when my dad was in college he had a friend who told a girl he’d take her on a date unlike any other she’d ever been on and so he took her to the supermarket to watch the lobsters fighting in the lobster tank
they’re married now
the thrilling saga in which Panic! owns the fuck out of WBC
A+ handling of the situation
there are five frogs staring at me right now
but only one can be america’s next top model
It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
Sally Coulter (via judygrimes)
I find that talking about racism is way easier with english language. I’m french and I remember as a kid, missing words for what I was dealing with. First of all, you don’t have the words poc and race. I mean, you could still use them, but they are they equivalent of slurs in french language (the equivalent, because, french doesn’t have a word or concept for slurs). The word race might not exist but the concept does. And people are really confused about it. In french, being white means having light skin, so if you call a white french person white, they might get really angry if they don’t think they have light skin.
But they will all agree that poc have a race. They will call themselves french, or “français de souche” (=native french) but never white. But of course, they mignt not be white, but we’re asian, black, arab. In America, everyone knows that white people are not natives from there. But in Europe, they are, and so they think their racism is legitimate. And they will always use this argument when you call them out. (Oh, and there is no word for “call out” in french too…)
Which I find also weird, is the typé box. French people (mostly whites), when they don’t know what race we are, they will call us “typé”. I personally don’t find it offensive but none of us will ever identifying or call us typé, so why using it? They sometimes even put white people with darker skin in that box.
And they call brown people mixed. Because brown people in french doesn’t exist and is used by tan white people to describe themselves.
And most of them think that if you have dark skin you’re black. And I’m fucking tired of hearing white people thinking asians with dark skin are black. And the worst is, I kind of understand it because the equivalent of race in french language is skin color. FACEPALM
How do others languages deal with racism and race issues?