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cognitivedissonance:

After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.

BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?

BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?

The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons

modernpolymath:

nazvseverything:

iamxmrk:

This is why I hate texting sometimes.

Every text conversation between me and my siblings summarized in a nutshell

This speaks to me on a spiritual level.

A lesson on why important things should never be texted!

dimpleforyourthoughts:

weird things I have learned about being an adult thus far:

  • everyone has stress. talking on and on about your stress is not a conversation topic, and it offers nothing and no way of response for the person you’re talking to. because literally everyone is dealing with it in some way or form. don’t make it your only identifier. 
  • there are days when you will eat only salad and run for miles. and there are days where you eat peanut butter and nutella straight out of the jar and don’t get out of bed. learn to neither punish nor reward yourself for either. both have equal merit in terms of well being. 
  • getting out of your typical habitat for a day or so is like a mental exfoliation. go to the beach. go to the farmer’s market. meander around downtown. don’t define the worth of your weekends in how much studying you got done. not all who wander are lost. 
  • instead of beating yourself up for the ways in which you fucked up, stop, take a twenty minute nap and allow for a moping period of exactly two hours, and then go beat back at whatever stopped you the first time. 
  • despite what hollywood films allow us to believe, it is incredibly difficult to speak up for what you believe in. don’t degrade people who don’t fight back simply because you think you would have said or done the right thing. courage truly is an extremely rare human trait. consider, rather, compassion towards those people, rather than cruelty for the cowardice. 
  • there is no greater balm for the soul than forming a tight knit group of girlfriends who all mutually support each other without judgement. boys? they’re cool. but have you considered fierce lady friends?
  • use people’s names aloud. learn people’s names. write them down if you’re forgetful. there’s nothing more pleasant than watching someone’s face light up when they realize you recognize and know them. 
  • cynical and logical viewpoints do not always equal intelligence. have hope. be romantic. see the world for what it could be instead of what it is. 
  • plan what you’re going to have for breakfast the night before. cook it, if necessary. nothing will make your morning routine easier. 
  • don’t be afraid to log off tumblr for a while every now and then. it may be one of the most productive and cathartic things you will ever do. 
  • acting is easy. it’s living that’s hard. 
  • humans are full of foibles and flaws. but the worst and truly terrible of those is cruelty, which manifests from a lack of respect for the truth of another’s humanity. respect the truth of other people’s humanity and right to that humanity, and you’re already 3 steps ahead of the game. 
  • we are made up more of infinitesimal, subtle moments (rather than big and grandiose and overwrought with emotion), than we will ever be able to admit. 
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