Friday, March 30, 2012

Whoah? Nicki the Womanist

Okay, I really like her all of a sudden. Should not have been too quick to judge!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Emotional Immaturity Perhaps?

Lately I have been trying to get to the root of why some of the people who happen to be male in the Physics department at my university have such a difficult time interacting with women students and academic peers on the regular level with which they would conduct conversations with their male counterparts. They find it easy to accept the credibility of one another's ideas, remember each other's names and treat each other with a general decency and familiarity. Yet when it comes to women, they offer put-downs, make subtle remarks peppered with blatant misconceptions, discount ideas without testing their credibility, and totally fail to address you by your first name despite knowing it!

As angry as some of these people's ignorant behaviour may make me sometimes, I realise I always make the same mistake whenever it comes to thinking about these matters. The fundamental emotional immaturity that some boys and men struggle with. Unlike the female, who is given much opportunity, in this patriarchal world that typecasts women as emotional, to explore this "softer" side. It is allowed of us but not of boys. As a result, they spend their entire lives being unaware and not fully comprehending the emotional responses of others and of themselves. In seeing how little they understand these complexities, I need to acknowledge that they are emotionally immature and this patriarchal world has much to do with this.

On top of that, there is a man in my department who ogles me every time I sit in the tea room. It actually really pissed me off because he is not the only one who has done this. Staring is just rude. They need to learn some respect these idiots!

Two Very Cool British Ladies

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sideshow Bob, Oh Honey!

This is a much less Simpson-y version of...
LATELY, my hair has been looking like this and I really just don't know how to get it to lie down. Maybe I should just purchase a whole bag of hair clips and force it down! Solution. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

PHONY 2012: Start-up the Propaganda Machine

This is wonderful. I was thinking about this Kony 2010 campaign and how ridiculous it has been. Marketing bracelets and T-shirts. Please. It's all part of a shady elite agenda that those who are not practicing critical thinking will fall for.

I love the way, man in yellow T-shirt cut his sentence in half and just split when he realised people were throwing rocks around. Classic black person reaction! Just RUN! Oh, how I love my people.