i fly bikes.: Offending is not a radical act*
*if you are a white, straight, cis man.
Apologies if this was kind of incoherent. It’s wordvomit that’s been whizzing around in my head for a couple of hours.
There seems to be a great misconception that has been around for a while, but lately with the internet, has reached a deafening…
Also, being “politically incorrect” doesn’t mean you’re fighting for freedom.
shoutout to all the other ex-gifted & talented/honor student/straight a/senior editor/star student/99th percentile/once-creative burn-outs who have, since high school, realized they are truly miniscule fish in a giant, endless ocean, criticized themselves to the point of creative paralysis, and participated in so much self-sabotage they no longer see the point of doing anything at all because they’re just going to ruin it for themselves anyway
this one’s for you
Stuy grads count?
Little girl said to have inappropriate clothing
A Henry County woman is furious after being called out for sending her six-year-old kindergartener to school in what officials say was inappropriate.
Audrey Hightower tells Channel 2 Action News an assistant principal from Tussahaw Elementary called her on Tuesday complaining of her daughter’s Little Kitty dress saying it was too short or may be showing too much skin.
I don’t see anything inappropriate. It’s just ridiculous.
white people have a sickness
And they wonder why we don’t like them.
Also, this baby looks fine. Completely appropriate for a child her age. She has on tights, for Christ’s sake. The skin they apparently see too much of is her hands and her face. Jesus.
from the article:
“A statement from the school said the clothing was deemed inappropriate based on the way it was being worn and it was becoming a distraction.”
this is why fuck your slutwalk. b/c some of us are seen as sluts no matter HOW we’re dressed or HOW young we are.
and that doesn’t even make sense unless she’s walking around with the dress over her head all damn day
Are you fucking kidding me, America? SHE’S FUCKING SIX.
There is nothing about this dress that is distracting.
What kills me is that if her mother is anything like mine, she probably got her dressed and said, “Here, baby, put on these tights so we can make sure you’re all covered up. Now make sure you’re being careful when you play, I don’t wanna get no call from the school telling me some little boy done seen your panties.”
And I bet you a dollar this little girl has shorts on under the skirt and over the tights, too.
The two women in the background are showing more skin than this baby is.
Isn’t that ridiculous?
`The skin they apparently see too much of is her hands and her face.`
That`s exactly their problem, racist fucks. She`s six for fuck`s sake. Send the school officials home for having ignorance that`s too distracting for anyone to get any work done.
My first thoughts after seeing the pic and not yet reading the story:
Omg how adorable is she?
If you get a boner looking at a 6-year-old — or think it’s reasonable to think someone will, if you even make that association — what she’s wearing isn’t the problem, and you probably shouldn’t work at a school.
Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture
There are more charts if you click through.
This is an important issue and telling of Hollywood’s sexism that affects all of us!
Anyway I cannot look at this and not thing there would have been a much more elegant way to present this data
Do we really need a blue line that only conveys the information that George Clooney ages one year every year
(Then again maybe be do because Johnny Depp, at the very least, does not seem to age in a linear manner)
I am sorry for derailing with my chart/math geekery and I will shut up now
I only sort of skimmed and I’m probably not familiar with these movies, but how many of them (particularly the recent ones) treated the age gap as not a big deal, and how many treated it as a little odd, or at least noteworthy? I don’t think the raw numbers tell the whole story.
And what of Dawson casting (TV Tropes link)? A 30-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman can make a movie about a relationship with a large age gap, where his character is 50 and hers is 18, and then 20 years later the same male actor can be in a Woody Allen move opposite an actual 18-year-old and no one in the movie finds it worth mentioning in the slightest.