Awww, booooooooo: *your
Awww, booooooooo: *your
Wait, are YOU angry she had to conform (in which case you’re entire comment contradicts itself) or implying SHE is angry that she had to conform? I didn’t pick up even a hint of anger or resentment; she was simply making an observation and statement. Perhaps you missed the entire point. The mere fact that she DOES have to conform is WHY she created the series of images. If she didn’t feel pressure to conform (appear more feminine) in order to gain employment in fashion retail (r-e-t-a-i-l), we wouldn’t be reading this article, now would we? And the pressure she felt is hardly just her perception, it’s reality.
You’re kind of a dick.
I absolutely agree. Sadly, though, there is a cynical little faction in this world that needs to also remember that when someone IS ready to change, it doesn’t hurt to give them a bit of help along the way.
This is beautiful. Simple and kind and beautiful. <3
Huh, I may be way off base here, but I’m pretty f-ing sure they aren’t pissed so much about getting arrested as they are about maybe, oh, I don’t know, getting the shit beat out of them for doing nothing more than supporting human rights and equality. Or maybe, just maybe, it has something to do with the fact that many of the people perpetrating the assaults are THE POLICE. I know it’s Russia and all but come on. As for the legality of the protests, that’s a complete non-issue here, and focusing on that instead of the brutality is sanctimonious, at best.
Well, poop…. :(
This isn’t about the LDS church, it’s about the nerve and courage of the people who are publicly speaking out against the claims of their church and an ignorant sect of society (regardless of religious or political affiliation). Did the LDS church see it as a great way to make themselves look better without having to actually change? Maybe. I didn’t look into that aspect of it, though…because IT’S NOT FUCKING RELEVANT to the greatness of these people marching for equality. The greatness of ANYONE who strikes out against their religion, family, politics and/or friends to stand and march for what is RIGHT deserves praise and gratitude, not snarky ass comments that deride their actions and imply their attempts to make a difference are not good enough.
Don’t forget anal bleaching. (*cringe* Dear God, kill me now for even typing those friggin’ words.)
“you don’t know why you let that guy go without shooting him dead and stuffing him in some bushes between cambridge and watertown.” Awful goddamn literal for a poem that is “more than you think it is.” Yes, there IS a big difference between empathy and condoning an act. Sadly, this missed the empathy mark like a mother fucker.
Ditto to all the women above. I’m 5’7” and very naturally 110lbs. So frackin’ tired of being looked down on and shit-talked (almost always by females…go figure), told to eat, or faced with the audacity of people who have openly accused me of being anorexic “because that’s the only way someone could be so skinny.” I spent the first three decades of my life APOLOGIZING to rude asses who seemed to go out of their way to make me feel bad for my genetic build. I may be slender (and apparently nonexistent) but my feelings aren’t…. Women come in all sizes, and that INCLUDES sizes 0-2.
Pretty well sums it up.
Oops, looks like you had a couple grammatical errors in your comment. here, let me help: “They need to start actually monitoring the [comments] instead of letting people post whatever crap they want. [I am] just pathetic.” You’re welcome.
They came over with their family in late 2001/early 2002 on immigrant status. A couple articles I read said 2 or 3 years ago (can’t remember exactly when, off hand) the older brother had gone back to the Chechnyan region for 6 months, then returned to the US; however, those two articles are the only mention I’ve seen about it, so not really sure. Neither article specified why he went back, either. Easy to automatically jump to “obvious” conclusions in the aftermath but it could have just been to visit his father, who had returned to Russia years early. *shrug* I don’t know, I just know these two weren’t lifelong radical Muslims, Islamic extremists, whatever, who recently came over to perpetrate the bombings and murders. They were, dare I say, normal people who lead normal lives. Somewhere along the way the older brother lost his shit, though, became devout/extremist and, imo, dragged his brother down with him. We need to feel anger because it’s easier to deal with than the confusion and hurt, so to try to make sense of it all we glom on to the Muslim, foreigner, Chechnyan, etc, aspects of it all. What would have happened had these been two Buddhists who immigrated from Myanmar as children, or agnostics from Sweden? I don’t know, I’m rambling. They’re guilty as shit of a heinous crime but I can’t get past how little damn sense this all makes, particularly with the 19 year old.
Which ‘him’, this one? Because he was a whopping 6-7 years old when he came stateside. Or are you referring to his brother, the one who was the ripe old age of 14 at the time? Good thing you’re Canadian or your comment might seem, oh, I don’t know, stupid?