The core of Amandla’s discussion about cultural appropriation had barely settled on America’s consciousness, much less our subconsciousness before this happened…..
and then swiftly this happened.
This “conversation” between 16 year old Stenberg and the now 18 year old Jenner caused a huge uproar. Immediately Amandla not only was accused of being a race baiter and of being the stereotypical “angry black girl” she also became Andy Cohen’s “jackhole of the day” for her counter of Kylie’s cornrows. Many people were astounded that this situation was all about hair. Anyone should be allowed to wear their hair in any fashion they want. Even the styles that have been traditionally worn by black women and girls for decades. The styles that have been worn traditionally by black women and girls for decades, primarily for function, secondarily for fashion. The styles didn’t seem to be on anyones radar or worthy of praise until Miley,or Iggy, Kendall Jenner started wearing them.
When Amandla Stenberg called out Kylie Jenner’s cultural appropriation many came to her defense. Cries of: shes young (she had allegedly been in a relationship with a now 25 year old man since she was 16), “shes just trying to figure it out” the words of Justin Bieber, and that shes can do whatever she wants flooded the interwebs as the dispute between the girls became the highest trending hashtag.
I agree everyone should be allowed to wear their hair the way they want. A London boy in 2011 shouldn’t have been sent home because his cornrows were believed to be too closely associated with London’s gang culture. White children were also prevented from shaving their heads for fear of its association to skinheads.
7 year old Tiana Parker should not have had to leave school because of her hair in 2013. She had attended her school for a year before her dreadlocks caused an issue.12 year old Vanessa VanDyke should not have been threatened with expulsion for wearing her hair in the natural form that grew out of her head.
A Native American boy, 5 years old, was sent home on his first day of kindergarten because his traditional braids did not meet the required dress code for little boys.
Okay…clearly the issue also lies in the school dress code policies. Policies that seem to make it very difficult for children of color or of other cultures
to wear their hair in anyway that is different from their straight haired counterparts. So no, Amandla’s comment was not a jab at Kylie but instead were the actions of a young woman trying to inform a privileged, young, soon to be adult celebrity with a massive fan base of impresionable individuals, to not be so careless and ignorant to the value that has historically been placed on hair and hairstyles by other cultures. It is possible to appreciate that culture without appropriating it.
After these events I imagine that amandla would have had one last question:
What would America be like if we, as a society, defended the freedom of children of any and all color to be who they are the same way we defend young girls/women, like Kylie Jenner, to do what they want?
Vanessa was featured on the real 11/13/2015 and her Afro still looks amazing.
sports: star quarterback of the uni’s football team!!!
clubs: joined math club and at first everyone was like,,,,,are you in the right place??? but shownu was just like “i like math.” and opened up his stat textbook and started doing worksheets for fun. also it’s not a club, but he’s the RA of his dorm floor
first things first: everyone always gets the wrong impression of him. like,,,,,,,when they see him in the halls or walking on campus their first thought is like “oh. he’s totally an athlete.” which is correct,,,,but then they’re like “he got in on a sports scholarship,,,,,he probably isn’t that smart,,,,,,,doesn’t he rely only on his muscles?”
shownu is incredibly smart and when people ask what his major is, expecting to hear him say something like “undecided” shownu very calmly and clearly goes “statistics. mathematics is thrilling to me.” with the most serious expression
that if you didn’t know him all that well you’d think he was like??? mocking uptight math majors???? but he’s not,,,,,,,,,,he really actually loves math
and he’s so naturally gifted at it that he ended up having to do an independent study on probable theory because,,,,,probably theory I and II were too easy for him,,,,,,,
the stat teachers absolutely love him because he’s so forward and realistic about everything, he like,,,,,,,,he embodies math
i know that sounds funny to say given that he towers over everyone in his class, has shoulders as broad as the ocean, and can probably lift three desks up in one hand
but the way he does things, methodically and without error,,,,,almost robotic,,,,,,is very,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Math
but don’t get me wrong, shownu has his charms
he’s actually super,,,,,like,,,,,,fatherly like he’s the parent friend of his group because he’s so realistic
but it can also be kind of funny because wonho and minhyuk will be talking about a party the sociology majors want to throw and shownu will be like “as long as everyone is back at the dorm by 11.”
and maybe it’s the RA in him speaking but minhyuk is just like “shownu,,,,,it’s a party,,,,,,it starts at 11 not ends at 11″ and shownu is like “that isn’t a good idea if you have morning class. don’t you have morning class minhyuk? i would recommend you not go to the party, you get grouchy with no sleep.”
