Here we go again – deep thoughts from the iY Generation!
Someone should open a dictionary…
This girl also needs a dictionary…
“The reason why gender abolitionism is racist is that there are several gender identities and roles specific to non-white cultures, it’s a white western ideology that completely neglects to acknowledge that the gender binary was constructed by white colonialists who destroyed and desecrated entire civilizations, destroying gender literally will not do shit”
“im honestly sooooooooooooo cute and anyone who doesnt give me attention is missing out” #me
“you ever think about how many people you know have seen yr boobs/booty on the internet bc it’s never enough”
“SOMTIMES I GET SO FUCKING ANGRY WHEN I REMEMBER THAT I AM A GIRL BECAUSE MY MONEY HAS TO GO TO BUYING BRAS FOR THESE STUPID ORGANIC MILK BAGS AND PADS FOR MONTHLY UNWANTED SUBSCRIPTION OF LUCIFER’S WATERFALL LIKE WTF MAN WHY DONT THESE THINGS COME FREE WHEN MY UNWANTED PACKAGE IS GIVEN TO ME SERIOUSLY THO”
“If bees become extinct we will have exactly 4 YEARS to live on this planet. I don’t understand how “not caring” is more important than your life…Save the bees!” (According to this HuffPo article, the bees were suppose to be extinct by 2015. Yeah, we have another four years of them!)
“Save the fetuses!” the GOP cries as they cut welfare programs, pediatric care, education, and refuse to provide a livable wage.”
I must have missed the “Republicans Are Evil: Kill Children, Education and Capitalism” bill that made it to the senate floor…
||republicans and democrats are both useless
||yeah, right on
||both parties are ineffective, minor factional splits within the same general ideology, and their representatives are completely out of touch with the average person’s reality
||yeah, I guess
||the only thing that can save us now is absolute revolution
||we start by dismantling white supremacy and patriarchal hierarchies, adopting the practice of decolonization, while simultaneously retiring capitalism and private property, and redistributing all wealth and resources
You want redistribution? You GO FIRST. There’s nothing stopping you. Give away your paycheck, computer, clothes and iPhone. Ask your employer to retire. Then have your dad give away his wealth so you inherent nothing. Tell me how that works out in your version of utopia!
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“teenage girls with smartphones and social media are the world’s foremost experts on semantics, grammar, trend forecasting, and social philosophy“
Liberals’ Christmas edition of tolerance:
“then one foggy christmas eve santa came to say, “rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” and rudolph was like, “actually no, i’ve been doing some reading and i realized i don’t need to be a cog in your capitalist machine. i know i have inherent worth despite being ostracized by my peers for my inability to conform. i’m going to go free the elf labor you’re exploiting, later bourgeois trash”
“Why do you say “socialism” isn’t that economic system? Well for the purposes of this blog I will use my own personal definition. Similar to how racism and sexism refer to discrimination on the grounds of race or sex, my definition of socialism refers to discrimination based upon the social personality type.”
“One thing I highly dislike about rightist rhetoric on leftist ideology is their focus upon on society vs individuality, but I would like to note that believing in a collective is not in opposition to individuality. The very fact that we are in constact contact with each other, have language, have knowledge, it is proof that we think with one another from the wisdom of our ancestors. It is the recognition that without the tools of the past, we would not have the society we have today, so we must continue building upon this. Free education to help us all come to an understanding and build upon the societies of our history, free healthcare to insure that each person is not burdened with the pain of existence and harsh realities of biology that we have all worked together to end, and free necessities because we did not choose to exist, but we have the ability to provide for one another. It is after this point that we are individuals, and it is most ethical to do so.”
“birth control violates religious beliefs” yea ok but remember that thing called the separation of church and state”
“Men want to run the country, but they can’t tell the difference between a threatening form of harassment and a compliment.”
“Stop parents from emotionally manipulating their kids by saying things like “i buy your food and put clothes on your back” like you were the one who chose to have a kid shut ur fucking mouth
And just because they know better than you do:
7 Things I Wish Parents Would Stop Teaching Their Children:
- That nudity is inherently sexual
- That people should be judged for their personal decisions
- That yelling solves problems
- That they are too young to be talking about the things they’re already starting to ask questions about
- That age correlates to importance
- That interacting with someone of the opposite sex is inherently romantic
- That the default for someone is straight or cisgender
And a magazine for you RWNJ white dads!
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It’s been awhile since I visited the iY Generation (#me!), highlighting the deep thoughts they post on Tumblr. Today, I give you these brilliant reflections…
“Why you are obligated to find me fucking attractive: Because fuck you. Because I am an amazing fucking person, not in spite of my weight and general but BECAUSE OF IT. Because finding an opinionated genderless or genderqueer superfat genius intimidating if fucking triggering.”
