So like I’ve seen people tell folkx to go Google stuff abt race and racism? I personally always have a linkspam handy because I actually did try Googling race and racism and other stuff once…
the result was that I got half and half of worthless drivel and stuff that actually advocates the bigotry and uses the rhetoric of social justice to justify their position, or language that is “neutral” so they sound reasonable while, if you look at what they’re actually saying, it’s basically “these problems are not as bad as they seem”.
The thing we need to remember is that Google and other search engines do not have neutral-value. More people will click through links that spout garbage which makes them more likely to show up in a search than actually useful articles explaining stuff. So even well-meaning folks will just end up being confused.
Yes there has been a LOT of POC writing on the various issues we talk about but unless you know specific search terms for them they most likely would not show up on the first page of search results.
That’s why I really value people who take the time out to compile useful links and encourage folx to retain a set of links to throw at people. If they’re trolls, they won’t care anyway and wouldn’t have Googled. If they’re actually there to learn, you haven’t wasted your time, they’ll read the links themselves and you won’t subject them to the winds of Google’s pernicious algorithims that bow more to institutionalized bigotry than to our principles.
today is easter sunday
and i made deviled eggs last night
So apparently ALW’s Phantom of the Opera has a sequel and I just read the plot summary and the thing is called LOVE NEVER DIES
EMOTIONALLY MANIPULATIVE, CONTROLLING, POSSESSIVE, MISOGYNISTIC BEHAVIOUR NEVER DIES
and it all ends with tears and DEATH FOR WOMEN AFTER THEY HAVE SUFFERED FOR THE TRAGIC SAKE OF A SINGLE MAN WHO FEELS ENTITLED
after a round of JEALOUSY AND REFUSAL TO COMMUNICATE HONESTLY and some WHOSE CHILD IS IT ANYWAY
ever since getting off BC my sex drive has been roaring through the roof and it’s like my uterus is all “yaaayyyy off birth control make a baby make a baby makeababymakebabymakeababymakeitmakeitmakeit” and i can FEEL the RENOVATIONS going on down there
let me study for quals in peace dammit
certainly there must be an animated GIF out there that expresses the hilarity of finding out a tumblrite I greatly admire is the new hire at my university whose class i have been rec’d to take?!
my prof wants me to write a brief thing on why Somerset Maughum isn’t included in “the Canon” and i’m like what canon why does it matter that a colonial writing stories about colonials doesn’t get into a canon and how would i know the minds of white dudely dudes making decisions about canons in institutions and why they wouldn’t include Somerset Maughum
whoever my neighbours are upstairs they are literally running around or something
like, should i go upstairs to ask them what is up?
because i’m feeling a bit concerned
now that i’m mostly home studying for quals i kind of miss patchy kitty =(
even though i know i still can’t afford a cat until i get out of this apartment
i guess in preparation for my parents’ visit in may, and in light of just now’s earthquake, i really shall put together an earthquake pack just so i won’t have to deal with my mother’s hemming and hawing over something that really does not concern her but which she will take to the most illogical worst case scenario extreme
after all, this is the woman who packed powder shampoo for me when i first moved to canada because she was convinced that canada did not have hot water