Monday, March 10, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.
The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.
This is definitely one of my top 5 “Things America has done that really REALLY pisses me off.”
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I just had a very odd chat on omegle, I put my interest as “feminism”. Here’s one section I found slightly disturbing. It went on for a while, maybe I’ll add the whole chat to a “Read More” post.
I mean he’s actually trying to compare MURDER AND RAPE to “killing a man’s heart”.
I’d laugh if this wasn’t so terrifying.
What’s most frightening about this is that he’s not even saying that “men get raped and murdered because of the friendzone”, he’s saying “men rape and murder women because of the friendzone”. He says “the friendzone is as bad to men as being raped and murdered is to women” And the other person goes “how so?” And they respond with “Women can get raped and murdered by men who have been friendzoned.”
So let’s see. According to this guy: men rape and kill women. Women friendzone men. Men rape and kill women more.
Yes. What a deadly and powerful weapon women have to threaten men with.
I also love how he uses male violence against women as proof of how badly men are hurt. So many rapists and abusers have this justification used to defend them. They would NEVER abuse or rape if their victim didn’t MAKE them, if their victim didn’t ANGER them, if their victim didn’t LEAD THEM ON. -_- That they did such a horrible thing is PROOF that their victim did an even more horrible thing to them!
For the people that wonder why I say that I hate men all the time and tend to stay away from spaces dominated by men: IT’S BECAUSE IT KEEPS ME SAFE.
I literally give not one shit that “all men aren’t like this” because if I can’t tell which ONE man has this attitude and the potential to harm me, IT MIGHT AS WELL BE ALL MEN.
I’d rather be suspicious and alive, than polite and dead.
I watched this video that I can’t find now, and it was talking about sexual capital and stuff; who controls sex in a relationship. And it said that, since men are always ready for sex, women control the sex in a relationship, which is generally true. And that is part of the trade-off and economy of sex. Now, I’m not saying the guy in this conversation was right, but what I’m saying is, men can be deprived of a relationship, sexual or otherwise, and that leads them to be lonely. Whether or not it is “friend-zoning,” a man without a woman is a man without someone declaring when to have sex. So this - and this is the important part - COUPLED WITH A DISTURBED/VIOLENCE-INCLINED/DRUNK OR OTHERWISE IMPAIRED/ETC. man MAY result in rape or murder. There is so much more to the issue than friendzone=rape, but I’d imagine (without any data to back it up) that many rapists are not people in a relationship with someone else. What I mean to conclude is that rapists are people who don’t have meaningful relationships in their lives, NOT that friendzoning CAUSES rape.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Time to get out of Best Buy?
So, long story short, Best Buy is following through on its commitment it made last year: to reduce costs and streamline the business. This is all code for getting rid of all the excess managers and leadership and stuff. They are getting rid of certain manager and supervisor positions and combining some of them to create new ones. Which is fine, except that my immediate supervisor and manager are getting relocated. My manager is completely let go, and there is only one potential position opening up she could apply for. Problem is, of all the candidates, she has definitely been with Best Buy the least amount of time. Big strike against her there. My supervisor has 2 positions open to him: he can be a supervisor (or whatever the new title is) on the sales floor, or he can kind of stay in my department, but with a lot more responsibility and a lot less time with the team. Either way, for him, is a pay cut. And I was just about to talk about moving up/out of this position! Shit! Now, potentially, I’ll have to build rapport with a new leader, possibly someone that I don’t like, who doesn’t like me, or doesn’t know me. For now, looks like I’m going nowhere.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
john travolta introducing idina menzel
Turns out, he is dyslexic. Thanks Google! Also, Scientology has “helped” him with it. Apparently they need some more money.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
@kittiesnwine69: “Immoral is not sex.. immoral is.. ” Rev Rebecca Turner #takeroot14
From the slide behind Rev. Turner:
- Shame women who are survivors of assault
- Exert control over the health decisions of pregnant [people/women]
- Force women to drive hundreds of miles to get said abortions
- Pass public health policies that are based upon lies
- Force all people to abide by the religious restrictions of some
- Lie to young people about medical facts
- Use religion as an excuse for bullying
- Use religion as an excuse for denying human rights
- Use religion as an excuse for oppressing women
- Use religion as an excuse for denying healthcare
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
When this moment comes, I will be ready.
YOU THINK I’M JOKING BUT I’M DEAD SERIOUS
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
if anyone asks you about wrestling show them this iconic screenshot and offer no explanation
This is 100% accurate.
Like a boss.
Yes, I am reblogging my reblog. Let’s just sit back and reflect on how truly wonderful, inspiring, and friendly this man was. Everyone should be like Mr. Rogers. The world WOULD be better if everyone was like Mr. Rogers. Be the neighbor Mr. Rogers would want to live next to.
Anonymous asked: That "girl pockets vs. boy pockets" comic is really dumb. The dude is clearly wearing a hoodie and the girl isn't. How is that an accurate comparison? And why does gender need to be brought up?
Ya know, that comic was about as innocent as they come. It had cute art and it was funny and relateable and a lot of people liked it. But then you reblogged it with this nonsense. So instead of the artist being happy that their comic got popular and having a bit nicer day, you do this and make their day a little more crumby for not a lot of reason. And on top of that you have the nerve to send me this anonymous message.
You want to make this a thing? I can make this a thing if you like.
Masculine clothes are designed to be comfortable and functional while still being fashionable. Men can wear shorts and sneakers and hoodies and no one says a thing. But if someone like say, Ellen Page, tries to dress comfortably, the media tells her she is dressing like a “massive man.”
Feminine clothes are often designed to suit the male gaze. To suit what has been decided we find desirable. Little thought is put to function or comfort. Heels are huge. Pockets are tiny or missing. And if you try to deviate from that standard, the choices are usually frumpy, poorly made, and frowned upon.
I’m guessing that is why gender had to be brought up and why maybe you should try out a pair of women’s jeans before you prattle on about accurate comparisons.
IT WAS JUST A COMIC AND NOW IT IS A THING. GODDAMMIT, ANON.
Look, yes, girls can wear hoodies and get the giant hoodie pocket that comes with it, no problem. But maybe the hoodie is a metaphor for functional clothes and the lack of a hoodie is a lack of clothes with function. Often, these clothes with tiny pockets are for women, not men. My girlfriend can’t even carry her cell phone in her pocket because it isn’t big enough. And while she could try and find man-jeans with pockets, they probably won’t accommodate her hips. So I’m sure the comic wasn’t attempting to make a super-feministy point, but the fact that you saw fit to make it a thing instead of just saying, “huh. Girls’ clothes are a little impractical…someone ought to fix that,” you had to go all “this comic is dumb” and now I’m angry…UGH.