not voting at all is the real problem

Misogyny is not legitimate criticism.

Women are people. Women face misogyny regardless of what they do.

Sometimes people do bad things. Some of the people who do bad things are women.

When women do bad things, that justifies criticism. It does not justify misogyny, or sexualized insults.

For instance: If a female politician votes against health care for poor people, it’s important to talk about how that will get people killed.

That doesn’t make it ok to call her ugly, mock her body, or make comments about how she needs to get laid. None of that has anything to do with health insurance. None of that is valid criticism. None of that serves any constructive purpose. It’s just misogyny.

Directing misogynistic insults at any woman is harmful to all women. It sends the message that there’s no problem with misogyny so long as the woman is a bad person who has it coming somehow. This implies that the only real disagreement about misogyny is about which women deserve it. 

We need to object to misogyny in principle, regardless of who the target is. Misogyny is not criticism. It’s just destructive hatred.

i’ve been getting a lot of praise for being radical by working on civil disobedience and bird-dogging senators to stop trumpcare. and it is important work, and it really did affect the outcome, protecting millions of people’s access to care, at least for now. i just want to point out one thing.

the goal of this civil disobedience is to influence life-or-death legislation, by putting direct pressure on legislators.

the goal of voting is also to influence life-or-death legislation, by choosing legislators who are more likely to do what we want.

really the main difference is that voting is something that’s pretty easy and that almost every adult citizen can do.

these are obviously not mutually exclusive tactics. in fact, they work best together: legislators will be especially influenced if they know we protesters can follow through on our threats to unseat them, and the less shitty our legislators are to begin with, the better the legislation we can pressure them into. however much i may hate the democrats, if they were in power, we could have been getting arrested not just to stop evil legislation that would kill us, but to demand health care for all — and we could have had a real chance of getting it! the right-wingers who want to hurt us know this, and that’s why they work so hard to compromise our right to vote AND our right to protest.

you might point out that the left engages in less direct action when the government is less conservative, and that can be a real problem, but it’s a problem with the LEFT, not a problem with voting. i for one pledge to keep up the fight at all times, but i still know that the outcomes of elections — from the presidency all the way down to the school board — have real effects on the very same fights we’re engaged in at the grassroots.

so yes: ABSOLUTELY do more than just vote, and you don’t have to like people who oversell it or are assholes about it or pat themselves on the back too hard. but voting won’t void your radical card. it’s just one little thing that can make the rest of the work easier.

It’s weird how something as mundane as someone jokingly bumping into me can trigger a shutdown or a meltdown. Happened to me yesterday, while i was trying to maintain my “Neurotypical mask” at work.

This person kept ramming herself against me, because i told her that she represented an “obstacle” between me and the person i needed to talk to (i was trying to crack a joke like NT tend to do, in order to fit in a little bit better.). Needless to say, i wasn’t really productive after that.

I left my work crying, barely able to walk or to think, and i went to my bed for the rest of the evening, curled up, tired and yet unable to sleep. This kind of thing tend to happen to me at least twice a week, for the most mundane reasons.

Yes, it’s frustrating. Yes, i often wish i could be stronger, more resistant. Yes, sometimes, i hate myself and i think of me as weak. Do I blame my autism for all of that ? Do i wish that my autism could just go away ? No. Absolutely not.

I blame society for its ableism. I blame this system for making me afraid to say the words “Please, don’t touch me like that, i’m autistic and it upsets me”.

I blame society for making me not being able to be upfront about my diagnosis, without risking to lose my job, my independance, my right to vote (i saw a documentary recently about autistic people in France. And yeah, one of them clearly stated that he was not allowed to vote…), my freedom.

Relatives of autistic people, ask yourself if the problems your autistic relatives are facing, and your own issues, are really due to their autism or if the real problem is the way society is shaped.

Society is putting a deep pressure on those who are deemed different (because of their disability, sexuality, skin tone and so on) and being “out” and proud about who you are and your difference is shameful and should be repressed, by society’s standards. 

Support your autistic relatives. Help them. Love them. Try to understand them. And, most of all, listen to them, whatever way they’re using to communicate with you.

