Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
Just a friendly reminder that Nietzsche was rampantly sexist, regularly called women who didn’t submit to men “barbarous”, “charmless”, “mediocre”.
If you’re a woman with scholarly inclinations that lead you to adoring Nietzsche, just recall that he would have probably told you his age’s equivalent to “shut up, get back in the kitchen, and make me a sandwich”
it was incredibly difficult for me to get through ‘beyond good and evil’ for this reason. in the middle of talking about something really interesting, he just fucking decides ‘i haven’t interrupted this with a sexist rant in a while’ and talks about how women can’t do philosophy because of their docile nature or some shit
like he wasn’t even just casually misogynistic like most people in the 1800s. he actively made a point of pushing his misogyny every fucking chapter. what the fuck dude
In ecce homo he says that women who want equal rights are just infertile women who want to drag real/good women down, and he says that you can cure women by giving them babies.
And let’s keep in mind that he was not the only worshipped philosopher who thought this way. A good many of your ‘faves’ were misogynistic fuckbags.
i love movies so much i love the power of film and how they affect me and everyone and different genres and their beauty and different opinions and different cinematography techniques and colour palettes and good acting and interesting story and relatable characters and well written characters and good characterization and drama and good writing and tight direction and oh my god i’m so emotional i love film so much
I get extreme film hangovers, which are wonderful but also hard to deal with. It’s like, nooo go away real life I don’t want you, I need this fictional world and ew get away from me real people I only want fictional characters!!! So I try to rewatch the film to get that feeling of total immersion back but it never really works and then I just continue having this horrible hangover for days where everything real seems grey because I’m stuck in that world (it doesn’t have to be a wonderful fictional world either, it could be a war-torn shitty world but if the film really resonates with me I just can’t let it go, I just can’t).
#greensmoothie of the day
1 cup of frozen mango
1 1/2 C of baby kale or spinach
1 C of almond milk
1 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS chia seeds
1 TBS flax seeds
1 tsp camu camu powder
1 tsp maca powder
Pinch of cinammon
1 scoop of #sunwarrior vegan protein
#greensmoothie #green #vegan #healthy #healthygirl #sano #jugo #smoothie #nutribullet #health #greendrinks #greensmoothieoftheday
Sounds so good, I can’t wait to try this. Gonna buy the seeds and powders today.
I love my nutribullet :D I haven’t been able to feel the full effects of it yet because my arthritis has been flaring the last few days but I’ve been having one a day, filled with greens and fruit, and it’s very filling and refreshing :D I’ve also been getting up much easier in the mornings which might be related to it. I just need nuts, seeds and powders to supplement them with now (so expensive though pft - flax seeds are like €8 a bag. I’m just gonna bulk buy loads, it’ll be worth it)
A badass Houndoom that I don’t think many people have seen before by request. A few months ago I was completely out of Houndoom pictures, and then I stumbled upon like, a dozen amazing pieces of Houndoom art all at once..
Wow nice. It’s sharp and shiny and I want to touch it
people using the “Game of Thrones is full of violence and blood and murder but you draw the line at a rape” need to burn in a fire and die
I think they both suck. I love GoT, but I’ve found this series to be unnecessarily grim so far. I know it’s always been extremely dark but I’ve felt very down after watching the last few episodes in a way that I never did before (apart from after Theon’s torture scenes - yuck).
I certainly don’t think rape is any worse than the horrible violence that we seen on the show, though of course the context is crucial. I didn’t really see what purpose the rape scene served, and it really sucks that the director denies it even being rape! Dany’s rape scenes, for example, were awful but they made some narrative sense to me. I thought Cersei’s rape was pretty pointless, as well as it apparently being written as not-even-rape (wtf?). But I also found that horrible ‘hunting’ scene with Ramsay, Theon and those girls to be unnecessarily horrific too. Same goes for the wildlings pillaging that village and murdering that child’s parents, while one guy (who is he, even?!) tells the kid that he’s going to eat them. I hate that they seem to be including this stuff *just* to prove that no matter how dark the show is, they *can* make it MORE twisted and sick. The first season’s gratuitous sex peeved me off but it’s like they’re constantly trying to reach new levels.
It’s just becoming more and more gruesome imo and I really don’t respect that, I feel like the writers must be quite sadistic. There’s also a lot less relief from the grimness than in the first couple of seasons. I know the nature of GoT is to be cruel and gritty but there has to be a good balance for it to be in any way enjoyable or entertaining.
The scene, which does not go down this way in George R. R. Martin’s original books, is supremely disturbing all on its own, but the episode’s director Alex Graves made things even worse by stating that it was not rape. Graves said in interview with Alan Sepinwall that although Cersei Lannister spends literally the entire scene resisting her brother, the sex “becomes consensual by the end because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle.” In other words, Graves thinks pinning a woman down and having sex with her as she kicks, claws and repeatedly, unequivocally says “no” is not rape.
Are you kidding me? You don’t just get to force someone to have sex with you until they get so “turned on” that they relent and then call it consensual. Besides, the victim knew the perpetrator, had previous relationship with him and did not scream? This is literally the most common type of rape there is.
"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
PETER GRAY IS THE BEST
There was this article in the Irish Times last Friday (FRONT PAGE) that made me want to kill stuff. It said ‘1/3 of parents admit to taking their kids out of school for a holiday’. It also said that in England and the USA, you can get FINED for taking your kids out of school for a holiday. What the FUCK?! I can’t comprehend this crap *explodes*
The fact that it was saying parents *admit* to it as if it’s a bad thing really riled me. Guilt-tripping and shaming parents for making decisions for THEIR kids. And it said ‘they admitted to this despite attendance being the top indicator of educational achievement’. Oh god killl meeeee. Because missing a week of school is going to make a difference. But yes obviously kids who aren’t interested in school, have a hard time at hom etc. are going to miss a lot of school and then do badly (AT SCHOOL, WHICH IS A HIGHLY FLAWED SYSTEM ANYWAY). I don’t see how that’s relevant to taking them on a holiday
And some minister was like ‘oh we can’t have this, people need to know that children MUST attend school’ and it was just like WHO ARE YOU - how do you know what children, or my child needs? You don’t, you don’t have a fucking clue actually, you’re just relying on an archaic system based on factory lines, sexist frameworks, religious institutions amongst lots of utter complete and total crap
Grrrr it just made me so mad how some minister decided all kids need to go to school, because they KNOW somehow that it’s perfect and right, and a parent who probably knows a shitload more about their OWN KIDS is not allowed to bring them on a holiday from which they could possibly learn so much more than sitting in those awful schools
I hate school >_> *explodes again*