When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.
People blogging and finding others who are like minded and finding community?
THAT IS ACTIVISM
Because I guarantee that I’ve learned a whole lot simply by BLOGGING ON THE INTERNET.
I’ve found more resources to help me do what I need to do BY BLOGGING ON…
Yeah, I’ve heard it all - slacktivism, clicktivism… They try to tell you you’re doing nothing, so that you back off and actually start doing nothing. Because what you’re doing now - with the “clicking” and “slacking” - it spreads like wildfire, and it’s powerful. And they’re scared of that.
How men sit vs women
I absolutely hate this. These men think they are literally allowed to push women out of their space. Such an enormous sense of entitlement!
And this is exactly why I hate men sitting next to me on the bus.
So many great memories! *sarcasm* Now imagine that guy in the photo basically sitting half-way on your lap and thereby pushing you up against the window while you try to study for university.
i really didn’t realize this was a thing until i started regularly riding public transportation
it is a thing
movethefuckoverbro.tumblr.com until they learn
Reason the millionth I want a car. I’m sick of being obligated to share my public space (including conversational space and physical space, as illustrated by the picture) with strangers.
Seeing this elicited so many feelings for me. I’m keeping the great, provoking commentary from above, but would like to also add that if a woman were sitting like that, even if she were wearing jeans as well, this would be seen as vulgar (because her crotch area would be “exposed”) or unladylike (read: masculine).
Lastly, going back to the whole “not taking up space” idea: if a woman is in this sort of situation, no matter what she’s trying to do or how crammed she is, this is something she is supposed to tolerate and accept. Her comfort doesn’t matter, nor her space or voice.
What was Mr. Rubio’s complaint about science teaching? That it might undermine children’s faith in what their parents told them to believe. And right there you have the modern G.O.P.’s attitude, not just toward biology, but toward everything: If evidence seems to contradict faith, suppress the evidence.
The most obvious example other than evolution is man-made climate change. As the evidence for a warming planet becomes ever stronger — and ever scarier — the G.O.P. has buried deeper into denial, into assertions that the whole thing is a hoax concocted by a vast conspiracy of scientists. And this denial has been accompanied by frantic efforts to silence and punish anyone reporting the inconvenient facts.