I’m trying to figure out in what world a dark skin kinky haired african woman is palatable and adheres to eurocentric beauty standards im truly at a loss for words
i read an article recently (Nielsen, L. B. Situating Legal Consciousness: Experiences and Attitudes of Ordinary Citizens about Law and Street Harassment”(2000). Law & Society Review, 34, 1055) that was a study of people’s experiences of street harassment and their beliefs…
Diahann Carroll | 1979
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I am no fan of Jezebel and haven’t been for a long time, but calling a pig, a pig is exactly what Thurston Moore deserves.
I am not a Sonic Youth Stan and Kim Gordon was never a woman I related to or cared to, anyway. She played bass and I dug that, but my growth as a young feminist in the 90’s came from WoC and women who acknowledged race in a substantive way. Sonic Youth and their Stan’s, especially Kim’s, were women who I had nothing in common with and were tone deaf as far as I was concerned. Not that I didn’t like her, but that whole scene was…WHITE.
Anyway, I remember hearing about Kim and Thurston breaking up and being saddened, mainly because they had a kid and they honestly seemed like a duo, not just a couple. I have a direct connection to them. My ex worked with Thurston on a music project. I met him, Kim, and their adorable daughter, Coco. They seemed alright, albeit Thurston seemed into himself and Kim was intensely shy and quiet, but polite.
Welp. Appearances sure are everything and Thurston Moore went through what countless men have gone through discovering they are fallible, aging, and closer to dying every day. They crave more praise, more validation, more everything in order to feel relevant or whatever their fragile, immature egos need.
Clearly Thurston’s way of life rubbed off on my ex. And now reading Kim’s account of how their life came apart, I love how she says their break up was just normal. After all that, even her ex husband wasn’t immune from the gross, dumb, but real trope that women who fawn all over them make them feel good and not an actual partner who carries expectations of them. Now I have this weird kinship to a woman I never thought I had. Kim Gordon, I applaud your grace and dignity. Also, I’m sorry. Not that you need my pity, but because I know how it feels and it is really shitty.
Matt’s reaction to Thurston’s response is spot on. And furthermore, Thurston needs to sit the fuck down. Jezebel is deeply problematic, but not for calling him out for being a cheating, pompous windbag dickhead.
Save your breath, Goo dood, no1curr about exposing your two faced bullshit.
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me: God is good all the time
Cashier: all the time God is good
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longer mardi gras post later BUT the most excellent throws this year were loaves of bread and weave* (!!). I love my people.