The Opposite of Stupid

Apr 16

Adult purchase of the day: this keyring!

adulting:

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absolutely love this keyring because it anthropomorphizes the need to have a place where my keys always are. Mine’s name is Marie Antoinette Lady Bird Sparrow and as soon as I get home she goes in her lovely home where she is safe and sound and easily find-able.(Available here)

(via roachpatrol)

Apr 15

What is Gaslighting -

savipra:

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into distrusting his or her own memory and perceptions. Gaslighting is an insidious form of abuse. It makes victims question the very instincts that they have…

(Source: savipra)

icemermaids:

noragami-jones:

avantblargh:

denchguy:

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."
"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"
"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

why would you ask her that

i am also confused why he would ask her that as well. im also starting to boil with anger

that is really goddamn creepy

as a library worker i can tell you dudes ask shit like this regularly, basically the only way they can deal with a female dominated field by sexualizing it 

icemermaids:

noragami-jones:

avantblargh:

denchguy:

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."

"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

why would you ask her that

i am also confused why he would ask her that as well. im also starting to boil with anger

that is really goddamn creepy

as a library worker i can tell you dudes ask shit like this regularly, basically the only way they can deal with a female dominated field by sexualizing it 

incertanity:

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."
"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"
"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

i like how they try and be like ooh yeah be a sexy librarian, what’s sexy about libraries and she’s like i’m fucking smart

incertanity:

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."

"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

i like how they try and be like ooh yeah be a sexy librarian, what’s sexy about libraries and she’s like i’m fucking smart

jannadreams:

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."
"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"
"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

I like how she answered that stupid question in a smart, dignified way. 

Damn straight.  Way to have grace in the face of idiocy.

jannadreams:

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."

"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

I like how she answered that stupid question in a smart, dignified way.

Damn straight. Way to have grace in the face of idiocy.

Apr 14

[video]

saeto15:

myresin:

stopsjws:

adrianianam:

zestyoranges:

gayturians:

monsieurcat:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!
- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.
- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.
- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason
- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.
- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 
- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized
- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it
like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

NO NO NO NO NO.
this is WRONG and IGNORANT and there is no such thing as harmless stealing. You ALWAYS hurt the minimum wage employee and even the lower level members of management that are only making a few bucks more than the employees.
"….taking from a walmart wont effect much." I currently work for a walmart, and before that i worked for a target and this is the biggest lie in this post. the more theft that takes place in the store, the more our hours are cut and the more firings that take place. There are signs in our break rooms to encourage us to report theft for this reason. Stores will never hide the ways that theft hurts employees. For example, during last year’s holiday season there was an unusually high level of theft going on and we’d find empty packages and hangers everywhere. During that january they cut our hours to a grinding halt and some weeks i didn’t get over 15 hours because Walmart needed to cut back from the money it lost in the holiday season. 30 hours in 2 weeks wasn’t shit when i was trying to pay bills and make rent and keep myself afloat, and this is even with me making over the min wage. At Target, i wouldn’t do more than 5 hour shifts twice a week during all the thefts there.
Not only does that affect our earnings, it also takes a toll when they only schedule one person per department and have 3 cashiers on schedule. Walmart is especially notorious for this and will leave the employees to pick up the slack. Not only do we end up underpaid but also overworked.
Sure, major retailers have insurance policies in place to replace stolen or lost merchandise, so the store isn’t at much of a loss but the employees still face repercussions. This kind of bullshit is being circulated around tumblr as if stealing is a harmless and righteous action of protest but it’s not. so yeah FUCK YEAH i WILL report the asshole that is taking from the store, and i will get A.P. on your punk ass because it’s not right that we have to suffer for you to be edgy.
TLDR: you will ALWAYS affect the employees.

THIS - FUCKING - THIS. THANK YOU SO FUCKING MUCH
because walmart’s theft spiked at the end of the year. my mom’s hours were cut and no one got the bonus they were supposed to get. we were looking forward to that bonus to pay off bills. that was a big set-back for us, so this idea that “oh let’s steal from walmart, they’re big and rich and nothing will happen” is utter bullshit.
i understand doing what you have to do when there’s no other option, but if you start spreading this shit around and encouraging people to steal when they don’t absolutely have to, don’t you fucking dare expect me to sit by, because somewhere in that store, there’s a single parent employee who’s getting their hours cut and their bonuses taken away.

