Why are there so many more black male dancers compared to black females? I'm not sure about other countries but companies in the UK like the royal ballet and english national ballet it seems like that's the case? Or is it just a coincidence?
Hello! Personally, I don’t think it’s a coincidence. One thought that occurs to me regarding why there are more black danseurs than black ballerinas: the male roles in ballet are usually connected to an ideal of power and personality, whereas the female roles are connected to an idea of an great ensemble of nearly identical ballerinas, and also to an idea of fragility. Black men can be seen by society as strong and virile; meanwhile, racial prejudice deems black women to be the opposite of delicate. Of course it’s a much more complex problem than that, but it’s a hypothesis. Also, we should keep in mind that even if black men are more easily accepted in the ballet world than black women, they still suffer greatly with racism. here and here are some articles about racial discrimination in ballet.
Growing up, my parents would always tell me to be properly dressed around my brothers. Never mind that they were walking around in short boxer briefs, it was me who had to be presentable. I was the girl, after all.
In school, I was always taught that the way I dressed affected a boy’s education. I was taught that the slight peek of my shoulder was enough to get me sent to the head office. It was much too distracting, because after all, a boy’s education had to be more important than a girl’s. At least, that was what they were teaching me.
This is why I’m a feminist.
I’m a feminist because it is 2017, and when I talk about how unfair it is that a professional athlete gets to walk away from the accusation of raping a girl without a single ding to their career, I’m some sort of radical that needs to calm down. Because that poor girl’s life will never be the same, but said athlete’s career is perfectly intact.
I’m a feminist because my aunt says things like, “Oh, those feminists, they just need to shave their armpits and get over it.” Because somehow the grooming of my body hair has everything to do with the rights I’m fighting for.
I’m a feminist because people still think you must have a vagina to be considered a woman.
I’m a feminist because I am 20 years old, and when I tell people I’m not sure I want to have kids, they look at me like I just defied all womankind.
I’m a feminist because when mothers choose to work rather than stay at home with their children, they aren’t doing “enough.”
I’m a feminist because when fathers choose to stay at home with their children rather than work, they somehow aren’t as “manly.”
I’m a feminist because parents still won’t let their sons play with Barbies.
I’m a feminist because young boys are taught that crying is bad. Showing emotion is bad, better to bottle it up and never feel. If you cry, you’re a girl, and no one wants to be a girl.
I’m a feminist because when my family talks about the Women’s March that happened yesterday, they say things like, “What’s protesting going to change?” and “They’re honestly just wasting their time. Nobody’s going to listen to them.” Never mind that the country we are living in found its freedom through protesting—No Taxation Without Representation. But I suppose that’s okay. It was men protesting then.
I’m a feminist because when my aunt saw a picture of a man marching with women yesterday, she snorted and said, “What’s he doing there? Doesn’t he have something better to do?” Her seven year old son was sitting next to her.
I’m a feminist because a highly qualified politician lost the presidential election to a less than mediocre businessman who based his campaign on misogyny, racism, bigotry, and slander. Because this country would rather see an over privileged, racist, homophobic, white man, whose years of experience sums up to zero, in office rather than a woman whose qualifications are more than his will ever be. Because I somehow have to have years of experience before I can even get my first job, but Donald Trump can get sworn into office without a single day of political experience.
I’m a feminist because the President of the United States speaks vilely of women and all minorities, and I’m the terrible one for disliking him.
I’m a feminist because I get made fun of for being a feminist.
I’m a feminist because I want the next generation of girls to live in a better world than mine.
I’m a feminist for these reasons and so many others.
-Trans girls are always accepted by Artemis into the Hunt
-Nico never actually says he’s gay, just makes it known by making out with Will in nearly every location possible
-Queer kids whose parents didn’t accept them are year round campers
-At first the Ares kids were a little wary of the LGBT community, but when a second year Ares camper comes out they become fiercely protective of them
-The Aphrodite kids are walking encyclopedias on all LGBT terms, and have a list with definitions in their cabin for questioning campers
-The Aphrodite kids also really like helping trans campers feel comfortable in their own skin
-Lesbian or Bi Reyna
-Apollo kids (being children of the god of prophecies) always know who is going to come out next, but never pressure them to do so
-Chiron makes any homophobic campers be on stable duty for a month
-Dionysus lazily mentions that if he hears anyone else being homophobic… well, he hopes you like dolphins
-Athena cabin getting into debates on which of their favourite fictional characters are LGBT and having literal CHARTS and GRAPHS to prove it
-Bi-curious Percy, though he never acted on it because it’s always been Annabeth
-Jason being the straightest, whitest, cis-est, malest demigod out there, but supporting his LGBT friends and the entire community without hesitation
-Jason is literally the guy to make t-shirts, to keep buying skittles, to find all LGBT songs possible, and, of course, “Guys! Guys! There’s a Pride Parade next week! We /have/ to go. Where can I buy a pink tutu on short notice?”
-Nico secretly loving that Jason is like this but never admitting it
-Frank being really confused about the whole thing but totally accepting it because people he love are in that community and it’s all about love so how could that possibly be a bad thing?
