Anonymous asked: in addition to what the other anon said, CT has this reputation of being predominantly wealthy when it's not? like, north-west CT is, but the rest of us are just like "ugh those rich motherfuckers." We're mostly poor-to-lower-middle-class, especially considering our huge military population (Groton is one of the big navy centers). idk i just felt like clearing that up. (That person was totally wrong though. idk what being from CT has to do with being shitty and culturally appropriative)
I was assuming a lot of private schools in CT made you wear uniforms or something but like who knows
also OK cool!! thanks for telling me
The idea that people had sex before the 20th century really freaks me out. Like George Washington probably got a blow job and that makes me uncomfortable.
OH MY GOD
Anonymous asked: I don't know what that article is or who it was written by, but it is worth noting that there are two reservations in CT ( for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Indian Tribe). And so there is the possibility that the article is about someone from one of those reservations feeling erased in school due to the conformity that is enforced. If it is not though then yeah, that article might be a good one to drop.
whoa!! i didn’t know that thanks for telling me
i do know the article wasn’t about that at all (it was a total fluff piece it wasn’t about any heavy topics like identity erasure it was about the resurgence of 90s trends) but you’re right it’s definitely not my place to say that just because the author is exhibiting behavior that i usually associate with sheltered white people she herself must be white, esp because i’m hardly one to talk
also by “indian shirt” she meant like t shirts with “”indian prints”” (apparently just??? ambiguously “”indian”“??? india the subcontinent in asia not the american identity) that she bought from the gap
Happy International Women's Day!
pretty sure my final paper for this sosc class this quarter is gonna be about hipsters!!! hmu if you want to talk about what hipsters are i think it’s a really interesting topic
haha god the line “as you may have guessed by my Indian shirt and Guatemalan belt, I went to school in Connecticut” just appeared in an article i was reading
and my immediate assumption was that the author meant “i grew up in a super white suburban racially homogeneous american town and didn’t really understand cultural appropriation until i grew up”
but what she actually meant, i realized as i kept reading, was “they made us wear uniforms in school but now that i’m an adult i have to EXPRESS MYSELF and my WORLDLY PERSONALITY through ETHNIC CLOTHING”
i do not know what the article was actually about because i stopped reading after that paragraph