princeloptr:

people who think “labels r bad” are laboring underneath a fundamental misunderstanding of language and of human psychology

i encourage these people to look up information on color as a social construct (heres a place to start)

why is this relevant? well, this might come as a shock to you, but the human ability to see and distinguish color is directly related to how we define color with words. the language of color usually evolves from a few dichotomies — dark and light, cold and warm. how it develops from there is dependant on the culture — and their environment — and the consequence of this is that different cultures may have completely different perceptions of color

if the language you have at your disposal doesnt distinguish between two types of color — for example, different warmths of brown, or the hue differences between yellow-green and blue-green — then you may find it difficult to actually see the difference between those colors. someone who speaks a language that does? would see the contrast like night and day

think about that for awhile. mull it over in your mind. think about all the things you begin to notice as soon as you learn the words for them. think about how taxonomy effects you in your daily life. NAMES ARE IMPORTANT. names are the difference between the visible and invisible

if you find yourself chafing at the idea of people giving names (“labels”) to themselves, think about this: what is it that youre trying not to see?

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  • I just found a channel about recreating early historical clothing from scratch and the comments are all really confused bc they haven’t read the channel description

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  • jetblaksuit:

    transisted:

    just remember, even jesus has a fursona

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  • allthishappened:

    kbox-in-the-box:

    jean-luc-gohard:

    The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.

    Few things frighten me as much as fellow men who a) honestly believe they are devoid of emotion and b) see themselves as superior because of it.

    The number of dudes I’ve met who’ve smugly described themselves as “sociopaths”

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  • what the hell is that song that goes , ‘there goes my baby, there goes my heart’ , and why doesn’t google KNOW?

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  • itswarholactually:

    acarback:

    "Hey nerdlords" by chaeronaea on Twitter.

    important

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josephinas—bidened:

calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water. TEXT: “Other people’s successes are not your failure. Your path is your path, and you are doing perfectly fine.”](Image credit to Carol Grant)

awwww

    drcatsandscience:

    josephinas—bidened:

    calmingmanatee:

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water. TEXT: “Other people’s successes are not your failure. Your path is your path, and you are doing perfectly fine.”]

    (Image credit to Carol Grant)

    awwww

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  • spyderqueen:

fandomsandfeminism:

beardedboggan:

totallynotagentphilcoulson:

raspberrypastry:

artiestroke:

americas-liberty:

dommypls:

Before you start ranting about the minimum wage being to low and want it to be $15.

This should be funny but it’s too true to laugh at. Raising the minimum wage will destroy low wage employment (AKA entry level jobs).

Okay no that is absolutely not true?!
By raising the minimum wage you ensure that people can actually, you know, BUY THINGS and SUPPORT THE ECONOMY?
Okay I am literally too tired of this horseshit. You know how much McDonalds would have to raise their prices in order to actually pay a REASONABLE minimum wage?
A nickle. And not even on ALL of their food items- just SOME of them.
You assholes trying to keep the poor from trying to improve their situation make me fucking sick. Do you even KNOW HOW FUCKING CAPITALISM WORKS?
YOU PAY PEOPLE PROFIT FOR THEIR WORK SO THEY CAN BUY MORE THINGS AND PAY OTHERS PROFIT FOR THEIR GOODS AND SERVICES AND ITS A GODDAMN CYCLE. YOU DONT KEEP PEOPLE BARELY PAID ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO FEED OR CLOTHE OR HOUSE THEMSELVES BECAUSE THAT KILLS THE GODDAMN ECONOMY.
THE WORKING FORCE IS WHAT POWERS THE ECONOMY
NOT CORPORATE SHITFUCKS TRYING TO BRING US BACK TO 1800’S WORK CONDITIONS
THANK YOU AND GOOD FUCKING NIGHT.

Tumblr user artiestroke lays down the law

Also the touchscreen kiosks that McDonald’s Europe ordered back in 2011 shown in the picture were ordered to speed up taking orders so their paid employees could focus more on filling those orders, not as a method of replacing minimum wage workers
As a matter of fact, they projected back in 2011 that this would result in an INCREASE in jobs
So yeah dommypls and americas-liberty, learn economics.

And some fucking empathy for other people besides yourselves.  Fuck you for thinking that having to pay a little extra for a cheeseburger is more important than someone being able to live off their wages.

This is how toxic capitalism is. People think that cheap hamburgers are more important than human lives and well being. 
We live in a culture that commodifies FOOD, WATER, HOUSING, and HEALTH CARE, and that SCOFFS at the idea that everyone should be able to actually afford all of those things even if they are employed. 
We have a system where people think it is ABSURD to suggest that EVERYONE should be able to EAT. 

