Still a little pissed I can’t fly or set things on fire with my mind
Yumesaki Nene as Elisabeth (2005)
Standing crane Meiji tomesode, The Kimono Gallery
Saturday Night Stomp | 1940s
Meet Me At The Savoy! Photo Series (3 of 4)
The Savoy Ballroon was located in Harlem New York and open from 1926 to 1958. It was one of the most famous dance halls of the swing era and home to legendary dancers like Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Leon James and Al Minns. The Savoy was an integrated ballroom unlike many of it’s contemporary ballrooms like the Cotton Club.
Lucrezia Borgia’s handwriting and signature in a letter to Pietro Bembo (x)
I hate this idea that members of society are now totally equal and that racism and sexism in particular are so antiquated that it’s either liberating and refreshing or quirky and ironic to be racist and sexist.
That the world is so “PC” that people being disgustingly oppressive and horrible are somehow edgy, rather than just upholding norms.
so a lot of the dudes who made this shit popular in recent times - seth macfarlane, daniel tosh, the south park guys, dane cook - were all born in the early 70s, which is just early enough for the mainstream neoliberal push to be “”PC”” to have been very overemphasized during their formative years
problem being that being “PC” is not about any actual empathy or understanding, it is entirely about earning cookies and covering your ass
so because these dudes are so myopic and solipsistic, it looks like it’s rebellious to buck the disingenuousness of the culture they grew up in by saying exactly what they were told not to, because they were never actually told why they shouldn’t, like a little kid who does what you asked them not to for attention
and because there was never a “why” from anyone in a privileged position and the sense of entitlement is so thick you could cut it with a chainsaw the popularity of that humor is totally revealed by your answer to that ask - “wooo I can finally take a break from the usual and get to do what I really want”
because since “political correctness” never actually solved any-goddamn-thing and just made racism more secret and subversive, ~edgy~ humor lets people feel more comfortable about the shitty attitudes they’ve had the whole time while simultaneously believing they’re still good people
because all political correctness ever taught them was “don’t shoot Martin Luther King”
and because they’ve had those shitty attitudes the whole time it’s the easiest, laziest humor on the planet so every idiot gets to feel like they’re some awesomecool badass for saying the n-word or making a “make me a sandwich” joke
in short, everyone can gargle some bleach