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October 05 2017

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ellactra:

simplebrownnugget:

someoneintheshadow446:

tree-of-blue-squirrel:

cognitivedissonance:

hakuna-mituna:

dreamsofkittens:

abbysucks:

mundanematt:

The swinging pendulum of sexism arrives! Ladies, Men can get raped too. Remember that.

Just to put some perspective in this for those people who may be confused at how a guy can get a boner but not really be sexually charged, so to speak…

Ladies, you know how your nipples get hard for seemingly no reason (sans stepping into a cold room anyway)? You go to put on a shirt and your nipples are poking out like they haven’t seen daylight in over 40 years? Or you brush them up against something and BAMMO, nipple town? Or someone slaps you in the tits and they’re standing full mister?

You get where I’m going with this? Your sexual organs are built to respond to stimulus, be it one you personally find sexually gratifying or not.  Saying a dude who gets a boner while he’s otherwise not consenting to sex is lying about the fact would be like saying any girl who gets wet while getting raped is actually enjoying it/wants it.

so… you know… dont be stupid about this people. guys can get raped too and girls can most definitely be the fuckin perps.

People who think men don’t get raped are just as bad as the people who think men can’t control their urges to rape women. It happens less often, but it still happens, and it’s just as traumatizing for the male victim. You can’t just disregard a victim based on their gender.

Can we also include that females can rape other females and males can rape other males too?

Every.Single.Person.Can.Be.A.Victim.Or.An.Offender

All of the above.

Basically, if a person doesn´t give you any verbal consent, IT IS NO CONSENT!
ALSO! If they are under influences of legal or illegal drugs/alcohol, IT IS STILL NOT A CONSENT!

like seriously, what´s so hard to understand about that geez

Also a common response to rape is to freeze in fear and allow it to happen. So just because a person didn’t scream or fight back, doesn’t mean they consented to it. 

Somebody tag radfemtori to this.

I can’t believe this still needs to be said.

Reposted bydivi divi

just-shower-thoughts:

The most dangerous game is resting your eyes after you turned off the alarm clock in the morning

To everyone insisting that “something must be done!” about guns

your-raifu-is-shit:

your-raifu-is-shit:

We already tried. We had a complete federal assault weapons ban for 10 years (1994 - 2004) and a study on its effects afterwards found no evidence that it had any measurable impact on crime

dermoosealini said: ok so people are consistent with the amount of crime they commit. what are the stats for victim numbers after the assault weapons ban was lifted?

So if you’d bothered to actually read the study it clearly states

“Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement. AWs were rarely used in gun crimes even before the ban. LCMs are involved in a more substantial share of gun crimes, but it is not clear how often the outcomes of gun attacks depend on the ability of offenders to fire more than ten shots (the current magazine capacity limit) without reloading.“

and further down:

“Any resulting increase in crimes with AWs and LCMs might increase gunshot victimizations for the reasons noted above, though this effect could be difficult to measure. “ (emphasis mine)


Another study (here) clearly states: “ The ban has failed to reduce the average number of victims per gun murder incident or multiple gunshot wound victims. ”

Fuck Shoplifters

seralphia:

scaliefox:

fuck-customers:

Today at work I spent two hours doing inventory adjustments for my department. The process is essentially, count the number of a product on the shelf and see if it matches the number the computer says we have, then change the computer number to the correct amount. One or two items missing is normal. Stuff gets miscounted or the wrong barcode gets scanned or maybe the tags fell off and we ring it up as something else. That’s just par for the course. 200+ items is not.

Today alone in just ONE department there was over $1200 of merchandise missing.

I’m going to get my butt chewed out because $1200 is missing from my department and I don’t know where it went. That’s $1200 that my store will have to cover. That’s $1200 that comes out of payroll budget, which is already way too thin. $1200 is almost exactly one months pay for one employee, meaning we will probably have to let someone go, because we are losing this amount on an almost daily basis.

