1. 22:38 1st Sep 2014

    Notes: 4

    Reblogged from shakesvillekoolaid

    Tags: duggarscults

    Anonymous said: I kind of remember MM saying that it's not okay to judge the Duggars' and Nadya Suleman's reproductive choices. Does anyone know when this was?

    shakesvillekoolaid:

    One of Iain’s guest appearances!

    http://www.shakesville.com/2009/02/litter-of-monsters.html

    http://www.shakesville.com/2009/02/octomom.html

    lol because staying constantly pregnant at the behest of a patriarchal cult is a “”“”“reproductive choice”“”“”

    words mean things and “choice” is a word

     
  2. My mom decided to yell at me for drinking all the time when I was in 8th grade????

    I am thirty?????

    ?????????

     
  3. 12:16

    Notes: 3

    Reblogged from fuckyeahbuzzcuts

    Tags: cute boys

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    confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Kira is against feminism because a terrible, horrible, no-good feminist did THIS to her.
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Reader submission, posted by David Futrelle. Confused Cats Against Feminism is brought to you by We Hunted the Mammoth, and by YOUR KITTIES. Submit!  And buy crap at the Confused Cats Store! It’s for charity!

oh my goodness what a pretty princess

    confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

    Kira is against feminism because a terrible, horrible, no-good feminist did THIS to her.

    Reader submission, posted by David Futrelle. Confused Cats Against Feminism is brought to you by We Hunted the Mammoth, and by YOUR KITTIES. Submit! And buy crap at the Confused Cats Store! It’s for charity!

    oh my goodness what a pretty princess

     
  5. 15:21

    Notes: 5

    Tags: dwarf fortress

    Seeing berserk dwarf triggers mass combat
    — If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em
     
  6. 15:09

    Notes: 2

    Tags: dwarf fortress

    Dwarves overwhelmed by horror at the sight of the refuse stockpile
     
  7. 13:38

    Notes: 11

    Reblogged from explosives-b

    sidneyia said: In my town you have the fabulous sparklequeers but then you also have the dour anti-everything radicals who proclaim that glitter is Bad because disabled homeless queer youth, somehow. It's basically why I don't do anything even vaguely political IRL anymore.

    explosives-b:

    incorrectusage:

    I wish I could but where to even begin that isn’t awful. I feel you so hard.

    Well it’s worth note that those who “Get to be sparkly” are the ones who don’t have to worry about appearing professional at work so they don’t lose their job and don’t end up homeless, or something. Like that behavior is only tolerated in certain places and those places tend to be the more “privileged,” like a liberal college campus you can whine about oppressors. Working at Wal-Mart or McDonald’s or a company well-known for exploiting people who have no other options? Not so much. That being said, yeah the people who are most likely to get married are upper-middle class educated white people, so while something like gay marriage theoretically has a lot of financial benefits to those outside of those demographics, they’re much less likely to make use of those. There are times to draw critique and then there are times to get over yourself, I think.

    Oh absolutely, it’s just that after a couple of rounds of Radical Telephone, “hey let’s be more inclusive” gets mutated into “no celebration ever” and it’s really off-putting. Plus all the anti-glitter propaganda I’ve ever seen has been posted at the mostly-white-college-kids radical bookstore in my neighborhood, so.

     
  8. 13:03

    Notes: 5

    STORY TIME

    When I was in 8th grade I tried to write a novel (I tried to write a lot of novels but only a couple passed the 100 page mark and this was one of them) and the central theme was literally goths vs. preps. But, even back then, I knew that was a petty and stupid theme for a story and that people would be able to tell at a glance that a 13-year-old wrote it. So I tried to dress up the goths vs. preps conflict with some pseudo-mystical horseshit about some people being “older” and “more pure” than others and it ended up - completely unintentionally - reading like a fucking white power manifesto. 

    The moral of the story is that you’re always going to sound like a fucking idiot when you take that shit seriously, no matter how much to try to cloak it in serious-sounding language. Lighten the fuck up. 

