@Porpentine ffuck metaphors ^_____________________________________^
By j-i-a on 18 Brides in a Year
you guys, THANK YOU, i really appreciate these comments--it was hard for me to write this and feel confident in any way that i could in words reconcile my abstract aversion to marriage with my concrete bubble-joy every time i see my friends kiss at the altar, and the understanding that if i were in the rawlsian original position i'd probably say the best possible rule for women is "do whatever the fuck you want." but really thank you thank you
I like some poetry, and I liked this piece because it seems pretty honest. I will say, though, that there's nothing wrong with a color modifier on something like moss, because whether you care or not, it does come in various shades of green.
@melis .70 cents on the dollar. Same old story.
Never read the comments. Never read the comments. Never read the comments. Never read the comments. Never read the comments.
oh god I read some comments I hate everyone
I'm sorry, *who* is this?
@Chareth Cutestory "manic pixel dream girls" = perfect.
Yeah, I felt really unsettled watching this. I'd actually be really interested in seeing this if it tapped into that uncanny feeling and looked more like a critique of how isolating technology can be, instead of being all warm swirling colors and happy indie music and manic pixel dream girls.
"'Real women’s empowerment is being able to do what you want to when you want to.'"
And if you try so very, very hard, and do everything exactly right, and make perfect choices, eventually you will have a perfect life, free of conflicts and anxieties and the nagging feeling that if you had just done it right, been a little more accommodating or a little less accommodating or nicer or meaner or in better shape or less concerned about your body or more dedicated to your job or more focused on your home life, everything would have just snapped into place and you would be content now.
And if you don't have that life, it's your fault, because you have CHOICES, can't you see that, and if you had made the right ones you would have transcended human imperfection by now.
@22582004@twitter Yeah one of the weirdest things about this fiasco is simply how little history exists on the internet. I too searched for specific posts and found very little, I eventually found some of Hugo's targets themselves talking about it on Twitter. And in a couple days, those posts will become un-googlable (at least for my google skills) as well.
It's all a really clear case of that thing where activist movements and social circles tend to lack institutional memory, and thus have a very hard time shutting out known abusers / act like people who do have long memories are just bringing up ancient history due to a grudge. For that reason I really won't be surprised if Schwyzer shows up again in a couple years.