I HATED to see Tyranny and Osvaldo weren’t a perfect match! (STILL BITTER) They were the cutest couple ever. But my overall favorite moment in this episode is where Osvaldo was HURT/ANGRY/DISAPPOINTED AF and punching the bag/about to cry, and Eddie just grabs him and HUGS him. Like a genuine HUG.
TWO GROWN ASS MEN. MEN OF COLOR WHILE WE’RE AT IT.
FRIENDS. SHOWING EMOTION. BEING VULNERABLE.
HUGGING. ONE CRYING ON THE OTHER’S SHOULDER.
OTHER GUYS GATHERING AROUND THEM IN SUPPORT.
THE PUREST THING I’VE EVER SEEN ON MTV.
I can’t even say how touching this moment was. I was already crying about Tyvaldo, but this moment DID IT for me.
The staggering turnout of young college educated males voting for Trump was by far the most disheartening thing about the election. They were all there almost exclusively because they support Trump as this ‘last of the alpha males, when men were men’ type mindset. The younger demo of Trump supporters, men in particular, like Trump because he represents the last great vestiges of old white man’s America, where woman are 2nd class citizens, gays and blacks and minorities are pests and pariahs on the purity of society to be subtly persecuted, and the concept of a 'real man’ is key to the functioning of society. Male identity as a whole not just in the USA but around the world is undergoing a rapid change in the world we live in today. Not everyone understand or agrees with the idea, but it is happening regardless because you cannot stop progress, you can only slow it down. A lot of what these young men idolise in Trump is this archaic ideal of what a “real man” used to be, but America as a whole, and the white male in particular has fallen and become pussified and a part of the whole 'Make America Great Again’ rhetoric is about re-establishing archaic toxic macho culture as the norm when it just doesn’t fit into the 2000s anymore.
A lot of those misguided but very educated young men probably don’t give 2 fucks about the knock on effects of Trumps economics on small rural communities where maybe their parents or grandparents came from, they were the ones posting Ppepe memes and trolling liberal cucks on line for the lulz, and wanting Donald to win so 1. they can troll some more and 2. feel like they have “taken back” male identity and re-established it in the way it used to be where men didn’t have feelings and never cried and dealt with mental health issues by bringing on whiskey and beating their wives. There’s a whole generation of young men who grew up watching Mad Men and seeing the way things used to be for men and thought to themselves 'Man I wish we could go back to that.'
And that is where Trump got such a huge level of support from young white college educated males. Stupid idiotic foolish macho bravado.
A young guy I knew had a real ‘drop the mic’ moment.
Peng, created his namesake brand in London in 2015. Peng is graduated
from London College of Fashion majored in MA Menswear Fashion Design
Technology, his works is defined as the One-sized Fashion, speaking for a
minority with special body sizes. In Peng’s design aesthetics, there is
no boundaries between beauty and ugliness, but to highlight personal
graduation works have been selected to present in London Collections
Men AW16 from LCF (London College of Fashion) Press Show. His collection is designed to empower the
fat people in the conventional sense to pursue beauty. Peng created
clothes which are suitable for both fat and skinny people by comparing
body shapes among different people. This concept is similar to the
standard size (one size), which is also applied on the target customers
of Peng’s collection, he called it One-sized fashion. If Social Equality
is an ideal state that is still far from us, then One-sized Fashion may
implement the concept of Equality in advance.
“if i ever decide to become a crime-fighting shit swizzler, who rooms with a bunch of other little whiners at neverland mansion with some creepy, old, bald, heaven’s gate-looking motherfucker… on that day, i’ll send your shiny, happy ass a friend request.”