kathythewriter

kathythewriter:

I majored in History at university. My thesis was a feminist interpretation of Catherine of Aragon’s personal involvement in her divorce from Henry VIII. One day I went to see my advisor about it and he said I was the only person in my year writing a thesis on something that occurred before WWI.

Some might even say that the difficulty of understanding things that happened before our current lifespans is why history is studied as a subject! 

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5 Fun Cocktails For International Tequila Day

mancavedaily:

5 Fun Cocktails For International Tequila Day • by @LukeMcKinney •

Solved: why bulls get angry at the color red.  (Yeah, we know, bulls are colorblind, ya spoilsport...)

Tequila has famous cocktails in the same way Julius Caesar had a famous friend called Brutus – a glorious power betrayed and destroyed by those meant to help serve it. The true Margarita has gone the way of the Martini and the white rhino – a beautiful power destroyed by idiots who need chemical help to get horny. Modern Margaritas do for tequila what the Atlantic Ocean did for the Titanic,…

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Tequila! And International Tequila Day, aka another excuse to drink Tequila!

Google Glass is an Observation Gun

Google Glass is an Observation Gun

“Maybe I’m recording everything you say. Maybe I’ll upload it the internet. Maybe I’ll leave it in context or maybe I’ll reality-show your ass into any appalling arrangement I like. So I guess the question is, do ya feel lucky? Or rather, do you feel I’m worth the effort of carefully vetting every single thing you say to me?”

Google Glass isn’t cyber-spectacles, it’s a camera crown, turning the…

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rosalarian

lavendertowne asked:

Pretty sure it's trans exclusionary, not eradicating. TERFs come from the school of thought that gender itself should be abolished since it is used often to keep people in certain roles and to keep stereotypes alive. (I.e. That gender as a social construct causes trans people's dysphoria) Basic third wave feminism. I'm not a TERF but have friends who are, they really are not as selfish or as hateful as they are perceived to be.

rosalarian answered:

I’ve heard exclusionary, eradicating, and erasing, and you know what? Same difference.

By excluding trans women from feminism, one is effectively eradicating them. By saying “I don’t care about the violence you face as a trans woman” either through disbelief or ignoring their situation, one becomes part of the system that perpetuates that violence. By saying trans women are “really men,” that’s actively harmful. By saying trans women’s issues are irrelevant to feminism, that’s actively harmful. Whether by their own hand or someone else’s, trans people in general and trans women in particular face an amount of violence that we can’t exclude from the issues of the feminist movement, can’t erase from the feminist movement, without the result being effectively eradicating them.

It is hateful to tell trans women that they aren’t women. It’s just as bad as telling lesbians we just need a good dicking or telling women to get back in the kitchen. Bigotry is bigotry. I’m sure your friends have some other wonderful qualities, but that particular one is incredibly ugly and don’t make excuses for it.

"Ah yes, but my cunning redefinition between two five-syllable words trumps other people’s entire lives. I’ve found a semantic loophole in their human rights."

Man Bites Snake

Food is everything. The feeling of love, an instant of clarity, that moment of transcendent beauty while staring at a sunset, they’re all bits of recycled lamb shuffling ions energized by a mouthful of apple juice. And everything is food: if something is alive, by definition it’s made of the stuff something else needs to stay alive, and that puts it on the menu.

Some people would complain that…

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The Truth About Cats

The Truth About Cats

Cats are an invasive species which will exterminate other living things for fun, or just out of habit, and will appropriate any space, object, or resource they find as their own. Of course humans love them. We practically are them. They found the highest branch of the evolutionary tree and leapt onto it.

Cats are a far better representation of human society than dogs. Dogs are a goal, a utopian…

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When people talk about technology not being able to match the wonder of nature, they’re usually talking out of their natural sphincters. We can plot all those beautiful curves, a sunset is even more stunning from low orbit, and anyone who says that only the human brain can plumb the depths of indulgence and madness hasn’t been paying attention to spam titles.
But the bladder beats our feeble attempts at alarm clock into the toilet and pisses all over them. An alarm clock can only ever tell you that you should get up. The bladder makes it happen.

When people talk about technology not being able to match the wonder of nature, they’re usually talking out of their natural sphincters. We can plot all those beautiful curves, a sunset is even more stunning from low orbit, and anyone who says that only the human brain can plumb the depths of indulgence and madness hasn’t been paying attention to spam titles.

But the bladder beats our feeble attempts at alarm clock into the toilet and pisses all over them. An alarm clock can only ever tell you that you should get up. The bladder makes it happen.