Why do you never hear this?
|business:||I can't afford to pay my employees a living wage.|
|free market conservatives:||Lazy! If you can't afford one of the basic expenses of running a business, you shouldn't be running a business. Go back to school and learn how to run a business! Get a better business model! Why should you expect the rest of us to prop up your failure by feeding and clothing the employees YOU can't pay for with our tax money?|
i handed in my stats take home this morning so i’m free. i mean i still my anthro exam but it’s a multiple choice exam for first year anthro so that doesn’t even really count.
i’m so happy!!!!
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party fought against the white supremacist South African state in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
Newsflash, Everyone: Tom Daley Isn’t Gay
He’s queer. And yes, it does make a big difference.
Tom explicitly says in the video that he still “fancies girls,” and he never uses the word “gay,” “homosexual,” or any other synonymous word to describe his sexuality.
The fact that media outlets immediately jump to the conclusion that he’s gay not only contributes to the issue of LGBTQ erasure, it also misrepresents what Tom Daley said, which was exactly what he wanted to avoid by making the YouTube video in the first place.
So get your facts straight everyone. Tom made an incredibly courageous decision in coming out and he deserves our support and respect.
This would have been more meaningful if it had come from someone besides the straight, white man. You know, like the lady two people over.
Seriously? Seriously, people? Shut the fuck up. Because he is a white straight man making an effort to gather support for equal rights he is unworthy? That his support is nothing? Or that it’s not good enough for him to support equal rights? Get your slick stinky underwear out of your ass crack and stop being so stupid. I’ve heard macklemore get so much shit today for FUCKING SUPPORTING equal rights! He is a straight white man using his privilege in a correct and respectful way and people seem to have a problem with that?! You’re fucking kidding me. So if he just decided to suck someone’s dick the day before, would his support finally mean something?! Man, shut the hell up people. This is support right here, and in the mainstream media.
/end motherfucking rant
reblogging this a million times
do you even understand how much shit macklemore gets because people think he’s gay? do you understand that they kept passing the microphone to her but she didnt want to speak? do you understand that if you’re straight, you can support same sex marriage? because you can. just because he’s straight doesn’t mean his support doesn’t matter. do you get how amazing it is to have a song like this played on the radio? things like this dont hapoen often, and the fact that the same straight goofball who sang “thrift shop” can write something so beautiful like this is amazing. in fact, i think it is fucking amazing that this man is using his speech time to talk about gay rights. he almost forgot to thank his fiancé because he cared about this cause so much. do you know what taylor swift did? fucking insulted her ex. macklemore used his minute and a half (maybe less) of speech time to stand up for what he believe, to stand up for love, to stand up for his family. and you think that just because he’s straight it isn’t valid? that makes you just as close minded as homophobic people in my opinion.
I will never ever not reblog this. Ever.
OK, I’m getting really tired of this “poor Macklemore he’s being hated on for being a straight white man!!!11” bullshit.
Yes, it’s great that he’s using his privilege to talk about LGBTQ rights. What’s not so great is what he is saying is seen as being “new” and “revolutionary” and that Macklemore as seen by some as some saviour to queer people.
Because guess what? Macklemore isn’t the first person to rap about LGBTQ rights in his music. There are plenty of queer hip-hop and R&B artists, a good portion of them queer artists of colour and many of them women, who have been talking about LGBTQ issues in their music for ages. In fact, Macklemore may have stolen ideas from Le1f, a queer rapper of colour.
The fact that Macklemore, a straight white guy, was the person to become famous, make a shitton of money, and get awards of making “music with a cause” while queer hip-hop artists, most of them not white and many of them women, continue to be largely ignored, is what I (and a lot of other people) are side-eyeing. The fact people will pay attention when a straight white guy raps about LGBTQ rights but won’t pay attention when a queer person of colour (who might also be a woman) does the same thing (and is able to speak about it FROM THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE) is pretty telling of the racism, homophobia, and sexism that still exists in the music industry (and society at large).
TL;DR: It’s cool that Macklemore is using the attention he’s been given to promote LGBTQ rights, but the reason he’s getting that attention is largely because of racism, sexism, and homophobia and it’s important to not forget that.
the odds @liint
1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
my closet doesn’t actually have a door so open i guess
3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
usually out by default because i almost never make my bed
5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
considering that i would probably survive the bee attack and would probably not survive the bear attack, i’m going to go with the bees
9. Do you always smile for pictures?
11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
13. What about pooped in the woods?
i don’t think i have
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
17. What size is your bed?
19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
21. What’s your least favorite movie?
i don’t really have a least favourite movie, but the worst movie i’ve had to sit through was probably a biopic about martin luther that was made by this lutheran organization that we watched in my high school world history class. worst acting ever.
23. If you’re a girl, bra size? If you’re a guy, pants size?
25. What is your favorite food?
generally, i like anything involving garlic and cheese
27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
probably not because of my body image issues
31. Can you change the oil on a car?
no i don’t drive
33. Ever ran out of gas?
35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
i’m pretty into montreal bagels with goat cheese rn
37. Are you lazy?
39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
43. Are you stubborn?
i’m VERY stubborn. just ask my girlfriend.
45. Ever watch soap operas?
47. Do you sing in the car?
because i don’t drive, there’s always at least one other person in the car with me, so no
49. Do you dance in the car?
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
my aunt’s wedding, i think?
