“I’m self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent, then I shut off, which scares people sometimes.”—Bjork on ‘Self-Sufficiency’ (via 090108)
Two grandsons of President John Tyler — who was born in 1790 and served as tenth president of the United States — are still alivetoday.
Yes, grandchildren of the slave owning president John Tyler are still alive. That plantation where president Tyler housed his slaves is open for tours. These bastards talk about the place like it’s a holiday inn and not a place of horrid nightmares where black people were property. I bet they will say they weren’t alive for slavery and had nothing to do with all that, but they sure do love that plantation and upholding the reputation of their slave owning grandpappy, as if he was a good person. One grandson actually still lives on the plantation. That plantation is still making them money. Essentially, they get paid in perpetuity. Ain’t life grand?
But “you can’t hold me responsible for what my ancestors did!!!!”
“I certainly don’t consider Butch women to be masculine or manly in any way. Butch women are women and my sisters. They are not ‘like men’. The reason Butches are seen as ‘masculine’, is because our society leaves no room for the non-performance of femininity in women. When women refuse to perform femininity, they are labelled masculine because we don’t have a word for non-performance. There is the word ‘androgynous’ but I don’t think it’s applicable in the case of Butch women, or indeed any woman, because androgynous means, “having the characteristics or nature of both male and female.” Butches only have the characteristics and nature of females. Because they are female.”—
Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.
People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings.