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Well ok Kesha, maybe it’s because you’re an auto tuned peice of shit who shouldn’t be famous, you have no Buisness being in the music industry, it’s not even your music you fuck, someone else wrote it for you to record and them to auto tune yourself. And it’s not at all good . It’s not positive either. So complain some more.

I don’t know if you know this, tumblr user koolkidseatgreens, but Ke$ha is a certified genius. She has an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500. When she was younger she would go to the library and do research for fun. Ke$ha is a both feminist and an advocate for equal marriage/rights for people of any sexuality, being a queer woman herself.

Ke$ha is a smart, professional woman, and just because she sings songs about wanting to let loose and have fun every once in a while doesn’t make her a piece of shit.

Ke$ha’s songs are meant to point out the sexism in our media. She treats men the same way many men in the music industry treat women, and she is hated on for it. Relentlessly. She sings on multiple occasions about taking charge in a sexual relationship, of how she only uses men for their body parts. She sexualizes men to make them uncomfortable. She sexualizes men for a reaction, so that people can both see why women are so uncomfortable with their sexualization and also to point out the inequality between the sexes both in the media and in the world at large.

She is judged so harshly for singing about things that make many men famous.

If you listen to Ke$ha’s deconstructed album you will see that she actually has some talent, which may be hard to hear because she does in fact use a fair amount of autotune. This is because of her genre and because of the kind of music she chooses to create as an artist. Last time I checked whether or not you can sing has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a poet.

You should not be calling anyone a piece of shit, my friend, especially someone you’ve never sat down and had a conversation (or even taken the time to wonder about her feelings!), but if anyone deserves that kind of language it’s not Ke$ha.

You may think that by shaming women for expressing their sexuality and having fun every once in a while, that you are somehow abolishing sexism. That in weeding out the less ‘deserving’ women you are gaining our sex more respect. This is not the case, and the fact that you and many others feel such a strong need to shame this woman who has done nothing wrong, especially not to you, shows that we still have a very far way to go.

I would reblog this a thousand times over

also Ke$ha was a song writer for britney spears

wow, this really opened my eyes. go, Ke$ha!

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im 250% fed up with explaining racism to white people

it’s like they all received a copy of “How To Respond To Challenges Towards White Supremacy” because they literally use the same generic responses every time, and even after being…

My supremacy? Are you fucking kidding me? And who the fuck are you to tell me if I’ve experienced racism or not? You obviously know nothing about me or who I am, but let me just tell you something, just because I’m white doesn’t mean I can’t experience racism. I’ve grown up around a lot of black neighborhoods in Chicago, and they can be just as racist, and being picked on and bullied for being white isn’t a great fucking feeling. So don’t you fucking tell me that I don’t understand racism. Do black people have it worse than most white people? Hell yeah they do, and I wish that weren’t true. It’s wrong, obviously. Very wrong. Can I fix it? No, I can’t fix it obviously, but what I can do, is treat everyone with the equal respect that they deserve, WHICH I DO. I’ve seen so many goddamn post related with this stupid shit, if you’re so fed up trying to explain racism to white people, either the people you’re explaining it to are dumbfucks, or you’re not doing a good job of explaining. I understand racism, and It shouldn’t be that hard of a fucking concept, and telling me that just because I’m white I can’t understand it is retarded. Everyone deserves the same treatment and respect, and that also includes not treating all white people differently before you even know them.

Remember how the original post was about me being fed up with explaining racism to white people?

Your response is the reason why. Your response isn’t unique (as evidenced by me quoting basically your entire original argument). When faced with this issue of white supremacy, most white people do exactly what you did:

  • Get angry at me for pointing out how they benefit from white supremacy and institutionalized racism
  • Talk about everyone loving eachother and how we are all humans, bleed red, etc.
  • Completely ignore all facts presented to them
  • Derail the argument by any means

And when I rebutted your entire argument, you know what you did? Instead of examining the plethora of facts and statistics I provided, you decided to remain angry and spout more generic responses, whilst simultaneously ignoring my entire argument. That’s my problem with most white people. When y’all are faced with the idea that you’re benefiting from a system that shits on us, you get defensive. Even when shown facts, statistics, and anecdotal evidence, you ignore the notion of white supremacy even further. This shows that you don’t want to help black people. You don’t want the system to change, and you’d rather remain ignorant than educate yourself. I have no respect for people like you.

