My aversion to meat is currently aggravated by Oscar’s love of “chicken hearts and liver” Fancy Feast.
Some 50 million Americans live below the official poverty line, and millions more are barely making ends meet. This photo series and community project explores how people try to survive.
I wish that there were real-life versions of pointless video game quests. “Hey, I need an extra $50. Let me deliver some random crap to an NPC.” I would also like the ability to sell random crap I find on the street.
I have to research feline dental hygiene. I’ve never paid attention to cat teeth before, but Oscar’s aren’t very good and he’s had ten teeth removed. That’s the worst of his problems, but I’ve never dealt with that before so I don’t know what to do. I want him to keep his little teefs!
How to make an awkward moment WAY more awkward
A woman in my class read a piece she was working on out loud, and it was a VERY graphic depiction of a domestic violence situation and sexual assault.
She volunteered to read this in front of strangers, and she volunteered to go first (it was optional). She started crying while reading it and I actually stopped listening because it was…intense. It was very well-written mind you, just WEIRD hearing someone read it out loud in a casual setting.
So, she finished reading it, and the lady I don’t like said “Is that based on true events?”
BITCH, YOU KNOW IT WAS.
The instructor stepped in and said “Don’t ask an author that!” and fortunately that was the end of that.
For example, the term prison industrial complex (PIC) reframes the issue of criminal punishment. It contests the dominant story that tells us that bad individuals need to be exiled to prison to keep others safe. That story casts juried trials as fair and impartial ways of determining who deserves to be punished. Instead, using the term “prison industrial complex” suggests that multiple, connected processes and forces determine how certain populations get labeled as “criminal,” how certain behaviors and actions come to be classified as crimes, how racist ideas are mobilized to justify an expansion of imprisonment systems, how various financial interests are implicated in motivating law enforcement expansion, and how criminalization and imprisonment filter through every aspect of how we live and understand ourselves and the world.
I have to go to class. I don’t want to go unless I can somehow make an invisibility cloak.