and he means it with the best intentions but he sounds like a dad from a movie policing his young son and minhyuk is like I DO NOT GET GROUCHY and wonho is laughing his ass off like minhyuk,,,,,,shownu’s right you’ll just throw a fit in the morning and minhyuk is like no wonho not you too what are you my parenTS
it’s also really cute that shownu loves to like,,,,do housework. he’s pretty good at cooking (he calls his mom when he needs a recipe or hyungwon bothers him enough to get him to cook something specific) and he likes keeping things clean
sometimes people find him with his glasses on, studying a cookbook that’s called like ‘housewives homey hotpot recipes’ wearing an apron he got as a gift from jooheon and it’s just,,,,,,,endearing
because under that he’s got like sweats on with a fitted t-shirt and there’s his muscles,,,,,,you know Being Big
one of the football players on the team joked that shownu should bake some cookies for them if they won the nationals and when they did shownu actually baked a whole bunch of them
and they were really good
even the coach complimented them
and like no offense but whoever said boys can’t be athletic but also adorable-y good at frosting cookies into the shape of little footballs was a liar. shownu exists
most often, when no one is looking, shownu can let himself go a little and like im not saying he breaks out into song in the middle of his dorm dancing to shakira’s hips don’t lie like there’s no tomorrow
but if ioi’s pick me comes up on the TV and no one is around to watch like,,,,,,,,,,perhaps he does the choreography JUST A BIT
shownu doing the pick me dance while flipping pancakes though anyWAY
he’s an all-around amazing student, athlete, and friend. like he can juggle practicing for a game, data analysis homework, and making sure changkyun doesn’t bring anything from lab into his dorm all at once,,,,,,,,we should all strive to be students like him
calls his mom every weekend and tells her everything he did to the last detail like,,,,,,,,,what an actual big soft teddy bear
but yes you,,,,,,,,,don’t know shownu at all really. like the mathematics department is far from your department and you’ve never really crossed paths with him
you have seen his photo all over the school website, seeing as though he’s always there in some article about football
and you don’t really care, even though every one of your friends is always going on about how dreamy of man the star quarterback of the uni really is
but you don’t have much time, you’ve been juggling a whole bunch of schoolwork and whatnot that dating,,,,,,,,like,,,,,,,,,,,what,,,,,,,,,,,is that,,,,
plus big guys into sports were always loud and too self confident (from what you saw in movies) so you weren’t exactly interested in getting to know more about him
speaking of juggling a lot,,,,,you also had another worry on your mind aside from school work and that happened to be the stray kitten you’d found outside the uni’s library over a week ago
luckily the weather had been nice and clear so you’d been able to safely sneak over to feed the little kitten during the night
always apologizing to it that you couldn’t take it inside with you, your RA would have your neck if you got caught with an animal
but see,,,,,,,this weekend it was supposed to rain. like,,,,,,really hard
there was a weather alert on all the roadways and people with saturday classes were all whining about how they’d have to make a dash through the storm to get across campus for class
but all your mind fixated on was,,,,,,,,the kitten in that little flimsy cardboard box wouldn’t last out in such heavy rain
so even if your RA found out,,,,you were sure that maybe MAYBE you could smuggle the little guy in through your hoodie and keep him inside until the rain passed. then you planned on putting up posters to see if anyone had lost him
so, on the evening before the big weekend storm you threw on the biggest hoodie you can find, take some canned cat food as bait, and go out to collect the little guy
thankfully when you got there it looked like no one had yet found him,,,, you could hear his little mewing from the box and you were like hey!!! im glad you’re ok, taking out the food and opening it up
but before you could put the can into the box you felt someone behind you, their shadow towering over yours and you froze
“what are you doing?”
they asked slowly and you were like shit ,,,,,,,shit is it an RA??? slowly you turned and in the slight darkness you couldn’t see exactly who it was
but then the person was leaning over, their big hand going toward the box with the kitten
and you grabbed their hand, trying to wrench it away but,,,,,,,,,,,,,you literally couldn’t it was like grabbing a wall why heck were they so strong??
but they weren’t shaking you off either and when you locked eyes with this huge, strong person you were like wait -
and the boy looking back at you,,,,,,you’d seen that face before but where,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,oh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,SHOWNU???
and he blinks, looking down at your hand still around his wrist and you’re like UM and you drop it and you’re like “plEASe,,,,,,don’t take the kitten away the storm tomorrow is coming and i just want to keep it safe please don’t hu,,,,,,hurt it,,,,,”
and shownu tilts his head and he’s like “hurt it? i was going to take it back to my dorm.”
and you’re like ??????? excuse me no I was going to take it back to my dorm
but you’re not about to say that to this tall, muscular man
and you’re like “o-oh,,,,,,,,well i,,,,i also,,,,,want,,,,,,wanted,,,,,to take it,,,,,,um,,,,,,,”
and you kind of shuffle a bit, feeling uncomfortable because again : you’re alone with this person who could overpower you and it’s just natural to be afraid
but then you see shownu carefully pick up the kitten, sitting back on his knees and holding it against his chest
and it’s so tiny,,,,,,,,it fits into his palm
and he’s like “i didn’t know someone else knew about him” and you’re like,,,,,oh ive known for a week,,,,,,but i didn’t know if i should bring him to a shelter or if someone lost him so,,,,,
and shownu nods and he’s like “would it be better if i took him or you” and you’re like “how much of an micromanager is your RA?” and shownu is “im the RA of my floor”
and you’re like WELL THEN YOU WIN MY RA WOULD MURDER ME FOR HAVING A PET
and shownu can tell by the look on your face when he gets up is one that clearly says ‘i don’t want to part ways with this adorable kitten’
and so he puts out his hand and he’s like “,,,,,,,,wanna hold him a bit”
and you’re like,,,,,,,yes,,,,and you cuddle the little guy up to your chest and you’re like “oh, take this!” and you use your free hand to pass shownu the cat food you’d brought along and you’re like “that way you don’t have to buy another one for tomorrow ^^”
and since it’s dark and you’re cooing at the kitten you don’t see how shownu holds the can, looking up at you rather softly because of how sweet that was of you
but when you pass him the kitten back you sigh and you’re like “ill trust you with him, but after the storm,,,,,,,i was thinking of making lost flyers for him or something,,,,”
shownu doesn’t say anything, but he nods.
