how do people even manage to show their gums while smiling
they say this but then they complain if its not good enough lol
the reason Ella’s powers are shadow-based is as setup for a single joke
her supermode being Umbra Ella
robot girlfriend who also happens 2 be a weapon of mass destruction
yes, this is my fetish :D
"I think every woman at one point or another in their life has been called a bitch. For a long time I had a real problem with that word, I didn’t like it and I thought it was derogatory. But I’ve gotten to a place now where I’ve made a lot of peace with it. It’s been so overused and made to seem so derogatory towards woman that I’ve adapted it into an empowering feeling for myself. If I’m a bitch then I’m a bitch, if that’s what an assertive woman is to you. So I’ve sort of adapted it as a badge of honor."
Yeah because words like Arrogant, Douchebag, mother-fucker, and Dick aren’t ever attached to men in power.
Donald Trump is well known to beloved for his take-charge personality, and there’s no way there were hundreds of people who worked with Steve Jobs and considered him a huge cunt .
Yep, its all roses all the time over here in dicksville
The people pushing this line assume that men are never criticised for being assertive or forceful or selfish or cold, which is wrong. Beyond this double standard, my main worry is that they’re creating a world where women are never criticised for these things, in a bid to make them equal to where they assume men are.
Feminists can be as aggressive as they like, and if you call them out on it a great many can now diagnose you as a misogynist. “You just hate powerful women”, they can shout. By embracing words like “bitch”, which is a negative word and should remain so because it picks out negative character traits, you’re effectively allowing women to escape any criticism of their arrogance or ruthlessness.
They’re wrong about the bitch/boss double standard, but it’s the reclaiming “bitch” as a badge of honour that really troubles me. It’s like a group of people embracing the name “asshole”, proudly acting like assholes and ignoring all criticism as mere prejudice; would you like to interact with this group? For most people, “bitch” does not just mean “assertive” or “in control of herself”, and you should not smugly identify with it.
Fight for equality, and ensure people criticise male egoism as much as female, but don’t suddenly start treating it like it’s a good thing.
Truly a wonder to behold
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
today’s game plan: i explode into guts and bone after having gotten TOO muscular, my body imploding on itself due to swole density. A muscle singularity
thejoans said: What does Hilda deadlift?
art trade with Sandcasket
if i use enough glowy stuff nobody will see my mistakes, just like slugbox does
this is really good