo was hot. Sai swords, yes please! 3. Co-directors were all tactless assholes for laughing during Kurt and Rachel’s audition. Asshats. 4. Still hate Sugar, but am happy that Shelby is back with a real plotline. 5. Puck is majorly awesome, turns out. 6. Finally some (somewhat sloppy) delving into Quinn’s severely depressed character. 7. That being said… honey, custody does not work like that. Let’s see just how crazy they make Quinn before pulling back. 8. Schue’s yelling was EXCESSIVE, but the points he made were great. Still a bad teacher. Yikes. 9. Continuity? In Glee? 10. Blaine is a junior. I see the continuity didn’t last long… 11. Here’s hoping any relationship drama in Klaine comes from Blaine’s conflicting love of Kurt and love of being in the gd spotlight, instead of some random coming in to create yet another shitty love triangle. 12. Stay away from the love triangles this year, Glee, and we might be able to be friends again. 13. Barely anything offensive said/done this episode. Although “Asian F” looks like it might be rife with racist ridiculousness. 14. Here’s hoping in the next episode, Mercedes and Rachel have some epic “diva off” as they always do, and then Santana swoops in and gets the part of Maria. As an actual Latina character, that might be nice to see. 15. Why do I even think so much about this show? I should cut off my cable…
16. This episode probably should have been episode one of season two. The plot development in this episode shows how completely useless all of season two was.
For the life of me I cannot understand why there is so much opposition to Blaine being a junior…I’m seeing two main points that people have a problem with it
1) Kurt and Blaine will possibly break up because Kurt will go to college
2) They’re freaked out by his knowledge and sex discussions at…
I think it is mostly because the lack of continuity on this already haphazard show, and also because it makes Kurt look totally demanding and ridiculous. Last season, during the Valentine’s Day episode, Blaine was called “Junior Blaine Anderson” in the Warblers, meaning he was the same age as Kurt. Having Blaine be a junior again means one of two things: 1) Either the writers are trying to be sneaky and just rope Darren in for as long as possible and giving up continuity because of it, or 2) Blaine has to repeat a grade because of his transfer. Another option, let’s call it 2b), is that somehow the Warblers calling him a junior doesn’t mean anything and Blaine actually is a year younger than Kurt — than means Kurt basically forces Blaine to transfer for his last year, only so that Kurt can leave Blaine all alone in the school next year. This is especially bad because of Blaine’s history in public schools, but even without that, it is really selfish to demand someone transfer schools so you can have a fun year, even if it means you just leave them aftewards. And sadly, that is the best case scenario in this writers’ fuck up because if, in fact, Blaine and Kurt are the same age and Blaine has to repeat a year… well, that makes his transfer totally useless and it makes Kurt’s acceptance of Blaine’s scholastic sacrifice completely selfish, delusional and ridiculous.
Personally, I’m not really too worried about it. I imagine, in all likelihood, the writers just decided to fuck continuity (yet again!) for the sake of keeping Darren for as long as possible, given that he is clearly a big star on the show and they need strong leads for next year. It is sloppy writing though, at best, and at worst, that is some fucked up character assassination of Kurt and Blaine.
And that is entirely too much thought for a Glee episode from me.
MindErased!Eric is like the worst Gary Stu in the history of the world. The Eric/Sookie, which I thought was going to be hot, interesting, and complicated, is pretty much just fluffy fanfic. Barfy barf.
Thank you for your opinion. I am well aware that I am not native. I didn’t mean for my costume to appear as though I was Native. I wanted to look as though a 19th century woman had traveled to Canada and had clearly picked up the clothing appearances of a trapper, and been influenced by local inhabitance. The weaponry was modified to appear more technologically advanced (making it accurate to steampunk) then a standard bow and arrow. The feather in the hair is because clearly I have no idea how to dress accordingly. I have admitted to that. OPENLY. Not to mention, apologized for.
The thing that really pisses me off (and the only reason for my second explanation for my costume) is the comment about appropriation, as well as the ‘white’ comments.
Any time someone starts a post about being so hurt and upset about getting called out on appropriation and getting called white/being told they have privilege for being white…you know it will be headache inducing.
Are you just including Native American’s to this list of cultures that those of us with ‘white privilege’ are not allowed to emanate? Or is it every culture?
What race likes to be reduced to a costume? What person likes their existence condensed into a disposable, inaccurate caricature?
I will have you know, I have worn Kimono’s and Sarees to special events around Toronto. (Both of which I own 2 sets of and are authentic.)
Speak to people from these groups, and you’ll find people who aren’t too fond of that either.