opening up his hoodie, you see that he’s got a white sleeveless tank under it and once again there are those damn muscles everyone always drooling about
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and they do look nice,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
and he like puts the kitten in the pocket of the tank and you’re like it’s so small it fits or maybe it’s because the shirt is large because shownu is large???? whatever he’s the math major here
and you’re like “,,,,,,,,,ill be going then”
and shownu is like “,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,after the storm,,,,,you’ll see him again”
and you don’t know if he’s like offering for you to come and see the kitten or if he’s just making a statement but suddenly some of the fear and nervousness you had about him and his ,,,, largeness,,,,, is gone
like,,,,,,,,,,,you can’t believe this but is shownu,,,,,,,the shownu from the football team who you’d assume would be cocky and mean,,,,,,,,is actually a Softie
(ding ding ding HE IS A SOFTIE)
and although you spend the weekend trying to finish up an essay and a project proposal ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,shownu holding that small kitten in his arms keeps flashing through your memory
and on monday you can’t help but subconsciously look for him everywhere, even making a purposeful trip toward the math department
when suddenly, just as you’re about to give up and head to dorms you feel someones hand on your shoulder
and you nEARLY juMP out of your skin with shock but then you hear a familiar, slightly monotone voice go
“the kitten is ok, do you want to see him?”
and you turn to see shownu, dressed up in a suit, hair slicked back and a briefcase in his other hand and you’re like,,,,,,,?????????
and you can’t help but be like “a-are you going to work?”
and he’s like “my minor is business management. there was a mock interview today.”
and you’re like OH,,,,,,fancy,,,,,,but also why is that suit so fitted ok not the point the kitten THE KITTEN
and you’re like “where is he? did you put him back near the library?”
and shownu shakes his head and motions for you to follow him and you figure out quite quickly that you’re going over to the dorms and you’re like ??? “is the kitten still in your room”
and shownu, who heads for the stairs of his building nods and you’re like gdi the elevators work fine but ok
and when you get to his room, the door is open and you’re surprised to see that the room is really clean,,,,,,,,,like way cleaner than your dorm
and shownu sets down the briefcase and takes off the jacket, rolling up the sleeves of his white button down
and you’re like,,,trying not to stare, looking at everything else except him
and he pulls the little cardboard box off his desk and into his lap and picks the kitten up and you can see that the little guy is happy
meowing out loud and nuzzling its tiny face against shownu’s hand
and shownu holds it out and he’s like “here”
and you take the kitten, sitting down on the bed beside him and you’re like “it looks like he’s gaining weight!!! im so happy he’s healthy,,,,,”
and you see from the corner of your eye, a small smile tug at shownu’s lips
and then you see how the corners of his eyes crinkle just a bit along with the happy expression on his face
and wow ok everything you said before about not finding him adorable ,,,,,, weLL ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
but you’re startled when you hear someone come in and another boy is like “oh hyung, am i interrupting something?”
and shownu gets up and he’s like “jooheon, this is the other person who took care of the stray with me”
and you put down the kitten to introduce yourself to jooheon who looks you up and down and then shifts his eyes to shownu
and he’s like quiet for a moment before going “,,,,,,,,,,,,are you two a thing?”
and you’re like WHAT and shownu, with no change in expression is like “what do you mean?”
and jooheon looks to you for an answer (since his hyung is really so damn dense) and you’re like “n-n-n-no we just met on friday,,,,im just here to see the kitten,,,,,,”
and jooheon, who seemingly has a sparkle in his eye is like “huh, so how do you like shownu?” and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he’s??????/nice
and shownu is like why are you asking them that
and jooheon just shrugs, shoving his hands into his pockets and he’s like “that kitten is lucky to have two caring parents like you”
and you’re like PARENTS and shownu is like “kittens can’t have human parents”
and jooheon is like i gtg see minhyuk and kihyun right now immediately and you’re like who???? and jooheon is already gone as shownu sits back down on the bed and is like “he’s going to go gossip, ignore it”
and you’re like gossip???? about????/ us???????? oh my g OD??
but shownu is back to mindlessly playing with the kitten and tbh who cares about anything when there is a kitten involved
and somehow at the end of this, you find yourself with shownu’s number in your phone and you guys agree on planning someway to get this kitten back to their owners or to a good shelter
and you find yourself texting him,,,,,,,,,,about other things as well
maybe it’s because one day he asks ‘have you eaten’ and you end up asking about his mock interviews and stat homework
and shownu isn’t much of a talker, his texts are rather short and to the point too
but ,,,,,,,,,,,,, shownu is an extremely good caretaker
like whenever you’re over to see the kitten and work on making flyers with him
shownu makes sure you’re not hungry or too cold or too hot and if he plays music he keeps the volume low so as to not disturb you and he’s always telling you to sit at his desk and work on a flyer while he takes the uncomfortable floor
and he even starts to pick up on your habits like,,,,,you always forget your phone under your bag before you leave and he’s gotten into routine of picking it up off the desk and slipping it into your bag before you go
and he tells you that he bought the same brand of cat food you get for the kitten since you always bring it over
and then he tells you to work hard for your test coming up that you told him like a week ago
and shownu,,,,,before he even knows it himself jooheon is sitting with him in the dorm one night as shownu is finishing up the last flyer of his
and jooheon is like “you really like them right?”
and shownu is like “they’re a kind person”
and jooheon rolls his eyes and is like “yes, but you like them,,,,,,,a lot.”
and shownu stops coloring and he’s like “no i don’t.”
and jooheon nearly drops his phone on his face laughing and he’s like “hyung, you’re literally drawing cartoon kittens for this person and you even bought snacks that they like for when they come over. you like them.”
shownu kind of just looks down at the coloring pencil in his hand. ‘lost cat’ written in bold letters, clumsy kitten faces he’s been trying to get better at drawing scribbled across the paper
and he’s like,,,,,,,,,,oh
and you don’t want to admit it to yourself but god you even find yourself looking over at the football field as you’re walking past it to get off campus and go into the city to hang up flyers
and you can hear the coach yell from so far away and,,,,,,you can see him. shownu,,,,,in his uniform running across the field
and he looks amazing in the uniform and you’re like “Get IT TOGETHER” @ yourself
and you focus on putting up the flyers
but that night you get a text for shownu and it’s like “were you ok today?”
and you’re like yeah!! i put up a lot of flyers but there’s some more left over that i want to put around campus too
and shownu texts back that he’ll help you and that you guys should meet at 1 tomorrow
and you get up immediately because right. you need to wear something nice,,,,,,,or do you,,,,,,,,,,,it’s just shownu,,,,,,,,,,,,but,,,,,
and you get back into bed and you’re like it’s nothing. you two are just hanging out because of this kitten that’s it
but when you see shownu waiting for you, leaning against the wall of the library in casual ripped up jeans, white t-shirt and bedhead hair you’re like oooooohhhhh here we go again with my heart skipping a beat and whatnot
and you go around campus with him and people are doing doubletakes, but shownu seems used to the attention and you get the remaining flyers up when suddenly shownu is like “we should put one up there at the top of the bulletin but i can’t reach”
and you’re like well if you can’t reach neither can i
and shownu is like “get on my shoulders.”
and you’re like,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hold up
and he’s like crouching down and patting his back and you’re turning a bit red
and you’re like “i,,,,,,don’t think-”
but he’s seriously not getting back up and you’re like, taking a breath and you’re like ok. it’ll be fast,,,,,
but wow ok getting on his shoulders and feeling his strong arms lock around you safely like GOD dammit why is he a perfect strong person
and you tape up the flyer and shownu lets you down so gently
and you’re just so embarrassed and flustered and shownu is like “we’re all done.”
and you’re like,,,,,,,,,, “th–thank you for,,,,,,,all your help” and shownu is like “we found him together, we should take care of him together”
and you’re like TO g,,,,ether,,,,but you’re also like yeah!!!! but in your head you’re like after we find his owner though,,,,won’t that together not be important anymore??
but shownu puts down his head suddenly and he’s like “jooheon told me something funny.”
and you’re like ??? “like a joke?” and shownu is still not looking up at you and he’s like
“,,,,,,,,he told me i liked you”
and you’re like OH,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,um do you?
and shownu, running his hand through his hair picks up his head and is like ,,,,,,,,,,, “would that be alright?”
and he looks like a little shy kitten himself, his shy smile, his usually hard to read expression soft and his voice shaking just ever so slightly even though it’s usually deep and clear
and you want to be like is it alright????? it’s great????? it’s the best thing in the WORLD
but you’re also like i need to compose myself and you’re like “of course, is it,,,,,,alright if i like you too?”
and shownu straightens up, nodding slowly and you’re like WELL,,,,,that’s good it’s alright for both of us that’s,,,,a+,,,,,
but then you feel shownu’s hand against your cheek and you’re like oh what is he- is he going to kiss-
but before he can even lean in he stops and is like “no no no we shouldn’t in public”
and you stop for a second before bursting into giggles because fkhdsd how is he so shy and proper ,,,, it’s college everyone’s practically in each others pants all the time but,,,,,,,,it’s nice
and when shownu and you get back to his dorm, shownu announces that he’s going to kiss you for real this time
and you’re like you don’t have to say it,,,,you can just do it and he’s like im sorry i just wanted to check and you’re like ksdhgjfs how are you SO CUTE
and you feel so safe and protected when he pulls you into his arms by your waist and nuzzles his nose against yours before softly pressing his lips to your own
and you’re like,,,,,,,wow,,,,,,,,,he’s so,,,,,,,,careful with how he kisses it’s like he doesn’t want to break you
and you literally have to be the one to take the lead and shownu when he pulls back has got wide eyes and you’re like “too much??” but he just shakes his head and leans in again
jooheon walks in on you two basically making out and he’s like “i KNEW IT” and you want to say something but shownu is too busy telling jooheon to get out while also trying to pull your shirt back down
and it’s a mess
but do believe the entire campus knows two seconds later that you and shownu are an Item
mostly because jooheon looked so giddy that kihyun was just like “oh shownu is dating now?” and jooheon was like HOW DID YOU KNOW I DIDNT EVEN SAY ANYTHING
and kihyun was like ur face gave it away loser
and you get a flurry of texts from literally everyone you know on campus demanding you tell them the story of how you met and how in the world you scored THE QUARTERBACK of the uni’s basketball team
and you’re like “we meet,,,,,,,because we’re both good people also yes he’s the quarterback but did you know he’s a stat major and also a pretty ok cook he’s actually a lot more than just a buff dude appreciate my MAN”
and you both still concentrate on hoping to find the owner of the lost kitten,,,,and it’s only after you get a call from a very VERY happy mother saying she’d been looking for her daughters kitten who managed to escape only days after they’d brought her home
do you and shownu succeed in your mission to save the kitten and celebrate with a cute date to the nearby diner were you sit beside him, his arm around your shoulder and you feed him fries and you guys look through the pictures you’d taken of the kitten before you gave him back to the mom
and shownu has a lot of games thanks to how popular the uni’s football team is and even though you’ve never been a big fan of the sport - you go whenever you can and watch shownu intently, getting worked up when he falls over or gets tackled
and when you see him after, you practically push through the crowds to get to him
and when you do, he has to literally catch you because you’re like “are you hurt???? im so worried that tackle looked so painful???”
and shownu just smiles, kissing your forehead and telling you he’s fine
but shownu does the same with you,,,,,tbh if he doesn’t see you for a week and you finally meetup just to cuddle under the blankets and study for your classes you hear him whisper against your hair
that you’re so important, and that not having you near him makes him feel like he can’t be completely calm
that you relax him, with kisses to his lips that remind him that you’re ok
and it’s minhyuk who remembers you and shownu’s 100th day and he gets everyone together to throw you guys a surprise party
and you and shownu both have no clue until you walk into the common room and the lights come up and there’s wonho in a party hat, kihyun throwing confetti in your face and hyungwon holding a cake. jooheon puts headbands with hearts on them on your head and changkyun puts on some sappy love song and everyone is chanting that you two kiss
and you’re both like “we forgot today was our 100th dat” and minhyuk is like LMAO BUT I DIDNT NOW KISS wonho get the camera ready
and it’s cute you and shownu kiss, getting embarrassed because it’s infront of everyone while jooheon is like “they didn’t look that embarrassed when i walked in on the- ok hyung please don’t kill mE”
and you guys are supposed to cut the cake but you get some icing on shownu’s cheek and he puts some on your nose
and you guys even up with a mess
but it’s fun, all your friends and his friends are there supporting you
and, like the good RA he is, shownu ends the party before midnight and minhyuk is like “dammit i wanted to karoke love will go on for you two but whatever”
and once everyone is gone jooheon ‘casually’ lets shownu know that he’ll be staying over at minhyuk’s place tonight
and shownu is holding you as you’re together in his dorm,,,,and you’re like “a good RA should tell me i can’t be here,,,,,,,,” and shownu is like “i don’t want to be a good RA, right now”
and tbh,,,,,,shownu is strong and looks like he could break wood with his hand but his touch is literally the most tender,,,,,,compassionate,,,,,feeling
and his lips over yours makes you feel that he’s kissing a treasure, something so sacred and important
and you really feel connected to him because shownu never lets your hand go
and after he’s kissing up your jaw, pushing your hair back from your sweaty forehead
and you just can’t with how amazing he is you literally get on top and start kissing him again and shownu is like!!!!!!!!!!! but he isn’t going to say no,,,,,,,he really loves your enthusiasm
and you wear shownu’s jersey as a joke one day but shownu seriously gets addicted to the sight and keeps trying to get you to wear it again
and you guys aren’t a PDA, loud couple you’re just subtle and caring and shownu prioritizes you like the angelic boyfriend he is
and you’ll be like “oh i really crave korean food” and shownu will be like “korean food it is” and changkyun is like “i want burger-” and shownu is like “korean food changkyun, korean. food.”
and you’re like im sorry to changkyun as shownu takes your hand and changkyun is just like,,,,,,,we’re not shownu’s number ones anymore sniffles
even if you don’t do sports you got a matching tracksuit with shownu and he would most definitely be like “let’s start working out together”
except his routine could kill any normal person and so you’re like “please spare me, but i will try my best”
shownu really loves going to the beach but everytime you guys go as a group he’s like “wear a hoodie”
and you’re like “it’s 90 degrees out”
and shownu is like,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, “still. put a towel over yourself” and you’re like oh my god
studies his stat homework in his sleep and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,, shownu please shush
the kind of boyfriend where even if you burnt all the food you made him he’d eat it with a smile and ask for more and you’re his absolute everything. you’re his warmth
(literally called you the warmth of his heart and hyungwon was like bro,,,,,that’s so poetic,,,,,,,,,,,i never knew you had it in you)
Minseok: Getting his masters. Always grumbling when people are sick and won’t stop sneezing during lectures. Has 3 copies of the syllabus and carries a portfolio. “Hey, Minseok! Can I borrow a pencil?” “Use the one I let you “borrow” last week, Baekhyun.“ Petty. But still hands over his pencils. Complains about debt.
Junmyeon: Accounting major. Always late to class because he’s too busy helping people in the library or showing a family where the Financial Aid office is. Tries to help Yixing when he’s confused. Just ends up doing the assignments for him. "Professor? Are you still collecting the assignment?” Always wears glasses and the whole class is shook when he gets contacts.
Yixing: Biology major. You swear this dude works everywhere on campus: the book store, Rec center, Starbucks, and in the library. Always has on a hoodie, even in the summer. Sleeps in class. “Hey, when’s -insert important assignment due?” Looks confused 99% of the time. Somehow manages to pass.
