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February 05 2018

fandomsandfeminism:

torlokvedir:

tikkunolamorgtfo:

goodness-gracious-great-balls-of:

tikkunolamorgtfo:

janothar:

geekandmisandry:

becca-cupcake:

starrbear:

fandomsandfeminism:

Full time work should entitle someone to enough pay for rent, food, bills, and leisure activities. Full time work for a full life wage. You put in your 8 hours a day, 5 days a week? You should be able to afford the basic shit you need in life, no matter where you work.

pisses me off that this is considered a radical statement.

I do agree with this but from economic standpoint if you are working at a job like McDonalds as someone flipping burgers and making fries you are getting paid for the amount of skill needed for the job. But if its any other job that requires you to have an actual skill that you can make a career out of then yeah you should be getting paid enough to live a standard life.

If you work FULL TIME you should be able to afford to fucking live. No, it doesn’t matter if it’s flipping burgers, these people contribute to our fucking economy and they MATTER. They should be allowed to be alive.

Jesus fucking Christ do you people hear yourselves?

People like this are why we can’t move on to issues like reducing how many hours is full time, or working out UBI.

We’re going to need to do that. Most people just don’t know what’s coming down the pipeline, without a major change to the structure of the economy, we’re looking at large scale permanent unemployment, even in the “skilled” labor force.

Also? Making food is a fucking skill. Running a fast food kitchen is a fucking skill. Operating a drive-thru is a goddamn fucking skill.

I do not know how to do these things. I have a masters degree and I have no fucking clue how to operate a deep fryer or make coffee drinks. I’d probably not be very good at it, because that kind of hands-on, fast-paced work is very hard for me.

But thankfully, there are people who are good at it, so I can do my job, and they can do theirs, and we can benefit one another by putting our skills to use in different areas. People who work in fast food are not less deserving of comfort and security in their lives just because their skills aren’t valued like they should be. That is a myth developed to deprive people of rights.

My friend works as a medical assistant and I’ve worked at McDonald’s and Starbucks. You know there’s a lot of things you gotta learn in this typa job?

Like in addition to it being physically demanding (standing up for 4-6 hours straight, carrying heavy ice/coffee, constantly getting burned by boiling water and an oven, a lot of reaching and squatting (like a lot a lot I lost 40 FUCKING pounds in a year okay this job demands a lot from the body)), there are actual skills required. Also your skin splits from using so much antibacterial soap.

Do you know what temperature different foods have to be to prevent contamination? If it’s a “cold” or “hot” plate?? Do You know how long food can be out before bacterial contamination can happen?? Do you know the difference between say 1% and heavy whipping cream? Can you teach a chemistry class using milk????? That’s p much what you gotta learn to be able to do. My friend who works as a medic was surprised, because I do more in my day than they do, and THEY told me that. They were shocked how much I actually do; I am on my feet more, talking to more people, I have a working knowledge of food germs food born illnesses and chemistry, I gotta do the same shit with sterilizing my tools the same exact way a doctor sterilizes theirs. Etc etc.

There’s no such thing as an unskilled job. There are only undervalued skills.

“There’s no such thing as an unskilled job. There are only undervalued skills.”

If you really think a fucking fast-food job is worth the same kind of pay as working on actual skilled labor jobs like oil rigs or construction, you are out of your fucking mind.

No one said all jobs should be paid THE SAME. But all jobs should pay, at a minimum, a living wage.

oldeststoryintheuniverse:

sfmfm:

that-weird-mexicore-girl:

American sex ed is taught like Dolores Umbridge’s Defense of the Dark Arts class.

“Why would you need to know about sex? If you aren’t having it, there will be no need for protection”

okay but this is the most accurate thing i’ve ever seen? amazing.

preta-dreaming:

it’s so weird that i never heard anybody talk about this, but… one of the things you will notice when you start recovering is that your old coping mechanisms will stop working. they might even start hurting. which is absolutely scary, and you might even find yourself being nostalgic for worse times when you could still give into those impulses and feel the pain ease off for a while. but they stop working because you are healing. take a deep breath. see how far you’ve come. you’ll go much further yet. be proud of yourself.

bisexuallaurellance:

maskedriderbiocore:

pedeef:

pyrrhiccomedy:

medicine:

as a general rule. if what we’re calling ‘cultural appropriation’ sounds like nazi ideology (i.e. ‘white people should only do white people things and black people should only do black people things’) with progressive language, we are performing a very very poor application of what ‘cultural appropriation’ means. this is troublingly popular in the blogosphere right now and i think we all need to be more critical of what it is we may be saying or implying, even unintentionally.

