Where is My Mind?

Hello. This is me, trying to organize my thoughts into something people can read. I like dogs, the sea, music, books, pomegranates, tea, and Poke'mon. I don't like blue cheese, sporks, foam mattresses, anything neon, and loud noises. I'm trying this mostly as an experiment. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts.

September 22, 2014 9:35 pm

theprogressofspring:

theprogressofspring:

mockingday:

Watch Emma’s speech and take action

Here’s a thing that’s a little—okay, a lot—frustrating to me.

Emma’s speech was eloquent and important and covered a lot of necessary ground. Her message is powerful and it’s one we should listen to.

And yet, there’s a niggling annoyance here: why have we come to the conclusion that feminism owns the concept of equality?

Let me be clear: I don’t have a problem with those who call themselves feminists and advocate for equality (note that those are two separate things, no matter how often they coincide). I think that’s a noble and excellent application of time and attention.

The real problem materializes when a feminist tells me that, because I do not use the word ‘feminist’ to describe my own quite-similar beliefs about striving for and maintaining gender equality, that I am a traitor to my gender, that I misunderstand feminism, or that I must have “internalized” my “misogyny” so much that I’m confused. (This has happened more times than I care to count, including once this year with someone I consider a friend.)

But, no matter what they tell me about how confused must be, none of them can argue with my reasonable proposition that the promotion of equality can exist outside of the feminist movement without whipping out the Approved Definition that feminism is purely “the belief in equality”.

However, this isn’t quite true, and I think (and I have seen) many feminists disagree that feminism is purely about the equality of the sexes. Because feminism is a philosophy, a movement, an activism with a history and a political message. It is about advocating for women, about advancing women, about protecting and promoting women.

Maybe this is a controversial message, since we want to believe now that feminism is similarly devoted to male issues (‘dismantling patriarchy helps men too!’), but I think this new tack is a PR move. Feminism is not about men. It’s about women. (I can’t believe this is something I even have to point out.)

It’s easy to remove much of the political and historical context of feminism to make it more broadly palatable to a large audience. If feminism is purely about “equality”, then who wouldn’t believe? Only complete jerks, obviously. But that’s an oversimplification that waters down both feminism’s original purpose (which is also a noble one, even as its methods have become, in some ways, misguided) and steamrolls over any other very valid philosophies about equality that don’t include the prefix “femin-“.

If you want to use the word “feminism” to describe your belief in and dedication to achieving gender equality, that’s AWESOME. And if you choose another word, THAT’S AWESOME, TOO! Because in the end, no matter what word we’re using, we’re advocating for the same thing: a better, more equal, and fairer world.

And as they say, a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.

For the evening crowd.

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2:40 pm September 21, 2014 9:59 pm
pawshapedheart:

This needs to be in the next movie please

pawshapedheart:

This needs to be in the next movie please

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9:43 pm

ilvos01:

pornosophical:

jzanity1010:

dbvictoria:

More Disney Parks facts here

TREASURED GUEST

But how could you leave out this

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Everything about Disneyland is awesome

They have churro stands LIKE EVERY TWENTY FEET

4:23 pm

mrpicard:

rashaka:

You don’t really understand Star Trek until you’ve seen Galaxy Quest.

(via nyx-n-nox)

September 20, 2014 7:54 pm

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

thewoodparable:

thobewill:

So i really went all out on this

"At a measly 1.7 metres, Charizard is no mach for Quetzalcoatlus, giraffes, or Mark Whitton."

A*, mate! Absolutely brilliant!

This is absolutely brilliant! It’s a really thorough analysis, and frankly I couldn’t agree more with it. This offers some interesting implications for assuming-dinosaur's Pokemon phylogeny.

(via radicalestes)

12:12 pm

ladymalchav:

nevercouldgetthehangofthursdays:

fangrrrling:

Because fat jokes are as awesome as rapey vampire jokes.

it’s not a fat joke he’s an actual elephant you idiot

Ganesha:

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from the show:

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srsly, one of the best sight gags they’ve ever done

even if you know nothing about Hinduism, how do you not remember this?

(via fourformyheadaches)

September 19, 2014 11:17 pm

frustration-squared:

kung-foofighter:

eytancragg:

anthramen:

I have felt first-hand the very wrath of the Turkish ice-cream man.

The trolliest ice cream man to ever live.

And look at that fucking majestic mustache.

O.O

oh my god

(Source: sizvideos, via angel-of-something)

8:19 pm
dirku:

dbsharpy:

I hate time travel

i love and fear the concept of time travel

dirku:

dbsharpy:

I hate time travel

i love and fear the concept of time travel

(via anonymoushippocampus)

8:09 pm 8:07 pm

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Maple-Freedom-Tea Tumblr Posts photoset #11

Want to see more?

American Photoset #12

Canadian Photoset#10

(via snazzy-as-fuck)

1:52 pm

somehownatural:

Posts that make me question my life part 2

Part1

Other tumblr compilations

(via vanconcastiel)

10:14 am 5:29 am 5:26 am

You might have got the impression that there is a little bit more to Aunt Petunia than meets the eye, and you will find out what it is. She is not a squib, although that is a very good guess. Oh, I am giving a lot away here. I am being shockingly indiscreet." - J.K. Rowling.

If the reveal had been that Petunia was a witch ~ Several years after the war, Harry tracks his aunt down to confront her with what he witnessed in the pensieve.

(Source: sulietsexual, via angel-of-something)