53. Is Christmas stressful?
55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
i’m not really a pie person, but i’ll say pumpkin (idgaf if pumpkin’s not technically a fruit)
57. Do you believe in ghosts?
59. Take a vitamin daily?
no. apparently i should be taking a vitamin d supplement daily, but i don’t.
61. Wear a bath robe?
i do when i’m walking to and from the shower but otherwise no
63. First concert?
i saw tool in edmonton when i was 18. the only reason i went was because my stepdad and his friends were going and they had an extra ticket.
65. Nike or Adidas?
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
69. Ever take dance lessons?
i took ballet when i was 4-5 and i briefly did jazz when i was 9
71. Can you curl your tongue?
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
75. Own a record player?
no but i want one
77. Ever been in love?
79. What was the last concert you saw?
austra at the phoenix back in september
81. Tea or coffee?
both. i drink coffee more, but i love drinking tea as well
83. Can you swim well?
lol no. i barely passed the “front crawl across the pool” swim test you had to pass to be allowed in the deep end at the pool i went to when i was kid. i was like 11 or 12 when i did the test. everyone else my age had been allowed in the deep end for years by that point. yeah.
85. Are you patient?
87. Ever won a contest?
when i was 11, i won two gameboy advances and a copy of both pokemon ruby and pokemon sapphire from this website i went on a lot. that was cool. i still have one of the gameboys and the copy of sapphire.
89. Which are better black or green olives?
NEITHER. i don’t like olives.
91. Best room for a fireplace?
bedroom, i guess?
93. If married, how long have you been married?
i’m not married, but i’ve been with my girlfriend for almost 4 months now.
95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
97. Do you want kids?
99. Do you miss anyone right now?
Hey look, actual "unique" questions
|1:||Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?|
|2:||Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?|
|3:||Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?|
|4:||Have you ever stolen a street sign before?|
|5:||Do you like to use post-it notes?|
|6:||Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?|
|7:||Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?|
|8:||Do you have freckles?|
|9:||Do you always smile for pictures?|
|10:||What is your biggest pet peeve?|
|11:||Do you ever count your steps when you walk?|
|12:||Have you ever peed in the woods?|
|13:||What about pooped in the woods?|
|14:||Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?|
|15:||Do you chew your pens and pencils?|
|16:||How many people have you slept with this week?|
|17:||What size is your bed?|
|18:||What is your Song of the week?|
|19:||Is it okay for guys to wear pink?|
|20:||Do you still watch cartoons?|
|21:||Whats your least favorite movie?|
|22:||Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?|
|23:||If you're a girl, bra size? If you're a guy, pants size?|
|24:||What do you dip a chicken nugget in?|
|25:||What is your favorite food?|
|26:||What movies could you watch over and over and still love?|
|27:||Last person you kissed/kissed you?|
|28:||Were you ever a boy/girl scout?|
|29:||Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?|
|30:||When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?|
|31:||Can you change the oil on a car?|
|32:||Ever gotten a speeding ticket?|
|33:||Ever ran out of gas?|
|34:||Favorite kind of sandwich?|
|35:||Best thing to eat for breakfast?|
|36:||What is your usual bedtime?|
|37:||Are you lazy?|
|38:||When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?|
|39:||What is your Chinese astrological sign?|
|40:||Are you horny?|
|41:||Do you have any magazine subscriptions?|
|42:||Which are better legos or lincoln logs?|
|43:||Are you stubborn?|
|44:||Who is better...Leno or Letterman?|
|45:||Ever watch soap operas?|
|46:||Are you afraid of heights?|
|47:||Do you sing in the car?|
|48:||Do you sing in the shower?|
|49:||Do you dance in the car?|
|50:||Ever used a gun?|
|51:||Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?|
|52:||Do you think musicals are cheesy?|
|53:||Is Christmas stressful?|
|54:||Ever eat a pierogi?|
|55:||Favorite type of fruit pie?|
|56:||Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?|
|57:||Do you believe in ghosts?|
|58:||Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?|
|59:||Take a vitamin daily?|
|61:||Wear a bath robe?|
|62:||What do you wear to bed?|
|64:||Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?|
|65:||Nike or Adidas?|
|66:||Cheetos Or Fritos?|
|67:||Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?|
|68:||Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?|
|69:||Ever take dance lessons?|
|70:||Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?|
|71:||Can you curl your tongue?|
|72:||Ever won a spelling bee?|
|73:||Have you ever cried because you were so happy?|
|74:||Own any record albums?|
|75:||Own a record player?|
|76:||Regularly burn incense?|
|77:||Ever been in love?|
|78:||Who would you like to see in concert?|
|79:||What was the last concert you saw?|
|80:||Hot tea or cold tea?|
|81:||Tea or coffee?|
|82:||Sugar or snickerdoodles?|
|83:||Can you swim well?|
|84:||Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?|
|85:||Are you patient?|
|86:||DJ or band, at a wedding?|
|87:||Ever won a contest?|
|88:||Ever have plastic surgery?|
|89:||Which are better black or green olives?|
|90:||Can you knit or crochet?|
|91:||Best room for a fireplace?|
|92:||Do you want to get married?|
|93:||If married, how long have you been married?|
|94:||Who was your HS crush?|
|95:||Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?|
|96:||Do you have kids?|
|97:||Do you want kids?|
|98:||Whats your favorite color?|
|99:||Do you miss anyone right now?|