And you, my dear autistic readers, here’s a reminder to you : you’re awesome, you’re so strong to handle everything that society is putting up on us and you’re definitely worthy of love

Let Me Be Your Call Boy Masterlist

Let Me Be Your Call Boy | After coming out as gay to his friends on his birthday, the last thing Dan is expecting is to be gifted a call boy as a present, let alone one that’s been paid for for the entire night. Allowing Phil to show him the ropes is his first mistake, paying him to come back every week is his second, and using him to convince his parents he really is gay is his third. As a successful lawyer, the money isn’t the problem - falling in love is. | Phan | Mature | Smut (blowjobs, fingering, rimming, edging, intercourse), Sex Addiction, Prostitution (and discussions of all the risks that come with it), Escort Business, Mentions of Eating Disorders, Near-Rape and Semi-Violence, but nothing explicit. Warnings at the beginnings of each chapter | 252,000 Words (Complete)

Disclaimer: In no way do I claim that this is real or cast aspersions on Dan or Phil.

For reference, @embarrassing-myself​ is Dan, @snowbunnylester​ (was insanityplaysfics) is Phil. 

Voted First Place in Best Smut and Best Collab in the Phanfic Awards 2016!

Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four | Chapter Five | Chapter Six | Chapter Seven | Chapter Eight | Chapter Nine | Chapter Ten | Chapter Eleven | Chapter Twelve | Chapter Thirteen | Chapter Fourteen: Epilogue

The Left’s Fascination With Fictional Nazis

I would like to make it clear that Nazis don’t exist. The are no Nazis storming through your campus calling people racist slurs. There is no noose or racist note on your door put there by the Nazis. The administration has not been infiltrated by white supremacists. Trump isn’t Hitler and the people who voted for him aren’t Nazis. All of these hate crimes are hoaxes. They’re all fake because everyone wants there to be a Nazi, they want someone to be mad at and blame for their own miserable lives and the fact that there aren’t any is causing a real supply and demand problem. 

Even their best examples of Nazis existing, like when two guys and Tila Tequila get their picture taken doing the sieg heil, you know these people were kidding, right? The Left and Antifa keep talking about this and using it to justify their violent, insane attacks and riots when really it’s just a “fuck you” to the ISIS-wannabe Antifa jihadists who are hellbent on cracking the heads and scalping everyday Americans. When you start calling people Nazis and rioting against people that don’t exist, yeah, you’re going to get fourteen year olds start trolling you and making silly little comments because it makes you hysterical, you’re being mocked for being the village idiot. 

Make sure those stairs between the classes are never blocked.  Patriarchy, the Captain/Capitalism is insane.  He does the same thing over and over; believing his own superiority (let me try again) over his own past failures.  He believes his great mass is unsinkable to GOD and right/wrong & Yin/yang.  

BUT THIS TIME 

Make sure you use this next year to get everything you need to survive in the frigid waters bc GIRL! All the men in generations have been partying and it’s going to hit more like a tidal wave.  

THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH LIFE BOATS so look around your room and decide what can float.  Is there a REI store on the Promenade level where you can buy some insulated wet suits for everyone in your family?  Seriously, in a financial metaphor, it’s survival time. 

BUT THIS TIME

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Tig Trager || Chibs Telford - This Life |3|

The next morning Clara woke up in one of the empty dorms. She was shaken awake by someone kicking the foot of her bed. Groaning she sighed deeply and rolled over expecting it to see Gemma standing there, but it was Tig.

“What do you want? I’ve got one hell of a hang over.”

She groaned pushing her face back into the pillow. Tig snorted and put his boot on the end of the bed and draped his arm across his knee as he leaned over and looked at her with a slight smirk.

“It’s time to get up sleeping beauty. Clay wants to talk to you.”

He told her in a slightly sweet tone trying to cotes her out of bed. His smirk dropped when he seen she wasn’t moving. Removing his foot from the end of her bed he gave a slight shift of his head and peered down at the end of the blankets.

Reaching down he snatched up the blanket and pulled it off quickly, his eyes widening as she jolted up in bed quickly covering her bra and panties with a pillow.

“God damn it Tig!!”

She yelled leaning up against the headboard of the bed and glared up at him. He hadn’t minded though. He got a nice look at her thick ass, curvy body, and large breasts before she covered them up with the pillow. The pink undies look delicious against her light skin too.

“I warned you, baby.”

He said with a smile coming to his face as he went back to his previous position against the bed. Clara felt like a mouse cornered by the cat. The way his eyes looked from her naked feet up to her legs and then over the pillow across her lips then falling upon her bright angry blue eyes.

