I remember in high school, some kid I knew bought a mantis egg case and planned to house them in a terrarium but forgot they come out as small as they do and left the top relatively open then had to explain to his parents why they had a mantis infestation.
A woman was left gobsmacked when she learned the gold ring she stumbled across in a field was 2,000 years old.
#THERE ARE LITERALLY THREE MOVIES AND A HUGE-ASS BOOK EXPLAINING WHY KEEPING IT IS A BAD IDEA
"…it felt like a gift from the underworld," Lundin told The Local. "It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up."
We found Gollum y’all!
I fuckin HAAAAAAATE the SNAP challenge.
Congress is so detached from the people they make policy about.
"omg people actually run out of eggs"
DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND POVERTY BEFORE YOU DID THIS.
There’s something really sad about the fact that the only way democrats can fathom fighting against food stamp cuts is through the SNAP challenge. There’s an implicit messages that bother me that say
- Poor people are so invisible that they can’t even be considered to illustrate the realities of their own experience.
- We know living off SNAP is difficult but only care when “good” people live under similar conditions.
- Poor people are pathologically bad and are deserving of this harsh SNAP reality. But middle class poverty tourists live off a SNAP budget for one week and we all crowd around and revel in how commendable, humble, courageous and strong they are to slum it like those poor folks.
There are literally millions of people doing the ~SNAP challenge~ every day not by choice
How about ask them how hard it is
force them to adapt. make them do it for a year.
MAKE THEM DO IT FOR A YEAR.
In month five, take away their cable.
For two weeks in winter (but liveable conditions by poverty standards) take away their heat.
In month eight, take away their vehicle.
In month ten, take away their oven.
In month eleven, take away their stove.
For the last month, take away hot water.
They have to hold their sick and feverish kid all night long, worrying about the fever spiking too high, because it will literally destroy the tiny fragile equilibrium they have to get the bill for the co-pay.
They crack a tooth and can’t afford to fix it until finally they have to have it yanked by one of the few dentists that accept state insurance, after months of pain and fever and inability to eat what food they can afford.
They miss an appointment because they couldn’t get to the office on time (since the car is dead and they’re bussing if they’re lucky enough to live in a place with buses). Their assistance is cut, and they’re lucky if they keep it at all.
The SNAP challenge is weaksauce and it frustrates me to see people doing it lauded when they keep every other piece of comfort and security.
IF YOU’RE ON SNAP/FOODSTAMPS MOST LIKELY YOUR FINANCES ARE GOING TO BE GREATLY HINDERED IN OTHER WAYS.
SO TRYING TO TAKE ON POVERTY AS A CHALLENGE THROUGH THIS ALONE IS USELESS.
FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE. IT’S LIKE WOW THANK YOU, I DIDN’T KNOW POVERTY WAS A COOL CHALLENGE WHERE YOU CAN WIN MERIT POINTS AT THE END. WHERE’S MY FUCKING BADGE, SHITBAGS?
Can we stop pretending that Beyonce is the unsurpassable bastion of modern-day feminism? Maybe she’s a vaguely better example than other pop stars, but that is not saying much. Just because her brand of feminism is currently culturally appealing does not mean she isn’t problematic, and we need to…
Man white people are REALLY trying.
WTF is PROBLEMATIC about Beyoncé?
I mean Beyonce has done some problematic things (before this album) but OP is white and not in a position to talk about the problematic nature of Beyonce the artist and BEYONCE the album.
Because the images and lyrics are not for OP nor is it for anyone who isn’t a Black woman. Flawless isn’t for me cause I’m a guy (although I do feel empowered by it on the elliptical).
This album isn’t for all women, it’s for Black women in spite of white supremacy and patriarchy.
Anytime Black Woman find something that empowers them everyone else tells them to be quiet. Like their opinion on their experiences don’t matter. OP can have all the seats.
For the record, I enjoyed the song and video for “Flawless” but have not heard the rest of the album. I can see how she/her music is empowering. However, I suppose my criticism is more concerned with Beyonce in relation to capitalism. She has worked for Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani, Nintendo, and L’oreal to name a few, plus the Superbowl which has tons of corporate sponsors. She uses the quote by Adichie that I totally agree with, and the end of it says “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” The problem is, in a society with racial, social, and economic inequality, and racist and sexist oppression, capitalism only serves to further that divide. Capitalism is a key part of how white people carry out racism/ marginalization/oppression/supremacy/patriarchy so successfully, and that’s why, as a white male, I’m certainly qualified to comment on it, because it’s part of my privilege. It’s perfectly alright to say good for Beyonce for overcoming adversity and being successful within the system of capitalism, but you then have to ask - “At the expense of whom?”.
