Ass, Fail, and Fucking: Jessica Liebman
Hey, I wrote something! I've been hiring
people for 10 years, and I still swear bya
simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank
you email, don't hire them.
I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: if s
An executive managing editor who has hired hundreds of people believes
candidates who send thank you emails show they want the job.
Muging M. Zhang
White people's fixation on
inconsequential social norms is a way to
structurally keep out non-white people
who lack the cultural capital and
privilege to know every one of these
inane social rules we're supposed to
perform to be granted the jobs and
resources we fucking deserve.
Jessica Liebman @jessicaliebman
Hey, I wrote something!. I've been hiring people for 10 years, and I still
swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire
Muqing M. Zhang
As people who lack white or class
privilege know, not possessing this
cultural capital causes intense anxiety
and alienation. Networking events, office
small talk, interviews are often dreadful
experiences bc we're being judged
according to rules that were set up for us
Muqing M. Zhang
Everyone who has experienced the dread
& anxiety of being in a room full of
privileged white people and literally not
knowing what they're talking about and
second guessing everything you do,
knows that these "proper politeness"
rules are just a way to alienate &
Muqing M. Zhang
These social norms of the dominant
group create intense emotional strain for
marginalized peoples. They cause
immense mental labor for us to learn and
mimic these behaviors, fear that
resources will be withheld, and anxiety
when we can't contort ourselves to fit
uncommonbish:THISTHISTHIS, and linguistic prescriptivism also falls into this category. Completely pointless, historically arbitrary way to keep TALENT + MERIT as secondary qualifiers. “First impressions matter” my ass. Get Gen Xs out of hiring positions
Bizarre social rules like these are literally so detrimental to autistic people trying to find work, I already struggle enough with the basics of social etiquette I don’t need weird rules like these to follow…
Ass, Disney, and Dude: WELL, WHO WANTS TO WORK
AT THIS STUPID...
FAKEY LUAU ANYWAY
Lilo and Stitch presenting an accurate representation of Hawaiians perspective on luaus held by tourists.
#what’s sad about this is that this is actually what Hawaiians had to do when the western culture took over #a luau was a sacred practice #until the westerners took the concept and had the audacity to change it into a time to stuff your face with food and put on grass skirts and coconut bras and dance the hula #and when they had these events, they didn’t even let actual Hawaiian people in #so to make money to take care of themselves, the Hawaiians were hired to work in these disgraceful events to clean up after the tourists like slaves only to make less than a buck #so good job disney for doing your fucking research and educating these people #sadly, this still goes on even until today and it makes me sick
“good job disney” my ass, good job CHRIS SANDERS
Let’s not credit just Chris Sanders for this. This happened because they cast actual Hawaiian Actors like Tia Carrere and Jason Scott Lee to play Hawaiian characters, and allowed the actors to have input into writing the characters’ lines.
This sort of authenticity comes from accuracy and authenticity in casting choices. The fact that Chris Sanders as direct/writer facilitated that does not mean he gets credit for the actors’ experience.
This is why diversity and representation in media matters.
Dude as a hawaiian, this is like straight up what my life as a kid was. My mom worked at those fakey luaus full time to pay rent. My mom is someone who is absolutely passionate and proud about being a hawaiian, living and teaching the ways our ancestors lived and taught.
See, we Hawaiians, we live by the way of aloha. And not by the way of “hello” “goodbye”, let me educate you. As Pono Shim, CEO and President of Enterprise Honolulu, the Oahu Economic Development Board, states absolutely perfectly “aloha is to be in the presence of life, to share the essence of one’s being with openness, honesty, and humility. It is a way of being, a way of behaving, a way of life. It is a commitment to accepting others and giving dignity to who they are and what they have to offer.” Aloha is more than hello and goodbye. Think of aloha as an abbreviation.
Akahai: meaning kindness
Lokahi: meaning unity
Olu’Olu’: meaning agreeableness
Ha’aha’a: meaning humility
Ahonui: meaning patience
This is something we all need to live by, seriously, we all should
the dropped sub-plot was that lilo hated tourists, which is why she goes around taking pictures of them like they were attractions instead of people; like how they took photos of locals
similarly there was a deleted scene where she scares tourists off of a beach by sounding a false tsunami siren to watch them run screamingdeeper in the lore that kid thats a prick to her, mertyle, is the daughter of the person who runs the megamart and crushed a lot of other local businesses- when they have to do a hula to tell a story mertyle actually uses it to describe the low prices, where lilo does a hula about a traditional creation myth that was important to her mother. you may notice both lilo and nani are on first name basis with both the coffee shop owner and the fruitseller, there is big disparity between the locals and foreign interest businesses relegating them to just be tourist industry
friendly reminder that lilo stitch is indisputably the best disney film