I’ve grown up around a lot of black neighborhoods in Chicago, and they can be just as racist, and being picked on and bullied for being white isn’t a great fucking feeling.”

You know what else isn’t a great fucking feeling? Being shot and killed in broad daylight for the color of your skin, or being denied a job for the color of your skin, or how about being profiled and incarcerated at a ludicrously higher rate than the rest of society, simply because you were born with more melanin.

At the end of the day, you’re worse than a racist. You allow racism to take place all around you and ignore it because you have the privilege of doing so. Because you benefit from it. Because you don’t care about people of color. I’d respect a racist more because at least they have the gall and fortitude to stand behind their ass-backwards notions of supremacy. But you? You’re a heartless, spineless fucking coward.

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Dreams #6

Last night I had a dream, and in that dream, I was myself. I may or may have been a few years older than I am now, and with 3 or so new “friends”. We were all in a room together, and two of these friends were being nasty with each other, while the other man and I were being quite civil with each other. I don’t recall any of their names or, very clearly, their faces, but there were two men, another woman, and myself in that room. It was quiet, we were probably all just talking.

Well, I don’t remember much of what happened, as with any dream of mine, but I remember those two (the one blonde man, and the woman friend) leaving me and the dark haired one alone together.

The next thing I knew, we (he and I) started talking. I was standing up, but when I had stood closer to where he was sitting on the couch, he lifted me by the waist, (I had to hold onto his shoulders) and he sat me in his lap facing him. I don’t remember a word of what he said, but they were very soft words; like sweet nothings in my ear. His arms were warm, and his hands were gentle. When I did look into his eyes, they were soft and…light. I believed that this strange man was my soul mate, and I haven’t even met him yet.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a more pleasant dream in my life.

I have no need of you,

Leave my presence.

You’re Ruining It (Rant #10)

If you talk to me about something you’re really interested in, say, a movie, a TV show, a band/music group, and you go beyond the point of just telling me what they’re all about, chances are, you’re ruining it. 

I don’t know if I’m the only person in the world that feels like this, but usually, when I find something and I’m interested in it, I enjoy it much better if I don’t talk to anyone about it. That may be because I’m an introvert, and it may be because it’s just me, but I hate it when I could have possibly gotten interested in something on my own, and someone ruins it by discussing it extensively. 

There are a few exceptions-those being the things that I really really like, that no one can ruin for me, but there are only a couple. 

In terms of music, this is always ruined for me. Say, I really like a band, and then after weeks of talking to someone and that’s all they talk about (the band), I start to hate the band. The same goes with movies, especially if I haven’t seen them. For instance, I’m probably never going to see Frozen, because it was so ruined. Everyone talks about it, everyone sings the song “Let it go”, and hence, I will never see it because it will probably disappoint me, or I’ll have heard every line of the movie by then. Another example would be the movie Carrie, the remake that had come out recently. On a lesser level, this movie was also ruined for me by the fans. 

If I could change this view of mine, I would, but the fact of the matter is, I really hate when people exaggerate the things they care about, because it makes me care less about it. 

I have no need of you, 

Leave my presence.  

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Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

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They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

Wow.  No shoes with holes and no winter boots without insulation when I was a kid.  No house without a bathroom (only an outhouse and the kitchen sink for baths) and with a coal stove for heat.  No scrubbing clothes on a washboard in a tin tub and putting them through a wringer.  No walking to a cow trough for water.  No living four people in one room in a welfare hotel.  (No, I’m making none of this up.  This was my teenager-hood.)

No being unable to pay college loans and taxes.  No watching friends flounder because they can’t find work.

I actually believe people would keep working for the most part.  It’s too boring not to, and prices will go up once people have that money.  $33,000 will only go so far.  But they’d be able to choose.  They wouldn’t have to cling to jobs that depress them to the point of depression.  They could try for the jobs they always wanted, that weren’t “practical.”

And people like Walmart, Papa John’s, Amazon, and MacDonald’s would have to pay and decent wage, give decent hours, and stop treating employees like dirt.

1974-1979.

Sure, there would be some people who abused the system, just like they do now. Those people will always abuse a system. Then there are people like me, who would use that money to move out. To pay my student loans. To be confident enough to leave my current job to pursue a new job, maybe in a new state. To feel secure enough in my life to meet a fine man, settle down, maybe have a kid or two, without worrying about how much money that would cost or how I could get a man to love me when I can’t even afford to move out of my parents house or afford grad school.

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