You know, I normally don’t say anything if someone posts something on social media that I do not agree with because I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions. But, I couldn’t pass up this tweet without commenting. Sorry for the rant that is about to occur.
Someone tweeted about not understanding how someone could attend college for four years to study theatre/plays. Now, of course theatre has to do with reading plays; but, it is so much more than that.
Theatre is about understanding how people’s brains work, how they think and feel. It’s the study of psychology. Theatre is about learning to relate to many different people in many different ways. It’s the study of communication. Theatre people have to be fascinated by words, because we have to know many different words and how to use them. These words even include medical and scientific terminology. It’s the study of English and language. Theatre practitioners must love history, because we must be aware of how the world worked in different time periods. Theatre is about thinking creatively, and outside of the box. It’s about learning to understand ideas and concepts that have never even crossed your mind. It’s the study of philosophy. Knowing how businesses work and are effected by the economy is essential if one wants to work in a theatre. It’s the study of economics. Theatre is the study of truth, it’s the study of life.
Theatre can make people feel, and think. It can make people believe, remember, forget, explore, and understand different things. Theatre creates open-minded individuals, with a love for learning.
Some people are very quick to judge and comment on things they know very little about. There are so many factors that go into studying theatre, which many people are unaware of.
Theatre has led me to meet some of the most creative, intelligent, and compassionate people that exist in this world.
I am fortunate enough to say that I am passionate about what I study, and will love my future career. I am proud to be a theatre major.
I’ve noticed this for a few years now and it’s getting harder and harder to keep my mouth shut. Because I don’t wanna start drama with my friends or piss them off.
Have you ever seen a friend post something on Facebook that completely contradicts what they posted a day or so earlier?
I saw one of my friends post a little video that was going around during Christmas time. It was a line of guys “dancing” to the song Jingle Bells and they were moving their hips as if their actual balls were bells playing along to the song. Now, this kind of this doesn’t really trip my trigger as far as humor goes but I didn’t really have a problem with it. I moved on.
This friend also invited me into a group chat sometime layer and was showing me and a couple other girls a picture of a very attractive half-naked guy on the beach. They were all ogling over this guy to the point where I left the group chat because it was getting a bit…not disgusting but it made me uncomfortable how they were all so sexually charged over this picture.
My friend has posted stuff like this before. You’re probably wondering why I care. Well, this friend also likes to post feminist articles about how men need to stop the objectification of women. How men will never understand what we women have to go through in life because men only see us as sex objects.
After reading the last article my friend posted, I wanted to comment on it and tell them off. I mean, are you kidding me? You are so against objectifing women but it’s perfectly okay for you to do that to men?
I’ve seen this kind of shit everywhere, even in magazines. How do you people think this is okay?
Objectifing people isn’t always a bad thing. I mean, when you see a billboard of a hot girl in a bikini, do you really think people care about her life story? No, they’re interested in what product she’s advertising for.
But when you say you are against men seeing women as sex objects, then talk about how big you think a guys dick is… Urgh! I don’t know, it’s just beyond annoying to me.
Humans are sexual beings. We see someone attractive, our bodies have a reaction. That’s just how we work and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Obviously it’s a problem when we act on those reactions and the other person isn’t interested. I’m not saying that does not happen. I have first hand experience with unwanted attention and I get it. But there seems to be alot of thought policing going on now that is unnecessary. If a guy sees a girl he finds attractive, he might cat call. And if a girl sees a guy she finds attractive, she tells her friends and they all look. It’s not just a woman’s “issue”. It’s a human “issue”. And I put that word into quotations because I personally don’t even think it’s an issue.
It’s pretty easy to avoid parts of town where you get cat called. And if a guy is harassing you at a bar, tell someone. Don’t just go on twitter or tumblr and complain. Don’t just write articles about your personal experience when all you did was ignore it when it happened. Because you know what that does? It makes the person harassing you think it’s okay for them to do so.
So, ladies? Stop being hypocrites. We do it all the time too, men just happen to be more vocal about it.