Fortress of Solitude

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When you are an affluent-seeming white man and you ask for things that don’t belong to you, sometimes you’re not really asking. It’s sort like Bill Clinton asking Monica Lewinsky to have sex with him. There’s a context behind the asking.

When you ask a serviceperson for something that doesn’t belong to you, there is often a subtext of, “If I complain to your manager, you know your manager is going to listen to me. Just look at me, and look at you.”

And sometimes, of course, this is not the case at all, and you’re just being a garden-variety annoying customer. Or a bully.

If you seem to be “getting everything you want,” you should probably examine whether you’re getting it at someone’s expense, or whether you’re just constantly, in small ways, making the world worse.
Jen Dziura, When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

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tamorapierce:

shulkiesmash:

I got unfollowed by two people who I previously liked very much because I dared criticize Joss Whedon and express reservations about how he’s going to handle Avengers 2.

If I unfollowed everyone who had a different opinion from mine, I wouldn’t be following anyone. Sorry to put a pinprick in your idea that Whedon is a wonderful progressive genius who is going to save us all.

Good riddance. There’s the door; don’t let it hit you in the ass on your way out.

I don’t understand this whole Joss Whedon worship thing.  I loved Buffy in her high school years, began to scratch my head when she went to college, watched Angel because, well, it was there and I loved Lorne and Christian Kane.  I loved Firefly until I started to think about it and certain language darts stuck in my skin, and other people said things that made me think (I try not to think about my junk entertainment, or pretty soon, I’ll have no entertainment left).  Dollhouse made me very unhappy.  Very.  He promised no fallback to prostitution, and he fell back to prostitution, also rape and battery.  I bailed.  I watched Dr. Horrible for the fellows, couldn’t help but noticed my beloved Felicia Day was wispy and fridged.

And yes, the broken women speech was wonderful.  Women also make great speeches about women all of the time.  We can save ourselves, thank you very much. 

Whedon is no longer a name that automatically puts my hand on the remote or in the theater.  And if people unfriend you because you’re honest about what you think, then they’ve kinda missed the point of knowing your own mind.  We aren’t supposed to be drones as feminists.  We’re not supposed to be pre-teens squealing over the newest hot guy.

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micdotcom:

Sweden gives dads an option American men can only dream of

Lawmakers in Sweden understood the importance of equal options for new parents early on. For 40 years the country has offered gender-neutral paid parental leave, where a couple may decide who takes the allotted 10 days. The country now has incentives to encourage men to take that leave, and across the board, close to 90% of Swedish fathers opt to spend quality time with their newborns.
And it’s having a positive effect on women

micdotcom:

Sweden gives dads an option American men can only dream of

Lawmakers in Sweden understood the importance of equal options for new parents early on. For 40 years the country has offered gender-neutral paid parental leave, where a couple may decide who takes the allotted 10 days. The country now has incentives to encourage men to take that leave, and across the board, close to 90% of Swedish fathers opt to spend quality time with their newborns.

And it’s having a positive effect on women

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dooleysqueen:

norulesnobras:

basedhiyoko:

yoursexcrazedsub:

1.) The girl practiced safe sex and used condoms. SMART. AS. FUCK.
2.) I’ve seen this reblogged with notes calling her a “whore” and a “skank”. Fuck that noise. Over half the girls on tumblr will, or have, sucked the dick of a guy they just met, only hung out with a few times, or barely know, and then stress because he hasn’t called them back or he’s treating them like shit. Meanwhile the same girls go to work at a minimum wage job where they don’t even make $920 in 3 months, much less a day. 
Good for this chick. She’s on her hustle and I ain’t mad at her. Make that money, girl!

you go girl
suck them dicks
achieve your dreams

are we going to ignore that these guys were willing to pay $460 just to have pleasure? i might not know a lot about how this business goes down but dayum she must have done a good job

dooleysqueen:

norulesnobras:

basedhiyoko:

yoursexcrazedsub:

1.) The girl practiced safe sex and used condoms. SMART. AS. FUCK.

2.) I’ve seen this reblogged with notes calling her a “whore” and a “skank”. Fuck that noise. Over half the girls on tumblr will, or have, sucked the dick of a guy they just met, only hung out with a few times, or barely know, and then stress because he hasn’t called them back or he’s treating them like shit. Meanwhile the same girls go to work at a minimum wage job where they don’t even make $920 in 3 months, much less a day. 

Good for this chick. She’s on her hustle and I ain’t mad at her. Make that money, girl!

you go girl

suck them dicks

achieve your dreams

are we going to ignore that these guys were willing to pay $460 just to have pleasure? i might not know a lot about how this business goes down but dayum she must have done a good job

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Anonymous asked: single dad au: where tony doesn't know how he got into the deal of having a tea party with his little girl (she made him sign a contract and everything so he can't bail early)

bootycap:

he really can’t be anything but proud of her because, while she’s definitely inherited some of his intelligence, she’s already started taking after her aunt pepper.

one day she just walks into tony’s office while he’s actually doing some of the more boring things related to being the owner of a company, saying something like, ‘daddy, daddy, give me your autograph!’ and tony just smiles at his weird little girl but takes the paper without looking and she dimples up at him as he hands it back with a look in her eyes that he really should recognize by now

an hour later she asks him to come to her room to see something really cool and when he gets there it’s a… tea party. like, a really intense tea party with everything a little girl could possibly want sitting at and around the table. and when she tells him he needs to go get changed for the tea party, he tries to refuse saying he has work that he needs to get done

and that’s when she shows him the paper. the typed up contract with his signature at the bottom saying that tony stark will attend one tea party per week at the discretion of ms. stark, wearing appropriate attire (also at young ms. stark’s discretion). it’s a really intricate document, even detailing ‘penalties’ if mr. stark is unable to attend, and tony wonders for a second how his little girl pulled this off before he spots pepper’s signature as a witness.

he’s so impressed he can’t even get a little mad at her and instead does as she wishes and changes into his ‘appropriate attire’.

pepper swings by later to see how it’s going and to take a picture.

the photo of tony in his iron man suit, mask flipped up while wearing a tutu and bunny ears, sipping daintily on a very small tea cup while his daughter smiles up at him, surrounded by all sorts of stuffed animals, ends up framed on his desk.

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