The View From My Brain

Sometimes when Chili comes up to me and starts talking to me, I sometimes forget myself and answer her with the body language that had developed between myself and Kaktus. That is so not fair to her, though I think she’s mainly just confused by my strange communication.

I love her, and I’m so happy that she’s here with me, but dammit I still miss Kaktus.

There was a study done where they got a man to harass a woman in the park
and then they did it the other way around.
Several stopped the man but they let the woman slap and scream
and yank his hair.
They asked a professional who concluded that compared to men,
women aren’t seen as enough to be a threat.

My friend’s principal from three years ago
took his kids and ran
because he kept showing up to work
with bruises put there weekly by his loving wife
and everyone told him to take it like a man.

Last week I listened as a guy laughed off the idea
that a woman could violate him
and I thought of an interview on a news show
where they showed a boy who flinched inwards
every time a girl touched him
because of the exact reason the guy laughed off.

When compared to men,
Women aren’t seen as a threat
so men feel free to take whatever they like.

Women aren’t seen as a threat
so no one takes men seriously
when a woman
breaks them open.

'When a Girl Slaps a Guy on a Sitcom It's Hilarious: Why Guys Need Feminism,' theappleppielifestyle. (via theappleppielifestyle)

Can I just say that it’s so nice to see something about women abusing men that doesn’t try to say feminism is the root of all evil, and in fact realizes the sexism against women is part of why this shit happens?

(via faeriviera)

Can I just say that feminism facilitates these things and feminists are complacent in it’s happening and trying to turn the abuse of men around to say that it’s misogyny is absolutely disgusting. Feminism has done absolutely nothing for these men and has actively worked against them getting help, lobbied for laws that ensured that men were kept in their place as abusers and were to never be seen as the abused.

(via talking-fedora)

The last bolded by me. Thank you.

How to lose Facebook friends

Tell them their rape jokes are inappropriate and potentially hurtful to victims, who might read them.

yasminliang:

star trek #30; the amazing moment when the two Uhuras facepalm together because of their nerdy vulcan boyfriend/girlfriend

Very much a favourite page to work on here. 

Yeah, great scene, but I can’t help but wonder - the Spocks have the same last name, but Uhura is also a last name why did that have to be changed for the male version? Is there a linguistic reason for this (I know jack shit about the language Uhura’s name is from), or is it just because a name ending with A sounds too feminine for a male character?

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

HELLO FRIEND

EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE NOT CAT

YOU ARE STILL GOOD

YES

HERE

WHEN HUMANS THINK YOU ARE GOOD THEY DO THIS

AND I THINK YOU ARE GOOD

SO

(PET PET PET)

I don't know what to say. *hug if wanted* I hope things will stop sucking like that. at least it's a good ting that you aren't alone now.

Thanks :-)

And yes, it is good. My meep will be with me for the weekend, arriving by train in a few hours. It’ll be hard for both of us, saying goodbye to Kaktus. But we try toe strong for each other, even though we’re both stumbling from the heavy load at this point.

Thanks again :-)

I have found that, unlike most things, karma seems to violate causality, such that many bad things happening is not because of something good that has happened, but instead a sign that something very good is approaching.

Yeah, I don’t believe in karma or destiny or anything else. But thanks for trying to cheer me up nonetheless :-)

Great :-/

Just as I was nearing the point where my account is back in positive numbers the car needs repairs for about 10.000 DKK, that’s the equivalent of nearly three months’ rent. As if all the death and grief wasn’t enough. Which deity did I piss off? Is it because I’m reading American Gods? Is it because I’m happily in love with my meep? Did I love my cats too much? Is it a warning about things to come in the mating season for my geckos? Is it just not okay for me to be happy? No? Oh, okay then. Well FUCK that!

Thankfully, I am ridiculously lucky that my mum can lend me the money (she wouldn’t have been able to two months ago) - I’ll pay her back over the summer. It is doable.

But dammit - I do not handle crises at all well. Anymore unexpected shit that wants to happen can damn well apply for a permit three months in advance. Gods I need a vacation. Badly. Some time last month.

There is no evidence from any other nation that replacing a public system with a privatized choice system produces anything but social, economic, and racial segregation.

Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education (via azspot)

Which is of course why Denmark is currently working on privatizing everything from daycare to nursing homes. *sigh*

hokeyfright:

YOU CAN NEVER SAVE YOUR GAME TOO MANY TIMES. ALWAYS BE SURE TO SAVE YOUR GAME OFTEN. SAVE YOUR GAME BEFORE DOING ANYTHING IMPORTANT. SAVE YOUR GAME AGAIN. THEN SAVE YOUR GAME.

Life lessons. Often learned the hard way.