Baekhyun: Business major. Never has shit for class and asks Minseok for stuff in exchange for Starbucks. “Can we watch a movie?” Says he can’t turn in an assignment because Blackboard “wasn’t working.” The whole class applauded when he brought a scantron to the final. Knows everyone’s business and tells Minseok the campus drama. Probably in a fraternity.
Chanyeol: Music major. Always has his earphones in. “Can we have class outside today?” Tries hard but everyone groans when he talks. Smells good even though he looks like he just rolled out of bed. Brings McDonalds to class.
Jongdae: Math major. Is bad at math. “This wasn’t on the syllabus!!” Always whining about something. Comes to class late with food and always leaves some kind of mess behind. Helps elderly professors open PowerPoints or carry their stuff to the employee parking lot.
Kyungsoo: Sociology major. Is too woke. Argues with the professor and stays after class to discuss the matter further. Wears black like he’s going to a funeral. Looks like he’s always ready to fight someone. Seems mean, but he always shares his Hot Cheetos or gum.
Jongin: Kinesiology major. Has slept the entire semester. Shows up to the final in pajamas. "Is there an online version of the book?” Never shows up to study sessions for the group presentations or replies to texts. Still does better than everyone else on the presentation. You see him at graduation and are like “?? How?!”
Sehun: Undeclared major. Came into college with credits already. Is always late but has long winded excuses. “The bus left me!” “Sehun, nobody cares. Sit down.” Is tall but sits in the front and blocks your view of the board. “Is there gonna be extra credit?” Stops showing up to class until the end of the semester. Barely passes.
alright gonna add my two cents here. lets start by saying that there is nothing inherently gendered about colors. however, there is the added caveat that traditionally speaking, and for a lot of people currently, there is gender association with colors - just look at children’s clothes or toys. now, as far as harry wearing pink is concerned, do i think that he is very well-versed in the socio-politics of color and gender in the sense that it is a man-made construct? no, probably not. that being said, he probably has an understanding, much like everyone else in most societies, that pink has been and continues to be a “traditionally feminine” color. does he wake up and think, “im gonna try to break some gender roles today by wearing a pink shirt”? its unlikely. people like to speak like they’re inside his head and therefore know the intentionality behind his actions. in my personal opinion, do i think that he has some sense that he’s doing something a little ~different? maybe. so for people to go as far and say “he’s breaking norms!!11!” might be a little much, but, i think there can be some recognition that he’s playing around with perceived and traditional notions of what is ~feminine
Foxes are nocturnal irl. Smatterings of evidence (the cut Nocturnal District, the ice-cream elephant’s comment about Nick “skulking around during daylight hours”) suggest that some animals in Zootopia still live nocturnally. And that makes sense, right? If anything, it would actually solve some logistical problems. No arguments over who has to take the night shift if half your employees would honestly prefer it.
So in a major city like Zootopia, there’s probably a healthy nightlife (pun intended). Specialized schools and the like for nocturnals. But Bunnyburrow is a lot less… ethnically diverse. Clue’s in the name.
Now, I already headcanon that Nick switched to the day cycle because it was more lucrative hours for a hustler. But that’d be an intentional choice. Imagine you were a fox born and raised in some carrot-farming podunk. The local school’s alright, but it doesn’t offer night classes. Not enough demand. So you’re forced from a young age to be awake and alert at a time you weren’t built for.
Wouldn’t help any attitude problems you may or may not have.
What about sociology majors who have been vehemently told Do Not try and study the Gentry; so instead they try and study how the Gentry's presence has affected student culture?
So long as it doesn’t directly involve them, the Fair Folk don’t care. Be careful where and with who you discuss your findings, however, and know that it’s unlikely to hold much weight in the outside world.
What are some jobs you could do with a degree In sociology or psychology?
Sociology (Undergraduate Degree) Here is a HUGE & HELPFUL list of career options for sociology majors.
Psychology (Undergraduate Degree) Advertising agent Psychiatric technician Career counselor Probation and parole officer Writer Market researcher Child care worker Laboratory assistant Social service specialist
Kennedi Edney (born August 14th 1998) is a former level 10 gymnast who is currently a freshman at Louisiana State University, majoring in sociology. She did her club training at Precision Gymnastics under Trent and Jill Spaulding.
Seven-time JO Level 10 National Champion
2012 and 2014 Nastia Liukin Cup Qualifier
Took home every all-around title in every meet she competed in during the 2015 season
Collegiate Achievements (to date):
SEC Gymnast of the Week (01/31/2017)
SEC Freshman of the Week (01/09/2017)
Has won four individual titles in the first four meets of the 2017 season
A Latina student at a university in Boston said that her professor on Thursday handed back her paper and told her, in front of the class, “This is not your language.”
After looking at more of the comments the professor left on her literature review, Suffolk University sociology major Tiffany Martínez noticed that the professor had circled the word “hence” and had written, “This is not your word,” underlining “not” twice.
And at the top of her paper, the professor had written, “Please go back & indicate where you cut & paste.”
Martínez, an aspiring professor who was born and raised in the Bronx, told BuzzFeed News that her professor had called her to the front of the senior seminar course on Thursday to receive her graded paper when she made the language comment.
