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someone’s building an actual Krusty Krab less than 6 miles from where i live

no really, it’s in construction

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it’s coming along nicely

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they put up the flags

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feministdisney:

feministdisney:

Good article to look into: 
Not speaking up about rape jokes condones unequivocally bad behavior, demeans victims
Excerpt: 

Make no mistake, this isn’t a policing of your thoughts. You’re entitled to think whatever you like without fear of punishment. Your thoughts are your own business. What I’m asking is that you filter your speech a bit and not be so careless with your words…
'As a blog post from Men Speak Up says, “Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.’


so apparently this is going around Facebook and has like 1,000 notes already. I’m grateful to Everyday Feminism for sharing it since some of the issues the image collection covers are more serious than others, and this one is part of an overall larger, important cultural conversation we should be having about the safe spaces we make (or don’t make) for survivors.
I’m reblogging it again for anyone coming to my blog from there, because the Facebook link lacked the excerpt and link that back up the post.

feministdisney:

feministdisney:

Good article to look into: 

Not speaking up about rape jokes condones unequivocally bad behavior, demeans victims

Excerpt

Make no mistake, this isn’t a policing of your thoughts. You’re entitled to think whatever you like without fear of punishment. Your thoughts are your own business. What I’m asking is that you filter your speech a bit and not be so careless with your words…

'As a blog post from Men Speak Up says, “Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.’

so apparently this is going around Facebook and has like 1,000 notes already. I’m grateful to Everyday Feminism for sharing it since some of the issues the image collection covers are more serious than others, and this one is part of an overall larger, important cultural conversation we should be having about the safe spaces we make (or don’t make) for survivors.

I’m reblogging it again for anyone coming to my blog from there, because the Facebook link lacked the excerpt and link that back up the post.

cauldronandcross:

Morgan Le Fey Frederick Sandys 1864

humansofnewyork:

"I’m just trying to live through this problem man created. Nature didn’t create the problem. Man created the problem. And I’m going to be honest, I’m going to say it, it was the European man who created this problem. European man invented the gun. Then he made a bigger gun, and he said: ‘I’m gonna keep this big gun for myself, and I’m gonna sell this small gun to you." And ever since then, he’s been keeping the big guns, and selling the small guns. So everybody’s got guns but none as big as him. And I’m through with it. I’m blind in one eye from Vietnam. If you want to die for this garbage game, that’s your fault. I’m through."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m just trying to live through this problem man created. Nature didn’t create the problem. Man created the problem. And I’m going to be honest, I’m going to say it, it was the European man who created this problem. European man invented the gun. Then he made a bigger gun, and he said: ‘I’m gonna keep this big gun for myself, and I’m gonna sell this small gun to you." And ever since then, he’s been keeping the big guns, and selling the small guns. So everybody’s got guns but none as big as him. And I’m through with it. I’m blind in one eye from Vietnam. If you want to die for this garbage game, that’s your fault. I’m through."

oceanicsteam:

sydtangar:

Welfare

oceanicsteam:

sydtangar:

jayciecruz:

Welfare is one of those things that just set me off. The idea is great but it has become so misused it’s ridiculous. I work 5-6 hours a day to try and earn money and people on welfare make double the amount of money as me for doing nothing. The most frustrating thing is when the…

I completely agree with that rant. The people who need welfare are unable to get it because people abuse the system. I shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s kids when I can’t afford to have kids of my own for that reason. The system is flawed and again, the Americans who are in NEED of this cannot get it, and that greatly upsets me.

THIS IS NOT HOW IT WORKS. There’s not fucking X amount of welfare that goes around and when too many people sign up they go “Welp, sorry, can’t give out more food stamps this year”(at least for any of the main programs). Everyone who is in need can get social assistance, if they can’t, it’s because shockingly the requirements are too stringent, not because there’s an epidemic of not poor people taking all the money meant for poor people. And there’s no fucking evidence, NO FUCKING EVIDENCE that there’s any actual large scale welfare abuse in programs meant for the poor beyond feels in the pit of the feel area. Also if you can’t afford to have kids the good news is like everyone else you’re probably eligible for some social program to mitigate the cost.

