clamanath:

ladiesforloveandjustice:

"Mansplaining" actually has its own fucking Wikipedia article.
Now I finally, truly understand why none of my teachers, past or present, will let me use this website for research.
~Mod Silvermoon424

clamanath:

ladiesforloveandjustice:

"Mansplaining" actually has its own fucking Wikipedia article.

Now I finally, truly understand why none of my teachers, past or present, will let me use this website for research.

~Mod Silvermoon424

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ladypoetess:

housingworksbookstore:

blackballoonpublishing:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

vintageanchorbooks:

HOW LONG IT TAKES TO READ THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BOOKS: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/how-long-it-takes-to-read-the-worlds-most-popular-books

My brain likes this like this.

This is almost too good.

I gotta go, I have some reading to do.

HAHAHAHA

Oh god, so I saw this come up and I had a momentary flash of annoyance that Wheel of Time wasn’t on the list, but it’s a little more niche than ASOIAF/GoT, so whatever.

But then I realized I could pretty easily figure it out myself.

Yeah, you think ASOIAF is super impressive at 98.33 hours, or 1,770,000 words?

Wheel of Time clocks in at a whopping 245.69 hours.Our beloved series is 4,422,400 words long. That makes it about 2.5 times the length of ASOIAF.

Anonymous asked
Can I ask why you're voting no? I don't live there, so it's very much an outsiders perspective, but the Better Together campaign has seemed largely insulting of Scottish intelligence, and not providing any real reasons to stay under Britain. Even if they were, their only reasons would really be currency and economy, and while those things are difficult to rebuild, they're not impossible, and many have speculated that breaking away from the wage gap in the UK would be very healthy for Scotland's-

nietzschesghost:

listener-blue:

Scotland’s economy. I mean, right now, you guys are still subject (and have been for hundreds of years) to a government that is at odds with the political beliefs of the majority of your population, and you don’t really have strong representation in your own governing body. What there would be to do after independence would be difficult, but not impossible, and probably ultimately healthier for your nation as many have speculated.

 

Well of course currency and economy seem like the big issues because they are the big issues. Given the economic crisis of the last few years, how can we not make that our priority? Our ability to provide decent healthcare, education, infrastructure, military.. basically everything stems from the economy.

The ‘plan’ is to retain sterling. That is what the yes campaign deemed to be the best idea for an independent Scotland. Whether or not we are able to retain it as part of a ‘currency union’ or not the fundamental question is as an independent nation why would we choose to tie our economy directly to another nation. Our interest rates, our inflation, the basis of our economy would remain tied to the rest of the UK. If this is the ‘best’ solution then why not simply remain part of the UK and retain at least some political control over our own economy? 

Another main issue to me is military. Firstly I am for the retention of nuclear deterrents - which the yes campaign is fundamentally against. To me this is naive - it is naive to think that Scotland would not require such a deterrent. Even if we leave the Union, Scotland would remain a primary target in the event of the UK going to war because our geography. Are we really to think that attackers would simply skip over us in order to get to the remainder of the UK - or would they simply trounce over us as an easy target with (in an independent Scotland) little or no defense to speak of. Ask Belgium. All of this is without mentioning the plans for the Scottish army under independence, and the reliance on the idea that those currently serving in the British military will walk away from their oath, their years of service and the honour of serving in one of the worlds most respected militaries to join the new Scottish army. 

I am not sure why you think the Better Together campaign has insulted Scottish intelligence. I certainly do not feel this. At a grass roots level I have rarely been so insulted as by the YES campaigners outright telling people they are traitors if they vote no. 

And speaking of intelligence - Scotland would lose MI5 and MI6 - what intelligence gathering services would we have? Nobody knows. And in all likelihood - given that America would likely be a tad suspicious of us given our decision to release Al-Megrahi - we might not be able to rely on the support of America to help us in this area.

There are so many unknowns, that is the other thing. There are so many unanswered questions. And why would we walk away from the Union on possibles and maybes? That is not good enough. We are not at war with the UK. We have no gripe with them, and those who do have a gripe with them need to realise that this is not the time of William Wallace or the clans. Those past differences are long gone and we need to leave them there. There is too much at stake here to simply take a chance. And until we can be provided with real answers as to how things will be run in an independent Scotland, what our infrastructure would be, how our economy would function, I for one am not willing to take the risk. We do not even have the certainty of EU or Nato membership - despite what the yes campaign might say those things need to be negotiated. There is no guarantee.

So what does the Union offer us? It offers us a strong voice internationally. It offers us guarantees that we don’t have under independence. It offers us the ideals which we already believe in. It may be that Scotland is more left leaning than the rest of the UK. However we have the Scottish parliament in place and more powers are to be offered. People will say that those powers are only being offered as an appeasement. But it has been on the table for a long time. And frankly, given the pre referendum polls and the close nature of the vote, if additional powers were not offered it would be turned round on the Westminster government and portrayed as them not caring about Scottish voices. So again- why not remain part of the Union, while taking the chance to make more decisions in Scotland. We are constantly told that there is a disconnect between Scotland and Westminster. I can assure you, for those who live in remote areas there is just as much of a disconnect with Holyrood so that argument holds no water with me.

