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unkemptly:

trying to play hard to get while being hard to want

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

allons-brie:

AU where we’re all well rested and everyone loves their job

oscarstardis:

donatellavevo:

an emotional roller coaster from start to finish

This says so much with so little. The expert editing to the character of ‘Mum’ whose sudden interruption of our protagonist’s enjoyment is both comical and concise, offering a logical narrative development quickly. ‘Mum’ need not address herself as ‘Mum’, she need merely refer to “my car” and we can work out her relation to the protagonist from the previous information we’ve been given. New depths are added by the clear immaturity of our protagonist as she sings about being in her mother’s car before issuing a child-like “Broom Broom”, telling us that she is not ready to be driving her mother’s car, so perhaps we don’t want her to win in her objectives. This also  creates a plausible explanation as to why ‘Mum’ doesn’t want her daughter in her car, turning the mother figure from a one-dimensional antagonist to a fully-formed character in her own right. And finally the small, underplayed, “aww”, which, in its lack of surprise and tone of dull acceptance, forces us to speculate that this isn’t the first time our protagonist has experienced this twisting narrative. We are always held back from our dreams. We always repeat our mistakes. But life continues nevertheless. Broom broom. Broom broom, indeed. 

supersmashthestatebros:

fact: we can only use 10% of our brain because the government takes 90% of it #wakeupsheeple

carnivour:

I admit, I am an asshole. But I got a nice booty and my hair soft so I feel like I deserve the best like ????

Reblog if ur gay and Capitalism needs to go

gradientlair:

I follow @KristyT on Twitter and she let me know about a project that she created with @tiffani (#DetroitWater) to help Detroit residents with their water costs. Their website is detroitwaterproject.org and there you can confidentially donate to cover a person’s bill. 
Detroit has the highest percentage of Black residents compared to any other major U.S. city, and as I wrote about in Black In The 99%, race is most certainly forever intertwined with class and poverty; these cannot be extracted from each other, especially in a country where its very financial system and imperialistic power would not exist without enslavement and genocide. There is no way to extract the economic violence being committed upon Detroit residents from racial histories. 
According to RH Reality Check, "in Detroit, the cost of water is nearly twice the national average, and approximately half of the city’s customers owe outstanding balances on their water bills. But let’s situate this against a broader historical and sociopolitical backdrop. By 2011, half of Detroit’s working-age population was unemployed, and only 27 percent had full-time work. Nearly one in five Detroit residents were below the poverty line. Approximately three in five children were living in households headed by single mothers (see Rose Brewer’s article on the prison industrial complex). Moreover, these statistics are significantly worse for the city’s Black and Latino residents.” 
People simply cannot go without water and while this entire situation is larger than just “unpaid bills” but are acts of violence against these residents amidst larger economic and racial disenfranchisement, with the recent 15 day suspension on the human-made drought, hopefully no other excuses can be used to harm these people if they’re able to pay the bills. This isn’t about lack of “personal responsibility” creating negligence over a “luxury” but about systemic poverty, capitalism, privatization and WATER. 
Again, if you want to support Detroit residents through a confidential donation via this fundraiser created by two thoughtful Black women, visit: detroitwaterproject.org.

gradientlair:

I follow @KristyT on Twitter and she let me know about a project that she created with @tiffani (#DetroitWater) to help Detroit residents with their water costs. Their website is detroitwaterproject.org and there you can confidentially donate to cover a person’s bill. 

Detroit has the highest percentage of Black residents compared to any other major U.S. city, and as I wrote about in Black In The 99%, race is most certainly forever intertwined with class and poverty; these cannot be extracted from each other, especially in a country where its very financial system and imperialistic power would not exist without enslavement and genocide. There is no way to extract the economic violence being committed upon Detroit residents from racial histories. 

According to RH Reality Check, "in Detroit, the cost of water is nearly twice the national average, and approximately half of the city’s customers owe outstanding balances on their water bills. But let’s situate this against a broader historical and sociopolitical backdrop. By 2011, half of Detroit’s working-age population was unemployed, and only 27 percent had full-time work. Nearly one in five Detroit residents were below the poverty line. Approximately three in five children were living in households headed by single mothers (see Rose Brewer’s article on the prison industrial complex). Moreover, these statistics are significantly worse for the city’s Black and Latino residents.” 