“Don’t "baby” me, Tig.“

She spat back making the man smile more as he snorted and raised a hand up.

"Clay wants to see you now that you’re up.”

He told her removing his foot from her bed and giving her a once over before he turned to leave the room. Clara sighed deeply. This was not how she wanted her first official day back to start.

Getting dressed and on her way out she didn’t find Clay in the main room. Just hang around and crows. Half-Sac was behind the bar cleaning and Clara walked past them all knowing that he had to be here somewhere.

Walking outside she found Clay, Tig, Chibs and Bobby all at the picnic table.

When Clay seen Clara walking out of the club doors he smiled and looked at her from behind his sunglasses.

“There she is – afternoon sleeping beauty.”

Clay greeted his niece as she walked out slipping sunglasses over her eyes to help keep the sun out of her eyes and the hangover down best she could.

“Afternoon Uncle Clay.”

She greeted walking over to stand beside him. Tig walked around from the right side of Clay to the left and on Clara’s left side to stand there with his hands on his hips. Chibs watching Tig from behind his glasses keeping his eyes locked on the man from the picnic table beside Bobby.

“Tig said you needed to talk to me?”

She asked him. Clay placed his hands on his hips as he stood there looking down at her.

“I was curious about what you plan on doing for a job now that you’ve moved up here. What’s your living situation?”

He questioned. Clara took a minute and sighes deeply. She hadn’t really thought about it all that much. She didn’t graduate high school like everyone else in the family. She wasn’t a people person. She didn’t have any real set skill.

“I guess sign up for a couple of WBF around here and save up money that way. It’s what I did down in New Mexico for my rent.”

“WBF?”

Bobby questioned taking a drag of his cigarette.

“Woman’s Boxing Fights.”

Clay told the clueless man. The three men raised a brow.

“You know Gemma will kill me when she finds out about you doing that shit up here.”

Clay warned knowing how Gemma reacted finding out the first time from Clay’s brother that his daughter was fighting for money. Clara just laughed a bit and shook her head.

“Not much else I’m good at doing. I don’t know jack shit about fixing cars or bikes. My temper is too bad to work with people – so I figure why not use it to beat the shit outta em instead?”

She told him with a slight shrug of her shoulders. Clay sighed knowing that his niece was right. He and Tig had been down south once or twice to see her work at it. She was good at using her anger and channel it into the poor girl that decided to step into the ring with her.

“Alright. And your living arrangements?”

Clay questioned next. She gave a shrug.

“You’ve got four open dorm rooms right? At least one of them I can dump my shit in and crash until I get a place of my own. Jax said the one he lived in for a while had a bathroom in the room. Figured I’d take that one – if that’s cool with you Prez?”

She asked him. He chuckled he couldn’t believe she had already thought everything through when it came to all of this she was certainly smarter than she seemed.

“Have to put it through a quick vote, but I don’t see any of the guys throwing you out on the streets.”

Clara nodded figuring none of the guys would have had a problem with her staying here with all the dorms open. She figured they all had their own homes that was where they lived. After all, they were all grown men who made much more than the minimum wage each month.

“I do have to run to the store. Anything I should be aware of while I’m out on S.O.A covered bike?”

She asked knowing that if someone seen her on her father’s bike it could turn real ugly real quick for her. Clay took a minute to think knowing that you riding the bike out and about wouldn’t be a good idea.

“Have one of the guys go with you.”

He told his niece. He knew his little brother left his daughter his bike since it’d be a long while till he got out. And since they had been at it with the Mayans for a long while Clay didn’t need anything happening to his blood.

Chibs noticed Tig was quick to jump at the offer, so he decided to beat him to it.

“Aye, I’ll go.”

Chibs said tossing his cigarette from his hands and standing up from the table. Tig gave him a quick look but didn’t say anything further as he stood there with his hands on his hips still and his blue eyes darting from the Scot to Clara.

“Alright. Let’s go then.”

She said giving Chibs a large grin which he was more than happy to return.

Because Reasons

@frankchurchillsaysrelax requested Emmett and Elle from Legally Blonde+enemies to friends to lovers+girl/boy next door+High School/College/Teacher AU… And this was born.


