I understand that. I didn’t address it but I posted a link to an article I thought did that experience more justice. Sorry I get really carried away with language & el salvador. I totally agree and I feel, or I hope at least, that as a people we’re getting to a point where we no longer have to surpress our identities in the US, in mainstream Spanish-language media ect. ‘cause we’re really unique and awesome and everyone should know this.
i guess my point, with regard to the suppression of salvadoran identity, was that it seemed (to me, of course) that was what you were getting at, in terms of what the mother's motives were for wanting her son to use "usted" and not "tú." but, i should clarify that i understand this suppression (as a common experience) as a mechanism for survival in a hostile world. this is very very clear to me.
Kathleen Hanna's thoughts on Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha.
- CNN: What do you make of singers like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Ke$ha who are seemingly touching on themes of gay empowerment in their music, but for some reason it doesn't quite resonate?
- Hanna: I mean, is it really that different when it's a skinny white woman in a bathing suit singing these things? None of these women ever wear pants, first of all. Second of all, just because you're wearing a goofy hat doesn't make it performance art. I mean, that's just my feeling about it. A lot of the music just sounds like bad Euro disco, though that first Ke$ha song "TiK ToK" was good. But (Katy Perry's) "I Kissed a Girl" was just straight-up offensive. The whole thing is like, I kissed a girl so my boyfriend could masturbate about it later. It's disgusting. It's exactly every male fantasy of fake lesbian porn. It's pathetic. And she's not a good singer. I don't want to trash other women. I mean, I think Jason Mraz is horrible. It's not just like I hate other women performers. Jason Mraz, and the new James Blunt song is the worst thing that has ever been created on the face of the Earth.
should be sleeping, but i'm watching biutiful.
Was watching biutiful too but I have to get up early soon and paused