Just to be clear, I don’t care for the title of that Singer article but it’s the only one I’ve read so far that details everything Singer has been accused of and his prior history with sexual harassment complaints. And you can read the full accusation. He’s awful and I don’t believe any response he has to this.
“Still, that’s shiftless hipsters dressed like dads, not dads as unironic heroes and subjects of our culture. If the hipster cultural turn in the following decades has been to ironize things to the point of meaninglessness, so be it. At least they don’t pretend it’s a goddamn cultural revolution when they have a kid”—Paris Review – The Dadliest Decade, Willie Osterweil (via nathanjurgenson)
Is there anyone more generic and off-brand as Jason Derulo? He just seems to be trying way too hard. I mean look at this. Is there ANYONEwho is turned on by this picture? GROCE. Just sit down and work on your Duke waves some more, Jason.
“I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations.”—Junot Diaz (via luciaferr)
"Someone told them they’re awesome" is a key to understanding Nice Guys.
“Horrifyingly, many girls said they believed that men cannot keep themselves from harassing or grabbing women, describing men as ‘unable to control their sexual desires.’ According to the report, ‘they perceived everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior, and as something to endure, ignore, or maneuver around.’”—
“The 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act allows every resident of the United States to have access to safe drinking water. So how do we say that, for three hundred thousand people in this part of West Virginia, it’s O.K. to have ‘appropriate’ water? Do we understand the path we’re taking here, by defining two different classes of water, for two different groups of population? Do we really want to go down that path? In the history of this nation, it doesn’t end well when we go down this path.”—This is really devastating! (via langer)