My point with the previous post was that women have been doing athletic feats like that of Kacy’s for awhile now and misogyny and sexism is still every much A Thing. Her entering and doing well in a dude competition changes nothing and doesn’t silence a single sexist/ misogynist. Women have had the athletic ability for this kind of contest all along, but those writers are trying to tell us that this specific athletic attempt matters or will change minds. Those articles are a bullshit distraction.
Good on Kacy Catanzaro and the whole American Ninja Warrior and all. Truly. It’s impressive and her strength / ability is a fitness goal of mine. But can you just pipe the fuck down about this bullshit contest (that was originally silly entertainment in Japan - at least when I lived there at the time) is silencing sexists and that it’s a feat of women power. I can think of about 20 strippers / pole dancers who can (and do) similar athletic feats on the daily. Except they do it in 6” inch heels, with their asses poked out, making it look good. And are we forgetting aerialists do this on the daily? Like, this is their warm up probably.
LOL, you only give a shit bc Kacy did it in a way that won’t offend your grandparents or their traditional values.
AND THEN HER BOYFRIEND JUST HAS TO CLIMB UP AND DULL HER SHINE.
I’ve had this quote saved in my drafts, trying to figure out why I liked it so much and I think it’s finally kissed me just so.
It is about the processes, yes, but also the way the mind functions. What we think and how we think vs. what is the tangible thing that represents those thoughts. But that is not and can not be everything. The body is not the mind at work. A physical book is not the act of reading.
I loathed the idea of a kindle until I got one a couple of years ago and then it made so much sense. My apartment was (and still is) filled with books. I buy them regularly, making trips to my usual haunts in the city for stories both new and old. But now, I read even MORE. I have the kindle app on my phone and on my laptop too. My mind is free to read always and whenever. That is powerful. It will always be the words that matter not the medium in which they are delivered.
Consider the power of the tumblr dashboard. If you follow the right people, you will be surrounded by beauty and passion and humor and light. And also, words that will change your life. Strangers can share with you worlds you’d never known. A book is a book but a word is not just a word. It never can be and never will.(via britticisms)
I suspect the Captain has been watching an inordinate amount of reality TV bc every time I tell him about a problem on the bridge he calls it drama. I mean, that’s fine I guess, but it’s a technical issue with the navigation electronics. There’s no drama about it: that shit is broken.