Communiques from Nowhere

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gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

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slutdust:

Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?

I get the point being made here, and I don’t disagree. It does seem ridiculous and does seemingly take a lot of wind out of anti-gay marriage folks’ sails.
That said: This isn’t new. It isn’t even a “social experiment” as the show is claiming to be. This was the standard state of affairs for much of human history. In fact, it is probably just as radical as the idea of marrying exclusively for love, from a historical perspective. Most people weren’t matched for compatability or love, but for social advantage.
Top to bottom, royalty to peasant, people were joined just as often for familial gain as for romance. Hell, matchmaking like this (though admittedly there’s at least a little interaction before marriage) is common throughout history and the world. Jewish, Asian (Chinese in particular comes to mind), Hindi, and even Christian cultures have utilized this practice for centuries/millenia.
*shrug* I guess I don’t see much of a problem with this on any level. Well, beyond the fact that it looks like an entertaining train wreck of a show…

slutdust:

Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?

I get the point being made here, and I don’t disagree. It does seem ridiculous and does seemingly take a lot of wind out of anti-gay marriage folks’ sails.

That said: This isn’t new. It isn’t even a “social experiment” as the show is claiming to be. This was the standard state of affairs for much of human history. In fact, it is probably just as radical as the idea of marrying exclusively for love, from a historical perspective. Most people weren’t matched for compatability or love, but for social advantage.

Top to bottom, royalty to peasant, people were joined just as often for familial gain as for romance. Hell, matchmaking like this (though admittedly there’s at least a little interaction before marriage) is common throughout history and the world. Jewish, Asian (Chinese in particular comes to mind), Hindi, and even Christian cultures have utilized this practice for centuries/millenia.

*shrug* I guess I don’t see much of a problem with this on any level. Well, beyond the fact that it looks like an entertaining train wreck of a show…

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bastardlybrendan:

misandryisalie:

kuroba101:

dinaslappel:

sure was cold last night. good thing we had trash to burn for warmth

While I disapprove of book burning in general, in this case…

This is a book by Christina Hoff Sommers, a woman who has been involved in feminism and feminist academia her entire life. She is a feminist. This book talks about the bias against boys in school (for example: boys are more likely to drop out and greatly lag when it comes to literacy).

Also the minute you start to support book burning, congratulations, you are now an oppressive and authoritarian group.

Do you ever think, like putting aside all the Tumblr bullshit and the obsession with gender politics on this website alone, do you ever just look at people like this and feel confused about how they live their life.

Like this person is so obsessed in whatever ignorant mindset they hold that they saw this book and immediately set in motion a series of events for their entire day where they would buy this book and ensure their camera is charged. They would then rip it up, while taking photos and light it on fire and put it into a fire smiling and put it on the internet. They planned out this entire thing.

This isn’t Mein Kampf.

This isn’t some controversial book calling for the extermination of a gender or euthanasia. 

It’s literally some mild critique by a feminist about how dodgy policies from over-zealous feminism can end up harming people rather than helping.

This person is so wrapped up in whatever self-righteousness they possess and so desperate for the approval of whatever circle they’re in on Tumblr that they decided they would burn this book, probably without reading it, and take pictures to show off that they’re so stupid and insecure about their own views that they’d sooner burn anything that questions them.

I dunno about you but I’m really just confused about how you could plan out these actions over the course of a day and not sit and think to yourself “wow I’m behaving in a completely irrational manner”. 

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