Can I just tackle this head on? Well, I’m going to anyway. This ^ is bullshit.

Admittedly, it’s not ‘completely’ untrue, but it leaves out a detail so important that if a guy took this at face value he’d likely fall out of favour with the opposite sex.

Allow me to explain:

Girls (or the vast majority of us) like guys who are able to suffer in silence. Note the word ‘able’. We don’t like incessant whining or endless complaints about trivial matters like ‘the bagel man not having your favourite bagel’ or ‘the donut you just ate making you look fat’.

I’m not saying don’t mention it, I’m just saying don’t whine.

But, and this is where the advice above rings true, we do like it when you share things that you wouldn’t tell anyone else.

There are two parts to this:

1. The fact that you’re sharing something personal shows you trust us and that in turn makes us trust you.

2. If you’re usually quite a reserved person, then this shows you value our presence - resulting in brownie points.

We want to be special. And while that sounds extremely selfish, it’s true. If you’re going around proclaiming your feelings to the world, that’s not what we’re talking about here and it’s not going to work in the way you want it to.

The other day I was talking to a dude I work with about our store music and how ridiculous it is that we’re not allowed to play a song with the word ‘shit’ in it but it’s totally fine to play a song with the word ‘faggot’ in it (that god-awful Pogues xmas song).

He replied “yeah, and a song with ‘lesbian themes.’” (Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl)

Because a woman enjoying an intimate experience with another woman* is exactly the same as a slur which dates all the way back to when people were burned at the stake for being different. 

I wanted to slap him.

*Pretending for a moment that that song is actually about a woman enjoying an intimate experience with another woman and not about Perry’s desire to make a lot of money by cashing in on the male gaze, hereby reinforcing crappy popular conceptions about gay women such as: ‘they’re just doing it for attention,’ ‘it’s just a phase,’ etc.

anonymous asked:

[this is mouse, let me know in the chat when you get these and point it out to everyone] 11, 40, 69, 101, 129

11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?

"I miss you too!"

40. What do you want to do after high school?


69. Are you watching tv right now?


101. Do you type fast?

Somewhat. I’d say I’m pretty okay with typing. Not the fastest, but I could hold my own as a stenographer

129. What your zodiac sign?

Virgo, but I feel like I’m more of a cancer sometimes