Hello, my name is Sean. Demi-sexual. History major at Michigan State University. This blog pretty much contains anything that grabs my attention. Enjoy.


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Jul 24, 2014
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So today…

and yesterday were defiantly repeats of previous theme we’ve learned before, but put in interesting contexts.Yesterday was focused on the actual sex ed curriculum the Dutch go through. Though there were some blatant flaws, it’s 1000X better than most of the sex ed classes we take in America. Sex isn’t portrayed as an evil sin and dangerous, and this correlates with reduced abortions and STD rates (no surprise). Plus it was interesting to learn about the parent/student relationship here vs. the U.S.. Today we had a human rights lawyer who specialize in those seeking European asylum on the basis of sexuality and gender identity. Again, Europe, though defiantly more progressive than the U.S., still has a lot of issues to solve when it comes to these issues of identity, and especially asylum seekers. This also touched on the whole should the west intervene in the affairs of other cultures. i have to say i somewhat changed my opinion but it’s a very complicated issue which i explained before and i’d be willing to explain just ask. Also a debate on the freedom of movement came up as well which was interesting to participate in. Message/ask for more info


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Jul 24, 2014
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If My Dog Could Talk

Dog: WAT DOING

Me: Nothing. I just stood up.

Dog: WHERE GO

Me: I'm literally walking 3 feet away. I'm not even leaving the room.

Dog: CAN I COME

Me: I mean sure but I'm literally just-

Dog: I COME TOO

Dog: WAT DOING

Me: I need to open this door.

Dog: I HALP

Me: No but you're in front of the door. Move please.

Dog: I HALP

Me: Sigh.

Dog: WHERE GOING

Me: I am going right back to the exact place I was sitting a second ago.

Dog: CAN I COME

Me: Sure.

Dog: I SIT IN LAP

Me: No please don't you are-

Dog: I SIT IN LAP

Me: No there's no room and-

Dog: LAP

Me: No, sit on the floor and I'll pet you.

Dog: RIGHT HERE

Me: That's literally on top of my leg.

Dog: IT'S PERFECT PET ME

Me: I am petting you. One second, let me just grab my glass-

Dog: PET ME PET ME PET ME PET ME

Me: I literally am petting you, I just needed a drink-

Dog: PET ME PET ME PET ME PET ME

Me: I AM

Dog: I SIT IN LAP

Dog: PET ME PET ME PET ME

Dog: HOLD SLOBBER TOY

Dog: SNEEZE IN UR FACE

Me: .......


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Jul 24, 2014
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Jul 24, 2014
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10 Mind-Blowing Facts about the Universe

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Jul 24, 2014
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Anonymous said: What did you fuck up?

well first i really didnt mean for that to be my only post for like two days. but yeah

i really fucked a relationship/ someone over and i kept dealing with it in the wrong way and now i don’t have any right to feel bad or to be complaining about my feelings because it’s literally all my responsibility. 


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Jul 23, 2014
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well i fucked up


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Jul 22, 2014
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Here’s some random pics i took while walking to an anarchist/queer space designed to provide an “alternative”, non-commercial atmosphere for the queer community of Amsterdam. Their politics aren’t exactly my style but the had a lot of insightful and informative things on how to create a “safe space”, and focusing on reducing shame and promoting pride. It also gave us an interesting perspective on the structure of the queer community in Amsterdam as well. Overall it was a really good experience. We’re all going back tomorrow to hand out at their WTF night.  Feel free to ask for more info. 


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Jul 22, 2014
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I actually really like this ad campaign.

(Source: drawing-interrupted, via pizza)


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Jul 21, 2014
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Jul 21, 2014
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Intrepid-class starship CGI schematics via trekazoid


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Jul 21, 2014
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Adama: Politics. As exciting as war. Definitely as dangerous.

Roslin: Though in war, you only get killed once. In politics it can happen over and over.

Adama: You're still standing.

Roslin: So are you.


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Jul 21, 2014
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So today’s discussion…

was with the Amsterdam based NGO Choice, who’s mission is to promote comprehensive sex education and access to information regarding reproductive and sexual health throughout the world.

While I fully support sex education that is certainly more than the “don’t have sex and here’s diseased pictures of vaginas” curriculum and the strict hetero-sexual nature of sex education, what exactly is a “comprehensive” sex education and how does the family vs. school aspect of the argument fit into that question? That is to say who is responsible for teaching youth about sexual and reproductive health. 