I also happen to know that service workers like these kinds of machines; they don’t have to interact in the same way with customers, don’t have to hear customers yell about how that’s not what they ordered (dude, it’s on a slip, it’s what you ordered and it was definitely not a misunderstanding with the employee since you didn’t talk to them).  And there’s definitely just as many (or more) employees at Wawa putting your food together at the lunch rush as there would be without the wonderful touch screen devices.  So quit trying to appeal to luddites and accept that you’re being a horrible person by claiming that people you rely on a for a service don’t deserve a reasonable living wage.

    spyderqueen:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    beardedboggan:

    totallynotagentphilcoulson:

    raspberrypastry:

    artiestroke:

    americas-liberty:

    dommypls:

    Before you start ranting about the minimum wage being to low and want it to be $15.

    This should be funny but it’s too true to laugh at. Raising the minimum wage will destroy low wage employment (AKA entry level jobs).

    Okay no that is absolutely not true?!

    By raising the minimum wage you ensure that people can actually, you know, BUY THINGS and SUPPORT THE ECONOMY?

    Okay I am literally too tired of this horseshit. You know how much McDonalds would have to raise their prices in order to actually pay a REASONABLE minimum wage?

    A nickle. And not even on ALL of their food items- just SOME of them.

    You assholes trying to keep the poor from trying to improve their situation make me fucking sick. Do you even KNOW HOW FUCKING CAPITALISM WORKS?

    YOU PAY PEOPLE PROFIT FOR THEIR WORK SO THEY CAN BUY MORE THINGS AND PAY OTHERS PROFIT FOR THEIR GOODS AND SERVICES AND ITS A GODDAMN CYCLE. YOU DONT KEEP PEOPLE BARELY PAID ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO FEED OR CLOTHE OR HOUSE THEMSELVES BECAUSE THAT KILLS THE GODDAMN ECONOMY.

    THE WORKING FORCE IS WHAT POWERS THE ECONOMY

    NOT CORPORATE SHITFUCKS TRYING TO BRING US BACK TO 1800’S WORK CONDITIONS

    THANK YOU AND GOOD FUCKING NIGHT.

    Tumblr user artiestroke lays down the law

    Also the touchscreen kiosks that McDonald’s Europe ordered back in 2011 shown in the picture were ordered to speed up taking orders so their paid employees could focus more on filling those orders, not as a method of replacing minimum wage workers

    As a matter of fact, they projected back in 2011 that this would result in an INCREASE in jobs

    So yeah dommypls and americas-liberty, learn economics.

    And some fucking empathy for other people besides yourselves.  Fuck you for thinking that having to pay a little extra for a cheeseburger is more important than someone being able to live off their wages.

    This is how toxic capitalism is. People think that cheap hamburgers are more important than human lives and well being. 

    We live in a culture that commodifies FOOD, WATER, HOUSING, and HEALTH CARE, and that SCOFFS at the idea that everyone should be able to actually afford all of those things even if they are employed. 

    We have a system where people think it is ABSURD to suggest that EVERYONE should be able to EAT. 

    I also happen to know that service workers like these kinds of machines; they don’t have to interact in the same way with customers, don’t have to hear customers yell about how that’s not what they ordered (dude, it’s on a slip, it’s what you ordered and it was definitely not a misunderstanding with the employee since you didn’t talk to them).  And there’s definitely just as many (or more) employees at Wawa putting your food together at the lunch rush as there would be without the wonderful touch screen devices.  So quit trying to appeal to luddites and accept that you’re being a horrible person by claiming that people you rely on a for a service don’t deserve a reasonable living wage.

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  • shapechangersinwinter:

    addertwist:

    agentquinn:

    shoshtakovitch:

    A Discworld/GoT crossover: in which Sam Vimes basically just arrests everyone and that’s it that’s the show

    sybil as the mother of dragons 

    havelock vetinari taking the iron throne and then immediately getting up because it’s so uncomfortable and asking for a chair 

    i’d watch it 

    the dire wolves don’t much care for Angua, all in all
    from north of the wall comes cohen the barbarian, but there’s not much to do thanks to vetinari’s quite efficient reign from the throne, so he wanders off again

     (via notbecauseofvictories)

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  • goodenoughforjazz:

    brodays:

    goodenoughforjazz:

    dear xkit guy:

    pls make an extension that removes the caption “I’M SCREAMING" and all other versions of that sentence from every post on this site 

    The best thick cocks and young hung studs

    http://jockdays.tumblr.com/

    dear xkit guy:

    we’ve just run into another problem

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