Yeah, and the ship sailed from Kolkata in Bengal, which suffered a genocidal famine in WWII because the British were extracting so much capital from it. And who got the recovered silver in the end? The fucking British government.
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The romance industry conflates finding love with looking a certain way, and it’s hard even for the strongest of us not to internalize messages about the way we look. And worse, these messages are normalized. Just think of things people say when they are getting ready to date someone: ‘He’s cute,’ ‘He’s short,’ ‘He’s kind of chubby,’ ‘He’s tall and fine.’ Or men: ‘I prefer slender girls,’ ‘I’m not really into fat girls,’ ‘I prefer Asian chicks,’ and on and on. It is completely acceptable to say the most appalling things about the way people look when it comes to dating, and if someone is called out for it, their opinion becomes a matter of ‘preference.’What gets ignored in calling this level of categorization ‘just preference’ is a history and culture of mainstream advertising that impacts our psychology, causing us to actually want to respond to certain things over others. It’s hardly a coincidence that people are attracted to images of femininity that have been beaten into their psyches….We are taught to prefer certain things over others, and when we repeatedly see the same exaggerated images of femininity and masculinity, we internalize a specific standard of beauty and begin to strive for it unconsciously. Considering the exaggerated nature of these kinds of images, preference is not really a ‘preference’; it is more like a culturally sanctioned fetish.
Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life (via o8x)
"Considering the exaggerated nature of these kinds of images, preference is not really a ‘preference’; it is more like a culturally sanctioned fetish."
And then, with that ‘preference’, the not-Black women who get chose don’t even be cute, just Not-Black.
But I’m sleep, doe.
it ok to not be ready
Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready.
still working on my online piece. Everything’s about lying and levels of existence. Who do I tell the
trust truth to (((hell of a typo)))? Where’s the line between performance and lying? where’s the line between the artist the character and the artist the creator? Kathleen said she prefers the piece to be a piece of fiction. Lucia asked if I actually buried something and I said yes. And I plan to. Or I planned to. Does it matter at this point? I need to master the art of the shrug. (this is why I covered my face in my public performance piece that required people to figure it out. Even then, my friends who were taking pictures gave it away. Am I not being helpful enough?)
It’s so difficult for me to lie. Or for me to not give up all the answers right away, or for me to help lead the way, or figure it out for them. I want too much to be helpful (or have the right answer). KT makes characters and online existences for them, youtube channels and all that. And she’s talked about how social media actually scares her. So I want her to erase her online existence, so that all that remains online are her characters’ lives. Does that come from a wish for myself instead, that I could separate my artist as character, as part of the narrative, from my artist that is me, the one with the ideas and the creation and the answers? The artist the character is an unreliable narrator. Should I make a persona? Would that help?
One of the guys in my proto-crit said I was just giving a bunch of rhetorical questions. But all I know are questions, all my answers are questions. I don’t mean to be vague, I’m being very specific.
All I want is too much of your time. Even the images, I present without explanation. But this piece exists on the internet, and is meant to be used with the internet. How easy reverse image google is, to pull an image onto your desktop and then onto google images and figure out what it is I’m showing you, why is it there? The answers right there, but you have to take a step. How many steps do I lay out? Will no one notice? Will no one take the time?
I gather so much assurance and strength from Janine Antoni. Striving to make her work accessible, she is nonetheless careful not to compromise its metaphorical complexity, balancing intimacy and universality, destruction and transformation. In art school and so much of what I see in contemporary art, those that are still making their way, the validation of their art is in their inaccessibility, you can only understand that it’s weird and you slightly suspect it’s also laughing at you. I can’t afford that level of not wanting to be understood.
Have you ever felt like this? What are menstrual cramps exactly? Today’s Fact Friday has the scoop.
Every month blood and nutrients are produced in the uterus. If there is no pregnancy, the blood and lining will leave the uterus. To help it along its way, the body produces more of a hormone called prostaglandins. This causes the muscles in the uterus to contract and help release the blood.
50% of teens suffer from menstrual cramps and 15% of teens say the pain can interfere with everyday activities. Some teens also experience monthly diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
What can you do if you have painful menstrual cramps?
- Use low level heat, like a heating pad, on the lower abdomen.
- Over the counter medications such as ibuprofen or anaprox dramatically reduce the amount of prostaglandins and decrease cramping and bleeding. The key is to take them the day before menstruation starts and before the cramp causing hormones kick in.
- Birth control pills can decrease the contraction causing hormone produced. With fewer contractions, there is less pain. Birth control pills can also decrease the amount of blood flow with a period. Even if you don’t think you’re interested in birth control pills, if you have severe cramps that keep you home from school or from doing stuff with your friends or that seem to be worsening over time, visit your doctor or health center for advice. That way you can find out what’s going on and the best way to handle it.