when people are all like hey baby how ya doin so you like to read huh

when people are all like hey baby how ya doin so you like to read huh

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slutwhat:

i laughed way too much

For awhile I was worried that I was too young to have an ad in the “Mature” category on NiteFlirt. But then I’ll get these calls on Keen or Ingenio or whatever from guys who say I remind them of their mom (ick!) or that I’m “like the naughty step mother ive always wanted… just a wealth of information" which at least I can kind of wrap my brain around. 
I don’t think I’m bothered by getting old any more than everyone else who doesn’t want life to end, but being mistaken for someone’s mother always unsettles me. Like, I can’t even really grok the concept of being a mother. I’ve never been able to stick to a paid job for more than a year, let alone a 24 hour nightmare that I’m never allowed to escape from or be unkind to.
And it’s weird that because I’ve reached a certain age, I’m somehow expected to have acquired these traits, to have become this person. And it bugs that there’s really no space for people like me in our cultural imagination.

slutwhat:

i laughed way too much

For awhile I was worried that I was too young to have an ad in the “Mature” category on NiteFlirt. But then I’ll get these calls on Keen or Ingenio or whatever from guys who say I remind them of their mom (ick!) or that I’m “like the naughty step mother ive always wanted… just a wealth of information" which at least I can kind of wrap my brain around. 

I don’t think I’m bothered by getting old any more than everyone else who doesn’t want life to end, but being mistaken for someone’s mother always unsettles me. Like, I can’t even really grok the concept of being a mother. I’ve never been able to stick to a paid job for more than a year, let alone a 24 hour nightmare that I’m never allowed to escape from or be unkind to.

And it’s weird that because I’ve reached a certain age, I’m somehow expected to have acquired these traits, to have become this person. And it bugs that there’s really no space for people like me in our cultural imagination.

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rayvenloaf:

scattered-minutiae:

There. Fixed it. 

Image descriptions: Image #1: Black text on white background reading “CURE AUTISM” with the word autism covered over by a green label reading “ABLEISM”. Image #2: Black text on white background reading “PREVENT AUTISM” with the word autism covered over by a brown label reading “HATRED”.  Image #3: Black text on white background reading “COMBAT AUTISM” with the word autism covered over by a yellow label reading “STIGMA”.  Image #4: Black text on white background reading “FIGHT AUTISM” with the word autism covered over by a red label reading “IGNORANCE”. 

!!!!!!!!!

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seramiles:

reverseracism:

panic-phoenix:

p0kemina:

daniellemertina:

mixunit:

Thank God We Solved Racism…

This epitomizes why the politics of respectability is so pointless and a ridiculous way to solve racism.
O’Reiley himself claims that if black men dress right, stay in school, and etc that they will be treated with respect. And yet, he blatantly disrespects a Columbia Professor dressed in a suit by reducing him to a cocaine dealer. This is how white people work. They give conditions for you to be treated with humanity, but even when you meet those arbitrary conditions you’re still treated as less than human.
And black people need to become wiser to these tactics. Because then Don Lemon wouldn’t have made the silly statements he made. 

Bill O’Reily strikes me as some kind of sick joke

"This is how white people work" You’re inferring that all white people act the same way is racist as well. I would have agreed with you fully if you had not said that one little phrase. Now all I can see is that YOU are racist towards white people. Which would put you in the same boat as Bill O’Reiley.

Reverseracism is a myth. Racism is institutional. ALL white people benefit from racism. Most of you participate in subtle racism and if you don’t, you still benefit from racism. Most of you are ignorant to the fact that the world is not a ‘post racial’ society. Most of you are either : active bigots, timid bigots, fair weather bigots.
Active Bigot – “All-weather bigot" – Example: Openly racist and makes racial remarks regardless of audience.
Timid Bigot – prejudice but afraid of the consequences of discrimination.
Fair-weather Liberal (Reluctant Liberal) – Discriminates without having personal prejudice. Will not call out another person for being racist, will usually laugh at racist jokes/actions. These people almost always think they are not “racist”.

