BECAUSE IT WAS MADE OUT OF FREEDOM AND THE DREAMS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
uh excuse me wasn’t it adamantium
no it’s vibranium
you mean FREEDOMIUM
Aren’t wolverine’s bones made of adamantium?
No, Wolverine’s bones are made of crystalized maple syrup and universal health care.
now my favourite post on tumblr
So everyone knows the stereotype about guys in fedoras, so let me tell you about this kid right here.
One of my friends posted a video about everyday sexism, where the sexes and genders of a community were flipped so it was a matriarchal society, and he comments “once i got to the flat chested girl i lost interest.”
So obviously, a couple people as well as myself call this kid out on how he is displaying an act of everyday sexism through that comment.
Fedora kid: ”you got it wrong. The video starts with a guy walking a baby. then a girl talking down to him and him looking at the ground and grovling. Then a girl with out a shirt on running around. At that point i realized i was the wrong person to be watching this video. I don’t treat girls like this and i dont need to be shown a concept video as to what it would be like if girls were in the position to get away with this kinda stuff to realize how wrong it is. I think its just sickening to see guys get away with the stuff they do i dont need a video like this to show me that”
When asked how a shirtless woman managed to convey all this information, he responded “because she was shirtless. It was at that point i realized what the director was trying to convey.”
Obviously this sparked more responses with people trying to explain that he’s still in the wrong, so he does what we expect a kid in a fedora to do: point of “reverse sexism.”
He stated: “ I would like to point something out. Guys can no have their hair long in the work place. Places like Mc Donalds do not let men have their hair below their shoulders. Where as yes some places let this slide it is very rare that any of those guys will get promoted or even be respected. In most cases guys with long hair are seen as either stoners or un kept. That is sexist. Where as girls who wrok for Mc Donalds can wear their hair how ever they want as long as it is kept clean, and out of the food. “
I was trying to not comment on this post too much before this comment was made because I understood that there was nothing getting through to him, but this one irked me so much I had to respond. I told him
omg im soooo sorry that you can’t grow out your hair. I definitely don’t understand that problem since I only deal with things like not being allowed to do what I want with my body as a whole because my reproductive system is valued as more important than my being and rights as a human being, and other things like getting raped and being called a liar and shunned form the community i live in. But you know, my problems are minimal compared to not being able to grow out my hair.
and you know, I wouldn’t knwo what it’s like to not be able to do something in the workplace since I have a significantly smaller chance of being able to get a job no matter what my qualifications are since I am a woman, and even if I get the job, I am going to get paid around 70% of what my male counterpart does.
The response I got was “Well don’t get raped then.”
If this isn’t an example of an ignorant shit, I really don’t know what is. Ignorant in fashion, ignorant in social justice, ignorant abut his own ignorance, and a lot of other things as well (since according to his facebook, he is a proudly unemployed adult living with his parents).
Or what I usually call, a piece of utter shit.
I have decided that I need to network more for my art and poetry. So from now on this will be my personal blog and my secondary: http://writingsandwatercolors.tumblr.com/ will be for arts, crafts, and writings.
ALSO: the blog will have a submissions page for people looking to share or sell their works.
Follow and submit! <3
Net neutrality is dead.
At least that’s the verdict of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which today struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order from 2010 that forced Internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable to abide by the principles of network neutrality. These principles broadly stipulate that ISP network management must be transparent, and that ISPs can’t engage in practices that block, stifle or discriminate against (lawful) websites or traffic types on the Internet.
That’s the bare bones story, wrapped in ugly acronyms (FCC, ISP, etc.). But why should you care that network neutrality (“net neutrality”) may be gone for good?
1. No more net neutrality means ISPs can now discriminate against content they dislike.
Everyone gets their Internet from an Internet service provider — an ISP like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast or Time Warner Cable. Under net neutrality rules, these ISPs have to treat all content you access over the Internet “roughly the same way" — they can’t speed up traffic from websites they like or delay competitor’s traffic.
