Kat's Corner: The blog's official position on stuff
On the other hand, I have no idea what the original comment was or the context you were responding to, so maybe none of what I said applies.
The emphasis was on the "everything" part and yeah, I was definitely thinking about Steve, who says it so frequently that it's a catch phrase for him. And he's doing it someplace where the comparison isn't needed. People already watching Falco don't need to have Falco explained to them as "the Latino Dirty Harry." Falco is just Falco. He insists on shoehorning the comparison in where it doesn't fit based on really superficial similarities like Falco and Dirty Harry are...both men? Cops?
And damnit why can't Latinxs just be themselves instead of "the Latinx version of someone else." Making "the Latino version of" comparison upholds white performers/characters/whatever as the default or the ideal version, from which "the Latino version" is a deviation or somehow lesser. So, yeah, I do think it's racist for him to continue doing that, but since he doesn't actually communicate there's no point saying it to him.
I don't know if that answered the question.
Don't steal my frickin' writing. EVER!
"I'm sorry you feel that way" is not an apology. And this has nothing to do with my feelings, this has to do with having to fight for every scrap of visibility I can and copied content hurting that.
You posted a link for credit? That was in June. It's now two months later and this is the first time anyone has clicked on that link. Plus NO! You're not allowed! Ever!
So, basically, you've had use of my writing for two months, during which you've been able to use it to draw in readers and earn ad revenue. Take what you've got, remove the post, and don't ever do it again!
ETA: When I realize I'm being used and I ask for that to stop, the user does not get to whine about how horrible I'm being. And that goes for a lot of things.
It is the official position of this blog that today is not a good day to ask "Why didn't she report it?" and tomorrow's not looking good either. (Actually, it was never a good day, but today is especially bad.)
When someone posts seven comments in a short period of time, most of them showing an obsession with age of consent, and complains that xyz is "now" considered rape, that's not the kind of thing I'm going to let slide. Assuming I let the post through at all, somebody's getting told off. And I'd be starting with the one person who replied with a reference to genitals. That bullshit is not welcome.
I'm not a fan of disrespect to religious/spiritual beliefs. We get quite a variety, just thinking about what we see on the soaps--Catholicism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and various folk beliefs. If we're going to appreciate the cultures of Spanish-speaking people worldwide, we can't talk like there's one true path and everyone else has got it wrong. But I'm not going to let anyone use religion/spirituality as a club to beat others over the head with.
Being OK with those who are different, as long as they keep quiet about it, is bullshit. That's "tolerating" not welcoming. It's my goal to be welcoming.
What's the blog position on discussing women's bodies to the point that they're mere objects? And perhaps this is for another discussion, but can one still be a feminist and ignore that kind of talk and the fact that it's in a public space on the internet? I do not mean that as shade or snark. I'm kind of on my own feminist journey and trying to figure out things myself. Because this comes up a lot on a lot of pop culture sites.
Do I really need to say that's not welcome here? I mean...I'm a woman. Why would I be comfortable with someone talking about women like a collection of parts to be judged based on whether the (typically male) viewer finds them appealing and then judging their worth based on that?
If you want to start a discussion, go for it.
If you want to start a discussion, go for it.
" talking about women like a collection of parts to be judged based on whether the (typically male) viewer finds them appealing"
When Maria Laura on MdV does that about herself its weird, or sad if you think about it too much.
I've always been uncomfortable when people I'm around start talking about people as a collection of body parts. I'm equally uncomfortable whether the person being discussed is male or female When I was younger, for some reason I knew a lot of women who thought it was terrible to talk about women like they're objects, but perfectly ok or even funny to do the same to men. Whenever I said something about how hypocritical that was, I was made to feel like a bad feminist because I thought that. I'm not a bad feminist. Took me a while to realize it.
And it's just....shallow. Like a person's worth is entirely based on their body. And at the end of the day, it's not imaginary people we're talking about. There are actors behind those characters.
ETA - full disclosure: I'm no saint either. I'm sure I've made my share of crap comments too.
Mocking the idea of using "undocumented" instead of "illegal" is racist. "ICE doesn't just drag people off like that" is both factually incorrect and racist. The fact that someone is uninformed does not mean "that's not how it happens."
I condemn white supremacy.
See, it's not that hard! The blog itself condemns it too, meaning I will not host any speech in support of it on this blog (or anywhere else where I get to make that decision) and I WILL speak out against it.
Yesterday I said the blog doesn't support victim-blaming, so I'd like to reiterate that here as well.