The Kendall Jenner x Pepsi Ad Made Me Want To Vomit
Before you do anything else watch this if you haven’t seen it already:
Did you watch it? I hard a hard time making it through the entire spot myself without a few grimaces, “wtf were they thinking” faces and a “i can’t believe this shit” to a coworker.
Let’s look at a few scenes to examine why this isn’t just the worst ad of all time but an ad that is insensitive, offensive and completely thoughtless.
1.) Co-opting a movement
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These are all very nice sentiments and shit we should strive for every single day but they aren’t the typical signs you see at real protests. The protests where people are putting their safety in danger because they’re afraid they might walk outside with a hoody on and get shot, or that their family won’t be able to return to America if they board a plane to see their family in their native country are the images of protest people actually experience. The protestors certainly not as happy as the perfectly casted multi-racial group of actors walking down this very well lit street with no menacing or threatening police officers present any step of the way. Hell, they even found time to place pretty people to eat next to the protests while it was happening. The police aren’t in riot gear, apparently seeing no threat from this massive group of protesters singing and dancing their way towards them.
Now look, I work in advertising for big brands™. I know major corporations are risk averse and don’t want to alienate potential consumers who don’t share in what should be non-controversial views like equality and freedom of expression. But they are. But that’s why no one has ever asked a corporation to make a fucking resistance commercial. If you aren’t going to be on the ground with organizers and protesters, or helping to pay legal funds for those wrongly incarcerated or even at the very fucking least, providing food and beverages to people who are taking hours at a time out to speak out on something they believe in, then don’t use a movement for your own commercial gain.
2- Tropes, (Un)intentional Racism, More Tropes
All black people are good for in commercials are for hip hoppity dancing, tattoos, giving dap and staring lustfully at white women.
All the people of color in this ad are mostly used to check boxes provide accent color to what is an otherwise whitewashed scene.
This is an especially embarrassing lack of effort in representation when one considers the context in which the subjects are being portrayed.
3- Our White Savior
Ohhhh boy what in the actual fuck?!!?!
Another white woman swoops in to save the day. I wish Pepsi had Melania Trump’s number so that I can get past a few of the issues currently concerning me.
I would’ve had a problem with this closing scene if it was from just about anyone but we’ll get to the actual ending in a bit. The fact that it’s a fucking Kardashian Jenner – the physical embodiment of wealth, entitlement and privilege in America – shifts this ad from just terrible advertising toward the realm of parody, absurdity and offensiveness.
Do you remember the protests in Baton Rouge after Alton Sterling was gunned down by police officers?
This is the lasting image of those protests. Ieshia Evans is walking up to a group of white police officers dressed like they’re ready to confront ground troops in Northern Iraq, and able at a moment’s notice to gun her down.
The ending of this thing is even more absurd. Once Jenner hands the very peaceful policeman the can of Pepsi, the crowd goes crazy, like they were all Tyrone Biggums and it was time for the free crack giveaway.
If I knew all I had to do to avoid being shot by the police while black was carry a Pepsi around with me, I would’ve been doing it this entire time.
1. Sanguine: The person with this type of personality is impulsive, pleasure-seeking, outgoing, warm, friendly, sociable and charismatic. They tend to enjoy social events, meeting new people and making new friends. They are often lively, energetic and enthusiastic. They are also creative and imaginative. However, sanguine individuals are also sensitive, empathic and compassionate. On the downside, they may struggle with following tasks through to completion, good time keeping, being organised and remembering things.
2. Choleric: The person with this type of personality is ambitious, driven and likes to take control. They are often marked by energy, passion, determination, a clear focus and firm commitment to goals. They tend to dominate others and like to have their own way. On the downside, they may be impatient, intolerant of those who do things differently, and may be subject to mood swings.
3. Melancholic: The person with this type of personality is a deep thinker, who takes life seriously, and feels deeply about the things that matter to them. They are usually introverted, and very private, people. On the downside, they have a tendency to over-think problems, or to worry excessively about fairly minor things. They are usually independent, self-reliant, have strong principles and tend to be a bit of a perfectionist.
