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The world is not full of Attractive People and Unattractive People. It’s full of people who are attractive to some and not to others. I hear from trolls all the time who complain that they don’t want to be “forced” to find nasty, ugly fat women attractive–which utterly baffles me, since the last thing I want to do is encourage fat-hating dicks to date fat women. You don’t find fat people attractive? Fabulous. Don’t date them. I will find a way to pick myself up and move on without your love. But to assume your lack of sexual interest in fat chicks must be universal–or that the mere existence of self-confident fat people having healthy relationships somehow “forces” you to find fat attractive–is the height of fucking narcissism.
Let’s play guess my ethnicity
There are no such thing as ghost, white people. If they were, slaves would come back and fuck you up.
Last time I checked your skin, weight, and height weren’t fabric, so they have nothing to do with your costume.
People are uncomfortable with sexuality that is not made for male consumption.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Because that’s the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren’t monsters, they’re liars.
I can’t imagine how scandalized those critics who were relieved to have something that was mild enough to not excite their kids would’ve been if they’d stopped for a second and realized what was actually going on. The very first rule of Scooby-Doo, the single premise that sits at the heart of their adventures, is that the world is full of grown-ups who lie to kids, and that it’s up to those kids to figure out what those lies are and call them on it, even if there are other adults who believe those lies with every fiber of their being. And the way that you win isn’t through supernatural powers, or even through fighting. The way that you win is by doing the most dangerous thing that any person being lied to by someone in power can do: You think.
When you believe that a group of people intrinsically have value equal to your own, you believe it all the time and deep in your heart. This belief is not contingent on your being in a good mood. The belief doesn’t go away when a marginalized person makes you angry or annoys you. If you have it in you to use epithets when hurt, then you have it in you all the time.
I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind’s sole purpose on this planet. If you’re wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I’ll give you a hint…it has to do with creating and sharing.
I know everyone likes to associate Bill Hicks with scathing political critique but the thing about him that appealed most to me was that big, huge heart that sometimes surfaced during his rants.
After all, what are cynics if not bruised idealists?(via whynotshesaid)
It is unfair for admissions to ignore our gender, our race, and our ethnicity when these things have never been ignored before. They have been used to mark our bodies, other us, and effect us our entire lives. Don’t forget to consider that too.