Where Are The Dogs?

siopold:

miracleyangwenli:

siopold:

the funny thing about dril posts is that they actually do have a structure to them– they hit a kind of conceptual caesura halfway through, a point where there’s no inevitable logical connection between what’s been said and what’s still to come. here, the first sentence didn’t need to result in the second, yet it’s not “lol random” either; the speaker is angry about his boss’ draconian ferret-kissing policy, and reacts in kind, and even the reference to a “screen saver” reminds us that we’re in an office. it’s a narrative progression that, despite having an internal logic, alienates its punchline from its setup. who the hell is this person?

one thing i love about @dril posts is how they all seem to take place in a universe that is somewhat like our own, but with the habitus of white middle america taken to a bizarre, absurd, but strangely logical conclusion. take this one, for instance: 

so we have our setting: a security guard protecting the american flag in the betsy ross museum, something almost archetypically american and middle class. but once again the first part, or setup, for the punchline, “fucking the flag,” careens the joke into an alien punchline that still, given the setting, makes sense. @dril’s security guard character imitates a sort-of cop-talk, the banter of a security guard, “buddy, they wont even let me fuck it”. you can imagine a similar response from a guard at any museum, but we’re talking about Fucking the American Flag, here. i really love @dril. 

it’s astonishing that a human being thinks of those posts. some person, someone out there whose existence we have to infer, because all we know is that those posts occur and they must be coming from somewhere. “the @dril​ tweeter” resonates as “the beowulf poet” does, except beowulf (which i’ve only read in translation, so i’m not an authority) has never made any use of the english language as baffling and sublime and somehow primally interlaced with the stuff of human consciousness as “IF THE ZOO BANS ME FOR HOLLERING AT THE ANIMALS I WILL FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL.”

siopold:

miracleyangwenli:

siopold:

the funny thing about dril posts is that they actually do have a structure to them– they hit a kind of conceptual caesura halfway through, a point where there’s no inevitable logical connection between what’s been said and what’s still to come. here, the first sentence didn’t need to result in the second, yet it’s not “lol random” either; the speaker is angry about his boss’ draconian ferret-kissing policy, and reacts in kind, and even the reference to a “screen saver” reminds us that we’re in an office. it’s a narrative progression that, despite having an internal logic, alienates its punchline from its setup. who the hell is this person?

one thing i love about @dril posts is how they all seem to take place in a universe that is somewhat like our own, but with the habitus of white middle america taken to a bizarre, absurd, but strangely logical conclusion. take this one, for instance: 

so we have our setting: a security guard protecting the american flag in the betsy ross museum, something almost archetypically american and middle class. but once again the first part, or setup, for the punchline, “fucking the flag,” careens the joke into an alien punchline that still, given the setting, makes sense. @dril’s security guard character imitates a sort-of cop-talk, the banter of a security guard, “buddy, they wont even let me fuck it”. you can imagine a similar response from a guard at any museum, but we’re talking about Fucking the American Flag, here. 

i really love @dril. 

it’s astonishing that a human being thinks of those posts. some person, someone out there whose existence we have to infer, because all we know is that those posts occur and they must be coming from somewhere. “the @dril​ tweeter” resonates as “the beowulf poet” does, except beowulf (which i’ve only read in translation, so i’m not an authority) has never made any use of the english language as baffling and sublime and somehow primally interlaced with the stuff of human consciousness as “IF THE ZOO BANS ME FOR HOLLERING AT THE ANIMALS I WILL FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL.”

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“If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being.”
— Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via byebyethinspo)

(via feminisminapapercup)

flannelsandjeans:

we can only sext if we roleplay as key figures from the cold war 

(via graceantonia)

duncanthebulldog:

When I think no one is watching…

Duncan is that Allowed

duncanthebulldog:

When I think no one is watching…

Duncan is that Allowed

Here is Our Stance

thefratergateau:

Well we were just mentioned In the Capital so I guess our hiatus is over. Thanks for the article! 

As promised, we’re taking a stance on some of the issues that our anonymouses (anonymi?) have brought up. Here it is.

