splitopenandmelt asked: Descriptions are often more triggering than words themselves. So when someone says "homophobia" it means i am going to describe homophobia in detail that may affect you personally. If you are afraid of needles and someone says "needles" you don't pass out, but if someone describes getting blood drawn or shooting up in some oddly detailed or descriptive matter, you might.
The thing I don't understand about trigger...
…is that if you were going to be triggered by a mere description or mention of a word (homophobia, rape, what have you), wouldn’t the mention of the word in the trigger warning trigger it just as easily? I know it’s a nice gesture, but it doesn’t make much sense to me.
fuck yeah sex education: Anonymous asked: Whats so... →
myfeetlitup: Uhhh Shaming people for the choices they make about their own bodies is bad? It’s an attempt to police other people and the rights and freedoms they should have, and it feeds into a social atmosphere that dehumanizes people (especially women) to the point where attitudes like…
I have concluded through careful empirical analysis and much thought that...– Adam Savage, at the 2012 Reason Rally (via thefireplacethattellsonlylies) [This goes out to the atheist followers out there] (via fuckyeahmythbusters)
I have so much respect for what she did in the fact that she sacrificed her body...– Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), on his opponent Tammy Duckworth — an Iraq veteran who lost both legs and part of her arm in combat. (via think-progress) I am ashamed that this man comes from Illinois.
The Two Sides of the Health Care Argument:
"Liberals": Obviously the states have been doing a shit job of providing health care for their uninsured, poor, and dying citizens who can't get it from asshole corporations. So the Federal government should do it instead like with civil liberties, roads, Medicare, and the military.
Republicans: Well fuck the poor because FREEDOM.
Of course, this battle isn’t really about the constitutionality of the...– There was a reason conservatives once supported the individual mandate - The Washington Post (via dendroica) The indivdual mandate failing may be the best thing possbile for this nation.
Male fantasies, male fantasies, is everything run by male fantasies? Up on a...– Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride (via helplesslyamazed)
I am very real. →
alternrg: michellebranch: A 1973 Kurt Vonnegut letter to a small school in North Dakota that banned his work. Hmm. Did McCarthy produce the letter? Curious because according to Vonnegut there weren’t any copies.
You may think this a Rick Santorum problem, but you wish, at this point. This is...– Rachel Maddow [x] State politics matter. (via baroquemirrors)
meetmeincognito: This is a Mountain Goats on repeat all day kinda day. Silly OP, that’s every day.
6 Times The Onion Had Certain People Completely...
mentalflossr: Photo credit: Flickr user Afraid of Ducks In 2002, the Beijing Evening News believed The Onion that “Congress Threatens To Leave D.C. Unless New Capitol Is Built.” Thanks to the gaffe, their circulation of 1.25 million people thought that, like an unhappy sports team, Congress was threatening to leave the District of Columbia unless a new, improved Capitol building was built. ...
“How I Met Your Mother” and The Death of the...
thetangential: How I Met Your Mother is a strange show. It’s kind of like an Apple tape player, or a McSweeney’s phonebook. Something that young, hip people find obsolete, designed for young, hip people. In other words, it’s a sitcom blindly aimed at a demographic that doesn’t like sitcoms anymore. I observed How I Met Your Mother from afar for a long time, confused but intrigued. On the one...
It is mysterious that the ambition should have come first—the wish to be a...– V. S. Naipaul (via libraryland)
theandersonbrothers: I’m honestly surprised there isn’t a Hunger Games porn parody called The Hung Games where Kattits Everdeen, Peenis Mellark, and twenty-two other “teens” try to kill each other with sex at the Pornucopia. WHO STOLE MY PRIVATE JOURNAL AND PUT IT ON THE INTERNET? That fanfic wasn’t done yet! Now you’ve ruined the surprise.
It’s been tried in our history and it hasn’t worked. It didn’t work when we...– President Obama, in a fiery campaign speech in Vermont, referring to Republican proposals as “you’re on your own economics.” (via liberalsarecool)
Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat... →
ohtodayisawindingroad: We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him. The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See,...
itsarachelsaurus asked: how do you get involved with 826? i go to school in san francisco and would love to work with 826 valencia, and one of my friends works with the program in seattle... it sounds like so much fun! also, what is your theme over there? i know SF is pirate and seattle is space! thank you for any info. (:
George R.R. Martin on writing women
George Stroumboulopoulos: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?
George R.R. Martin: You know, I've always considered women to be people.
Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your literary privelages....– Jennifer Weiner (via writingquotes)
khealywu: Roy Orbison, You Got It Yeah like...
There is the world— Storm-windowed, or curtained in the summer wind— That I...– Randall Jarrell, from “Windows” (via proustitute)
There is a link, I mean to suggest, between literary writing and music — a very...– Read an excerpt of Rick Moody’s new book, On Celestial Music and Other Adventures in Listening, and a review by Siddhartha Mitter. (via nprmusic)
What time is it? PROM TIME! →
826chi: It’s time for 826CHI’s annual Prom! Drinking, dancing, special guests, raising money for free writing workshops, and much more! This year, we are celebrating all the wonderfulness and weirdness that is THE INTERNET, so participants are invited to wear their best second-hand formal wear or dress up as their favorite meme. Visit Prom Dot Com to buy your tickets today! All your prom...
I know very well that my ancestors had no desire to come to this place: but...– James Baldwin, “The Price of The Ticket” (via mensahdemary)