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yojoy  ·  3748 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun

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yojoy  ·  3762 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Just Watched a Surprising Ad.

It is a very good thing, yes! AlderaanDuran gave an example of a woman who was anchored in her views toward gender roles. He also mentioned that even young people might very well have these ideas as ingrained in their minds as, say, the older generations. If more commercials like that Tide and Bounty one I saw are being produced, even if the intent is just simply avarice, they have the added effect of engendering new modes of thought into maturing audiences, which in the long run can help to disestablish centuries' old prejudices. I, for one, am very optimistic about that, as you are StephenBuckley.

yojoy  ·  3762 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Are You Most Self-Conscious About?

I'm positive she thinks of it as well, though certainly not as much as me. She is the hardest worker I know. She is constantly juggling school work with her volunteerism as well as extra-curricula. She loses many hours of sleep writing up new essays for scholarships and colleges, and she works on the weekends. The only time we have together is weeknights while she does homework. She's expressed to me that she's afraid I too may find someone else because there's hardly any private time for the two of us. So yes, she thinks of it as well, but because she's so invested in her efforts to excel in her academics, there isn't much time left for romance in our relationship. She'd love for there to be a time when it could just be the two of us, but again, she's got the rest of her life in mind.

No, she hasn't read anything I've written haha. As you can imagine, she hasn't the time. But I know she'd agree with me. Our discussions are about the only opportunities we have to grow as a couple.

"*I like your writing*" Thank you! I really enjoy your blogs, keep 'em coming!

yojoy  ·  3762 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Just Watched a Surprising Ad.

Well if Jeffrey Tambor is doing it, why not?!

yojoy  ·  3762 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Just Watched a Surprising Ad.

Oh wow, I haven't seen that one. What I got from that was anyone who is a stay-at-home parent is basically occupying an effeminate role. I think it pushes sexist stereotypes even further by using a man in that one. That's definitely not what I pulled from the one I saw before.

It just looks like as far as media is concerned any household position is an effeminate one. I agree that it's probably not that they are trying to cater to an emerging demographic with these ads, and it's probably no more complex than, "We need an ad commercial by the end of the month!"

yojoy  ·  3762 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rumi The Guest House

Rumi's is something else, isn't it?

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The human condition is like this: an angel's wing was brought and tied to a donkey's tail so that the donkey perchance might take on the qualities of the angel, whose radiance falls on it.