Reblogs and bullshit

26 yr. old lady residing in NY with partner of 10 years, 9 cats, 2 lizards, 2 mice, and one lonely rope fish. I enjoy nail polish and politics. The beach near me is far too dirty for long walks.

I have to assume most people whining about fast food strikes have never worked fast food. Most demanding and demeaning job I’ve ever had!

So sick of people saying they’d be better off being poor because they have to pay taxes or whatever dumb ass reason *gasp*. Fuckin quit your nice job and get one at Pizza Shack then and live the good life and stop being hyperbolic in front of actual poor people ya fucks.

thehackerformerlyknownas4chan:

Is Richard Dawkins Damaging Atheism? by noelplum99

So, Richard Dawkins has been accused of bringing atheism and/or “the atheist movement” in to disrepute.
That this is largely by writers of articles viewing his comments in the least charitable way is not surprising nor hypocritical. What may surprise you to learn is that these writers are largely atheists themselves!

One such example is Adam Lee (who triggered the exchange between Michael Nugent and Ophelia benson mention in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Y_Q… ) who wrote the following polemic on Richard Dawkins for The Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisf…

Adam Lee is seriously concerned that “the atheist movement” may suffer as a result of comments Dawkins has made……………………. though admittedly not so worried as to stop him from casting everything Dawkins has said in the worst possible light (and in places to downright misportray him) so as to maximise impact. Michael Nugent calls Lee on his inaccuracies on his blog, but it is the hypocrisy which I wish to call out here.

-My suspicion is that he is not half as bothered about the reputation of the atheist movement as he claims to be, or at least quite prepared to contribute to the damage he sees occuring if his personal journalistic reputation gains in so doing.

But what really limits the “throw” of movement atheism? I suggest in this video it may be something else entirely.

None of this means I agree with all of Dawkins tweets. He has covered many subjects that he would have been far better writing out on his RDF site, giving more nuance and thoroughness, then linking to via a tweet, rather than rely on 140 character soundbites heavily open to the prejudices of the reader.


*A bit of a spate of “atheist drama” videos i realise. Of my next three planned videos, one concerns issues again relating to atheist drama and the other two are back to the good stuff :)

Can we have more doodz weigh in on the totally uncharitable nature of women who feel unwelcome in the movement that just loves to use our issues as a stick to beat religion with, only to be aghast when its pointed out that it isn’t just religious dudes. I’m just concerned there aren’t enough men trying to make women feel like their concerns are the pettiest shit they have ever heard but a nativity scene is a big god damn fucking deal.
10/10 would join these people for atheist brunch.

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edwardspoonhands:

I honestly believe that other entertainment communities have these problems but don’t talk about them. I’m proud that when we find out someone is being completely disgusting, we don’t try to sweep it under the rug. We don’t let them back in to perform at the Grammies next year. We don’t pretend they’re too big to be packed up in a box and removed.

I’m not saying we couldn’t do a better job. But I’m proud of how the community has handled this. Particularly Laci, who is amazing.

I’m incredibly proud of Laci and the other YouTubers who’ve spoken out against Sam Pepper and previous sexual assault that’s taken place in the YouTube community. I was happy to add my voice as a YouTuber, as a woman and as a survivor of sexual assault because this shit needs to stop.

Buuuuut let’s not congratulate ourselves just yet. Cause SOMEONE has been welcomed back to Vidcon year after year even though that SOMEONE got on stage at Vidon and told completely inappropriate and racist jokes to the delight of over 7k children. And….they haven’t been dismissed from Vidcon. That same mysterious someone has built an ENTIRE CAREER off of racist stereotypes, blackface, rape jokes and peodophilia jokes. And then that someone goes and does videos with everyone and their mother on YouTube and everyone holds hands and shouts “community!” while they rake in lots of Adsense dollars. And when I talk about how upsetting and problematic this content is, that person’s teenage fans call me the n-word and tell me to kill myself. I WONDER where they learned that from??? 

At the beginning of this month I exchanged Tumblr messages and then emails with John Green about the rampant racism on YouTube and what could be done about it. I stressed to him how important it was for allies like you and John to speak up because your audience is so impressionable and takes every word you say as gospel. Not to mention the fact that two white dudes speaking about social issues is considered revolutionary. FYI when POC talk about these issues it’s called “playing the race card”. Since my last lengthy email to John detailing content suggestions he’s yet to get back to me. I realize you’re both incredibly busy writing books, making movies, planning conferences, and congratulating yourselves on Tumblr but you guys probably talk right? So when are we going to stop sweeping the trend of hugely problematic racist content under the rug and talk about it? Lemme know, cause I’m here. 

Anonymous asked: What's your opinion on changing the term "feminism" to something more inclusive like "equalism" or something along those lines for it to be more inviting for men who believe in feminist beliefs.

nudityandnerdery:

If having the movement called feminism is what discourages a man from supporting it, I don’t think they’re really that interested in helping improving the lives of women.

The name is fine. It’s a movement about recognizing and correcting the inequalities in our culture that affect women, it should be focused on women. Arguing about whether or not it should be called feminism is time and energy that’s not being spent on the issues it’s focused on- that’s why the “I’m not a feminist, I’m an equalist” argument is such a waste of time derailment from so many people who argue against feminism.

Why don’t these people just ask “but how does this help ME?” and be done with it?

Seriously fuck the corporate assholes at my company who come to the store and start things 2 hours behind schedule and then expect you to drop everything to help them for hours. Rage rage rage

simsgonewrong:

my sims were woohooing in the nightclub (i think their children were stopping them doing it at home) and this random lady just stood outside the door to the room the entire time like some kind of security guard

No swx in the champagne room

simsgonewrong:

my sims were woohooing in the nightclub (i think their children were stopping them doing it at home) and this random lady just stood outside the door to the room the entire time like some kind of security guard

No swx in the champagne room

dek-says-so:

abbyjean:

Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

Good fucking Christ.

My fiance legit tried to tell me its because evolution