"Mansplanations are not merely a waste of women’s time or inane — but essentially harmless — babbling by oafish men; in actuality, mansplanations are an exercise in forced-perspective, where men force women to view the world the proper way, which under patriarchy means through men’s eyes. Mansplanations are thought-terminating — they are intended to and do actually stop women’s thought processes and women’s discussions in their tracks, where those processes and discussions are coming dangerously close to representing a female-centric reality, or where men’s interests are not being properly represented and catered to. The intent of mansplaining is to get women “back on track” to furthering the patriarchal agenda, and to undermine the true revolutionary potential of majority-female or female-only spaces where women are free to go to the ends of our thoughts, based on our shared reality and experiences and our hope for a better future, and our shared, sincere desire for the end of patriarchy and undermining of male power. Because of male entitlement, men are simply used to unearned deference on every issue (especially from women) and having sexual and other access to women and women’s spaces, including inside our discussions and in our heads." — via squareroot-1

Anonymous: Can you explain why Europeans were much more technologically advanced than the indigenous populations of Africa? I mean, these cultures hadn't even invented sewage systems, which is something the Romans were able to design and implement in 800-735 BC (a long fucking time before "the white man" colonized it)... I mean fuck, without "the white man", they would probably still be in the fucking bronze age.

ohnofixit:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

I don’t really know what kind of history books bigots like you read.

The Great Libraries of Timbuktu? The steel metallurgy of the Haya? Dentistry? Caesarean section? Premature neonatal care? Mathematics, architecture, engineering?

I know it’s hard for a racist like you who imagines “technological advancement” to be some kind of end-all-be-all, or proof of some “inherent intelligence”. I know, I know. It’s hard to imagine, but Europeans have been drawing knowledge from everyone around them since the dawn of time. What did you think ended the Dark Ages?

Your magical (read: white supremacist) idea of a purely 'white' Rome never existed.

Nevertheless…

The Minoan culture on the island of Crete between 1500-1700 B.C.E. had a highly developed waste management system. They had very advanced plumbing and designed places to dispose of organic wastes. Knossos, the capital city, had a central courtyard with baths that were filled and emptied using terra-cotta pipes. This piping system is similar to techniques used today. They had large sewers built of stone.”

In case you needed further clarification, neither the Minoans nor other (later) Greeks were ethnically uniform. They also had the first flush toilets, dating back to 18th century B.C.E. They had flushing toilets, with wooden seats and an overhead reservoir. The Minoan royals were the last group to use flushing toilets until the re-development of that technology in 1596.

Oh, and look the Mayans had indoor plumbing, acqueducts, and pressurized water too. I mean, you can ignore that the area Mayans lived in had little to few rivers, no lakes or standing water, nor other sources of running water, while simultaneously dealing with monsoons and flooding due to one of the heaviest yearly rainfalls in the Americas.

Classic Maya even used household water filters using locally abundant limestone carved into a porous cylinder, made so as to work in a manner strikingly similar to modern ceramic water filters.

Of course, by this time millenia later none of your precious “white people” had developed any methods besides shitting in pots.

Continuing, the earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus Valley Civilization from around 3100 B.C.E in what is now Pakistan and North India. By 2500 B.C.E (almost 5,000 years ago), they had highly developed drainage systems where wastewater from each house flowed into the main drain.
All houses in the major cities of Harappa and Mohenjo−daro had access to water and drainage facilities. Waste water was directed to covered drains which lined the major streets directed to covered drains, which also lined all major streets. Each home had its own private drinking well and its own private bathroom. The mains that carried wastewater to a cesspit were tall enough for people to walk through. Reservoirs, a central drainage system, fresh water pumped into the homes. Pools. Baths.

Filters for solid waste.

Sorry, what were the British doing up until like, 200 years ago? Shitting in the streets? Oh yeah.
I mean, I could get into how by the Shang Dynasty (roughly 1600 B.C.E.), China had sophisticated plumbing including pressure inverted siphons.

Or into the city of Amarna, Ancient Egypt. Or Persepolis, Persia and the Achaemenids in 600 B.C.E.
But, I mean, it sounds like the only one still in the Bronze Age is you.

Thanks to drhoz for submitting!

invisiblelad:

youmightbeaconservative:

delacroix:

Rebloggable, as requested.

