We finally caught Doofus. I kept him inside for a night to see how well he adjusted to that before we’d try taking him home with us and he was just the sweetest cat ever. He kept cuddling with me and kneading and purring. I took a ton of pictures and was way excited. Husband insisted we take him to a vet before we bring him home so my neighbor found someone open on the weekend and took me. So we went and I was still excited because everything was finally falling into place. I had been trying so hard for so long to get this cat and I kept telling him I know your life was awful but you finally hit cat lotto! Everythings gonna be amazing now and I’m going to give you the best life ever. But at the vet’s they found out he was actually way sick and recommended I put him down. I bawled like a goddamn baby. I still keep crying. I feel so incredibly fucking awful. Every year since my illness has gotten this bad I think wow, that one was the worst year ever but then every year shows the last one up. So now Little Boy and the beast’s sister have to get tested to make sure they’re not sick too. I really don’t know how I’ll handle it if anything happens to Little Boy as well. We kept the beast from getting hurt but she loves being vocal and I really don’t want to hear cats crying now, I just want to watch garbage tv, cry, and avoid food because everything is awful forever.
Okay, guy, so why do you feel like you want/need/deserve to settle down with a “pure” woman? I’m genuinely listening. “Oh, it’s because sluts are gross.” Too vague. Do better. “Well, their vaginas are real stretched out and big.” No. “Ummmmm, they probably have a bunch of diseases?” Easy fix! Setting aside the fact that plenty of women contract STIs from monogamous partners or during “safe sex,” it sounds like your real problem here is with illness, not sex. So I assume you’d be fine dating a promiscuous woman who practiced safe sex and happened to be STI-free? “No, because I want a girl who’s traditional and family-oriented.” Having sex doesn’t mean you don’t want to have a family. It just means that you want to have sex. “Yeah, but a slut is more likely to cheat on me.” Really? Then why do couples in the Bible Belt have such a high divorce rate? “The devil, I guess?” NOPE. “I just can’t stand the thought of her getting fucked by all those other guys.” So you’re about to have sex with a woman you’re attracted to, you really want to have sex with her, but all you can think about is her getting pounded by tons and tons of dicks? That sounds like an entirely different issue. “No! I just mean that I struggle with the same powerlessness and insecurity that all human beings do, so as a coping mechanism I take advantage of our culture’s patriarchal power structure and exorcize my feelings of worthlessness by perpetuating shame-based proprietary attitudes over women’s bodies. Basically I’m obsessed with controlling women’s lives because I can’t control my own.” Oh, honey. I know.
Hitting the bullshit nail right on its head.
Feminists don’t hate men, we hate the bullshit power structure that exists that allows men to take advantage of women rather than dealing with their emotions.
BASICALLY I’M OBSESSED WITH CONTROLLING WOMEN’S LIVES BECAUSE I CAN’T CONTROL MY OWN
i wanna make a neon billboard of this shit
Former NYPD detective tossed from the force for keeping naked photos of a rape victim in 2008 — who happened to be rocker David Bowie’s stepdaughter — is now suing the NYPD for back pay and full retirement benefits.
fucking kill this piece of shit
gross that they include her identity, even grosser that they mention her as david bowie’s stepdaughter to add interest
Adding being in constant medical debt and having all your money just only ever going to growing piles of bills.
What do you mean, vet’s office? YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO THE PHILHARMONIC!
A 1990 study found that 78 percent of white Americans thought that Blacks preferred to live on welfare.Dorothy Roberts in Killing the Black Body (referring to a study entitled Ethnic Images conducted by the University of Chicago, 1990)
#lupusmonth #lupusawareness #someoneyouknowhaslupus #funnypics #spoons #spoonie #butyoudontlooksick
Self reblogging to add a thing I found:
The account @Anti_Racism_Dog didn’t last long. Twitter suspended it quickly, a fate reserved only for the most aggressive, abusive and hateful users. What could a dog – an anti-racist one, at that – do to deserve it? @Anti_Racism_Dog had one real function: to bark at racist speech on Twitter. The account responded to tweets it deemed racist with the simple response ‘bark bark bark!’ Sometimes it would send wags to supporters but that was pretty much it.