Now, with net neutrality gone, ISPs can discriminate, favoring their business partners while delaying or blocking websites they don’t like. Think your cable CEO hates free online porn? Now you’ll know for sure!
2. No more net neutrality means ISPs can now force websites to PAY for faster content delivery.
You know how some sites you go to just load slower than others? Usually, that’s just because the slower site is image heavy, poorly coded, or dealing with intense server load. But with net neutrality gone, ISPs can now start charging hefty fees to websites that want quick content delivery — shifting the long load times to poorer sites that can’t pay up.
3. Destroying net neutrality is bad for small businesses.
Put together items one and two and it becomes clear — negating net neutrality is bad for small businesses. If ISPs force website owners pay for faster load times, tiny retailers and personal websites will be the ones to suffer from slower content delivery.
Alternately — or additionally — ISPs will have no reason not to favor partner sites: Time Warner Cable, for instance, might favor the website of CNN (owned by the Time Warner Corporation) over the websites of competing cable news networks MSNBC and Fox News. Still, it’s the indies again that will lose out here. While Time Warner Cable might favor CNN and Comcast MSNBC, independent news networks almost certainly won’t get special treatment from any ISPs. Expand this out to music sites, web publishing, etc., and you begin to see the problem.
In extreme cases, ISPs may hinder or block content that isn’t produced by partners —much like AT&T did when it owned the telephone networks back in the day.
4. Without net neutrality, entire types of online traffic (like Netflix) may be in jeopardy.
Netflix watchers and BitTorrent users might want to beware — soon your beloved services may not work like they used to. Now that net neutrality’s down for the count, ISPs can discriminate against entire types of traffic: For instance, an ISP could slow or block all peer-to-peer file sharing, or all online video streaming.
From an ISP’s perspective, discriminating against some traffic types makes business sense: Many ISPs are also cable television providers, which means the “cord-cutting" enabled by peer-to-peer and streaming online video isn’t good for their bottom line.
5. Without net neutrality, your ISPs can make even more money without actually improving the Internet.
Right now, America’s broadband is slow. It’s slow because ISPs can already make gobs of money by charging the rich a ton for high-quality Internet while leaving the rest of America with subpar (or no) service.
Now, with net neutrality gone, ISPs will be able to make even more money off their existing customer base. They won’t need to improve service or bring broadband to rural areas because they’ll be able to keep growing (financially, at least) by charging content providers more for faster delivery and charging customers more for faster access. In all likelihood, Tuesday’s ruling means the problems with America’s Internet will be magnified.
This FINALLY shows up on my dashboard and it only has 300 notes.
Here’s a petition on Whitehouse.gov that needs 88,000+ by the middle of February:
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS SHIT AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE AIN’T HAVIN’ IT!
And last week I got the news
that one of my good friends from high school
except this time
she’d gone too far
and now she was gone.
And I had a hard time falling asleep at night
and her mother
hugged me tight
and thanked me for coming to the service
but I did not
want to be there at all.
This is not
The girl down the street
would’ve turned 21 last year
and I can scarcely imagine
the wild times she would’ve
But she is buried six feet deep
after falling nearly 300
and she did not leave a note.
This is not
My freshman year of college
and my roommate was beautiful
and how I wanted to be just like her.
But she wore herself down
till she was
and if you blinked
you had to go and find her all over again.
So now her parents are no longer supporting her college tuition
but are paying her hospital bills
watching their daughter crumble.
This is not
So y’all can take your narcissistic
of self harm and eating disorders and committing suicide
and shove them as far up your ass
as you possibly can.
Starvation is not beautiful.
Killing yourself is not beautiful.
is not beautiful.
This note I am writing
is not beautiful.
you are beautiful
and it’s about damn time you start believing it.
do you think anime parents have a baby
and when they see she has pink hair and blue eyes they just think
she’s a main character.”
an Anime in which this pink haired girl goes through her life trying to avoid becoming the main character of…