"Snitch culture"? What the fuck is this, middle school?

See shit like this is why Game Theory should be taught in High School. Otherwise you get edgy shitheads who have no idea how their actions affect others and why people act the way they do. You get people tho think everyone is a sheeple just because they are acting in the interest of self preservation.

Reblogging for the comments because UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS SHOPLIFTING ACCEPTABLE. THERE’S A REASON IT’S ILLEGAL, YOU FUCKWITS. DON’T DO IT.

OMG THANK GOD people are upset about this as much as I am.


No if you shoplift you are a piece of shit, no exceptions.  At my store raises are tied to inventory shrink.  Steal from us and you’re just fucking us employees over.

I’m reminded of an exchange from Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, where the lovable conman gets called to account for his “victimless” crimes."But you have stolen, embezzled, defrauded and swindled without discrimination, Mr. Lipvig.  You have ruined businesses and destroyed jobs.  When banks fail, it is seldom bankers who starve.  Your actions have taken money from those who had little enough to begin with. In a myriad small ways you have hastened the deaths of many.  You do not know them.  You did not see them bleed.  But you snatched bread from their mouths and tore clothes from their backs.  For sport, Mr. Lipvig.  For sport.  For the joy of the game."

saeto15:

myresin:

stopsjws:

adrianianam:

zestyoranges:

gayturians:

monsieurcat:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!

- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.

- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.

- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason

- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.

- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 

- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized

- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it

like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

NO NO NO NO NO.

this is WRONG and IGNORANT and there is no such thing as harmless stealing. You ALWAYS hurt the minimum wage employee and even the lower level members of management that are only making a few bucks more than the employees.

"….taking from a walmart wont effect much." I currently work for a walmart, and before that i worked for a target and this is the biggest lie in this post. the more theft that takes place in the store, the more our hours are cut and the more firings that take place. There are signs in our break rooms to encourage us to report theft for this reason. Stores will never hide the ways that theft hurts employees. For example, during last year’s holiday season there was an unusually high level of theft going on and we’d find empty packages and hangers everywhere. During that january they cut our hours to a grinding halt and some weeks i didn’t get over 15 hours because Walmart needed to cut back from the money it lost in the holiday season. 30 hours in 2 weeks wasn’t shit when i was trying to pay bills and make rent and keep myself afloat, and this is even with me making over the min wage. At Target, i wouldn’t do more than 5 hour shifts twice a week during all the thefts there.

Not only does that affect our earnings, it also takes a toll when they only schedule one person per department and have 3 cashiers on schedule. Walmart is especially notorious for this and will leave the employees to pick up the slack. Not only do we end up underpaid but also overworked.

Sure, major retailers have insurance policies in place to replace stolen or lost merchandise, so the store isn’t at much of a loss but the employees still face repercussions. This kind of bullshit is being circulated around tumblr as if stealing is a harmless and righteous action of protest but it’s not. so yeah FUCK YEAH i WILL report the asshole that is taking from the store, and i will get A.P. on your punk ass because it’s not right that we have to suffer for you to be edgy.

TLDR: you will ALWAYS affect the employees.

THIS - FUCKING - THIS. THANK YOU SO FUCKING MUCH

because walmart’s theft spiked at the end of the year. my mom’s hours were cut and no one got the bonus they were supposed to get. we were looking forward to that bonus to pay off bills. that was a big set-back for us, so this idea that “oh let’s steal from walmart, they’re big and rich and nothing will happen” is utter bullshit.

i understand doing what you have to do when there’s no other option, but if you start spreading this shit around and encouraging people to steal when they don’t absolutely have to, don’t you fucking dare expect me to sit by, because somewhere in that store, there’s a single parent employee who’s getting their hours cut and their bonuses taken away.

"Snitch culture"? What the fuck is this, middle school?

See shit like this is why Game Theory should be taught in High School.