4. Phlegmatic: The person with this type of personality is laid back, relaxed, kind, contented and happy to go with the flow. They are non-judgmental, accepting, peace loving and flexible. On the downside, they may be viewed as lazy and lacking in passion, direction and energy. The phlegmatic person makes a wonderful friend!
what do you think of the new hate MHA is starting to get now that it become popular
the reason it’s getting hate is because it’s more popular, and people are blowing things wildly out of proportion. not to say MHA doesn’t have it’s problems, it does, but there’s a fine line between giving a genuine critique of the series, and just spewing blind hate about it.
it’s especially frustrating because a lot of times the hate takes a very american-centered stance in regards to issues, when America and Japan have very different political and social climates and are evolving at different rates, and in general have different cultural values. plus, there are just gonna be common anime tropes in shonen, regardless of how annoying/frustrating they are, and they’re not supposed to be taken seriously. they just exist b/c it’s part of the genre.
MHA is really great at looking at certain issues, like bullying, or self-sacrifice, or pushing yourself too hard, etc. but it’s not perfect. everything has it’s flaws. it’s flaws don’t automatically make it irredeemably bad, it just means that it has flaws that should be critiqued, and not taken out of proportion to what they are.
heh everyone it’s Tay and here’s a masterpost to become a disciplined
individual because that’s what we all lazybones dream of but here’s how
to make it come true! ( “•√•” )
——- Making a study routine ——
Check how to make a study routine during exams here.
Step 1. Write down all the subjects you have on the basis of their difficulty level.
how - If you find a subject difficult or if it has a lot of
memorization portion give it 3 points. If you are having any difficulty
in a particular topic of a subject, give that subject 3 points too until
you understand that topic. I put history here because is has lots and
lots of pages to be read and stuff to be memorized. When study? You are going to have to study these subjects every single day the sun shines.
give subjects which are easy to grasp with little bit of understanding,
2 points. Put the subject with the different topic here too after you
understand the topic because if you can’t understand a particular topic,
it means you’re not fully confident about the subject itself. I put maths, since it needs regular practice, plus biology and chemistry here. When
study? You are gonna study these subjects every alternative day or
every day for a short amount of time, say 30 minutes each day.
give subjects which need very little time to be understood or those
which you can do during the free time in class, a single point. I put
Sanskrit, Hindi and English literature here. When study? You can study these on every weekends and holidays or as said earlier, during the free time in between classes.
Step 2.Boxing in the stuff.
you are done making the list, use this cute printable by @cmpbls to box
in time for every subject. Make this REALISTIC and on the basis of your
learning speed. Leave in space for sleep, eating, shower, pee (
joking joking ;; ), chores, school/college, running/ fitness etc. Don’t
forget recreation because your mental health is important too. These can
be going out for movies, watching TV shows, creating art, checking
social media, making yummy deserts for yourself, getting a long long
shower, a picnic with friends and the list goes on.
Step 3. Done making it?
Then start using it! See if you left out any important
thing or if your time limit for each subject is a bit less or a bit
more. Write all these down somewhere and continue for a week. At the
end of the week, adjust your time for any subject you found uncomfortable with or add any chore which you forgot. Refer to step 1 for
this again. Then make a new routine again. Make sure this is perfect
because c'mon you don’t want to keep making schedules, do you?
So you’re done making a routine. But what happens after a month or so, can’t seem to maintain it? Keep reading then!
—— Maintaining a study routine ——
Step 1. Make it real. If
you ask me to do 10 hours of study each day, I won’t be able to do it
since I’m not use to it. Just like that, knowing your own learning
capacity, make your routine so that you’re actually able to put it to
use. Put in breaks, shower time, pee time (joking, I was making sure
you’re listening haha) and all other chores and stuff. Make it normal
and not some idealistic thing which you can’t follow at all. However,
if you do want to improve your learning capacity, go baby steps! For
that, increase your study time and decrease your breaks in between
proportionally. Then message me about your success! ;)
Step 2. Burnout baby? Make
sure your not just studying and studying 24/7. Putting in breaks is
super important as it helps in keeping your focus and determination
consistent. Having burnouts will not only decrease your productivity but
will also lead to unwillingness to follow your routine. Remember,
mental health is as important as your academic status! Go out in the sun
with your friends and enjoy nature in its purest form ok?
