outofstardust replied to your post: I wonder if theres even people anymore who follow…
I like his dog
I feel sorry his dog has such a horrible owner
Possibly Im nightblogging, here, but Brain is saying that the best way to approach this is to look at mainstream forms…
Hm. I’m not sure in the context in which academia is often out it can be analysed that way
I think its bc people are usually speaking abt US academia? Im not cut out for academia but there are some wonderful women n poc I know who are working in academia. Idk lol. I get what yr saying tho (I think)
i think in a way academia is worth defending but at the same time the fact that its rife with whiteness, class privilege and colonialisms etc should be addressed. with the criticisms of academia in mind i wonder if the ideal goal is to be an academic
or an intellectual, what the difference/definitions in between these two are, what it means if one engages in academia to become such or if its even possible to achieve intellectual status not engaging in the academy.
i had my questions good but kinda got distracted while writing this out so it may not make much sense.
When I think academia I get upset just like when I think “government” or “police” because of how corrupt they are but they don’t have to be that way, they can be taken back, changed, (re)made better (?)
I mean, I’d love love love to be able to spend my life researching and chronicling the history of the lowerclass desi woman pre and post colonialism (and possibly explore and find my own history) but in an academic sense aka white academia sense it makes me feel rotten from the inside. I keep thinking a way of rediscovering buried history while simultaneously pushing the process of decolonization but I don’t know how that would work
also because history yes, but the idea of sitting at a desk poring over documents is a no. dammit. I know what I want but I don’t know how to put it into words.
if by intellectual we mean prick who throws their weight around pretending they’re so much better than anyone, then no, I don’t want to be an intellectual. or an academic. but if we’re talking about someone who’s studied and knows, truly knows how to take what they know and make a thing out of it that’s better? then yes,
(I still can’t words properly)
thebookdoctor replied to your post: This may be absolutely ridiculous, and call me out…
I think the anon means that a white girl with body issues might be triggered by the post? I’m not sure.
they said “no matter the race” so I wasn’t sure. frankly speaking, it sounds like “i get your point, but do you really have to point out that whiteness erases non-eurocentric beauty?”
I’m afraid I haven’t the creativity to think of 10 questions but the first six people who see this get to answer the same questions I do, aren’t I special. And sighlentbelle, eunicow, thecharmingstrangeness, negelirelden — you four definitely have to answer them. MUHAHAHA.
I’m really sorry, I went through my OP writing tag and skimmed through the stuff but I couldn’t find what you’re talking about. If I were to venture a guess though, I’d say you’re talking about something Warsan Shire wrote, because what you’re describing has a likeness to things she’s written. (If anyone reading this knows what the Anon’s talking about, could you let me know? Thanks).
If that were true, I’d like someone who understands eating disorders better than I do to please explain how that would, without a racist explanation of how what I said was reverse racist. (The reverse racism was the point. *shrug*)
Though, any mention of food can trigger people with ED, so that’s a whole different context to begin with as well.
Hello. It’s awful of her to have treated you that way, and completely inexcusable whatever the circumstances. I’m glad you were able to get away and safe now. All my love to you <3