“She spoke loudly enough that students at the back of the room heard and asked if I was OK after class,” Martínez said.
She felt terrified after the incident.
“I spent the rest of the class going back through every single line, every single citation to make sure that nothing had been plagiarized, even though I knew I hadn’t,” she said.
I absolutely love Elsewhere University. What do you think the Gentry would make of sociology and religion students? I'm currently working on my sociology degree with an emphasis on religion and interfaith cooperation.
The Gentry don’t have any strong feelings towards sociology. Religion is a different matter; because so many of the Gentry are so old, and saw so much of how various religions shaped parts of the world back when they walked more freely, several are fairly interested in the study of it. Possibly resentful, as well, but interested nonetheless.
I MADE VIGILANTE!ELIZA,,, shes the one that gets the ppl being abused/attacked/oppressed away from their abusers & keeps them safe while john fuckin murders them & alex gets rid of evidence. shes majoring in sociology and gender studies & shes a TOTAL BADASS but also still a TOTAL SWEETHEART but a sweet heart that will take NO SHIT!!!!!!!!
Could you tell me what I can do with degrees in criminology (or criminalistics, for that matter) and psychology? I would really like to do something along the lines of a behavioral analysis, but on top of not knowing what school I could do both of these at I'm not sure how realistic this is. I'd love to know what I could realistically do with these degrees. Thank you for your time :)
Behavior analysis is totally do-able with either major. Here are some more career options for you…
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
I’m writing this note because I don’t have the
balls to say this to your face. The reason I’ve been acting like a
douche these past few weeks is because, well, at first, I thought it was
just stress but, for awhile now, I haven’t felt anything with you. Each
kiss, touch, laugh and word we shared has felt dead to me. I’m sorry
y/n, I really am but I just don’t love you anymore. Please, find it in
your heart to forgive me.
I read the painful words over and over again, each time praying that this is a sick and twisted drawn out April Fools joke he’s playing on me; maybe Mikey put him up to it. But as the minutes pass, I come to the bitter reality that he meant what he said, he doesn’t love me anymore. Is it really a surprise? I mean, all the signs were there. He stopped our morning and nighty-night cuddles, claimed he was sore from working out so much. No longer gave me his warm and soft pecks before he or I left work, it was always, “I really gotta go” or “Go, y/n your gonna be late.” He completely stopped all intimacy between us, and not just physically but mentally, he didn’t talk anymore, nor did he want to listen. So no, it’s not a surprise but it still hurts like hell. I get out the bed and walk over into the closest grabbing another shirt of his and placing it on his side of the bed as I snuggle up next to it and cry myself to sleep.
Six Weeks Later
I’m in the grocery store humming along to Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider,” while debating if I want salmon or tilapia for dinner when a familiar and comforting voice behind me says, “You’ve always had a beautiful voice, it’s a shame that you never considered putting it to work.” I turn around and none other than Ashton Irwin is standing there giving me his award winning smile walking towards me. “Oh please,” I say dismissing the thought. “I’m serious, y/n, we could’ve used you in our band,” he admits as he gets closer. “Then you’d actually be five seconds of summer,” I joke as he laughs and his smile warms up my day. Gosh, I forgot how perfect he was. He looks good, his hair is cut nice, muscles seeping through his shirt. “A picture lasts longer babe,” he smirks while finally coming face to face with me. I chuckle softly at his cockiness, “How have you been, Irwin?” I ask sincerely wanting to know how my best friend’s been the past few weeks with the stress of making an album. “Seems like I should be asking you that same question,” he says back and a seriousness falls upon us as I realize what he means. I clear my throat as a shift to the other foot, a little uncomfortable, “I-I’m good. I’ve been fine.” “Really?” he asks not buying it as he senses my whole attitude change. “Yeah I’ve been just focusing on school and wo–
I’m cut off by a sudden warmth that wraps around me and I realize that warmness is coming from Ash. Me and Ashton have always had a great relationship, sometimes I felt he understood me better than Calum, maybe it’s because he’s older. I could always have deep and intellectual conversations with him, something I could never do with Calum. We always understood each other; there were countless long nights of personal thoughts, feelings and blissful moments being shared over Chinese takeout or bowls of ice cream, especially the last weeks before Calum broke up with me.
One Week Before Breakup
“Ash, if I ask you a question, will you be completely honest with me?” I ask as I take a bite of my sesame chicken. “Of course, y/n, you know that. What’s up?” he asks and takes a long swig of his beer. I poke at my chicken, still wondering if I’m a bad girlfriend for even considering this thought, I mean I should trust my boyfriend right? I eat another piece of chicken as I take the beer out his hands and finish it making that my 4th one that night. “Okay, y/n, you only drink this much when we’re celebrating, which we’re not or if somethings really bothering you,” he says pausing the TV. I continue poking at my chicken and Ashton pulls the food off my lap and sets it on the bed side table as he makes me face him. “Y/n, talk to me, love,” he says softly as he lifts my chin forcing me to look in his eyes. “Do you–Is Calum seeing someone else?” I blurt out as tears begin to fill my eyes. The thought of Calum cheating didn’t seem real until I actually said it. “What?!” Ashton gasps, “Why would you think that?”