Shockingly two programs that data has shown to factually have higher fraud rates than the norm are Medicare and crop insurance payments, weird how that never manages to come up in these conversations.

This is all ridiculous, the amount of the federal budget spent on means tested social programs that aren’t Medicaid is a small fraction of the budget. You’re fucking blaming poor people for the poverty of other poor people when we could quite easily take care of everyone but those with influence choose not to and most of the population continues to support politicians who continue to choose not to.

So you want to pay for my kids? So I can have one every two years, never work a day in my life and you’re okay paying for me? The feeling I get from your posts is that you’re not well off financially, so you’re okay with taking care of my kids because I’m lazy and don’t want to work? I know people who need help and are denied because they make too much, yet they can’t get by. There are people who abuse it, and if you can’t see that, you’re blind. I have NO issue helping anyone who has worked and lost their job, but they must ACTIVELY PRUSE other employment. How can you afford an iPhone when you don’t work? What about a Cadillac that costs $70 to fill? People are suffering in this country while others take advantage of the resources put out there to HELP NOT SUSTAIN. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. If you’re poor but working and doing what you can I would never fault you, and I will gladly help you get on your feet. I fault the ones who make welfare their actual job. No one should forever live off welfare. So if you’re okay with paying for others expensive lifestyle, then you pay for them and I’ll keep that portion of my hard earned paycheck. And yes, there ARE other programs that are flawed, but so is welfare. I shouldn’t have to pay to support someone for life who is not my own.

So you want to pay for my kids?

Yes, I’m not going to directly pay for specifically your kid because that would be a ridiculous financial burden. I’m going to pay taxes like everyone else(yes, even the poor pay taxes because the federal income tax is not the only tax in existence) that helps by scale reduce the cost to help support a social net that everyone is a part of and can use if they become poor enough that the need arises.

 So I can have one every two years, never work a day in my life and you’re okay paying for me?

This is just ridiculous hyperbole. Yeah this woman may exist somewhere out there, but who the hell cares. To deny her benefits just hurts her kids. Not to mention if the idea that welfare programs somehow precipitate having children among the poor, the birth rate in the US and every industrialized nation should have been rising in the later half of the 20th century, not continuously falling and at its lowest rate ever, in most places in fact below the replacement rate.

 The feeling I get from your posts is that you’re not well off financially, so you’re okay with taking care of my kids because I’m lazy and don’t want to work?

You are right, I’m not well off financially, and I work a physically exhausting job to not be well off financially. But aside from that, this is again shitting on the poor, assuming they’re all just lazy bastards who pop out more kids for that government dole.

 I know people who need help and are denied because they make too much, yet they can’t get by.

This is a good reason to expand social programs, not shit on the poor.

There are people who abuse it, and if you can’t see that, you’re blind.

No one denies people abuse the system, the idea though that there’s any kind of gigantic fraud going on is ridiculous. It’s holding up social programs for the poor to essentially a 0% fraud rate, i.e. something that no other institution can accomplish and that nothing else is held to. I mean if someone actually is factually abusing the system, last time I checked, welfare fraud is in fact illegal and there are people whose sole job it is to find said people.

 I have NO issue helping anyone who has worked and lost their job, but they must ACTIVELY PRUSE other employment. How can you afford an iPhone when you don’t work? What about a Cadillac that costs $70 to fill?

Well poor people are often given gifts by their family. Poor people are often not perpetually poor in their past life. Also, last time I checked 5 months ago or so, you can Iphone 4s for free with contract from Verizon, and they were just the first place I checked when refuting this stupid line in a previous post. Perhaps the poor are just actually good at finding deals while those with slightly more money are just terrible with their money? Also saving for one time payments does not eliminate systemic poverty. Also why is it always a Cadillac? There are so many expensive cars and yet it’s always a Cadillac or an Escalade that gets mentioned. Hmmm.

