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|6 days 22 hours ago||> I was so dumbounded ...||
I was so dumbfounded ... that something called benovolent [sic] sexism can actually exist
Oh, okay. I can easily explain this concept to you. Let me just make sure I don't miss any part of your point....
men are biologically superior and thus like to help women out in certain circumstances.
You are kidding, right? I mean, hey, at least you're honest.
I cannot even begin to fathom this remark. It's like you have not even the basest grasp of what the word "biologically superior" actually means. Anthropologists used to think this way based on measuring the circumference of the skulls of non-white humans. They found that the skulls of non-white people were smaller. Therefore, they argued, their brains were smaller. The narrative they then fed was that whites are intellectually superior.
Look--anyone can look at Twitter flame wars and Tumblr microaggressions blogs and then claim they're ridiculous. But if you do not have even the most basic understanding of all the political theory and philosophy that underly critiques of Western cultural constructions, then PLEASE do not remark upon them. That'd be like me saying, "Ugh, Linux operating systems are the worst," based on five (or five hundred!) remote interactions with the interface. In reality, I know nothing about Linux: I have never used it, and I do not intend to use it. I might not like the aesthetic, and I may think that because I have seen it in action, I understand it enough to pass judgment. In reality, I have not spent any time trying to understand deeply why it is so commonly used, and I am therefore not remotely qualified to comment on the efficiency of the OS or the wisdom of its users. In turn, I should trust that Linux has some degree of utility and makes sense to at least a certain user base. Otherwise, it would not be so popular.
This thread is swiftly becoming a candidate for closure because it is becoming political. But my point is this: Instead of just deeming something foreign as bad and wrong because it offends your sensibilities of what should be said and done, consider that there are literally millions of people--many of them both more successful and resonant than either you or I--who have over the course of centuries studied, written, and organized against sexism, including benevolent sexism. Until you have engaged with that interface on more than the most basic level, please refrain from commenting.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The ties are the real head scratcher. How so many?||
The ties are the real head scratcher. How so many?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Tool? He had a weirdly||
Tool? He had a weirdly energetic moment because of a penalty foul. Otherwise, he seems like a pretty great guy tbh.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Or the inverse:What advice||
Or the inverse:
|9 weeks 5 days ago||This. This is how we know||
This. This is how we know that too many sports analyses are simply wrong: It feels like every story is really just sensationalized garbage. Jones is nothing of the QB that Miller and Barrett are. Honestly, he was as successful as he was because the team's he faced (1) couldn't defend his deep ball, and (2) Ezekiel Elliott opened up the field for him to raid. Absent Elliott and a similar caliber RB, Ohio does not win with Jones at helm.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Most linguists wouldn't care that much. Why should you?||
Most linguists wouldn't care that much. Why should you?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Timing is right if Narduzzi||
Timing is right if Narduzzi does well at Pitt. Dantonio--hate able though he is--built modern MSU by hand.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The consequences of saying||
The consequences of saying this are also that it supports and builds a culture wherein it somehow seems less wrong to kill or harm Arabic people (whether materially through discrimination against or physically) because they are associated with the enemy.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||That feels like a||
That feels like a misappropriation of Stewart, who by and large has criticized conservative jingoism surrounding American Sniper.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||The phrasing matters because||
The phrasing matters because you don't anticipate to have a 20-member class of RS Seniors. Probably you might average 5-7 in a RS Senior class, maybe even less. So 1 RS Senior isn't as crazy as it would be if there were only one non-RS Senior.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||They are the Spartans as the||
They are the Spartans as the result of a campus vote. Don't know if that influenced a lot of votes, though.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I'm from Downriver. So, no.||
I'm from Downriver. So, no.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I agree, but I see his point.||
I agree, but I see his point. Brent Wagner built the U-M MT department from the ground up. His careful construction of the MT program at Michigan has churned out Broadway performer after Broadway performer for decades. I think what Professor Wagner is more concerned about is the fact that the video could jeopardize the opinions of conservative agents and managers (who, frankly, might be the ones most deeply entrenched on Broadway), who see something like that and turn their noses up at it.
Nonetheless, your point is a good one; it's also true that in musical theater circles, the MT department doesn't really need much publicity. I like the video, and I'm glad I saw it. I'm frustrated by this decision. But Wagner's a serious guy--I get where he's coming from.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Selling jerseys in ohio is a good start||
Selling jerseys in ohio is a good start
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Just a friendly reminder for||
Just a friendly reminder for those entering this thread that we should not deride a kid for making a decision we don't like.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Like. Try, there was a whole||
Like. Try, there was a whole team behind the image. Director, producers, designers, etc.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Wtf dude||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Bet he's got some fight in him.||
Bet he's got some fight in him.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||And for my next trick, I'll||
And for my next trick, I'll say something that isn't absurdly cynical!
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I've worked with Kwanii's||
I've worked with Kwanii's brother. If they're anything alike, he's gotta be a great guy. Wishing him luck at EMU.
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||If anyone wants to deny the||
If anyone wants to deny the sociological reality that we still live in a racist culture, and one that vilifies Arabic and Muslim students, then you are kidding yourself.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||ITT: posters code their||
ITT: posters code their political opinions by being pro- or anti-"free expression"
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Trucker Steve is a damn hero.||
Trucker Steve is a damn hero. He proposed to his now-wife after band rehearsal in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Actually, it's pretty||
Actually, it's pretty intrinsic when you're actually playing a game.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Huh||
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I was sitting in the band||
I was sitting in the band while this happened, saying the exact same thing.
It was actually well reviewed. It might have been lucky for Michigan, but it was the right review result.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Also true of us from 1969||
Also true of us from 1969 until 2007, although "mediocrity" seemed to settle in under Carr.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I really want him to break||
I really want him to break the cycle that has a hold over him, but he has to stop rationalizing and own up a little bit. He doesn't have to own up publicly--but saying what he's saying means he's not owning up privately.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously what I thought. Man's got it together.||
Seriously what I thought. Man's got it together.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||You're the worst kind of person.||
You're the worst kind of person.