Myself and also Snarktopus have created a T-Shirt store on red bubble dot com in case you or any of your tawdry ilk are interested in purchasing our shoddy wares and contributing to our liberation from the cruel grind of hourly wage labor in these Untied States.
If I put a gun to someone’s head, say, a 30-year-old healthy male, pull the trigger, and kill him, assuming an average life expectancy of, say, 84, you can argue that possibly 54 years of life [were] stolen from that person in a direct act of violence.
However, if a person is born into poverty in the midst of an abundant society where it is statistically proven that it would hurt no one to facilitate meeting the basic needs of that person and yet they die at the age of 30 due to heart disease, which has been found to statistically relate to those who endure the stress and effects of low socioeconomic status, is that death, the removal of those 54 years once again, an act of violence?
And the answer is ‘Yes, it is.’
You see, our legal system has conditioned us to think that violence is a direct behavioral act. The truth is that violence is a process, not an act, and it can take many forms.
You cannot separate any outcome from the system by which it is oriented.
Nearing the end of the Pacific Rim novelization. Dr Newton Geisler is reinforced as my favorite character, but the book is basically told from his perspective. You can tell he was the writer’s favorite, too.
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a lot of my exquisite friends and acquaintances have boy problems and its like girl, if you look the way you do you should probably just go ahead and behead everyone you fuck who doesnt have their shit together. its not like youre going to run out of dick any time soon; its not worth it, and you’re a fucking scythe. cut them down until you find respect
I went to class (archeology) today. We’re getting into early art. As you may or may not have seen (it did make the Tumblr rounds a bit back), there’s some very compelling evidence that the oldest known sculptures and the oldest known cave paintings (all found in Europe.) were made by women. I’d read this before when they’d made the rounds. We got really into studying these figures, called the Venus figurines, in detail today. To jog your memory, they look like this:
After we’d done the exercise where we described them in detail and speculated on the reasons why they existed she was going over the answer and she brought up the study. She explained that the figurines had been found by men who were, ultimately, a product of their time. She explained that a woman who had been researching them happened to be pregnant and noticed that when you look at them from the top, they almost exactly resemble a pregnant woman’s view of herself. This was not the revelation. The revelation is how the women in the class *reacted* to the images. There are three main ones, which you can view here (there’s nudity, if you’re at work.).
My professor put them on the screen one at a time and there were audible sounds of amazement from the women in the class as each picture posted. Literal gasps of surprise. I was both happy to hear how it made them feel, and sad that it never even crossed their minds (or mine, but I didn’t know about the figurines before the story made the rounds.) that the figurines could be something other than the male view of women. That it could be our predecessors’ views of themselves. It opens up entire realms of interpretation. We were being taught to think of ourselves as relevant and important to history, as active participants and not just ancient baby makers and basket weavers. It’s both deeply saddening and deeply satisfying.
I honestly don't expect a serious answer for this from you, or anything constituting an argument outside of some warped image of Wario quoting something I said, but I think people should know that misandry is real. It isn't popular, or a majority, but it's real by the sheer fact that people identify as misandrists and subscribe to a school of thought that they classify as misandry. If people relate to it, it's real. You don't discredit demisexuality because it's not popular, do you? Same thing.
[Image: Warped Image of Waluigi quoting what the anon said, instead of Wario.]
Me and Snarktopus got this painting from the woman at 7-11 who got it from the dude at 7-11 because he needed to give it away after he found Jesus and decided it was a painting of Sin. He had gotten it last week from a homeless woman who found it in a nearby dumpster and charged him $4 for it. It does not appear to be signed. We don’t know who painted it or how it came to be in the dumpster originally.
is your friend okay? were you able to get her a plane ticket?
This motherfather homeowner right here? Yeah, she made it. It was not easy, holy donks. Her ID got stolen the day we had enough money to get her a plane ticket, and you can’t get on a plane without an ID. So she had to take a Greyhound from the bay area, California to central, east-coast Florida. She is currently alive and well and dying her hair in my bathroom.
I agree with this, at least in cases of survival sex work. Now here’s my question: How can you acknowledge that this is a problem with capitalism as a whole, and then support criminalization in a capitalist system? If you leave women in capitalist societies with no other options, they are forced to turn to survival sex work. I’ve been there, I’ve done it, unlike either of these two (hi again, Meghan Murphy), and when women are doing sex work to survive, and you criminalize it without providing any other options, you are criminalizing their survival. Our survival. You are making desperation even more dangerous. How can that not bother you?
You’re arguing about legalization like that’s what sex workers are asking for. WE WANT DECRIMINALIZATION.
ETA: JFC I read the rest of the interview and the woman actually asks Meghan “Are there statistics?” about how backdoor criminalization affects workers. You’re asking the interviewer questions because you legitimately don’t know how this thing you’re arguing against affects the lives of women you purport to care about. Disgusting. Shut up forever.