People simply cannot go without water and while this entire situation is larger than just “unpaid bills” but are acts of violence against these residents amidst larger economic and racial disenfranchisement, with the recent 15 day suspension on the human-made drought, hopefully no other excuses can be used to harm these people if they’re able to pay the bills. This isn’t about lack of “personal responsibility” creating negligence over a “luxury” but about systemic poverty, capitalism, privatization and WATER. 

Again, if you want to support Detroit residents through a confidential donation via this fundraiser created by two thoughtful Black women, visit: detroitwaterproject.org.

carlosofthecosmos:

2brews:

bluedogeyes:

The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair

"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."

Watch the segment

"Dreads aren’t so bad, I’m not offending anyone" -white folk

^^^^^^^^

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today sucked for a variety of reasons:
—had to work with creepy dude who keeps sexually harrassing me at work
—showed up for work 6 hrs early, had to go home and wasted ~$10 of gas
—fucked up the card reader thing so I lost any tips from purchases made with cards, so I gave up my share of cash tips to make up for it
—family of 15 came in 20 minutes before close and stayed 30 minutes after (srsly wtf)

—found out my bill for school this year is due in full in 1 month and I’m $2,000 short, best case scenario I can manage about $700 from my wages by that deadline so haha panic mode ensues

femmefatty:

broadcaster-red:

femmefatty:

urbancheff:

femmefatty:

Actually no shut the fuck up tina fey that’s not how that works

Wow. What a well thought out, articulate rebuttal to Tina Fey’s character’s assertion. I am overwhelmed by the intelligence that is oozing from you.

yeah okay dickwit, it doesn’t take a genius to understand that monkey see, monkey do is a little less evolved than I’d hope you fucking dudes could be
you shouldn’t call girls sluts and whores because not only is it unkind, it also upholds the idea that girls who have sex are lowly and impure. It’s a very gender-specific, sex-shaming slur, and it forces this bullshit sexist virgin/whore dichotomy on girls where they’re shamed for having sex and they’re shamed for abstaining from it.
and in case you haven’t grasped my point, you should know better than to adopt bad behavior if you’re oh so fucking smart

First, it also doesn’t take a genius to take a chill pill, and maybe also give a care about what you’re writing. Second, the whole “Monkey See, Monkey do” is pretty prevalent in society today. For example, driving, you go the speed limit, but everyone else goes five miles above it and you just wanna keep the flow of traffic so you go five miles over. And really the only reason you’re doing it is because you figure its alright when everyone is. In many cases its the same thing with bullying. The bully will keep a group of people around him, so when he goes around shaming people, and his people give him support to do it, it makes him feel all the better. I’m thinking here the message is, be kind to each other, and others will be kind to you. The fact is, is that calling each other sluts and whores doesn’t make it OKAY for other to do so, but it makes it feel okay, that if you go up and do it, you aren’t the only person who is doing. Its extremely easy to adopt bad behavior, curiosity, peer pressure, all these things are extremely effective and real ways people get bad habits. If everyone in school is hating on this one kid, all of your friends and peers, then naturally, you feel negatively towards this person for practically nothing besides the disapproval of others. Is this right? No of course it isn’t but its true! The point I’m getting at here, is Tina Fey is right, and yes everyone is more evolved then monkey see, monkey do but the entire psychology of “everyone else is doing it so I guess I’ll also do it” is there to!

