"If biology were the principle factor in human behavior, all around the world we would find women behaving in one way and men in another. Men and women would be just like male spiders and female spiders, whose genes tell them what to do. In fact, however, ideas of gender vary greatly from one culture to another-and as a result, so do male-female behaviors."
-James M. Henslin from Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach
Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.
directorshellhead replied to your post: “#IronMan shellac #mani for my defense next week. WWTSD?”:
Love it! I have GOT to try shellac sometime soon.
It is a freaking miracle invention. I am SUPER hard on manicures and my last shellac mani lasted three weeks with nary a scratch.
How people can understand why a pudgy white guy with a minimum wage job might want to escape to a world where he doesn’t have to deal with the mundane, but they can’t understand why a black person might want to escape to a world where they’re a human being. We can understand why you don’t want to be a cashier in the land of Thedas, but you can’t understand why we don’t want to be a servant, backwards freak, or a slave in the same universe?
My 14-week-old is cutting a tooth. I know because I can feel it coming through the gums. It seems to be a molar, also known as the ones that REALLY hurt.
I just. Seriously? On average, they get their first teeth at six months and they’re usually front and center.
She also pulled herself noticeably forward during tummy time today. Outliers all over the place.