     
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    explosives-b:

sidneyia:

incorrectusage:

Oh boy.
Oh boy. I was told to check out one of the mods of shitrichcollegekids say (specifically, queercomrade) and oh boy. 
I’m going to do my best here. 
1. “Not a choice” is an appeal to…. the cisheteropatriarchy? I’m sorry, but what? Let us forge ahead.
2. Ah. See, it’s a way of explaining that we exist and that we didn’t choose to be gay, we didn’t choose to be trans, it’s just something we’re inborn with, like brown eyes or blue. This statement is as inherently nonsensical as saying “saying you were born colorblind implies that being colorblind is a lesser way of existence”. It’s a neutral statement of fact, not a judgement. Hello my name is Sausage I was born gay and just a touch under five pounds. You’re going to need to explain why someone saying they were born this way is an apology.
3. Again with the people using liberal as a pejorative. My gosh. No one is able to explain why it is, since “liberal” is a massive political umbrella under which a lot of mindsets fall, some more or less radical than others.
4. Saying you were born this way only encourages… assimilation? I- what? How? If you’re going to make that claim, back it up. Also, back up why someone assimilating is a bad thing. (Not being forced to, mind, someone like me who chooses to just be quiet and maybe marry and not be Queer and Here but just kind of live a boring life.)
5. We agree it’s not a lesser way of living.
6. Oh. Oh nonconformance. Oh. So they think that being trans or queer is about being a ~nonconformist~. So, once again, we’re in the trap of LGBT=emos, Cishets=preps. 
So all in all they seem to truly believe being LGBT is a choice, and a radical nonconformist one at that, instead of a neutral inborn trait. Beyond that, they have no evidence nor logic to back up their claims. 
Seriously, explain things, don’t expect people to simply parrot something you said to them. 
"It’s a choice to be LGBT, why can’t you just be normal?" Claiming that it is a choice and that it is nonconformist/radical is essentially giving credit to that statement and validating it as a True Thing to say, as opposed to nonsensical b.s. spouted at me.
So, to the person who asked me to check them out: there you go, there’s a few thoughts. I’m not really going to engage them in any sort of discussion because based on previous experiences with this sort of radical queer theorist, it never goes well and I need to just break out the SRAs. 
Tagging and bracing for impact. I’ve already said the URL in the post so it’s already in the tag so may as well archive this.

Dude I’ve had to hide so many people on Facebook for posting “gay is a choice” bullshit, it’s not even funny. Queer is a choice because that’s a political label. Gay/straight/bi/ace are not choices, those are neutral, amoral biological variations within the population. Biology is not a conspiracy, I promise. 

They make the jump to “we did not choose this” to “I know being LGBTQ is bad but we didn’t choose it so don’t blame us.” That kind of jump is a strawman. Similar to someone with a disability that makes it hard to function in society’s constraints, it is not inherently BAD to have that disability, but it is not something the chose either. And acknowledging that is not pandering.Further, there is actual scientific evidence that there are at least genetic and biological pre-dispositions to this, that it’s not a choice.And finally, there’s the idea that assimilation—wanting to get married, wanting kids, wanting to be stealth—all of that means participating in an oppressive society, that your personal life choices automatically perpetuate all of this other mess. And I find that to simply be untrue. It is possible to continue to be critical of a framework, acknowledge that it doesn’t work for everyone, etc., while still wanting to be in a long-term monogamous partnership, for example. Even being a femme lesbian interested in predominantly butch lesbians, your free thought is not expunged, you can still be critical of butch/femme or masc/fem dichotomies within lesbian and gay culture respectively without having to Politcally Declare Your Life in opposition to all of your preferences. Like theanon said, you can not want to participate in the patriarchy without becoming a political lesbian. Assimilation becomes an issue when it’s posited as the be-all, end-all of the activism. So gay pride where all the companies sponsor the right for gay cis white men to marry other gay cis white men and have 2.5 kids, and that’s the ONLY acceptable narrative presented, that is not okay. But you can’t say you support LGBTQ people only when they agree with you, if you don’t also support those with 2.5 kids, then you don’t support LGBTQ liberation. Liberation means no niche of society is barred from people, and so the niches that are “radical enough” are not all the niches. Also that last sentence is just whining about being the most non-conforming—that last sentence is goths/preps. Get over yourself, we have more pressing matters than letting privileged kids be the most Unapologetically Nonconformist as they want. Let’s get actual human rights first for people who actually don’t have them.

    explosives-b:

    sidneyia:

    incorrectusage:

    Oh boy.

    Oh boy. I was told to check out one of the mods of shitrichcollegekids say (specifically, queercomrade) and oh boy. 

    I’m going to do my best here. 

