kool-aid-jammers:

I will never be cool as this gif

kool-aid-jammers:

I will never be cool as this gif

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A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.

A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.

A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.

An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.

An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran by Nyux (via vcrgal)

I would think these all apply to men/andro/trans/etc. people in solidarity, just as much as they apply to women, which is a part of my problem with a lot of the narrative. The notion in this post comes from the right place, and I agree with the sentiment, but the lack of inclusiveness—by it’s very nature, and especially in the context of a criticism of lost inclusiveness—makes this feel like a private club that only certain people can be a member to, which obviously isn’t the goal of the movement, nor is it helpful in gaining supporters.

Can’t we all just be humanist and fight for everybody's equal rights? I don't want to marginalize the feminist movement or the wonderful things that have been fought for in its name. I understand that there are individual issues to wrestle with, and that specialization and focus can be effective in obtaining goals efficiently, but I often feel people are neglecting the bigger picture and are tied to a term which rightfully has a lot of steam behind it, but which also has a lot of smoke screen, false flags, “man hating lesbians” (contradictory supporters), and what myself and many others I've spoken to perceive to be an internal inconsistency in its own name. I understand the roots of the term feminism, but I find the term itself to be a bit dated. It lacks a representation of the true inclusiveness so ardently fought for within the movement's honest mission. As a term, it seems to depict a movement that amplifies/supports femininity, but in its true credo it supports equality for all people regardless of gender, identification, or preference.

It doesn’t seem like a long shot, then, to additionally include support of equality regardless of [insert repressive cultural norm here]. The true spirit is one of equality for all, is it not? If so, then I fail to see how humanism does not include the concerns and agenda of feminism, along with the concerns of the same repressions happening against people of race, belief, body, hair color, or whatever else might be used as a tool of inequality. Just my thoughts on the matter; feel free to chime in if I’ve missed something.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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In case you forgot.

crewdlydrawn:

allthingslinguistic:

hyperboreanhapocanthosaurus:

So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

Can I make love to this post?… Is that a thing that’s possible?

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fatxslut:

a-despondence:

xxcookievampiressxx:

ziddity:

sageruto:

rabbitsnwolves:

Well, he was sorta asking for it, dressing in such flammable clothing.

if he didnt want to get set on fire, he should have stayed indoors

He must have been drinking alcohol. That stuff is flammable. Of course it was going to happen when booze was involved.

didn’t his parents ever teach him not to get set on fire? 

I love tumblr

you ever think about how he could just be lying? he’s probably just saying he was set on fire for attention

fatxslut:

a-despondence:

xxcookievampiressxx:

ziddity:

sageruto:

rabbitsnwolves:

Well, he was sorta asking for it, dressing in such flammable clothing.

if he didnt want to get set on fire, he should have stayed indoors

He must have been drinking alcohol. That stuff is flammable. Of course it was going to happen when booze was involved.

didn’t his parents ever teach him not to get set on fire? 

I love tumblr

you ever think about how he could just be lying? he’s probably just saying he was set on fire for attention

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interface ITheXenocide : IStumble turned 3 today!
I haven’t been using it for several motnsh because Tumblr customer support dicked me around and failed to provide me a quality experience or respond to rational bug reports in a rational manner. My domain provider managed to solve the problem for me (even though by the technical specifications at the root of the internet indicate it was not their problem and that tumblr has a bug). I’m not particularly interested in dealing with tumblr much right now. Maybe someone can sway me.

interface ITheXenocide : IStumble turned 3 today!

I haven’t been using it for several motnsh because Tumblr customer support dicked me around and failed to provide me a quality experience or respond to rational bug reports in a rational manner. My domain provider managed to solve the problem for me (even though by the technical specifications at the root of the internet indicate it was not their problem and that tumblr has a bug). I’m not particularly interested in dealing with tumblr much right now. Maybe someone can sway me.

frickyeah1990s:

my apartment could use a floppy disk coffee table.

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pastelmorgue:

Yes good

Just went and got my annual pass last weekend. Gonna have to find more excuses to go. The light show they added before the fireworks is super dope.

Just went and got my annual pass last weekend. Gonna have to find more excuses to go. The light show they added before the fireworks is super dope.

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