Anonymous asked: Excuse my bluntness, but men have something that separates them from women. And I don't think we should have to squish them so you can have more sitting room. If you can be grumpy and snappy to everyone at that time of the month, men should get to have a little more room. Just like women can't help having periods, men can't help having testicles.
LOL. It’s my first BUT MY BALLS anon.
As many people have said before, if you can’t sit without doing the splits because it makes your poor balls hurt, please see a doctor immediately. Sitting with your legs parallel to your hips should NOT hurt as bad as muscle spasms that work to tear off a layer of flesh and mucus from the uterine wall.
I am a transwoman. My entire life I have been able to sit and condense myself into this supposedly ball crushing sitting positions with little to no issue. Sure there are occasions when it is problematic, stick you hand down there and shift it over. It only takes five seconds. I see you guys scratching down there all the time anyway so it should not be a big deal for you to do in public. If your balls are so big that your legs must be more open than 30 degrees, you should probably go see a doctor about it.
Also, there are plenty of men without testicles as well as plenty of women who do not have periods.
Please excuse my sexism because my balls.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again
I have DD boobs. I don’t need to sit with my elbows ramming into everyone around me. So if my DD breasts can handle being squished by my arms, your tiny little peanuts can handle being stuck between your legs.
Anyway, men just want to show off their junk because they rarely have personalities.
Yusei likes to put on a serious front when he’s around other people, but in reality, he’s a bigger dork than Jack and Crow combined.
I am a person of color, but I am not Black.
I need to take a moment to address this because, 99% of the hate mail I receive is directed at Black people very specifically, which is a lot of why I do not usually publish it. Because why bother to intercept a killing arrow if you’re just going to continue throwing it at its intended target?
But I am getting the impression that lot of people believe that I am Black because of a mistaken assumption that anyone emotionally and/or intellectually invested in positive representation of Black people must be Black themselves. I find that very, very saddening. And it makes me angry.
It’s also a complex issue because I’m not qualified to speak for or over Black people about how they are represented in images, historical or modern. That is why I focus on making information accessible above all, because institutional barriers to access are openly anti-Black in nature in the United States, and my academic conclusions or assertions do not trump or negate anyone’s lived experience.
I’ve published hate mail that was anti-Black in sentiment two or three times since this blog’s inception, and I honestly wonder if I was right to do so. It’s my concern that readers will think that racist backlash against this blog doesn’t exist, or that it’s not complete racist garbage. But on the other hand, it’s wrong for me to claim that this kind of specifically anti-Black racism harms me personally, because it does not.
The very nature of my blog’s thesis requires complexity of thought and analysis, and it resist being boiled down for anyone’s comfort levels, including mine. The purpose of this disambiguation is not to distance myself from being perceived as Black; the purpose is to make it clear that I am absolutely accountable for claims I make.
I don’t derive some kind of megalomaniacal joy from being “right all the time”; some of you might have noticed I can be wrong as well. I am fine with that because I am in love with the dynamic, interactive and living nature of History as a discipline and Historiography as a dancing partner to accompany the stories we’re creating here.
That being said, anyone who upholds this blog as some kind of “example” of how to be polite or respectable needs to seriously re-examine their motives and nasty prejudices involving their entitlement to police other people’s behavior or responses to violence.
Thanks for reading.
This goes for this blog as well.
Non Black POC acting in solidarity without pretending to be Black is incredibly important. I’m glad to see this being talked about too.
It would be cheaper to fly to Spain, get a hip replacement, live there for two years, get a second hip replacement, and fly home than it would be to get one hip replaced in the United States.
that shaky thing your voice does when you’re confronting someone or speaking up for yourself is the worst damn thing it’s like you have no intentions of crying but your nervousness overcomes your vocal cords and you end up looking like such a weak shit
Voice acting advice: big deep breath in through your nose, hold for two seconds, breathe out slowly. speak in a lower register, and slow your pace down. you’ll sound calm and collected even if you’re pissed as fuck and want to scream obscenities at them. also, drop your shoulders down, tension in your shoulders radiates into your neck, which effects the musculature in your vocal cords and makes you sound tense.
also, a deeper voice sounds more ‘male’ and therefore your listener will fall into that stupid gender stereotype that men are less emotional. deep voice, slow breaths, slow the tempo of your speech, drop your shoulders and don’t clench your fists.
overcome the shakey voice of “I-will-eat-your-soul-for-breakfast”!
George Zimmerman was arrested today for “felony aggravated assault with a weapon, misdemeanor battery-domestic violence and criminal mischief.”
Let me be REALLY clear here: I am white, and I am a woman. I am not, in any way, shape, or form, saying that domestic violence isn’t a massive fucking problem. I am not saying that Samantha Scheibe wasn’t absolutely right to fear for her life, call the police, and press charges. I am 100% on Samantha Scheibe’s side—but the point I am making is not about her.
This is a man who, as I’m sure you can all *recite* by now, saw a black teenage boy named Trayvon Martin walking down the street, at which point Zimmerman followed Martin in his car, called the police, stopped his car and got out, taking his loaded gun with him, to follow Martin, and shot him to death. Martin was walking home from the store with Skittles and an iced tea.
Shot him to death. Police couldn’t give a shit. They let him go. You all know the rest of the disgusting story, racist story.
The guy points a gun at a white woman? He’s arrested, booked, and held without bail.
C’mon, FOX News, hold another fundraiser for the guy’s legal expenses!
I DARE YOU.
I get “fake geek girl” BS in job interviews. I have skipped applying for programming jobs because the ads promote the “bro-centric company culture,” where it is common to drink beer and no one complains about your naughty sense of humor. I have applied at companies that won’t interview me for the position that I’m qualified for because the type of programming that I do is more typical for guys and this other type over here that I don’t do is more typical for girls; in order to show how inclusive of women they are, they strongly encourage me to apply for [girl job] despite me being grossly overqualified for [boy job that I can’t be interviewed for]. I have gone to interviews where it is made clear to me that I’m the affirmative action candidate, that they were intrigued by my claim to play video games [which I was tested on], and then had the technical interviewer act astounded because during my whiteboarding exercise, I followed a coding standard that prevents a security breach and no other applicants did— and then not gotten the job. I have had jobs where my opinion was dismissed by my superiors who were less qualified than me, who repeatedly interrupted me during demos to tell me that I’m doing the demo wrong on a product that the interrupter has never used— and then gotten fired for calmly standing up to him.
So let me tell you why there are so few games with strong female protagonists and so few games with characters that women can identify with as idealized heroes: games are made by men for themselves."
PetticoatDespot (Click for full comment on an also great article)
Yeah but WHY aren’t there more women in the tech center? Must be because of their genetically weird lady brains AMIRITE?!