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JustAnotherGen

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It's disappointing to see "liberals" deny the existence of white privilege

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:23 AM (0 replies)

It's by Another one of the Usual Suspects

It's a real doozy. I wash my hands of trying to deal with white America on these issues.

Those who are white and "get it" are doing the best they can. It's in the way their children are raised, how they respect others, and what they stand for.

But if you don't already "get it" - we're done.

Geek_tragedy, bettyellen, BainsBane - shit! Drunken Irishman, redqueen, etc etc they get it. I can have a convo with kwassa - there are many others. But if someone isn't at their level of awareness then they are wasting my time.

They can go whine about the NSA, Snowden etc etc.

Race, racism, the black American experience are simply above their head. Too many folks at DU give the impression that they "had a black friend in the third grade" and it's getting really hard to not laugh at the silly!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:58 PM (0 replies)

That nails it

So sorry that the way I discuss the racism in America offends you so much.



And you notice how we have to work together was part of the premise - but no ideas were given?

You created a monster Bravenak - because you brought up a good point a few weeks ago -

Why do we have to do all the work? We can't change from within. It's external. So nope - gonna focus on my TPS reports instead.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:35 PM (1 replies)

DU is not where I come for fashion discussions

At all. Ever.

Said this in another post - I don't discuss fashion with men who loudly proclaim that, "I have bought jeans in 15 years and I prefer unadorned women!"

Okay - these guys would throw up in their mouth if I go on about the woman at work (literally) who was wearing peep toe white shooties with black opaque tights and a grey gabardine pin stripe pencil skirt last week.

Because that would be mean, elitist, narrow minded, shallow - and irrelevant to what we discuss at DU.

But thanks for posting the Vogue cover. I'm posting the cover to the September issue of Vogue this August and I will be inviting everyone to support me in the orgy of awesome the September issue of Vogue is!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Mon Feb 24, 2014, 06:44 AM (0 replies)

+1

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Feb 23, 2014, 05:58 AM (0 replies)

Exactly





Impressing your coworkers or sisters or female bosses or students with your taste in textiles, or flare with color is not about attracting attention, but more about communicating that one is sensitive to nuance, texture, form and visual beauty. It is more about expressing intelligence and or depth. It is a non verbal communication that is not about impressing to be attractive in a sexual way, but as a way to express individuality and who one is.


In the circles of women I run in - we love fashion. If we go out to dinner with our husbands - I'm normally the only one there who had to go through her personal Tim Gunn before we went out. Ive totally disregarded him since he came home with a pair of skinny jeans in Decrmber and until he gives them to good will - he doesn't get an opinion.

But I'm not going for his approval - my girlfriends appreciate my taste.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sat Feb 22, 2014, 07:54 PM (1 replies)

^this^ perfect!

Let me add - in the course of these discussions I read - I know I read - something along the lines that women should appreciate it for the fashion aspect.

*sigh*

Someone *cough seabeyond cough* has very lovingly pointed out that I'm such a "girl"! And it's true!

And as a "girl" there are some discussions I'm only having with women at fashion blogs. At no time eveeeer have I come to DU to have that discussion. Oh wait - I did a spinoff here in the Women's group about stilettos because of heated pushback from the Anti Tieks crowd. I swear Choo pays people to post at blogs about his craptastic product but I digress.

I respect that we have both crunchy granola men AND women at DU that are anti spending money on artificial things like clothing handbags perfume etc etc. Me? I'm not that way.

I'm also in a higher tier financial demographic than I get the impression many are at DU.

So I respect THAT too! I hold back! Psst - I own 8 pairs of Tieks.

But I wish crunchy granola men that are all anti establishment would just own up to the fact that the posting was a T and A sucker punch - nothing more and nothing less.

I also remember a few men jumping down the throats of women during the handbag wars. I think I can find a thread referencing that loop of threads in the AA group. So when we want to talk about $500 handbags that's bad - but when they want to give swimsuit fashion advice - its okay. That's not frivolous and fun? Hmmm. . .

So here's the thing - I will go to the luxe blog for fashion advice gentleman. I don't need your assistance. And come this August - I'm posting the cover of THE Book. Know what that is? An orgy of high priced luxury goods that women in the top 5% buy called the September Issue of Vogue. And I'm posting it in GD.

If frivolous is AOK in GD - then its all or nothing. BTW - my favorite "brand blog" has a disco going on about the swimsuits in this years issue and evidently - they suck. Everyone is going with the tried and true - Soraya. The little pups living on dreams and spaghettios are going on about what's in Venus - not SI. So even the young women that are reflected in SI aren't buying those suits.


Whew - you opened the door pnw. Hallelujah! I had to get that off my chest. I seriously do not come to DU to discuss bathing suits. The very idea is cray cray! And if one IS a woman coming to DU looking for fashion advice from men who every once in awhile blurt out " I haven't bought a pair of jeans in ten years !!!!" please don't pay attention to them. Please just don't do it. Friends don't let friends make bad fashion choices.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sat Feb 22, 2014, 07:24 PM (0 replies)

Beautiful!

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sat Feb 22, 2014, 06:37 PM (0 replies)

Can you weigh in

On the differences between Bush and Obama?

I understand you used to be a Republican - right? I'm always fascinated in the approach to the Democratic Leadership that former Republicans take.

Thanks in advance!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Feb 21, 2014, 10:02 AM (1 replies)

Mocking AAs

Adding this to my journal too . . .

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4521024

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Feb 20, 2014, 10:08 PM (0 replies)
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