Daily Archives: June 4, 2014

On the first 2 pages of Most Popular Kill All Men posts, there were: 3 posts by people identifying as being feminists or misandrists. 10 posts by people identifying as non-feminists  The posts by feminists received 4818 notes The posts by non-feminists received 16107 notes The most recent posts part of the search feature mainly showed people complaining about the tag, which means they’re still using the tag.Every time that the tag gets used, you increase the likelihood that it will stay a popular tag on the website. My advice to people complaining about the tag or who find it abhorrent or who want it to drop in popularity, don’t use the fucking tag. Don’t refer to it by that name. It’s really simple, guys. You can complain about it, but tagging ends up increasing its popularity. via Tumblr

Tumblr’s Kill All Men Tag – Part 2

annie-leonhurt: friendly reminder that the “#kill all men” tag shows up long before the “#kill all nazis” or “#kill all rapists” tags. there are literal nazis and rapists on this site, but you can tell what this site’s priorities are. Did you search the tag? Most of the stuff tagged with that was not posted by misandrists or by feminists. Most of it was posted by anti-feminists and MRAs. There are posts with hundreds, even thousands of notes, that were made by people complaining about the tag, but they’re still using the tag, so…it’s still ranking as a “kill all men” post. If you want to complain about the tag’s high level of use, maybe you should do something like, I dunno, stop using it to tag your shit. via Tumblr

Tumblr’s Kill All Men Tag – Part 1

“Here’s the thing, celebs don’t think they need feminism because the issues don’t directly effect their lives. Do they worry about taking maternity leave? Losing their job because of sick children? Needing a livable wage? The Capitol’s real–Hollywood.” – notanislander via Tumblr

I don’t have therapy tomorrow. I knew at the end of last week’s session. She told us that tomorrow’s session and another session later this month would both be cancelled. The first (aka tomorrow’s) was due to something she had to do, but she wasn’t specific about what–and quite frankly, it doesn’t matter why she cancels. The second (the 26th) was for her vacation. She didn’t know if we’d be meeting on July 3rd, but she said that, as far as she knows, those 2 days would be the only cancellations for a while. Of course, 2 cancellations when you only have 4 days scheduled is still a bit bad, but it’s cool.1 And it takes almost a week to decompress and de-agitate myself after that group meets, so I’m more than happy to not have to go this week. I know that usually I whine a bit when she cancels, but I’m starting to learn that I have my limits. Also, it was really considerate to tell us upfront about sessions we wouldn’t be having, instead of having her call the day before or, worse, the day of a session to let me know it would be cancelled. Early notice is always nice to have. My dad and mom have been discussing my grandfather lately. My dad apparently had a dream where his dad sold some of my dad’s stuff without talking to my dad first. My mom brought up that he had sold a pair of bikes that he had just gotten for the two of them before they could get here to pick them up. My dad didn’t understand why he would do that sort of thing, knowing that it would hurt someone’s feelings.2 I calmly pointed out that he would do that sort of thing because he was a sociopath. He knew that the other person’s feelings would be hurt and he didn’t prevent it because he wasn’t a good person. He was a bad guy. My dad sometimes acts like he wasn’t, which I chalk up to some level of Stockholm Syndrome or a desire to pretend that his dad wasn’t a bad person, but we all know that his dad was not a good man. It’s been almost 20 years since the man died. It’s okay for us to now acknowledge that he did a lot of shitty things to his family while he was alive. There is absolutely no reason for us to continue to be afraid of him. In a way, it’s hypocritical for me to say that. I’m still terrified by the man. Some of the scariest dreams I have are that he didn’t actually die. In them, he’s still alive and finding new ways to torment us. I get that fear of him quite well. But I allow myself to understand that it is okay to hate him and it is okay to talk about the shit he did. He mistreated us. The only way for us to get over that is to talk about what he did and try to understand that he doesn’t deserve to be revered in any way. His siblings can continue to wax about the wonderful man that they think he was, but we know the truth.3 And we have to accept that to get better. And, now Nana has called. She apparently asked mom if the aunt has called mom. Mom told her that she hasn’t called in five years. Dad looked over at me and held up one index finger.4 I’m glad he remembered. It was one of the few highlights of this whole feud. It made me feel like she didn’t really hate me, just her idea of what I’m like. Of course, that won’t change the things that have happened. Even if she were to stop hating me at some point, there would be no way to fix the relationship. Mom has started accepting that. Nana still seems to be hesitant about accepting it. Anyway…I’ve gone almost two days now without being called a terrorist or bigot. Of course, I blocked a lot of ignorant people, so that might be the reason that I haven’t received any messages that suggest that. It’s sad that that had to be the solution to all of that. I missed quite a few last month after the surgery. ↩Selling things that belonged to another person was one of his favorite ways to hurt another person. I think it was his way of letting someone know that he could control their happiness. ↩The ones that never lived him, but sing his praises really bug me. ↩She did call that time that I picked up. She talked to me for several minutes before realizing who she was talking to. ↩

An Absurd Little Bird

janersm: That’s a lot of precincts, guys. Look what got posted today: Yesterday, during standard election monitoring, it was discovered that poll workers distributed incorrect ballot styles in the Colbert County Board of Education District 5 Democratic Primary, according to Colbert County Probate Judge Daniel Rosser. Rosser said steps were immediately taken to correct the mistake. “At this time, we know that at least 23 people voted in the District 5 School Board Democrat Primary that were not entitled to do so. Why did this happen? Because of honest mistakes made by poll workers. Should this be acceptable to the citizens of Colbert County? Absolutely not,” Rosser said. Only the outcome of the District 5 School Board Democratic primary was affected, according to Rosser. In a rare tie, both Ricky G. Saint and Brad Counce received 432 votes in the primary election.   via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1iYrCfX

Too Many Precincts