I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.
at dinner last night, a coworker was talking about hanging out with his white friends and getting fed up with the racist jokes, and asked them to tell a white people joke. nobody had any, so he googled and found these. after a few of them, people were a lot less comfortable.
white folks, next time you hear a racist joke, maybe lead with one of these in response. tag this “I’m white” when you reblog it, if you are.
— Labor Day, apparently.
Anonymous said: Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|
"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."
A girl named Heather left a negative review of Guardians of the Galaxy on Rotten Tomatoes months before the movie even came out saying the film is a slap in the face to Marvel fans everywhere and now that the movie is a raging success I regularly reread that review with a great deal of sadistic pleasure.
If you ask someone for permission to marry the love of your life and they say no and the only response you have is “rude” I honestly don’t know what to tell you.
I mean, I’m not saying that we can enforce this as law or anything. I also might be wrong about this. But:
Just as a general rule, I feel like we should not look at pictures of the breasts or genitalia of people who would rather we not look at pictures of their breasts or genitalia.
As a corollary to that general rule, I would add that I don’t see anything wrong with looking at pictures of breasts or genitalia of people who have invited us to do so. There seem to be plenty such pictures for us to get a reasonably good grasp of, like, the diversity of unclothed human anatomy without having to look at people who wish we wouldn’t.
This seems pretty straightforward to me. Yes, the photographer(s) who photographed Kate Middleton’s grainy distant breasts were violating her privacy. But so do people who choose to look at those pictures.
So maybe we can just agree not to? And this goes not only for princesses, I would argue, but also for people who send things to their romantic partners, who turn out to be jerks and release those photos publicly. Or people whose phones are hacked. etc.
In this world where most every curiosity can be satiated, it seems to me genuinely heroic to resist the urge to look at everything that can be seen, and instead to respect the wishes of those who feel violated or hurt by the availability of images they wish were private.
Seemed a good day to reblog this.
While I am not personally offended by All About That Bass and I think it’s great to have a song focused on body positivity getting this much attention I am rather concerned by the number of people on this site who seem content to dismiss the opinions of women who have spent their entire life being put down by the words “skinny bitch” because “She says it’s a joke in the next line!”
Passing an insult off as a joke isn’t considered an acceptable excuse in any other circumstance and I don’t see why this should be an exception.
if you want to ask a bisexual or asexual person about their sexual history to verify that they’re queer, but you don’t want them to take it the wrong way, try this useful communication technique:
give them twenty dollars and go away.
As a bi person, I can attest to the beneficiality of this method.
watching the anaconda video like
Fun fact: if you take a nude photo of yourself you have copyright of that photo under United States copyright law. If someone posts that photo online, even if you gave them the photo willingly, they are committing copyright violation. File a copyright claim to get the photos removed and then sue their ass.