This post AND thread are so telling re: racism right here, right now. 

seramiles:

reverseracism:

panic-phoenix:

p0kemina:

daniellemertina:

mixunit:

Thank God We Solved Racism…

This epitomizes why the politics of respectability is so pointless and a ridiculous way to solve racism.

O’Reiley himself claims that if black men dress right, stay in school, and etc that they will be treated with respect. And yet, he blatantly disrespects a Columbia Professor dressed in a suit by reducing him to a cocaine dealer. This is how white people work. They give conditions for you to be treated with humanity, but even when you meet those arbitrary conditions you’re still treated as less than human.

And black people need to become wiser to these tactics. Because then Don Lemon wouldn’t have made the silly statements he made. 

Bill O’Reily strikes me as some kind of sick joke

"This is how white people work" You’re inferring that all white people act the same way is racist as well. I would have agreed with you fully if you had not said that one little phrase. Now all I can see is that YOU are racist towards white people. Which would put you in the same boat as Bill O’Reiley.

Reverseracism is a myth. Racism is institutional. ALL white people benefit from racism. Most of you participate in subtle racism and if you don’t, you still benefit from racism. Most of you are ignorant to the fact that the world is not a ‘post racial’ society. Most of you are either : active bigots, timid bigots, fair weather bigots.

Active Bigot – “All-weather bigot" – Example: Openly racist and makes racial remarks regardless of audience.

Timid Bigot – prejudice but afraid of the consequences of discrimination.

Fair-weather Liberal (Reluctant Liberal) – Discriminates without having personal prejudice. Will not call out another person for being racist, will usually laugh at racist jokes/actions. These people almost always think they are not “racist”.

This post AND thread are so telling re: racism right here, right now. 

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lawebloca:

[Video]

I think I pulled a stomach muscle laughing at part 1.

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lawebloca:


Squirrel Playing Video

lawebloca:

Squirrel Playing Video

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youmightbeamisogynist:

elsarge28:

movethefuckoverbro:

I just don’t get this at all. I know that there are a lot of awful “dudebros” on public transportation, but really? It’s an interesting pet cause and all, but meanwhile, I’m being denied jobs, health care, and I’m finding most education totally inaccessible for me because of my neurology. I don’t…

Gotta agree here on some level. If your worst issues are guys taking up space, you’ve got it pretty easy.
It’s inconsiderate, yes but in the grand scheme of things get over it.

The admins have never claimed this was the worst problem. But it is a symptom of a much larger one. Obviously, lots of things in this country are shit and someone always has it shittier. Women of color have it shittier than white women. Disabled people have it shittier than able-bodied people. Neuroatypical people have it shittier than NT people. Trans people have it shittier than cis people. The point being that its terrible anon experienced that shit. But there are spaces for neuroatypicals who have been abused to share their stories. I’m on most of them myself. No, all in all, not being able to sit down on the bus because some asshole’s backpack needs a seat isn’t the worst thing to happen to anyone from any marginalized group. But it’s a symptom of male privilege and combating it does combat that privilege, which is just one small battle in the war. We can’t just fight one battle at a time for one group of people. We have to advocate for everyone in every way we know how and in many different arenas on many different issues. 

timholtorf:

thecouscousqueen:

justplainsomething:

the-thorster:

prettybluescarf:

Ten Chick Flick Cliches

Okay, but why is tumblr not talking about this???

NO BUT THIS IS BRILLIANT

I love that at no point in these scenarios were they pretending to be women.

the sliding down the wall crying part oh my god

Saving to watch later.

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"When I say, ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a heck of a person."

Joss Whedon  (via sickur)

The most honest truth

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movethefuckoverbro:

I experience this every day, on almost every metro/RER/bus trip I take on my journeys to and from classes, work, home. It’s not the only thing that annoys me about public tranpsort behaviour, but it is one of the most prominent. Like ok tourists can be very annoying, maybe they don’t come from a city and so they don’t really know how to act, but unnecessarily taking up more than your allotted space is definitely largely a male phenomenon and something men will do whether they are tranport-savvy or not.

