One ring to rule them all
*heavy nerd breathing*
Here’s my honest opinion on the Joyce Manor drama. Shows SHOULD be safe for people and a band has a right to stop if they feel people in the audience are acting inappropriately. They do not have to keep playing. The degree of that safety should be a topic of discussion as things like stagediving have been an integral part of punk/hardcore since its inception (not to imply JM falls into those categories, but rather a historical observation).
What I take particular issue with is when a band claiming to maintain a “safe space” at shows feels justified in handling a stage diver by grabbing them from the crowd and forcibly dragging them on stage, and continuing to touch them on stage without their consent (attempting to take a swing at them) and finally condescending to them from behind a mic in front of the entire audience. That is no better than the “entitled” behavior they are trying to abolish.
This shirt is satirical and is meant to illustrate the absurdity in how this situation has been handled, and is being used as a vehicle to raise money for Women Against Abuse in Philly.
If you hate the shirt, that’s fine.
If you think it’s a gimmick, I implore you to donate some money to a women’s shelter in your community.
If you think there should be a serious discussion about ableism and creating safe environments for people at shows, that’s awesome and I hope you’ll invite me to the conversation because it should happen. Touching someone without their consent and shaming them when they don’t have the agency to defend themselves in kind is not what that conversation looks like.
This is so cool. Not just because it lists some really cool breeds and what places they originated (Bull Arabs are cooooool as hell, and Latin America makes some stunning breeds), but because you can also get a nice peek into what needs the people in their respective regions of origin have!
The difference between Africa’s dogs, and dogs from Switzerland, the Middle East, or Ireland is staggering.
Dogs were bred to be not only companions, but tools, so our lives exclusively benefit one another, and our survival is intertwined. Think about what is required of the Ridgeback, of the Gull Terrier of Pakistan, the Bernese Mountain dog, the Cane Corso, the Corgi, the Samoyed. And ask yourself how fucking cool it is that all of these animals were exclusively created to EXCEL in their home regions, in their familiar terrain, be it farmland, snow capped mountains, lush fields with rodents to chase, or a vast, dry flatland with lions that need to be chased off, or in a pit, in a war, whatever.
This is so cool because you can connect those regions very richly with the doggies they created and see what they’re probably like based on the purpose of the dog, it’s build, etc.
IDK DOGS ARE FUCKING COOL AND DOGS AND HUMANS RELATIONSHIPS OVER THE YEARS ARE EVEN COOLER
The West Wing premiered 15 years ago today ● September 22, 1999