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May 20 2019




Let’s also focus less on how Emma Watson’s taking parts in problematic films, which she seems to be doing largely because her managers tell her it’s the only way to make it past Harry Potter, and more on how James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill Jay whatsisface, and Cahnning Tatum made uncomfortable sex jokes and rape jokes around her until she was so uncomfortable she left halfway through filming This is the End- but by contract had to still be in the movie.

Let’s talk about how Evangeline Lilly signed onto the Hobbit movies on the condition that her character not be in a love triangle, and everyone involved rewrote the character so that she was, and she couldn’t leave. Let’s talk about how actresses are signed into films whose final products are the opposite of what they want to be a part of, and still wind up on-screen playing terrible, problematic, sexist roles, or even being sexually harassed and assaulted while on set. Let’s talk about the implications of an industry where women have no control over the part they play or the story they’re used to tell, and are forced to make difficult decisions about which producers and directors will and won’t completely screw them over.

Read that again please.

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May 19 2019

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May 13 2019

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What’s wrong with the the German science system in one picture.
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Heidi Langer

Ich habe langsam die Nase voll.
Die streikenden Schüler sind Schulschwänzer und faul, Greta T. ist eine "Gesteuerte", ihre Eltern benutzen sie zu Raffen und überhaupt, den Klimawandel gibt es gar nicht und wenn doch, dann ist er nicht menschengemacht. Und jeder, der was anderes behauptet, ist verstrahlt.

Okay, diese spezielle Verstrahlte hat dazu etwas zu bemerken:

Es spielt überhaupt keine Rolle, ob das Zopfmädel aus Schweden "gesteuert" ist oder zum "Raffen" benutzt wird. Denn dieses Kind/diese junge Frau mit dem Asperger-Syndrom hat etwas geschafft, was vor ihr lange Zeit niemand auf die Beine gestellt hat. Sie hat hunderttausende junge Menschen über Ländergrenzen hinweg davon überzeugt, dass nur ziviler Ungehorsam ihnen eine Stimme verleiht. Dass sie gemeinsam etwas erreichen können in einer Gesellschaft und einem System, in denen ihre Interessen immer kleiner geschrieben werden. In denen das Bildungssystem ebenso kaputtgespart wird, wie es mit außerschulischen Angeboten für ihre Altersklasse geschieht.

Und sie brechen aus aus diesem System, in dem sie auf die Zukunft im kapitalistischen Hamsterrad vorbereitet werden, in dem sie darauf getrimmt werden, stets pünktlich und ohne Widerspruch ihre Aufgaben zu erledigen und sich darauf zu verlassen, dass "die da oben", egal ob Schulleitung, Bildungsminister oder Bundestag, schon wissen, was gut und richtig ist. Sie legen die fatale Obrigkeitshörigkeit ad acta, treten stattdessen entschlossen und gemeinsam für ihre Interessen und Ziele ein und zeigen damit den Herrschenden Grenzen auf. 
Sie lassen sich nicht zu Hamstern konditionieren.

DAS sind junge Menschen, denen ich tatsächlich zutraue, dass sie sich auch später nicht so einfach in Uniformen stecken und an der Ressourcensicherungsfront verheizen lassen. 
DAS sind junge Menschen, denen ich zutraue, eine Zukunft aufzubauen, in der nicht mehr nur Profite und Renditen zählen, sondern in der es auch wieder um die Menschen gehen wird.
Sie zeigen uns, was WIR seit Jahrzehnten verschlampt und verschludert haben, weil wir naiv erwartet haben, dass "die da oben" ihren verdammten Job machen, statt uns und unsere Zukunft, sowie die Zukunft der nächsten Generationen an Konzerne und Banken zu verschachern.

Diese jungen Leute machen UNSEREN Job, und sie machen ihn gut. Etwas Scham stünde uns gut zu Gesicht, Einsicht wäre noch besser.
Und Solidarität ist in diesem Fall ein absolutes Muss.

Ich wünsche ein schönes Wochenende.

Sometimes it takes a whole community.
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March 28 2019








Capitalism produces scarcity artificially where there is none.

There are enough houses.

There is enough food (in fact there’s currently massive amounts of “overproduced” grain being left to rot)

There is enough water.

Even without changing the horribly designed production systems, there is no real shortage.  People don’t starve, have no fresh water, have no houses to live in, etc. because there are not enough of these things.  People don’t have access because capitalism denies them it.

There’s enough to share for everyone.  It’s not a zero sum game for poor and oppressed peoples. 

I known the argument that only GMOs can save us is untrue for the reasons above, but is overpopulation draining resources and killing the earth a lie promulgated by capitalists as a diversion as well? Would we be fine with this many people under a different economic/social system?

Yes, overpopulation is a capitalist/racist myth too.  It originated in racist eugenics theory and ignores issues of distribution, infrastructure/technology, and disparate impact in favor of fearmongering about poor/brown people having too many babies.

This one pops up a lot, so I’m going to post some links on it here:

Here’s a website dedicated to debunking overpopulation.  It’s 101 and simple, but might be a good intro point for some.

Here’s a BBC article on the lack of good basis to even say how many people is the maximum the Earth could support.

A child in the US on average will use 13 times the energy of one in Brazil and 35 times one in India.

The wealthiest 10% of the world contributes 50% of emissions, but the poorest 50% only contributes 10% of emissions.

And even those estimates are off, because much of the energy use in the developing world is spent on resources sent to already developed/wealthy countries.

Within developed countries income has a stronger impact on household energy use than having another child does (with the wealthy consistently using more).

Just 100 companies contribute 70% of emissions globally-replacing those 100 companies with fully sustainable energy would fix 70% of emissions.

