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June 04 2015

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delanceyland:

luhvmedead:

bethlosthermind:

Why can’t more people think like John Green?

this is probably my favorite john green quotation ever.

I LOVE JOHN GREEN

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June 01 2015

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skaletal:

 rainbow-ginger-butterfly:

wholetjackdrive:

queerart-civildisobedience:

European accents (and in general white people accents) are commonly perceived as attractive and endearing, while accents from basically any other part of the world are considered to be signs of laziness and disrespect and get routinely made fun of.

My whole family is Korean. My sister and I have grown up in the US so we can pretty much speak English. However, our parents speak very broken English. It makes me mad though because my mother has taken ESL classes at our local university and my father graduated from the University of Washington with a PhD in mechanical engineering, yet I constantly see them being made fun of by their coworkers or other people in general because “they’re too lazy to try to understand English.” My mom has spent countless nights crying whilst taking her classes because of the stress wishing she could speak half as fluently as I can. If you don’t know what it’s like trying to learn English as a second language, then you have no room to talk.

NEVER MAKE FUN OF SOMEONE WHO SPEAKS BROKEN ENGLISH. IT MEANS THEY SPEAK ONE MORE LANGUAGE THAN YOU DO. 

As someone who’s been trained to teach English to non-English speakers, allow me to inform you that English is an eldritch Frankenstein-esque abomination of borrowed words and mismatched grammatical rules.

Structurally, English is as convoluted and obtuse as any aspect of governmental bureaucracy, and it’s similarly societally entrenched in a way that makes people believe, and even insist, that’s just “the way of things.”

Here’s the facts: English is fucking hard. English doesn’t make logical sense. English is weird and horrible and inconsistent and makes common use of unusual phonemes that most adult speakers of other languages have to be mechanically taught to differentiate from similar sounds that are distinct in the English language. Without mechanical introduction and proper instruction, a lot of people cannot actually hear the difference in sounds you are mocking them for.

In some languages, [p] and [b] are indistinguishable. This is why you heard that gentleman say he would like a “can of Coke or Bebsi” with his order. It has nothing to do with laziness.

In some languages, [l] and [r] are indistinguishable. This is why you’re an asshole for going “me rikey” like the substitution is somehow comical. You’re a dick, and also most likely racist.

In the vast majority of languages, [θ] and [ð], known to English speakers as the voiceless (thing) and voiced (there) versions of the th sound, respectively, straight up does not even exist. This is why she says “teef” or “toofbrush,” why he keeps saying “ze” or “de” in place of “the,” and why they said “sank you very much” when you held open the door for them. 

There are sounds in English that a hell of a lot of speakers of other languages cannot teach themselves to recognize and recreate without assistance.

And, y’know, even if you get the screwy grammar and troublesome pronounciation down, English is a language in which very slight changes in intonation and word stress can completely change the meaning of a sentence. 

Like so:

But how are you doing? (Flamboyant pleasure to see someone, eagerness to catch up.)

But how are you doing? (Deflection from inquiries about self, moving conversation in a new direction.)

But how are you doing? (Concern, request for further or more accurate information.)

These are all totally different statements.

It’s incredibly easy to come across in a way you did not want or intend to when you’re not familiar with the particular ways in which saying something can change what it means to other people. 

Don’t you ever give people shit for not achieving or approaching fluency in English.

Repeat after me: English is a terrible fucking language and speaking it does not make me tangibly superior to anyone else in literally any way.

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April 19 2015

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cassandracroft:

So this is what trust looks like.

edwardspoonhands:

Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”

feministe-radicale-et-bisexuelle:

Yup. This is how women are supposed to trust men. With their lives.

smokeandwhiskers:

egalitariste:

Woman : “Hey, can we just… Drop the bow?”
Man : “WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME I’M NOT A VIOLENT GUY, YOU ARE INSULTING ME THINKING I WILL HURT YOU!!!”
Woman : “No it’s just… Well I’m afraid.”
Man : “But why? Look at me, I’m not afraid. And we’re equal, look, we pull the bow together.”
Woman : “I think we’re not equal, you can kill me with the arrow and I can’t.”
Man : “What? So you would like to be able to kill me? You’re so agressive!”
Woman : “That’s not what I mean, we were talking about equality : you can hurt me, I can’t.”
Man : “Of course you can. You can hit me with the bow if you want.”
Woman : “That’s not the same thing, it will never kill you.”
Man : “Oh, you always complaining, stop victimising yourself! Do I talk about the difficulty of holding the arrow? Of the responsibility it giving to me?”

