mini-united

I *breaks wall* Need *crashs window* The *flips table* Fuckin *breaks chair* Mini Mini UNIT!!!!!!*roars*

anonymous asked:

Do you know of any resources about those debunked arguments? Socialization, gender etc. I'd like to read more about it!

It’s 4:30AM here, and my brain is fried from a lack of sleep, so if you don’t mind, I’m going to ramble a bit.

The notion of a universal female/male socialization binary was debunked ages and ages ago along with the related notion that we only ever receive one of those binaries (it’s very well established that we take in all messages, we sort and process them for relevance, based on the value we attribute to the socializing agents, reproduce them in difference ways depending on context, etc.). And that’s not even mentioning the impact of neurodivergence on socialization processes. Like, I haven’t heard a sociologist seriously peddling any of those ideas in…well, since I left high school ages ago. More common within feminism, but even then, there’s usually an asterisk implied that it’s a hell of a lot more complicated, and an assumption that they’re speaking specifically of general patterns within cis populations.

Literally every sociology class I took discussed that at least in part, and how socialization is multi-faceted, complex, involves internal and external processing, etc., most of my profs referencing intersectionality while describing it, so…like, I’m pretty sure there’s a heck of a lot of material out there on that, and how there’s no singular experience of womanhood or universal distinct female socialization that occurs the same way and imparts the same information across all regions and cultures and demographics. Like, I severely doubt that my little mediocre university here in Canada is the only one using the books and readings we did. 

I’m sure I could go find a few dozen textbooks that discuss it (I’d look at my own old textbooks if I wasn’t using my parent’s basement 300km away as a mini storage unit for a lot of my books, given I lack the furniture and space to hold them), but, like, it was something that was present in all my readings involving socialization in any sociology class that brought it up, and even in my applied psych and group psychology classes. Only place I read otherwise were two or three of my gender studies classes when we’d study some second wave feminist writings.

Privilege is something where some folks still cling to the old 1950s-1960s views on how privilege functions, back when theorists happily reproduced notions of oppressions all being separate and distinct from each other, and when theorists were neck-deep in cissexism and refused to actually consider trans and NB people’s existences.

Since then: 

  • the notion of a singular, universally transmitted socialization has been debunked, which troubles some of the assumptions and conclusions
  • Intersectionality has been accepted as the primary valid framework on which to understand lived experiences and power relations, further troubling notions of universal privilege. Because if we can accept that misogynoir is real, and that black women are socialized in different ways than white women are, we must also accept that black men are socialized in different ways than white men, which provides the question of how that intersection of power and marginalization impacts a black man’s ability to harness male privilege, and to which degree, in which regions/cultures/contexts/etc. This of course doesn’t mean privilege isn’t real, but it’s more complex than “You’re a man, you will always have X privileges over women”, for instance.
  • Cissexism has risen to the forefront as a framework to understand trans people’s lived experiences and oppression, which inherently troubles and challenges the notion of “male” and “female” states within the old privilege model (which they accepted as essential and immutable, when sex is actually socially constructed and far more fluid and variable), particularly when describing trans people prior to coming out, since it’s clear that trans people generally do not experience socialization remotely the same as how cis people tend to (and there is obviously always plenty of variation there as well). For instance, any notion of socialization-borne privileges of being “male” for trans women get necessarily called into question, given our socialization trends are significantly different than cis men’s.

Like, I’m sure I could find plenty of external sources saying the same stuff (maybe minus cissexism, which would be limited to trans people’s writings, usually not in academic texts or journal articles, but still perfectly valid) as I wrote above. if I had the energy to run a 20 page google scouring I would, but I don’t. needless to say, though, it’s not exactly farfetched, niche ideas. Folks have been challenging and proving wrong those simplistic notions of socialization and privilege for decades.

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The remaining shuffle units have been announced! 
Their names are QA, Warlock and Yaseiji

There will also be a shuffle unit mini album! It will contain 5 new songs by the shuffle units and cards illustrated by the shuffle unit leaders’ artists.

