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this evening’s nonsense

this may b rly random but like that song thats called like “thats what makes you beautiful” or w/e by 1D has always really really bothered me bc of the chorus just blatantly bein like “you don’t know youre beautiful/that’s what makes you beautiful” bc its like

oooo yea girl ur total lack of self-confidence and dislike of urself is SO HOT unfff love me a submissive woman xxxx

and ive had to listen to soooo many girls passionately sing along to it like YEA IM THE HIDEOUS GIRL WAITING TO BE VALIDATED BY A MAN BC ONLY THRU A HETEROSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A MAN AM I TRULY MADE BEAUTIFUL IN HIS EYES ALONE somebody SAVE ME from the digusting monster i truly am!!!!!!

and its just uhhhhhhhhhhhhh really fucking shitty

People talk about “liberalism” as if it’s just another word for capitalism, or libertarianism, or vague center-left-Democratic Clintonism. Liberalism is none of these things. Liberalism is a technology for preventing civil war. It was forged in the fires of Hell – the horrors of the endless seventeenth century religious wars. For a hundred years, Europe tore itself apart in some of the most brutal ways imaginable – until finally, from the burning wreckage, we drew forth this amazing piece of alien machinery. A machine that, when tuned just right, let people live together peacefully without doing the “kill people for being Protestant” thing. Popular historical strategies for dealing with differences have included: brutally enforced conformity, brutally efficient genocide, and making sure to keep the alien machine tuned really really carefully.
—  Scott Alexander, “Against Murderism”
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ohhh boy o,h my god ohh myg godd. .g,.

Victuuri Week Day 2: Historical Drama AU (۶* ‘ꆚ’)۶”

in which Viktor is a yangban who falls in love with this extremely cute and intelligent scholar ~