 People are suffering in this country while others take advantage of the resources put out there to HELP NOT SUSTAIN. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. If you’re poor but working and doing what you can I would never fault you, and I will gladly help you get on your feet. I fault the ones who make welfare their actual job.

There is no way to make welfare your job. The US social net doesn’t work that way, to suggest otherwise is automatically implying you have no idea how social assistance programs in our country even work.

 No one should forever live off welfare.

I agree,  ideally people shouldn’t have to live forever off welfare. In fact, when it comes to cash welfare, they can’t since there’s a 4 to 5 year lifetime time limit! So what is your plan to mitigate this? Because I got news for you, unless service jobs start paying more money, even if everyone has PhD in neuroscience, someone still has to work said shit jobs.

So if you’re okay with paying for others expensive lifestyle, then you pay for them and I’ll keep that portion of my hard earned paycheck

What expensive lifestyle? I mean do you think the people who are most using social programs also happen to most likely live in areas where gunshots are common just to fuck with you?

.And yes, there ARE other programs that are flawed, but so is welfare. I shouldn’t have to pay to support someone for life who is not my own.

I got some bad news for you, if you went to a public school, people have already paid tens of thousands of dollars to support you. This is the thing, why do programs that benefit non poor people never get lambasted. Why is no one demanding students who received federal university aid take drug test? Why is no one demanding the child tax credit, which is in fact one of the most expensive social programs for the federal government, be reduced? Also again, I don’t know what to tell you, but if you hate paying to support people, what you hate is paying to support the elderly and soldiers. Near 60% of the federal budget is Social Security, Medicare, the military, and the elderly who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid.

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marvellousmilk:

trebled-negrita-princess:

scumplanet:

geto-cowboy:

darealbrittneyh:

This hasn’t gotten enough recognition

god forbid we actually see something good on the news for once

fucking prodigy man 

Yes young black king! You better go head! 

His name is Stephen R. Stafford and he would have been set to graduate from med school even earlier if there wasn’t a rule that said he had to be 16 to graduate from high school.
He’s also a talented classical pianist - he’s been playing piano since he was two years old.

Someonne told me the other day our generation was lazy. HA!

foreverpruned:

marvellousmilk:

trebled-negrita-princess:

scumplanet:

geto-cowboy:

darealbrittneyh:

This hasn’t gotten enough recognition

god forbid we actually see something good on the news for once

fucking prodigy man 

Yes young black king! You better go head! 

His name is Stephen R. Stafford and he would have been set to graduate from med school even earlier if there wasn’t a rule that said he had to be 16 to graduate from high school.

He’s also a talented classical pianist - he’s been playing piano since he was two years old.

Someonne told me the other day our generation was lazy. HA!

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exgynocraticgrrl:

[Gifset text reads:

"There’s a very good sentence written by a black woman named Kay Lindsey in which she said, ‘Where the white woman is the sexual object, black women are sexual laborers.’

White womanhood has been the prevailing standard of femininity in this country [the United States of America]. If you were beautiful you had pale skin,…you had light skin, preferably light hair, you were gentle, you were retiring, you were sweet, you were chaste.

Because of our historical position as black women, most of us were slaves which means we worked as hard as any man on the plantations, then we moved into factories. Most of us were not pure because on plantations we were bought to be breeders and whores. We were not qualified for the prevailing standards of femininity, white femininity, so we were passed down.

If you are a woman who does not fit women’s standards, you’re a piece of crap. So we [black women] got none of the benefits of being a woman. They’re double-edged benefits but they are benefits: money from wealthy men, so-on and so-forth. We [black women] got all of the liabilities. As I said before, we are on the lowest rung, even in a profession like prostitution because we are valueless as black women.

So we [black women] were brought up outside the pale of femininity but we weren’t considered worth turning into useful men; because ‘What is a Black Woman?’ She’s a woman and she is also black. We weren’t as good as black men and we were useless, we weren’t good enough to be imitating white women. So we had nothing.

[Black women] were total outsiders. Which is why economically we are on the absolute bottom and psychologically, if you will, of the barrel.”]

Margo Jefferson on Some American Feminists (1980)

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