Q:I have a white friend with a native american girlfriend. In high school, both had 4.0's, but my white friend had more AP classes, president of SNHS, NHS, a few other clubs I can't remember, captain of 3 sports teams, had thousands more volunteering hours helping people less fortunate than his girlfriend, and got near perfect scores on both his SAT and ACT. They both applied to Stanford. He didn't get in, and she did. Can you explain this? Because to me, this is fucking bullshit.
Because he was about as interesting as white bread? Just my guess. Colleges aren’t too impressed by being a student being president of NHS (as it usually means nothing) and “thousands” of volunteer hours scream “I’m only doing this to beef up my app. My guess? That guy’s girlfriend had a much more interesting personal essay/worldview, while still being just as good a student. Colleges want a student with an interesting perspective, not one who completes a “good applicant” checklist.
Now byeeee with your anti-Affirmative Action, racist bullshit.
Boys hurt too
i am absolutely terrified and horrified by this
This is a stat that many MRAs will use in support of Men’s Rights but I can say with full confidence that the male suicide rates are a product of the patriarchy. Our society portrays emotional weakness and brokenness as a strongly feminine trait, so depressed or suicidal men are far less likely to seek out help for their problems and those that do are less likely to be given the support they need. “Man up” is something I have been told time after time in my times of my own depression and thoughts of suicide, it’s disheartening and there are those who will not get better without support. So these thousands of young boys who will never again walk this earth, taken from their friends and family by their own hands are largely victims of the patriarchy. Fight the patriarchy, for men, women and everyone outside and in between.
also this statistic is somewhat misleading since the real reason for the suicide rates in boys being much higher is because it’s the number of people that were SUCCESSFUL in committing suicide, not the number of people who ATTEMPTED suicide. This is extremely important since girls tend to attempt suicide in ways such as cutting, poison, taking pills, hanging, etc. All ways that take a bit of time to kill you, so they are often saved. On the other hand, guys tend to go for faster ways of suicide, such as, jumping off of a building, gun to the head, slitting the throat, etc. So the number of attempted suicides is actually higher among females by quite a margin
Allllllll right tumblr, this is just a friendly neighborhood response to some of the Moff stuff floating around, provided by someone who is decidedly Not A Fan Of The Moff, but is also not interested in like, standing outside your window John Cusack style playing a dustup remix of the words “YOU SUCK” at you if you are a Moff fan. I thought maybe that… might be a good thing to put out there right now. So:
But why don’t people like Moffat? Here is a list of reasons! Here’s another one. Here’s a third. Here’s a whole blog dedicated to dealing with the assorted reasons Moffat makes people mad. Basically: he’s regularly and blatantly sexist, he’s really not great about queer folk, he refuses to take criticism, he’s got this tendency to write himself into corners, and a lot of people feel like he’s running Who into the ground.
He’s not sexist! Er. Yeah, he is. Liking him doesn’t make you sexist (although like, as a general rule, if you’re more upset about being called an “-ist” then you are about the idea that you’re perpetuating an “-ism,” probably good to take a long hard look at that, don’t you think?), but he is sexist. People who are saying this — people who are criticizing him in general — aren’t saying it because they want him to feel or look bad, or because they want you to feel or look bad for liking him. They’re saying it because he is a very visible powerful figure who has creative control over stuff they like, and it’s true. They’re saying it because being aware of this kind of thing is part of the long process of, er, getting it to stop.
Why do you even care???? Why do you even care that we even care? I mean, I assume you see how this works — taking to a blogging platform to get angry at people for caring about things you don’t care about is, in fact, caring about people caring about things that you don’t care about. That’s just… the reality of the situation. If your thought process is “I have and am airing the opinion that this person should not have or air their opinion!” then you are of course entitled to that, but try be aware that you’re, you know, being a little hypocritical.
