“I am not altogether on anybody’s side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me: nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays.” -J.R.R. Tolkien ‘The Two Towers’
Legalization will not suddenly lead to everyone being stoned all the time, it will lead to people getting better at smoking casually.
Time and distance are incredibly important to the larger issues her performance has brought up. Being a black woman using slavery as a stage for her comedy, she marches very close the invisible line people have created separating appropriate and wrong.
Some women want to be out there hunting. And some men don’t want to even get near a sabertooth. Both are full members of their gender who should be allowed not to be considered exceptions, or denigrated for what people see as their “difference” from the accepted norms.
5. White Privilege is never being told to, “get over slavery”.
Ideas are passed over amid scrutiny of the exact words used to express them. We’re increasingly divided, and all hope for truly constructive discussion might be falling apart entirely.
His presence in my life was not forced on me, and I (like so many people) will automatically resent any direction my life goes if it’s forced on, even if I would’ve chosen it myself.
If given the opportunity to advance in your career (I’m talking a substantial jump) how many of you women would actually say no?
Years ago, some feminist on the internet told me I was “Privileged.”
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was, uh, well, just another day in the United States of Don’t Get Sick Because You Won’t Be Able to Afford It.