Passionate Introverts

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Blog contents: Kirby, Nintendo, beagles, Harry Potter, Sailor Moon, rocks/minerals, impressionism, neuroscience & psychology, music, feminism (summary of my opinions on sex and gender)



Glitches en la Matrix

very unsettling.

(Source: unamusedsloth)







No Nintendo, no ! Why do you keep making me bully Waddle Dees ? ;_;


Character Confessions #1: Kirby has an eating problem

My students had frequently commented, in passing, that “the personal is political” in a way that was puzzling to me. It was not until near the end of the term that I fully grasped what they meant. To me, “the personal is political” meant, and still means, “Personal experiences have political causes; the problems I face as a woman are due to the patriarchal nature of society, not my personal inadequacies.” To my students, “the personal is political” means “I self-define as a feminist; feminism is a political stance; therefore, any and all of my actions have political import and significance.”
American society has generally tried to confine private charity and governmental assistance to the ‘deserving’, while insisting that the ‘undeserving poor’ improve their character as a condition for receiving relief. Like many people in our individualistic culture, the poor ultimately blame themselves for their lack of success, and can easily lose whatever self-confidence they have been able to muster. What little public assistance exists is often administered in ways that make it difficult to move back into the world of self-sufficiency, especially when self-sufficiency is defined as a series of exhausting jobs that don’t pay a living wage. The causes of ghetto poverty do not lie in the individual behavior of inner city African Americans, but lie primarily in forces outside their control. It is up to them to do what they humanly can; it is up to the rest of society to change existing programs and create new ones to allow everyone to enjoy a decent standard of living.
— 出典:

Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen by David Hilfiker, M.D., 69, 58, & 128

(via socio-logic)

(Source: twentyfirstcenturyvagabond)