It’s not that Emmett hates his new co-chair of the history department on principle (although the position was supposed to be his and his alone this year). It’s not even that he hates her for constantly parking her car in his unofficial parking spot, or for always playing the most ridiculously upbeat pop music in her office that shares a wall with his, or even that she doesn’t believe in written exams and only uses glittery feather topped pens that write in pink ink.

No, the real problem is that her proposal for a student-run news magazine garners at least five times the student interest as his debate team proposal. And when she gets voted the head of the senior send-off committee–a position he’s held with pride for years as the de facto young staff member. And when all of his students start trying to transfer from his classes in favor of hers, and when that doesn’t work, they start attending her after school study sessions instead of his.

All of this coming together, along with her renting the house next door to his so there’s literally no getting away from her… that’s what makes it impossible to stand Elle Woods.

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anonymous asked:

Everytime theres a hinky vote the house blames poc Ramses dom or josh like im tired for real :) ravens basic ass is really gonna win this season huh

Me and @dayslostson were trying to tell y’all, but everyone was too busy talking about king Kevin even though it was really obvious why a lot of people were blaming Ramses and had no problem believing he would turn against his friend. There was no reason to believe Ramses would turn on his friend. 

Let me clarify:

When someone says they’re antifem, (for the most part, because I obviously cannot accurately speak on behalf of all antifems) they mean anti first-world feminism. Ya know, the kind of feminism that’s inherently not necessary whatsoever??

As an antifem, I do not support the feminist movement as it stands today, because of the majority of what it stands for. In today’s society, the “feminism” I see is over the smallest, most ridiculous things, like beauty standards (Note: beauty standards are NOT gendered expectations; they apply to men and women alike), or the wage gap myth. (Notice how I said ‘myth’ there? ;) )

At the same time, as an antifem, the feminism I DO support is the feminism that fights against child marriages and REAL rape culture; the feminism that’s needed in countries like the Middle East or North Korea.

It pisses me off when first-world feminists will bicker and argue about nothing but liberal garbage. Boo-hoo, the Facebook friend-request icon has a man who’s portrayed as larger than the woman next to him. There are people —CHILDREN— dying in fucking Syria. How about the women and young girls in Africa forced to breast iron? And the only time you choose to bring up these children is when an antifem said, “You are what’s wrong with modern feminism,” on your tumblr post about “oppression”.

I don’t support the feminist movement as it stands today because, frankly, it’s garbage. It’s garbage and it’s flawed. Before, feminism was about real issues, like not being able to vote or have say in government. The feminism today is all about needlessly empowering women and knocking down men, labeling all men as evil entities that solely live to rape and oppress. I’m not about that. I believe in real equality, so until you get your head out of your fucking ass and actually try to fix the problems you say your feminism is against, I’m an antifem. Until I see feminists representing feminism as it’s defined (“the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities”, Merriam-Webster), instead of the man-hate I constantly see in every facet social media, I’m an antifem. Stop using the bigger problems as a facade to hide behind your computer and argue about not being able to run around shirtless, when in all reality you aren’t doing fucking shit to benefit anyone.

The RudePundit: F*ck You, Rural Elitist

“And there you have the reason why liberals are called "elitist.” We actually know that most of our taxes go to the Republican-run states. We aren’t fucking hypocrites who condemn government, elect people who want to shrink government, and then are pissed off when the government doesn’t offer enough services. We don’t get our news from conspiracy theorists and liars. Are there excesses on the left? Of course. We’re fuckin’ human. But when one group is inclusive of all races and religions and genders and sexual orientations and more, while the other pines for a time when white Christians ran everything, it’s pretty damn clear who the real elitists are.

What you’re calling ‘elitism’ is just simply not being ignorant. We don’t have our heads shoved up Jesus’s ass. … You can stop explaining the white working class rural conservative Christian farming folk, hot-takers and self-justifiers. Instead, why don’t you explain liberalism to them? Why don’t you explain that jobs are drying up and communities are dying not because of abortion and same-sex marriage but because of Republican economic policies that have favored the wealthy, most of whom live in cities, including a certain president-elect they voted for who took advantage of those very policies in order to stay rich? Ultimately, though, it won’t matter. Because despite every fucking word to the contrary, the real problem is that those who voted for Trump are racist. They are sexist. They are Islamophobic. They are ignorant.

The whole thrust of these ‘let’s learn about the yokels’ articles is to imply that there are real Americans and there are coastal elites. Sorry, motherfuckers. We’re all Americans. And if I have to suffer under your stupid, you have to hear about our smarts.”

