it is no one’s job to inform me how i am oppressing them. i have a responsibility, as a person invested in anti-oppression, to look it up my god damn self. i will not reproduce oppressions by forcing people to educate me about how they are oppressed. that is fucked up and not…
House Speaker John Boehner defended his aptness to cry and habit of smoking during an appearance on this weekend’s edition of “Fox News Sunday.”
“I wear my emotions on my sleeve,” he said when asked to respond to critics who say his tendency to shed tears makes him look “weak” or “strange.” “I’m not going to apologize for being emotionally attached to the things I feel most strongly about.”
It’s only the latest time Boehner has discussed the waterworks since he wept on election night last year when Republicans retook control of the House.
When asked to address his tobacco use he responded, “Why do you bring this up again?” He added, “It’s a legal product. I choose to smoke it. Leave me alone.”
Funny because abortion is a legal medical procedure, and yet John Boehner cannot stop bringing it up! For a vote!
Because I’m sure John Boehner thinks that health insurance should cover him, even though he smokes! And I agree! It should! Smoking is legal, and even though I personally don’t do it and find it sorta gross and also bad for you, I support John Boehner’s right to do it!
The people in Egypt are under governmental siege. Mubarak regime is banning Facebook, Twitter, and all other popular internet sites Now, the internet are completely blocked in Egypt. Tomorrow the government will block the 3 mobile phone network will be…
Doctor: When did you adopt? My blonde Caucasian Mum: I’m sorry? Doctor: (nods at me) Mum: Oh, she’s mine. Doctor: (sighs) How old was she when you adopted her? Mum: (impatiently) Her father’s Japanese. Doctor: I can see that, but WHEN did you adopt her? Mum: Are…
Health is not a virtue. It's a privilege (and one the disabled don't have). Fuck that. You don't have to be healthy. You don't owe it to anyone. Why do we so often value "taking care of yourself" over qualities like patience, honesty and kindness? Self-care is great, but it's not a measure of your worth. Working out and eating "right" do NOT make you a better person. And what you or I do with our bodies is nobody's business, anyway.
Scenario: Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service.
This is what happened in Egypt January 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government has cut off approximately 88 percent of the country’s internet access. What do you do without Internet? Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. Then start taking steps to reconnect with your network. Here’s a list of things you can do to keep the communication flowing.
Most of the time it doesn’t offend me. I don’t take a lot of things personally. Conflict freaks me out more than words offend me, so if it was about offense, I’d never talk about words cuz everyone seems to wanna fight me on it.
No, words have a real and serious effect on how we think and how we think has a real and serious effect on how we act. I have literally watched the flow of ideas from slurs and dehumanizing language into mindsets that are harmful (in former friends) who then started directly treating me badly or even getting threatening towards me cuz of being trans and a woman. I’ve watched people who claim they’re fine with poor people say and hear constantly the words and slurs and dehumanizing language about the homeless and I’ve watched their mindset evolve into one of classist hatred, that looks down on me for being homeless or finds ways to separate me from “the bad homeless people” in order to keep that hatred directed at faceless victims.
Knowing how easily the words people use can turn them into weapons of dominance, oppression, rape, violence and murder, having experienced it myself, you should realize that the reason I fight so hard on words and slurs is not cuz of offense.
It’s out of fear. Because when your words translate into mindsets and then translate into actions, it will be I and others who pay the price.