“in constant awe of how cute i am (with photo of teen in bra and panties) this is not porn-do not treat it as such”
“UNLESS ALL BODIES INCLUDING MINE ARE REPRESENTED IN BODY POSTIVE SPACES AND POSTS THEN I WILL STAY FUCKING ANGRY AND YOU WILL FUCKING DEAL WITH IT BECAUSE IF HAVE ONLY BEGUN TO FIGHT”
“othering trans women just to say some catch all vaguely feminist zinger is never worth it sorry!! anti-penis rhetoric does nothing to expose the pervasive and institutionalized sexism woven into our world anyway so whats the point!! get that shit outta my face, out of my blogosphere, and far far away from my feminism”
“Justice in binary. Social Justice has a modifier on the term justice. Therefore social justice is not justice. And what is not justice, is injustice. It’s fucking corrupt from the beginning.”
“disdainful white parent voice kids these days and their…inability to sit quietly and cooperate as a cog in the gas guzzling white supremacist capitalist ableist heteropatriarchal machine we’ve designed for them…and their rap songs”
“a girl talking to her friend in the hall and i heard her mention how genetics is misogynistic because it punishes women for being female.”
“there is nothing powering a bullet to leave the gun. magazine clips contain no power source at all. when you put a magazine in a gun and fire it, the gun fires but there is no power source. nothing should be propelling that bullet yet it exits from the barrel. there is nothing powering the guns.”
“When I’m dating a man I’m no longer bisexual. Just like when I’m at home, I’m no longer employed. Or when I’m not studying I’m no longer a student. Mmm object impermanency “
“This is simple. The insistence that being trans is a medical condition or requires dysphoria is racist because it prioritizes white narrative of gender (including sex binary). It means that to be trans you have to feel a certain way about your body as prescribed by the medical establishment which largely upholds white colonial conceptions of genera and sex. This directly hurts twoc (Taken Without Owners Consent) who come from cultures with conceptions of sex and gender outside of white colonial ideals. It erases them and makes them subject to the will of medicine. Since ‘being trans’ becomes a prerequisite for trans specific medical treatment, trucsum(people who follow the medical definition of transsexualism) actively advocate for limiting said treatment to those who fit this very white conception of sex/gender. That is fucking racist and violent.”
“You say we (otherkin) are illogical. Let’s be logical. a) I feel that I am an angel (otherlimb wings, noncorporeal spirit, etc.) b) I think this because I was an angel in a previous life c) I cannot find an alternate explanation that is less complex and still covers the facts. Thus, I am/was an angel. That’s called Ockham’s Razor. Very nice logical tool created by William of Ockham in 1300 or thereabouts. It has stayed serviceable for 700 years. It works. So shut the fuck up.”
“I dont want to come off rude or anything but you should probably stop speaking spanish unless youre of hispanic heritage otherwise its cultural appropriation”
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The enlightened Jeremy Rowley
: America “overdoses” on patriotism on September 11
, according to an editorial authored by a University of Wyoming student.
Published on the 13-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a student at the University of Wyoming penned an editorial decrying the sense of “pride” Americans showcase on September 11
. The student blames suburban families and public schools as being the worst culprits when it comes to patriotism.
“Pride is by far the most common response to the annual reminder of the attacks on our country, and this is the issue,” Jeremy Rowley
, a sophomore at the university, wrote. “Suburban families erect their stars and stripes as public schools broadcast cliché images of bald eagles and American landmarks
while blaring Lee Greenwood’s ‘Proud to be an American.’”
Instead, Rowley suggested that those who “may not be ready to move on” mourn quietly and humbly. “Instead of celebrating our country and shunning all those who don’t fit in or agree, we, the United States of America, need to get over it,”
Rowley turned the attention in his editorial to social issues, lightly referencing the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri
and the alleged
gender pay gap. “Contrary to popular belief, America is not the best country in the world,”
“We live in a country where unarmed people of color are shot to death without justification,” Rowley said. “This same country still struggles with paying women a fair wage. All the while, we neglect to give our children an internationally competitive education. The list of injustices goes on and on, and yet we band together and celebrate our country at a time when pride is the least justifiable reaction.
A university spokesperson confirmed the author of the editorial is a student at the school. The University of Wyoming declined to comment on the editorial.
The university’s calendar listed one event—a “ 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
” (maybe they assembled KaBOOM! backpacks like Obama did?)
—that was scheduled for Thursday evening at War Memorial Stadium.
