jon tran

(170411) swv ~five~ in saitama day i

cr. final_jon, trans cr. mredwardsanders

during the unplugged medley, onew gestured to minho, “let’s sing and adlib together, yo go after me ok” and the two of them sucesfully sang an adlib just as onew proposed. op: i was impressed with minho, who met onew’s sudden request* on the spot. 

*machaburi: an unreasonable request or demand usually made out of the blue. in some contexts, it means to put someone on the spot.  its used more casually in japanese i.e., asking someone to say a funny joke out of the blue is a machaburi.
Jon Stewart Just Nailed the Problem With the Media's Caitlyn Jenner Coverage
That didn't take long.
By Laura Donovan

On Monday morning, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce) graced the cover of Vanity Fair’s July 2015 issue, and the media (and the Internet in general) focused on her appearance. Some of this was to be expected (Jenner did appear in a glamour shot on the cover of a magazine, after all), but the conversation went too far, with some even tactlessly joking Caitlyn looked better than ex-wife Kris Jenner.

Needless to say, Jenner didn’t even have to wait a full day before facing the kind of sexist objectification all women know too well. That’s why Jon Stewart mocked those who obsessed over Jenner’s aesthetics in Tuesday night’s episode of “The Daily Show.”

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#MyVanityFairCover: Trans women are uploading their own ‘Vanity Fair’ covers
Earlier this week, Laverne Cox wrote an amazing and very important post on Tumblr in response to Caitlyn Jenner's landmark Vanity Fair cover. In the post, she discussed the narrow beauty standards we apply to trans women, and how trans individuals are often only "accepted" if they pass as cisgender. Many news outlets were quick to praise Jenner's looks — something Jon Stewart smartly skewered on The Daily Show — but Cox rightly pointed out that they were praising her for a very narrow standard of white, cisnormative beauty. "Now, there are many trans folks because of genetics and/or lack of material access who will never be able to embody these standards. More importantly many trans folks don’t want to embody them and we shouldn’t have to to be seen as ourselves and respected as ourselves," she wrote. "It is important to note that these standards are also informed by race, class, and ability among other intersections. I have always been aware ...