And finally - the hearts and minds argument. Because of course that is a large part of it. I love being Scottish. I also love being British. That is just as much part of my identity - and I don’t want to give that up. I don’t feel less Scottish for being part of the UK. I’m damn sure I would feel less British if I was no longer part of the UK.

'Subject to another govt'

bitch we fucking joined in a voluntary union and we have proportionally more MPs in westminster than our population dictates AND we have MSP in Holyrood.

How much more fucking representation do you want?

shakesvillekoolaid:

Wow. So is MM really saying that US football creates abusers? Because.
Let’s take a trip on how wrong she is about the rest of it.

1. We ask these players to conform to stereotypes of toxic masculinity

What does “toxic masculinity” even mean? That as a society we ask athletes to be competitive or physically aggressive? I’m not saying she’s wrong, I do wish she’d define shit sometimes.

2.  we turn our heads away when they take drugs that make them stronger and tangentially more prone to rage

I guess if you define a whole new policy on doping as “turning our heads away:”
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Statements-by-Steelers-President-Art-Rooney-II-and-NFL-NFLPA-on-Changes-to-Steroids-Policy/515ec406-4342-4dda-8492-13b34bbe2281

3. we treat with indifference the head injuries they sustain, which can affect judgment and impulse control;

First of all, this is just as offensive as saying playing football makes you abusive. Not everyone who has a TBI also has problems with impulse control and aggression.  Plus during the last Super Bowl, Joe Namath made a statement about head injuries. JOE NAMATH. I know like 3 NFL players names and Joe Namath is one of them. It doesn’t get any more high profile than that.

4.  we pay them enormous sums of money to play, in front of cheering crowds, an aggressive sport that consists primarily of bashing into other men to physically achieve their objective of winning;

So are we going to include things like Australian football or Rugby here? How about wrestling, boxing, UFC? Or other sports that risk head injuries like barrel racing or Dressage? 

5.  we shame them when they fail to be sufficiently aggressive; and then we expect them to turn off the “smash to win” impulse they spend most of their lives perfecting, the moment they walk off the field.

Yeah, I mean most fucking societies with sports require people not bash into each other for fun on the street. 

We reward them handsomely for demonstrations of physical aggression on the field, and then we hold them uniquely, exclusively, individually responsible when they do the same thing off the field.

I guess because the NFL isn’t the Premier League, her precious Becks clearly doesn’t feel the physical aggression and energy surge of US football players. I also really don’t like the racist undertones here. 

Maybe we need to ask ourselves, as a culture, if we’re really okay with asking women and children to continue to pay the price for our entertainment.

Oh fucking really.
http://www.shakesville.com/2014/09/another-nfl-player-arrested-for.html

shakesvillekoolaid:

Wow. So is MM really saying that US football creates abusers? Because.

Let’s take a trip on how wrong she is about the rest of it.

1. We ask these players to conform to stereotypes of toxic masculinity

What does “toxic masculinity” even mean? That as a society we ask athletes to be competitive or physically aggressive? I’m not saying she’s wrong, I do wish she’d define shit sometimes.

2.  we turn our heads away when they take drugs that make them stronger and tangentially more prone to rage

I guess if you define a whole new policy on doping as “turning our heads away:”

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Statements-by-Steelers-President-Art-Rooney-II-and-NFL-NFLPA-on-Changes-to-Steroids-Policy/515ec406-4342-4dda-8492-13b34bbe2281

3. we treat with indifference the head injuries they sustain, which can affect judgment and impulse control;

First of all, this is just as offensive as saying playing football makes you abusive. Not everyone who has a TBI also has problems with impulse control and aggression.  Plus during the last Super Bowl, Joe Namath made a statement about head injuries. JOE NAMATH. I know like 3 NFL players names and Joe Namath is one of them. It doesn’t get any more high profile than that.

4.  we pay them enormous sums of money to play, in front of cheering crowds, an aggressive sport that consists primarily of bashing into other men to physically achieve their objective of winning;

So are we going to include things like Australian football or Rugby here? How about wrestling, boxing, UFC? Or other sports that risk head injuries like barrel racing or Dressage? 

5.  we shame them when they fail to be sufficiently aggressive; and then we expect them to turn off the “smash to win” impulse they spend most of their lives perfecting, the moment they walk off the field.

Yeah, I mean most fucking societies with sports require people not bash into each other for fun on the street. 

We reward them handsomely for demonstrations of physical aggression on the field, and then we hold them uniquely, exclusively, individually responsible when they do the same thing off the field.

I guess because the NFL isn’t the Premier League, her precious Becks clearly doesn’t feel the physical aggression and energy surge of US football players. I also really don’t like the racist undertones here. 

Maybe we need to ask ourselves, as a culture, if we’re really okay with asking women and children to continue to pay the price for our entertainment.

Oh fucking really.

http://www.shakesville.com/2014/09/another-nfl-player-arrested-for.html

http://fuckyeahburnside.tumblr.com/post/97833698373/factualfeminist-the-last-teabender

factualfeminist:

the-last-teabender:

trainhardbestrong:

hannahroad:

hannahroad:

hannahroad:

Miley: “Dad I have something for Tanners bug collection”

my uncle: “that’s great”

Miley: “it’s a bird”

my uncle: “no its not”

-chirping noise-

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