ugh i hate everything today
got my car registration renewal in the mail, which was fine, i wasn’t expecting it so early but i have five weeks to pay it so no worries. but enclosed with my renewal notice (i.e. a demand that i pay $600 to the government) was an advertisement for custom car numberplates. which pissed me off enormously, so i posted on twitter about it, and then got even more pissed off having an argument with two guys on twitter who defended the advertising, which somehow turned into one of them telling me i should join the labor party. i could write a whole blog post on the wrongness of sending out advertising with government communications but suffice it to say i got angry.
then i went to school and talked to a guy who i’m kinda friends with and he went on about how transgender people are just mentally ill and how it’s in the DSM so it must be true, and he could go around telling people that he’s Napoleon and people would just ignore it but he could go around saying he’s actually a woman and everyone would have to accept that that is true??? and i didn’t get into it with him cos we’ve had arguments before and he is even more stubborn and pig-headed than i am but i was just like, how can an otherwise intelligent person be so bigoted???
and then on my way home, in the dark & pouring rain i.e. pretty dangerous driving conditions, an idiot taxi driver decided it wasn’t necessary to give way to me even though he was legally obliged to do so, and it was fine because i partly expected him to do it so like no accident happened or anything like that but i beeped my horn and he beeped his back and i was just like seriously??? you’re going to do the driving equivalent of yelling at me because i had a vague expectation that you would obey the road rules??? well silly fucking me.
okay rant over. soz all.
A feminist spoils Soylent Green.
Hey @mjec, I thought you might like this.
"Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."
Susan Cain (via quotes-shape-us)
Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model
Elle Woods 4ever
I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon.
And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.
The movie also passes the Bechdel test.
LET’S NOT FORGET that even though it starts with a situation where two girls are rivals for the same guy, they BOTH choose to ignore the social codes (and hollywood bylaws) that tell them they should be cat-fighting and trying to one-up each other, and instead they realize that they make good working partners and better friends and screw rivalry, AND ALSO HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS RE: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And that it portrays sororities as places where women can learn to work together and respect each other and help each other out, which sets the stage for the way Elle treats everyone she meets for the rest of the movie. OH AND IT HAS A FAT SIDE CHARACTER WHO OVERCOMES EMOTIONAL ABUSE, IS NEVER FAT-SHAMED OR USED AS THE BRUNT OF A FAT JOKE, AND LANDS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ENTIRE FILM.
"The world’s 85 richest people have as much wealth as the world’s 3.5 billion poorest."
This statistic was recently released in United Nations report that uses Oxfam figures. It’s also a huge wake-up call for anyone who doesn’t consider income inequality a major issue in global politics. (via micdotcom)
"A white man is promoted: He does good work, he deserved it.
A white woman is promoted: Whose dick did she suck?
A man of color is promoted: Oh, great, I guess we have to “fill quotas” now.
A woman of color is promoted: j/k. That never happens."
#ohfuck #itstrue #whodidit #why #legitwhy #beautystandards #setbymen #canSMD
I had never thought about this but… damn. So true. For the first 22 years of my life I honestly thought my breasts were weird and abnormal.
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.