Feminism was created for women, and a lot of feminists believe its unfair of men to force their way into a space created for women. I'm a feminist and I personally prefer men to call themselves feminist allies rather than feminists.
Certainly! Although, for a majority of men who claim to be feminists, I think it’s a genuine recognition of inequality and simple support. I understand the importance of the differentiation though.
A lot of female feminists claim that men cannot be feminists because they can't truly empathize with the struggles that women go through, while they may support the ideas that pretty much make up feminism they can't have the label of "feminist."
Word! Thanks for the answer, makes sense. Although I feel as if a lot of people, male and female, don’t really know that that is how others see feminisms (judging by people I know and all the people writing in my inbox replying to my post)
I checked out you last fm page and I saw you listened to The Growlers. IT was like a little boost of "yeah, people like them. That's awesome!"
yeah! some of my friends have been into them in a while and last night I just sat down and listened to the whole album. I really liked it. My last.fm isn’t really representative of my music listening though. I listen to most of music on soundcloud and youtube nowadays. I wish there was a way to track those plays as well
Hey, so I go to Syracuse as well, I'm actually your year haha and I started following you a couple of months before our freshman year, and I just wanna say that although I don't personally know you, it's really cool having small encounters with you. I'd actually see you around a lot since I lived on South and think I was actually in your apartment once for one of your parties haha. Anyway, I never wanted to say anything just because I felt like I was going to breach a barrier that shouldn't be
(i’ll just reply to this half of your message but I did get both) Come off anon! That’s cool that you’ve been to some of our parties, things get very disco at the end of the night so I hope you’ve been there for that. Also, it’s totally not weird! That’s really cool that you dig following me and you’ve been at it for so long. Shoot me a message off anon, I’m sure I’ll recognize/remember you!
Spark Alaska is the solo project of Lorenzo Cook, a 20-year-old student at Syracuse University. He recently messaged us on Twitter, I followed the links on his page and… hey presto! I discovered Longest Winter. Embarrassingly, a search of our inbox shows that he emailed us way back in…
few of my friends and I decided to roadtrip it up to Massachusetts for the long weekend. Stayed just south of Boston for a night of lightning storm beach runs and pool hopping. Then went to my friend’s apartment/venue in Boston and partied with Mass Art people and now we’re on the North Shore doing beach things until Monday
Sun sucked the energy out of me but i’m feeling good.
I have lost a remarkable amount of followers in the past year (give or take). It’s a really nice feeling.
I obviously can’t account for the reasons why people stopped caring but I think part of the reason is that I figured myself out. I’m not writing about being an angst-filled 17 year old anymore. I like to think that I have outgrown the anger, loneliness, and dependence, that once played a huge part of my everyday.
So maybe a re-introduction is necessary at this point in our long, almost FIVE year relationship, Tumblr.
I’m Lorenzo Cook. I go to school in Syracuse, New York and I’m studying in a program completely focused on the music industry. I’m hoping to work as a manager once I finish school. I love the idea of working in a space that is constantly changes and requires creative thinking all the time. Aside from the business side of music, I love to write music. I do so under the name Spark Alaska which, over time, has become more than just a hobby as it actually brings in money here and there and I take it quite seriously. I don’t do it for money nor do I have any aspiration to pursue music as a career. I just love writing and recording my thoughts.
I love sports, I love labradors, I love 60 degree weather, I love blueberry pie and vanilla ice cream, I don’t have my driver’s license, I’m scared of death (that used to give me anxiety but that has changed and now has encouraged me to stop being afraid of the world - kinda funny how that works), I find myself on planes a lot, and I’m currently sitting in a McDonald’s with an orange juice and listening to Wilco which is probably the reason I felt like writing this.