A lot of people, and including myself, believe that everyone should have a sex education program implemented throughout schools that while covering STD’s and the risks of sex, also discusses proper forms of birth control and the basic mechanics of sex (for abled and disabled persons). Not to mention breaking free of the strict hetero-normative structure of sex education. But should we go further? Should we teach about the social aspects of sex as well. Should we be teaching our children that sex is no big deal and a very sex-positive environment. You may be thinking yes but consider that this also might pressure kids that aren’t comfortable with the idea of sex into actions that they might not agree with. Because we tell children that sex is no big deal, they feel ashamed for thinking sex is risky (which you can’t deny that it can be).

Not to mention a very valid argument can be made saying that by doing this you’re telling parents that they can’t be trusted with the sexual health of their children. How much say should parents get in this discussion, or should we let children be free to explore themselves and do whatever? Or should parents be able to guide their own children into certain beliefs and actions.

Lastly, speaking on Choice’s international advocacy, and promoting these values of “comprehensive sex education” and pushing for the  greater rights of youth abroad, doesn’t that seem a little Euro/western centric? As an example, Choice believes that sex education should include information on LGBT issues as well, and in America i would fully support this. But let’s keep in mind that LGBT rights, and this belief that everyone should make their own decision on sex are beliefs specific to western cultures. Imposing these beliefs on third world cultures could almost be considered a type of imperialism, not much different from the “colonize and christianize” arguments made over 100 years ago. Only this time instead of christian beliefs, we are imposing our beliefs on sexuality and gender on other cultures, and saying that we’re obviously more modern in our beliefs. (Not to mention it’s kinda hypocritical promoting LGBT and comprehensive sex education in other countries when we certainly have problems with this at home. )

But then again no one  is going to argue that it’s ok for LGBT persons in other countries to be killed because of their identity, so of course we should intervene to protect the lives of these innocent people. And the argument can be made that why shouldn’t we consider western culture superior on this issues. everyone is entitled to human rights and western cultures protect human rights while third world cultures do not. (though what exactly are human rights is a whole other argument) 

I’m not stating my opinion on this on this post but i will if asked. Basically the lesson today was what you might consider obvious and a good belief could also be another cultural/social construct, and may not translate to other cultures. 

Also if anyone is still reading at this point, if you don’t live in Michigan (or at least out of the Detroit area), if you would like could you explain what your sex education was like. It be cool to see what other states/countries teach. also ask/message me more more info 


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Jul 21, 2014
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Combing the desert.

Spaceballs (1987)

Fun Fact: The guy in the last gif is the same guy who played Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager

This is from Tim Russ’ filmography on wiki I might actually cry

Tim Russ is a gem.

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Jul 20, 2014
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simonaline said: What's the quote you heard or paragraph you read during your studies in Amsterdam so far that you most remember, and why?

So it’s not necessarily one thing that i remember most, but more of an over arching idea that keeps coming up in that your body your own and pretty much everything we use to describe and base our lives on have been constructed by society.

Take gender for instance., one of our speakers put forth the idea that gender isn’t even how you identify, it’s just a set of actions that you perform because society tells you that this idea of a boy/girl should do these set of actions and this in turn determines what your “gender” is. That masculine and feminine aren’t even real, just societal constructs. An example being this constructed idea of a boy plays and acts a certain way and therefore based on these actions, society see this individual as a boy. It really doesn’t matter what parts this person was born with, or if they choose to identify as male, their actions determine their gender and how society see them as male/female. Basically, the argument was your actions determine your “gender”, and the concept of identifying as a gender really doesn’t matter. This also calls into question that if gender doesn’t really exist, than how does biological sex play into this question because that is something that certainly is real.

We also got into an interesting article on how the term cis is something that is detrimental to the understanding of gender, but also may be hurting the larger trans* identity at large

Also how does sexuality come into question. was that constructed as well? Also is anyone’s sexuality stagnate? i mean if you really think about it our sexuality is changing all the time. The whole “born this way” argument may not be such a good thing strictly within the confines of the LGBT community. (This also could apply to gender too)

Basically the point of this is be who you want cause i don’t even know whats real and whats not when it comes to this. Be open to everything. 

Also we talked about how everyone is a prostitute and i can explain that further in another ask if you want but yeah. These points are pretty much what i remember most from this trip.I can imagine that i’ll have more to say after the next two weeks too. I hope this answers your question. 


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Jul 20, 2014
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Enterprise E cutaway poster by Christopher James Cushman

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Enterprise E cutaway poster by Christopher James Cushman