Kind of obsessed with this weird looking dog.
That’s basically how every dog in GTA V looks to me.
"In reality, however, there was a subterranean argument that actually is logical and makes perfect..."
In reality, however, there was a subterranean argument that actually is logical and makes perfect sense. It was never just about man-woman marriages. The tradition that is disappearing is the belief that marriage is a duty, especially for women. As Douthat argues, Americans are rejecting “the old rules, its own hopes of joy and happiness to chase.”
Douthat isn’t wrong on the facts, even if he’s wrong on his assessment of them. It’s true that women in modern society no longer feel like they have to be married to be granted entrance into adult society. Single women living by and supporting themselves is no longer considered scandalous. Marriage is, bit by bit, becoming more about a partnership between equals who choose each other for the purpose of love and happiness. Which means it’s becoming less about giving men control over women’s lives.
Reading Douthat, you do get a better idea of why conservatives see same-sex marriage as a threat to traditional marriage. It’s not because straight people won’t want to get married if gays are doing it, too. It’s because it redefines marriage as an institution of love instead of oppression.”
- The Real Reason Why Conservatives Like Ross Douthat Oppose The Gay Marriage Ruling (via wilwheaton)
I think about Judith Butlers works on gender a lot, and am in regular conversations with others about them. Recently, Butler has faced some push back to the idea of “gender as performance”. She even has stated that she believes that her point is being misinterpreted due to “bad writing”.
Thank you SO MUCH for linking this video:
That is maybe the closest I’ve seen to someone describing my own feelings on gender, and also why I was so very confused by transgender issues for so long. I really don’t “get” gender, still, but do realize I’m terribly lucky for my main feeling on gender being that my gender is unimportant.
At the end of the day, all I can do is remember that other people have vastly different experiences than me, and that those experiences are all valid.
All I can do is keep trying to be better.