This was interesting. The link provides a look at how regions were depicted in maps made a long, long time ago when colonizing people and demarcating settlements was the ‘right’ thing to do by the then-Empire Pax Britannica. I decided to see what my native land(s) looked like and I found this. My Afghan friend sat with me while we sifted through the map and found his native city Kabul as ‘Cabool.’ Looks like our British lords found it difficult to pronounce what they intended on colonizing.
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This has been making the rounds, but if you haven’t: do it. I just did.
It's a question of both social class AND race, dude. You get a LOT from class, but you get the way people look or don't look at you, and act or don't act, and expect or don't expect (even subconsciously), from race. No, your guilt isn't helpful, unless you're using it as fuel to change institutional problems. I have all of the same background issues/thoughts as you only I'm a girl but otherwise we're the SAME, Hi I'm Bailey I yell about race a lot!!!!!!!!
I’d like to think I use my guilt to fuel desire for change, but who knows if it’s actually effective. I know all the work I do in Japan is about trying to understand (and maybe change?!? omg) perceptions of all foreigners, regardless of skin color. Maybe I could do the same in america?
Hi, I’m jack, and this is the first time I’ve yelled about race on the internet!!!
First response: that guy looks white. Second response: is he a bad guy, wearing that jacket? Third response: OH RIGHT, MAYBE THAT WAS ON PURPOSE??????
Mifune, particularly in his early career, always plays bad-boy misfits who have something in them that keeps them “pure” in a way - gangsters, outsider cops, but people who still want to help, or do good. But his westernized appearance is interesting, since this is immediate post-war (like occupation period) and so all the American stuff is just hitting the streets now - just wait until the 60s, when the movies really start reacting against all that American culture getting imported in.
“I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age, are required to consider the reality of the opposite gender’s consciousness in a way that men aren’t. This isn’t to say that women don’t often misunderstand, mistreat, and stereotype men, both in literature and in life. But on a basic level, functioning in society requires that women register that men are fully conscious; it is not really possible for a woman to throw up her hands and write men off as eternally unknowable space aliens — and even if she says she has, she cannot really behave as though she has. Every element of her life — from reading books about boys and men to writing papers about the motivations of male characters to being attentive to her own safety to navigating most any institutional or professional or economic sphere — demands an ironclad familiarity with, and belief in, the idea that men really are fully human entities. And no matter how many men come to the same conclusions about women, the structure of society simply does not demand so strenuously that they do so. If you didn’t really deep down believe that women were, in general, exactly as conscious as you, you could probably still get by in life. You could probably still get a book deal. You could probably still get elected to office.”—
When I was in high school, my friend and I ran the video comedy group. We shot a film about a girl who breaks up with her boyfriend, because she felt he didn’t appreciate her existence. It was as if he couldn’t really speak to her on a truly personal level, and that she was just “there” as a thing, without feelings. His response, “wait wait wait… you can talk?! I thought you were mute, or dumb… wow…”