thinking about the meaning of "performance", oops its about gender too
This was inspired by another thread but felt like it's own thing
We have noticed that there is sometimes a notion, when the word "performing" or "acting" is used, that something is not genuine. The idea that if something is an act, it isn't *real*.
it's quite the opposite. a good performance comes from somewhere genuine and deep. a good DJ tells their own story to the audience in music. The difference between a singer singing the words, and really _feeling_ them is stark.
a genuine core shines through regardless of skill.
performing takes energy. but it's not inherently fake. and it can be deeply satisfying to do.
this carries to gender as well. "boy" was a character that I hated performing. It was a halfhearted phoned in act necessary for survival. "girl" is only a facet of who i am, but its something I very much enjoy performing. it can be exhausting, and i need breaks, but in the moment it feels right.
It honestly rubs me the wrong way when other white people identify humanity as a whole as being awful and corrupt instead of taking aim at systemic factors which most of humanity isn't to blame for.
Humans (like all living things!) are pretty great, TBH. There's just a lot of horrendously unfair power dynamics and shitty ideology going around.
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Monsterhearts, gender shit
played monsterherts for the first time in years, and now i'm just reflecting on all the super obvious shit I worked thru in campaigns past. codependency and relationship issues with The Hollow, my relationship with masculinity and testosterone as The Werewolf. I'm the Ghoul this time, wonder what uncomfortable truths about myself that's gonna tie into. what a fuckin great game
And it's always interesting how they refer to the entirety of HUMANITY as if they familiar with any other system of thought outside of whiteness.
White people are the minority globally, but have cut a swathe through various cultures with brutal violence and theft, which still defines that culture to this day.
In my estimation, I would say they have no idea what humanity really is or is like.
White people want us to believe HUMANITY itself is the problem, which is just a fucked up lie.
@selontheweb connected neighborhoods, open doors, and communal kitchens need to happen now even though it's already 50 years too late. How many of us live in buildings of hundreds but don't know our neighbors? Why is it the standard that when we need something, we get it shipped from china to our door and make money for billionaires instead of making it ourselves? The whole thing is broken from the bottom up and we're lonely and depressed because of it.
@selontheweb we took the most diverse and connected generation in history, refused to teach them the basic functioning of society, told them that a nuclear family is the only acceptable way to live, then kicked them into the real world and said "figure out how to produce capital or die." No wonder literally every millennial who wasn't raised in a six-figure household has anxiety.
@selontheweb crush capitalism, dismantle the atomic society and embrace queerness or the grand experiment is over before it could truly begin.
Aliens is really too real. Ellen Ripley goes thru this traumatic event, nobody believes her. Her company scapegoats her, takes her ability to work away and orders her to go to a company psychiatrist. And I can only presume they intended to hold her financially responsible for the accident too, even though it was done on company orders.
The whole series would be a lot different with a good union
Dallas: if we don't investigate that distress signal, company policy dictates you forfeit your share
Nostromo Union Rep: it is illegal for you to even threaten that. Everyone get back to hypersleep and ignore this asshole.
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