Fuck you and your lame excuses. When you shoplift, it isn’t hurting the corporation. It’s hurting the employees.

When you shoplift it means that one of my coworkers won’t be able to pay her bills this month. It means she won’t be able to afford to eat every day. It means that my coworkers and I will have to find a way to sneak gas money into her purse so that she can get home.

It means that corporate is going to make us tighten security. We will have to purchase more cameras and more alarms and more tags, with money we don’t have, which means hours will get cut even more. It means we will have to participate in shrink prevention programs, like consenting to having our belongings searched before we leave because corporate still insists that most of our shrink is internal.

I can understand if you are stealing food because you’re hungry, or medicine because you’re sick. it’s still wrong, but I understand that and if I saw you stealing food or medicine, I would probably look the other way and pay for it myself.

But you can’t eat cosmetics, ok? You won’t die without lipstick. You won’t suffer because you don’t have Levi jeans. You won’t get sick because you don’t have a wallet & penknife gift set, you’re just being a shitty person.

Enjoy your $12.00 compacts you crudnuggets. I hope it’s worth our jobs.

This why you don’t frickin’ shoplift.

The owners of the company blame the workers for your asshole behavior and take it out on them. You’re literally hurting every day people working blue collar jobs, stocking shelves, and running tills just like you.

Omg, I went through some of the replies and all those shoplifters basically going “but but but the corporations aren’t allowed to do that!” or “you’re siding with corporations against your fellow humans!” (what. the. fuck?) or literally telling store employees to take it to the courts and fight shitty corporate policies.

Which …

1) the fact that something is illegal doesn’t mean that something doesn’t happen. So when a retail employee tells you that, hey, shoplifting can have awful consequences for the people working in a store? Maybe start listening to them and stop shoplifting.

2) If you know that corporations do this shit (if for no other reason than OP, who is a retail worker, telling you just that) and you go ahead and berate them for daring to speak up about how shitty shoplifting is for them? You are a terrible person that apparently considers shoplifters as fellow humans but not retail workers. Also: stop shoplifting.

3) Most people can’t just “up and fight The Man” even if they know that they are legally and morally in the right. Because they don’t have a support system (say, unions), or don’t have the resources for lengthy legal battles, or need that job because they have to support more people than just themselves. And you ain’t shit if you demand that retail workers either shut up or go to court, not because you care but so that you can continue shoplifting “guilt-free”. You’re awful and should stop shoplifting.

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Stupid question but did that kid ever get their fluffy chicken?

lizardsister:

straightallies:

pluckydoodle:

ilikechildren–fried:

hattedhedgehog:

the-eagle-atarian:

silentthevoice:

i would platonic date so many people 

like fuck yeah let me take u out to a fancy restaurant let’s get dressed up and go without all the romantic involvement or anything like that it would be so nice

*Quietly raises hand* Actually what the OP was talking about is a real thing:

Source (x)

Ohhh I see what you mean! You mean 

I get it now

while friendship is the level of being friends, if it were a scale then queerplatonic would be in between friendship and a romantic relationship because there is a deeper connection than just friendship that is like the attachment level of a romantic relationship without the romantic feelings

oh ok, so like this!

this post has haunted me for years like have y'all never hung out with people before

"before talking about egypt" post

tiredxtina:

whitegaysaintshit:

bloglikeanegyptian:

because i’m really tired of rhetoric regarding egypt on this website, and because i’m tired of repeating the same things over and over, here’s a post of things every person who posts something about egypt should be aware of before opening their big fat mouths:

  • egyptians do not ascribe to western racial constructs. repeat this several times. egyptians aren’t white, or black, or white-passing, or brown until they’re forced to identify under these by westerners. like “poc” these terms are meaningless without something to compare it to. when you call people living in their own country “poc,” you sound like an idiot.
  • before mouthing off about “ancient/real egyptians” and “modern coloniser egyptians,” this is what egyptians look like:

    image

    but they also look like this:

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    and this:image

    none of these are considered “more egyptian” than the other, and if we don’t do it, frankly you shouldn’t.

