reverseracism

overthinkingvideogames:

On diversity & criticism.

arizonavichi
nomadicnudist:

A Trip to Spa Castle: Pregaming the Nudie SeasonI spent the Sunday before my naturist club opens nomading over to Spa Castle in Queens.  E and a friend of his were with me as we were celebrated his imminent fatherhood/man-shower.  We toured the co-ed/textile area which includes pools, spas and saunas but the best time was spent in the male-only nudie area.  This area includes a wet sauna and a very hot dry sauna, cold pool, several massage pools and several whirl-pools ranging from 90-107 degrees Fahrenheit.  There are also shower and grooming areas.  It’s a great place to go in the winter for nudists who want to be out of their clothes for a bit.  Note that there are separate male and female nude areas, so it’s not necessarily the most social of nudist venues but it’s good for a late-winter fix.  As usual, pretentions were dropped along with towels and we had some great conversations about life, the universe and everything.
This weekend I’m looking forward to Rock Lodge opening for the season.  Hopefully that’s where I’ll be for about six months.Live naked!
Photo from http://saunaheater.tumblr.com/

nomadicnudist:

A Trip to Spa Castle: Pregaming the Nudie Season

I spent the Sunday before my naturist club opens nomading over to Spa Castle in Queens.  E and a friend of his were with me as we were celebrated his imminent fatherhood/man-shower.  We toured the co-ed/textile area which includes pools, spas and saunas but the best time was spent in the male-only nudie area.  This area includes a wet sauna and a very hot dry sauna, cold pool, several massage pools and several whirl-pools ranging from 90-107 degrees Fahrenheit.  There are also shower and grooming areas.  It’s a great place to go in the winter for nudists who want to be out of their clothes for a bit.  Note that there are separate male and female nude areas, so it’s not necessarily the most social of nudist venues but it’s good for a late-winter fix.  As usual, pretentions were dropped along with towels and we had some great conversations about life, the universe and everything.

This weekend I’m looking forward to Rock Lodge opening for the season.  Hopefully that’s where I’ll be for about six months.

Live naked!

Photo from http://saunaheater.tumblr.com/

kaash

kaash:

globalvoices:

There is lack of basic respect for women in Indian patriarchal society.

The State Of Women In The Present Indian Society

this is a terrible, irresponsible video for about 1800 different reasons. let me break a few down here for you:

  • the most basic question i want to ask is also the one that dismantles the premise of the whole fucking video. what is so uniquely indian about patriarchy? 
  • by which i mean: do women not get molested/raped in other countries? do other cultures not have their own forms of objectifying women? do other places not report irresponsibly on sexual harassment? 
  • more directly: can i not make a video like this about other countries? stripping their films of context, conversations about/between “b grade” film actresses that rides over any residues of agency/identity (which women do the roles they do? why do we revere vidya balan for playing smitha but deride rakhi sawant? how much of this has to do with caste/language/class?), interviewing men about WHY they eve-tease—how is any of this relevant only to india?
  • i’m not justifying rape culture. i’m staring beadily at the oriental eye that the filmmakers appear to have (because any shit goes if you call it “transdisciplinary”). i’m saying that i’ve lived in three different countries, countless cities, and i can make a film like this about each subculture if i wanted to. and each film will be just as contextless, baseless, angsty for the sake of being angsty, making overriding assumptions about “a country as a whole”.
  • but i wont, because: what does this tell us that we don’t already know? bollywood objectifies women (as does hollywood/any other  film industry), women choose certain occupations that are conventionally “oppressive” or “backward”, men are fucktards. and? no matlab, all this, so?
  • yes da, indians can be racist about their own country. moving on.
  • the leap from “katrina kaif earning her livelihood by playing into patriarchy like the rest of us do let’s judge her for it” to “this is an unsafe country for women look we put some news snippets together” is incredible. what is more incredible is how caste and class are totes irrelevant to this project. there is only one kind of sexual harassment, and it involves men in cities (mostly salman khan) staring at women in gym clothes. we also threw in a niqaab for diversity. we STILL won’t talk about the army, or particular state genocides like manipur/kashmir/gujarat/delhi because none of us reading/watching the video can relate to that kind of violence none of that happened.
  • our politicians are nitwits. okay. and mitt romney isn’t. we’re the only country in the world where politicians make sexist statements, you guys. bet the G20 nations survey didn’t get in on that.
  • the treatment of woc and queer folks in the west. the treatment of religious minorities elsewhere, and in our own country. those are not the conversations we want to have. we’ll boil bollywood down to the last 5 years, and extract a thesis out of that. 
  • the reason i get so worked up about videos like this is because i can absolutely imagine some dim-witted white friend of mine watching this with reverential horror, forwarding this to their students going “here’s a feminist video on indian men, watch”. or “liberal” young women like me taking this seriously, women who have access to english conversations about feminism/slutwalks, aspiring westward, hating india every other minute because of a postcolonial hangover. the damage that does cannot be undone easily, and the conversations fostered there are all part of the liberal left’s agenda of feminism. 
  • global voices, you disappoint. try and sift through some of the stuff you post, yaar. or get a better web editor.
thefingerfuckingfemalefury

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

thecapedlibrarianontheroof:

abiblr:

fucky-str1pe:

themadfangirl:

kieradoe:

whatsortofamandoesntcarryatrowel:

Dad: Why do you think they do that?
Girl: Because the companies who make these try to trick the girls into buying the pink stuff instead of stuff boys want to buy.
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that awkward moment when a child understands the harm of forcing gender roles better than most grown male politicians.

Always reblog.

I’m surprised that I haven’t reblogged this, to be honest.

I love that last gif.  She looks so frustrated.  Like “Um, hello, obviously girls and boys can like anything why doesn’t anybody get that???”

She does have a point though..

Kids who are smarter than adults though.

Always reblog this smart baby


^ Tiny humans like this are what give me hope for the future of humanity, as a species