I have come to some conclusions about “tone arguments.” Okay, this is specifically for online.

Tone arguments are very suspicious and highly subjective in the case of online discourse. When it comes to other persons checking the tone, there first needs to be recognition of general internet…

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If your activism involves turning over tables and then leaving them there for minimum wage workers to clean up, please rethink. If your feminism involves “breaking glass ceilings” and leaving other women to sweep up the glass, stop.

Stealing Sexy Calendars isn’t Jesus, and it isn’t Radical. (via erikawithac)

tbh I’m really glad this post is taking over my dash. more ppl need to have this concept on their radar… if I had a quarter for every time I had to listen to some brogressive or manarchist or Feminist talk about how to steal groceries or whatever while throwing the low-wage workers held responsible for product loss under the bus and straight up saying they “didn’t care” bc “punishing corporations” and “refusing to pay for resources” that they COULD pay for, in order to make a point, was more important to them than low wage workers who are collateral damage.

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This post was written by my friend Sarah Moon, and if you’re not reading her, you should be.

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If your first instinct is to critique a PoCs reaction to racism rather than the racist or the racist act … chances are you’re a racist.

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All of this!!!!!!!!

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When “Accidental Racist” by “Hey Hey Slavery Is Okay” LL Cool J and Confederacy Defender Brad Paisley came out, I thought that there was no way there would be a music video or track to out-racist, out-white-supremacist that work. Well, I was wrong. I was totally dead wrong. With the recent racist…

Orientalism, Colonialism and Misogyny, you have met your master…

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Yes, that Rick Warren, New York Times best-seller, man-of-the-world-and-Hawaiian-Tshirts is upset because nobody is reporting on the Satanist pro-abortionists! I know what you’re thinking: So what?? You may also be thinking after watching the video, “Why are anti-abortion people singing “Amazing Grace” at the state capital anyway? I thought separation of church and state and stuff?” And you’d be right for asking that.

In what ways was Marx a Prophet?

"A man who witnessed the horrors of industrial-capitalist England was unlikely to be starry-eyed about his fellow humans. All he meant was that there are more than enough resources on the planet to resolve most of our material problems, just as there was more than enough food in Britain in the 1840s to feed the famished Irish population several times over. It is the way we organize our production that is crucial. Notoriously, Marx did not provide us with blueprints for how we should do things differently. He has famously little to say about the future. The only image of the future is the failure of the present. He is not a prophet in the sense of peering into a crystal ball. He is a prophet in the authentic biblical sense of one who warns us that unless we change our unjust ways, the future is likely to be deeply unpleasant. Or that there will be no future at all." -

—Terry Eagleton

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I’ve got tattoos on the brain lately and am considering getting another one, maybe in the fall. A tattoo should be an extension of yourself and what is more me than arcane Simpsons minutiae? I don’t know if I’d go that route, but I really like some of these.

It was the BLURST of times?

Stupid monkey!

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Salvation is God’s unmerited action in history, which God leads beyond itself.
Gustavo Gutierrez

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Wisconsin Republican Glenn Grothman recently attacked the holiday of Kwanzaa, claiming “almost no black people” care about it.

The state senator put out a controversial press release recently in which he asked rhetorically, “Why must we still hear about Kwanzaa?”

“Why are hard-core left wingers still trying to talk about Kwanzaa — the supposed African-American holiday celebration between Christmas and New Year’s?” Grothman wrote.

Kwanzaa is a week-long Afrocentric holiday which is observed from December 26th through today, January 1st. It was created in 1966 by black radical Maulana Karenga. It is observed by an estimated 2 million Americans.

“Of course, almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa — just white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people’s throats in an effort to divide Americans,” Grothman said. “Irresponsible public school districts such as Green Bay and Madison … try to tell a new generation that blacks have a separate holiday than Christians.”

Grothman went on to personally criticize the rhetoric of Karenga and called for the holiday to be “slapped down.”

“Senator Grothman seems to outdo himself every time he opens his mouth,” said local Democratic treasurer Meg Moen.

“His recent press release about Kwanzaa was absolutely jaw-dropping. Not only does Senator Grothman seem to find his inherit racism acceptable, he implores people to follow his lead and question a holiday that African-Americans have been celebrating for years. He, as usual, blames progressives and teachers, for respecting all traditions, and having the audacity to include every holiday and tradition that occurs around this time every year,”

“That press release is absolutely disgusting and drips with disdain for African-Americans and, therefore, I am calling on him to retract his statements,” she added.


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For lovers of Parks and Rec…

For lovers of Parks and Rec…

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Where I could see myself agreeing with Randians...

  • *Test begins*
  • Friend: Give me the answer for number one.
  • Me: I'm an objectivist when it comes to test taking.
  • Friend: What the hell does objectivist mean?
  • Me: Fuck you.

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