Step 3. Enjoy, let go a little bit. Please
dont just keep studying 24/7. Have some relaxing days where you take
out time for yourself and your pet (yes) and do some self care! Go for a
walk, pet a pet, read a book, take a long shower, go out with friends
and have fun!
Summary: You probably shouldn’t let Tony borrow your notebook.
Warnings: nothing? a moment of slight embarrassment but it’s not too bad.
Word Count: 1921
It’s honestly a miracle if everyone is fully prepared at the mission briefings. There’s always at least one person who walks in after the meetings start and it’s common that at least a couple people forgot pens or paper. On more than one occasion you planned to just grab a bunch of blank notebooks and extra pens from the supply closet and pile them in the center of the table. Though knowing the group, they’d end up taking it all from the room and still forget to bring it back next time. People love taking office supplies and the Avengers are no different.
Though to be fair, they have a lot to deal with on a regular basis between capturing lingering HYDRA agents, keeping extra-terrestrial threats at bay, and repairing their relationships with each other post-Accords. So maybe they have enough on their minds without having to remember to put a pen in their pocket so Steve doesn’t look so exasperated during meetings.
Tony always has a pencil stuck behind his ear. Always. But he can’t remember to bring a notebook to save his life. So you–being the lucky Stark employee that gets to sit in on mission briefings to take notes–started to just slide your personal 3-subject notebook to your boss. You carry it around with you all the time anyway to keep track of your daily random thoughts. Most pages hold little doodles, snippets of ideas you want to use in short stories, and probably too many lists of songs you’ve organized into themed playlists. It isn’t anything too personal, so you usually don’t have a problem with lending it to him.
hi i’m majoring in secondary english education, graduated with honors for my associates in general studies, left my campus with a 3.8 gpa, and received an excellence scholarship from my dream university
but how did i do that while still being cool and relatable??
here are tips–do with them as you may;
get to classes 10 minutes before they start. personally, i went about 15 minutes before class started if i could help it. it gave me time to set my space up, review anything if i needed it, and to just relax before class started. plus the other kids there are probably on the more studious side, and they usually helped me study or practice speeches or helped answer any questions i had. i also made a few friends this way.
do your homework?? for the love of god PLEASE do your homework, read those readings a few times, get a jump start on that essay, it helps you in the course and it helps you in your free time bc then you can have more of it if you manage time right and do what you need to do right away.
keep a planner. use it for everything.
even if it’s just getting the mla basics down, start essays right away after getting assigned them. the more you chip away from day 1, the less you have to do the night before.
make friends with your professors!! literally two of my professors are some of the coolest people ever and i plan on having them over for games and drinks and stuff in the future. once you have a bond with them, you’re more comfortable to ask them questions, ask for help, everything. it’s super nice.
get a nice big backpack and carry everything you need. you need a laptop and 9 water bottles? carry them. 20 notebooks and 4000 notecards? put them in there. snacks and pokemon cards? shit i’m sure they’re important put them in there. this is to say that each student has different needs in college. i liked to carry 10 different colored highlighters and all my text books, but my friends just brought their phones and a few sheets of paper. you. do. you.
study. please study. but if you do your assigned work and participate in class, you wont have to study as much. it’s nice.
take a different variety of classes! i had a set amount of certain credits i needed for my associates, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with what you take! i sucked at histories, but i took a film course regarding it as social history and I got an A in it! i hate sciences, but i took a sexuality course an astronomy and aced both! you might hate subject, but try <3
have fun. take hard courses, make friends, date, fall in love, get your heart broken, take internships, fail a course, join a club, do sports, adventure, be stupid, learn from your mistakes, college will probably only happen once, so make the most out of it.
ask for help if you need it. especially other students; they love feeling super smart as they help you! my s/o and i met bc he asked me for help in our math course a lot, and eventually i asked him for help in our biology course a lot. my best friends and i formed a study group for our gender course. i met one of my best friends because i went to an english lecture that i had already attended once. reach out. make friends. expand your world.
