softowl: roachpatrol replied to your photo: oh hi again man I cannot even begin to touch on… I don’t push the bars of MY cage: there must be something wrong with you that you’re getting hurt on yours.
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln...– Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85% (via mchotdog) what a radical idea yo (via matthewdgold) You mean actually listening to people’s underlying issues make them act out less. Whoda thunk it. (via socialistexan) This is awesome....
Umineko stream will be starting soon, preshow’s going now! Pop on in, and I’ll start things up once it seems like folks have showed up. :D http://www.livestream.com/idran
Reminder, Umineko Ep6 streaming today starting at 12:30-12:50 PM EST/5:30-5:50 PM GMT!
We have to get over the idea that we need to rank our oppression.– My sociology professor. (via tearybabylaura)
‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belong to a man-a woman who was...– Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor in the book “The Great Cosmic Mother -Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth” (via wine-loving-vagabond) (I’m cutting down this quote to just the part I’m objecting to, since the rest either I can’t speak for orit is essentially correct.) This...
Why Guys Really Hate Being Called ‘Creepy’ →
silver-land: One reason men despise the word “creep” so much more than any other insult is that it isn’trooted in misogyny. Jeremy Paul Gordon specifically compared the term to “pussy,” “douchebag,” and “asshole.” The first two words, when directed at a man, insult him by comparing him either to a vagina or a device used to clean one; their pejorative power lies in the way they feminize the guy...
collegehumor: Dire Consequences: Hot Pepper Improv Kevin or Murph must eat a habanero chili and perform live comedy. Whoever loses, the audience wins.
thedailywhat: Kickass Dad of the Day: When Stuart Chaifetz learned that his 10-year-old son, Akian, was being violent and disruptive in class, he was puzzled. He knew Akian, who has autism, to be mild-mannered and sensitive, and had a hunch that something more was going on. But after several meetings with a team of school officials created to help special-needs students, nothing changed. So...
did you know that it's illegal to be patriotic in...
hypotheticalwoman: dragobns: terminallycapricious: only crime still punishable by death we celebrate the glory of ireland instead ireleand is bloody wonderful st patricks is also a great holiday i wear green like a good girl ;w; *sigh* No, the only crimes punishable by death in England are treason against the crown and sea piracy. It’s also not illegal to be patriotic here, but if...
The 13 Most Useless College Majors (As Determined...
wigmund: chrc: notasenator: princeoftoots: welcometoinnsmouth: theredbookofwesteros: cheatsheet: newsweek: 1.Fine Arts 2.Drama and Theatre Arts 3.Film, Video, and Photographic Arts 4.Commercial Art and Graphic Design 5.Architecture 6.Philosophy and Religious Studies 7.English Literature and Language 8.Journalism 9.Anthropology and Archeology 10.Hospitality Management ...
sudrien: tumblr, please stop stripping out my italics. I like my italics.
Umineko stream will be starting soon, and the pre-show’s going on now! Come on in whenever, and we should start things off some time between 12:30 and 12:50 EST/5:30 and 5:50 GMT. http://www.livestream.com/idran
Apologies again for last week, but the stream willbe happening today! We’re still midway through Episode 6 of Umineko no Naku Koro ni, and things are still very interesting. Hope to see people there! :D
There is Purity in Snow: Photographers revisit... →
wigmund: From MSNBC: Forty years after the Environmental Protection Agency sent an army of nearly 100 photographers across the country to capture images at the dawn of environmental regulation, The Associated Press went back for Earth Day this year to see how things have changed. It…
Warning: Please Do not go to MorningAfterPill.Org
sexreeducated: If you are looking through google for information on the wonderful invention known as Plan B, Emergency contraception or the Morning After Pill- avoid Morningafterpill.org, which comes up on page 1 of ‘morning after pill’ searches It is a actually a Anti-Abortion, Anti-Contraception site meant to shame women into thinking they are ending human life by using any method of...
whoa i better check and see if i can find a source before i treat this as fact– no one on tumblr (via huggbums)
My Puffy Face Moment: VIVA LA SPORTS BRA!
friedlanduh: YOU BETTER START RUNNING FASTER, HONEY, BECAUSE YOU NEED TO LOSE ANOTHER 20 POUNDS BEFORE YOU GET AWAY WITH RUNNING IN A SPORTS BRA! This comment, like most cowardly things, was not said to my face, but rather in passing as I ran past a group of guys on St. Patrick’s Day. I was running back to my apartment in Minneapolis, wearing shorts, sneakers, and a sports bra. They were...
