Hello ? Can you hear me ?

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by abxl

It couldn’t be much of a coincidence, how similar their Skype-numbers were, Ian felt; like it was some sort of destiny not to call Lip who’d just annoy him, anyways, and wake a sleep-deprived Ukrainian boy instead.

Words: 3655, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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In the middle of the last century, a now-outmoded technology—the manual typewriter—invaded the American workplace. To accommodate that machine’s shortcomings, everyone began to type wrong. And even though we no longer use typewriters, we all still type like we do.
—  Slate’s Farhad Manjoo, explaining why you are wrong, wrong, WRONG to type two spaces after that period. To save a copy editor a trip to the loony bin, read the whole story.

anonymous asked:

I'm curious: do you believe that all me are bad, or do you think that some are good people who don't oppress women?

This question is so ridiculous. Men, as a social class, oppress women, as a social class. Holy fuck this is not on an individual case by case basis this is about the structure of our society and just how shit works.

Our society hands you men free shit to use against women. For example you have the social advantage of claiming we are “being too emotional” at any point in time to dismiss any of our opinions or thoughts or concerns outright without a second thought from anyone else. You literally have social power over women because society raises us to behave in certain ways. Monkey see, monkey do. I’m sure you’ve read that study where they put a banana on top of a ladder and sprayed all of the monkeys with water if even one tried to get the banana? The monkeys started preventing each other from going up the ladder. Slowly, one by one, they switched out a monkey for a new one. The new monkeys learned from the others not to climb the ladder, and even when the entire group switched out and none of the monkeys had been sprayed with water, the social group still would not climb the ladder and would prevent other monkeys from going there.

This explains how we learn social behaviors, from interaction, rather than through formal education. It’s how we learn to speak body language. There are social expectations in certain situations. You’ve learned this because this is just how society is, this is what happens, reliably, when you interact with it in this particular manner.

Women are socialized to be meek, small, accommodating, that everything is always our fault and we should accept blame gracefully. We are taught that when a little boy is mean to us that it means he likes us. We are shown films where men kiss women to shut them up and this is painted as romantic. We are taught in school that while our male peers get to be the major heroes of each historical era, our roles to look back on are limited in number, most of the time we are just taught about the tasks of ordinary women, which are always sort of painted as less important to society than the tasks of ordinary men by history books. We are not taught about how the first novel form literature ever written was written by a woman, Murakami Shikibu; we are not taught that the first university was founded by a woman, Fatima al-Fihri; we are not taught that modern wifi and our entire society today is possible because of the work of scientist Hedy Lamar; we are not taught that a woman, Cecelia Payne, discovered stars are composed of helium and hydrogen; we are not taught that the most prominent pirate with the one of the largest fleets in history (if not the largest–I haven’t heard of a larger fleet, anyways) is Ching Shih, a woman; Harriet Tubman is probably the greatest American hero to ever live, in my own humble opinion and we simply do not learn enough about her; and I could go on, I hope you can envision what I am hoping to communicate to you: that women have made contributions to history, and that young girls deserve to learn about them, so they have more ways to see themselves. When young boys are in school they are taught they could be Christopher Columbus and Niel Armstrong and Charlemagne and Abraham Lincoln and every other president and every single major scientist except Marie Curie. Like for every woman we learn about, we learn about like 100 men.

Being raised in this environment has an effect on you. You are being taught the world is your oyster. Everywhere you look as a child, you see people like yourself achieving great things, being responsible for how society is today. History teaches us how we got to where we are today. The way our history classes frame it, they teach that society was made by men and shaped completely by men. And while this is largely true because society is a patriarchy, this doesn’t mean women are incapable of making impact, and it makes celebrating the women who fight tooth and nail against society to achieve what they do that much more important. This also isn’t true because a lot of the foundations of society, like novels and universities, we owe to women. There’s a great many wonderful things in our society that we do owe to women and we are completely capable of achieving great things. Society is set up so that it’s controlled by men, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Then you get to things like “boys will be boys” an excuse for men to treat women like shit as teenagers. Pull that card out at any time and now it doesn’t matter that he snapped her bra strap repeatedly and called her a slut, because you said the magic word: “boys will be boys” and his sex becomes an excuse for him to walk all over women. And the girl, what has she learned? She has learned that she has two courses of action: laugh along and save her social reputation as a “cool” girl who “doesn’t make waves” or ask for respect and be vilified.