    (i had to take some of these off a government propaganda video, i hope you’re happy. also watch it, it’s pretty catchy.)
  • here is egypt on a map:image (x)
    as you can see, egypt is located in northern africa. this makes egypt an african country. it is also usually included in the politically vague “middle east,” or more accurately the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. egypt is a culturally arab country. this makes it african and arab. egyptians identify as both without issue. it is not a big deal, nor is it up to you to tell us what to identify as.

    egypt has also had the same borders for around 5000 years, give or take, due to the nile being a major factor in where the concentration of populations are. therefore ancient egyptians were also north african, with close interactions with the kushite kingdom in the south, where Sudan is now. got it? ancient egypt, geographically = egypt + sudan. we know exactly where ancient egypt was located. they were nice enough to write everything down.
  • egyptians were never enslaved by americans or taken to america. while the egyptian diaspora is large, most egyptian immigrants are recent first or second generation. this means that egyptians have no claim to african american history, and vice versa.
  • nubian egyptians still exist. they are a minority in upper (southern) egypt that faces erasure, oppression and discrimination.
  • for reference, this is what egyptian traditional dress looks like:

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    image

    (not super accurate because it differs in different parts of egypt, but you get the idea. surprise, it’s not cleopatra outfits after all!)
  • here is a list of the absolute stupidest (and most popular) posts regarding egypt i’ve seen on my dash that you should absolutely 100% not reblog ever:

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    and my personal favorite:

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    (please do not reblog any of these they have caused more pain and grief to egyptians on this website than exodus ever will.)
  • so to sum up: don’t tell egyptians what to identify as, don’t tell egyptians what they’re supposed to look like, don’t force egyptians into stupid western racial classifications and don’t talk about egypt unless you have basic knowledge of egypt.

* links with (*) on them lead to posts on my own blog that clarify each point or explain it further, not outside sources. i only have basic knowledge of most issues from an egyptian point of view, but that’s still more than 99% of the people on this website so you might as well listen to me instead of giving the fucking indo-aryan post 75k notes.

If you have ever reblogged anything about Egypt you better read this so help me

yooooooo this is the most accurate thing about Egyptian racial identity that I have ever read on this website

Opinion | I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

whostolemymonkey:

triggeredmedia:

priceofliberty:

I researched the strictly tightened gun laws in Britain and Australia and concluded that they didn’t prove much about what America’s policy should be. Neither nation experienced drops in mass shootings or other gun related-crime that could be attributed to their buybacks and bans. Mass shootings were too rare in Australia for their absence after the buyback program to be clear evidence of progress. And in both Australia and Britain, the gun restrictions had an ambiguous effect on other gun-related crimes or deaths.

When I looked at the other oft-praised policies, I found out that no gun owner walks into the store to buy an “assault weapon.” It’s an invented classification that includes any semi-automatic that has two or more features, such as a bayonet mount, a rocket-propelled grenade-launcher mount, a folding stock or a pistol grip. But guns are modular, and any hobbyist can easily add these features at home, just as if they were snapping together Legos.

As for silencers — they deserve that name only in movies, where they reduce gunfire to a soft puick puick. In real life, silencers limit hearing damage for shooters but don’t make gunfire dangerously quiet. An AR-15 with a silencer is about as loud as a jackhammer. Magazine limits were a little more promising, but a practiced shooter could still change magazines so fast as to make the limit meaningless.

As my co-workers and I kept looking at the data, it seemed less and less clear that one broad gun-control restriction could make a big difference. Two-thirds of gun deaths in the United States every year are suicides. Almost no proposed restriction would make it meaningfully harder for people with guns on hand to use them. I couldn’t even answer my most desperate question: If I had a friend who had guns in his home and a history of suicide attempts, was there anything I could do that would help?

Then, my colleagues and I at FiveThirtyEight spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. We looked at what interventions might have saved those people, and the case for the policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence.

