Sarah Waheed notes: “One of the students in my modern South Asia history class a few years ago, was extremely upset that the book we were reading referred to the Bengal famine as a holocaust, calling the author ‘biased’. When I asked him to clarify and elaborate upon what he meant by ‘biased’, he exclaimed, inflamed, “There was only one holocaust!” The rest of the students were, however, more open to the idea of the 20th century being a century of multiple holocausts. The terms ‘holocaust’ and ‘genocide’, however, continue to elicit trauma envy.”
I first heard of British crimes like this in Mike Davis’ Late Victorian Holocausts which talks about how imperialism affected the Indian subcontinent’s food supply. The system which could feed everyone, even during hard times, was “centralized” to be “more efficient” by the British administration, leading to skyrocketing poverty and famine and a destroyed local ecology.
"oh my god stop criticizing young girls who like 50 Shades of Gray or Twilight you can’t tell them what they can and can’t read"
no we can’t but we have to protect young girls from mistaking abusive behavior for genuine affection at all costs
Laverne Cox shoots for Luke Fontana
It’s -10 outside please stop wearing basketball shorts. We get It you’re straight
Vauseman: A summary.
in case you didnt know
- girls can be polite without being flirty
- dont mistake politeness for being into you
- girls can be nice without wanting the d
- ya feel
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
every guy on those speed dating shows on MTV in the early 2000s
the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bags despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life
this one time this bird smacked into our window and it got really injured and couldn’t walk properly so me and my sister tried helping it and gave it water, bread and spent a day nursing it back to health. it looked alright after a while so we took it outside. after about 5 seconds, it did the biggest shit on the table and flew away. i think about that bird a lot. fuck that bird man
It’s like if you just landed on an alien planet populated by pugs and the locals have come out to greet you.