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What do you think is the greatest problem facing the teenagers of today?
technology overload... young people are growing up in a digital world and are disconnected from their waking lives. they want to 'share' everything everywhere but then lose touch with what's really going on around them and forget to be present. they lose touch with themselves worrying so much about 'likes' and start to see the value of their lives based around the numbers below their photos/links/statuses. and most of the time it's for instant gratification. and i don't know i just think it's WACK. this site is WACK, twitter is WACK - go outside, post later. text later. be a real human.
What's your relationship status?
i've been seeing this guy for a while but it's nothing official
would you drop again
i did it again halloween and am still recovering
Which word do you want everyone to stop using?
What is your favorite love story movie?
harold and maude
but most love story movies such as rom coms are worst than porn and can be really detrimental -
like, all this sadness and hysteria that you see over social networking about being single is mass media generating the idea that you can't be a whole person without having someone there to love you and take care of you which is bullshit - i don't fuck with that genre
What was acid like?
well honestly it was a beautiful experience and i'm really glad my trip was how it was but i've heard it's hard to have a bad trip anyways. colors were more vibrant, music felt (and sounded) better than normal, everything was hilarious but so confusing, i was dancing a lot because i felt very in tune with my body but also completely out of it like i was floating the whole time and getting tired just didn't happen. my arms and legs seemed to be magical extensions of my body which would hyper extend like that in a 3d movie. i would look at my hands a lot... i thought i fell asleep next to snoop dogg. but it was the weirdest kind of hangover and it's not something you want to do often or more than maybe five times in your life.
What's the difference between feminist and egalitarian?
think of it this way - if you're an egalitarian then that implies that you stand for women's rights
if you stand for women's rights and want women to be equal then you are a feminist
feminism is a part of egalitarianism, but it's focus is on women
feminists still care about the world, are culturally aware, and most will advocate for all sectors of equality
the term 'sex object' is dehumanizing. what this guy doesn't seem to get is the line between the personal sexual experience and the dehumanization of body parts in our culture. sexual exploitation to women has been around for centuries, and the ideal female body standard has transformed into being nearly an impossible goal. when this guy starts talking about a girl liking to get 'cat called,' women are still aloud to have fetishes, or be in a sub-dom sexual relationships without having to feel like they're doing anything wrong. feminism is not about shaming girls for their turn-ons so i partially agree with what he's saying there. but it's when cat-calling becomes unwanted and it becomes a problem of sexual objectification without humanization - which is really what rape culture is all about. at the end of this video this guy is trying to justify his claims by speaking about the individualism of the human spirit. of course we're all individuals capable and able to lead the lives we want, which confuses me about this video. feminism encourages women (and men) to speak out about what offends them. what offends me is living in a culture where ad campaigns and media have women dehumanized, hypersexualized, and sex shown as aggression becomes a norm. so as an individual i'll speak out about it and i don't need to feel like i'm complaining because the issues actually are prevalent.
why are you a feministt? just wondering
i consider myself to stand for all social justice and feminism is a part of that. i can call myself a humanist but i think it's important to also associate myself as a feminist. media indoctrinates so many people into the belief that feminism is man-hating and shouldn't exist because it's not needed in our society - but that idea is wrong and archaic, traditionalistic - it's working to try and silence women. feminism is completely about gender equality, as a woman i feel that there is still oppression. i call myself a feminist because feminism is progressive, empowering, and i love women! i also love men and don't want them to be oppressed by gender roles, feminism is intersectional. so there, because you were wondering.
What time did you wake up this morning?
I never woke up, I've been dead for thousands of years. My pulse is a fluke.
Do you miss Mat?
it's been two months since he went back. at first i missed him like crazy but things have really mellowed out. i'll always cherish our short lived romance because he was my first for a lot of things. he'll always be a very special person to me, but it's hard to tell if separation makes the heart grow stronger or if it just forces people to move on. i feel like i'm just living my life right now.
what drugs have you done?
cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, and lsd
only in moderation kids ;)