“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” Thomas Merton
Pockets on women’s jeans.
There is just no way a well-educated white male can understand how much the culture is tilted in his favour.
I will not live long enough to lose my male privilege.
We need more men like Mark who are willing to honour and empower women.
I never realised I had privilege. And so do you. And what can you do? You can believe us.
I absolutely love this comedian. Watching his BBC shows, looking at the credits, I see how many people it takes to produce something of that quality. But his earlier videos were much more simple:
Limond acknowledges that social media is a different experience for women. “For men there’s not all the sexual shaming side of it. I did have someone once say to me something like ‘I hope your wife and wean dies’. I don’t care. I don’t care because I’m worse than them. They probably think that’s an evil thing to say but I think 100 times worse than that in my head. So it doesn’t bother me. Sometimes I kind of like it. If someone really goes out of their way to bother me then I know they’re unhappy … and that kind of makes me happy.”
ANOTHER of his handmade sketches is just seconds long but beautifully encapsulates a current social media flaw, that of a coterie of media and academic types chewing over issues using language and acronyms the rest of the population can’t be expected to keep abreast of. “My issue with all sort of social justice stuff and leftie stuff, and I would put myself on a social justice leftie side, is some of the terminology is jargon. I’m up to speed with this patter but who are you speaking to? Is this just for youse? And I feel that way with the Cambridge Analytica. It’s alright to do these big exposes but what happens next, how does it make a difference, who are you speaking to when you do these big things? How does it get interpreted? You need something like the Sun, who speaks to the lowest common denominator.”
It’s a dilemma, that as soon as a person becomes a television personality they start to slide into the category of middle class. How do you ensure the representation of working-class people in the media when, as soon as we join the trade, we have less claim to be working class?
I suggest there needs to be a reclassification with an extra category or two, but Limond disputes this strongly.
“Naw, naw,” he shakes his head. “Get rid of it all. We don’t need another one. Working class, middle class, get rid of it.”
“You have to talk in the language of normal people or why even bother? You’re just showing off.”
This time, he says, he would still vote Yes but he would sit back. He’s decided you can’t change people’s minds by “bashing it over” their heads.
Change is a coming!
Statues are as important as films, books and media. We conceptualise (white) men as heroes, we focus on them in our androcentric societies. In the UK we ignore our colonial past and our part in the horrors of the slave trade that has made our country rich.
I’ve found a pirate version for Audacity so I’m transferring over to that program.
I have the option of exporting from Garage Band in Wave, MP3, AIFF, or AAC.
Uncompressed audio format
Common in PCS
Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE, or more commonly known as WAV due to its filename extension – both pronounced “wave”) (rarely, Audio for Windows) is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs. It is an application of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) bitstream format method for storing data in “chunks”, and thus is also close to the 8SVX and the AIFF format used on Amiga and Macintosh computers, respectively. It is the main format used on Windows systems for raw and typically uncompressed audio.
Commonly used for storing uncompressed (PCM), CD-quality sound files, which means that they can be large in size—around 10 MB per minute. Wave files can also contain data encoded with a variety of (lossy) codecs to reduce the file size (for example the GSM or MP3 formats).
-Uncompressed audio format
-Could be considered the Apple equivalent of wav.
Formats with lossy compression.
Looks like AIFF is the right format for my uses.