I have taken college programs on Japanese culture, history and language studies. I spent much of my childhood growing up with my mother’s friend who lived with us; she was from China. I learned how to speak mandarin, and have photos of me as a child wearing traditional Chinese dress with all of her nieces and nephews. (One tall, chubby, blond haired and blue eyed, white kid amongst 7 Asian children.)
You were invited into that culture by someone OF THAT CULTURE, and did so in an accurate way, not reducing their cultures into a costume but participating accurately in a way that was condoned and encouraged by someone of that group you were close to. It’s so painfully obviously different that I don’t even know what else to say.
In no way had I ever offended anyone for dressing as such.
Don’t just assume that you haven’t offended anyone. People offend me day in and day fucking out, but I can’t say anything. Because they’re a customer talking about how they are part Cherokee and spewing off fake BS about Cherokee culture, or because they’re my boss, or professor, or future mother in law, or just a stranger…and I don’t feel like dealing with bullshit like this post. Like…look at this. A group of people said that they were offended by your post, and instead of admitting fault and trying to fix your mistake, you made a huge long post about how ~not racist~ you are and how you have never offended anyone when a group of people just said you offended them.
These things are not worn or studied because I want to appropriate the culture they come from; it was because I was brought up to love everyone no matter what their ethnicity or gender. I have been taught to embrace everyone, including they’re culture.
And that’s great. But part of that is respecting when the people from a culture are fighting to keep out people who are misrepresenting them and turning them into COSTUMES. You don’t get to DEMAND to be a part of a culture, you don’t have the right to it, and we aren’t obligated to let you in. And we, as Indigenous people of the Americas, have said time and time again that WE DONT WANT TO BE COSTUMES, WE DONT WANT OUR CULTURES TO BE CARICATURED, AND WE DONT APPRECIATE PEOPLE ACTING LIKE WE DONT GET A SAY IN WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR OWN THINGS.
Isn’t the intent more important than outside opinion?
No. Intent doesn’t count for shit. If I accidentally spill coffee on someone, they still get burned…even if I don’t mean to. Even if someone doesn’t mean to offend me by calling me a Squaw, doesn’t mean I wont be pissed as shit.
I know it’s not realistic to expect people to be reasonable about some things. But how is my admiration and love of someone’s culture an insult to anyone?
Fetishisizing my culture isn’t loving it. Telling me that I don’t get a say in how my culture is represented isn’t respecting it. Misrepresenting it isn’t respect. You don’t get to just use the condensed, commodified version of my culture that’s being sold by my colonizers to make a quick buck off of the history of genocide against my people and then get mad when you get backlash from the people who are ACTUALLY BEING AFFECTED BY YOUR ACTIONS
How can you turn my respect for ethnic clothing, something so positive, into something so negative?
We didn’t. A history of using non-Natives dressed as Natives to dehumanize and demonize us to support our genocide and oppression did. A culture that supports the idea of us being extinct, of us only living in the past, of us as mystical, almost mythical creatures instead of living, breathing human beings is what made the act of turning us into costumes negative.
For you to say that people with ‘white privilege’ are simply assimilating another’s culture while wearing ethnic clothing, merely on the pretence that they can, is disgusting and degrading to anyone who dresses in ethnic clothing, partakes in other ethnic experiences or wears costumes to represent another’s culture.
Because I am human, means nothing to you, but because I am white, means everything. Would you be making these remarks if I were Hispanic, or African American?
What’s your definition of Hispanic? Because to me, in refers to the people of Spain. Some of the first colonizing forces here, and fuck yes I would call them out. So you mean the Indigenous people of Central and South America? Because they are Native American and I’m tired of people acting like they are some outsiders. If you mean the white people of these places, then they are of European decent just like any other.
As for any other non-Native racial minority, I have before and will again call them out if they appropriate of otherwise make a mockery of my culture.
If you were to say I have disrespected you by running around in a form of ‘Black Face’ I would understand.
Seeing as that dressing up like Indians has a really similar history to blackface, you kind of had. Congrats.
In fact if that was the case I probably wouldn’t have had an intelligent thing to say, and would have simply disregarded your comment. But I have not, and am not, and I will not stand for anyone believing that my costume was maid out of racial hate, or a mere simple minded whim.
We aren’t saying that you were being malicious, but it DID come from a place of racial and colonial privileged, and as the actual members of the Native cultures, we are telling you that we DO NOT APPROVE. It is an insult to us. We take offense to it. Because of this, it is IMPOSSIBLE for it to be done in a way that isn’t an act of arrogant disregard for Natives. We have flat out told you that it isn’t appropriate. You ignoring us will be an act of extreme privilege, to completely ignore our wishes for how our own culture is treated.
In my opinion to make a judgment on the colour of my skin makes you no better then any white racist. You talk as if the way YOU speak is OK; as if it’s excusable because whites in the past used to commit racism, so let’s just go for an eye for an eye and not evolve.
