Earlier today this one girl was talking about how racism only happens if you’re too sensitive and that words are just words and that rather than being offended by how dismissive of the experiences of people who deal with racism she was being, you should just be like her and not…
burn. He’d do just as well or even better in a college judicial process.
I went on a trip with my boyfriend and his two male best friends this week and between the three of them it seemed I was always wrong about something and needed countless lectures throughout the trip. I will share two stories in particular.
1. When my boyfriend and I started dating he couldn’t cook whatsoever and at his request I helped and encouraged him to grow his skills, particularly by teaching him how to make breakfast items like scrambled eggs. On the trip he was in charge of breakfast and I asked him if he needed an extra pair of hands. He went on to explain that I should “get a medium sized bowl, crack 2 eggs per person into the bowl, get a whisk, quickly whisk the eggs until mixed, get out a pan…” without pausing he in depth explained step by step the minute details of making scrambled eggs, seemingly oblivious to the fact that I taught him how to make these eggs in the first place. Clearly the act of having made them a couple times coupled with his natural manly superiority to make him into a master egg chef.
2. Today we were just mindlessly eating dinner and decided to watch the second half of the Hunger Games that was on TV. My boyfriend couldn’t remember some detail about the plot and asked a question. I (while not necessarily a fan but having read all the books and seen the movie multiple times) started to answer, but was immediately interrupted by my boyfriend’s best friend, who quickly preceded to lecture me on how I had gotten it wrong, and then went on to explain to me the plot of the movie in a condescending monologue, not stopping to hear me when I tried to tell him: “please, you don’t need to do this I know the story” multiple times. Apparently whether I had seen the movie before was totally unimportant to him.
So I saw a post on how American Apparel markets unisex clothing, but I couldn’t actually find a unisex section on their website. I did however notice this. The sweatshirts one is particularly illuminating.
Selling men’s clothes to men, and selling women’s bodies to… ?
American Apparel is really fucking horrible for many, many reasons, but here’s another example.