That’s something women have learned, to just let men walk all over us. When hetero couples get married, women still do the majority of the housework, even in households that claim to be egalitarian. They did a study where they had both spouses keep a log of exactly how much time they spent doing chores. Then they would also interview them and ask them how much of the chores they felt they were doing. They found that men tended to over estimate their own time contributions. Keep in mind that this does not mean “all men 100% forever” this is about a trend in society, a very real pattern that does exist and should be acknowledged. Women perform more housework than men, and yet men also joke about marriage being game over, despite the fact that generally they’re also supposed to be the one’s whose idea it is in the first place, because it is still sort of taboo-ish to propose to a man if you’re a woman–and forget asking to keep your last name. I know one woman who did that and her facebook was a disaster after her wedding–and those are her friends and family saying these things to her! This is considered socially acceptable behavior, it’s considered “understandable” and some people will go so far as to claim that her husband is “pussy whipped” for treating her with respect.

I mean the fact that the word “pussy whipped” even exists, and it’s always used when a man is going to do something nice for his girlfriend, and she is always depicted as a bitter harpy in films when the phrase is used so people associate it with that image, but in real life it gets used against normal every day women all the time just for their boyfriends treating them with respect. Because there’s this misogynistic macho culture that does exist of men treating women like sexual objects.

If you’re a woman you have two choices when it comes to appearance and how you are perceived: damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Wearing make up and conforming to femininity might get you treated nice, but you’ll also be thought of as ditzy and stupid and shallow. On the opposite end of the spectrum, putting literally as much effort in to your appearance as a standard guy could get you thought of as disgusting because women’s natural body hair is considered unhygienic even though men’s body hair isn’t thought of as unhygienic. Women’s body hair is so gross it can’t be shown on TV. Even women’s shaving commercials show a razor going over an already hairless leg–the point is, society finds the natural state of female bodies to be inherently offensive, and we are forced to conform to strict femininity in order to be taken ““seriously”“, but by conforming to that standard we are also damning ourselves. If we are not attractive, it’s even more difficult for us to be taken seriously. Consider this: butch hairy lesbian is considered a negative stereotype in society despite the fact that all it describes is a woman with natural body hair who is attracted exclusively to other women. We are taught that our value as people rests on how attractive we are to men. Men are taught their value can come from anything–they are taught they are the great achievers of society who get shit done and make things happen. They are taught a wife is someone you can expect to care and raise you, a role you can expect a woman to play for you.

And anyways, how did we arrive at this state? Go back in history and take a close look at the witch hunts, a time when a woman could be executed for refusing to perform femininity, because if a woman was not being meek and small and accommodating for men, she was possessed by the devil and a witch. And most of those “witches” happened to be women who had come in to land ownership and whose husbands died so they now had the free time to take part in public society. Or midwives, women who knew basic medical shit and how to use local herbs for healing purposes. And this European society, which forced women in to the gender role of femininity on pain of death, spread it’s cultural imperialism across the fucking globe and this is the society our society is founded on–that’s history that happened those are our ancestors that is what we came from, that is how we got to where we are today.

Feminism is a movement about changing society on a large scale. If you want to support real change in our society, check out my /tagged/how-to-be-a-male-ally/

Never ever think of a fictional family raising a child to have more happiness than they ever could, and especially don’t think of how far the parents would go to protect that child’s smile. It makes one very emotional.


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Yall tried to do this with fuckboy too.

look you cannot take a word out of the context of its culture/people/vernacular and define it for that group. That is not how this shit works.

I know English has stolen a lot of words and applied senseless definitions but you cannot redefine words for a community of people so that it makes sense for your community of people.

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ry-rie asked:

Hey hey hey, when i make new music and stuff, how can i submit it for review, and what details will i have to include with the album/single/ep? and how long on average does it take from the submission to publishing the full review + we don’t review everything that gets sent to us, i keep things in the document we have for two months after it was sent to us and if it hasn’t been taken yet, i take it off. please no singles. 

I had to explain to my landlord, who owns multiple properties where they require deposits be paid with cashier's checks, how cashier's checks work.

The whole point of a cashier’s check is that it can’t bounce. That means once the check is made, the funds aren’t in my account anymore. When you have a cashier’s check made, you basically pay the bank to pay whoever the check is written out to.

So, no. If the idiot who works at your real estate company gave me the wrong information to put on the cashier’s check (TWICE!), and the check won’t go through to you because the wrong name is on the check, the funds DO NOT go back into my account. They aren’t my funds. They are the bank’s, and the bank doesn’t fuck around. Unless they have the original check and know for 100% sure no one is going to cash it, they’re not going to stop payment or issue a replacement.

I can get your money to you without the original check, but it’s going to be a huge hassle, cost me money, and take you longer to get your money. Give me the original check so I can make the bank whole, and I can get you a new fucking check.

You’d think a grown man who runs a business where he handles a lot of these would understand how they work at the very least at a basic level.