This only kind of tracks, but somehow I feel u.
I'm not sure I agree that taking to the streets is more important than electoral politics. Street movements used to be strong because they were feared, because during the Cold War there was always genuine fear of revolution. Not anymore. I think the way of housting the right-wing from power is to get involved in primaries, get involved in the electoral process and get better people in office.
That’s streets too.
"...and gave uninspiring radio interviews"
During World War II one of the most surprising advocates of war bonds was Tommy Tucker, an Eastern gray squirrel who toured the nation in a humiliating wardrobe of 30 dainty costumes. (“THOUGH TOMMY IS A MALE SQUIRREL HE HAS TO WEAR FEMININE CLOTHES BECAUSE TAIL INTERFERES WITH HIS WEARING PANTS,” Life reported defensively.)
Tommy had been adopted in 1942 by the Bullis family of Washington D.C., who took him on the road in their Packard automobile, where he performed for schoolchildren, visited hospitals, and gave uninspiring radio interviews. Between appearances Zaidee Bullis would bathe him and place him in a specially made bed. At the height of his fame his fan club numbered 30,000 members.
Tommy retired after the war but gamely endured further travels with the family. When he died in 1949 he was stuffed and mounted “with his arms out so you could pull the clothes over him,” and his nightmarish fate pursued him even into the grave. He stands today in a display case in a Maryland law office — in a pink satin dress and pearls.
Yo, all oppressions are interlocking but I think there's a biological reason (White) feminism and LGBTQ rights can make progress while racism can flourish. Women and queer people are inevitably among the family members of powerful bigots, so the bigots have to deal with those people on a personal level, and some of them learn something. But it's apparently pretty fuckin' easy to insulate yourself from ever getting to know someone of another race. Unless... mandatory interracial marriage?
A bold policy proposal.
I used to consider myself a nerd because I partake in nerd culture (anime, comics, video games, etc..) But I'm increasingly seeing so much misogyny, racism, homophobia, and all sorts of bigotry from nerds to the point that it's impossible to ignore. I constantly hear Anti-PC and Anti-SJW talking points. It's gotten to the point where I don't want to be associated with nerds anymore, seeing how at least half are gamer-gaters. I'm not into nerd shit as much as before. Am I still a nerd?
Listen: you’re still a nerd to me.
Hey, smart guy. If you think it's so terrible that this website exists, then why don't you quit writing it after you somehow manage to stop the systemic oppression of all people everywhere? Ever think of that?
Honestly, it crossed my mind.
I’m a freelance designer but one of the companies I work for are mainly retirees and always call me...
I’m a freelance designer but one of the companies I work for are mainly retirees and always call me for IT support.
Client: I got a new smart phone and I want you to set my email up on it.
Me: OK no worries. Is it an iPhone or an Android?
Client: It’s an iPhone.
Me: OK. I can help you do this remotely. Go to the settings app. It looks like a small cog.
Client: I don’t have that app do I need to download it?
Me: No. It’s an app that’s already installed on your phone when you buy it.
Client: Well it’s not on my phone.
Me: Are you sure it’s an iPhone?
Client: Yes! It’s a Samsung iPhone!
Me: Look at the front of the phone. Does it have Samsung written on the front?
Client: Yes it does.
Me: Ok, that’s not an iPhone. It’s a Samsung, Android phone. No worries! We can still set up your email on it.
Client: No! The salesman said it’s an iPhone! It has a touch screen and everything!
Me: Yes, they are similar to iPhones, they are a smart phone but run a different operating system.
Client: Do I need to download the iPhone app?
Me: Tell you what. Why don’t you bring the phone to me and I’ll set up the email. We’ll have coffee.
Client: Ok! Thanks! I’ll bring cake.
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I had written a TV ad for a Government client that mixed live action of people with animated woodland animals to convey that happy, zip-a-dee-doo-dah vibe of someone benefitting from tax credits (as you do). Think Disney cartoon bluebirds and cutesy bunnies and you’ve got the picture.
At the customary pre-production meeting, everything went well, with client approving our casting, location and costume selections. She did, however, have one question as she flicked through the shoot schedule -
Client: Where’s the vet? There’s no mention of a vet on set?
Me: We don’t need a vet.
Client: Legally, we do. We need to ensure the rabbits are properly treated.
Me: What rabbits?
Client: (jabbing finger repeatedly on to the script) It says here that “our hero is surrounded by rabbits.”
Me: They’re animated rabbits.
Client: I don’t care how lively they are, we can’t film them without a vet.
Yo, I am the father of a new baby. I am white, her mom is black. I think my baby is gorgeous, but in exactly the way that all parents think their own children are gorgeous. What is jarring is all these people who say 'She has the most gorgeous complexion!' Do you know the only people who talk about 'complexion'? Dermatologists, makeup-selling-motherfuckers, and white people talking about a mixed race baby. That's it. Stop. White people, stop. It's icky and fetishy and frankly, racist.
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We can achieve a Christmas aversion by introducing fruit cake and low quality peppermint into the reward.
“Dirt is not dirt, but only matter in the wrong place.” — Lord Palmerston
Client: We would like a time-lapse of the city skyline at sunset.Me: I can do that. Sunsets usually...
Client: We would like a time-lapse of the city skyline at sunset.
Me: I can do that. Sunsets usually last about 45 mins, so I can give you a final time-lapse anywhere between 4 to 20 seconds long.
Client: No, we want it to be the same length as a sunset.
Me: So you want a real-time video of the sunset?
Client: No, a time-lapse video of the whole sunset that lasts for 45 minutes.
As a scientist (physiologist, not sociologist) I want to say that maybe the reason people do the kind of studies you mock is that they're trying to use hard data to demonstrate that something we think happens really definitely happens. But then I realize that the people they're trying to convince don't believe in data anyway. So maybe you're right.
I know, it’s just frustrating, but I know.
The Icelandic fishing village of Flateyri was devastated when an avalanche buried 17 homes in 1995. To guard against further trouble, they built an earthen dam in the shape of an enormous A.
It worked: An avalanche struck the dam’s eastern wing in February 1999, and another struck the western wing the following March. Both were deflected harmlessly into the sea.