Ooooooh. Facts on facts on facts. 

Scholastically owned.

invisiblelad:

youmightbeaconservative:

delacroix:

Rebloggable, as requested.

Ooooooh. Facts on facts on facts. 

Scholastically owned.

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rick-spender:

theconcealedweapon:

rick-spender:

theconcealedweapon:

rick-spender:

theconcealedweapon:

goldenheartedrose:

rick-spender:

social justice has gotten so bad that ive seen multiple posts saying that we should stop trying to cure…

I still find it incredible how condescending and oblivious these kinds of people are. Every single response is an autistic person explicitly telling them “WE DON’T WANT TO BE CURED” and they just pat them on the head and say “oh, isn’t that cute! don’t worry, you’ll see that we’re right once we’ve fixed your little problem" and then continue to carry on like they’re the world’s foremost experts in medical ethics.

why is it so hard for you to process the idea that some people don’t want the fundamental operation of their brain drastically altered for the convenience of society? if you had a “disability” that was integral to your personality and self-concept, would you really want that cured rather than simply accommodated? and if you still liked yourself and believed you were a good and valuable human being, would you want other people telling you that your “disability” is horrible and crippling and spending billions of dollars to ensure that no one like you is ever born again? is that really what you want for autistic people?

please let go of your ableist concept of the Correct Human long enough to put yourself in someone else’s shoes for a little while. you might actually discover some empathy while you’re there.

(Source: rickspender)

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safeword:

unfriendlyblackgoddess:

danthejuggalo:

perftag:

dirtrider333:

caliifornication:

Wearing lace bras and panties makes me feel 100x hotter than I actually am

As a guy i must say just about lace is one of the sexiest things you could wear.

nobody cares what u think

So if a girl says something makes them feel hotter its fine, but if a guy confirms that it does make them hotter than he’s a perv/bad guy, I’ll put that on the list of rules i don’t understand.

Who said he’s a pervert or bad guy? The response was just irrelevant.

i think it’s more like: she didn’t ask if men though she was hotter when she wore it. she stated that she felt hotter while wearing it. and when a man follows that up with unprompted comments, he’s acting on the assumption that her statement on her own body was incomplete without a man’s approval, that men have the truer say in what should or shouldn’t make a women feel good about herself. the fact that that comment was defended as “confirming”, as if the objective fact that she feels hotter had been unconfirmed before- that is what’s damaging. men have to confirm women’s feelings about their own bodies to them to be valid? no way.

— via hairypitsandtits

"If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem. If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power."

3rdeyechicago:

- Stokely Carmichael

— via queerandpresentdanger

enjoyablycrazy: gotta admit i've had nothing but bad experiences regarding social justice people but the way you keep your cool and focus on calmly explaining your point of view using facts is pretty admirable and is making me a lot more open to your ideas

ohnofixit:

medievalpoc:

Since you’re so willing to grace one of Those PeopleTM your super valuable opinion on Those PeopleTM, I’ll share a secret with you.

You’re my #1 least favorite type of person in the universe.

I’ll take a raving bigot any day over an insidious purveyor of backhanded compliment-slinging “You’re not like those OTHER [marginalized group of people], you’re admirable and use facts and keep cool and caaaaalm.”

The main information conveyed to me by this message is:

1. That you have said or done things that have caused harm to marginalized people or witnessed such an incident

2. and instead of listening, being respectful, and starting to consider other people’s well-being, mental health, and physical survival and how you (yes, you!) can positively or negative affect that

3. You decided that “social justice types” are (to use the opposite words to the ones you’ve just used to describe me) angry, unfocused, not-calm, do not explain, do not use facts, are unworthy of admiration, and these things cause you to close your tender ears to their “ideas”.

In other words, you’ve just said a lot about you, and really nothing about anyone else.

This is far from the first message like this I’ve gotten, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Not to mention that there are plenty who are firmly of the opinion that I am, in fact, none of the things you claim that I am.

If you really think that I’m so starved for approval that I would accept and become implicit in the dehumanizing insult you’ve just levied at countless other bloggers who you deem “social justice types”, you’ve got an entirely other thing coming.