For the short time it lasted, it was amazing to watch how people reacted to @Anti_Racism_Dog. The account would respond mostly to what the sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva would call ‘colour-blind racism’, that is, racisms that are generally right-libertarian in orientation and justified through appeals to supposedly objective discourses like science and statistics. It’s a notoriously insidious white-supremacist ideology, a virulent strain evolved specifically to resist anti-racist language. Colour-blind racism defends itself by appeals to neutrality and meritocracy, accusing its adversaries of being ‘the real racists’. Although its moves are predictable, they’re hard to combat rhetorically since they’re able to ingest the conventional opposition scripts. Colour-blind racists feed on good-faith debate, and engaging with them, especially online, is almost always futile. But when they’re barked at by a dog, one whose only quality is anti-racism, they flip the fuck out. They demand to be engaged in debate (‘Tell me how what I said was racist!’) or appeal to objective definitions (‘The dictionary says racist means X, therefore nothing I said was racist’), but @Anti_Racism_Dog just barks.
@Anti_Racism_Dog inverted the usual balance of energy in online dialogs about race. Precisely because the dominant global discourse is white-supremacist, it is rhetorically easier to make a racist argument than an anti-racist one. Look at almost any comment thread or discussion board about race and you can see anti-racists working laboriously to be convincing and to play on their opponents’ ‘logical’ turf, and racists repeating the same simple lines they were taught (‘I didn’t own slaves’, ‘I’m just stating the facts’, ‘The Irish were persecuted too’, etc.) ‘Trolling’ as a certain kind of internet harassment is tied to time: the successful troll expends much less time and energy on the interaction than their targets do. It’s the most micro of micro-politics, an interpersonal tug of war for the only thing that matters. But have you ever played tug of war with a dog?
A true troll doesn’t have a position to protect because to establish one would leave it vulnerable to attack, and playing defence takes time. @Anti_Racism_Dog, by fully assuming the persona of an animal, was invulnerable to counter-attack. You can’t explain yourself to a dog and you look like an idiot trying. The only way to win is not to play but this is the colour-blind racist’s Achilles Heel: they’re compelled to defend themselves against accusations of racism. It’s the anti-racist argument that gives them content; theirs is an ideology that’s in large part a list of counter-arguments. After all, white-supremacists are already winning – their task now is to keep the same racist structures in place while making plausibly colour-blind arguments against dismantling them. @Anti_Racism_Dog was empty of anything other than accusation and so left its targets sputtering.
The account served a second purpose: as a sort of anti-racist hunting dog. @Anti_Racism_Dog quickly attracted a lot of like-minded followers who understood the dynamics at play. Whenever it would start barking at another user, this was a cue to the dog’s followers to troll the offender as well. There’s only so much one dog can do alone. Colour-blind racism is particularly dangerous because it isn’t immediately visible as such. It provokes good-faith discussion from liberals about what counts as racism, muddying the water. But @Anti_Racism_Dog’s strategy draws new lines about what constitutes acceptable discourse on race, placing colour-blind racists on the other side by speaking to them like an animal. What would be taken as totally insane in flesh space can be infuriatingly clever online.
NME // May 2011
I Caught a Catfish: CONSERVATIVE GIRL
Everyone knows that while browsing around on here, you find plenty of messed up stuff. While reading feminist, rape culture, equal rights, etc. blogs, I stumbled upon this:
Her “About Me” sections read:
“One of my blogs. I am opinionated. Do not tell me I am a troll, because I am not. Please refrain from being so upset about my opinions. Yours offend me just as much. I would also like to add, since it has come up, I am married and had my first child, a wonderful baby girl- Aspen Raine Mc’Gregor- When I was 17 I was raped and got over it. K? That’s how life is.”
with absolutely revolting posts like this:
“If you think that much skin and reckless drinking is okay, you;re a slut, a whore, and a disgrace to females everwhere.”
