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quadlutz:

things it took me way too fucking long to get

  • if you don’t understand something you can just ask instead of bluffing until you can figure it out
  • if you feel uncomfortable with something a friend is doing you can let them know and ask them to stop instead of just dealing with it
  • if you’re arguing with someone and you realize you’re wrong you can just immediately back down and say “sorry you’re right” instead of trying to argue the point you no longer believe for the sake of saving face

like i’m serious these are basic fucking things but it took me so long to start doing them

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sexioto:

that boy you just called gay? well he is gay. he’s your boyfriend. both of you are gay. how do you keep forgetting this, jeffery

(via rapturousenjoymentofgay)

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hahahahaha

I was just thinking about how a lot of the “yay female characters!” graphics going around make me kind of wary—because three of the most common quotes that get used with them are the “A woman can preach, teach, rule, conquer” etc one (which is a Zoe Saldana quote), the “Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well” one (which is an M.I.A. lyric), the “You can be the king but watch the queen conquer” one (which is a Nicki Minaj lyric) and yet a LOT of the photosets I’ve seen don’t feature women of color? which is kind of shitty when you’re using a quote from a woman of color, ESPECIALLY if it’s a multifandom post and you have characters of color to choose from.

but then I thought about the other quote that crops up a lot, the “screw writing strong women, write interesting women/women who cry/women desperate to get a husband” etc one, and I realized I didn’t know who said that… turns out it wasn’t a celebrity, just a regular tumblr user. and the reason she wrote it?

she was defending the way Moffat wrote the women in Sherlock.

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We were discussing the Fantastic Four at dinner… including, as my friends dubbed them, “Flame on dude” and “the Hulk”

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They are also serving lemon-flavored chocolate chip sesame seed biscotti. What. The. Hell.

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I just got a BONE in my chicken parm. What the hell, Smith College?

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wherewilltheducksgo:

im poor ill try it

ooohhh i have to try this

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anotheralexandros:

I wonder if I could design a queer history field of concentration for the history major…

I mean don’t get me wrong, I still love antiquity and will definitely take classes in it, but studying the origins of western attitudes towards women and LGBTQ people has always been one of the driving…

That seems like a good idea. Does your campus do cross-pollination classes? Because if so, it’d be really interesting to set up such a field concentration with a class in social psychology (or maybe sociology?) to help set the flavour of how biases work and form and ways to combat them?

Also, I think using your major to continue your sj work is lovely and I’m sure it could be used in many places across sectors to introduce/reframe ways of thinking about history and its cascading effects in the now

The history major requires 5 courses in a field of concentration—”at least one of which is a Smith History department seminar. Two of these may be historically oriented courses at the 200-level or above in other disciplines approved by the student’s adviser.”

I’m taking a history seminar next semester that would count; the only issue would be if I couldn’t find other history department courses, because as far as I can tell most of the related courses at Smith are in the Study of Women and Gender department, and I can only take two of those, with my adviser’s approval. I’m really going to have to ask her, because I’m not sure how much I can choose from. The especially difficult part—and fucking hell, this is the thing that gets both my historian and my SJE rep mind riled—is that so far, most of the courses I’ve found are HISTORY OF THE QUEER MOVEMENT courses; not QUEER PEOPLE IN HISTORY courses, which is what fascinates me the most and which I would really like to see more of. I can see why it’s a difficult thing to teach, but… yeah.

Thank God for the 5 College Consortium; if I am able to create a queer history concentration, I’m pretty sure it will only be because I was also able to draw on courses offered at four other schools, one of which is literally ten times the size of mine, lol.

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I wonder if I could design a queer history field of concentration for the history major…

I mean don’t get me wrong, I still love antiquity and will definitely take classes in it, but studying the origins of western attitudes towards women and LGBTQ people has always been one of the driving factors for me—and I am taking a historiography of gender and sexuality seminar next fall, so that’s one out of five required class done.

And lately I’ve been trying to think of ~practical applications~ for my major, and it occurs to me that I could potentially work with nonprofit or activist organizations to address issues of queer education? maybe?

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i want histories written be the subdued or subjected to not be passed off as propaganda. i want to sit down and not be told, for instance, that a lot of jewish narratives are exaggerated like holy fuck man what

THIS. this.