Your thoughts, as we understand them, are as follows: 

It’s been said that this page and movement in general is using EI as a scapegoat, and what we should really be doing is focusing on all fraternities and all students on this campus. It’s been suggested by multiple individuals that if we were to look at any fraternity thread (many of which have allegedly been deleted throughout the course of Fratergate) we would find similar speech, indicating that these thoughts and views are pervasive not only within EI, but throughout “average” student body. 

Other individuals have suggested that only EI is to blame, and given that they are not an organization recognized by AU, we should stop calling them a “fraternity” and referring to them as being included in “Greek life.” These individuals believe that extending the problem to all fraternities by encouraging mandatory sexual assault prevention education for fraternities and other organizations on campus is merely making a blanket statement about all fraternities when they are not all to blame.

Here is our view:

Think about it like one of those Russian Dolls or a Gobstopper. We’re starting from the inner most bit.

1. Rape and rape culture exist within EI. Some members espoused these and other homophobic and racist views in the leaked emails (the catalyst for this entire movement). We do not claim to read the minds of all EI members and say that they all think this way.

2. Next layer: rape and rape culture exist within fraternities and sororities at American University. Not all members of Greek life perpetrate acts of sexual violence, nor perpetuate rape culture, but some do. 

3. Overarching that: rape and rape culture exist on American University’s campus in clubs, dorms, etc. Not all students perpetrate acts of sexual violence, nor perpetuate rape culture, but some do.

4. The final shell: rape and rape culture exist in our greater community and society. Not all people perpetrate acts of sexual violence, nor perpetuate rape culture, but some do.

That’s the reality of the situation. We are not blaming all Greek life (recognized and unrecognized) of being rapists. Nor will we limit our proposed changes only to EI, for the problem is far more pervasive than that. The problem “is and it isn’t” everywhere. Education plays a huge role in beginning to prevent the perpetuation of rape culture, and some of our goals are to provide mandatory sexual assault prevention education to Greek organizations AND other student organizations on campus, with the long term hope that ALL students will have to participate in said education.

We like to think about this situation without borders. Rape culture is not something you support or don’t support, it’s something that exists and that is perpetuated both through lack of education and through blatantly offensive views. Thoughts, words, and actions perpetuate it. Ranging from excerpts of EI emails to simple things like, “I’m not blaming her, but she shouldn’t have had that much to drink and worn that outfit,” perpetuate this culture.

We are not the thought police, we cannot, nor do we want to, censor the things that people think, which is why we have published everything. What we do want is to educate people and raise awareness that this pervasive rape culture MUST be changed. Fratergate exposes the physical and current manifestation of this culture, and it is the forum in which we can create concrete change right now by opening the discussion. 

We have to maintain the visibility of this issue.

We will not be silent. 

biomedicalephemera:

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker’s pocket surgical kit

Dr. Walker was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army, serving during the Civil War.

She was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1865 by President Johnson, and remains the only woman to have ever won it, to this date. Interestingly, this high honor was awarded to her (and even had a bill passed in order to make her eligible) in order to recognize her service to the country…while making sure that she didn’t receive an army commission in retirement.

Indeed, she made less as a pensioner than the widows of most officers did, but she saw the greater honor of her Medal, wearing it every day until her death in 1917.

Walker also campaigned as an abolitionist (prior to the war), prohibitionist, and an advocate for dress reform, citing women’s clothing as “immodest and unwieldy”. She was arrested several times in the late 1800s for “impersonating a man”, because of her trousers and top hat.

She was also an ardent advocate for sterilizing surgical equipment, a “time wasting” step her colleagues shook there heads at, which probably saved thousands of lives.

(via women-in-science)

importantbirds:

"blegh."

I distain for THIS CAMERA!  GEGH!  Leve aloan!  I have 100 grumpling to do today, and have Much More left to complete!  

Unless?  Are you new GRUMP PARTNER?  Come and we Bleghs and geghs all day at thing!

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“until entertainment’s most powerful institutions decide that it’s simply wrong (or else bad for their brands) to keep working with harassers, the Terry Richardson news cycle will keep repeating itself”
Terry Richardson denies sexually harassing a model. Again. (via nathanjurgenson)

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