I believe you. After everything we’ve been through, I believe you.
VlogBrothers videos featuring Ansel Elgort
My entire life, people have always told me that I was stupid and after a while I started to believe them and it wasn’t until I walked in this room and joined this club that I really started believing in myself. As soon as I did that, as soon as I started believing that maybe I was smart after all, I think the whole world did too.
“I’m always late, but it’s usually only by about five to 10 minutes. The assistant direct always calls me as soon as I’m, like, one second late to find out where I am, so I start making up stories. Like, ‘Oh, I had to break up this fight between two inner-city kids,’ ‘I had to rescue this dog, I’m so sorry!’ Or, ‘This old lady was walking in the street and she was blind and didn’t have a cane, so I had to help her…’”
As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.
Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives.
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