The songs are:
W-O-N-D-E-R-L-A-N-D - TOYBOX
FIX ME - QA
Victim Collection ~Gokujou no Ikenietachi he~ - Warlock
Setsuna no Ma Chérie - Grandmaster
Do!Do!Journey! - Yaseiji

anonymous asked:

*curtsies* Dukesie, I have PTSD and given my new therapy has been making things flare up more than usual, I warned my professors about it. Since then they've been really sweet to me, so much more than I expected - warning me of potential triggers in our lessons, letting me leave the classroom during panic attacks, sitting with me and giving me chocolate when I'm dissociating, and more. Now things are looking better for me, I wanted to thank them for dealing with me so kindly. (1/2)

(2/2) I was thinking of giving a box of chocolate to my two study units (they’re like mini-departments). Our units are tiny, so it’ll be one box for 3-6 people - not a big deal. But I’m still worried this will be inappropriate and seem like I’m sucking up to them or something, especially since the only time I can do it is right before exams. I just want to do something special in return for their kindness. Thoughts? (ps: this is time-sensitive but not urgent, I’ve got 2 weeks before exams)

*Curtsies* I’m glad to hear your teachers have been so helpful and supportive! As far as acknowledging that goes, in my experience thank-you notes to teachers are usually fine but material gifts (even if they’re edible) can cause problems for exactly the reasons to you mentioned–they look like bribes, even if they aren’t. The professors in my last program were actually forbidden by university policy from accepting gifts from students. So what I’d suggest is to write a heartfelt, handwritten thank-you note. Nobody does that any more and it will be much appreciated–probably even more than a couple of pieces of chocolate. (If you really want to send a gift you can do it after grades are in/after you’ve graduated.)

SOPE Unit Mini Album: Hwagae market (The Misunderstood Vocalists)

Track List

1.Intro: Jhooooooope (Jhope #1 Fan) Suga’s solo Track

2.I Believe I Can Fly (Remix Cover) Ft Namjoon

3.Cypher pt 4.2 (Savage Duo: We won’t Let you Live)

4. WKWLLIT (We Know We Look Like Idiots Together)

5.Chill Fam, Hands Holding is Platonic

6. We Dabbed Ft Taehyung & Jungkook

7.We Laughing At You, Not With You (A dedication to Jin) 

8.To Be Tall Ft Jimin

9. Halmoni & Haraboji

10. We Ship Ourselves More than ARMYS

11.Outro: OMG (His Attempts At Aegyo) JHope’s Solo Track

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       SHANGRI LA Is Art Personified In COLOR  MV

Watch the mv: here

The vocal unit of UTOPIA, called SHANGRI LA makes their debut with a gorgeous, artsy music video! On May 23, the unit released their latest title track, “COLOR (Every Afternoon),” from their unit debut  mini album “FRESCO.”

Shedding their darker concept in Utopia, members Hans (@i87cm), Cosmo (@cosmojnkyu), Jihwan  (@94jihwan), Theo ( @95theokim), and J. Seok ( @jseokjin) made their unit debut with a more gentle yet charismatic look. The mellow yet powerful track fits this change and showcases each member’s strong talents. Meanwhile, the accompanying music video is ethereally beautiful as it tells the tale of the members reflecting on a lost love. It is also revealed that Utopia member Eden ( @edensi) helped with the mvs direction.

In other news, the unit’s debut showcase will be held at  Bluesquare Samsung Card Hall in Seoul   in the 25th of May, and many 2K artists are said to attend the Art Exhibit themed showcase.

Watch the music video below and let us know your thoughts!

Comments:

  • EjeiIforsmtm: Well damn! Utopia never disappoints! I’m now waiting for the rap line unit debut!
  • #Fresco: FINALLY! OMG I GOT GOOSEBUMPS. This is so well made!
  • skylandia: I just busted nuts 6 times throughout this mv even if theyre clothed and soft.
  • kingss: 😍😍 ME DIES! this concept fits them well!
  • penpineapplepapi:  DAMN THEY WENT ALL OUT! This is by far their best release.
  • choxnhex: Sounds boring. i literally yawned  for 100 times.
  • wazzaaaapp: Im how they managed to make me wet even if theyre clothed and artsy. My p**sy got chills bruh

i honestly don’t get it???
if the girls want to focus on education but not graduate then that’s fine but why not just make a mini sub unit out of the remainder girls instead of tossing them into already full groups?
if there’s too little just form a unit w them plus a girl or two from other groups

fuckin high-king it

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I’m at the stage where all I’m doing is gluing, correcting highlights and mistakes and well, taking pics of the almost final product. I figured I will post one mini (or unit) a day until I arrive to the grand finale, the purpose being to tease @petepaintswarhammer until the reveal of a magnificent group shot, just to mess about with him. Figured I take some awesome pics and everyone gets a treat.