By the time we published our project, I didn’t believe in many of the interventions I’d heard politicians tout. I was still anti-gun, at least from the point of view of most gun owners, and I don’t want a gun in my home, as I think the risk outweighs the benefits. But I can’t endorse policies whose only selling point is that gun owners hate them. Policies that often seem as if they were drafted by people who have encountered guns only as a figure in a briefing book or an image on the news.

Let this go around.

October 04 2017

Opinion | I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

mutant-aesthetic:

>WaPo writer looks into drafting effective gun control policy

>discovers that gun crime and gun availability aren’t actually meaningfully connected and that the phenomena is better handled by focusing on the cause of violence rather than the tools available

>discovers that most gun control bills seem to be proposed for the purpose of appeasing public outrage and spiting disliked demographics

GEE WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THAT COMING

official-mounds:

official-mounds:

“You take medication for ADHD? I’ve heard those can change your personality.”

“Stop using ADHD as an excuse for not focusing, just pay more attentio-”

“You don’t have ADHD! My mom has ADHD so I kno-”

“Everyone is ADHD now a days-”

themindofcc:

That ADHD feel when you end up talking so fast you have to repeat yourself 3 times for people to understand you

Accompanied by irritation because this causes you to lose your momentum on a necessary activity, errand or chore. Then followed by them getting angry at you because now its unfinished (because you had to slow down and repeat yourself multiple times and lost all the energy and mental preparedness to do it) or getting angry because you had to give up on repeating yourself and go on and do the thing without them or it wasn’t getting done.

waluigi-hates-sjws:

Round 2

Words aren’t violence. People disagreeing with you and hurting your feelings is not violent. Words aren’t oppressive. People disagreeing with you and hurting your feelings isn’t oppressing you. People are always going to have different opinions and political views than you. People are always going to say things that might offend you. You can literally choose to accept that fact and move on with your life or you can be a massive pussy and cry about it. Your choice.

There is no such thing as a silencer.

prolifeproliberty:

The word you’re looking for is “suppressor”. It reduces the volume of the gunshot sound to reduce the risk of hearing damage. It does not make the gun “silent.”

Movies and TV shows that depict a gun with a suppressor as being almost inaudible are inaccurate.

Suppressors do not make guns more lethal. They simply reduce the risk of hearing damage to the shooter and anyone else in the immediate vicinity. You can certainly still hear the gunfire.

Stop talking about gun control if you know nothing about guns. Educate yourself before you speak.

plantanarchy:

ok apparently there are MULTIPLE KINDS of tractor anarchy happening currently like 1) Catalan farmers blocking roads with their tractors to fuck with police 2) American farmers using Ukrainian firmware to hack their tractors after John Deere changed their licensing to forbid user repairs because “they own the tractor software, you’re just using it”


we live on a hell planet but tractor anarchy gives me hope

thelovelybones124:

wavy-ting:

for my brother.

so you guys, about a month my brother and his dog, thor, were shot. my brother didn’t make it but luckily thor did. my brother loved thor more than anything and he’d make sure thor was fed before he’d even feed himself. Thor is just a big loving baby who was my brothers bestfriend. Thor suffered a gunshot wound to the head and he’s doing better but taking care of my brother’s baby is definitely a challenge. it’s my family’s mission to make sure thor has the best life he can ever have. I lost my brother and Thor lost his master, his caretaker, and his bestfriend as well so you can understand how hard this can be on everyone. my family started a gofundme. any donation is helpful..no donation is ever too small and if you can’t donate please just share. literally anything helps you guys. please love those close to you, peace and love <3

Please please please boost this guys. Also I know no words will help you or your family feel any better after such a big loss but I really do wish you & your family the best. I hope you guys get a lot of donations at least to help the poor bby. I know he is sad as well.

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kasaron:

digi-cow:

concretebuilding:

uglyuglyugly2:

A bar has opened that doesn’t serve alcohol, and it’s surprisingly successful.

