that gifset you just reblogged reminded me of this bell hooks quote: "The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem."
As a sex worker who deals with, ‘mental mindfucks’ yeah, there are men who are married for decades and they want a humiliating scenario and next thing I know they are crying saying shit like ‘I just wanna wear earrings…’ just breaking down, their gender in question, their whole life in question, that pressure of a life lost because they wanted to change and fit into what they felt they should be doing, rather than just accepting who they are and what they like… or they are in the fetal position on the floor weeping over a childhood trauma… and they don’t talk about it, with anyone, wife, guy friends, no one wants to hear it, so they have to sexualize it in order to be okay with it because men are allowed to be sexual monsters, but they aren’t allowed to emotional adults and deal with this in a healthy way.
It’s fucked up dude
"You know how advice is - you only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyways."
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
actually my favorite Steinbeck book
why are 13 year olds these days constantly drinking, smoking weed and having sex?? when i was 13 i had a stable job, a loving wife, 3 good kids, and some savings put away for my retirement. i worry about the younger generation sometimes smh
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Here’s a preview of the new zine I’ll be selling at SPX!
Common Curses & Blessings is a 2-in-1 mini-zine about the most mundane and insignificant things the universe throws at you. They probably shouldn’t even have an impact on your day, but they totally do.
Read it facing one way, and you’ll read about the curses. Flip it over and read about the blessings. You’ll just have to come to SPX and see how it works!
2-color risograph printed, 4.25” x 5.5”. 16 pages, 8 curses, 8 blessings. Come to table A12 and check it out!
g-g-g-g-get it! our table is gonna be all purple this year, awesome (*w* )
"I’ve felt like a fraud at every job I ever had…Every job I have had since — even as a writer, the identity that’s mainly supported me for the past seven years — has presented the same triangulation of the private desires, the public value of the thing produced, and the set of make-believe ethics bridging the two."
Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home →
the comments on this are unreal “she needs to keep quiet about the death threats she recieves and not make the public”
because we really just want women to keep quiet about the crimes committed against them. Please don’t call attention to the fact misogyny is dangerous, ladies. Just shut up and don’t share the horrible things you are going through.
Literal trash. Dudebros are walking trash dumps
There are so many videos attempting to debunk Anita Sarkeesian’s feminism/video game videos that they are longer than her collective videos by hundreds of hours. Let that sink in. Enough people so vehemently oppose her (non-offensive) pursuits and want so badly to keep the status quo that they dedicate more time than she does to her own videos, but to what end? What is she saying that even impacts male gamers? “Oh NO there might be less scantily-clad women in video games in place of… WELL WRITTEN FEMALE CHARACTERS?! The HORROR”
What does acknowledging problems in the video game industry cost these people? What is lost by even letting her continue to use the funds she raised for this purpose? She was brought under fire when it seemed like she wasn’t using the funds, but when she does use them, she gets death threats?
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At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.
remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record
"A ‘postmodern’ boss insists that he is not a master but just a coordinator of our joint creative efforts, the first among equals; there should be no formalities among us, we should address him by his nickname, he shares a dirty joke with us … but during all this, he remains our master. In such a social link, relations of domination function through their denial: in order to be operative, they have to be ignored."
#FERGUSON protestor returns tear gas canister back to sender…
This is Amerikkka 2014
fun fact for you kiddies, bare handing tear gas cannisters is a dangerous idea. Wear a bandana soaked in vinegar and something to protect you hand from the heat