if you get off campus you might see two lil deer eating a tree! or a perfect circle of ice in a bend in a creek! or a bunch of happy kids going sledding! or a guy walking a big fluffy dog! get off campus & see the world friends
when she says she doesn’t send nudes
when guys objectify women and expect them to send nudes
when someone asks you about your nuclear plans for russia
When Russia sends you nudes
When your nudes send you to Russia
The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions, with the scoring scale reverting to the previously used 1,600 points, the essay becoming optional and penalties for wrong answers being dropped.
Changes to the annual test that millions of students take will also see an end to some vocabulary words such as “prevaricator” and “sagacious” in favor of words more commonly used in school and the workplace.
College Board officials said Wednesday the update — the first since 2005 — is needed to make the exam better representative of what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. The test should offer “worthy challenges, not artificial obstacles,” said College Board President David Coleman at an event in Austin, Texas.
why didn’t they do this shit a long time ago
"you make my heart beat in iambic pentameter."
no you don’t understand shakespeare literally writes to the beat of your heart
- that’s why shakespearean actors will sometimes pound their chests in time to the words during readings
- that’s why you use fluctuations in the rhythm to track your character’s emotional state - any irregularities in the scansion are like the character’s heart stuttering or jumping or skipping a beat
- that’s why when characters share the rhythm - switching off in the middle of a foot - those characters inevitably have an extraordinarily intimate connection
shakespeare fucking writes viscerally, he is literally in your body, and that, my friend, that is why the best shakespearean actors don’t posture and emote
you have to be fucking alive and passionate and electric - it can’t be intellectual, in the end, it has to be about connection and the sweating, cheering, jeering, bleeding masses you’re performing to, because make no mistake, shakespeare may go to lofty heights, but he only works if you’re just as grounded in the earth. he has to be in your body. he has to be in your body.
holy motherfucking shit i love shakespeare so much, get him in your bones, breathe him in, stomp and rage and pine, dadum dadum dadum dadum dadum, it is literally to the beat of your heart
What’s going on? The only Anne Frank post I know going about is regarding her bisexuality?
that’s exactly what i’m talking about.
and here’s why it’s fucking gross. not to mention the fact that a) we’re labelling her retroactively to suit our own definitions! b) many young girls experience feelings of intense ‘romantic’ attraction to other girls and c) we’re completely disregarding the atmosphere and culture that these feelings developed in when categorizing them for ourselves in the first place!
first, you’re really dismissive of romantic feelings young girls have for other girls- those feelings should be taken seriously! and be normalized! one of the reasons anne frank’s diary is read and taught and made so important is because it’s a personal account of a girl growing up, and if having romantic feelings towards another girl was part of that account, that’s a distortion of an important cultural text. the diary is an account of a girl experiencing life, and if having feelings for another girl was part of her life that’s important to talk about.
your aversion to the idea that she might have been bisexual or queer in any way hearkens back to this post- people talk about her relationship with peter all the time and make the assumption that she was straight, but making the assumption that she may have been queer or bisexual based on the same exact text is suddenly gross? it’s pretty heterosexist to be ok with assuming straightness but not with assuming queerness. textually, she seems to have had shared experiences with people who do identify as bisexual, and that excerpt of text shouldn’t be dismissed unless you also want to dismiss her relationship with peter as well.
also if she was, in fact, bisexual, she most likely would not have labeled herself that way as, in addition to being obviously antisemitic, germany was also super homophobic (remember the part where also gay people were put in detention camps? and then not released after the war was over? yeah, that happened).
it seems to me that most people are just excited about the discovery that this well-known historical figure might have experienced some kind of queerness. most people seem to just be intrigued about the excerpt, rather than suddenly caring about her death and about her as a figure simply because she may have been queer. while the original poster’s feeling of being “robbed” does come off a bit weird, as a queer jewish woman i do understand feeling disappointed that you didn’t get the whole story, and i don’t think that’s selfish. when you dismiss or refuse to analyze part of a primary source because you don’t like the implications, you’re doing history wrong. that’s selfish.
when i want to respond to something that bothers me that someone else has posted and when i try to formulate a response i imagine all the ways that they’d shoot me down without a second thought and swear at me and think i’m hateful and bad and wrong and i just want to have and express an opinion without being yelled at
I’m doing a little giveaway and its all about the ladies!
I’ll be giving away
- a t-shirt in your choice of Crush the Patriarchy, Cats Against Cat Calls or Riots Not Diets print (all of which go up to at least a size 2xl)
- your choice of five buttons from Modern Girl Blitz
- your choice of jewellery from AddieLeDawn
- friendship bracelet made in the colours of your choice made by yours truly
- "kandi bracelets" or whatever the fuck you want to call them with whatever colour scheme and words you want
- and best of all CANDYYY. who doesnt love candy, cmon.
And now the fun part, the RULES.
- you don’t have to follow me but if you are, then you’ll get something extra
- only reblogs count and you may reblog as many times as you want but please be mindful of your followers
- obviously giveaway blogs dont count (do ppl even need to say this anymore??)
The winner will be randomly selected on April 30th and I’m willing to ship worldwide. I think that’s it. Have fun and crush the patriarchy!!
ANNE FRANK WAS BI
HOW DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS
I FEEL FUCKING ROBBED
Excuse me while I memorize this list
I keep trying to tell people this but nobody believes me.
haha yea they edited bits of her diary out which included anne expressing attraction to girls and it’s even been banned from schools because of this!! fun fact
“Unconsciously, I had these feelings even before I came here. Once when I was spending the night at Jacque's, I could no longer restrain my curiosity about her body, which she'd always hidden from me and which I'd never seen. I asked her whether, as proof of our friendiship, we could touch each other's breasts. Jacque refused. I also had a terrible desire to kiss her, which I did. Every time I see a female nude, such as the Venus in my art history book, I go into ecstasy. Sometimes I find them so exquisite I have to struggle to hold back my tears. If only I had a girlfriend!"