meanplastic:

modern-day mother teresa

I didn’t know Paris Hilton supported dictators who suspended civil liberties, opposed abortion even in case of rape, accepted stolen money for charitable donations, baptized dying people without regards to their religion, sought modern medical treatment for herself while people suffered in her Home of the Dying Destitutes without pain relievers or proper medical care (and often attended only by nuns without medical training), and said “I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people.

(Video source for some of the claims above.)

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fauxcyborg:

fauxcyborg:

people still use the phrase ‘slutshaming’ in 2k14 wow

better terms to use instead of slutshaming, which, like it or not, implicitly says that a woman can BE a slut - as if there’s such a thing - would be misogyny, sexism btw.

Slutshaming is shorthand for “shaming a girl by calling her a slut for supposed sexual transgressions.” It’s not in any way implying that it’s possible to be a slut, any more than the phrase “Madonna-whore complex” implies that it’s actually possible to be a whore or a perfect Madonna/Virgin Mary-type. These phrases exist to call out a specific form of misogyny and sexism, and are useful in the societal dialogue on the subject. I mean, without the word “slutshaming” we’d have to use a longer phrase like “calling women sluts” to refer to the same behavior, and (surprise!) the word “slut” is still in there, and isn’t implying that they are actually sluts, or that is possible to be a slut.

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burningonyx:

Okay okay maybe I’m a little biased, since the only Angelkin I ever knew in person turned out to be a drunken bastard whom I would not have pissed on even were he on fire. But I don’t let that affect my judgment of otherkin people in general. To this day I wonder if I’m otherkin myself, but if I am, I can’t figure out what I would be. So I don’t identify thus.

This otherkin thing seems like bullshit to me. I mean, I’ve never felt like I was something other than human, but how would I know if I had? I mean, I only experience a tiny slice of all the possible things it is to experience. What’s more likely: that I know enough about possible experiences and my own particular experiences to say that I am on some level an animal or elf or angel, or that I am mistaken and what I have labelled “being an elf” is what being a human feels like (or at least what if feels like for me.)

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you-are-my-lezbian-lover:

mercurialasthesky:

I don’t even know why the call TMI the incest fandom because have you looked at Percy Jackson

I mean have you really looked into the books

and realize all the demigods are basically cousins

they only consider the people that are from the same father or mother related. so it really doesn’t bother them because if they don’t have the same godly parent then they just don’t see them as blood.

At least, that’s what they say to themselves to make them feel better about it. Most people would still have a problem with dating someone so closely related, but the demigods in Percy Jackson are fine if they both share the same father, as long as that father is a god. It’s still super squicky. (It sort of reminds me of Japanese media that tries to avoid allegations of pedophilia by having the young-looking characters really be 500 years old. Sure, intellectually I can accept that a 500 year old vampire, or dragon or ghost might be mature enough to have a relationship with a mature adult human, but when they still look like an 11 year old girl, I have to question what was going through the story writer’s head.)

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sarajevosoul:

mogeko treats rape as a joke and one simple “i’m sorry” does not excuse that fact

When the person speaks English as a second language, and doesn’t write an essay about what they did wrong, I think you should give them a little leeway.

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sayahiro:

okay, so i’m done with the true ending now and i

Which do you consider the “true” ending? I think both non-Asylum endings could equally be considered “true.”

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neongenesist:

Everyone told me to play Saya no Uta and told me that they both liked and didn’t like MC and Saya and then I played it and just hated Saya with all my heart. I never even played the “good” ending, I just got her death scene and felt very happy with that.

There was a “good” ending?

She actually dies in two of the endings, but I think all the endings are worth checking out (even if you firmly hate the characters) if only because some more of Saya’s back story is explored and it makes for a better story when you know the whole thing.

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crowsephone:

I’m actually kinda shocked the Extra Credits guys recommended Saya no Uta considering how terrible it is. 

I went in expecting Lovecraft flavored VN. 

Instead I got a pedo with meat-o-vision and an edgy blob monster. 

I would say there was definite Lovecraft influence in the game. The doctor investigating the lair of Saya’s “father”, and 2 of the 3 endings screamed Lovecraft, not to mention the MC’s entire situation.

There was definitely a pedophilia aspect to the whole thing, but I think it was meant to contribute to the disturbing atmosphere. I mean, in a game with cannibalism, murder, rape, and body horror, it’s a little odd to get hung up on the pedophilia angle, when it’s not being played as anything but the extremely disturbing act that it is. (Perhaps more disturbing since the reader knows she’s probably enjoying the whole thing for completely different reasons than Fuminori is, and the fact of what she actually is.)

I will say this: it’s a great little horror story if you can get past the fact that it’s a Hentai.

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ashieart:

albinopearl:

ashieart:

moopdrea:

Sometimes being asexual is really lame

No you know what
being anyone who doesn’t obsess over sex is annoying. (this is not meant to be demeaning, btw, just as an add-on)
I’m straight and very much plan on dating if I find the right guy
but until then, I’m abstaining until marriage, so it gets pretty annoying when all I ever hear around me is stuff about sex. All the time. In different forms and degrees.
It gets old. Can ya please talk about something else, goodness sake.

this is about ace people feeling uncomfortable or excluded from conversations like this. It’s not just a petty annoyance it’s feeling ostracized from your peers or friend group. You are experiencing a completely different problem then what is presented here, as a straight person you cannot relate to this extent. don’t make this about you, don’t shift the focus to yourself because it’s not about you
feel free to vent, just not here

"Feel free to vent, just not here’? On my personal blog where I can vent whenever I want to?
Because I’m straight I can’t relate?
Guess what
if I am choosing to abstain from sex, and I have no interest in it, I CAN relate. Sure, I may not ALWAYS feel like this, if I eventually get married, but how do  you know I’m not questioning my own orientation? You don’t. So don’t go biting my head off.
I still feel ostracized from my groups of friends when they’re going on talking about their sex lives or sex in general, and I can’t relate/contribute/feel comfortable with talking about it.
So maybe instead of trying to say I’m ‘shifting the focus’ you look at my initial comment that I was ADDING to the conversation/commentary, not trying to change it.

