I wanted to send a "yo, fuck you" to Sheriff Bill Brown and Alan Shifman for shifting the blame for the UC Santa Barbara shooting onto Rodger being mentally ill. The dude wasn't diagnosed with anything besides Asperger's, which doesn't lead people on fucking killing sprees.
It’s fucking disgusting how we scapegoat mental illness whenever someone (surprise surprise, another white guy), goes on a killing spree. Weird how law enforcement and the media aren’t clamoring for the male community to get their shit together to denounce this sexist fuckhead.
First of all, fuck you. It’s always been like, you know, an irritating thing that you’d attempted to co-opt the language of feminism and other civil rights struggles to cloak your sexist ideas in bullshit like “Men’s Rights” and calling this sexist garbage “activism.” And for a long time, I think a lot of people like me were down with ignoring this shit because it was juvenile and stupid, but also because it seemed like this tactic was clearly the same as racists whining about why there isn’t White History Month, or homophobes trying to have a Straight Pride Parade, something that anyone with half a brain could see is transparently a way to prop up the bigotry of people who already control the balance of power in this world.
But this Elliot Rodger mess brings up a way that this type of shit can affect people. Because, when you co-opt the rhetoric of revolution and struggle, it’s more than just “trolling” or some bullshit to make, you know, actual decent people angry. It’s language that can make a disturbed person think that defending bigotry is a legitimate struggle, that, in Rodger’s case, that owning and subjugating women is a cause worth killing and dying for. Because that’s what those words mean, you fucking garbage assholes, those words are for people who struggle from real oppression, to inspire people to sacrifice and never give up. The fact that straight white men have taken these words to rally around calcifying the bigotry that’s slipping from their fingers is truly disgusting, and now it’s more clear that it has fucking consequences.
“We don’t know if Elliot Rodger was mentally ill. We don’t know if he was a “madman.” We do know that he was desperately lonely and unhappy, and that the Men’s Rights Movement convinced him that his loneliness and unhappiness was intentionally caused by women.
Because this is what the Men’s Rights Movement does: it spreads misogyny, it spreads violence, and most of all it spreads a sense of entitlement towards women’s bodies. Pretending that this is the a rare act perpetrated by a “crazy” person is disingenuous and also does nothing to address the threat of violence that women face every day. We can’t just write this one off – we need to talk about all of the fucked up parts of our culture, especially the movements that teach men that they have the right to dominate and intimidate and violate women, that lead to this, and we need to change things. Because if we don’t, I guarantee that this will happen again. And again. And again.”—Elliot Rodger And Men Who Hate Women (via fucknosexistcostumes)
From a profile on Okcupid: "I would prefer if you were white. I know that sounds mean but I was hurt."
Some people have really small minds, like how do they even do every day stuff like open doors and go up and down stairs? I don’t understand how their brains work. Like, can they tell the difference between a dog and a cat? Do they think movies are real life? Do they wonder why they can never get away from their shadow no matter how fast they run?
At graduation, for the first time, 18-year-old Skyler James got to meet the firefighter who, on a bitterly cold November morning in 1995, found her — a newborn baby — abandoned beneath a snow-laden pine tree in a cemetery.
Here’s something nice in the news to balance out all the awfulness.
Trigger Warning: Violence Against Women, Rape Culture
The Gunman’s Name is Elliot Rodger. Last night, he posted a chilling manifesto to youtube. Announcing that he is a 22 year old Virgin who has never been kissed he says:
"It’s not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls have never been attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it. It’s an injustice, a crime, because I don’t know what you don’t see in me. I’m the perfect guy, and yet you throw yourselves at all these obnoxious men, instead of me, the supreme gentleman."
"I will punish all of you for it," he says again, and then he laughs.
"On the day of retribution I will enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB, and I will slaughter every single spoiled stuck up blonde slut I see inside there. All those girls that I’ve desired so much, they would have all rejected me and looked down upon me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance towards them. While they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes. I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one. The true Alpha Male."
This really exemplifies how toxic the “I get friendzoned because I’m a nice guy” attitude is. Those girls could be alive if instead of being entitled and focusing outward and blaming women for the “injustice” of his virginity, he looked inward, thought about what he was doing wrong and how he could be better or what he could do differently. Also, these guys are always so busy hating women for allegedly being too shallow to give them the time of day, but at the same time they only want (and feel they deserve) the most narrow stereotype of physical beauty.
Thanks to tumblr, I just saw a picture of a girl with a bunch of color pencils stuffed in her butthole. Of COURSE, why has no one thought of this sooner?? Wooden cylindrical coloring utensils, anuses, together, could there be a more perfect union? Pure genius.