But one thing that can really get to me is how explicit this sense of entitledness is. I have long legs and wide hips, which means on some seats my hips will be a little bigger than the seat itself, it’s really hard to keep my legs pressed together, and (where you’re facing other people, often the case on the parisian metro) my legs usually go up to or beyond the ‘middle’ point between chairs. I can’t help that. So when a women sits in front of me with long/er legs, we unverbally find a position where both commuters are comfortable (interlocking legs for example). But almost without fail, men will sit down and expect to just put their legs exactly where they want to, where they always do. Legs wide. Bum not against the back of the chair. If they read a newspaper they stick out their elbows. Even when the train is so packed that people get left behind on the platform.

Men are unwilling to give up the space thay have always taken up, even when this fact is shown to them in such a black and white manner (like on this blog). So, thanks.

howmanymoredays:

kropotkitten:

Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

Thank you.

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femme-fatalist:

socialismartnature:

This country is the fucking worst. As the world’s biggest bully-nation, it’s no wonder that our society literally encourages kids to bully the most vulnerable among themselves … and then punishes the victim if they try to resist …

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A Pennsylvania mother whose learning-disabled son was convicted of disorderly conduct for recording his bullies while they tormented him demanded the judge reverse decision and the school district apologize.

Shea Love wondered why the school district contacted the police to discuss a violation of wiretap statutes instead of confronting the students who were bullying her son, a sophomore at South Fayette High School with attention deficit and an anxiety disorder.

“The whole thing has been a horrible nightmare,” Love told the Tribune-Review. “This whole ordeal has made my son miserable.”

On the recording — which the 15-year-old made on his iPad — one student can be heard telling another to pull Love’s son’s pants down. The teacher can be heard intervening, telling the students that they need to stop talking if their discussion isn’t about math.

A few minutes later, a loud slam can be heard, followed by the teacher telling students to sit down. “What? I was just trying to scare him,” one of the boys can be heard saying.

The 15-year-old said he made the recording “because I always felt like it wasn’t me being heard.”

“I wanted some help,” he continued. “This wasn’t just a one-time thing. This always happens every day in that class.”

Upon learning of the recording, South Fayette High School principal Scott Milburn and assistant principal Aaron Skrbin contacted Lieutenant Robert Kurta, asking that he come to the school because he believed there had been “a wiretapping incident.”

School district officials forced the student to erase the recording and ordered him to attend Saturday detention. Kurta charged him with disorderly conduct, but didn’t believe that the incident warranted a felony wiretapping charge, though according to court records, he was adamant the student had “committed a crime.”

South Fayette District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet found the student guilty, fined him $25 and ordered him to pay court costs.

I cannot even comprehend how backward and fucked up this is.

Some more stories about this bullshit.

Tell the judge who made this bullshit decision how you feel.

Scroll to the bottom of this posting and find contact info for the police department and school administrators. 

Can we please signal boost the fuck out this?

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fyahblaze:

blackfeminism:

ourtimeorg:

If you don’t know who Johnnie Tillmon was, look her up.

Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon
I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on welfare.
In this country, if you’re any one of those things you count less as a human being. If you’re all those things, you don’t count at all. Except as a statistic.
I am 45 years old. I have raised six children. There are millions of statistics like me. Some on welfare. Some not. And some, really poor, who don’t even know they’re entitled to welfare. Not all of them are black. Not at all. In fact, the majority-about two-thirds-of all the poor families in the country are white.
Welfare’s like a traffic accident. It can happen to anybody, but especially it happens to women.
And that’s why welfare is a women’s issue. For a lot of middle-class women in this country, Women’s Liberation is a matter of concern. For women on welfare it’s a matter of survival.
Survival. That’s why we had to go on welfare. And that’s why we can’t get off welfare now. Not us women. Not until we do something about liberating poor women in this country.
Because up until now we’ve been raised to expect to work, all our lives, for nothing. Because we are the worst educated, the least-skilled, and the lowest-paid people there are. Because we have to be almost totally responsible for our children. Because we are regarded by everybody as dependents. That’s why we are on welfare. And that’s why we stay on it.
Welfare is the most prejudiced institution in this country, even more than marriage, which it tries to imitate. Let me explain that a little.
Ninety-nine percent of welfare families are headed by women. There is no man around. In half the states there can’t be men around because A.F.D.C. (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) says if there is an “able-bodied” man around, then you can’t be on welfare. If the kids are going to eat, and the man can’t get a job, then he’s got to go.
Welfare is like a super-sexist marriage. You trade in a man for the man. But you can’t divorce him if he treats you bad. He can divorce you, of course, cut you off anytime he wants. But in that case, he keeps the kids, not you.The man runs everything. In ordinary marriage, sex is supposed to be for your husband. On A.F.D.C., you’re not supposed to have any sex at all. You give up control of your own body. It’s a condition of aid. You may even have to agree to get your tubes tied so you can never have more children just to avoid being cut off welfare.
The man, the welfare system, controls your money. He tells you what to buy, what not to buy, where to buy it, and how much things cost. If things-rent, for instance-really cost more than he says they do, it’s just too bad for you. He’s always right.
That’s why Governor [Ronald] Reagan can get away with slandering welfare recipients, calling them “lazy parasites,” “pigs at the trough,” and such. We’ve been trained to believe that the only reason people are on welfare is because there’s something wrong with their character. If people have “motivation,” if people only want to work, they can, and they will be able to support themselves and their kids in decency.
The truth is a job doesn’t necessarily mean an adequate income. There are some ten million jobs that now pay less than the minimum wage, and if you’re a woman, you’ve got the best chance of getting one. Why would a 45-year-old woman work all day in a laundry ironing shirts at 90-some cents an hour? Because she knows there’s some place lower she could be. She could be on welfare. Society needs women on welfare as “examples” to let every woman, factory workers and housewife workers alike, know what will happen if she lets up, if she’s laid off, if she tries to go it alone without a man. So these ladies stay on their feet or on their knees all their lives instead of asking why they’re only getting 90-some cents an hour, instead of daring to fight and complain.
Maybe we poor welfare women will really liberate women in this country. We’ve already started on our own welfare plan. Along with other welfare recipients, we have organized so we can have some voice. Our group is called the National Welfare Rights Organization (N.W.R.O.). We put together our own welfare plan, called Guaranteed Adequate Income (G.A.I.), which would eliminate sexism from welfare. There would be no “categories”-men, women, children, single, married, kids, no kids-just poor people who need aid. You’d get paid according to need and family size only and that would be upped as the cost of living goes up.
As far as I’m concerned, the ladies of N.W.R.O. are the front-line troops of women’s freedom. Both because we have so few illusions and because our issues are so important to all women-the right to a living wage for women’s work, the right to life itself.

still relevant today

fyahblaze:

blackfeminism:

ourtimeorg:

If you don’t know who Johnnie Tillmon was, look her up.

Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon

I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on welfare.

In this country, if you’re any one of those things you count less as a human being. If you’re all those things, you don’t count at all. Except as a statistic.

I am 45 years old. I have raised six children. There are millions of statistics like me. Some on welfare. Some not. And some, really poor, who don’t even know they’re entitled to welfare. Not all of them are black. Not at all. In fact, the majority-about two-thirds-of all the poor families in the country are white.

Welfare’s like a traffic accident. It can happen to anybody, but especially it happens to women.

And that’s why welfare is a women’s issue. For a lot of middle-class women in this country, Women’s Liberation is a matter of concern. For women on welfare it’s a matter of survival.

Survival. That’s why we had to go on welfare. And that’s why we can’t get off welfare now. Not us women. Not until we do something about liberating poor women in this country.

