Can we just watch the Herbalife commercial every time? At least that’s a carefully diverse group of people being earnest instead of very earnestly rationalized racism on a large budget.

WE ARE JUSY TRYING TO WATCH ANIMALS BE WEIRD TO EACH OTHER BECAUSE WE DIDNT GET TO WATCH PERICLES AND YOU
COME
INTO
OUR
HOUSE

There was a Florida-style downpour from five to seven, so obviously my roommate and I are out for Shakespeare in the Park. Distant rumbles and damp mist, but I have been promised a weird, raunchy, and pleasing staging of Pericles. (Elm Shakespeare Co At Edgerton Park)

There was a Florida-style downpour from five to seven, so obviously my roommate and I are out for Shakespeare in the Park. Distant rumbles and damp mist, but I have been promised a weird, raunchy, and pleasing staging of Pericles. (Elm Shakespeare Co At Edgerton Park)

Something about how things do change

My capital-e Ex-boyfriend was my camp counselor before we started dating (I KNOW). Going through my files just now, I found letters he gave me (I keep almost every note anyone sends me) while I was still a camper, ten years old now. When I put them in a folder to save, they were precious relics from one of the most emotionally significant periods of my very tiny young life. Now I wonder how it’s possible that he wasn’t fired—or that he managed to convince himself that that was okay. I can’t decide whether I should keep them out of loyalty to my baby self or get rid of them because I have been counseling staff for nine years and leadership for three and the kind of horrible judgment and foreshadowing of the later shitshow they exhibit makes me want to retch and cry.

soulbrotherv2:

Sexual Relations Between Elite White Women and Enslaved Men in the Antebellum South: A Socio-Historical Analysis

By Jacqueline M. Allain
Sexual Agency, Power, and Consent
According to one historian, “few scholars… have viewed the relationships of enslaved men and free white women through the lens of sexual abuse in part because of gendered assumptions about sexual power” (Foster, p. 459). This is in keeping with both the standard feminist conceptualization of rape as a tool of patriarchal oppression3 as well as the traditional (un-feminist) notion of women as too weak, emotionally and physically, to commit serious crimes, let alone sexual abuse, and the idea that men cannot be raped (Bourke, 2007, pp. 219, 328). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that women, too, are capable of committing sexual offenses and using sex as a means of domination and control (Bourke, pp. 209-248).

[Continue reading at Student Pulse:  The International Student Journal.]

soulbrotherv2:

Sexual Relations Between Elite White Women and Enslaved Men in the Antebellum South: A Socio-Historical Analysis

By Jacqueline M. Allain

Sexual Agency, Power, and Consent

According to one historian, “few scholars… have viewed the relationships of enslaved men and free white women through the lens of sexual abuse in part because of gendered assumptions about sexual power” (Foster, p. 459). This is in keeping with both the standard feminist conceptualization of rape as a tool of patriarchal oppression3 as well as the traditional (un-feminist) notion of women as too weak, emotionally and physically, to commit serious crimes, let alone sexual abuse, and the idea that men cannot be raped (Bourke, 2007, pp. 219, 328). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that women, too, are capable of committing sexual offenses and using sex as a means of domination and control (Bourke, pp. 209-248).

[Continue reading at Student Pulse:  The International Student Journal.]

(via ethiopienne)

Good morning it is eight fifteen in the morning and I already accidentally browsed my way to an open letter to feminists telling us that he’s totally with us except when we talk about rape culture like that’s even important and also are mean to people, why are we so mean, it’s our fault he’s not even with us anymore and he was SO WITH US, so, it’s a great morning to build a complicated bookshelf