It’s impossible for developing countries to generally adopt Western style energy consumption development models on a large scale.  And China, one of the larger developing countries whose government is a bit less under the thumb of Western imperialist powers, doesn’t intend to keep trying that either (instead investing in more renewable energy).  

So, yes, it’s absolutely not the number of people that’s the main problem, but how resources are used and environmental management practices are done.  If you were going to get rid of people to fix environmental problems, you would start with rich white Westerners, the opposite of who gets targeted by “overpopulation” panics.

I’m reblogging this post from last year, because I see so many opinions about the environment that repeat this nonsense.

It’s racist imperialist capitalist bullshit, and it leads to the exact opposite of real solutions.  

forgot which article it was, but a good quote I stumbled upon lately was: “Saying that humans are destroying the earth is only slightly more accurate than saying that mammals are destroying the planet.”

I like that!

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call me ignorant but i genuinely don’t understand why sports have to be split up by gender.

@ everyone in the notes talking about physical performance: if that were the case, then sports would be divided by physical performance. that’s a thing you can measure. that’s a thing that varies by individual. a weak man and a strong man would be an unfair fight in boxing/wrestling/MMA, which is why they divide those sports up into weight groups based on physical performance. but they also further segregate them based on gender. chess is segregated by gender for no reason but sexism. if it’s actually about skill and physical ability, then measure those and separate people by those metrics. don’t do some bullshit gender segregation and pretend like men and women are inherently on different levels no matter their individual abilities.


Remember that time a teenage girl struck out Babe Ruth? That’s fucking why. Men are afraid of being beaten by women.

Remember that time male swimmers were pulled out of training because Kate Ledecky was leaving them ‘broken’ by swimming better than them? Remember how she didn’t even notice, because she was busy actually training?

Shooting is a sport that has no reliance on strength and so any allowance for gender variation is irrelevant.

The last time there was a mixed competition (1992) a chinese woman named Zhang Shan won it.

It’s often presented as for the benefit of women. After all, they’ll be heartbroken when they‘re hurt or bested by men.

Projection is a hell of a drug. 

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Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.

There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.

It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 


Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 

this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site

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this tweet goes from surreal to hilarious when you realize that she was the CEO of Reddit

Casual reminder that while she was CEO at Reddit she created a salary negotiation policy that evened the playing field for women employed by Reddit.

Not-at-all-casual-reminder that she left Reddit in 2015 after being forced to resign because Reddit lost its collective shit at her when the site banned 5 subreddits for harassment; not-at-fucking-all casual reminder that Ellen Pao was the CEO of Reddit when it banned revenge porn after The Fappening.

One of the subreddits that was banned that led to her resignation was r/fatpeople hate. The others were transphobic and racist.

In her time at Reddit Pao did more than the site had ever before done to fight harassment from its user base and for that someone started a subreddit calling for her firing and trying to make nazi and ISIS imagery come up in searches associated with her name.

If *anyone* in the tech industry knows what the blackpill subculture is like and how vile and toxic groups spawned in subreddits can be it’s Ellen Pao.

This isn’t someone who’s oblivious to the fact that her former company is a source of the problem, this is someone who is speaking from personal experience with online harassment campaigns orchestrated by people who want the freedom to post celebrity nudes who were *enraged* that she made it harder for them to do so.

(also basically the rest of her twitter is about #metoo, the need for labor regulation and worker protections, and salary transparency so maybe go check her out)

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Civil rights violations in the US today doesn’t look like the bad cops on TV, it more often looks like the good cops on TV

How many times in your favorote cop show have they kicked in a door and searched a home without a warrant?

How many times in your favorite cop show have they questioned a suspect without their lawyer present and after the suspect has clearly stated they don’t want to talk?

Special question to fans of Criminal Minds: how many times have the BAU purposefully taunted the unsub in a standoff to the point that they become agressive and the agents then shoot the unsub?

By the way, to be clear on the door kicking thing, I am very specifically talking about the following line I’ve seen countless times:

”Hey, did you hear screams/smell drugs inside?”

And like it’s always shown as a flimsy excuse, yet, still the right and good thing to do

The one where they make the suspect talk without a lawyer is so common it’s actually ridiculous.

Or the one where they get mad at a perp for having a shitty attitude/mocking them and end up losing their temper and using unnecessary force is always framed like the police had no other choice. Because the perp insulted their wife or dead colleague so obviously they deserve some brutality

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Just once in a movie when the villain starts ranting about evolution through “survival of the fittest” I want someone who actually knows something about biology to call them on it.

“You know what? No. Just. Fucking. No. We are the top species on the planet for a reason and if it was strength then you wouldn’t be a furless lil squish with useless claws and teeth that can barely handle steak. For someone who can’t seem to shut up about how you alone know the great destiny of mankind you don’t know jackshit about how we got here. We cooperated, jackass. We evolved as together and we’re still evolving together. We worked together and supported each other, even the elderly and disabled who you’d deem meaningless. If anyone’s to blame for stagnating our evolution, it’s the people who disproportionately share resources and hold back the majority of our population over largely arbitrary differences…..you know, like you’re doing right now. You aren’t the next stage. You’re barely even the current stage. You’re a genetic throwback trying to drag us all with you and that light you’re guiding us towards is just the view out your mouth from how far you shoved your head up your own ass. Nature doesn’t give a crap about your ideals, just who survives. And we survive together.”

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March 25 2019

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March 10 2019


Someone who has been mentally abused will :


*Constantly apologize

*Need loads of reassuring

*break down over small disagreements

*hide their feelings in order to not upset you

*have low self esteem due to insults

Please be patient, we are trying.

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