These saved my life. I know everyone’s always saying to keep your stuff in one place and keep track of it all at once, and the way to do that is (apparently) thick, 5-subject looseleaf notebooks and 3″ binders. These have never worked for me, and here’s why: the larger the notebook, the more it catches and rips and doesn’t close right.
Plus, the larger the notebook, the longer you use it, and the longer it has to survive that wear and tear! (Bonus: without having to worry about the notebook being destroyed, I also don’t have to buy the more expensive and durable brands; now I only pay for quality of paper and pretty colours!)
So, I use one-subject notebooks for each class and go through multiple (I’ve never noticed a significant cost difference). A single one-subject notebook lasts me 4-6 units, or about one quarter/half a semester. When I complete a notebook, I simply begin the next, and carry only the newest one with me places. The previous notebooks are kept in my study space so I can always reference them as though it’s one large book, and I rarely need the previous chapters for in-class work.
I start with one notebook per class plus one notebook purely for scribbles or rip-out looseleaf paper, and keep a supply of empty notebooks at my permanent study space.
central grade collection.
I do this because it’s easy to reference back to. Soooo many terrible teachers who simply don’t trust their students. Feels nice to whip out a test to prove you were right (and aced it!). Calculating the grade myself makes me more aware of what’s going on with my academics. My biggest downfall this year was not paying attention to my grades!
I used to use an accordion folder for this, but this year I’m going to try combining that with a digital file.
Whenever I receive a grade back, the paper copy goes in a physical folder and the percentage/grade itself goes onto a file on my computer.
The physical folder is organized by classes. As I receive grades back, the newest goes in the front, so each class is naturally ordered chronologically. I tried organizing it further by putting flags to tell apart tests, quizzes, essays, etc. It worked well but eventually I just didn’t bother.
The computer file is actually multiple files (again, one for each class). An excel spreadsheet or a simple word doc works well. I specify the material as much as possible (for example, “Unit 1: Trig. Quiz 1: Identities. Date: 7-4-2015″ using both words and numbers) so I can easily search for it later. Next to it goes the numerical and letter grade. I’m thinking of incorporating a note-taking system as well, listing what went wrong and such.
This sounds like a lot of work, but it takes very little time and is well worth it. Logging the grades take about 5 minutes, tops. I often find myself putting off work by organizing grades. Obviously it’s hard to log things instantly, so I keep a stack of “to be graded” on my desk until I get around to it.
Oh, and keep the physical folder safe in your room/dorm. Carrying it around for spiteful moments is not worth the risk of losing all your grades!
I don’t know about you, but my school has something similar to a block schedule. Monday, Wednesday, Fridays all have the same classes. Tuesdays and Thursdays have the same classes as well. My method works for real block scheduling, too, for even/odd or on/off days. I once had a chronic problem of bringing in the wrong day’s homework. Not anymore!!
Basically, just keep the two workpiles separate.
I have two cabinets on my desk: one for MWF classes, one for TTh classes. On my desk at all times are my “daily” tools: laptop, charger, planner, pencil pouch, water bottle, etc.
In the morning, I always put my dailies in first so I don’t forget, then I check the calendar. Tuesday? Shove in the TTh stack. It’s as simple as that.
When actually doing my homework, obviously, prioritize. There isn’t a hardfast “do your homework the day you get it” rule, especially since studying is a process! But when nothing’s especially urgent and I don’t have a favourite assignment, I literally flip a coin.
computer files have to be neat.
I have so many subfolders I don’t know what to do with them.
Separate everything, again, and again, and again. And label it all to hell and back. You can never have a file title that’s too long.
You know how you can make multiple accounts on your computer? Admin vs user? Yeah, do that.
Make your admin account your free-time, slacker account.
Make your user account your work account.
