Finnish WW2 technique for a warm, long (6 hours per log) fire. The poles between the logs are green wood, to avoid them burning. I figured this would be a useful post.
i dont think there will come a day when I do not want to reblog this
Soooo round trip flight out of ohare Chicago to Ireland is only 1,080 and round trip to Amsterdam from Chicago is about 1,100. If I could just save all my gardening money this summer I think I’d buy tickets to these places just because why not. Go someplace new or I could just Australia and new come back.
#WorldBookDay round 2, #FemmeHolmes again! #WBD #SherlockHolmes #FemaleHolmes #Sherlock #Pipe #deerstalker #cosplay #fancydress #LifeofaBookseller #LoveMyJob
Today for my gender com class we had to bring in an artifact or a piece of media that some how related to gender, gender roles, or gender norms. The last option was to just “perform” gender. Gender is performative, meaning you perform gender everyday with the choices you make and how those choices and behaviors are received. I decided to put on this outfit (which I would wear and have worn in general) and relate it to how people receive this particular look. I talked about my niece, who is 5 years old, and still recognizes that there is a perceived difference between boys and girls. When I wear this outfit around her she asks me: Moshi, why are you dressed like a boy? And I tell her I’m just dressed like myself, to which she responds: so you can wear boy clothes? And I tell her there are no “boy” clothes, there’s just clothes for people. She’s pretty cool with that and goes on with her little life. Anyway I brought this up in class because it just goes to show that we shouldn’t limit ourselves from talking to kids about gender roles and norms, and how it’s never too “early” to engage in that dialogue. Obviously, we aren’t going to start explaining gender theory to 5 year olds using jargon and other complicated terms, but it’s really as simple as: “yeah boys and girls can do that.” I detest the argument, “how will I explain this to my kids????” Because really what is being asked is “how will explain this to my kid without letting my own biases bleed through?” I’ve found that explaining things to my 5 year old niece is a 1000 times easier than explaining them to an adult. My niece has known Cory (cutevictim) since she was born and before Cory came out as a trans boy, my niece knew him as a girl. The moment Cory felt comfortable identifying as a boy and preferring male pronouns my niece just accepted it. She asked me: if Cory’s a boy, how come he sounds like a girl? To which I just responded, “some boys just have higher voices and they might sound like girls.” Then she asks can some girls sound like boys? And I just responded with a simple yes. That was the end of it. She always refers to Cory as a boy and uses male pronouns. SHES 5! Just goes to show that, again, it’s never “too early” to expose children to these social constructs such as gender roles and norms. Finally, that’s why I have no patience with adults who make it a point to not understand these topics.
For. Real. Whenever people says, “How will I explain that to my kids?” I always side eye them like, girl, don’t try to put this on your kids. Your kids are not the problem. You’re the problem. My girlfriend’s niece validates me more than most of society, good grief.
Beretta 92F 9mm Para caliber pistol. Customized Italian gun with bright nickel finish and blue Aluma grips.