“the apocalypse is nigh and i’m going to source an irrelevant, uncited, unreliable poll that’s more than a month old to incite fear and panic to berate everyone into trump-induced anxiety instead of giving them the resources to track the election themselves & have some understanding of how it works” no, stop
cool fun idea from ur friendly disabled pal: stop reblogging from sixpenceee, a horror blog that posts shit abt physically disabled ppl often without any context and who posts stories (often uncited) about how scary mentally ill people are
star wars has always drawn heavily on classic/ mythological structures, so i really like that one of the main purely non-borrowed-from-ep-4-or5 concepts/ dynamics in ep7 is the rey/ kylo thing. whether they’re meant to be read as related or romantic or whatever*, their structure is very Death and the Maiden/ Girl in the Underworld which are tropes that’re Classic As Fuck.
some bullshit uncited mythology/ star wors talk below, like honestly this is NOT coherent or even necessarily totally correct
what makes people go “this news is so important! i know, i’ll inform tumblr by posting a screencap of some random person’s tweet paraphrasing what was presumably a headline from some uncited article or post of questionable legitimacy! this will be much better than googling it and posting an actual link to actual information”
and then what makes tens of thousands of people reblog that
Well, huh. I was curious about various attitudes on suffrage restrictions in the early US–looking for race and income specifics–and kept running into an uncited but repeated statement that, while he was in the New York state legislature, Aaron Burr submitted a bill to allow women to vote.
So I asked my ~~personal connection~~ at the New York State Archives to look this up, and he found nothing of the kind going through the 1784-1785 records of the Assembly, which is when Burr was in the NY state legislature.
So, welp, don’t believe everything you read on Wikipedia, etc.
I just saw a fatphobic commercial that was telling parents to never give their children soda (it literally said NEVER), because "One soda a day makes your child gain TEN POUNDS in ONE YEAR!" It stressed this fact by (photoshopping) 10 pounds of bricks into children's backpacks and showing them play. They were suppose to be struggling, but weren't. I have no strong feels for or against soda, but I think it has worse side affects than making your child supposedly gain an uncited amount of weight.
Okay, I just had to look this up because I cannot believe this for a second.
Soft drinks are the leading source for calories in America and are one of the primary reasons why there is an obesity epidemic. Now we find out that only one can of soda pop a day will cause you to gain about 15 pounds a year. Think about how that will add up over a few years.
“One of the primary reasons why there is an obesity epidemic.”