There is nothing wrong with everyone enjoying each other’s cultures so long as those cultures have been shared

Eating Chinese food, watching Bollywood movies, going to see Cambodian dancers, or learning to speak Korean so you can watch every K drama in existence is totally fine. The invitation to participate in those things came from within those cultures. The Mexican family that owns the place where I get fajitas wants me to eat fajitas. Their whole business model kind of depends on it, actually. 

If you see something from another culture you think you might want to participate in, but you don’t know if that would be disrespectful or appropriative, you can just…ask. Like. A Jewish friend explained what a mezuzah was to me, recently. (It’s the little scroll-thing near their front doors that they touch when they come into their house. It basically means “this is a Jewish household.”)

“Oh, cool,” I said. “Can I touch it? Or is it only for Jewish people?”

“You can touch it or you can not touch it,” she said. “I don’t care.”

“Cool, I’m gonna touch it, then.”

“Cool.”

It’s not hard.

You want to twerk, twerk. I’ve never heard a black person say they didn’t think anybody else should be allowed to twerk. Just that they want us to acknowledge that they invented that shit, not Miley fucking Cyrus.

this is a good post.

Thank you, I was trying to sort this out in my head but you explained it very well.

#free exchange of culture is great - taking that culture without invite and pretending yours is an original take#(worse still profiting off it)#is cultural appropriation (by @gnimaerd)

melniikova:

me trying to explain the current gymnastics situation to non-gymfans:

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ice-ninetales:

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

THE HERO OF OUR TIME IS REVEALED

If you delete the president’s twitter you become the new president

Reposted bygafcocciuella

mccalls:

brooklyn nine nine, the good place, and one day at a time are a trio of comedy excellence and we are truly blessed to live in their time

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ponor:

memehumor:

Wait a second…

When the baby can’t possibly be yours but you’re gonna pretend like there’s no tomorrow

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impotsiblelife:

It’s ok to get upset or nervous about medical tests and procedures, no matter how short or minimally invasive they are. I got mad at myself when I cried after getting an MRI a few years ago, but I shouldn’t have. Tests that aren’t considered a “big deal” can still be scary. It’s more than ok to cry about them. 

Things able-bodied people need to stop saying to the chronically ill.

diaryofaspoonie:

• “At least you’re not dying!”
• “You’re only disabled if you let yourself be.”
• “You need to tell yourself you’re going to get better, else you won’t.”
• “But you can’t be in pain ALL the time, don’t exaggerate.”
• “You don’t LOOK ill.”
• “There’s so many people worse off than you.”
• “I’m sure you don’t REALLY need help.”
• “Sometimes it’s easier to just give up.”
• “Stop being so negative.”

gaypeachs:

Y'all realize poor eyesight (aka needing glasses) is an actual disability right?

Its simply one our society has normalized and made accommodations for. Its one you can function with at virtually no impairment for most because its easy to get glasses/contacts and enough people need them that we’re taken into account.

People laugh at the concept of needing glasses being a disability, but that’s because its become the standard to see disabilities only as things extremely difficult and unbearable to live with, or things that aren’t for “normal people.”

That’s wrong. How life is for people with glasses is how life should be for people with any other kind of disability - normalized, unstigmatized, unquestioned, accommodated, with resources made available.

It should be just as easy for someone in a wheelchair to have access to things that make life functionally indifferent from people without wheelchairs - just like living with glasses is for most.

Society needs a redefinition of disability - or, scratch that, they need reorienting on what “disabled” looks like and how life should be for disabled people. Being disabled isn’t defined by its hardships - it is a state of being that is unfortunately 99% accompanied by ridiculous hardships because society refuses to accommodate and still thinks they don’t have to because to them, its a simple fact that “being disabled is hard.” Why should they change?

A disability is something that leaves you at a disadvantage, in pain, non functional, etc. without some sort of aid.

Without glasses I could not drive or work, and it would severely impair my ability to even be social. You know what else does that? My other disabilities that are considered “real disabilities.”

You know what aid I have ease of access for? The thing not considered a disability. And I’d bet money that’s a direct reason why.

February 04 2018

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thenatsdorf:

Sea otter pup coming at ya.

thenatsdorf:

Watching over his baby brother.

thenatsdorf:

Sea otter loves to eat snow.

thenatsdorf:

Broccoli is delicious! (mind volume, otterly adorable squeaks may be loud)

thenatsdorf:

Kitten wants all the toys.

thenatsdorf:

“I’m so happy you are back! What did you bring me?”

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