1. phoolcat:

    autisticwillgraham:

    okay telling bigots to “grow some empathy” is ableist as fuck because there are a lot of disabled people who don’t experience empathy.

    and they’re usually a hell of a lot nicer than bigots with empathy.

    Except “autistic people don’t experience empathy” is a harmful stereotype that started with Simon Baron-Cohen defining empathy specifically such that autistic people by definition don’t experience it, because he needed to do that for this thesis to make sense. Autistic people can experience empathy differently than most NT people but it’s not true that we don’t have it at all.

    (In fact some of us have what’s called empathy overload in which we experience empathy so strongly that we shut down, and that can look like a lack of empathy to an outside observer because we’re so overwhelmed that we can’t participate in the social exchanges that usually signify empathy.) 

    Whenever I see this argument still being passed around, I honestly just assume it’s someone asking for a free pass to be an asshole. 

     
  2. 20:24 24th Jul 2014

    Notes: 375

    Reblogged from getoutoftherecat

    Tags: catadorable cat

    getoutoftherecat:

he’s stuck and he knows it

this is already cute as fuck but the caption makes it

    getoutoftherecat:

    he’s stuck and he knows it

    this is already cute as fuck but the caption makes it

     
  3. 19:41

    Notes: 567

    Reblogged from fuckyeahdwarffortress

    Tags: dwarf fortressdf 2014lol

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    ladygolem:

enforcing heterosexuality leads to epidemic of tfw no gf, dwarf fortress awarded goty in perpetuity

    ladygolem:

    enforcing heterosexuality leads to epidemic of tfw no gf, dwarf fortress awarded goty in perpetuity

     
  4. 18:28

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    Reblogged from vastderp

    Tags: not tagging thisfor obvious reasons

    Anonymous said: Years ago I learned the term "sanism." I'd never seen anyone use it thereafter (until I hit Google just now to check the spelling). But since I've started following you, boy howdy have I seen people use "ableism." Is there any history here, like sanism being an old term for ableism? And while I'm at it, what's the etymology on "allistic"?

    vastderp:

    ableism is discrimination against people with disabilities of all kinds, but sanism/mentalism specifically refer to the mentally divergent.

    Allism was coined as a parody term meant to ‘diagnose’ non-autistics. Autism from autos (self), and allism from allos (other)

    "Allist(ic)" means "other-ist(ic)" which is a pretty shitty thing to imply considering autistic people are already stereotyped as "self-ists" who lack the capacity to be altruistic or care about others. (Which I mean, that is the origin of the word “autistic”, but it’s from a long time ago, before anyone knew any better. We don’t need to make up new terms that deliberately perpetuate that an obsolete idea. That would be like using “non-deviant” as a shiny new supposedly-progressive term for “heterosexual”.)

    (as a side note, I hate “allistic” so much that I ponify it “neurotypical” so it took me several readings to get what this anon was asking)

     
  5. I need a browser add-on that only blocks beards and mustaches. Leave the rest of the photo, that’s fine, just filter out the upper lip-lower face area. 

     
  6. 12:34

    Notes: 6779

    Reblogged from birdsy-purplefishes

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    birdsy-purplefishes:

sidneyia:

birdsy-purplefishes:

yahoochrome:

this is the saddest fucking thing i have ever seen

This is why I dunno about Banksy.

Fake.
(I dunno about him either though, any artist my parents like that much can’t be that revolutionary.) 

But it was really on Wal-Mart’s site and apparently you could buy it? I though that was the point. Not that it was really Banksy or that he was a sellout or anything but that you could buy what people perceived to be a piece of anti-capitalist art by Banksy.
And that’s what weirds me out about him. He’s this anti-capitalist street artist whose work is illegal and not done for profit (at least in a conventional way?) but then his art gets removed and sold or the property it’s on suddenly becomes super valuable?
Like it’s supposed to be about stickin’ it to the man but the the man takes it and sells it. And that bums me out a lot.
Unless Banksy is a person and a group of people who is just totally fake and the art’s not really sincere and that was the plan all along?

Oh okay, yeah, I get what you mean. At the same time, if his art being on the side of a building keeps that building from getting torn down to build something bigger and flashier and invariably more expensive, that counts as anti-capitalist (and pro-community) work in my book. 
There was a stencil in my neighborhood that was rumored to be a Banksy and I fully admit to freaking out when the new tenants painted over it. 

    birdsy-purplefishes:

    sidneyia:

    birdsy-purplefishes:

    yahoochrome:

    this is the saddest fucking thing i have ever seen

    This is why I dunno about Banksy.

    Fake.

    (I dunno about him either though, any artist my parents like that much can’t be that revolutionary.) 

    But it was really on Wal-Mart’s site and apparently you could buy it? I though that was the point. Not that it was really Banksy or that he was a sellout or anything but that you could buy what people perceived to be a piece of anti-capitalist art by Banksy.

    And that’s what weirds me out about him. He’s this anti-capitalist street artist whose work is illegal and not done for profit (at least in a conventional way?) but then his art gets removed and sold or the property it’s on suddenly becomes super valuable?

    Like it’s supposed to be about stickin’ it to the man but the the man takes it and sells it. And that bums me out a lot.

    Unless Banksy is a person and a group of people who is just totally fake and the art’s not really sincere and that was the plan all along?

    Oh okay, yeah, I get what you mean. At the same time, if his art being on the side of a building keeps that building from getting torn down to build something bigger and flashier and invariably more expensive, that counts as anti-capitalist (and pro-community) work in my book. 

    There was a stencil in my neighborhood that was rumored to be a Banksy and I fully admit to freaking out when the new tenants painted over it. 

     
  7. 12:27

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    Reblogged from birdsy-purplefishes

    Tags: hatebeakbirdsparrot

    birdsy-purplefishes:

    modestdemidov:

    modestdemidov:

    i’ve just been informed there’s a metal band with a parrot for the lead singer

    their name is hatebeak

    image

    ya think i’m foolin

    image

    image

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatebeak

    *gasp*

    Someone took death metal rooster and made it a thing!

    THIS IS GLORIOUS

     
  8. 21:18 23rd Jul 2014

    Notes: 6779

    Reblogged from birdsy-purplefishes

    Tags: banksyart

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    birdsy-purplefishes:

yahoochrome:

this is the saddest fucking thing i have ever seen

This is why I dunno about Banksy.

Fake.
(I dunno about him either though, any artist my parents like that much can’t be that revolutionary.) 

    birdsy-purplefishes:

    yahoochrome:

    this is the saddest fucking thing i have ever seen

    This is why I dunno about Banksy.

    Fake.

    (I dunno about him either though, any artist my parents like that much can’t be that revolutionary.) 

     
  9. Anonymous said: I get most of the rest of the sidebar, but what's wrong with Libertarians? (I know almost nothing about them, for the record, so I thought I'd ask.)

    vastderp:

    libertarians believe that if we would stop paying for the poor to eat food and have medical care, a magic world would open up for all of us wherein no one starves to death and all the roads repair themselves. because freedom.

    it is the “common sense” of a young, wealthy white dude whose parents make all his problems go away. 

    Reblogging for the best summary of libertarianism I’ve sever seen. 

     
  10. 20:55

    Tags: bras

    Reblog If You Can Take Off Your Bra Without Taking Your Shirt Off.

    vastderp:

    mis-c3l-la-neous:

    themishamigosofthemishapocalypse:

    50eathaters:

    image   

    Girl’s are amazing

    I think we broke the notes…

    i feel like i’m reblogging history. “the post that broke the notes”

    the masters can do this with sports bras

    Yep. Sports bra + serious aversion to being naked = awesome ninja moves.