"Go right to sleep because you can’t sleep in tomorrow…. or any other day for the rest of your life."
- My Kindergarten Eve Peptalk to my 4yo
fucking thank you
if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future
because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive
our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.
third wheeling two girls who are best friends is so much worse than third wheeling a couple
So, I love Anaconda. It’s fun, it’s funny, maybe a little weird, but overall, I enjoy it. I like the song and the video (I mean, Nicki twerking? who honestly doesn’t love that?) It’s a girl-empowering, love your body and do what you want with it kind of song.
But what I’ve been having a serious problem lately because it seems like every guy hates it. Every girl seems to either love it or at least be neutral about it, but boys HATE it. Now, it would be one thing if they all just hated all the songs on the radio or anything like that. But let’s look at some of what the boys (at least the ones I talk to) enjoy:
I’m sure there are more, but the point is, Anaconda is no different than the other music except for one important detail
And in every music video I can think of, women are at least half naked dancing, but god forbid a woman use the same technique and also show off her own body and dancing skills. It’s a woman singing about having the power in a relationship. It’s a woman rapping. It’s a woman. Call me a crazy feminist but I have a lot of problems with boys enjoying songs by men that turn women into sexual objects or perpetuating rape culture or just plain and simple are pointless but HATING songs that have the same type of rhythm and sexual concept simply because there is a woman in charge of her own body and life.
"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."
I like how sweden just decided one day that gender is fucking bullshit so they got a gender neutral pronoun and stopped separating boy clothes and girl clothes and have pictures of spiderman pushing a baby stroller in a toy magazine why isn’t every country like sweden
you push that stroller sassy spiderman!
you fight those bad guys girlfriend!
you style that hair lil’ dude!
and in that moment, i swear we all wanted to be swedish.