but why call it feminism when we could call it "I don't actually want to challenge my assumptions about gender inequality and sexism so you have to call it something that doesn't make me uncomfortable" ism? — pan-ismyhomeboy
Many white women have said to me, ‘We wanted black women and non-white women to join the movement,’ totally unaware of their perception that they somehow ‘own’ the movement, that they are the ‘hosts’ inviting us as ‘guests.’
This has been making the rounds for a bit.
Bet you ten real bucks that JimBob has done this. More than once.
Why do fundies tend to assume that their waitress isn’t already religious?
This way they can be cheap and pretend Jesus approves (these tracts cost about a nickel each). I feel 99% sure that it’s not REALLY about spreading Jesus, or they’d leave it WITH a real tip. They just don’t want to tip but don’t want to feel guilty.
(If you want to leave one of these WITH a tip, it’s annoying but less rage-inducing. Without one it’s just being an asshole. Sorry, but your waiter/waitress can’t pay their bills with Jesus’s love.)
Wow, I’d have no qualms with spitting in these people’s food if they ever came back. I can’t fucking stand people who don’t tip and justify it with self-righteous garbage.
Fucking pay for your service or make your own goddamn food at home!
Hey. I'm curious, why are you anti-bdsm and kink critical? — theballetnerd
hi! check my “bdsm tw” tag.
Perhaps I should explain why I am prolife
I am prolife because all humans have inherent dignity, no matter what. All humans have rights, and the most basic of human rights is the right to life.
I will fight for everyone’s life, and the right to not be killed.
No evil agenda about it.
P1: All things that qualify as human have dignity.
P2: All things that qualify as human have rights.
P3: The right to life is the most basic right.
Conclusion: Abortion is wrong.
There are several problems with this reasoning. Firstly, dignity has nothing to do with abortion. Also, two is unjustified. It could just as easily be said that only persons have human rights. Furthermore, even if we assume 3 is true, just because something is the “most basic” doesn’t mean that it necessarily should take priority over other things.
Ultimately, the problem with this is that it isn’t an argument or an explanation. It’s just a bunch of glittering generalities. If you want to explain why you are pro-life, you need to take a more logical approach.
It may well be true that, against all his strivings, trouble stalks George Zimmerman. It may be true that George Zimmerman never pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend’s face. That Ms. Scheibe smashed a table, took his stuff, started throwing it and then called 911 on herself. That she was simply being poetic when she said “you pointed your gun in my freaking face and told me get the fuck out” and then added “he knows how to do this. He knows how to play this game.”
And it may be true that in September when Zimmerman’s estranged wife, Shelly Zimmerman, claimed that he had punched her father and threatened them with a gun she was embellishing*. That when she called 911 and said “I’m really afraid. I don’t know what he’s capable of. I’m really scared,” she was suffering some form of hallucination. That Zimmerman had not smashed his wife’s iPad. That it was his wife that assaulted him with it. That Shelly’s father had challenged Zimmerman to a fight.
And it may well be true that Trayvon Martin was empowered by a heretofore unknown strain of marijuana which confers super strength. That in a fit of Negroid rage, a boy with no criminal history decided to ambush a hapless neighborhood watchman. That the boy told Zimmerman, “You gonna die tonight, motherfucker,” punched him, banged his head against the concrete repeatedly and then reached for his gun. That in killing the boy, Zimmerman rid the world of a gun-runner and drug dealer.
And it may well be that George Zimmerman is yet another victim of the nefarious forces of black privilege. That he is helpless against the hordes of hyper-violent blacks, crazed women and the machinations of Eric Holder. That George Zimmerman continuing to live armed is evidence of sane public policy and a polite society.
Only God knows what George Zimmerman did on that rainy night in Sanford. God is not in the habit of talking—because we are not in the habit of listening.
Scream this from the fucking rooftops.
Lol why women’s lives specifically? Can’t we just say it’ll save lives?
Because background checks do save women’s lives. This statistic is specifically about domestic violence, of which women tend more often to be victims, and how background checks will save women’s lives. It’s derailing to ask the wording be changed because the focus is on women and on women’s issues.
On September 25, 1986, [Ronald Reagan] vetoed [a bill that would’ve imposed sanction on the apartheid government of South Africa]. But by this time the antiapartheid movement’s influence was so strong that even the president’s own party was embarrassed by Reagan’s refusal to stand up to South Africa. Indiana Republican Richard Lugar pleaded with Reagan to get ‘on the right side of history’ by supporting sanctions. Such Republican dissent helped make possible Congress’s overwhelming 78–21 vote to override Reagan’s veto in October 1986. This marked the first time in Reagan’s White House years that a presidential foreign policy veto had been overturned. The vote attested to how out of touch Reagan was with the struggle for racial justice, a struggle that the Free South Africa movement had helped to popularize in the United States.
This is why the Breitbart minions hate Mandela so much — Reagan, on the wrong side of history, was his opponent. Rather than admit that St. Ronnie sided with the wrong team, they continue repeat Reaganite pro-apartheid propaganda to this day.
Annie Hall | Woody Allen | 1977
get it? get it? ‘cause girls are dumb. too dumb to understand poetry, and actually girls are just duped by their own stupid emotions into thinking they can relate but clearly do not have the intellectual chops to read plath like he does. funny stuff!