What if... the RFA members all went to the same high school? An RFA HC series.

My first HC! It was hella fun to write. 2nd 3rd 4th 4th(cont) 5th 6th 7th 8th9th 10th

Enjoy~

Jumin:

  • He’d be so handsome and rich. Typical popular kid that people claim they’re friends with, but who really aren’t.  
  • He’d obviously be the rich kid. Junior class president, then Senior class president only because all the girls vote for him  
  • Would have a tough time making real friends.  
  • He’d bribe the administration into getting him out of useless classes and while they’re at it, create a cat-care class
  • He’d always disappear during lunch because he’s embarrassed about his own personal chef.
  • You know you’re close to him when his perfect kid façade melts away and he fanboys with you over cat photos
  • “This one! Omg I NEED THIS. She’s perfect…”

Jaehee:

  • She’s that girl who’s really smart in the corner who is only addressed when someone needs help on a problem.
  • And when you do approach her for help, she adjusts her glasses and says
  • “Well, let’s take a look at that, shall we…”
  • Then she goes on to make you feel unintelligent (you still figured out the problem though) thanks Baehee
  • Hates group projects because they hinder her ability to work  
  • She’d be president of French Club, BPA, and Key Club at the same time
  • At least it gives her an excuse when someone she doesn’t like asks her if she’s going to some “awkward high school social event”  
  • “Homecoming, Jaehee?” “Sorry, volunteering for Key Club.”
  • “Who’re you asking to Sadie’s?” “Nobody. Going to France for French Club.”  
  • “Prom-” “BPA competition.” 
  • Just accept my love, Baehee ;; 

Yoosung:

(His high school life was explained somewhat in the game… so I’ll just expand on it.)

  • He’s student body president, two years in a row
  • Don’t ask me how  
  • He’s the kid who stays behind every class period to talk to the teacher
  • “Hope you have a good day!”
  • He’s got a perfect GPA because nobody can bear his face when he gets a bad grade
  • It’s just… all dam-about-to-burst
  • Every time.  
  • Every time.
  • Maybe he’s not such a teachers’ pet… but the teachers are his pets??
  • His handwriting is bubbly and adorable
  • But his essays are crap and he can’t analyze to save his life don’t worry Yoosung I can’t either
  • The one time he cheated on an English test he held it in as long as could before literally spilling his guts to the teacher a month later, the guilt too much for him  
  • “It’s okay, Yoosung. Just don't… just don’t cry!” dammit 

Zen:

  • StuCo? He got no time fo dat
  • He’d flirt with the ladies during passing time and lunch  
  • “A rose for you, pretty girl”
  • This is how he realized he should go into acting, as he discovered all the girls would melt under his manipulation  
  • But he remained forever the gentleman, Only using his powers for good
  • Sometimes the student council will ask him to speak during assemblies because he’s able to get the crowd quiet HELLA fast
  • He’s the guy with like 20 appearances in the yearbook
  • He’s literally everywhere . To the point where it’s kinda annoying.  
  • And he’ll sign the biggest picture of him for you in his flourishing signature
  • That he practiced for days just for this moment 

707:

  • Seven is the awkward guy in all your classes who only flourishing in the IT room
  • He completed all the problems in his math and physics textbooks before the teacher could even assign homework.
  • He doesn’t get the point of labs because he already knows what will happen the little cheater
  • He has a period of independent study with the IT teacher, and when he tried to apply to get his full schedule consisting of that, he got reprimanded  
  • Didn’t stop him from hacking the district’s servers tho
  • He has a mini monitor and raspberry pi in his backpack so that he can work on his coding wherever there’s power
  • He’s so smart that he doesn’t even need to talk to the teacher for them to know about it. He kinda just glances at them before busting his head into a textbook
  • One time he tried bringing spare parts to school so he could work on building a robot in class
  • That didn’t go so well XD
  • Let’s just say Seven made several trips to the principal’s office before he realized how the “system worked

Saeran:

