You are male. You are white. You are a Christian. You are heterosexual.
Does that make racist or ageist, etc. comments against you right? No.
But it sure doesn’t give you license to all but throw a fit over it. Get a grip, because at the end of the day you are not consistently marginalized and you have privilege.
But she gets a license to throw a fit about it because she just happens to fit into a minority demographic.
What in this woman’s life has happened to make her feel these things? What does she deal with on a daily basis?
What you don’t seem to see is that it’s sad that she feels this way. At the end of the day, she does fit into a minority demographic. You don’t, unless we’re counting another area I won’t go into since you shared the information with me in private. Even so, that fact that you’re white and a man pretty much cancels out that area of marginalization.
Are you consistently marginalized, Alex? Do you honestly think it’s not likely that the road for you is easier than it is for those in minority demographics over all?
Something that I’m really really excited for when I get a place of my own…
Celebrating the Holidays to my heart’s content.
Because I can’t actually remember the last time we set out decorations for any holiday in a long long time. I’m the only one in the house who brings up the fiberoptic xmas tree around that time of the year.
And now we’re not even going to do anything for thanksgiving.
James and Lily Potter died at the age of 21. Harry was a year old when they died. This means Lily was about 19 when she got pregnant with him. She had Harry 2 years out of school…maybe less. They were married between summer of 1987 and fall of 1989.
James and Lily Potter were married at the age of 18 or 19 when they were fresh out of school. They had a son a year later. Even though they were incredibly young, they did their best and gave their lives to protect their son.
I’d like to see someone my age even attempt to be that fucking awesome.
It’s the rare pop culture moment that boasts only one rebel. Opposing the mainstream — and getting attention for it — is usually a group undertaking, but Lady Gaga does it solo. Is she lonely? ROB O’CONNOR roots for the outrageous outcast.
Lady Gaga believes in that old capitalist canard that you have to spend money in order to make money. Experimental, award-winning videos, a high-tech stageshow and a wardrobe that’s all about malfunctions: Lady Gaga puts her money where her big, deviant mouth is. She’s who she wants to be and not who she is. The lady don’t look back. And she wears her freak on the outside, so everyone can see. She’s the only successful pop star currently embracing, without limits, being out of step with the world.
Because of this, LG is the only pop star worth rooting for. She demands that people accept her fantasies as reality. If she imagines it possible, it is possible. She stretches definitions of sexuality and takes the stage in order to take you higher. The girl can’t help it if she likes rough sex and partying till she falls down.
It’s disturbing that the Lady stands alone. But with Amy Winehouse barely able to go vertical, Madonna past her expiration date, David Bowie nursing heart problems and rockers playing out the string without ideas, the art of mainstream outrageousness is a lonely place to be. (The underground is always jammed with deviants with nowhere to go.) Which makes Gaga’s accomplishments that much more impressive. Nature abhors a vacuum and so does Gaga.