As I’ve just said, diversity of perspectives is important to show, and now you’ve shown yours: that marginalized people are only worthy of your precious openness to their “ideas” if they behave toward you in the manner you feel entitled to.

I engage this material emotionally, passionately, excitedly, angrily, openly, happily, and with great joy. All you really want from sending this message is to use my supposed credibility to undermine people you dislike, or that you believe shouldn’t be allowed to speak to you in a certain manner.

I am not your “social justice” buddy you can use as a bludgeon on a pedestal in an attempt to make other people, who you perceive to be of a “type” with me, behave. Shame on you.

Sj, tone policing,

yunglapras:

i hate that “LOL SO IF WOMEN ARE EQUAL CAN I PUNCH YOU” shit bc 1 in 3 women are abused

y’all are already punching us

the issue is that we’d like you to stop

— via rahzar
nellysketchesnstuff:

theconcealedweapon:

partyghouls:

It fucks me off that this photo is still going around, why is this “nice guy” still getting championed for being a total creep

quote credited to tumblr user deadlydinos


Reblogging for the fixed version because that guy was beyond creepy.

nellysketchesnstuff:

theconcealedweapon:

partyghouls:

It fucks me off that this photo is still going around, why is this “nice guy” still getting championed for being a total creep

quote credited to tumblr user deadlydinos

image

Reblogging for the fixed version because that guy was beyond creepy.

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Why poor people buy nice things

jayjsupremacy:

Play along with me as I take you through a subject that is my life.

You are a single parent to a 3rd grader who just moved out of Section 8 [Government assisted] housing to a better neighborhood because you wanted your child to grow up in a safe area.

You are lower-middle class [barely] and you graduated from communitycollege with average grades. You often talk about going back to school but you simply dont have the time. You do not work minimum wage neccessarily, but you do work fulltime. You hate your job. Its thankless, grueling, you’re on your feet all night because someone to be home with your kid during the day- but you’ve worked there for quite a while now. As of now there really isnt too much you can do. You’ve still got another 10 years before jr is 18 so you tough it out and do what you gotta do for their sake. 

With your full time job you bring home [after taxes] roughly $600 every two weeks [yay!].

Your rent for your 2 bedroom apartment, is $750.

Your car payment for the ride you finance in order to get to and from work is $200 a month. 

Your car insurance, for the sake of argument, is also going to be $120 a month. 

$1200 - $750 - $200 - $120 = $130

You have $130 left. “Well thats not so bad!” 

ohoho, you’re forgetting some things.

Your electric bill is $100. 

You, deciding to be frugal, do not have a house phone. You have a cheap prepaid “straight talk” plan for $50 a month. 

$130 - $150 = -20. 

"Oh, being $20 short isnt so bad."  And you’re right, its not. But wait. There’s more.

In today’s world internet is essential. You’ll need to use it for your work, your kid for school in a couple of years, and driving all the way down to the library every time you need to check something online— is a pain. So you get a [cheap] internet plan for $35 a month. 

[-55]. 

Still not looking too bad? 

Jr can ride the bus, but you’ve gotta get to work somehow. The car doesnt put gas in itself and its $5 for an all-day bus pass. You have a choice of either putting in $40 worth of gas to fill up the tank and only going where you “need” to go [$80 to fill up twice a month] or setting aside $100 a month for bus fare. 

Since you have the car you’d might as well use it. there goes $80

[-135]

And if you dont want social services to come knocking, you’d better get some food in that fridge. You “could” apply for foodstamps, but NOPE. That’d be LAZY. And LIVING OFF THE SYSTEM. You’re not a WELFARE QUEEN are you?  After all, its not taxpayers responsibility to feed you and your kid lolamirite??? YOU decide to pick yourself up by your boostraps and live the American way. :3 [besides, since you constantly work overtime social services says you “make too much money” to qualify for government aide. All they see is the $1,200 a month. ouch.]

the kid eats lunch at school, so you really just need somethings for yourself and snacks at home.

Or you would, if the free/reduced lunch program didnt get cut. Aaah America. Taxpayer dollars are precious indeed. still, you decide to do the economical thing and get all your food from dollar tree.

You  put aside $70 a month for food for you both.

[-205]

You need an extra $205 a month just to break even. This is not including doctors appointments [co-pay], dentist appointments [co-pay], eye exams [co-pay], clothes.