  • Saeran is the little emo kid who hasn’t yet hit his growth spurt aww gimme this cutie
  • Black backpack black highlights black makeup black clothes black shoes
  • You get the idea, right?
  • He talks in really short sentences with little to no emotion
  • So when something DOES spark emotion out of this cute fuzzball it’s the most amazing thing EVER.
  • The teacher knows never to call on him but perhaps there’s a substitute today:
  • “Saeran, the answer to number 12?”
  • “…”
  • And he just slowly blushes a deeper and deeper red as the rest of the class looks at him
  • Eventually he just runs out of the classroom
  • He’s been through counseling before
  • But every time it ends up being a staring contest between him and the counselor
  • We all know who wins
  • Stare into my deep azure orbs, you feel like you’re getting sleepy… sleepy… slee…py…
  • He’s got spare contacts in his backpack just in case something happens to his.
  • One day Luciel pranked him by switching them out with different colors
  • It just ended up scaring everybody…………….. Yeah.
  • Akame ga Kill just took on a whole new meaning, folks.
  • He always carries around lollipops though. Like everywhere. He’s a super kind, misunderstood child.

Bill Maher is probably the textbook definition of smug Hollywood liberal. Within the last few minutes of his latest show, I must’ve gotten 57 reminders why I don’t watch it typically. He just refuses to acknowledge the tensions symptomatic to capitalism – whereas people like Bernie Sanders and Anne Coulter recognize that problems and tensions exist (albeit in watered down or decontextualized fashion) because they push at the edges of mainstream political discourse on opposite sides, Maher just sits back in his armchair, smugly calling the working class idiots and ignoring all the real concerns that animate this system. The anti-capitalist left is weak these days, and it doesn’t help that what passes for “left” is spineless centrism devoid of any substance. Maher and other ivory tower liberals are part of the reason why fascism festers and grows.

Neoliberalism disempowers the people through top-down privatization and outsourcing. Huge sectors of the working class population feel this disempowerment. Democrats insist that the system works just fine, that they just need to get out there and vote, that surface reforms will fix all the rampant problems associated with capitalism. Democrats continue to maintain neoliberal economy that boosts bosses and crushes workers. Working class people continue to feel disempowered because no amount of shallow liberal rhetoric is going to materially empower them. Republicans come along and say, “yes, you are disempowered, and it’s because of THOSE PEOPLE: the immigrants, the SJWs, the moochers.” The democrat wing of the bourgeoisie must recognize this trend, and understand that greater autonomy for workers and rightful blame at the rich and capitalism itself would solve much of these patterns of proto-fascism, but it’s better to have rampant racism in society than to have workers getting wrongheaded ideas about their station in life. These workers can then be made, through carefully targeted ideology, to fight as footsoldiers for ruling class interests – when other large sectors of the working class start focusing their anger and disenfranchisement at the system as a whole, rather than at other segments of the disempowered, then you’re going to start seeing “footsoldiers for ruling class interests” using intimidation and nationalism to push the landscape towards fascism. Fascism is an ever-present shadow to capitalism, a subterranean kthulu that sits beneath the surface and comes out to reveal class society’s true nature when threatened. Certain sectors of the ruling class will pursue their own laissez-faire interests, while other sectors will then gather the people subsequently ticked off by privatization and outsourcing and redirect their fire towards the feared Other. This is the defensive apparatus of capitalist political economy at work, morphing its shape as necessary.

