I really need to start exercising my excess angry away so here’s my new rules and I’m posting it for everyone to see so I don’t be lazy about it again
on days that I have a free evening: jogging
on days that I have a free morning: yoga or pilates
Monday and Wednesday are rest days because I am on the go for uni from about 6am til 8pm
that is a thing I’m gonna do.
before i say anything about this (“this” of course being the “omg anne frank was bi” thing), i just want to be clear: i am in fact myself a bisexual jewish lady! so! that’s where i’m coming from here.
the thing is—yes, of course, this is important. yes, it’s worth talking about. under no circumstances would i prefer anyone who didn’t already know this about anne to continue in ignorance, and i certainly don’t begrudge any queer person any inspiration or feelings of representation they take from learning about it. but it’s just… a little bit frustrating, i guess, to see everyone suddenly become SO FASCINATED by anne frank now that you’re aware that you can potentially claim her as queer. i’ve never seen tumblr at large care quite this much about anne before—like, was she not interesting until now? was the identity for which she was in actual fact murdered not enough of an oppressed minority to be worthy of your attention? you’ve never seemed to especially care that her diary and the presentation of it were censored to deemphasize the specificity of her jewish experience and to mold her into the perfect nonthreatening victim for non-jewish readers to easily engage with (and, moreover, be implicitly forgiven by—like, please don’t for a second believe it’s a coincidence that “in spite of everything, i still believe that people are really good at heart” is its best-known quote), but now that it’s the censorship of her sexuality we’re talking about, well, THAT is an outrage!!!
and i am all for increasing discussion of the all-too-often overlooked stories of non-jewish victims of the holocaust; i think that’s incredibly important. but (a) that’s not even remotely what’s happening here—anne frank may well have been queer, but her persecution came entirely as a result of her jewishness, period, the end—and (b) the way we frame those stories can sometimes be kind of gross (i.e. stories of jewish victims are BORING and TIRED and OVERDONE—which of course often implies the “jews maliciously control the holocaust narrative” argument, how lovely—whereas other groups are what we REALLY need to be talking about now), and (c) the way we discuss this stuff often demonstrates a fairly serious lack of knowledge of how nazi persecution of lgbt people actually worked. (all of which is like, mostly—although not completely, if you look at some of the tags people have been using on that post—a slight digression from the topic at hand, but it still bears saying.)
i absolutely do not mean or want to imply that any part of anne’s identity is irrelevant—i’m always super concerned about people treating her as some kind of idealized archetypal victim symbol rather than as an actual person, and throwing away details that don’t fit a specific narrative does just that. but the way people have been reacting to this information is. i don’t know. it feels kind of weird.
because for me personally, as someone who is both bi and jewish, looking at how tumblr has reacted to this and comparing that to how it engages with the holocaust in general just… really throws into sharp relief which of my own personal identities you all do and don’t care about, you know? and i mean, it definitely isn’t news or anything, but it’s not particularly enjoyable, either. so.
Jehan Round 3 Bloopers
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me at parties
marius would say awkward and oblivious things.
ex. “gosh grantaire, you seem to like enjolras a lot.”
please.watch this, this is so beautiful omg
Bloopers and other such stupid shit from Round 3.
non-Jewish people going on today about “reclaiming” Anne Frank as a “bi icon” or w/e make me really uncomfortable, because it has this ring of “all this time I thought she was just some Jewish kid, but now it turns out she’s one of us!!!!” like if you didn’t find Anne Frank’s story moving until you realized she shared some marker with you then maybe you should reconsider your whole approach to this whole “empathy” thing.
bring me these people who think they can “reclaim” Anne Frank on the basis of her sexuality so that I may rip their throats out with my bare hands.
holy hell there are some awful people on this website.
Graduated high school. Kissed someone. Collected something really stupid. Smoked a cigarette. Got so drunk you passed out. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing. Watched four movies in one night. Gone long periods of time without sleep. Lied to someone.Snorted cocaine. Failed a class. Smoked weed.Dealt drugs. Been in a car accident.Been in a tornado. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself (not on purpose). Ran a marathon. Cried yourself to sleep. Spent over $200 in one day. Flown on a plane.Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written a 10 page letter.Gone skiing. Been sailing. Have a best friend. Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something. Been to jail. Dangerously close to being in jail. S kipped school. Had detention. Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. Stolen books from the library. Gone to a different country.Dropped out of school. Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. Had an online diary.Had a yard sale. Had a lemonade stand. Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Been in a school play. Been fired from a job.Swam with dolphins. Taken a lie detector test. Voted for someone on a reality TV show.. Written poetry.Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe Loved someone you shouldn’t have. Used a coloring book over age 12.Had surgery. Had stitches. Taken a taxi.Seen the Washington Monument. Overdosed. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. Been in a fist fight.Gone surfing in California. Had a hamster/guinea pig. Pet a wild animal. Used a credit card.Did “spirit day” at school. Dyed your hair. Got a tattoo. Got straight A’s. Been on the Honor Roll.Know someone with HIV or AIDS. Made-out with someone. Played on a sports team. Snuck out of the house. Swore at a teacher. Gone laser tagging. Had a romantic relationship. Been on the TV.French braided. Skinny-dipped. Driven a car. Performed in front of an audience.Gone bungee-jumping. Been to Mexico. Crashed a car.Sky dived. Been kissed in the rain. Made an 11:11 wish. Drank alcohol. Forwarded a chain letter. Made a mistake.
Me: Where should I apply my perfume?
Coco Chanel: A woman should wear perfume wherever she wants to be kissed