sad-queer

nicki minaj came on at my work when we were closing and this san diego sk8r boy i work with changed it and said “i can’t stand her voice”

and i just wanted to throw my broom on the ground and straight walk out of the store while screaming “YOU CLEARLY DON’T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING ABOUT NICKI MINAJ”

"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."
- "Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via pissonality)

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leaftouch:

i love being gay and bad at art

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I emailed my old advisor in the engineering department about readmission and got this reply:

“It’s nice to hear from you!  I think of you when I pass Cinnaholic and wonder when you’re coming back.  And I remember your awesome hat—still the best thing any engineer has worn in my office.”

We met one time a year ago, and it was so that I could withdraw. And she still remembered me. 

orchidhorror:

don’t use senpai or kouhai jokingly, don’t use kawaii jokingly, don’t use suffixes or honorifics jokingly, just stop

Don’t turn japanese into a joke when it’s already mocked by racists, when diaspora japanese are already discouraged or ashamed to speak it due to racism

Don’t make fun of languages that are spoken by oppressed ethnicities and cultures, when they’re already systemically discouraged to speak it or even teach it to their children or grandchildren, because of racist pressure from western societies to assimilate

Don’t make fun of languages from cultures outside the western european language hegemony, because you just come off as a racist xenophobe

Things to read:

  • On Kawaii and Appropriation by sad-queer.tumblr.com
  • The name and the Faceby Juliana Qian
  • Monolingual ideologies in multilingual states: Language, hegemony and social justice in Western liberal democracies by Adrian Blackledge (google to download a PDF!)

hey look I am referenced in this! 

did I ever tell you about my weeaboo co-worker who called me senpai? bc that actually happened. 

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how did i go from “never gonna go back to college!!!” to “gonna go back to college and finish my BS, a minor, and my teaching credentials in only six more semesters!!”

hahHAHhahAHAHhahAHHAHAHhhhaaa

cw: mentions of sexual violence, csa, rape culture

i never know how to feel about law and order svu

bc like on one hand i feel like it super sensationalizes sexual violence and child sexual abuse. and can be super triggering and hard to watch. and, in the end, is a show about cops.

but on the other hand it is a tv show that has been running on basic cable for almost 15 years that actually takes on shit like rape culture and actually explicitly says “it’s not your fault that this happened” to survivors.

sooo

crying while watching law and order svu and eating an entire pizza and dyeing my hair black it’s that time

"oppression is not a feeling. reducing it how to a community ‘feels’ they are being treated minimizes the violences that are enacted upon them, makes structural injustices a matter of perception of individual acceptance or rejection of oppressive conditions. oppression creates feelings, definitely. it creates trauma, internalized conflict, dissonance, confusion. but oppression is not a feeling."
-
Ngọc Loan Trần, quoted in this fabulous Black Girl Dangerous article. 

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