whenever i get an essay assignment i immediately go “how can i work a feminist and anti capitalist rant into this”
How about focus on the fucking essay and not make everything about your passions? You don’t see me making a rant about whales in every fucking essay I get.
i study sociology and politics, its always relevant you fucking weirdo. go fuck a whale or something.
on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”
Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.
I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking. So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?
Do cops want CCTV cams removed from businesses and streets? If they don’t want to monitored on their jobs, why should everyone be monitored at theirs (and in their LIVES)? Oh, it makes cops’ job easier to have a video record of crimes and infractions? Huh.
I work in an office and not retail, but I also know that every website I visit, and instant message or email I send is monitored and stored by my employer.
Also, surveillance cameras in public areas are nearly everywhere in America, watching just about everything completely innocent people are doing.
Police should be held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect, and the data shows that cops equipped with cameras are simply better cops.
Quote of the Day: “A Richard Dawkins tweet is like a Game of Thrones episode. There are 140 characters & something unimaginably awful happens.”
- Philosophy student Gary Holland joins the outcry against Dawkins’s claims that it’s “immoral” to allow Down’s syndrome babies to be born
The Adventures of Perseus and Medusa’s Head. Together, they fight crime!
*shows up 15 minutes late with a crappy dorito comic*
Origin Stories: CAPTAIN DORITO (this is part 1) (part 2 out next week or something)
I don’t think the comment “bisexuals have straight privilege unless they’re in lesbian relationships” makes any more sense than saying “lesbians have straight privilege while they’re single”. This makes the assumption that all bisexuals who are single or in opposite-sex relationships actively hide their sexual orientation.
If a gay woman keeps her sexual identity secret while she’s single in order to avoid discrimination, we don’t accuse her of co-opting straight privilege – we sympathize with her for feeling the need to closet herself. So why the double standard for bisexuals?
It might not apply to you, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t straight-looking femme lesbians, or androgynous-looking, rainbow-wearing, alternative-haircut-having bisexuals. My point is that that comment oversimplifies and overgeneralizes things in a way that seems unreasonable to me.
This is both true and untrue. A bisexual woman in a relationship with a man benefits from heteronormative social structures, no matter how much she claims a bisexual identity. Are there benefits of straightness that she doesn’t receive? Absolutely. Will the benefits she receives be uncomfortable and fraught? For sure. But social structures go beyond the identities we claim, and they shape our lives no matter what we have to say about them.(via kleenestar)