March 30, 2012 |
In: Beautiful, Cute, Inspirational
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Category: Beautiful, Cute, Inspirational
Just sent #16 to my beautiful wife.
#24 what is this movie?
Post Grad? Maybe. I'm not sure.
Aren't those the kids from Friday Night Lights?
I believe it's from Taylor Swift's music video "Ours"
It's from Post Grad.
I'm actually not a fan of showering together. There are some things a girl just needs to clean or shave and she doesn't want her guy to see it.
#31 – SO SWEET.
Where's you and your soon-to-be Emily!?
(sorry if I did this wrong,I have never posted in the comments before and have no idea how to attach a picture)
I put this on my Husband(Chris),who is currently in Texas' Facebook wall with a note that said, "I have a folder on my desktop just for pictures that inspire my creativity. I call it the Chris folder and it has a picture of you in it. ♥"
You just have to put a pound sign and the number and it'll attach itself.
Why is this feature still so heteronormative?
Because the majority of the population is heterosexual.
And even so, it's just the pictures portraying a heterosexual couple. The quotes aren't gender specific, so you can relate to them.
And even more so, who cares? It's not the people you're supposed to relate to; it's the feelings. I've never actually been a little black kid telling his class about the person he likes, but I can relate to #8 because I know what he's talking about.
It's kind of irrelevant whether or not the majority of the population is heterosexual. I guess it's more about general visibility. This site promotes diversity in a lot of different ways, and so it's strange to me that there's no inclusion of LGBTQ couples whatsoever. The quotes may be relatable and the general sentiments obviously are, but this presents a view of love that isn't as universal as you're saying it is. If you lived in a society where the majority of people were homosexual, and you saw very few representations of heterosexuals anywhere, even on pretty progressive sites, I imagine it would bother you as well.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with what's included in these posts as is, just that perhaps a couple extra photos representing different types of love would be nice as well.
I think it's just that you're hyperconscious about it because it's something you live with daily. Like that one guy on TheChive who posts about how there aren't a lot of darker skinned women compared to lighters skinned women in their pictures (except he's super annoying about it). Not being black or homosexual, it's not something I pick up on or something that would rarely cross my mind. It's not that I dislike black people or homosexual people, or even that I don't care that they don't feel included; it's that the whole concept doesn't occur to me because I'm grouping people up as people, not white people and black people and homosexual people and heterosexual people. We're all just people and we all (hopefully) feel love, so we can all relate to the images posted in this album.
And I guess what I'm saying is that that is an admirable way of looking at the world and how people love, and I also agree with it. But you're looking at it from a really post-race and post-sexual orientation viewpoint, and that's just not the world we live in. That's why I find it frustrating. I find it frustrating because you don't have to think about it, like you said – you're not thinking ill of anyone, but you just don't have to think about what representations you're seeing, in part because you're always seeing people who look like yourself. But because we don't live in that world – there is still a lot of racism and homophobia – it is kind of important to see more visibility. I kind of agree with that guy on TheChive, though I may not agree with the way he goes about making his point.
#26 Why is this a question?
I love the photo #28
Except for the fact that "I've" is capitalized once, and the second time the I is lowercase.
That's me and my boyfriend! number 2 and 27!! woo!
#14 #23 Looks so fun! ♥
#2 and #27 thaaaaat's me!
#17 I have the same ring! Love it.
#25That is from my country, Pakistan. It’s cllead Truck Art. A very famous Truck Artist has been travelling to UK & Germany to teach other artists his form of traditional art. You can also find a truck of this sort in a Museum in Germany. A Ship has arrived from Turkey to have traditional truck paintings made on it & no we can not live without such trucks as they are the pride & joy of those who own them I love this site but, please get your facts in order before posting.
#20 so true and so sad and so comforting
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