The world didn’t get worse, homie, your eyes just got wider.”
— fuckin deep ass top comment on youtube (via euxome)
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.”
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via ichbindeinesylvia)
Butt hurt feminists extremists should go die.
You all have some serious issues and you only make this world a shittier place to live in.
White straight cis boy tells people who are working towards ending systematic gender inequality to “go die.”
This is why I need feminism.
yesterday I was out to brunch with my best friend, her boyfriend, and a friend of theirs from college I’ve met a few times and am friends with and his girlfriend. idk exactly when and how it came up but occasionally topics revolving around my interests in feminism and particularly the intersectionality side formed - talking about international women’s day and the google doodle and the friend mentioned that he thought feminists would dislike international women’s day (since I mentioned I mostly remembered due to all the feminist blogs I follow on tumblr, tbh) and then it went into territory where he was teasing the idea of saying like “some extreme feminists…” and my best friend, knowing me and how I would school his motherfucking ass if he continued down that road, tried to shut him down
and basically I was like “ok, what you’re talking about are certain personalities, not any particular ‘branches’ of feminism” which my bff had helpfully pointed out was a thing because feminism is a huge, vast, many branched movement that is not always in tandem with one another. “for instance, yes, certain branches can be problematic, such as some radfems issues with transphobia/transmisogyny.” “sure, some feminists aren’t happy about a DAY dedicated to international awareness of women’s history and social issues but one day is better than nothing and a lot of the posts I read were more to do with remembering to be inclusive and suggesting that a day isn’t enough and using that day as a platform to educate and bring up important topics for discussion anyday.”
anyway, it was nice to basically shut down any attempt at ~mansplaining the issues of feminism especially at a table where the women outnumbered the men. this seems to come up with any man I talk to about feminism, whether or not he identifies as a feminist (which I’ve actually started to take as a warning sign because whether or not men I know identify as feminists, they all tend to have that same idea that some (“just some!”) feminists are hardcore, asshole, extremists that follow the man-hating stereotypes and I’m just like “first of all, if so, so fucking what? when have any of those people caused actual harm??? your only complaint seems to be that they turn you off to feminism and, lbr, that’s your problem, not theirs. second of all, yes, some people are shitty people but why is that the first thing you go to when discussing this enormous movement?”)
sorry this shit has been bugging me a lot so I commandeered this post enjoy.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
normally my cat is not the most physically affectionate creature - he won’t crawl onto my lap and doesn’t like being held for very long - except around 7am this morning he kept pawing my face and arms demanding my attention not through meows and scratching my bed but through literally scratching my body. hurrah development.
We’re adults, but, like…adult cats. Someone should probably take care of us, but we can sort of make it on our own.”
— my roommate, on the question “are we adults” (via disjunct)
Exactly why I drink margaritas