You know, I haven’t said much about that whole thing, but I’ve talked about it on this tour, ‘cause you’re here and it means a lot to me. I’m sure there are some of you that are curious how I feel about that whole situation. There’s times I felt scared, there’s times I felt humiliated, there’s times I felt embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible that this person felt this way. After a year or so, I just hope it was a step forward. It moved things forward for me, made me think about a lot. I hope I’ve become a better person. … [Read more...] about Aziz Ansari discusses
WR: Yeah, I think there’s certain things: You’ll hear a song, and it’ll take you back, and you’ll remember exactly where you were and exactly where the light was. Even if it’s so random and not really seemingly meaningful, but that happens to a certain degree. I think the way that [the series] is shot—I’m not saying that that’s what it looked like back then—but when you went to the movies, it’s what those movies looked like. It’s interesting if you look at it from a purely psychological clinical standpoint—it must trigger emotions and memories in people. It’s what I seem to be hearing. … [Read more...] about Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown discuss
Why you always gotta bring it up? Why is black-on-black crime your go-to retort for any exploration into anything that has to do with race? What does Black Lives Matter’s goal to curb violence by the state have to do with black-on-black crime? Does the word “Lives” in the name of the movement confuse you? Is that why you’re obsessed? You’re confused because “Black Lives” is right there in the title? If so, I need to reveal a few other things to you: … [Read more...] about Open Letter to White People Who Are Obsessed With Black-on-Black Crime
Step 2: Learn When to Fold, Even If You're Right When you get into a heated discussion with someone, the first thing you need to think about, probably before you really go to town with your argument, is how far you're willing to let this discussion go. If it continues to escalate and escalate and it's absolutely clear that no minds are about to be changed over the course of the conversation, or if you realize that this has changed from a civil exchange of ideas into a name-calling match or irrational series of accusations and personal attacks, it's time to call the whole thing off and end the conversation. Ideally, when the conversation turns inflammatory, it's time to walk away. If you're having a enriching, honest, and open discussion of ideas and perspectives, then by all means continue, but the instant the mud starts to fly, even if you're in the right, it's probably best to break if off. No minds are about to be changed and no ideas are about to be exchanged once the discussion … [Read more...] about How Do I Get Out of an Argument with an Irrational Person?
It is important here to note that gender identity does not dictate sexual orientation or vice versa. Though the two concepts are routinely conflated, they are distinguished terms. As the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) notes, gender identity refers to “your own, internal, personal sense of being a man or a woman (or as someone outside of that gender binary)” whereas sexual orientation “describes a person’s enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person.” … [Read more...] about ‘What the Hell Is Gender Fluid?’: Billy Dee Williams Clarifies Usage of Gender Pronouns, Says He Was Simply Discussing the ‘Softer Side’ of Men