Alt-text from XKCD: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”
This, this and a thousand times this. The first time I heard this cried, it was in response to people boycotting stores that had petitioned to revoke same sex marriage in California, years and years ago. It has only continued to become more prevalent.
I Hate It When People Post This Picture
and think that there was EVER a period in time when they respected us.
for every other reason
besides saggy pants!!
oh nah… keep listening to people who preach self hate because the world respects THE FUCK out of black people in a suit and tie.
no matter what you do, say or dress like they’ll continue to do shit like
there’s no such thing as black empowerment while still shaming black people.
Jesus fucking christ that last picture, really Trayvon Martin black face??? What the fuck sort of racist prick thought that was acceptable especially when that motherfucker didn’t even get convicted of his crime, but sure let’s not take a senseless murder seriously and play dress up. I am disgusted.
Leonid Afremov is a passionate painter from Mexico who paints with palette knife with oil on canvas. He loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in his paintings, which are rich in different moods, colors and emotions.
these literally just changed my mood
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…I said this when I was in fucking ninth grade and wrote a twelve paged paper on it and my teacher told me that I was a conspiracy theorist and that I needed a realistic topic. ok.
I highkey was saying this all along
I’m glad they worked so hard to figure out what literally every fucking poor person in this god damned country has known since our government’s fucking inception when its flawed design destined it to become a fucking oligarchy.
Anyone actually surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention.
The significance of this article is not that it has come to a conclusion that we have known all along, but that it has assigned quantifiable data and evidence to that conclusion.
The researchers could have added patriarchal to oligarchy. Sexism is oligarchal by nature and patriarchy completely incompatible with democracy. #emptyeureka
This post was modified by user genderspatial in order to try and undermine my own commentary on hate speech levvied at me and my own girlfriend.
They changed the sourcing of this post to make it seem as if I endorsed beliefs identified with the pejorative hate mindset truscum, which…
Omg, my love for @genderlizard just continues to grow, she’s so amazing that I have lost my ability to can. Reasons why she’s perfect.
- Is a dedicated cis ally who tries her best to help the trans community.
- Is a reformed genderspecial who has…
The importance of consent: a narrative.
I will forever reblog this gifset.
look at how badass she is though i mean some of it gets on her too and doesn’t even give a fuck
She pours hot liquid on her own leg she’s that badass.
fire cannot kill a dragon.
reblogging for the last comment obvs
Dad: Why do you think they do that?
Girl: Because the companies who make these try to trick the girls into buying the pink stuff instead of stuff boys want to buy. [x]
that awkward moment when a child understands the harm of forcing gender roles better than most grown male politicians.
I’m surprised that I haven’t reblogged this, to be honest.
I love that last gif. She looks so frustrated. Like “Um, hello, obviously girls and boys can like anything why doesn’t anybody get that???”
She does have a point though..
Kids who are smarter than adults though.