“SOME are really just your own fault.
It just goes beyond stupid decisions and goes right into
-Oh man I was drunk, and naked and I got raped.
-I didn;t really want to have sex with him last night. it was raped.
I often say that it was preventable.”
she has four more blogs of the same destructive nature, entitled:
http://the-one-you-will-hate.tumblr.com/ (Conservative Girl On Feminism)
She started her blog, and has gained an extraordinary amount of attention (mostly negative) for her misogyny, religious pro life craziness, and rape jokes. She harasses women with feminist, pro-choice, body positive, rape culture/anti victim blaming, political blogs
After reading many of her posts and asking her about her alleged “journalism career,” I (as a journalist myself) knew she was lying. It didn’t add up.
Thankfully, she’s not real.
I did some searching with a little tool that I’d like to thank Mr. Nev Shulman (from Mtv’s Catfish) for. Reverse image search on Google. There, you can click on the camera in the right corner of the search box and select “paste photo URL.” Then, right click on a tumblr image, select “Copy Image URL,” and paste it into the search box. Google will then show you where the image is located on the internet, and will even give you similar images under different file names. It was too easy.
That’s where I found “Conservative Girl’s” true identity… or the one she was stealing.
But, for proof, I’ve compiled a list of the pictures she’s stolen.
She takes most of her pictures from a German girl’s, named Anne Rose Teresa, blog: http://endlesssmiling.blogspot.com/
and her instagram: @annerose_teresa (I have posted a comment on Anne’s photos letting her know that someone was using her pictures on a hate blog, but I have yet to receive a response)
This is one of the loveliest posts that was a response to a “Don’t Rape” PSA. it can be found on her “Conservative Girl on Rape” blog:
She stole it from Anne’s Instagram. Here’s similar photos:
This is the blog post that she got her profile picture for her main blog, “Conservative Girl on Feminism” aka “The One You Will Hate”:
It’s tagged as “me” (with REALLY bad photoshop on the eyes) on her Feminism blog here:
Here are the original images from the post:
This photo is also under Conservative Girl’s “me” tag:
(also really horrible photoshop look at the chick on the right’s cheeks wtf)
Here’s the original post with other photos of the same event:
She just cropped out that dude for some reason
Another “Conservative Girl” “me” tag:
Here’s the real girl’s photos (with the dude cropped out):
(Yeah, the girl she stole the pics from is only 17)
Here’s where she got her profile picture for her “Rape” blog:
She stole this photo of her “baby girl,” Aspen Rain Mc’Gregor (McGregor doesn’t even have an apostrophe, but oh well) and put it on her “Conservative Girl on Abortion” blog:
from these poor people’s blog:
She cropped and photoshopped the picture to change the colors, but you can clearly see that it’s the same baby. And a BOY, mind you.
Well, there you have it. Click the links if you don’t believe me.
I want all the people that she’s harassed and hurt to know that CONSERVATIVE GIRL IS FAKE. So this post needs to circulate. Read a few pages of her blogs. It will make you sick and angry enough to let everyone know that she’s a fraud.
of course, I left her a message letting her (or him) know that the jig is up, and I’ve received no response yet. We need to figure out who this person really is and expose them for all the disgusting things they post. If anyone can help, I’d appreciate it.
Ultimately, I don’t think that these people would want their pictures connected to such blatant hatred. If you know of any way to contact them, please do so!! Please spread the word and get “Conservative Girl” banned from Tumblr!>
I don’t know whether to feel MORE sickened…or relieved.
Holy fuck….. shout-out to ambermritchie for doing all of this. I know how much research and work it takes to do all of this.
today at work the white attendant i was working with said he couldn’t stand rap music because all he heard them talking about “drugs, sex, bitches and hos” and that he grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue and Kiss