|14 years old:
||I'm young but I know what I want. This isn't that hard, I'm all grown up already and have everything figured out.
|17 years old:
||Well, this is a little harder than I thought. School is almost ending. What am I going to do with my life?
|21 years old:
||What the fuck is going on? Where are my socks?
|41 years old:
||Fuck. I thought being an adult was going to be FUN.
4:40 pm |
September 4 2014
| 180,582 notes
lets stop calling middle aged people that are sexist and racist “traditional”
My God, yes, let’s.
It’s funny - some woman objects to teaching kids about, I dunno, the existence of gay people (because she was going to keep that a secret FOREVER, apparently) and she’s just protecting TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE and a TRADITIONAL WORLDVIEW. Which is - you know, she’s middle-aged, she doesn’t know any better, ugh.
Meanwhile I’m the same age - or older - than this idiot, and I have kids, too. Hell, I’m even a cisgender heterosexual woman married to a cisgender heterosexual man, and we’ve been together 22 years and married 16 years next month. My spouse is a lawyer and I’m a stay-at-home-mom (who also runs a business out of the basement, but never mind that, for the sake of argument I’m a SAHM). I am, by these people’s definition, traditional. VERY.
Our kids (7 and 5) know that humans come in lots of colors, which is awesome, and that some girls like boys and some girls like other girls, same for boys, and that’s the way things are, you love who you love and you can get married if you want, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. They’re familiar with the idea that the polite thing to do when encountering someone whose gender is indeterminate is to ask them which pronouns they prefer, they know that lots of families look different than theirs, and etc. and so on.
My kids go to public school, where most of the other parents I interact with - also middle aged! - share my beliefs, and are working on raising kids who are at the very least less sexist and less racist than the previous generation. We might not always get it exactly right, but let me tell you, if the “traditional ” lady showed up at my kids’ school and started sputtering about gay people at a school council meeting, she’d be stared at like a triceratops had just come in and sat down.
It has nothing to do with being middle-aged. It has nothing to do with being “traditional” or happening to fit neatly into the boxes society has assigned you to, just by coincidence. It has to do with being an intolerant douchebag.
4:51 pm |
August 31 2014
| 21,565 notes
|spanish and italian:
||So THESE words are feminine and THESE words are masculine, and you ALWAYS put an adjective AFTER the noun.
||haha i dont fuckin know man just do whatever
||LET'S ADD A NEUTRAL NOUN HAHA
||*shooting up in the bathroom*
||the pronounciation changes depending on the gender and what letter the word starts and ends with and hahah i dont even know good fucking luck
||here have all of these consonants have fun
||subject article noun article verb. too bad there's three fucking alphabets lmao hope your first language isn't western
||sneeze, and chances are you've got it right. idfk
||here's a picture. draw it. it means something. it can be pronounced four different ways. these twenty other pictures are pronounced the same but have very different meanings. godspeed.
||so here's this one word. it actually translates to three words. also pronouns don't really exist. the gender is all in the verb. have fun!
||here memorize 500 charts and then you still dont know what the fuck is happening
||If you move this sign by a tenth of an inch, you'll be signing "penis"
||idk man its pronounced like its spelt but good fucking luck spelling it
||so basically we're going to add 15 syllables to every word you know and assign it one of 3 genders at random. Also good luck figuring out where to put the accents you piece of shit
4:16 pm |
August 31 2014
| 494,375 notes
Anonymous said: I told a friend about an incident where a dude was following me up my street in his car, penis out jerking it. that he kept following me until I told him I was calling the cops. and she reacted like it was an amusing tale and quoted some book she'd read where the woman got so accustomed to seeing the same homeless man masturbating on her daily jog over the Brooklyn Bridge she considered him part of the scenery. I never could trust her after that. I hate not being able to trust women.
:( What the fuck. UGH NO.
When other women are blase about rape culture and sexual harassment like, oh well, we all have to deal with it. Like it’s a minor inconvenience. SO DEPRESSING.
OR ALSO. Women who say shit like “Was he cute?” or “Wow, I wish men would pay attention to me!” when you tell them about the guy you thought was going to rape you in a parking lot after he followed you to your car from the bar.
Im so sorry that happened. The sexual harasser and the shitty friend response both.
Just after college, I worked in an office for about two weeks that was across the street from from a residential hotel. After the first day, there was a man standing the window of in the room directly across the street from my office. Masturbating.
He’d start as soon as I sat down at my desk. I pulled the shades and sat in darkness with the lights on. When I’d leave the building to go to lunch, I’d look up and there he’d be - staring down at me. Masturbating.
I quit the job. The (male) administrators didn’t understand why I’d “let something like that get to me.”
Still gives me the twitches, almost 20 years later.
4:04 pm |
August 31 2014
| 13 notes
So the wife of Ferguson police chief says community is “feral”.
A wild cracker appears.
"They." Who’s "they," anyway? She can say this dumb shit on social media, but she’s got to code "black people" as "they."
Like “MAYBE PEOPLE WON”T NOTICE THAT I’M TALKING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE IF I DON”T SAY “BLACK PEOPLE” AND THEY WON’T THINK I’M BEING RACIST, WOW GREAT IDEA. NOW TO PUT IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA!”
10:54 am |
August 13 2014
| 26,910 notes
tumblr’s relationship with Natalie Dormer
is that Imhotep killing people for Natalie Dormer in the first one
10:52 am |
August 13 2014
| 69,451 notes
Anonymous said: Will "devil's advocate" ever not mean "racist contrarian?"
Sometimes it means “sexist fuckface”, I guess.
10:51 am |
August 13 2014
| 1,478 notes