Excuse me miss, can you pass me that brown colored pencil? What’s that? You don’t remember putting a brown one in there? Oh boy.
I think its interesting sometimes. Not changing their body but like..removing velmas clothes is like seeing your best friends sister naked.
Like if someone drew a series of artistic nudes of cartoon characters both female AND male, and proportioned as they already are, then I would think THAT would be interesting maybe. But it’s never that. It’s always just taking some female character that was intended to be entertainment for kids and giving her bigger tits and some demure coquettish look on her face, and personally I’m just not impressed. To me it’s just yet another thing reinforcing the idea that women exist for men’s pleasure, when you’re taking a character who isn’t sexualized and turning them into a playboy playmate.
Especially when it’s a character like Velma, where it’s like here’s this cool character who is smart and quirky and not another female stereotype, and then someone comes along as and is like LET’S SEE DEM TITTIES THO AM I RITE! I know it’s a fictional person, but it just feels so dehumanizing, haha.
I don’t know. Like, I’m not a prude, I don’t hate nudity or sexuality, I just hate that the female is always relegated to sex fantasy when there are unlimited possibilities, and there are still so many lights we don’t get to see female characters in often, but LET’S SEE DEM TITTIES is just the default go-to. I feel like sexing up women is an over-explored area, whereas letting women be literally anything else is so under-explored.
You know one thing I’ve been seeing a lot that makes me roll my eyes? Like when people take female cartoon characters typically from the past and sexualize them.
Like ooh check it out everyone, it’s Velma from Scooby Doo, but with some tigo bitties and a really tight sweater pouting for the camera. Or hey look it’s Betty and Wilma from the Flintstones with D cups and skimpier outfits, pointing their barely covered asses in the air, oooooh!
And it’s often really good art too, and even artists I really love do it, and I’m not against pin-up, but it just seems kinda fucked up to me to take a character who is not at all overtly sexual, subvert their whole personality, and give them a porn star body. I don’t know, I guess what bothers me about it is that there are more than enough female characters that are already sex objects, so it’s really sad to turn the few ones that aren’t into ones too. And on another level changing their body types is kinda fucked up, it’s one thing to be like I want to do a pin-up of this character, but it’s another thing to be like but her body is not sexy enough because her tits are too small so she’s gonna need some huge hooters.
Maybe someone will say I read too much into people having fun, but whatever, the way people have fun is kinda wack sometimes.
I’m going to be an older sibling! My Dad and his girlfriend are pregnant! I’m gonna be 22 when this baby is born. I’m gonna be 40 when it turns 18. Holy shit! I’m excited and freaking out at the same time!
Congrats. I’m 20 years older than my youngest brother and it’s the best relationship in my life.
My aunt just had trouble pronouncing SOLAR and it was the funniest thing to me.
aunt: So-sol-ee-yer me: …Solar. aunt: Sol-yar me: haha So-lar. aunt: Sol..solier me: (laughing) oh my God why can’t you say solar? Solar. So. Lar. aunt: I don’t know! Solierrr? me: (laughing harder) Why are you putting extra letters in it? Solar. S-o-l-a-r. aunt: Solyar me: (wiping tears) There’s no ya! No e! This is so weird. Solar. Think polar bear. Polar. aunt: Polar. Solar. me: Yeah. aunt: Got it. me: Haha, that was kind of scary auntie.
Seriously though, that was super weird, I was like what the fuck is happening, is my aunt having a stroke? Fucking SOLAR! I love my aunt.
I got on the bus today, and sitting in one of the seats was a lady in a white wedding dress, with long white hair, and a completely white face. No exaggerating, just a completely white as a sheet of paper woman from head to toe in a wedding dress on the bus, just sitting there. I said “…Ok.” in that sort of way you do that means “You don’t see that every day, but moving on…” It was near the Las Vegas strip so who knows what sort of thing she was involved.
I sat down and they got off at the next stop. I went home, grabbed a Capri Sun, took off my pants, started browsing my DVR, then I thought to myself… wait, I should’ve checked if other people saw that white bride so that I know that was real.
what'd you eat for breakfast? also, what is your earliest memory? :)
I ate a calzone and a piece of cheesecake. It was mad dope.
Earliest memory, hm, let’s see…
I’m seeing… hold on…
I’m in like a daycare with these other kids…HHNNNGGG! …and… I think there was this kid that didn’t like me and they said something mean to me and I hit them with a toy. He started crying. uhhhh…. the next thing I remember is my mom taking my side instead of being mad at me and arguing with the daycare lady and I never went there again.