I honestly weep for the universities. Somehow, one man lecturing on very basic and reasonable ideas about free speech warrants this migraine of a protest.

I am all for empathetic approaches and seeking to understand the other side. However, I’ve listened and read and found the other side desperately wanting. I have little sympathy for the mentalities demonstrated in this video. These are grown adults - not children (despite the infant-like behaviour demonstrated here) - who are individually responsible for their own learning and world-views. These are the “future leaders of the free world”. And it is this hostile, smothering approach towards dissenting ideas that is corrupting the intellectual integrity of academia. It’s shameful.

Truly, it takes a unique sort of dumb to believe that drowning out and silencing free debate and discussion is the right thing to do at a UNIVERSITY of all places. Debate the idea yourself. This is the purpose of education. If you’re not willing to have your ideas challenged, please, for goodness sake, drop out.

when scifi is written by women versus men

You can tell that the Vorkosigan Saga was created by a woman; because, it takes Lois McMaster Bujold a total of like two sentences to eliminate all real life pregnancy/childbirth problems in her world building. 

On the other hand, according to Star Trek, in their utopian world where medical miracles are routine, nothing about that process/burden/suffering has apparently changed or improved significantly.

I would certainly not conform to a consensus that was against my belief merely because it was a consensus. Often the group is wrong. What are we supposed to do, assume all consensuses are correct? The Nazis had a consensus. The individual has a conscience. You have to know when the group has made a mistake and become nothing but a maddening, chanting mob… in which case, you should detach yourself from the maddening chanting mob and act like you’ve got a spine.
—  Dr. Jordan Peterson, at McMaster University
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Just took the APUSH exam. Wtf was that. “Hey remember when we have at least 407 years of history to disc–” *Slavery and colonies* *random ‘Nam reference* 

They considered Trump-appointed National Security Advisor McMaster a credible source. Why. WhY wHY WHy. I get why, but also too many flashbacks to Flynn

And when you realize you aren’t as feminist as you thought you were.

okay so is no one really going to talk about how truly amazing of an actor Michael Rooker is??

Michael Rooker himself is fucking amazing and a total babe with a pure heart of gold who should be protected forever (I’d take bullets for him) but his acting is just

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His mother had often said, ‘when you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action’. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
—  from Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold