Se en animation jag gjort 🙂
To be continued…
We live in binaries: Male/Female, Good/Bad, Gay/Straight, Beautiful/Ugly, Right/Wrong etc.
It’s natural for us to perceive and express reality in these binaries, we can’t avoid it. Anyone being asked if they’re 100% one or other thing, will in many cases begin elaborating and explaining their own complexity. Yet in the case of talking about others, whom are strangers or unfamiliar to us, we can find ourselves oversimplifying them – stereotyping them.
These stereotypes are given socially constructed qualities, as well. Usually spoken of as ‘prejudice’.
Often I see jokes made on the stereotypes(Yees, I make them too). With punchlines living off the qualities of the stereotype, the prejudice. Punchlines told on the expense of a weaker entity – probably a group of people in society. So in the jokes, the racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, elitist, what have you-ist in you is exposed – with humor as a shield, one can’t be associated with being any of the said -isms. Which make sit tricky for me to address them, when they flow past my ears or roll in front of my eyes. Do you address such jokes? And what approach do you take? The times I’ve approached people on their ‘jokes’ they think I misunderstood, or just didn’t ‘get the joke’ – how can I come past this situation?
One can tell a lot about a person, by the jokes they tell.
Today’s blog comes with a message: Give yourself the benefit of seeing the complexity of the world. Don’t get stuck in the binaries and let people around you unfold as full personalities. Not as someone that lacks in one thing, and has surplus in another.
I believe it’s healthy to stop up once in a while and rethink my inner landscape of binaries. Which of these stereotypes do I mention in my daily life? How do I mention them? Does this show respect? Am I being just to their complexity and nuances? Do I acknowledge there are people, whom are a part of this polarized scale? As Io mentions in her TED talk, most people are found between the two ends of a scale Gay/Straight, I’ll find more people in the “/” than in the two terms!
Just like my life happens in the dash of my birth year and my death year 😉
An element of a whole doesn’t make a stereotype, and a stereotype is not found in reality.
Watch this video on sexuality and gender, made by the Vlogbrothers. It is a good introductory explanation of the complex nature of men and women.
Twin Peaks sucks! Or wait, it’s a classic… Around the halfway mark, it got really… really… hard to keep following. I have a feeling that the ending will make me understand the ‘Classic’ of it all – but so far meh. Last night, a friend of mine shared he’s watching it. I commented “omg, so hard to get through!” and he told me to keep watching.. so it’s been on my mind a little today.
During dinner this episode of Darkwing Duck came on – apart from the fact that I fangirled over Darkwing Duck showing on my TV – the episode was a parody/whatever it’s called on Twin Peaks! And yep, the cows are not what you think, and there seems to me some Aliens around…. and huge cabbage…. so you could say, the plot vaguely gets exposed…. 😉 But for the better! Now I’ll take it on me, to finish this long haul of a fucking tv series classic!
In the comments below, tell me what makes it a classic and how Twin Peaks has affected TV series, sci-fi, crime shows etc. in the years following! I’d highly appreciate it, and you’d get to reminisce in a classic. So, shoot!
There is something about bubbles, specifically these bubbles, that get me really excited. Feel for yourself, watch the 4 minutes Hans Rosling goes through the statistics of the worlds health and wealth over the past 200 years!
More often that not, when someone presents a work of passion, I will listen. And Rosling makes me listen, watch and be enthusiastic! I believe working with statistics should be made this simple. It takes grand work, and leads to the common individual getting to see and understand the core issues and developments on our planet. Beautiful!
There is no need to be exclusive nor elitist, when doing acknowledged work in an acknowledged institution! I believe Knowledge is something we collect and gain, with a responsibility of sharing. How else would you make Shift happen?
It’s the 3 essentials of a strong community: Know your history, know where you stand, know where to go – Go!
And all these little bubbles rising to the top, that is Our Community ❤ (… let’s just hope no one takes a slurp and swallows us all in one gulp 😦
Recommended further learning/viewing:
Population growth explained with IKEA boxes
And more here
It’s Friday! I’ve handed in my last exam paper for this semester and it’s time to chill. I’ll do my chillin’ with Kendrick, Rebecca & Fiona and Blackmill – who do you do your chilling with?
I’ll share the dinner recipe for tonight as well, cuz maybe you need some inspiration for your dinner 😛
A handful of Pasta(you know, circle thumb and index finger as if you’re saying “Magnifique!”)
A bunch of green pesto
Two filets of salmon
A garlic or two
Fried sliced funghi, a bunch!
MIX and SERVE!
(serves two/three cute bellies)
And I’d have a sweet white wine with it, if it wasn’t for the alcohol monopoly in this sweet country of Sweden…. or if I weren’t so lacking in interest to make my way to Systembolaget 😉