[…]
Etc, etc.
Every debates about gender equality, ladies and gentleman.

teachthemhowtothink:

omg the comments.  Brilliant.

randomneesly-awesome:

This is making me want to weep

(Source: exoticfunctions, via chubrubbinmermaid)

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April 10 2015

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bumbarbie:

Russell brand is actually woke af

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April 03 2015

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If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

(via mysweetetc)

simplewallflowerthoughts: I love this because it acknowledges that Robin Williams knew that he wasn’t mentally well, and he did fight it. I do not pass judgment on him for doing what he did. I don’t pass judgment on anyone who decides to stop fighting. Sometimes a life of depression and mental illness is just too much to take. Don’t get me wrong. I’m heartbroken actually. But it also isn’t my place to decide if life was bearable, or even good, for him, after fighting so long. I will be lucky to make it to 63. I applaud him for making it as far as he did and for inspiring so many along the way. 

I still think that it is a noble effort to try and encourage people to seek help, though, for those who haven’t or are struggling. Sometimes people haven’t sought help and should; we don’t know everyone else’s situations. Sometimes people seek help but aren’t helped. Sometimes, though, people don’t seek help, and it’s too late. That’s what people are saying when they say “seek help”. They’re trying to help the people who haven’t yet asked for a hand. That’s what it is, really, and that’s all it ever should be; encouragement to seek a hand if you haven’t, or aren’t. 

63 was more of a miracle, I think, than some of us know for Robin Williams. We should be remembering him and the good that he was, not judging him for how he died, because it just isn’t  anyone’s place to pass that judgment. “Don’t be like him” - I would love to be like him. Funny, witty, talented, insightful, gentle, kind… yes, he did not make it all the way to the end. But he made it as far as he could. Shouldn’t that be worth so much? We shouldn’t have to justify liking him after it happened. I don’t plan to. “Don’t be like him” should be changed to “People care about you, we know you’re depressed, but we are begging you to seek help instead of turning to suicide. We are inspired by how much you’ve done, who you are, and the fact that you’ve been fighting. We want to help you fight this battle, but it is your choice, in the end, if you do or do not.” And I sincerely hope that you do fight. I know I fight every day. I know lots of people who fight every day. These people are my hope and inspiration for something better. Deep down, I understand why a person would say, “I cannot.” But I still fight the part of myself that tells me this, and this is a noble thing. Robin Williams fought, and I don’t care that he lost. I care that he fought. He’s inspiration to me because he fought. He’s a hero to me because he fought. 

None of us actually knew the depths of his  situation, here in the public. No one knows what he was thinking. None of us can say why, but we are touched by it. It is tragic because we lost a human life, not because he did not fight for his life. He was a fighter. He was a survivor. He fought. 

(via polyamoryandgrahamcrackers)

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March 29 2015

yasmeenindigokearra:

phoenix-falls:

puchiyo:

lumos5000:

theshirelock:

if artistic people are forced to take years of math and science then why don’t sciencey people have to take art and music classes

someone found a real life plot hole

boom bitch

And if you’re “bad” at art and music, then “it’s okay, not everyone has an aptitude for those kinds of things” but if you’re bad at math and science, then “you’re not smart/you’re not trying hard enough”

^^^^ spoke some truth

February 27 2015

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February 13 2015

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micdotcom:

The media’s double standard on the Chapel Hill shooting in one image

Though a number of online publications have picked up and covered the Chapel Hill shooting story by Wednesday, most mainstream media organizations seem to have ignored it. Considering the 24-hour news cycle and how quickly most news is disseminated, the slow speed with which the news broke points to a troubling double standard.

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February 02 2015

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thedizbizz:

Disney Characters - standing against prejudice and injustice

            Silence!
                                           
                                 Justice!

Bonus (Deleted Scene):

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January 26 2015

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myoo89:

sassy-gay-justice:

janekburza:

if you ever feel bad about your body remember that Wonder Woman has cellulite too

Whoever is writing this is doing God’s work

thatsridicarus this one bro

Wonder Woman wearing a hijab & calling out sexist bulshittery people do IRL in one comic? FTW

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January 12 2015

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May I just point this dumb thing out? Cuz generally there’s nothing wrong with boys playing with toys that are targeted for girls. It seems like society’s taken this message but (correct me if I’m wrong) only when the toy in question is My Little Pony due to the number of fans. Little boys still got the treatment in the upper panels whenever they’re caught playing Bratz, Strawberry Shortcake, etc.
Also, most of the “insults” in the 2nd panel aren’t even real insults. Little boys logic.

Had this random thought back in Jakarta.

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December 06 2014

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rukayyayaya:

Nothing more needs to be said.

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October 22 2014

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