Yeah following the flow of traffic ain’t the same as upholding a sexist societyBut I see what you’re getting at. I still don’t agree. Tina’s character’s line is directed at a large group of girls. She gives the reason they shouldn’t call each other sluts and whores: boys will think it’s okay. I’m fiercely adament that placing the onus of boys’ actions on girls is a very ineffective and potentially harmful thing to do. I dont believe it was women who started the virgin/whore dichotomy. I don’t think women would maintain that dichotomy outside of the patriarchial society that upholds it. It was men who set those standards for women’s behavior, and it is boys who usually teach girls that they’re either sluts or prudes and that neither of those things are good things to be. No one should call anyone sluts or whores, but haha yeah girls get it from boys and it’s salt in the wound to blame girls for what boys do, that was my pointideally Tina’s character wouldn’t tell a symptom to stop being a symptom because it’ll somehow exacerbate the disease and would instead attempt to cure the disease itself. thus includes my complete “articulate” rebuttal

femmefatty:

broadcaster-red:

femmefatty:

urbancheff:

femmefatty:

Actually no shut the fuck up tina fey that’s not how that works

Wow. What a well thought out, articulate rebuttal to Tina Fey’s character’s assertion. I am overwhelmed by the intelligence that is oozing from you.

yeah okay dickwit, it doesn’t take a genius to understand that monkey see, monkey do is a little less evolved than I’d hope you fucking dudes could be

you shouldn’t call girls sluts and whores because not only is it unkind, it also upholds the idea that girls who have sex are lowly and impure. It’s a very gender-specific, sex-shaming slur, and it forces this bullshit sexist virgin/whore dichotomy on girls where they’re shamed for having sex and they’re shamed for abstaining from it.

and in case you haven’t grasped my point, you should know better than to adopt bad behavior if you’re oh so fucking smart

First, it also doesn’t take a genius to take a chill pill, and maybe also give a care about what you’re writing. Second, the whole “Monkey See, Monkey do” is pretty prevalent in society today. For example, driving, you go the speed limit, but everyone else goes five miles above it and you just wanna keep the flow of traffic so you go five miles over. And really the only reason you’re doing it is because you figure its alright when everyone is. In many cases its the same thing with bullying. The bully will keep a group of people around him, so when he goes around shaming people, and his people give him support to do it, it makes him feel all the better. I’m thinking here the message is, be kind to each other, and others will be kind to you. The fact is, is that calling each other sluts and whores doesn’t make it OKAY for other to do so, but it makes it feel okay, that if you go up and do it, you aren’t the only person who is doing. Its extremely easy to adopt bad behavior, curiosity, peer pressure, all these things are extremely effective and real ways people get bad habits. If everyone in school is hating on this one kid, all of your friends and peers, then naturally, you feel negatively towards this person for practically nothing besides the disapproval of others. Is this right? No of course it isn’t but its true! The point I’m getting at here, is Tina Fey is right, and yes everyone is more evolved then monkey see, monkey do but the entire psychology of “everyone else is doing it so I guess I’ll also do it” is there to!

Yeah following the flow of traffic ain’t the same as upholding a sexist society

But I see what you’re getting at. I still don’t agree. Tina’s character’s line is directed at a large group of girls. She gives the reason they shouldn’t call each other sluts and whores: boys will think it’s okay. I’m fiercely adament that placing the onus of boys’ actions on girls is a very ineffective and potentially harmful thing to do.

I dont believe it was women who started the virgin/whore dichotomy. I don’t think women would maintain that dichotomy outside of the patriarchial society that upholds it. It was men who set those standards for women’s behavior, and it is boys who usually teach girls that they’re either sluts or prudes and that neither of those things are good things to be. No one should call anyone sluts or whores, but haha yeah girls get it from boys and it’s salt in the wound to blame girls for what boys do, that was my point

ideally Tina’s character wouldn’t tell a symptom to stop being a symptom because it’ll somehow exacerbate the disease and would instead attempt to cure the disease itself. thus includes my complete “articulate” rebuttal

Anonymous:
It rubs me the wrong way. It's like blaming women for how men treat them. I think it's trying to sell girl solidarity but it could have been done better??

YES THANK YOU admittedly I bit the head off the first guy and didn’t get out everything I wanted to say (but ugh he was being such snot) but in the end I think I made a valid argument

And you make a good point, it’s badly trying to create girl solidarity but to do it by telling girls they’d better behave or BOYS will do it too is rly shitty, especially bc as I said, I totally think it’s primarily boys/men that uphold the whole dichotomy thing in the first place

"It just makes it ok for guys to call you sluts and whores" has GOT to rub other ppl the wrong way I mean come on

 
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