Si jamais vous aviez besoin de vidéos courtes, très claires, complètes et bien fichues pour expliquer le problème de l’islamophobie/du racisme/du féminisme et de la laïcité à quelqu’un, le CAP en a de très bonnes :
“In a moment, when I throw myself down among the absinthe plants to bring their scent into my body, I shall know, appearances to the contrary, that I am fulfilling a truth which is the sun’s and which will also be my death’s. In a sense, it is indeed my life that I am staking here, a life that tastes of warm stone, that is full of the signs of the sea and the rising song of the crickets. The breeze is cool and the sky blue. I love this life with abandon and wish to speak of it boldly: it makes me proud of my human condition. Yet people have often told me: there’s nothing to be proud of. Yes, there is: this sun, this sea, my heart leaping with youth, the salt taste of my body and this vast landscape in which tenderness and glory merge in blue and yellow. It is to conquer this that I need my strength and my resources. Everything here leaves me intact, I surrender nothing of myself, and don no mask: learning patiently and arduously how to live is enough for me, well worth all their arts of living.”—Albert Camus (Nuptials at Tipasa)
“I’ve stopped classifying things as “love” or “friendship”
according to arbitrary superficial details—the feelings I share
with certain friends are so intimate, so beautiful, that it’s
ridiculous that I don’t call them lovers just because we don’t
sleep together. It’s fucking absurd that sex should be the
dividing line between our relationships, between which ones
take precedence, between who we play with, live with, sleep
with, who we take care of first, who we die with at last.”—
I’m relatively bad at putting intuitions into words so I was looking for something that would explain why humility is different from self-hate, and why to be humble you first need to love yourself.
So yeah, basically. ♥
(I’m also puzzled at how humility is such a religious theme - where it sometimes mingles with submission too much for my taste - but less of a non-religious one. You can be humble before other human beings and before the world. Though the western rational/atheist materialist mentality all too often spectacularly lacks such a quality.)
“The media neutralizes the potential threat that trans femininities pose to the category of “woman” by playing to the audience’s subconscious belief that femininity itself is artificial. After all, while most people assume that women are naturally feminine, they also (rather hypocritically) require them to spend an hour or two each day putting on their faces and getting all dressed up in order to meet societal standards for femininity (unlike men, whose masculinity is presumed to come directly from who he is and what he does). In fact, it’s the assumption that femininity is inherently “contrived,” “frivolous,” and “manipulative” that allows masculinity to always come off as “natural,” “practical,” and “sincere” by comparison. Thus, the media is able to depict trans women donning feminine attire and accessories without ever giving the impression that they achieve “true” femaleness in the process.”—Julia Serano, Whipping Girl (via wretchedoftheearth)
By the way, people, according to the French media, we're officially in the 1930's.
What do you mean, useless sensationalism? Clearly we have to collectively scare ourselves with the perspective of terror, totalitarism, genocide and a planetary war to actually do something about actual xenophobia in the 2010’s in this country.
Anyway, I’m white so it’s awesome, you have no idea. I’ll just go and happily stalk artists in Montparnasse before Marine Le Pen reveals herself to have been a 80-years-old hard-of-hearing war hero all along. Or something.