I am absolutely, completely, utterly obsessed with John Edmond’s work and I think you should be too. Edmonds says that his work is currently concerned with examining the “the external and internal violence that is implicated through the bodies of men on the margins of society.”
Hurrah for images that portray the black male body in a manner that isn’t either threatening or hypersexual.
my ex-friend from high school posted her engagement announcement in today’s paper, and i feel really weird about it. to make it worse, the wedding date is a week after my birthday. my stomach feels like it’s being squeezed like a baseball in a glove, made even worse by the fact that she probably picked that day and never thought about me once. i really loved her, man. i really, really did, but sometimes that just isn’t enough.
"[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.” "
“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org
And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.
So I’m going to need everyone that’s filling the ‘Faking It' tag with hate to watch this interview with the cast and if you still want to burn the show to the ground I have nothing else to say to you, and I’ll keep on blockin’. They explicitly address the concerns you’re all talking about and tell you what they want the show to accomplish. They also address the stereotypes. Ugh just watch it and feel more guilty if you continue to hate yeah.
I’m also 100% convinced that most of the people who are so offended by the series haven’t actually watched the pilot.