Because up until now we’ve been raised to expect to work, all our lives, for nothing. Because we are the worst educated, the least-skilled, and the lowest-paid people there are. Because we have to be almost totally responsible for our children. Because we are regarded by everybody as dependents. That’s why we are on welfare. And that’s why we stay on it.

Welfare is the most prejudiced institution in this country, even more than marriage, which it tries to imitate. Let me explain that a little.

Ninety-nine percent of welfare families are headed by women. There is no man around. In half the states there can’t be men around because A.F.D.C. (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) says if there is an “able-bodied” man around, then you can’t be on welfare. If the kids are going to eat, and the man can’t get a job, then he’s got to go.

Welfare is like a super-sexist marriage. You trade in a man for the man. But you can’t divorce him if he treats you bad. He can divorce you, of course, cut you off anytime he wants. But in that case, he keeps the kids, not you.The man runs everything. In ordinary marriage, sex is supposed to be for your husband. On A.F.D.C., you’re not supposed to have any sex at all. You give up control of your own body. It’s a condition of aid. You may even have to agree to get your tubes tied so you can never have more children just to avoid being cut off welfare.

The man, the welfare system, controls your money. He tells you what to buy, what not to buy, where to buy it, and how much things cost. If things-rent, for instance-really cost more than he says they do, it’s just too bad for you. He’s always right.

That’s why Governor [Ronald] Reagan can get away with slandering welfare recipients, calling them “lazy parasites,” “pigs at the trough,” and such. We’ve been trained to believe that the only reason people are on welfare is because there’s something wrong with their character. If people have “motivation,” if people only want to work, they can, and they will be able to support themselves and their kids in decency.

The truth is a job doesn’t necessarily mean an adequate income. There are some ten million jobs that now pay less than the minimum wage, and if you’re a woman, you’ve got the best chance of getting one. Why would a 45-year-old woman work all day in a laundry ironing shirts at 90-some cents an hour? Because she knows there’s some place lower she could be. She could be on welfare. Society needs women on welfare as “examples” to let every woman, factory workers and housewife workers alike, know what will happen if she lets up, if she’s laid off, if she tries to go it alone without a man. So these ladies stay on their feet or on their knees all their lives instead of asking why they’re only getting 90-some cents an hour, instead of daring to fight and complain.

Maybe we poor welfare women will really liberate women in this country. We’ve already started on our own welfare plan. Along with other welfare recipients, we have organized so we can have some voice. Our group is called the National Welfare Rights Organization (N.W.R.O.). We put together our own welfare plan, called Guaranteed Adequate Income (G.A.I.), which would eliminate sexism from welfare. There would be no “categories”-men, women, children, single, married, kids, no kids-just poor people who need aid. You’d get paid according to need and family size only and that would be upped as the cost of living goes up.

As far as I’m concerned, the ladies of N.W.R.O. are the front-line troops of women’s freedom. Both because we have so few illusions and because our issues are so important to all women-the right to a living wage for women’s work, the right to life itself.

still relevant today

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bromancing-the-stone:

notesonascandal:

thekendroshow:

word up

Whoopi’s face is like "I’m glad that lil’ white girl said it cuz you know what would happen if I did…"

I love how Sarah’s face isn’t even joking she’s just so fed up with the bullshit.

bromancing-the-stone:

notesonascandal:

thekendroshow:

word up

Whoopi’s face is like "I’m glad that lil’ white girl said it cuz you know what would happen if I did…"

I love how Sarah’s face isn’t even joking she’s just so fed up with the bullshit.

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alapoet:

fuuuuuck willowtreefree:

kara-duman:

forest—faery:

decembersoul:

life,death,reincarnation,via makeup.

THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER WATCHED


Wow…
♥

alapoet:

fuuuuuck 

willowtreefree:

kara-duman:

forest—faery:

decembersoul:

life,death,reincarnation,via makeup.

THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER WATCHED

Wow…

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