Girls are told to be skinny but not too skinny and to wear makeup but not so much that guys can tell and to dress in revealing clothes but not too revealing or else you’re a slut and a hundred other contradictory standards so I think guys can deal with being made fun of for wearing fedoras
The thing is, though, that no such unreasonable shaming should happen at all, and it’s harmful to think about this as a sort of revenge thing.
12:58 pm • 8 December 2013 • 98,864 notes
Requesting a revision of Dante's "Inferno"
The Tenth Circle: The Racist, Sexist, and Homophobic
In this circle of hell, the racist must have their skin pigmentation altered, the sexist must have their gender swapped, and the homophobic must become sexually attracted to their own gender. Then, they’re forced to stare…
I’m not sure it’s healthy to devote oneself to the idea that people should suffer for all eternity. Gushing over the idea of people experiencing pain at all is extremely disgusting to me. Instead of trying to imagine people we don’t like writhing in agony, shouldn’t we try to imagine ways to make those people into good people?
12:09 pm • 4 December 2013 • 42 notes
Anonymous asked: Is 4chan anything but terrible? Every time I hear or see somebody talking about 4chan and /mlp it's usually something to be laughed at, but then again it's the exact same thing with the brony fandom so idk.
4chan is that kid in your class who never sits still, and the teacher is always angry at him but his antics make the other kids laugh but he doesn’t really have any personal friendships with them
And one day at recess a lovely iridescent dragonfly lands on his finger, and he has this moment where he feels this genuine appreciation for its beauty but he’s a young boy and he worries that this sentimentality will emasculate him so before he can even think he shoves the dragonfly in his mouth and eats it, and has this kind of sad emotional turning point
But the rest of the kids just know they saw the class clown eat a dragonfly and nobody will go on the swings next to him anymore
So I guess what I’m saying here is it varies post-to-post
Maybe this is an oversimplification, but based on my somewhat intimate experience with 4chan use and talking to 4chan users, people go there either because it’s familiar or because they want the freedom to behave badly without consequence (via their anonymity) while maintaining the illusion that they’re standing up for some kind of moral or philosophical good (by posting anonymously). They loathe practically any other kind of online forum, especially ones where steps are taken to maintain a standard of quality.
I think your description is good, but it misses the naïve indignation, the refusal rather than the inability to address one’s faults and shortcomings, the desire to do bad in the eyes of the world. I would argue that 4chan eats the dragonfly because 4chan might get a cheap laugh out of it especially if 4chan believes it will cause physical pain to the dragonfly.
10:10 am • 30 November 2013 • 89 notes
so you went ahead and did specifically what you were told not to do
Penny confirmed for fatass panda
FEWER cookies, stupid panda.
10:10 am • 29 November 2013 • 226 notes