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maureenjohnsonbooks:

Many of you already know about some of the recent events concerning various YouTube performers and allegations of sexual misconduct. When I read about this (and it seems to come and come right now), I thought, “I have nothing to add to this.” So I just watched. And was sad. And also heartened by…

"Those of us who have crashed on the rocks—well, we climbed the rocks and built a lighthouse. And we keep the lights on for you, and we will always be here, and the light will remain on no matter how great the storm. And when the storm is over, we will still be here." 

This is beautiful, this is important

I started with an article in which a Linguist analyzed the grammatical structures of doge. I somehow ended up in a weird spiral of article reading regarding internet linguistics from which I cannot escape.

I love it because it reminds me of how infinitely grateful I am for the internet. That I can spend the night learning about a subject prior to which I had not really considered is incredible. 

wilwheaton

jackekarashae:

*AGGRESSIVELY FORWARDS TO EVERY GUY I KNOW*

*TIME TRAVELS AND AGGRESSIVELY FORWARDS TO PAST SELF*

Brilliant!  I rejected a guy who I was really close with and felt like the worst person ever because I knew that if people knew I would be deemed  a terrible person for “friend zoning” someone who was so nice. And I did feel terrible because I never wanted to hurt him, and I really didn’t want to lose him as a friend. Basically the whole situation just sucks.  

But people don’t owe people affections. I’ve had feelings for a guy I was friends with that were never reciprocated, but I never felt like I was owed anything for being his friend. Why do guys feel like they’re owed something for friendship?

isnerdy
dbledblezero:

ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

Please!

Yes, this map should be included in history books, once the names of the various nations are corrected. The vast majority of these nations are listed by the names given to them by by those who colonized North America. If we are going to talk about major language groups then it would serve us well to incorporate correct LANGUAGE into the map.

dbledblezero:

ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

Please!

Yes, this map should be included in history books, once the names of the various nations are corrected. The vast majority of these nations are listed by the names given to them by by those who colonized North America. If we are going to talk about major language groups then it would serve us well to incorporate correct LANGUAGE into the map.

I swear to god I will lose my mind if I hear the “sex sells” fallacy one more time. Sex does not sell. If sex sold, we would see penises where we see boobs. Naked men would be on everything that naked women are on. Sex isn’t what they’re selling you. They’re selling you an impossible, pornographically fueled misogynistic idea of the perfect woman.

(via menstruate)

FUCKING THANK YOU

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