Otherwise you get edgy shitheads who have no idea how their actions affect others and why people act the way they do.

You get people tho think everyone is a sheeple just because they are acting in the interest of self preservation.

Reblogging for the comments because UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS SHOPLIFTING ACCEPTABLE. THERE’S A REASON IT’S ILLEGAL, YOU FUCKWITS. DON’T DO IT.

OMG THANK GOD people are upset about this as much as I am.

No if you shoplift you are a piece of shit, no exceptions. At my store raises are tied to inventory shrink. Steal from us and you’re just fucking us employees over.

I’m reminded of an exchange from Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, where the lovable conman gets called to account for his “victimless” crimes.

"But you have stolen, embezzled, defrauded and swindled without discrimination, Mr. Lipvig. You have ruined businesses and destroyed jobs. When banks fail, it is seldom bankers who starve. Your actions have taken money from those who had little enough to begin with. In a myriad small ways you have hastened the deaths of many. You do not know them. You did not see them bleed. But you snatched bread from their mouths and tore clothes from their backs. For sport, Mr. Lipvig. For sport. For the joy of the game."

(Source: anarchismwillwin)

Apr 13

hopefullyphd:

someartsybitch:

standardizedbogey:

The evolution of Crayola

This is actually fascinating.


I was actually just asked the other day to put a box of crayons in order. This would have been useful.

hopefullyphd:

someartsybitch:

standardizedbogey:

The evolution of Crayola

This is actually fascinating.

I was actually just asked the other day to put a box of crayons in order. This would have been useful.

http://celynbrum.tumblr.com/post/82589857097/apocalypsecanceled-man-thinking-about-that-post -

apocalypsecanceled:

man thinking about that post like

social justice warriors are sometimes the leeroy jenkins, they rush right in usually without buffs, without enough equipment, and probably in misguided and counterproductive ways but their hearts are usually in the right place so…

http://the-real-seebs.tumblr.com/post/82460830764/codedfox-hey-otherkin-and-trans-people-how    -

codedfox:

the-real-seebs:

codedfox:

the-real-seebs:

codedfox:

[much snippage]

What are you trying to gain by arguing with me? I obviously don’t mean to promote any of the claims you’re making and you seem to want to go on and on about it like you have a bigger problem with me than just this post.

Well, one thing I’d like to see is whether it is actually possible for you to respond to the arguments, rather than getting mad that the posts are too long. The other is that whether or not you “mean to” promote those claims, you continue to do so. I have no information about you other than this post, that’s all I’m responding to.

That’s it. I’ve already made the arguments, you’ve not rebutted them, so I consider them conceded. Mostly, I am writing for the tiny little subset of tumblr readers who can actually read a paragraph without getting angry and bored.

Why are you trying so hard? I’m pretty sure by now if someone felt the same way you do about the post they’d say something. Seriously just give up. You’re fighting so hard to try to make this post look bad and the fact of the matter is that it isn’t bad and it never will be. Take your arguments somewhere else.

And there it is, folks, the ultimate tumblr burn: OH NO SOMEONE CARES ABOUT SOMETHING LET’S MOCK THEM.

And I’ll give you the spoiler: It’s not that people don’t agree with me, it’s that they don’t think you’re capable of understanding. And honestly, for the next 3-6 years, they’re probably right. I’m not trying to educate you, you made it clear that there is no circumstance under which you will ever accept criticism. I’m just letting other people know. You’ll catch on later.

You must really not follow my posts. You’d see that only 1 person agreed with you because they misunderstood the purpose of Knetwurk which has been clarified for all the beings like you.

For the record, I agree with Seebs that grouping trans people and otherkin implies a similarity in underlying issues and is harmful to trans people. I’ve stayed quiet on the post thread because I’m not really up for a conversation about it, not because I agree with you.

And also because Seebs has pretty thoroughly covered all of the points I would have had to say, more eloquently than I could put them. You haven’t seemed interested in discussing the issue further, and I don’t believe in dogpiling onto people once the original point has been made if I have nothing new to add. But if you feel there’s merit to taking some kind of vote on the issue, here’s my two cents.