1. 15:32 18th Apr 2014

    Notes: 29737

    Reblogged from hashtagpirateswag





    I do not understand this “male privilege” bullshit.

    What. Fucking. Privileges. Do. Men. Have.???????

    Name them. I swear, I challenge you to name these “male privileges” and be able to prove them. 

    Come on, I fucking dare you. 

    Name them!

    Oh boy. Well, as a man, I’ll tell you my male privilege.

    1. My odds of being hired for a job, when competing against female applicants, are probably skewed in my favor. The more prestigious the job, the larger the odds are skewed.
    2. I can be confident in the fact that my co-workers won’t think that I was hired/promoted because of my sex - despite the fact that it’s probably true.
    3. If I ever am promoted when a woman of my peers is better suited for the job, it is because of my sex.
    4. If i ever fail at my job or career, it won’t be seen as a blacklist against my sex’s capabilities.
    5. I am far less likely to face sexual harassment than my female peers.
    6. If I do the same task as a woman, and if the measurement is at all subjective, chances are people will think I did a better job.
    7. If I am a teen or an adult, and I stay out of prison, my odds of getting raped are relatively low.
    8. On average, I’m taught that walking alone after dark by myself is less than dangerous than it is for my female peers.
    9. If I choose not to have children, my masculinity will not be questioned.
    10. If I do have children but I do not provide primary care for them, my masculinity will not be questioned.
    11. If I have children and I do care for them, I’ll be praised even if my care is only marginally competent.
    12. If I have children and a career, no one will think I’m selfish for not staying at home.
    13. If I seek political office, my relationship with my children or who I deem to take care of them will more often not be scrutinized by the press.
    14. My elected representatives are mostly people of my own sex. The more prestigious the position, the more this is true.
    15. When i seek out “the person in charge”, it is likely that they will be someone of my own sex. The higher the position, the more often this is true.
    16. As a child, chances are I am encouraged to be more active and outgoing than my sisters.
    17. As a child, I could choose from an almost infinite variety of children’s media featuring positive, active, non-stereotyped heroes of my own sex. I never had to look for it; male protagonists were (and are) the default.
    18. As a child, chances are I got more teacher attention than girls who raised their hands just as often.
    19. If my day, week or year is going badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether or not it has sexist overtones. (Nobody’s going to ask if I’m upset because I’m menstruating.)
    20. I can turn on the television or glance at the front page of the newspaper and see people of my own sex widely represented.
    21. If I’m careless with my financial affairs it won’t be attributed to my sex.
    22. If I’m careless with my driving it won’t be attributed to my sex.
    23. I can speak in public to a large group without putting my sex on trial.
    24. Even if I sleep with a lot of women, there is little to no chance that I will be seriously labeled a “slut,” nor is there any male counterpart to “slut-bashing.”
    25. I do not have to worry about the message my wardrobe sends about my sexual availability.
    26. My clothing is typically less expensive and better-constructed than women’s clothing for the same social status. While I have fewer options, my clothes will probably fit better than a woman’s without tailoring.
    27. The grooming regimen expected of me is relatively cheap and consumes little time.
    28. If I buy a new car, chances are I’ll be offered a better price than a woman buying the same car. The same goes for other expensive merchandise.
    29. If I’m not conventionally attractive, the disadvantages are relatively small and easy to ignore.
    30. I can be loud with no fear of being called a shrew. I can be aggressive with no fear of being called a bitch.
    31. I can ask for legal protection from violence that happens mostly to men without being seen as a selfish special interest, since that kind of violence is called “crime” and is a general social concern. (Violence that happens mostly to women is usually called “domestic violence” or “acquaintance rape,” and is seen as a special interest issue.)
    32. I can be confident that the ordinary language of day-to-day existence will always include my sex. “All men are created equal,” mailman, chairman, freshman, he.
    33. My ability to make important decisions and my capability in general will never be questioned depending on what time of the month it is.
    34. I will never be expected to change my name upon marriage or questioned if I don’t change my name.
    35. The decision to hire me will not be based on assumptions about whether or not I might choose to have a family sometime soon.
    36. Every major religion in the world is led primarily by people of my own sex. Even God, in most major religions, is pictured as male.
    37. Most major religions argue that I should be the head of my household, while my wife and children should be subservient to me.
    38. If I have a wife or live-in girlfriend, chances are we’ll divide up household chores so that she does most of the labor, and in particular the most repetitive and unrewarding tasks.
    39. If I have children with my girlfriend or wife, I can expect her to do most of the basic childcare such as changing diapers and feeding.
    40. If I have children with my wife or girlfriend, and it turns out that one of us needs to make career sacrifices to raise the kids, chances are we’ll both assume the career sacrificed should be hers.
    41. Assuming I am heterosexual, magazines, billboards, television, movies, pornography, and virtually all of media is filled with images of scantily-clad women intended to appeal to me sexually. Such images of men exist, but are rarer.
    42. In general, I am under much less pressure to be thin than my female counterparts are. If I am over-weight, I probably suffer fewer social and economic consequences for being fat than over-weight women do.
    43.  If I am heterosexual, it’s incredibly unlikely that I’ll ever be beaten up by a spouse or lover.
    44. Complete strangers generally do not walk up to me on the street and tell me to “smile.”
    45. Sexual harassment on the street virtually never happens to me. I do not need to plot my movements through public space in order to avoid being sexually harassed, or to mitigate sexual harassment.
    46. On average, I am not interrupted by women as often as women are interrupted by men.
    47. On average, I will have the privilege of not knowing about my male privilege.

