La Roux — “Uptight Downtown”
Air conditioners: how do they work?!
Someone I work with clearly doesn’t understand how air conditioners work/just how obscenity unproductive it is to turn the AC down to the mid-teens.
1. The AC turns off at night (and rightly so) because there is no one in the building. So if it’s stifling when you come in, take off your jacket or crack a window until it kicks back into gear at 9am (as it always has).
2. If you’re turning the AC down so low that we need to bust out winter weight sweaters, you’re doing it wrong.
3. We live in Edmonton, which means that were far enough North that AC is rarely actually necessary.
4. Fuck right off.
Part of the obstinate disbelief seems to be a need to protect the privileges of sexism: associating misogyny with a mass murder would mean having to recognize just how dangerous misogyny really is and - if you’re partaking - giving it up. Some men want to believe that they can continue to call women “sluts” and make rape jokes without being part of a broader cultural impact. But they can’t: sexism, from everyday harassment to inequality enshrined in policy, pollutes our society as a whole and limits our ability to create real justice for women.