Houses of Parliament 11/12/13
Ugh yes. For the record, my dad has been reading a gigantic, unwieldy, noisy newspaper at the table for decades without anyone complaining. My 5” smartphone? Massive etiquette violation apparently.
I need to frame this and hang it in my office. And in my house.
Terminator is a critically underrated film.
"I need feminism because…. never having experienced STREET HARRASMENT shouldn’t make me feel UNATTRACTIVE"
Wow, firstly what a shit way to trivialise the experiences of people who have actually been harassed. Using the unfortunate experiences of others to pity yourself because you have low self esteem is selfish and insensitive. People don’t get harassed because they are pretty, that’s downright victim blaming and you are feeding into that mentality. People get harassed because they were the unwitting victim of some shit stain who needs to be imprisoned depending on how severe the harassment was (e.g. more than just cat calling).
No, seriously. So you want to ban cat calling and the like, but not until you get cat called yourself because you can use it to gauge how pretty you are? I will never understand feminists. They don’t need men to feel attractive, remember… But then, they need men to harass them to make them feel attractive.
To recap: It is men’s fault for harassing ladies and making them feel like shit, and then it is a men’s fault for not harassing them and making them feel unattractive. Oh god you just can’t win, can you?
I think you’re being somewhat disingenuous here; it seems pretty obvious to me that this woman isn’t saying she wants to be catcalled. Rather she’s implicating society for the wide-spread idea that a woman’s value is based on attention from men, even if that attention is unpleasant or intimidating in nature. It is entirely possible to admit that you internalize an idea whilst objecting to that idea in principle.
Of course this isn’t the simplest argument to get across, and kind of illustrates why a snappy sentence held up on a piece of paper isn’t always the best way of communicating. But you seem like an intelligent person so I find it difficult to believe you genuinely didn’t get what she was saying.
"This may be the only snowball fight we ever have, so it is going to be epic"
Okay I’ve been seeing and reblogging these pics a lot because they ARE awesome but I’ve been in Jerusalem on two separate occasions of 6”+ snowfall and when I was in Jordan last year there was a good deal of snow covering a lot of the desert. Many of these countries have areas of pretty high elevation, so it’s not actually THAT rare. I guess it’s just that this storm was a bit more widespread?
I love how it seems to be next-door neighbours like the UK and Ireland and Spain and Portugal.
And I love how Sweden’s like “LOL those Norwegians AM I RIGHT” and everyone else in the region’s just like “…no it’s just you Sweden”
Also Italy, hats off to you for being self-deprecating :D
Funny, I would have thought we make a lot more jokes about the French than the Irish in the UK.