now that this semester is over, it’s time to throw away all of the useless material i was forced to memorize AKA “learn.” our campus was vandalized last night; a quote by thoreau written with emerald green spray paint is now stained on the walls of our educational institution. “it makes little…
my cousin has twin sons named flynn and ryder and i said “your sons names are flynn…and ryder…?” thinking it was just a funny coincidence and she looked at me kind of ashamed and whispered “i just really like tangled”
Basically. I have a privilege in society being white. I never really noticed the pressure of beauty from a shade perspective before. But through the conference I learned about shadeism, and the pressures young girls feel to be lighter, and how boys unknowingly absorb the idea that lighter women are better. And the idea of internalized oppression. It was heartbreaking and messed up and I’ve been thinking a lot about it. I wish I could have talked and listened more about these issues. I never though about what it must be like growing up and having the main girl toys always feature white woman, like Barbie or American Girl Dolls. Or the the fact that most of the Disney princesses and characters are white. It reminded me of Jane’s (glib-ly) post about the American Girl doll store and their lack of Asian American dolls. It breaks my heart to think that girls aren’t getting the message they need:The message that they are beautiful. I never realized these perspectives.
This is a big word and thought jumble.
Overall I think I should probably be more well read.