Regardless of the circumstances, you are in NO WAY qualified to question a Woman of Colors validity as a feminist whether she benefits from capitalism or not.You as a man have no ground in discerning who is or is not a feminist. You as a white man need to recognize the weight of your voice in conversations about women and women of color. Also, from your original post, no one is saying she is a bastion of feminism. Her music is empowering to black women and white feminists are trying to dispute that. You put her on the same level as white pop stars disregarding the racial barriers for Black women in the music industry. I could go on and on about racial inequalities in the music industry, anti-black misogyny and white beauty standards but the fact still stands that Beyoncé did something as an artist meant to empower Black Women and you decided to tell all the Black Women, who were excited that someone was trying to empower them when they regularly annoyed, to shut up. Which is racist as fuck. How many white pop stars do you decide to debate their typical pop star willingness to indulge in capitalism? Was Beyonce even on your radar before Thursday night? Dear white guy, go talk about things that affect you. Beyoncé doesn’t affect you in the slightest. Stay in your lane. You want to discuss privilege when it comes to economics, discuss your own.
Alright, everything you’re saying is right on, except for the part where I denied that she is empowering to black women, because I didn’t do that. I’m certainly not trying to dispute that or silence anyone. I’m not trying to discredit her as a feminist. It’s hopefully the smallest bit of constructive criticism about an obviously complex set of interwoven issues. For a multi-millionaire who apparently is neither deified or this month’s feminist icon, (Seems like every website has an article. Last month it was Miley. Is it ever a non-pop star?) people sure are rushing to defend her majesty with all their vigor. Do you think she needs defending? Do you think she cares about anything but your itunes sales? Does anyone else have these thoughts? I’m sorry they have to come from my goofy white ass, but there it is.
Not only do you keep erasing the fact that she’s a black women in your responses but comparing her to other white artists.
Yes, she’s a multi-millionaire.
But at the end of the day Beyonce is a black woman that kills in an industry that devalues black women. An industry that thinks black women are worthless.
Even with her millions I trust Beyonce to have my back more than any white person rich or poor.
Even with her success she’s still met with radicalized misogyny. People calling her ratchet, slutty, not classy when she exudes the same amount of sex appeal that Lady Gaga, Britney Spear, and Katy Perry exude.
Let’s get it straight, no one is perfect. There are things Beyonce could be critiqued on. But certainly not by your goofy white ass. And certainly not through the music industry.
I agree with everything you said. I’m not bothered that she’s successful. I think she’s more compelling than the white singers you mentioned. I do however think if the industry really thought she was worthless she wouldn’t have so much creative control. (of her music and promotional aspects, or in this case the lack thereof) Keep in mind she makes the industry money too. If you think there are things she should be critiqued on then why haven’t I heard them?
Dudeeeeeeee stop thinking of things to say and listen to what the hell blackentertainmenttimelord is saying. stop talking and listen. because they’ve made the same point like 4 times answering your questions. Read, re-read, then sit with it. Repeat as necessary.
It started when I was in kindergarten, and I was so proud I did not have to go to Bingo class, unlike my friends, because I could speak good English -
although I had no idea what a yellow dog that could spell had anything to do with Chinese.
(I figure out now that it was…
There’s a message being sent here that black transgender women’s lives have no value. That it’s OK for trans women of color in this country to be in particular danger. That we’ll just have more Lashai McLeans, Tonya Harrells, NaNa Boo Macks, Chloe Alexander Moores, CeCe McDonalds and Islan Nettles.
I’m stating the obvious here, but it needs to be said: This shit is wrong. And until we can get underneath the irrational fear that cis men (yeah, I said it: cis men) have of transgender women; until cis men quit using battery of trans women as an assertion of their own maleness; until they understand that battering, stabbing, shooting at and killing trans women of color will actually result in prison time, this violence isn’t going to stop.
In a document dump that includes private forum messages, emails, organization notes another other information the group found numerous connections between Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and A3P. According to the documents, all hosted here, Paul himself regularly met with many A3P members, engaged in conference calls with their board of directors and engaged in a “bridging tactic”between A3P and the Ron Paul Revolution
this isn’t the first time i’ve heard about ron paul associating with white supremacists either
Spread it like wildfire.