"I’m Courtney Taylor-Taylor and I have been practicing my face for 20 years."
Do you ever laugh because at this point you’re so far above and so unfazed by that shit?
I MEAN, for me it’s important to choose my battles wisely because a lot of times “debating” online makes me very anxiety and late for work and can consume my entire day so I generally try hard to avoid it. But I also am slowly learning to master the art of sarcastic trolololling (without being straight-up hateful) because a lot of this shit is completely absurd so why not try to find humor in poking holes through other people’s willful ignorance?
I also keep A List of Fallacious Arguments among my important reference bookmarks because I am not always the best at articulating a logic off the top of my head and I sure do enjoy being able to beat smartass philosobros at their own silly game.
This morning I accidentally on purpose participated in a heated FB thread about some important feminist issues and a dude told me “don’t be ridiculous” and I’m totally still laughing about it.
the stereotype that women talk more than men is infinitely amusing to me because men are literally incapable of shutting the fuck up
i hope this post gets popular enough that i hurt a man’s feelings
It’s not a stereotype it’s a proven fact you femanazi piece of shit.
lmao there it is
You wanna talk proven facts? This shit’s been done, son: researcher Dale Spender in Australia used audio and video tape to independently evaluate who talked the most in mixed-gender university classroom discussions. Regardless of the gender ratio of the students, whether the instructor was deliberately trying to encourage female participation or not, men always talked more—whether the metric was minutes of talking or number of words spoken.
Moreover, men literally have no clue how much they talk. When Spender asked students to evaluate their perception of who talked more in a given discussion, women were pretty accurate; but men perceived the discussion as being “equal” when women talked only 15% of the time, and the discussion as being dominated by women if they talked only 30% of the time.
Spender’s conclusion, if I may parahprase: you only think we talk too much because you’d rather we were silent.
Don’t fuck with me, asshole, I’m a scientist.
Edit: I can’t believe I got her name wrong multiple times. The researcher in question is Dale Spender and the original publication of this research was called Man Made Language (1980).
I have been looking for the source of the bolded statistic (bolding mine) for literally years. Thank you!
The Riverport Riot was a riot at the Riverport Amphitheater (now named Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis) in Maryland Heights, Missouri (near St. Louis) at a Guns N’ Roses concert on July 2, 1991. It is also known as the “Rocket Queen Riot.”
During the band’s performance of “Rocket Queen”, the 15th song in the set (counting drum & guitar solos), lead singer Axl Rose, in the middle of the chorus, pointed out a fan who was taking still pictures of the show, saying “…Hey, take that! Take that! Now, get that guy and take that!” When security failed to deal with the person, Rose decided to confiscate the camera himself, saying “I’ll take it, god damn it!” and then jumped into the audience and tackled the person. After taking the camera, striking members of the audience and the security team, and being pulled out of the audience by members of the crew, Rose grabs his microphone and said “Well, thanks to the lame-ass security, I’m going home!”, slammed his microphone on the ground and left the stage.
The sound the microphone made sounded to some fans like a gunshot. After Rose left, band member Slash quickly told the audience, “He just smashed the microphone. We’re out of here.” The angry crowd began to riot and dozens of people were injured. The footage was captured by Robert John, who was documenting the entire tour for the band. Rose was charged with having incited the riot, but police were unable to arrest him until almost a year later, as the band went overseas to continue the tour. Charges were filed against Rose but a judge ruled that he did not directly incite the riot.
mylifeinmegabytes asked: Um, anytime I run into any dudebros are you call them on the sidewalk, they usually part like the red sea for me. All you got to be is confidant. Also sorry about the creepy dude, I would just pretend I was getting a call and be like "I got to take this"
Hi, I appreciate your encouragement but actually I think that all dudebros got to do is stop raping, stop molesting, stop abusing, stop assaulting, stop harassing, stop hassling, stop catcalling, stop groping, stop touching without permission, stop taking up space, stop yelling, stop talking, and stop breathing.
Last night we watched the documentary What Happened to Kerouac? and like, when I was a little punk shit teenager I was of course very into the Beats but now that I am older and more informed I was able to give P. an ongoing Angry Feminist Critique Science Theatre 3000:
Anyway, were people who weren’t awful white dudes involved in the Beat movement? Reading suggestions appreciated!