    1. “Not a choice” is an appeal to…. the cisheteropatriarchy? I’m sorry, but what? Let us forge ahead.

    2. Ah. See, it’s a way of explaining that we exist and that we didn’t choose to be gay, we didn’t choose to be trans, it’s just something we’re inborn with, like brown eyes or blue. This statement is as inherently nonsensical as saying “saying you were born colorblind implies that being colorblind is a lesser way of existence”. It’s a neutral statement of fact, not a judgement. Hello my name is Sausage I was born gay and just a touch under five pounds. You’re going to need to explain why someone saying they were born this way is an apology.

    3. Again with the people using liberal as a pejorative. My gosh. No one is able to explain why it is, since “liberal” is a massive political umbrella under which a lot of mindsets fall, some more or less radical than others.

    4. Saying you were born this way only encourages… assimilation? I- what? How? If you’re going to make that claim, back it up. Also, back up why someone assimilating is a bad thing. (Not being forced to, mind, someone like me who chooses to just be quiet and maybe marry and not be Queer and Here but just kind of live a boring life.)

    5. We agree it’s not a lesser way of living.

    6. Oh. Oh nonconformance. Oh. So they think that being trans or queer is about being a ~nonconformist~. So, once again, we’re in the trap of LGBT=emos, Cishets=preps. 

    So all in all they seem to truly believe being LGBT is a choice, and a radical nonconformist one at that, instead of a neutral inborn trait. Beyond that, they have no evidence nor logic to back up their claims. 

    Seriously, explain things, don’t expect people to simply parrot something you said to them. 

    "It’s a choice to be LGBT, why can’t you just be normal?" Claiming that it is a choice and that it is nonconformist/radical is essentially giving credit to that statement and validating it as a True Thing to say, as opposed to nonsensical b.s. spouted at me.

    So, to the person who asked me to check them out: there you go, there’s a few thoughts. I’m not really going to engage them in any sort of discussion because based on previous experiences with this sort of radical queer theorist, it never goes well and I need to just break out the SRAs. 

    Tagging and bracing for impact. I’ve already said the URL in the post so it’s already in the tag so may as well archive this.

    Dude I’ve had to hide so many people on Facebook for posting “gay is a choice” bullshit, it’s not even funny. Queer is a choice because that’s a political label. Gay/straight/bi/ace are not choices, those are neutral, amoral biological variations within the population. Biology is not a conspiracy, I promise. 

    They make the jump to “we did not choose this” to “I know being LGBTQ is bad but we didn’t choose it so don’t blame us.” That kind of jump is a strawman. Similar to someone with a disability that makes it hard to function in society’s constraints, it is not inherently BAD to have that disability, but it is not something the chose either. And acknowledging that is not pandering.

    Further, there is actual scientific evidence that there are at least genetic and biological pre-dispositions to this, that it’s not a choice.

    And finally, there’s the idea that assimilation—wanting to get married, wanting kids, wanting to be stealth—all of that means participating in an oppressive society, that your personal life choices automatically perpetuate all of this other mess. And I find that to simply be untrue. It is possible to continue to be critical of a framework, acknowledge that it doesn’t work for everyone, etc., while still wanting to be in a long-term monogamous partnership, for example. Even being a femme lesbian interested in predominantly butch lesbians, your free thought is not expunged, you can still be critical of butch/femme or masc/fem dichotomies within lesbian and gay culture respectively without having to Politcally Declare Your Life in opposition to all of your preferences. Like theanon said, you can not want to participate in the patriarchy without becoming a political lesbian.

    Assimilation becomes an issue when it’s posited as the be-all, end-all of the activism. So gay pride where all the companies sponsor the right for gay cis white men to marry other gay cis white men and have 2.5 kids, and that’s the ONLY acceptable narrative presented, that is not okay. But you can’t say you support LGBTQ people only when they agree with you, if you don’t also support those with 2.5 kids, then you don’t support LGBTQ liberation. Liberation means no niche of society is barred from people, and so the niches that are “radical enough” are not all the niches.

    Also that last sentence is just whining about being the most non-conforming—that last sentence is goths/preps. Get over yourself, we have more pressing matters than letting privileged kids be the most Unapologetically Nonconformist as they want. Let’s get actual human rights first for people who actually don’t have them.

     
  10. 12:28

    Notes: 2

    So I guess that animals who display same-sex pairing behavior are just trying to be cool too?