Who created Microsoft Word and why did they decide that when you click on it it opens whether you click start or cancel? They obviously didn’t have a good grasp on what the word cancel means
There was a guy in my literary theory class who would always raise his hand and bring up inane stories that had nothing to do with what we were talking about and our professor would always get annoyed and ask what part of the text he was citing. Our book for the class is called How to Interpret Literature and I joked that he just read the title wrong and thought it was called How to Interrupt Literature. Luckily, he dropped the class
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?
I wrote close to 7 pages of a postmodernism interpretation of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining today. I should go to sleep
I love when websites offer gift guides for the holiday’s like “gifts to give your significant other” and it’s like a stationary set for $300. Yeah I have $300 for stationary. While I’m at it I suppose I could buy that $90 face mask
Many people don’t understand what a tip is for, mainly because it’s not the way we choose to compensate most of our other people-facing professions. Imagine if when you went to the doctor, you decided how much he got paid based on how happy you were
Like I always think if I ever want to get hired as a journalist after I graduate I need to be proactive and do something. I tell myself I’ll make a music blog where I review things because I think I have a lot to say about music but then I am too lazy or distracted or busy
I want to do so many things but I’m not very good at following through with things
I am human garbage. I went to sleep at 5 am and woke up at 3 pm. Now it’s 5:30 pm and Im going to make breakfast
Not a lot about me has changed since I was 17 except that now when I stare into the fridge for eight minutes at 3:30 a.m. it’s not because I’m stoned