Rowley did not return Campus Reform
’s request for comment by press time.
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Daily Mail: While their parents probably all had jobs washing the dishes in a pub or delivering the morning paper, teenagers today are rejecting weekend jobs in favour of working on their studies – or doing nothing at all.
The number of 16-17-year-olds working has more than halved in the last two decades – according to data from the Office of National Statistics. Exam pressure, apathy and more of a desire to hire adults are among the contributing factors to the decline in working teens – as well as the fact that far more are staying in school.
In 1992, just under half of the 16-17-year-olds had jobs, as opposed to around 20 percent today. The number of working on a Saturday or over the summer is down to around the same proportion – whereas it used to be double that. This shows that teenagers are not only shunning jobs in favour of education, but also deciding not to work alongside their studies.
Mark Beaston, Chief Economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, believes Saturday jobs are being rejected because of increased pressure to succeed academically, as well as a change in the labour market.
More people are now happy to work unusual hours, while those under 16 cannot drive or work before 7am – meaning many employers prefer to give jobs like delivering newspapers to adults.
Anne Bingham, from the National Federation of Retail Newsagents, told the Financial Times: “There are still paper boys but a lot of our members are moving to employ adults.”
However, some teenagers admit that the reason for not working in their free time can just because of the lure of going on extravagant summer holidays – or even plain idleness.
“There’s an apathy among the youth, most want to have these amazing holidays in the summer,” said Dan Cohen, a student working two jobs – as an office temp and waiter. “During term time there’s a massive emphasis on studying. And then when summer comes it’s like you’ve got two months to chill out.“
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Last month I did a post on the iY Generation (#me!), highlighting the deep thoughts they post on Tumblr. Today, I give you these brilliant reflections…
“I hate it when people say that ‘abortion is a woman’s issue’ it’s a uterus bearer’s issue. Everything isn’t always about you, cisgender women.”
“Reasons abortion should be fully covered on all insurance plans: If you can’t afford an abortion, you definitely can’t afford a pregnancy. If you can’t afford an abortion, and are forced to carry a pregnancy to term anyway, you sure as hell can’t afford a child. Who the fuck do you think you’re really protecting here?” (Apparently this person is not aware adoption.)
“The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.”
“skelogender definition: a gender that’s a big part of you and come from deep inside but is obscure and unknowable. A gender that’s unique to you – it’s you and while it’s probably not clear to others it keeps you together.”
“Do you think it matters how many people someone has slept with?” No, and it particularly bothers me that women are held to a different standard on this front than men. Also, it’s such a weird thing to care about. Like, imagine if I tried eating Cheerios for breakfast. Would Cheerios be like ‘I’m the 48th cereal you’ve tried eating!? I don’t feel special.’ Well then screw you Cheerios, I can’t go into the past and uneat all those cereals, but that doesn’t mean I don’t genuinly enjoy your wholegrain crunch…”
“We will ask nothing. We will demand nothing. We will take, occupy.”
“Gender and sex are the same thing. Gender is merely sex that has hit the social sphere. The idea that sex is an actual real thing that bodies have is just another excuse that people use to misgender trans people. My body is female because as a female person, me, possess this body. Sex is an oppressive and inaccurate social construction that allows cis and/or dyadic people to hide behind a facet of science they don’t even understand.”
“the fact that pretty teeth are only known as ‘white’ and ‘straight’ is a manifestation of our hatred for minorities.”
“BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism) is weird but arent we all the subs to capitalisms dominance”
“I feel like the ‘radical’ part of (t)werf should just be cut out bc I really don’t care what you want to call your feminism, but denying women safe places due to their genitalia isn’t radical at all, it’s literally parroting patriarchal ideology”
“so what is it that constitutes a “real” pronoun? is language, and our conceptualization of it’s role in identity politics inherently flawed? are our ideas about what constitutes “real pronouns”, “real English” and “real grammar” not inherently gatekept on the basis of race, class, gender and socioeconomic status, ans skewed through a colonialist lens? what you’re doing, is taking the argument into reductio ad absurdum territory and invalidating the idea that we are allowed to choose or prounouns, fuck up language, create spaces, self define and change the way we interact with gendered language.”
“if u can’t construct a coherent or comfortable non-dude gender identity for yrself, you gotta work to tear down misogyny in yrself and yr male peers.”
“As a fat person, I’m not allowed to fail academically or at my career. If I lose my job or don’t get into college, I’m not eligible to join the army. I don’t fit into into the uniforms at Hooters. I would never get a job as a stripper. I’m not allowed to use my body when my mind isn’t enough to keep me employed.”
One of OWS’s finest…
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