shout out to people who have seen you naked but you can still have regular conversations with
SCHOOL IS STRESSING ME OUT MY WEIGHT IS STRESSING ME OUT ANXIETY IS STRESSING ME OUT MY FUCKING STRESS IS STRESSING ME OUT
if you don’t get my Harry Potter references then there’s something siriusly ron with you.
Piedras Negras, Mexico- February 2012
Austin, TX- Spring 2010
Montana- Summer 2012
White People: The Saga Continues
I think it’s an interesting thing to look at given that 6 years ago, intellectual pursuits deemed one worthy of being labelled a nerd, being picked on, bullied and essentially made to feel ashamed of themselves and their aspirations (check out Brene Brown’s TED talk to see why shame is such a damaging thing).
Then now it continues, but we’ve also got this growing movement of people engaging with a bastardised ‘nerd culture’ that is essentially intellectual stuff with the intellectual taken out; a bunch of kids in chunky glasses pretending to be us.
It parallels everything that happens with any other kind of appropriation-through-ignorance that we’re seeing, with the usage of cultural icons and the uninvited membership into a culture with a history of discrimination and the subsequent dismissal of that history.
Yes it’s not as bad as the issues facing African Americans or native Americans or Aztec descendants, but suffering exists on a sliding scale.
It makes far more sense to me that we recognise and validate these more minor transgressions (minor in the context of society but definitely significant to the individual) and see that it is an opportunity to foster proper actual empathy in both directions rather than going ‘hrugh your problems aren’t as bad as mine get lost’ which doesn’t do anybody any good.
You need to stop. The “suffering” of a couple of fucking self declared “nerds” who watch a couple episodes of doctor who, who having stereotypes projected on them for THINGS THEY CHOOSE TO FUCKING LIKE, IS NOT THE FUCKING SAME THING, IT IS NOT EVEN WORTHY OF COMPARISON TO THE SUFFERING MINORITIES OF DIFFERENT RACIAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS SUFFER FINANCIALLY, SOCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY.
Do not even fucking start to draw parallels, because you have 0 right.
You can talk about your butthurt feelings about how people don’t properly understand your interests- hell I may even agree with you, but don’t you DARE use racial prejudice as a point of comparison, because there is NO comparison.