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madman101 wrote in indie_lifestyle

Portlandia is ruining Portland: feminist bookstore publicly cuts ties with show

‘Fuck Portlandia’ blogpost by In Other Words bookstore, the setting for many sketches, says the show ‘has had a net negative effect on the city as a whole’

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I've been thinking on and off about this since I read it yesterday and am still not sure what to make of it.... what are your thoughts? I don't know if I have the full story?!
Hope you're doing well hun x

I don't have a TV so all I know about it comes from the internet. (I'll see the series when the DVD comes to the library). So, my thoughts don't count. But my feeling is that this was bound to happen. It isn't the stance so much as the attitude that needed to come out. I think Portland is both naive and elitist, though hip-like in places. It's easy to take a radical stand there. I once told a friend that, since Portland had few race problems, (etc) - because it was so white - that meant that race issues were sure to come, as people and their contradicting attitudes tried to adjust...

My cynicism on this, plus just being so tired of rad lefties spouting off from comfortable perches, does not move me away from being OK with their claims. Maybe they were meant to be, maybe I'm just resigned. Maybe the show gave them big heads and they got ungrateful.

But I am very much in support of LGBT rights - including transgender rights. And I like to side with the little guys over big media. But this has nothing to do with who is right or who is wrong, which I don't have a clue about. I prefer to think that they are right.

This is a foggy long-winded answer because my brain is being crunched by CFS fatigue right now.

Is it possible I once dropped you as an LJ friend over vegetarianism? I'll add you know, if you'd like to give it a go. I still eat some meat. I really don't rmember if we were ever LJ friends or not, but of course I do remember you. I found this yesterday:

One for all and all for now - mm101

No, I'm with you, I don't really understand it all and feel like committing to 'an opinion' would mean commenting on something I could never have the facts enough on. I have read Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl recently and there is a lot about this kind of thing and Olympia in there but it's pretty much seen as a positive place, of course everywhere has its problems but they aren't really discussed much, not being part of the story and everything. I've never even been to America so wouldn't know any other way really.
A lack of TV doesn't make your opinion less valid. In Wales there has been nothing on the TV here about it either so we are both in the dark in that sense. TV can both clarify and confuse so I would suggest it's more or less helpful in different situations, but which those are could be anyone's guess!
I never dropped you as an LJ friend, you probably dropped me as I am an idiot! I wouldn't stop talking to anyone for eating meat, these things are all a personal choice. I remember telling you I was off to see Morrissey last year. I have a tendency to lurk a lot, my life isn't usually interesting enough to post about, and I prefer to hand write rather than type so send letters a lot, people on here don't tend to need me to type it up as well. But what I'm saying is of course I'll be your friend! You'll be in poor company I'm afraid, there aren't many friends of mine around anywhere.
I hope you feel better soon, not that CFS works that way, but still, I wish you health.
H x

It is rare to hear such humility on LJ. But, of course, you are from nobly Celtic Wales, and so are a sister to me. I do have a habit of losing my Irish temper and dropping people, and regretting it a few years later. But, this can partly be forgiven, since I cannot tolerate any stress coming from LJ, which is my only escape form this illness and this society. I have added you back, but it does show that you have not added me.

PS - I have a huge post on animals coming up - which maybe will be broken up into several smaller posts.

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