As Jezebel so succinctly puts it: “Impotent rage is the universal language.” That may be true, but sometimes in order to make your impotent rage feel a little less impotent, you need to be able to do something about it, even if that something is only flailing parts of your body in a gesture culturally agreed upon to be meaningful and negative. Do you feel you are limited in your ability to do this? Well DO WE HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU.
The Atlantic has a helpful slideshow of ways that cultures around the world have utilized their physical beings, usually the upper torso area, to express feelings of dissatisfaction or unhappiness. While we are, as always, wildly optimistic about what this week holds for you, it’s possible that you will need to share some of these feelings. And also, it’s Monday morning, you’re probably at work or about to go to class, and let’s be honest, that’s total bullshit. Or, as the Brazilians might say/mime/gesture, papo furado!