“Well, we’re growing really distant, ya know? He doesn’t want to cuddle anymore, doesn’t want kiss or touch me, it takes so much for me just to get him to tell me how his day went, which is only a grumbled out, “fine.” And all that has got me thinking that maybe, there’s someone else,” I admit to him. I can see Ashton getting upset at hearing the way his best friend has been treating me. “I’ll talk him,” is all he says before he reaches his phone. “No! Ash, please don’t. Its only gonna create more problems between us, just stay out if it,” I desperately say as I snatch his phone out his hand. “Well, I’m not gonna let him treat you like shit and let him think its okay,” he snaps back at me reaching for his phone. “Ashton, you can’t talk to him about this!” I scream as I hop off his bed, “Why not Y/N?! What’s the big deal?” he asks. “Tell me Ashton, how would you feel if your girlfriend went talking to Luke, for instance, about problems she’s having with you?” I ask him. “I’d be pissed,” he says immediately. “Exactly,” I say back, “He can’t know I’ve been telling you these things. Especially now, he’s so irritable. Our relationship is at a fragile point and any sort of pressure will crash it,” I admit as I flop back on his bed. His face softens as he whispers, “Sorry, love I know–”
“Is it me?” I interrupt, “Am I not pretty enough? Is it because I’m always talking about school and the future? Does that scare him? Am I too boring because I’d prefer to stay in than go out and party? Does he not want me?” I ask as the tears fill my eyes again and they freely fall down my face. “Hey, y/n listen to me,” Ashton says softly, “You are a beautiful woman. You are so intelligent, funny and talented. I mean what normal person, double majors in sociology and philosophy while minoring in Spanish and working two jobs, you’re frickin’ superwoman,” he exclaims making me laugh. “And oh my goodness, that gorgeous smile. Y/n you literally walk in a room and it lights up, you make everything brighter. And you know what else?” he asks wiping away the tears from my face. “You have the most beautiful soul. You have a such a great heart y/n, you’re so selfless, my goodness, I love you.” My eyes widen as I feel that he didn’t mean love as in best friends but love as in lovers. We stay like that for a while just staring into each other’s eyes and as each moment passes I realize which love he meant and I realize that maybe I too feel that way. Not once had Calum ever expressed his love for me in the words my best friend just had. “Ash, I-” “Shhh,” he says softly as he brings his hands to the sides of my face. “Ashton, we can’t,” I say bringing my hands to wrap around his
“I know. But I can’t stop wondering how different it would all be if I’d seen you first,” he says. “Me too,” I admit. The moment is interrupted when the sound of footsteps snaps us from each other’s trance. We immediately sit on our respective sides of the bed and return to eating our food while watching FRIENDS as Mikey bursts in the room yelling, “I’m bored!”
We never got a chance to talk about that night seeing as I blamed our confessions of love on too much beer. We always get super mushy with another after a few beers, a reason why Calum never wanted me to drink alone with Ash. Then the next week Calum broke up with me via, sloppy written note and I’ve ignored and avoided all connections to him, including Ashton. However, my best friend who still loves me, is holding me and I finally relax in to him and for the first time in a while, I
feel comfort, cared for, loved even, simply through his touch. He tightens his grip on me as I wrap my arms around his torso drinking in his scent and embracing the memories that I shared with him. Ashton has always been the only who could completely comfort me, its almost as if he peers into my soul, finds out what’s hurting and says the right things to heal me. I don’t know how long its been as we stand there enjoying one another presence, I mean I haven’t talked to him in six weeks, despite his constant tries. I sigh as a
warming tingly feeling comes over me and I begin to grip on him tighter, almost craving him, which freaks me out as I realize that
my best friend, who is also my ex-boyfriend’s best friend is making me feel weird things as I pull away. “I umm, I should go,” I say as I get ready to push my cart. “Y/n, wait,” he says as he softly grabs my arm, “Can we go grab a coffee?” he asks desperately with pleading eyes. “I don’t know about that Ash,” I say despite my mind saying yes. “Y/n, come on, it’s been six weeks. I miss my best friend,” he says. “You still have Mikey, Luke and uhm, Calum” I say looking down. “Yeah, but there’s someone special still missing,” he says as he lifts my chin up to look at him. “Ashton! What’s taking you so…bloody…long…” a voice that I never thought, nor wanted to hear again says. I watch with big eyes as the guy who tore my heart apart comes in to view. “H-hi y/n,” he says.
A/N: Hey beautifuls! I know I promised it would be posted Friday but it’s 11:39pm on the west coast :p and I live in the midwest so, I use both time zones interchangeably /.\ Anyways, this is part 2, what do yall think? Its okay to message/ask me I promise I don’t bite…hard (was that too corny/played out?) Forreal tho, talk to me! 😊
Hey so I am anthropology and sociology major at my university and we like looking at what people do and their cultures. How would the Fair Folk feel about those who study people's interactions with their rituals and myths and the symbols? Because AnSo students are taught to make the familir strange we are encourage to look behind the vails of what we may know and see things for how they truly are
For the most part, the Gentry are unconcerned with fields of study focused on humans (psychology being the glaring exception). There will always be one or two of the Fair Folk who find anthropology and sociology interesting, but for the most part you’d only draw real attention if you turned that lens on the Gentry themselves.
That said, if you’re majoring in one or both of these fields and you turn to the forbidden major, you stand a better chance than most at coming out alive. Or rather … They don’t mind sharing their rituals and myths as much as they do their biological makeup. But when it comes to walking away from those rituals, the odds are not in your favour.