P.S.  Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.
     And I’m not advocating for Hillary or Bernie. I like them both but frankly I wish the next president was a conservative only because we had Obama for eight years and we need balance. And not because I particularly enjoy the conservative agenda. I just think the government should reflect the people. And we are about 40 percent conservative and 40 percent liberal. When I was growing up and when I was a younger man, liberals and conservatives were friends with differences.
     They weren’t enemies. And it always made sense that everyone gets a president they like for a while and then hates the president for a while. But it only works if the conservatives put up a good candidate. A good smart conservative to face the liberal candidate so they can have a good argument and the country can decide which way to go this time.
     Trump is not that. He’s an insane bigot. He is dangerous.
He already said he would expand libel laws to sue anyone who “writes a negative hit piece” about him. He says “I would open up the libel laws so we can sue them and win lots of money. Not like now. These guys are totally protected.” He said that. He has promised to decimate the first amendment. (If you think he’s going to keep the second amendment intact you’re delusional.) And he said that Paul Ryan, speaker of the house will “pay” for criticizing him. So I’m saying this now because if he gets in there we won’t be able to criticize him anymore.
    Please pick someone else. Like John Kasich. I mean that guy seems okay. I don’t like any of them myself but if you’re that kind of voter please go for a guy like that. It feels like between him and either democrat we’d have a decent choice. It feels like a healthier choice. We shouldn’t have to vote for someone because they’re not a shocking cunt billionaire liar.
     We should choose based on what direction the country should go. I get that all these people sound like bullshit soft criminal opportunists. The whole game feels rigged and it’s not going anywhere but down anymore. I feel that way sometimes.
     And that voting for Trump is a way of saying “fuck it. Fuck them all”. I really get it. It’s a version of national Suicide. Or it’s like a big hit off of a crack pipe. Somehow we can’t help it. Or we know that if we vote for Trump our phones will be a reliable source of dopamine for the next four years. I mean I can’t wait to read about Trump every day. It’s a rush. But you have to know this is not healthy.
     If you are a true conservative. Don’t vote for Trump. He is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite. He is playing you.
     In fact, if you do vote for Trump, at least look at him very carefully first. You owe that to the rest of us. Know and understand who he is. Spend one hour on google and just read it all. I don’t mean listen to me or listen to liberals who put him down. Listen to your own people. Listen to John Mccain. Go look at what he just said about Trump. “At a time when our world has never been more complex or more in danger… I want Republican voters to pay close attention to what our party’s most respected and knowledgeable leaders and national security experts are saying about Mr. Trump, and to think long and hard about who they want to be our next Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”
     When Trump was told what he said, Trump said "Oh, he did? Well, that’s not nice,” he told CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. “He has to be very careful.”
When pressed on why, Trump tacked on: “He’ll find out.”
     Do you really want a guy to be president who threatens John McCain? Because John McCain cautiously and intelligently asked for people to be thoughtful before voting for him? He didn’t even insult Trump. He just asked you to take a good look. And Trump told him to look out. Remember that Trump entered this race by saying that McCain is not a war hero. A guy who was shot down, body broken and kept in a POW camp for years. Trump said “I prefer the guys who don’t get caught.”
     Why did he say that? Not because he meant it or because it was important to say. He said it because he’s a bully and every bully knows that when you enter a new school yard, you go to the toughest most respected guy on the yard and you punch him in the nose. If you are still standing after, you’re the new boss. If Trump is president, he’s not going to change. He’s not going to do anything for you. He’s going to do everything for himself and leave you in the dust.
     So please listen to fellow conservatives. But more importantly, listen to Trump. Listen to all of it. Everything he says. If you liked when he said that “torture works” then go look at where he took it back the next day. He’s a fucking liar.
     A vote for Trump is so clearly a gut-vote, and again I get it. But add a little brain to it and look the guy up. Because if you vote for him because of how you feel right now, the minute he’s president, you’re going to regret it. You’re going to regret it even more when he gives the job to his son. Because American democracy is broken enough that a guy like that could really fuck things up. That’s how Hitler got there. He was voted into power by a fatigued nation and when he got inside, he did all his Hitler things and no one could stop him.
    Again, I’m not saying vote democrat or vote for anyone else. If Hilary ends up president it should be because she faced the best person you have and you and I both chose her or him or whoever. Trump is not your best. He’s the worst of all of us. He’s a symptom to a problem that is very real. But don’t vote for your own cancer. You’re better than that.
     That’s just my view. At least right now. I know I’m not qualified or particularly educated and I’m not right instead of you. I’m an idiot and I’m sure a bunch of you are very annoyed by this. Fucking celebrity with an opinion. I swear this isn’t really a political opinion. You don’t want to know my political opinions.   (And I know that I’m only bringing myself trouble with this shit.) Trump has nothing to do with politics or ideology. He has to do with himself. And really I don’t mean to insult anyone. Except Trump. I mean to insult him very much. And really I’m not saying he’s evil or a monster. In fact I don’t think Hitler was. The problem with saying that guys like that are monsters is that we don’t see them coming when they turn out to be human, which they all are. Everyone is. Trump is a messed up guy with a hole in his heart that he tries to fill with money and attention. He can never ever have enough of either and he’ll never stop trying. He’s sick. Which makes him really really interesting. And he pulls you towards him which somehow feels good or fascinatingly bad. He’s not a monster. He’s a sad man. But all this makes him horribly dangerous if he becomes president. Give him another TV show. Let him pay to put his name on buildings. But please stop voting for him. And please watch Horace and Pete.
— 

 Louis CK’s Anti-Trump Letter

fuck panda bears and unicorns, louis ck is my spirit animal 

Daesang + the real problem in kpop.

