"On a studio level, the behind the camera talent at CockyBoys is legit, and I appreciate the ways they are pushing the envelope while still managing to effectively reference traditional porn memes."
Article abt. interesting game dinner:
Got to Memphis Fri aft. Mom was having bad nausea reaction to her new heart meds. Ended up in the ER. Spent my birthday hanging with her in the host. Better and home now. Watching Duck Dynasty, which she learned about on Fox News.
Roasting some carrots. Thinking about doing a white bean and kale soup. Anybody have recipes, suggestions?
White women may also be allowed to transcend their ‘sluttiness’ when they feel the need to do so. Both Angelina Jolie and Madonna have been able to shed their past bad girl images seamlessly. Whiteness affords white women the ability to try on different identities while their racial privilege remains intact. Because in a society that values whiteness over all else, to be white is to be human and all non-white persons must audition for their humanity.
The bodies of black women are highly politicized and critiqued no matter who they belong to, from the first lady to ‘the help.’ The physical movements and choices of black women are always viewed through a filter of suspicion. In order for me to claim my right to be a ‘slut,’ I first must win the battle to be able to fully claim my humanity.
Lutze B. (@FeministGriote)
This is a quote from her exquisite essay Why I Won’t Call Myself a “Slut” on Salon. MUST READ. An important and timely examination of sexual agency through an intersectional lens.
Find it here: http://www.aclu-nj.org/yourrights/the-
I don’t have a smartphone, but spreading the word.
In other news, momentary reprieve in the form of cleaning out an old forgotten Roth IRA from the 90s. Had very little in it (put in $ when I set it up, never able to add to after that). Can now catch up on rent, buy meds, pay latest NJ tax bill.
Still need to wait on fixing computer, which keeps crashing. Freelance client still not coughed up 3 past checks, and roomie rent promised to appear by the 26th via his boss (roomie out of town for weeks on a job assignment; until a couple of days ago, feared he was gonna vanish and bail out on the rent, sorta like what happened w/2010-11 evil roomie, but he called me and promised both his continued residence and the current rent. whew).
So horrible panic has abated for now. Still a fuckton of stress, but a little les afraid to leave the house—went to the grocery store y’day. So tired.
'I can really relate to the “permission” thing. When I am depressed, I desperately want to please everyone, because I feel like such a burden and a downer and a waste of space in general. The last thing I want to do is “be a problem” by worrying people, and the more I would try to please them by being normal and happy, the more frustrated they would become (of course). Then, I would internally freak out because here I was, trying not to be a Drama Queen and they were “getting mad at me for Being An Issue” anyway. It relates to this whole theme of “self-loathing becoming a vicious circle and self-fulfilling prophecy” thing really well.' http://captainawkward.com/2012/05/08/