and every hippie that goes home bloody feels like a martyr back in the city or in new jersey and not manhattan, or in the hamptons, back on campus and out in boston and out in cambridge and out in brookline, back in brooklyn and on the east coast, the carolinas, and in virginia and in memphis in the twin cities and on the west coast and in alaska and costa rica and in jamaica and in miami, i wanna fuck you, i wanna fuck you out on long island
"I have a friend who likes to say that most people still talk about music as though “female” were a genre, but as today’s wide stylistic variety of women making independent music attests, there is no “female” sound. There is only the sound of being perceived female: the same old assumptions, conversations, reference points, and language— all-female, girl band, riot grrrl— reverberating through an echo chamber, hollow and fatigued."
So I’m learning about Borderline Personality Disorder right now. I’ve been reading about how many men and women with BDP turn to online dating sites because they can use it help feed that “unlovable” feeling they have. It’s crazy interesting and as an online dater I never really even considered the mental “self help” use it could potentially have.
"A basic challenge is that Ph.D. programs have fostered a culture that glorifies arcane unintelligibility while disdaining impact and audience. This culture of exclusivity is then transmitted to the next generation through the publish-or-perish tenure process. Rebels are too often crushed or driven away."
Part of my assistantship is to sit in on gender discrimination meetings. This young lady filed a sexual harassment complaint against some boy who verbally threatened her with violent sexual acts. So the university is investigating the young man for a pattern of sexual harassment. The lady in question comes in and describes multiple instances where this boy hits on her, makes overt sexual advances, and touches her (pulling on her arms, hugging her) without her consent and then describes several situations where she has observed him doing the same to other ladies. At the end of it all she chalks it up to him acting how boys always act. In my head I’m screaming THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT OK. She doesn’t want to press charges (whatever that means in the University capacity). I have so many feelings and it’s so inappropriate for me to say any of them right now.