So I can’t stay put to all this shit going.

First of all I want to say that I was a huge fan of SM years ago but decided to just “leave” this company because they are no good. They have got talented people of course but I don’t like those agency that works under the table.
Since what happened with JYJ I just hated SM so much. All SM want is money without giving any thought about its artist.
But still SHINee is one of my bias group so I kept on supporting them and I still do.

When EXO debuted, like every fan of them, I loved them. They were still releasing teaser and they released the teaser of Baekhyun and D.O singing What is love. I’m the kind of person who tend to like musician woth strong vocals or good vocals, and I’m fond of ballad. So they really got me with this one. I became a devoted fan, a fan happy to see them together, to see them win, to see them being popular right from the beginning. But it began to fade away when Kris first left the group. And we also began to see the real face of EXO member. How to stan a group where your member don’t even give a fuck to you on stage when you’re vomiting or collapsing and just pass next to you (insert here our poor and kind Lay and Chanyeol). Then Luhan left, Tao left. They are the only one who can because they are protected by Chinese laws. If EXO were to debut in a “nugu” agency, no one would have give them so much attention.
SM is still the same and won’t change and EXO are not what we think they are. Being unaware of a member who is collapsing is enough for me to not like them anymore. Thanks to SM ans the fandom EXO are still sailing but they are not what they were anymore.

Then now let’s talk about BTS ? Suga, Rapmon, Jin, J-hope, Jimin, Taehyung, Jeongguk. 7 members who choose an agency different from the big three. It’s not like all the big three’s rookies. When they debuted they did have their rookie moment where they have to work hard to gain popularity. Like said @soseokjin in her long post that describe perfectly BTS and their hard work, we, army, did our best to let them shine. BTs stayed humble through all the difficult moments. But I really feel sad because today is probably the best day in their life but they are going to be so upset when they will see people saying “it’s giving out of pity”. Which pity are you talking about ? Have you ever seen a group releasing an album with a solo with all the members and they, themselves, wrote the lyrics ?
BTS held high the head of Big Hit without losing their head to fame. They worked hard, they support each other and they got paid off. So stop all the fan war because each and every group diserve the it. This time it’s BTS so let’s be proud of them.

Now let’s talk about the real problem in kpop universe.
When every group make a comeback or debut, a lot of people look at their performance, variety show and all. But when it comes to vote for music shows or no one do it because they stick to their favorite group (ok that’s normal but you’ll see).
No one vote depending on the talent of the groups but tend to like one group just because the girls show their legs or the boys show their abs. No one listen carefully to the song to vote depending how the song is good. SHINee is my favorite but I don’t especially vote for them. I vote for the song who diserve it more.
And because people don’t stick to that method we have great groups that are being underrated.
You all EXO-L are crying over the fact that BTS won the Daesang and not EXO. But what about us, fan of Monsta X and GOT7. Should we make war to BTS too because no one vote for Monsta X and they even weren’t here on the Melon Music Awards along with GOT7 ?
So stop this stupid war and you all better start on being fair and square and vite for talent, not people.

Here’s an idea…

Instead of buying an overly priced iPhone to take a picture of your boobs and post it on social media to show support for feminism. Rather donate some money to build schools for girls in Somalia, or to help rape victims pay for their lawyers, or to save children in Malaysia from being sex trafficked.

I know that in first world countries our REAL PROBLEMS do include gender roles and double standards , but feminism and equality is not only for women in the US or Europe.

We will never be free so long as our sisters in Iraq are unable to vote.

I’m sorry, but taking nudes should not be your priority. It should be a norm not some sort of protest action. If you think you’re fighting patriarchy by being a narcissist; you’re wrong. Men don’t have to take nudes to feel independent, neither do you.

The important thing is that you remember The Sisterhood and that it involves all women, not just rich, white women from first world countries.

Trump thinks he can win votes by fanning the flames of fear and hatred. By turning neighbor against neighbor. By persuading you that the real problem in America is your fellow Americans – people who don’t look like you, or don’t talk like you, or don’t worship like you…

That’s Donald Trump’s America. An America of fear and hate. An America where we all break apart. Whites against Blacks and Latinos. Christians against Muslims and Jews. Straight against gay. Everyone against immigrants. Race, religion, heritage, gender – the more factions the better.

—  Elizabeth Warren