lucithor:

WHY WAS I UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT “DISGRUNTLED” IS, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE OF “GRUNTLED”

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WHY DOES NOBODY USE THIS WORD

Probably the same reason no one uses pulchritudinous.

sorayachemaly:

unwinona:

nocakeno:

campdracula5eva:

sorayachemaly:

Even little kids have a wage gap

  • Boys, on average, spend two fewer hours doing household chores per week than girls do (they play two hours more).
  • If they live in households where children are compensated for doing chores, boys make and save more money.
  • A 2009 study conducted by University of Michigan economists found a two-hour gender disparity in responsibilities per week in a study of 3,000 kids.
  • 75 percent of girls had chores, while just 65 percent of boys do
  • This disparity in chores and free time continues into adulthood all over the world. According to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), men “report spending more time in activities counted as leisure than women. Gender differences in leisure time are wide across OECD countries.”
  • Year after year, studies repeatedly confirm these patterns.
  • The problems women face with unequal pay and housework duties actually start in childhood.
  • The fact that boys’ chores appear to be more profitable makes the childhood chore gap even more disturbing. Turns out, parents tend to value the work that boys do more.
  • Gender stereotypes dictate these patterns.
  • men who grow up with sisters do less housework than their spouses and are also significantly more socially conservative.

Just had to bold that bottom point there because of the amount of misogynists who claim that because they have women in their family, they can’t POSSIBLY be sexist ever.

oh my fucking god

I vividly remember all the families in my church where the grade-school boys were goofing off with toys and the girls were being handed younger babies and turned into babysitters.

Boys got to be boys, but girls had to be Moms.

Really, it ‘s a serious drag that even little girls today could answer #WithoutTheWageGapIWould

thebigbadfox:

Sexuality is fluid

you are permitted a maximum of one 3.4 oz (100 ml) bottle of sexuality per passenger, all bottles must be carried inside a ziplock bag and placed in a bin for inspection prior to boarding the aircraft

I’m definitely pro-selfie. I think that anybody who’s anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like, ‘Thank you.’ I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you. I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t Google, you know, ‘What does my friend look like today?’ For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world – I think that’s a great thing.
Ezra Koenig being an angel [x] (via whatevelyn)
Have you tried looking at the blog no-more-ramen? It's pretty good on making various things for cheap and I think they have a tag for simpler dishes that don't require many steps or much work.

I’d heard about it and promptly proceeded to forget it existed. Thank you for reminding me!

dduane:

thirddeadlysin:

dbvictoria:

trailofdesire:

rainewynd:

trailofdesire:

silvergryphon:

preoccupiedpepper:

thecheshirefox:

If you were at ECCC and spent any time in Pike Place Market, please read this! If you are feeling sick GO TO A DOCTOR!

Today I am grateful for vaccines. This is a lot worse than the usual “convention crud”. 

It’s important to note that if you were exposed and you think you may have measles. you need to call the doctor or the hospital you are going to BEFORE you go. They need to be prepared for your arrival so that you don’t spread measles to others. 

Fucking hell. Signal boost for people who were at Emerald City ComicCon and stopped by Pike’s on the 29th.

Oh what the fuck. D:

Fuck. I’m at the Market at least twice a week for lunch; now I have to remember if I was there then. (I’ve been vaccinated against measles, but shit.)

FYI, the CDC says that if you’ve had two doses of the MMR vaccine then you should still be protected. (I’ve never been so glad to have thorough records, man.)

Given how many kids there were at the con, though, keep boosting the hell out of this signal.

signal boost

holy fucking shit

Dear God. Signal boosting. The press release from the Washington State Department of Health is here:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2014NewsReleases/14047MeaslesMultiCounty.aspx

And the list aof affected places is here:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1500/NewsReleases/2014/04-02-2014-WhatcomMeaslesCaseItinerary-final.pdf

Seriously, pay attention to this, most especially if you were in the affected area and are in contact with children or pregnant women!

Content warning: food and diet discussion

I need advice. Lately, I’ve been having a lot of trouble convincing myself to eat. Meals are still happening, but I procrastinate on it for as long as I can and I’m eating because I know it’s necessary, not because I want to. Food doesn’t sound appealing >90% of the time. I also have difficulty with executive function a lot of the time, so thinking about making food can be overwhelming.

More details/specific requests under a cut. If you’ve had a similar issue, sharing what’s worked for you is welcome. Even if not, please feel free to make suggestions. What is not welcome is judgment/criticism of anyone’s food choices, or anything containing the phrase “If you just…”

Thanks, netizens!

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adogadogonedog:

kimerakincaid:

the asl sign for “transgender" is basically the same as the sign for "beautiful" but signed at the chest instead of in front of the face.

so that’s cool.

this is my imperfect not-a-fluent-signer understanding but:

(based on a presentation by a deaf trans guy i was at in 2005 where he was promoting that sign)

it seems like that sign was invented and implemented by trans people over the last 10-ish years. before that the predominant vocabulary was “sex change” and then some deaf trans people were like “yo fuck that” and came up with the current sign, which starts off with the sign for “myself,” then motion that indicates both change and coming together, and ends with the closed hand held against the sternum.

and in the process it also mimics the sign for “beautiful”

and because of spatial grammar, things closer to the front of your body in ASL are generally more vital, more emphatic, more immediate, more present.

so it’s actually a case where the word coherently indicates “beauty” and “self transformation” and contains hints of the complete thought of “my self transforming, through a coming together of disparate factors, into something more real, immediate, and vital than I was before.”

so yeah. that’s just fuckin’ awesome.

and that’s just the way to express that concept now.

To the creepy guy who reblogged the post about creepy guys

realsocialskills:

Someone reblogged my post About Creepy Guys with a comment along the lines of:

"LOL. I guess there’s no safe place for men to flirt with women anymore, unless they’re attractive guys."

Quote over.

That’s a creepy comment.

Here’s why it’s creepy. My post was about how it’s unsafe for women to reject unwanted attention, because men hit on them in ways that leave them no polite way to say no. Because men are allowed to implictly threaten women with impunity in public, and women who tell them off are seen as rude or otherwise bad.

If by safe, you mean places in which your attentions are guaranteed to be welcome, then no, there is no safe place and there should not be a safe place. Women are allowed to be uninterested.

Consensual flirtation is an offer. It isn’t a negotiation. It isn’t an attempt to pressure a woman into saying yes or convince her to do something.

If you’re continuing the conversation after someone has made it clear that you want them to stop, you’re being creepy.

If you’re flirting with someone in a place they can’t easily walk away from you, you’re being creepy. No one should ever be a captive audience for flirting.

If you take no as a humiliating personal insult, you’re being creepy. No is the default. Most people aren’t going to want to date you or sleep with you. They are not wronging you by being uninterested.

It’s true that hot guys tend to get away with a lot of things they shouldn’t. It’s harder to tell that someone has no regard for consent when you want the things they want you to want. It’s easier for people to tell that you’re being creepy if they aren’t attracted to you.

That doesn’t mean it’s ok to be creepy, or that women are wronging you by being creeped out. It means there’s a bad thing you need to stop doing even though some people get away with it.

I think I might actually need to sew myself dinosaur footie pajamas.