I should really keep studying for calculus but Im exhausted and i just want to sit back and relax for a bit (and watch torchwood!) and then there’s also a “mandatory floor meeting” at 9:30 that isn’t really mandatory and probably is just gonna be the same “make sure you unplug everything when you leave and basically follow the directions we’re going to post on each of your doors before you leave” so really what’s the point
hey that is a good question shut up and OHMYG OD YOU WROTE PETER RABBIT FANFICTION?! also you like code lyoko? yesssHaha yeah I’m pretty much the definition of pure perfection :P And actually I think the last time I found my old elementary schools notebook, i typed them up, should still be on my computer somewhere ;)
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something
ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote
http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)
I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.
Jesus said slap that hoe back.
Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.
Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.
I will reblog ever time it’s on my dash. This is important.
I got out of class 2 hours ago and still haven’t started doing homeworky stuff i am so going to fail ugh.
You know what phrase is stupid ? “Significant other.” Screw you for thinking an other needs to be sexual or romantic to be significant. Screw you, man.
…but that’s the only term that I can comfortably use to describe my relationship. My relationship with another ace. My relationship that is not sexual. Since when does “significant other” have sexual connotations?
"partner" connotes a relationship that has already lasted years, so I don’t feel like I can use it yet when my relationship hasn’t even reached a year. Those two are the only terms I can think of that aren’t gendered, and gendered terms make me dysphoric.
So what term should I use instead?
Hmm, well I definitely won’t pretend to be an expert on the subject, but I’ll try to muddle through it:
First off, I don’t think “significant other” has a /sexual/ connotation, but I’d say it definitely has a /romantic/ connotation. And as an aromantic person, I have friends who are significant to me/to who I am as a person! And a zucchini! The term just feels very exclusionary to me?
And I’ve never heard of the connotation of partner being more longer-term, but maybe that’s just me? Or maybe it’s a cultural/regional thing?
I don’t know, maybe the English language currently doesn’t have a good word to use in this sort of situation. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the ones we have right now are sufficient.