Okay listen 
I’m not ‘biting your head off’, I’m trying to educate you. I’m very sorry you feeling you feel ostracized, and I realize that that is your personal blog, but that’s not the point. The point is, this is a post about asexuals, one of the many minorities that have little representation and little space in the world to safely vent. I understand that you feel this may relate to you, but you are shifting the focus to yourself instead of ace people. You are allowed to feel whatever you feel, but really you shouldn’t share it on this post, because it’s not about you. It’s about asexuals. 
I’m not trying to be mean, I’m trying to defend what I think is important. I just want you to realize what you’re doing isn’t okay. It’s the same as having someone with a uterus say ‘my period cramps hurt so much!’ and a cis man reply ‘yeah well i get cramps too!’ It’s about minorities having their space to release frustration without others butting in. 

Well I mean… someone who does not like sex, or to hear about it, sort of understands a bit how asexuals feel? The feeling of being lost in a sex-obsessed society. 

If you want another analogy, imagine if your entire community was dog people, and you’re allergic to dogs. So you try to start a dialogue about how hard it is to get on in a society obsessed with dogs when you’re allergic to them, so you make a post on your community’s forum about your difficulties, and someone else comes along and says “I know what you mean. I’m waiting til I find the right dog before I spend too much time with dogs, so I totally know what you’re going through.”
I would say the second person doesn’t know what you’re going through at all, since they still want a dog, they’ve just made the personal decision to hold off on interacting with them.

kiichu:

albinopearl:

ashieart:

albinopearl:

ashieart:

moopdrea:

Sometimes being asexual is really lame

No you know what

being anyone who doesn’t obsess over sex is annoying. (this is not meant to be demeaning, btw, just as an add-on)

I’m straight and very much plan on dating if I find the right guy

but until then, I’m abstaining until marriage, so it gets pretty annoying when all I ever hear around me is stuff about sex. All the time. In different forms and degrees.

It gets old. Can ya please talk about something else, goodness sake.

this is about ace people feeling uncomfortable or excluded from conversations like this. It’s not just a petty annoyance it’s feeling ostracized from your peers or friend group. You are experiencing a completely different problem then what is presented here, as a straight person you cannot relate to this extent. don’t make this about you, don’t shift the focus to yourself because it’s not about you

feel free to vent, just not here

"Feel free to vent, just not here’? On my personal blog where I can vent whenever I want to?

Because I’m straight I can’t relate?

Guess what

if I am choosing to abstain from sex, and I have no interest in it, I CAN relate. Sure, I may not ALWAYS feel like this, if I eventually get married, but how do  you know I’m not questioning my own orientation? You don’t. So don’t go biting my head off.

I still feel ostracized from my groups of friends when they’re going on talking about their sex lives or sex in general, and I can’t relate/contribute/feel comfortable with talking about it.

So maybe instead of trying to say I’m ‘shifting the focus’ you look at my initial comment that I was ADDING to the conversation/commentary, not trying to change it.

Okay listen 

I’m not ‘biting your head off’, I’m trying to educate you. I’m very sorry you feeling you feel ostracized, and I realize that that is your personal blog, but that’s not the point. The point is, this is a post about asexuals, one of the many minorities that have little representation and little space in the world to safely vent. I understand that you feel this may relate to you, but you are shifting the focus to yourself instead of ace people. You are allowed to feel whatever you feel, but really you shouldn’t share it on this post, because it’s not about you. It’s about asexuals. 

I’m not trying to be mean, I’m trying to defend what I think is important. I just want you to realize what you’re doing isn’t okay. It’s the same as having someone with a uterus say ‘my period cramps hurt so much!’ and a cis man reply ‘yeah well i get cramps too!’ It’s about minorities having their space to release frustration without others butting in. 

Well I mean… someone who does not like sex, or to hear about it, sort of understands a bit how asexuals feel? The feeling of being lost in a sex-obsessed society. 

If you want another analogy, imagine if your entire community was dog people, and you’re allergic to dogs. So you try to start a dialogue about how hard it is to get on in a society obsessed with dogs when you’re allergic to them, so you make a post on your community’s forum about your difficulties, and someone else comes along and says “I know what you mean. I’m waiting til I find the right dog before I spend too much time with dogs, so I totally know what you’re going through.”

I would say the second person doesn’t know what you’re going through at all, since they still want a dog, they’ve just made the personal decision to hold off on interacting with them.

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thewomanfromitaly:

fandomsandfeminism:

manic-satanic:

I just saw a post that said “Abolish gender ROLES not gender IDENTITY”

I cannot even fathom how absurd this is

Please explain to me what gender identity is, because I’m pretty fucking sure it has everything to do with what gender role you “identify” as

If there are no gender roles then there is no gender identity. You can’t do one and not the other

No. 

I’m a woman. That’s my gender identity. 

However, I reject traditional feminine gender roles: cooking, cleaning, wanting to be a housewife, deferring to men, being passive to men. 

Gender ROLES are a prescribed set of behaviors and traits deemed *Acceptable* for someone of a gender to display. Gender identity is what gender you are- regardless of what trait and behaviors you display and how those traits and behaviors are traditionally coded. 

OP has some thinking to do.

I feel like gender identity really becomes an empty label, when there are no societal expectations placed on it. Gender is a social construct - so how can you have a construct when nothing is constructed around the nominal labels “man” and “woman.” 

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