But he’s such a fantastic writer! You can’t argue with that! You’re right, I can’t; it’s subjective and also I’d have to rewatch a bunch of stuff and frankly I can’t sit through it again. But here are some people who have already talked about why they would disagree.
God, can’t we just like what we like??? Totally! But you can’t expect everyone else to like it too, especially not when “it” is in this case a dude who has a long history of saying and doing stuff that actively makes people feel really bad — about themselves, about television they love or once loved, about their chances of seeing themselves in their media. If you honestly want to know where the anger comes from, there are plenty of resources above at your disposal; if you just want people to stop being mad about Moffat, then, with respect, you’re pretty much SOL. Them’s the breaks, etc. Hope this helps.
I still chuckle way too hard at the moves “Water Sport” and “Mud Sport”
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”
OC Art Meme!!!
Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:
- In what they normally wear
- In what I’m currently wearing
- In a school uniform
- In swimwear
- In underwear
- With no clothes on
- In winter clothes
- In fancy clothes
- Making 3 different expressions
- Standing on their hands
- With their favorite animal
- Hanging out with a friend
- Sitting on the couch
- Doing something they don’t normally do
- Playing a sport
- Beaten up
- As a kid/adult
- Wearing a funny hat
My image has been stolen and being used on Facebook diet ads for a company called Venus Factor. These ads are running throughout Facebook from more sources that I can report and have removed. My coworkers, friends and family are seeing these ads pop up. The company won’t help me on Facebook and told me to email them more, I already emailed them twice. So let’s send them some email!
Tell them why we won’t stand to have our image stolen for the profit of diet companies.
Fatties roll out!
This is so disgusting. Please email this company.
This is disgusting and beyond wrong. Send some emails, make sure they hear that we WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior!
Companies ARE NOT allowed to use images of fat people without their consent FOR ANY REASON. THIS IS WRONG, AND THEY MUST BE TOLD SO.
I have just warned these assholes that the fatties of Tumblr are about to descend like a pack of rabid, fatassed wolves. DO NOT PROVE ME WRONG.
These people already profit from the pain and insecurity of people who should not be ashamed. They do not get to use other people’s photos and bodies to do this without explicit permission.
For those who have a hard time figuring out what to say, here’s what I sent; feel free to borrow bits, pieces, or the whole damn thing to help you craft your email to this gross-ass company.
Your cowardly refusal to take responsibility for your affiliates’ use of stolen photos to hawk your product is utterly inexcusable. The fact that it happened, is bad enough, but your repeated attempts to weasel out of taking action and giving Rachel the runaround (http://rachelecateyes.tumblr.com/post/78983486349/my-image-has-been-stolen-and-being-used-on) is even worse. You shouldn’t need to hear the specific words of “These are affecting my personal and professional life etc.” before you’ll (finally, grudgingly, slowly) take action. The words “Your product is being marketed using my images, without my consent or foreknowledge” should be enough - and WOULD be enough, for any ethical company. Your behavior in this matter has been incredibly unprofessional and inappropriate.And, of course, the fact that it’s become this much of an issue, and your ridiculous mishandling of the situation, makes me wonder how many other people are out there being used by your product and your affiliates in this degrading, shameful way without their consent?How DARE you - and your affiliates, since you seem inclined to try to shove responsibility off onto them for all of this - use the lives and bodies of people without their consent, to market a product whose message is in essence “See this person? Buy our product to avoid looking like them!” It is demeaning, it is disgusting, and no human being deserves to be maliciously held up as a scare tactic to shame other people into buying a product, without even being consulted on the use of their images in such a fashion.Remove Rachel’s image from your marketing, and/or remove any affiliate from your marketing scheme who continues to use her photos, and make it entirely clear to your affiliates and all marketing associates that you will not tolerate image theft and abuse of people’s personal images in any marketing capacity. This is unacceptable, and I look forward to seeing you take public, concrete steps to rectify the situation.Thank you,Jadelyn
Reblogging for the sample letter.