White people still commit racism. White people still oppress POC. POC are still suffering because of the past, and still gain new scars from a society that still treats them as lesser. And no. NOTHING we can do can compare. I mean…look. You are comparing our defense of our culture to GENOCIDE. You said that we are going for an “eye for an eye”, like there are equal atrocities. The amount of ignorance that it takes to believe that is mind blowing.
I’ve never oppressed anyone.
Yes you have. Oh my fucking god, yes you have. You may not have joined the KKK or something, but I guarantee you, yes, you have. You are, right in this post, telling a group of racial minorities that they don’t get a right to say how their culture is treated. You are, right this moment (assuming I’m right in saying that you live in the Americas), living on Native land, using Native resources. You have, at some point in your life, even if you weren’t aware of it, oppressed someone. You’ve probably done it a lot. THATS WHAT WHITE PRIVILEGE IS. You get to oppress the living hell out of people without even trying to, or meaning to…even if you don’t WANT to.
I have never called anyone a racial slur, and yet you feel it appropriate to label me?
Calling you white and privilege and telling you to stop misusing our culture IS NOT THE SAME AS USING A SLUR AGAINST YOU. Jeeze, how can you even say that?
You don’t know anything about me. You have taken a photograph and judged me with a stereotype that is outdated. Your comments are made largely upon the oppression placed on Native American’s by white people - done in a time long past. I was born in 1989, not 1889. I am unable to undo this past done to you by the people who settled here.
The genocide didn’t stop, the colonization didn’t stop, and the oppression and racial prejudice sure as fuck didn’t stop in the 1800’s. For you to say so is just further proof that everything you have done has been out of amazing amounts of ignorance and privilege. We are the most likely to be raped, to commit suicide…we have the lowest life expectancy in the world excluding AIDS related deaths. We are desperately trying to piece our cultures and tribes back together, even though we live in occupied lands, under those who have tried for over 500 years to wipe us out. To this day, I face racism every single day. So does my family, both my literal family by blood and my extended Native cousins and siblings. You claim to be so educated in other cultures…I suggest you study up on the struggles of modern Natives.
This type of racial hate may have been started by white people, but it is carried by those who have been hated upon. The only way to end racism is to learn from it, repair the damage, and move one into a happy existence of equality.
This is utter bullshit. Racism is carried on by a society ingrained with systematic racism, making it impossible for non-white people to live a single damn day without being reminded that they “aren’t as good as white people”, while telling white people it’s the fault of the non-white people that they can’t move forward.
This might be the best take down I’ve ever read. Get it, svnoyi!
Check out this important example of student protest!
Twelve weeks ago, after having put forth an unacceptable offer that would have introduced a two-tier wage structure, rolled back hard-fought benefits, and virtually eliminated job security, the Board resorted to one of the most extreme anti-worker tactics — a lock-out. The students inside have vowed to occupy the office for twelve hours, one hour for each week that SFSS services have been cut back due to the lock-out.
The volunteer Board members voted to double their own honoraria for the lock-out’s duration, supposedly covering their overtime incurred from the workers being barred from doing their jobs. That brings the Executive Board members’ honoraria up to $3500 per month.
“The Board’s primary justification for the lockout is that they don’t have the money to pay the workers their due wages. Meanwhile they have just spent tens of thousands of dollars on yet another pub renovation and gifted themselves a shameful raise,” said student participant Maria Persdotter. “All these locked out workers provide vital services that only student societies can. It takes incredible gall and malice to argue that new booths and cheaper beer are somehow more important than providing real services to students, and paying these workers fair, living wages.”
Glee Exclusive: New Gay Warbler to Come Between Kurt and Blaine!
I will only watch this if they actually mean “to cum” between Kurt and Blaine. For one, it would make the show more interesting and, surprisingly, more realistic, and two, it is just something I really wouldn’t mind seeing. Wouldn’t mind at all.
Given that Christopher Nolan has been trying to make a more realistic Batman universe, why exactly is Catwoman still wearing ridiculous stilettos? And why is her hair always out, flowing behind her? When I went to my kickboxing and capoeira classes, I had that shit tied back. And why does Catwoman have to be that thin? I imagine she is going to be kicking all the asses in this movie, and while I know that lots of naturally thin women are indeed incredibly tough, typically when you encounter a woman who can throw other people’s bodies through walls and whatnot, they tend to be a bit more muscular, less skinny and leather clad.
One day, I hope to see an action franchise that shows women with different bodies wearing different and practical outfits for ass kicking. How refreshing that would be, eh? But who would go to see a female superhero who wasn’t thinner than my arm or wearing stilettos?