East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. $1061.00
“This apartment is one of the last of its kind in the area.”
I asked all of the gay male students in the room to raise their hand if in the past week they touched a woman’s body without her consent. After a moment of hesitation, all of the hands of the gay men in the room went up. I then asked the same gay men to raise their hand if in the past week they offered a woman unsolicited advice about how to “improve” her body or her fashion. Once again, after a moment of hesitation, all of the hands in the room went up.
These questions came after a brief exploration of gay men’s relationship to American fashion and women’s bodies. That dialogue included recognizing that gay men in the United States are often hailed as the experts of women’s fashion and by proxy women’s bodies. In addition to this there is a dominant logic that suggests that because gay men have no conscious desire to be sexually intimate with women, our uninvited touching and groping (physical assault) is benign.
Views on Generational Trust & Generosity
Looks like students and millennials have less faith in people. See more findings on college students’ aspirations and expectations over at the Society Pages. For example: students generally have higher demands on the world, and they are more likely than workers to say it is important or essential to have a prestigious career with which they can make an impact, but wealth is less important than prestige or impact.
See Net Impact’s full report here: What Workers Want in 2012.
You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
NY under water.
The eye-catching swimming pool in Mumbai, India, has been built to raise awareness about the threat of sea level rises as a result of global warming.
It was constructed by attaching a giant aerial photograph of the New York City skyline to the floor of the pool.
Wings - Silly Love Songs
I’ve been thinking about this soft rock chyoon since I heard it on Monday morning. I was humming it this morning and thinking about how I need to give into positive impulses more. I was thinking about the line, “What’s wrong with that?” and wondering why we’re always getting in our own way. At least I feel like I am.
I started to realize that this song was written as a reaction in part, to his former writing partner. They even had different approaches to getting people politically motivated. Paul was a light touch in every way, always, even when he was screaming, it seemed like a party. When John screamed it was always a censure. It’s no wonder that the world would respond to how these artists reacted to their surroundings and times. Darkness followed John ‘til the end. He was a monumental prick and wanted to point out how we were fucking up in a way that created the same kind of guilt he always carried with him. Paul F. knows what’s up.