    And lastly, I am taken as a more credible feminist than my female peers, despite the fact that the feminist movement is not liberating to my sex.

    This is male privilege.



    Also if we men have more than a passing knowledge on a subject we are  talking about we are looked upon as experts even if there are females present that have far superior knowledge than ours,

    People will come to us automatically for advice to do with anything technical, financial etc.

    If a man cries, he is seen as being “in touch” with his emotions and generally applauded, if a woman is in tears more often than not they are seen as attention seekers and emotionally unstable.

    A man stands up and shouts out to the world that a woman’s body is her own and no one has the right to tell her what to do with it, he is called a hero etc.   A woman does the self same thing and is largely ignored or shamed by certain sections of society.

    These are further examples of Male Privilege and why we need feminism.

    (Source: )

  2. 22:36 13th Apr 2014

    Notes: 10676

    Reblogged from soycrates



    Hate breeds hate is probably the most bullshit thing I’ve ever heard.

    You know what hasn’t changed the world? Simply sitting by and hoping it changes.

    You know what HAS changed the world? Revolution, protests, marches, anger.

    Anger and passion have changed the world and I’m going to be damned if someone tries to silence me or anyone else by talking about “hate breeds hate”

    Shut the fuck up.

    Do you hear the people hum? Humming the song of complacent men. It is the music of the people who will probably be slaves again… When the beating of your heart echoes the beating of the “peace and love” drum (made in China), there is a world about to end when tomorrow comes!

    Will you join in our thumb-twiddling? Who will be weak and sit with me? Beyond the barricade is there a world you can’t be bothered to see? Then join in the quiet circle of “not wanting to be too pushy” that will rob you of your right to be free!

  3. 12:51

    Notes: 130

    Reblogged from corruptionpoints




    My brain obviously doesn’t understand that GMs aren’t allowed to have writer’s block. 

    My solution to GM writer’s block is to start the game anyways and hopefully figure it out on the fly. It always works for me, except when it doesn’t.

    I genuinely think that a history of my style as a GM could be titled “It always works, except when it doesn’t.”

    My solution is always massive amounts of coffee. Like, at least four shots of espresso, five shots for best results.

    This method also works to pump myself up for a game, though the inherent time limit set by the caffeine can be dangerous if I crash mid-game…

  4. 14:55 12th Apr 2014

    Notes: 769

    Reblogged from the-contemplative-vegan

    Fuck it I’m just going to say it…



    If you care more about the life of the cow that made my burger than the well-being of the migrant workers that picked your salad, you’re being kind of dumb.

    The cow did not make your burger, let us trace the steps backwards so you do not look “dumb” like we apparently do.

    That burger was made by an underpaid food service employee.

    Before that it was formed in some packing planet by an underpaid worker.

    Before that it was cut from the body of a cow in some slaughterhouse by an underpaid worker.

    Before that it was a living, feeling, terrified cow that was killed by an underpaid worker in a dangerous factory farm.

    Before that the cow was living on a farm lot where she was bred and fed by underpaid workers.

    The food that cow had to eat was grown and harvested by underpaid workers. (Would you like lettuce, tomato and pickles with that?)

    After aaalllllll that, you made a post trying to call out the 2% of the human race who buys some kale all the while you’re chowing on a chain of death and oppression so long you may as well go out and cut the throats and drink the blood of migrant workers directly, you stupid, ignorant toady.

  5. 16:04 10th Apr 2014

    Notes: 5

    Reblogged from americangenderdevil


    have any of you listened to asmr stuff im actually really into it?? 

    Holy shit you’re the first person I’ve known who’s into that stuff. That’s really cool.

    Last person I tried explaining ASMR to seemed to think it wasn’t even real.

  6. 11:45 9th Apr 2014

    Notes: 4

    Most of the posts I’ve clicked the little heart button on have been food.

    That says something about me, I think.

  7. 11:32

    Notes: 72

    Reblogged from magical-markers

    Don’t criticize or judge other people. Regard everyone else as an angel. Justify their mistakes and weaknesses, and condemn only yourself as the worst sinner. This is step one in any kind of spiritual life.

    Fr. Seraphim Rose (via the-violent-take-it-by-force)

    Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy!

    (via gospelofthekingdom)

    I’d like to add something here. The bit that says “condemn only yourself as the worst sinner” is pretty awful. I mean, it’s great to treat other people well, but anyone who encourages people to think badly of themselves is kind of a shitty person.

    If you’re going to stop judging people harshly, you should include yourself in that. Thinking of yourself as a terrible person is really unhealthy and can be extremely harmful in the long run. Everyone, including yourself, makes mistakes and is deserving of forgiveness.

    Just wanted to make sure I got that out there. It’s important that people don’t hate themselves.

  8. 20:36 7th Apr 2014

    Notes: 40914

    Reblogged from helvetebrann

    We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.

    Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

    I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

    (via mossonhighheels)

    This is so, so important for teachers to understand. I try, in every report card, to focus on effort, not natural ability. And you know what? It makes a big difference in my classroom.

    (via helvetebrann)

    (Source: eatthedamncake.com)

  9. 21:10 6th Apr 2014

    Notes: 16429

    Reblogged from helvetebrann

    HEALTH TIP: when you’re about to sneeze be courteous and cover your mouth with the nearest anti-vaccination activist.
  10. 14:41 4th Apr 2014

    Notes: 2

    So I need to talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

    I’m thrilled with everything about the movie. There’s been an uncomfortable attitude in the Marvel movies and especially in Agents of SHIELD where the secretive organization spying on the entire world is treated like the good guy. The first episode of Agents of SHIELD actually treats the hacktivist trying to take down the Orwellian organization like a misguided child, and the message seems to be “trust the government, even if it looks like we’re evil, because we know what we’re doing.” It’s been the biggest complaint I’ve had about the Marvel franchise recently.

    Captain America blows this out of the water. The titular character pointedly disagrees with Nick Fury about the heavy surveillance, and calls him out on the somewhat-evil concept of “eliminating threats” before they have a chance to actually be a threat. It was very similar (I think purposefully) to the current attitude of the American military, which is to bomb first and ask questions ten years later. In any other movie, I might have expected the surveillance state to be the hero and defeat some sort of terrorist threat, but in Captain America, the surveillance state is the terrorist villain.

    I don’t want to give any spoilers, but I was incredibly happy with the message of the movie. It isn’t unbearably preachy, but it gets the point across that over-militarization for the sake of national security is a really goddamn bad idea. I love it and it was wonderful.