-Annabeth, Frank’s go-to on anything he doesn’t understand, happily explains everything she knows to him
-Frank thinking it’s so cool and telling Nico how awesome he is for being himself
-Hazel being /floored/ on how accepting the world is of LGBT people today, though of course plenty of people still suck
-Hazel being slightly relived to know that it’s normal because although she loved Sammy then, and she loves Frank now, there was this girl back home who she sort of had feelings for and never understood what that meant
-Leo and the rest of the Hephaestus cabin working on bracelets for gender fluid kids that change colour to correspond with how they feel
-Alex Fierro buying out all of the first ones ready
-^^^This was obvious because Blitzstone is practically canon, come on people
-Each and every god (besides those who swore off all love) responding with ‘yes’ when asked what their sexual orientation is
-Also lesbian Meg?
-A large number of LGBT and ally kids being from the Aphrodite cabin because LOVE is LOVE people!
-Calypso making flower crowns that correspond with the different flags’ colours and giving them to anyone who wants them
-Bi, pan, and poly Apollo kids never feeling the need to change the pronouns when they sing love songs or write love poems
-Apollo being *extremely* out at CHB while he’s there
-Him actually giving other LGBT kids the courage to come out
-A small elite group at Camp Jupiter created as a safe space for queer kids
-Reyna always supporting it but being really shy about joining when she comes to terms with her sexuality
-The kids in the group gladly welcoming her
-Asexual/aromantic child of Aphrodite worrying something is wrong with them
-Their brothers and sisters assuring them that they’re normal and there are all different kinds of love
-Hephaestus cabin setting up LGBT movie nights (nothing graphic, mostly fluff, though Travis and Connor have tried on more than one occasion to sneak some x-rated stuff in there)
No fuck this. A black woman, who has built an entire career on only outdoing herself, who shut down every avenue of the music scene, was pitted against a white woman, who, while is INSANELY talented in her own right, but didn’t exactly break the musical ground, just LOST AN AWARD THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HANDED TO HER ON A SILVER PLATTER! And the fact that she won the fucking URBAN award that I have literally never heard of before is just so fucking disgusting. Beyoncé is an artist. She is a ground breaker. She is what DEFINES THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! She. Creates. How. The industry works. I’m so furious right now.
The fact that the award had to be a tribute to an alive, capable, AMAZING, INDUSTRY DEFYING, black woman, instead of genuinely won by her is disgusting.
Hi! I hope you're doing ok^^ I just wanted to ask, because I'm also completely in love with makoto, what was the moment where you like, fell for him? Was it from the first second he appeared in season 1 or at a different moment? :D You don't have to share of course, but as he's your fav I thought I might ask you ^^ hope you have a good day ~
Hello :D ahhhhhh it was actually in few “steps”!!! <33
When I watched ep01 for the first time, I had no idea what kind of character he would be. But after few mns, this happened:
THIS made me melt for the guy immediately, that was one of the sweetest smile I saw for an anime charac///////// and I remember my cheeks got warmer at this sight ahahah >////< but I wasn’t seeing him yet like my crush charac, it was only the beginning :) After some episodes, I could see how kind he was, he became quickly my fav in the anime <333 but it’s definitely the episodes 5 & 6 that made me realize how much I loved him///// With ep5, we could discover his insecurities, so it made me get even more attached to him. But the episode ended like this :
We learnt just before that Makoto was scared of water but at in this scene, he doesn’t even think twice, he reacts right away and just run to save his friend. It was so intense!!! I didn’t expect him AT ALL to react this way, I thought he would freeze tbh. It’s the scene I remember clearly how I was feeling. When the credits appear, I was really shocked, but when I saw the trailer for the next episode…..”shocking no breathing”………it’s so unfair for Rei, but I was terrified for Makoto. Really, TERRIFIED. And the worst, when this episode came, we had to wait TWO WEEKS for the next one :’(( I kept playing this scene again and again to reassure me, that he would be fine////// I think it’s really at this point I realized how Makoto was important for me. To be that concerned about a anime character……the last time I felt this way was for Fai from TRC, one of my biggest fav charac.
Then, episode 6 finally came.
Do I really need to explain why I was moved at this moment :’) I guess it’s because I am someone very unconfident and I struggle to surpass my fears. So seeing Makoto who is trying his best all the time, and moves forward because he knows he isn’t alone and will take the strength and the love of the persons he cares about for this………….*leave to cry for a moment* This was the moment for me, the moment I knew Makoto was the character I will love all my life and that I would cherish every smiles of him <333
And I fell more and more in love with his character during the rest of the season, and next season, and cd drama and novels ect…
I think it’s really when a character makes you smile or cry, touches you deeply, when your emotions are guided by them, that you begin to say “yes, that’s the one”
It’s been fun, destroying our bodies It’s been great, just being together Crash another car, smoke another cigarette Make love to all our favorites on the radio ‘Cause we don’t know how to make it go We’re only told how to burn it down And then skip town.
So don’t look so damn tragic; you knew this had to pass. (x)