People believe that critiquing = not a good fan. Enjoyment of something is all...– glockgal: media = your cat (via racebending)
Some rape victims are being labeled as "crazy" by... →
wigmund: I’m sorry, but everyone needs to read this. Women are being raped while serving and having their commanding officers tell them to “ignore and forget it happened” and when they press on about it, they are labeled as psychologically unfit for duty and booted from the military with no means of getting help or restitution for what happened to them. What are your thoughts on this issue?
Just a notice for everyone, there will be no Umineko stream tomorrow as I am out of town for the weekend at a conference. Apologies for the late notice! I’ll post this again tomorrow in case anyone misses this one.
You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react?...– an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)
Free speech as a legal concept only guarantees you the right to speak. It...– “Not Okay”: MovieBob on Sexism and Harassment in Nerd Culture. (via jerrymuffinbutt) always relevant (via lettherebecramp) Yes (via cognitivedissonance)
OK, Time To Break It Down
When someone says "racist", what they mean is: There is a systematic, entrenched, system which treats white people as advantaged and privileged and people who are not white as inferior and disadvantaged. This means that although some progress has been made toward equalization of all races, we are still far from true equal footing for all people of all races. What is needed to help with this equalization is for you to realize that the privilege and advantage is still there, whether you mean to benefit from it or not. What is needed to help with this equalization is for you to realize that PoC need safe spaces. What is needed to help with this equalization is for you to help push for PoC history to be in schools. For the teachers to stop writing PoC students off as "going to amount to nothing". For the authorities to stop treating PoC as ten times more dangerous and criminal than white people when we're not.
What some white people hear "racist" what they hear is: You are a bad person. You are an evil person. You are a Klan member wannabe, even if you don't wear the white hood. You burn crosses on lawns. You use the N word even though you know black people don't like it. You would be like the ones who make the news, dragging PoC behind their vehicles, shooting them for looking "suspicious" and beating them up for fun if you thought you could get away with it. You would back up returning to slavery and segregation! You hate all people who are not white!
Why non-PoC want to be able to say the N word: They think it's just a mean, unkind, rude, unpleasant word. That's all. Nothing more. Sticks and stones. No different than honky or cracker.
Why the N word offends many PoC: It is not just a rude word like "dummy" or "stupid" or "asshole". It is a word that was used, for the duration of slavery and beyond, to keep PoC oppressed, and to remind them that if they stood up for themselves they would be whipped, beaten, attacked, mutilated, and KILLED. Let me repeat: KILLED. We fought hard for the right to be treated like HUMAN BEINGS. The N word is an indication that there are still many white people out there who don't think of us as HUMAN BEINGS and don't want us to be treated like HUMAN BEINGS. So it's not just "black people are being mean and not letting us say it." Cracker, by the way, does not mean little thing with salt on it that you put cheese on. It means the one who cracked the whip while PoC were slaves.
So think about these things before you start getting defensive at PoC. And think about why you're getting defensive. Think about why you want to deny the truth of other people's experiences when you have no way of having that experience yourself.
Why do you want to be able to say a word that is sending the message to PoC that you want them to be as they were during slavery and segregation times. If you don't want to send that message. If you don't sincerely feel that way, then there is no valid reason -- NONE -- to want to use the word.
Enough ladies. I get it. You have periods.– Two and a Half Men co-creator Lee Aronsohn’s tells THR he doesn’t much care for lady-centric sitcoms. (via newsweek) He applauded women like Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler and Tina Fey securing a voice to discuss formerly taboo subjects on TV. “But we’re approaching peak vagina on television,...