I strongly dislike this idea that progression in countries is measured by their imitation of western society.
"I understand the irritation you have with your brother. My older brother and I actually get along really well most of the time, but if I ever call him out on being sexist or racist (etc) we get into full out arguments, and because he has anger issues, I'm always afraid that he's going to hit me, which he has done once before in a fit of rage (he felt so horrible afterward that he cried every time he saw me for days). I don't understand why they don't believe we know what we're talking about."
thank you for taking the time to share that with me, it really helps knowing that i’m not the only one who has to put up with this kind of stuff—i mean it’s one thing to get shit from jerks in the classroom or work, etc. but from family? it feels like betrayal, every time.
(and i’m really sorry you had to experience that with your brother. i’m glad he at least regretted it and, hopefully, will try to keep that in mind for the future..)
if you ever want to talk about it, just drop me a line. it can be really frustrating. and isolating. so yeah, anytime!
"The term “tear gas” is a misnomer. For one thing, “tear gas” seems to imply something innocuous— you would think it’s just a chemical that makes you tear up. In fact, tear gas is a dangerous, potentially lethal chemical agent which is outlawed under the Chemical Weapons Convention for use during wartime. As the Omega Research Foundation argues: “Less-lethal weapons are presented as more acceptable alternatives to guns. But these weapons augment rather than replace the more lethal weapons. Euphemistic labels are used to create the impression that these weapons represent soft and gentle forms of control. CS is never referred to by the authorities as vomit gas, in spite of its capacity to cause violent retching.” NGO Physicians for Human Rights believes that “ ‘tear gas’ is a misnomer for a group of poisonous gases which, far from being innocuous, have serious acute and longer-term adverse effects on the health of significant numbers of those exposed.”"
"Feel Good Inc" (Gorillaz cover) || Celia Pavey
this is probably the best cover i’ve heard of this song