The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable
The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day
Anonymous said: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
Boycott, boycott, boycott. As said above, BDSM is not the problem. It is also not present in 50 Shades. 50 Shades is abuse; it is not BDSM.
Anonymous said: Jokes on you and all of the 28k people who slammed me for that post about adventuresinchemistry and brainsx (and females in stem as a whole.) I'm a WOMAN. No, not a self-hating woman, I'm actually a proud feminist. I have nothing against women in stem, I just believe that you are royally fucking yourself over by choosing a time-consuming profession that's going to scare any real man away. Real men want families.But hey, it's your life. Have fun being alone- at least you'll have your test tubes.
I have no comment. None what so ever.
You’re clearly not a feminist if you don’t believe that women should be able to have a “real man” and a career. The basis of feminism is equality for all genders meaning if you’re a woman who wants a family and a career in STEM fine good for you or if you’re a man who wants a family and a career in nursing or childcare good go for it. You are completely mistaking with what feminism is and any “real man” would want a woman who can stand on her own.
That little Nonny made me want to break out the ice water balloons. And forcibly expel a trash can’s worth in her direction.
Gods. What the hell is a ‘real man’ anyway? And why in the seventh flaming hell would a woman’s success be measured by whether or not she wants a significant other, be they male, female, or nonbinary?
That’s utter malarkey. A person’s success is, in my opinion, measured by their actions, their victories, and their responses to failures. Not who they happen to be knocking boots or have procreated with. Ugh.
what happens if an undercover cop posing as a drug dealer deals to an undercover cop posing as a drug buyer
I read about where something similar to this happened except they were investigating prostitution and they arrested each other and like a year later ended up getting married.
it sounds like the plot of a fanfic