oh my god. I just saw a photoset where a blonde white woman with dreadlocks, an undercut, and feather earrings married another woman who was wearing one of those hippie/”Indian” style headband and a bone necklace… and they took their wedding photos in front of a tipi background.
how many different kinds of “no” can be shoved into one photoset?
arkatrine replied to your post: I’m going through the archives adminis…
Hahaha oh man that reminded me I actually HAD heard of Smith before, I got like a pamphlet from them in the mail randomly my senior year and my grandma said something like “That’s the lesbian school”
I mean it’s had that reputation for years—I found a note from an alum saying her mother, class of 1923, had known a lot of lesbians on campus—but in the 80s four different newspapers/magazines did stories on homosexuality in college and apparently they all mentioned Smith too many times and the administration all freaked out.
it’s kind of hilarious—one letter wasn’t upset about the article, but she was offended that Smith had gotten mentioned so many more times than Wellsley.
I’m going through the archives administrative records right now and jfc did anyone actually try and run a SCHOOL in the 80s or did they just run around shouting “THERE AREN’T THAT MANY LESBIANS HERE STOP SAYING WE’RE A GAY SCHOOL” at the top of their lungs?
one of my former teachers is doing a project where she gets a bunch of poets to fill in the missing pieces of Sappho’s poems, and I’m totally going to do it… it would be too pretentious to fill in the pieces with ancient Greek, right?
findingtheiris asked: I'm wondering if this is a thing that LGBT centers promote in their staff. I was at a gender identity workshop and the woman facilitating started off with an ice-breaker involving stating your preferred pronoun. I disagree, and was uncomfortable, with how she went about doing it, but yeah--similarities
i mean maybe??? it’s probably to promote the fact that not everyone is cisgender which i think is good.
i think it really depends on how you’re asking. it’s the same way when you’re asking someone what their sexuality is (i mean i usually don’t ask because i don’t care unless i’m tryna smooch the person). it’s all in the handling of it. however i totally get that people don’t always wanna state their pronouns b/c it nearly always comes with having to go into a lengthy explanation and sometimes you just don’t wanna do that!!
it’s semi-standard at Smith; most houses and orgs use, like, “name, pronouns, class year” as the standard introduction at meetings, and some students try to do it in classes, too, but then again it’s different at an institution where basically all undergrads are FAAB…