Make all the settings admin-only accessible. Don’t get distracted by downloading random crap while doing your homework. Put restrictions on internet usage, gameplay, etc. To get distracted, you have to make the effort to enter an admin password every time you get off task.
Bonus: during presentations, you never have to worry about accidentally opening something embarrassing. Everything embarrassing should be in your personal account!
Lastly: don’t stress!
When I stress, everything gets disorganized. My mind gets cluttered and so does the rest of my life. I used to stress so hard about grades.
If you don’t think you can make the deadline, don’t. One grade is not worth a night of sleep and mental health.
If the grade is super important (not all grades are like this: prioritize!) work on it as hard as you can. Don’t stress; put all that stressful energy into the work. Focus your ass off. If you can’t do that, it’s time to stop.
Talk to the teacher the next day. Take responsibility for your mistake. Apologize, and do not give excuses. Show to your teacher that you care more about the learning than the grade; it will pay off in the long run.
The day after missing a huge assignment is rough. Don’t let it get to you! Dwelling on this assignment only sets you up for failure on any other assignments you have that day. Focus on those and not on what you did wrong. Have yourself a good break, snack, jog, and get back in there. The world isn’t over!
I don't know how to study. All through high school I never needed to and now I'm at Uni, I don't know how. I'm so stressed and so behind. Please help
Hey babe! I’ve been in your exact position before, and I know how overwhelming it feels. Building study skills basically from scratch is a lot of work, I won’t lie, but it’s totally doable! There are a few different things you’ll need to do;
1. Get a planner. Preferably a cute one that you want mind keeping on your dresser all the time. Put every single due date, reading date, class activity, everything in it. Then, go one step further and put start dates in too – at least three days before the assignment is due if it’s simple homework, longer for bigger projects. Always give yourself more time than you need. Be sure to look at your planner first thing every morning, and stick to what it says! Discipline is key.
2. Find out your learning style. A little bit of research online can help you figure it out and give you some helpful resources to use this to your advantage. After you’ve figured this out, you can come up with a plan to effectively study for each subject.
3. Don’t get burnt out. Studying for long periods of time without breaks is a sure fire way to not remember a thing. Give yourself plenty of breaks, and make time for friends and other things you enjoy.
4. Learn to ask for help when you need it. This is one that I still need to get better at; I’m always afraid of inconveniencing people, but the truth is your teachers and classmates are happy to help if you need it! Go to office hours, start a study group, take advantage of on-campus tutoring if it’s available.
5. Use online resources if you need clarification. There’s so much information right at your finger tips, so take advantage of it! If you’re confused about anything, big or small, chances are someone else out there has been, too. Do a a quick search for articles or videos that may explain things more clearly than your textbook or teacher does. I’m a big fan of Khan Academy!
6. Study like you eat. I heard somewhere that you wouldn’t just eat one huge meal and hope it lasted all week, so you shouldn’t study that way either. Studying in shorter, more regular intervals will help the information stick better than just cramming right before a test.
7. Relax! You can totally handle this, it’ll just take a little time to adjust. Remember to take plenty of time to take care of yourself, both mentally and physically. Get plenty of sleep, eat as healthy as you can, and drink plenty of water. Feeling your best means you can perform your best, so make self care a priority!
!! This app is a studyblr must!!
It’s another productivity-timing app, but it has all the features I’ve been looking for:
1. Like Forest for android or FocusNow or iPhone, it’s an app that prevents you from playing with your phone while you study…….. Except here’s the thing: the counter only goes when the phone is facing down so it removes all temptations of even lifting up your phone
2. Themes: this app has the feature called themes, so you can measure how much time was spent on each activity. the theme is also 100% customizable. I set each theme as the name of the course I’m taking this semester so I can see if I’m lagging behind on any of the subjects
3. Weekly goals: need to spend about 20 hours on physics this week? You can se the weekly goal on the settings (again, by theme).
I’ve just been introduced to this and I already love it! The name is “Focus Timer: beyond pomodoro” and it’s on the AppStore! I’m not sure about the playstore though. But for my friends who use an iPhone or iPad, this is such a great app!