SHANGRI LA Reveals Highlight Medley for their unit debut mini:  “Fresco”

The experimental/conceptual male idol group Utopia, finally revealed their first sub unit which consists 5 of it’s vocal line. Today they released their highlight medley for “Fresco” that includes 5 songs that sounded softer and slower than Utopia’s sound.

The whole album is conceptual, which all of it’s songs tells a story from dawn to midnight, and it’s main focus is the subject of love and art. Check out the highlight medley and dive into the colorful and artsy world of Shangri La

Comments:

  • siyeonah: This is the most lit unit debut album ever 😍😍😍
  • touchthesky: Aww Eden may not be in this unit, but your boy produced everything in this! 😭
  • viviennez: It sounds like maknae gets more lines :)
  • hisfairy: Their vocals will be the death of me r.i.p
  • exosprincess: That moment you dont understand anything they say but you love it anyway…
  • uTHOTpia: If a voice can make someone pregnant… that’s me rn. My water just broke!!

The CARYL moments in Daryl Dixons ‘flashback’ just keep adding up!

The newest promo features a brand new CARYL moment that randomly (or not so randomly) popped in Daryls head as he kneels in the dirt and faces Negan and his 'Lucille’.
The scene in question is from TWD Season 2 and shows Daryl and Carol riding together after the farm falls.
As we all know Daryl rescues Carol and they ride away into the night towards the designated group meet-up location on the highway.

It’s worth mentioning that after the group reunites Carol and Daryl in fact CHOOSE to continue traveling together and the choice is not made out of convenience or necessity.
Carol could have been way more comfortable (and warmer) in one of the vehicles, and Daryl the self-described 'lone wolf’ was expected to want his personal space back once an alternative for Carol was provided.
And yet Carol stayed with Daryl on the bike until the very end of the season, even though she didn’t need to stay with him.
They choose each other’s company voluntarily and to each other’s personal disadvantage. Together.
A separate mini unit within a larger group one.

Essentially what we have here is ONE MORE scene in Daryl’s 'flashback’ reel, that is a deliberate and a very direct callback to a moment in his journey where Carol and Daryl were becoming a 'something’ together.
One more moment showcasing the evolution of Carol and Daryl into CARYL.
One more moment TWD wants us to remember.

It’s almost as if TWD wants to remind it’s audience of the CARYL subtle beginnings and the journey this relationship has taken.
To share what and who has shaped and affected, Daryl the man, the most since the world ended.
To show that these are the times in Daryl’s journey that he cherishes, thinks about and appreciates the most.
Maybe!

Or maybe this trip down memory lane is a way for the writers to get the audience to recall the steps of what’s been going-on between Carol and Daryl all this time - ALL in order to maximize the emotional payoff they want the next step in this relationship to provide.
'Look how far they’ve come’; kind of thing!
OR
'We’ve been building this up from the very beginning’; scenario!

All the moments that Daryl is re-calling shaped HIM but they also shaped the connection HE nurtured between himself and Carol. They represent his journey but also their journey.
The key here is WHY we are being reminded of all this right now. Why this season? Why these scenes?
Why so much? (multiple scenes)

TWD history tells us that when the writers focus on something and do it THIS directly, something important is coming.
Something BIG.
They want us to remember how CARYL started and want us to know without a doubt just how important CARYL is in Daryl’s own evolution.
No subtlety or beating around the bush either.

All THIS, along with the CARYL spoilers we already have, justifies and bolsters our faith and hope for this ship.
I just have a whole lot of CARYL feels, I don’t know what to do with right now!
But I will…soon ❤️