Brillig Dry Bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan doesn’t serve alcohol, but owner Nic Sims is counting on customers not caring.

She hasn’t had a drink in 20 years, and she wanted to create a space where people—including, but not limited to, recovering alcoholics—could gather to have fun and socialize without worrying about drinking. In other words, she wants Brillig Dry Bar to have “a bar-like convivial atmosphere, with snacks and drinks and conversation, without it being a bar,” she told MLive.com.

Sims runs the bar as a pop-up out of her husband’s coffee shop, Mighty Good Coffee. She serves interesting non-alcoholic drinks, like Brooklyn Egg Creams, Pomegranate-Rosemary Sodas, and Vegan Pumpkin Chillers, as well as snack plates with meats, cheeses, and cookies.

Though some detractors have accused Sims of being anti-alcohol, the bar’s opening night last Friday was packed. According to BuzzFeed, “Brillig’s first customers included former drinkers, pregnant women, Muslims, teenagers, and college kids.”

The next pop-up will be December 26.

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This is actually really cool, especially for people who can’t drink alcohol, like people with liver/digestive/processing issues.

That and alcoholism is such a weirdly normal thing and it shouldnt be, this is super important

I’d attend.

Seems fun.

October 03 2017

kurage14:

Me: Hey October is ADHD awareness month! Maybe I should get a cool ADHD positive button to put on my backpack


90% of the buttons I found on google: “oh look a squirrel” “talk to me about my- oh look shiny” “ADHD means never having to say you’re bored lol”


Me:…K never mind then

Country Music Star Describes Arming Police Officer During Las Vegas Shooting [VIDEO]

italianguy617:

Country music star John Rich handed over his own firearm to a police officer who used it to defend civilians in a bar during the Las Vegas strip massacre.

Rich, who is the star of Big & Rich, explained how it all went down on Fox News.

“I had an off-duty police officer, it was a Minneapolis police officer, off-duty, was in my bar hanging out. He came up to me and showed me his badge, and he says, ‘I’m officer – I forget his last name – and I’m [a police] officer and I’m not armed for the first time ever. I can’t believe it. Are you armed?’ I said yes I am armed. I had my concealed carry. He asked, ‘can I have your firearm so I can hold point on this door?’ So I handed over my firearm to him, everybody got behind him and for two hours he held point on that door without flinching,” Rich said during his appearance on Fox News.

This is such an incredible story. Of course Rich, a huge pro-America guy, had a gun and gave it to the police. I would be surprised if he didn’t have a gun. Good for him. Is there any genre of music more likely to have armed singers than country music? Didn’t think so.

shadowfromthestarlight:

hominishostilis:

basedheisenberg:

pon-raul:

goodqueenalys:

pennsylvanian-patriot:

goodqueenalys:

The 2nd Amendment is no longer the right to bear arms. 
The 2nd Amendment has become the right to take lives.
The 2nd Amendment is no longer aiding citizens. 
The 2nd Amendment is now abetting murderers.

When the laws don’t work, the laws must change. 

Funny… it sure does look the same as before to me

Oooohhhh this is a FUN GAME!!! 

Can I play?? I WANT TO PLAY!!

What “bearing arms” looked like in 178fucking9 when then 2nd Amendment was passed:

What “bearing arms” looks like now:

@goodqueenalys 

So should we not apply the right to free speech or privacy to modern technologies? The internet wasn’t around back in 1789 either. 

Would you say that these women are “abetting murderers” for exercising their rights to self defense and gun ownership?

What C-list law school let you in? lmao

Zoolander’s School for Kids Who Want To Practice Laws Good and Learn to do Other Stuff Good Too

100% all about watching “DA 2ND IS ONLY ABOUT MUSKETS!” morons get shut the fuck down, lol

TALLY HO LADS

a lot of people who want “gun control” nowadays probably wouldn’t even want people to be allowed to own 18th-century guns…

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