Well now you’re in quite a bind now arent you? So you do what people do in this situation and start borrowing money. From friends, from family, and somehow you manage to scrape it together. Somehow, every month, you manage to work something out with the landlady [who charges late fees after the 5th btw]. You keep doing this. And doing this. And doing this.

You realize something isnt working. 

Your kid never has any nice clothes, never has any new toys, never goes anywhere or does anything that isn’t free or cheap or on somebody else’s dollar. The other kids make fun of them. They start bullying them. You yourself arent doing too hot either. Every month its stress stress stress. You dont even get to SEE your paychecks. You dont even get to ENJOY your money, yourself, your child, or even your own life.

Something has to change.

You start looking at things and saying “what can I get rid of?”

Immediately you look at your car. Possibly the only nice/decent thing you own. You cant make the payments or the insurance so you just let them come and repo it. 

This puts $115 into your wallet each month! Yay! Go you!

But now you have to take the bus for sure. So lets say you work about 21 days out of the month. $5 a day, 21 days, that’s $105.

which leaves you, after food and bills and everything else, with $10.

Which you spend on your child. Maybe on a new toy, or some ice cream or mcdonalds or just something nice for them every now and again. You start saving that $10 from each pay-period and lets just assume you always have that $10 because everything is consistent

One day, you’re out shopping, and you see something you really want. 

You have not had anything nice for yourself in so. Long.

Even now you still dont even get to enjoy your money. Because something always happens. But you’re minding your own business and this thing catches your eye. Its nice. Very nice. You hesitate. You think of everything you’ve been through. You think of the struggling, the crying, the “final notices”, all the hell and fuckery and then you remember back in the day when payday used to be something you looked forward to.

You decide to get it.

And you get that, and you get it home, and you login to the internet while your kid is watching a DVD and the first thing you see is—

"how the fuck are poor people getting iphones and gucci bags? so this is what my tax dollars pay for? You know how I afford nice things? I get off my ass and I WORK for them. People like that are what’s wrong with this country." 

and all of the comments are exactly like this. These are the people who dont want you to receive any sort of help whatsoever but then chastise you for being poor as if it were of your own volition. 

I want you to think of how depressing it would be to do that for months. For years. Hell, think of how depressing it would be to grow up in that as a child and watching your parent do that. Believing nothing would ever get better. Struggling as hard as you can just to barely get by and opening the fridge tuesday night, seeing its empty, then going “all we gotta do is make it until friday” and fill up on water digging for change around the house. 

Poor people buy nice things because they actually want to be happy sometimes too. 

Which is apparently a sin. Poor people dont deserve happiness according to America.

— via maggieblueberry
posted on February 1, 2014 with 36 notes and Comments

Dude mood

program-ix:

I was thinking: Next time a guy you know makes reference to PMS making people crazy or jokes about someone being ‘on their period’, remember it.

Then, when he gets snappy some day, you and everyone else around him just start rolling your eyes and saying ‘ugh, dude mood’.

"Can’t talk to him when he’s in his dude mood."
“Dude mood again? Gahhhd.”
“Man don’t even come in here when you’re in a dude mood, you’re no use to anybody.”

Interrupt him with this every time he tries to explain why he’s snappy. He’ll probably get pretty frustrated, but he might not realise why you’re doing this. At your own discretion, point out to him that this is what it feels like when he makes those jokes or implies that someone is less because of a normal bodily function that may or may not be going on.

Maybe he’ll learn.

— via sunshineduk

helvetebrann:

stfusexists:

siddharthasmama:

anomaly1:

emiliogorgeous:

s/o to the black man. 

#black father supremacy

everyone needs to know this.

It’s important to realize that many of the biases that we have and that are reinforced by people in positions of power are baseless.

End the stereotype.
Share the fuck out of this.

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floozys:

straight boys are weak and pathetic, queer girls walk into the ladies changing room and see ten women naked, do they stare? do they say something inappropriate? do they make them uncomfortable? no because they have the common fucking sense to recognise when a situation is sexual and that people deserve the most basic level of respect to not be harassed, yet here we are banning shorts and low cut tops in school because straight boys are weak and pathetic

— via theladyofpie