- 8 hours ago
"Women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat."
When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.
- 8 hours ago
I feel that anyone who believes Romeo & Juliet is about some kind of Great and Timeless Love TM* needs to see this.
WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS TODAY IN MY SHAKESPEARE CLASS.
If you go and actually read what Romeo says to Benvolio in the first scene, you will realize that he is only upset because HE WANTED ROSALINE’S BODY AND SHE SAID NO AND SO ROMEO WAS MOPING AND PITCHING A FIT ABOUT IT. Then, the second he lays eyes on Juliet, he’s basically saying
During the balcony scene, Romeo talks about how he scaled the wall of the garden to see Juliet. That is not romantic. That is disrespectful to her. This is a private area of the Capulet home, and Capulet built the wall around it to protect his daughter. This was a time when a woman’s virtue was the most important thing she owned. If Juliet was found with a man in this very private part of her home, everyone would think she was no longer a virgin, her reputation would be ruined, and it would be much harder, if not impossible, for her father to make a good marriage.
Speaking of good marriages, Count Paris is seen as the bad guy because he “comes between” Romeo and Juliet. Capulet had arranged for Paris to marry Juliet in 2 years time, when she would be 16, in a time when most women were already married and mothers by the time they were Juliet’s age at (almost but not quite) 14. Most fathers would have already had their daughters married by now, but he wants to wait two more years AND PARIS IS OKAY WITH THAT. Not only that, but Paris is young (her father could have had her married to a 60 year old man), titled (he’s a fucking Count), wealthy (again, he’s a count, which means Juliet will have financial stability), and, from what we see of him, he is a very good guy. Capulet could have done a LOT worse in choosing his son-in-law.
Finally, here’s something to consider: Juliet was 13, Romeo was 17. Their relationship lasted 3 days, defied their parents, and ended in the deaths of 6 people.
If I ever hear you say that Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love story ever told, I will bitch slap you.
That is all.
THANK YOU! SOMEBODY FINALLY PUT IT IN WORDS FOR ME
It wasn’t a romance. Shakespeare never wrote romances. It was a fucking tragedy you dumb cunts.
(via mandevra)Source: cessium
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- 11 hours ago
someone on facebook posted this intending it to be negative but instead it’s INCREDIBLE. go girl scouts
In case you need anymore incentive to buy Girl Scout cookies this season
THIS IS IMPORTANT!
While Girl Scouts does support all these things (hooray!) the Girl Scout cookie program also teaches girls real-life business and entrepreneurial skills on a very personal and individual level.
When you buy a box of Girl Scout cookies, part of the funds go to Girl Scouts of the USA and regional Girl Scout Councils (in my area, it’s the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, which is in charge of all the Girl Scouts of New York City), but a good chunk of the money also goes right back into that specific Girl Scout troop’s bank account.
This is why you can’t buy Girl Scout cookies online. And why it’s so important to buy them from an actual girl.
Because once this money goes back into the troop’s bank account, the girls get to decide what they want to do with it, and it is often used to alleviate costs associated with registration, uniform, and activity fees for girls whose families don’t have the money.
In my experience, I’ve seen troops use their cookie money to go on trips to places like the Museum of Natural History, donate it to help those who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy, and use it to clean up a park honoring the victims of September 11th. And nobody made these girls do any of that. It was their money. They sold the cookies. They earned it. And, given the opportunity to spend this money, Girl Scouts teaches them that spending it in smart ways can change your community and yourself for the better.
So, go ahead and buy way too many Thin Mints than you ever think should be allowed. Cookie season really is the best.
(via haunted-hyrule)Source: deathlehem