i know that people being on their phones has become like a symbol of apathy and uncaring but so many people i know use social media to share love. like yesterday i got to watch a wedding livestreamed to everyone who couldn’t make it. i’ve seen my friend slowly learn how to cope with being a teen mom because of a massive outpouring of “mumblr” support + tips. i’ve seen my friends come out as gay, learn to cook, discover the flaws in their feminism, work for social change, make good life choices, go to amazing places, develop passions, form educated opinions, learn to love themselves. i’ve seen people post the bravest recovery posts and shy political posts and everything in between.
and i don’t honestly care how edgy you think your art is. what you’re telling me when you draw grey people looking at a white screen is that you don’t care what happens to the other people in your life.
but i do. i care about the boy i’m in a long distance relationship with, but i also care about people i’ve never met. i’ve been following some people for three years and genuinely care about their experiences. i’m glad you’re still in touch with the people you love, even if you’re not paying attention directly to me! i get happy when you finally dump him! i’m sad when your cat gets sick! i give a shit.
i don’t think technology is taking empathy away from us. i think it’s changing it.
I wish that anti-bullying campaigns would stop arguing that “anyone can be bullied”/that “it’s completely random who the bullying victim is” cause it’s usually not just “anyone” who’s being bullied - it’s the disabled kids, the neurodivergent kids, the kids of color, the fat kids, the mentally ill kids, the poor kids, the transgender kids, the gender nonconforming kids, the non-straight kids. We won’t get anywhere with stopping bullying if we don’t confront the underlying reasons cause it’s no accident that it’s the kids belonging to marginalized groups who ends up being bullying victims. Bullying is not just a “random” evil it’s an expression of the ableism, racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, fatphobia and transhobia in our society and it’s about time that we confront that in our anti-bullying campaigns.
At a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday, Trump fielded a blunt question about a rise in anti-Semitism since his campaign and election.
Trump’s response: A self-congratulatory spiel about his Electoral College win — and a little shoutout to his Jewish son-in-law, daughter and grandkids.
“We were not supposed to crack 220,” he continued as Netanyahu looked on. “You know that, right? There was no way to 221, but then they said there’s no way to 270. And there’s tremendous enthusiasm out there.” Read more (2/15/17 3:23 PM)
People are rightly pointing out how Bill Clinton’s anti-drug campaigns focused on PoC neighborhoods primarily and how millions of potential voters couldn’t vote in this election because of Bill’s policies [because they’re locked up in jail with felony drug charges thanks to Bill Clinton]. Also consider: NAFTA. NAFTA is a large reason “illegal immigrants” began flocking to the US in the 90′s. The so-called “free trade” agreement gutted the economies of central and south american countries, literally starving huge populations of working class farming families in these countries by subsidizing American farmers/food-producers. If NAFTA wasn’t signed into law, there’d likely have been less of a populist backlash against immigrants as these immigrants would still have decent paying jobs back in their home countries.
It’s incorrect to say this is karmic justice because it’s far from fucking justice, but it’s just another way Clinton shot herself in the foot with her husband’s own policies.
So, we are sensitive snowflakes for standing against hate and injustice? Y'know, calling us snowflakes ain’t a good insult. Wanna know why? We are an unrelenting horde of snowflakes. That makes us a goddamn blizzard and this blizzard isn’t going down without a fight! So, bring it! This blizzard is ready to bury all this goddamn hatred! #WeAreABlizzard
Square Enix, are you really telling me that Ishgard made up an anti-masturbation campaign along the lines of “every time you touch yourself, a kitten dies”? Because this sounds like something Ishgard would do. And I should know.
Soldiers of the Das Reich Division trying to get a 3.7cm PaK 36 out of the mud during the advance towards Belgrade, Yugoslavia in April 1941. The Division’s line of advance was over very marshy terrain, and it had difficulty in making progress in adverse weather conditions. The motorcycle reconnaissance unit of the Division, however, under SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Klingenberg, found that its light vehicles could make good headway by travelling along railway tracks and embankments, and it took off at speed towards Belgrade while the remainder of the Division laboured in the mud.
Milo Yiannopoulos was recently invited to appear on Real Time With Bill Maher, and people are questioning whether that’s a good idea. Many find his inclusion to be reprehensible, including respected journalist (or “cuck” in Breitbart-speak) Jeremy Sachill, who backed out of appearing alongside Yiannopoulos on the episode. As Sachill explained, “Appearing on ‘Real Time’ will provide Yiannopoulos with a large, important platform to openly advocate his racist, anti-immigrant campaign. It will be exploited by Yiannopoulos in an attempt to legitimize his hateful agenda.”
Why invite a proven hatemonger onto a place where he could espouse his views and gain a wider audience? Well, many see this as an opportunity to properly debate the disturbing rise of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad, instead of letting it fester in isolation. Our writers couldn’t agree on how to best tackle this issue, so we had them tackle each other – figuratively, as our “Blood Arena” was banned by HR.