1. 09:51 17th Oct 2014

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    Reblogged from firstforsecond

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    firstforsecond:

queenhippolyta:
gamegrrl:

quantumfemme:

unoppressedactivities:

white girls are having a crisis, y’all.

I’m so embarrassed oh my god why

okay but like. girls being made fun of for liking things that are either marketed toward them or popular (or both) is REALLY prevalent?? and like?? sexist?? like blatantly sexist??? and if you actually read the article its like?? talking about destroying the idea that a girl is “less than” just bc she likes popular stuff? like man that’s important please stop

The bolded excerpt from the article captures it really well.
"Liking something popular doesn’t make you lame. Discounting someone for having some of those same interests does."
And this is something that happens pretty exclusively to women. The article even points it out. When men enjoy things that are popular among men, no one comments on in, certainly not in a negative way. No one laughs at men for liking CrossFit, or beer, or watching football. It’s okay for men to like things that lots of men like because mens’ interests are good and valuable from a societal perspective. Because men are good and valuable. But when women like things, those things become the subject of shitty, sexist jokes that further the belittlement of the interests of women and women in general.
This is just another way for men to shit on women and to further brainwash women and girls with internalized misogyny. This becomes another case of “I’m not like other girls.”
"Oh she likes pumpkin spice lattes and Sex in the City? That’s so gross and lame. I like Guinness and WWE. I’m just not like other girls."
As though being like others girls is so bad. But thanks to the idea that liking what other girls like makes you a “basic bitch” and thus lame and to be laughed at, another generation of girls is growing up thinking that women and the things they enjoy are detestable and to be laughed at while the interests of men are somehow superior and preferable. That girls doing things that make them happy is some sort of sad joke.
And that’s complete bullshit.

^ I highly disagree with this. *Disclaimer* I know sexism is real and we need feminism to help spread the equality. Now that that is out of the way, I feel there are plenty of things that Men are not allowed to like because they are popular. For instance, in most circles, I would be considered un-manly for how much I genuinely like Taylor Swift, or how much I enjoy poetry. I mean sure, I am allowed to like football, but imagine the exclusion if I didn’t?Who ever wrote the above, clearly has never been a part of a music scene. Try having scene cred and liking one direction or maroon 5. If you do not think that both men and women are equally judged on liking popular things, all you need to do is visit the defend pop punk group on facebook. They hate on everyone.Most of all, Men are not allowed to drink pumpkin spice lattes anymore, because it will automatically be assumed we have vaginas.These are small gripes compared to the inequality that women experience, but at least on this issue, we are the same.

We are not “the same” and I wish I had the time and spoons to deal with this. Perhaps I’ll do it later after more coffee. Aka pumpkin spice latte.

    firstforsecond:

    queenhippolyta:

    gamegrrl:

    quantumfemme:

    unoppressedactivities:

    white girls are having a crisis, y’all.

    I’m so embarrassed oh my god why

    okay but like. girls being made fun of for liking things that are either marketed toward them or popular (or both) is REALLY prevalent?? and like?? sexist?? like blatantly sexist??? and if you actually read the article its like?? talking about destroying the idea that a girl is “less than” just bc she likes popular stuff? like man that’s important please stop

    The bolded excerpt from the article captures it really well.

    "Liking something popular doesn’t make you lame. Discounting someone for having some of those same interests does."

    And this is something that happens pretty exclusively to women. The article even points it out. When men enjoy things that are popular among men, no one comments on in, certainly not in a negative way. No one laughs at men for liking CrossFit, or beer, or watching football. It’s okay for men to like things that lots of men like because mens’ interests are good and valuable from a societal perspective. Because men are good and valuable. But when women like things, those things become the subject of shitty, sexist jokes that further the belittlement of the interests of women and women in general.

    This is just another way for men to shit on women and to further brainwash women and girls with internalized misogyny. This becomes another case of “I’m not like other girls.”

    "Oh she likes pumpkin spice lattes and Sex in the City? That’s so gross and lame. I like Guinness and WWE. I’m just not like other girls."

    As though being like others girls is so bad. But thanks to the idea that liking what other girls like makes you a “basic bitch” and thus lame and to be laughed at, another generation of girls is growing up thinking that women and the things they enjoy are detestable and to be laughed at while the interests of men are somehow superior and preferable. That girls doing things that make them happy is some sort of sad joke.

    And that’s complete bullshit.

    ^ I highly disagree with this.

    *Disclaimer* I know sexism is real and we need feminism to help spread the equality.

    Now that that is out of the way, I feel there are plenty of things that Men are not allowed to like because they are popular. For instance, in most circles, I would be considered un-manly for how much I genuinely like Taylor Swift, or how much I enjoy poetry. I mean sure, I am allowed to like football, but imagine the exclusion if I didn’t?

    Who ever wrote the above, clearly has never been a part of a music scene. Try having scene cred and liking one direction or maroon 5. If you do not think that both men and women are equally judged on liking popular things, all you need to do is visit the defend pop punk group on facebook. They hate on everyone.

    Most of all, Men are not allowed to drink pumpkin spice lattes anymore, because it will automatically be assumed we have vaginas.

    These are small gripes compared to the inequality that women experience, but at least on this issue, we are the same.

    We are not “the same” and I wish I had the time and spoons to deal with this. Perhaps I’ll do it later after more coffee. Aka pumpkin spice latte.

     
  2. 09:46

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    Reblogged from kaitmpayne

    burgrs:

    if you cant handle me at my worst then leave because i dont have a best im always awful

     
  3. 22:43 5th Oct 2014

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    Reblogged from kaitmpayne

    If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.
     
  4. 17:28

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    lizclimo:

homemade costumes are better anyway

    lizclimo:

    homemade costumes are better anyway

     
  5. 23:02 3rd Oct 2014

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    lizclimo:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! 

    lizclimo:

    HALLOWEEN IS COMING! 

     
  6. 10:06 30th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from kaitmpayne

    pbsparents:

Don’t judge a book by its [inside] cover… 

    pbsparents:

    Don’t judge a book by its [inside] cover… 

     
  7. 09:19 17th Sep 2014

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    dailyotter:

Cheeky Sea Otter Sticks Out Her Tongue at the Camera
Via Pacific Southwest Region, by Ron Eby
     
  8. 13:20 16th Sep 2014

    Notes: 342372

    Reblogged from stephlehem

    meowgon:

    kinginthewest:

    it’s just like, why are there cat emojis for loads of emotions as well as normal humans emojis

    image

    like, when do i need to express these emotions… but as a cat

    they’re not for you… they’re for ME

    image

     
  9. 13:43 12th Sep 2014

    Notes: 1493

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    wtfevolution:

"I just had the best idea."
"Oh, great."
"You know how most animals poop out blobs or tubes or little pellets?"
"Um…"
"I’m going to make this wombat poop different."
"Poop… different…?"
"I’m going to make it poop cubes!”
"Seriously?"
"That way the poops won’t roll away when the wombat uses them to mark its territory.”
"I think you’ve finally lost it."
"It’s called ‘innovation,’ my friend."
Source: Flickr / steven-young / licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    wtfevolution:

    "I just had the best idea."

    "Oh, great."

    "You know how most animals poop out blobs or tubes or little pellets?"

    "Um…"

    "I’m going to make this wombat poop different."

    "Poop… different…?"

    "I’m going to make it poop cubes!

    "Seriously?"

    "That way the poops won’t roll away when the wombat uses them to mark its territory.”

    "I think you’ve finally lost it."

    "It’s called ‘innovation,’ my friend."

    Source: Flickr / steven-young / licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

     
  10. 17:49 8th Sep 2014

    Notes: 11265

    Reblogged from stephlehem

    ohcorny:

    acid-anarchism:

    kropotkitten:

    There’s a comic shop I’ll never be visiting ever again. I hope it goes out of business. fyi it’s the Harrison’s in downtown Salem, MA

    signal booooooooooooooost

    hooooly shit that’s literally the next town over

    (Source: scaredykropotkitten)