i went to canada with my dad once
I honestly can’t believe this right now. I was complaining to my bf about some Kotex tampons I had used, going on a bit of a rant about how bad they were, and on a whim I decided to go to the website and leave a review so other people who might get them would know better.
I’ve never written a tampon review in my life (it’s not something I ever anticipated doing) so I had a little fun getting very passionate about my thoughts, and then went to submit…. Only to receive the words: ‘Your review text contains inappropriate language.’ I was confused at first, I mean I was pretty emphatic, but I didn’t cuss at all… and then I realized: I had typed the word ‘vagina.’
You can’t type the word ‘vagina’ on a TAMPON review because it’s considered inappropriate.
KOTEX, a company that makes OVER A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR primarily selling products to people with vaginas, thinks that someone typing the word “VAGINA” in a review of a product that goes IN THEIR VAGINA is being inappropriate and needs to be censored.
I retyped “v*gina” with an asterisk like it was a swear word, submitted and it went to preview mode with no problem. But I’m still kind of in shock… Honestly, what is wrong with Kotex that they think they need to protect tampon users from the word ‘vagina’?
If you didn’t think our society’s fear of the vagina was absurd, here you go. It’s cartoonish.
Kotex makes me feel sick. They’re awful.
I’m helping Melissa with her politics home work, but ugh. It is so hard to get through the text, when the teacher is apologizing for Aristotle condoning slavery, because “it was another time, it was normal back then for the conquered to become slaves" - "he couldn’t say openly that he didn’t condone it, because then he wouldn’t be treated well by the community”, and my favorite: “Slavery was not on a racial basis as it was in the American South, and nor were slaves restricted to the harsh agricultural labor which was their lot in the American South.” (Emphasis mine). Oh, okay! Well that makes it totally okay then. No probs.
But the absolute worst is the constant associaion between slaves and tools, and slaves and animals.
Yesterday I finished reading all of Malinda Lo’s books. I did them in order, so first I re-read Ash and Huntress, then I continued on with Adaption, then Inheritance and at last Natural Selection. But now I’m a little bummed out, because I haven’t found another book to read. I feel utterly spoiled by Malinda Lo. I want more fantasy/science fiction books, with lesbian protagonists, where the story is interesting and big, and the romantic elements are just awesome perks. Not another story about coming out and first love .. Unless the fantasy/science fiction elements are really, really good. I just tried reading Ascension: A Tangled Axon by Jacqueline Koyanagi, but I’ve stopped for now, because the almost erotic way the protagonist talked about the space ships, kind of grated on me.
Anybody have any suggestions here?
deep sigh of contentment
Could watch all day.
facebook really does have a tendency to make ppl show their true colours lmao
and no im not erasing the names they commented on a public page boohoo
How are they gettin so mad about this
"hey sexual assault is bad" "SJW FEMINIST PROPAGANDA THIS IS THE END, HASHTAG GAMERGATE"
what I don’t understand is why wanting to stop sexual assault is a bad thing —such a bad thing, apparently, that bros throw will indignant entitled tantrums about it, in a public forum, and attach their names to it as though it isn’t damning evidence of their callous disregard for others. like, how does someone make these kinds of comments and not step back and be like “wait, did I really just say that?” do they not notice or just not care how indefensible that shit is?
I mean, if you’re not for preventing rape, then what ARE you for?
of all the things to be angry about, you choose to be angry that a company pays lip service to sexual assault prevention? really? are your priorities really that fucked?
a part of me dies
i’m not even a little surprised
Person: “Could this show get any gayer?”
Me: Actually it could. Like, they could add real gay and queer characters.
It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not, and start defining ourselves by who we are.
I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves.
Apple employee who demands to remain anonymous
Sept. 17, 2014
This better be a fucking joke/rumor.
Apple holds a patent which mentions that its technology could have applications for law enforcement and government security. For example, the patent description notes that covert ‘police or government operations may require complete ‘blackout’ conditions’.
This little tidbit sold me on the Galaxy over the iPhone for my next phone since I’m due for an upgrade.
If true, this is horrifying.
First unwanted U2 albums and now this no thanks
From the above link: “The present invention relates generally to the field of wireless communications. More particularly, in one exemplary aspect, the present invention is directed to remotely enforcing operational policies on a wireless device upon the occurrence of a certain condition.” I really fucking hope this isn’t true. Someone read through the terms and conditions?
im fucking dying
La Secretaría de Gobernación inició un proceso administrativo para sancionar a la cantante pop Miley Cyrus, quien durante su show de este martes 16 de septiembre, en la Arena Monterrey, se inclinó para que uno de sus bailarines le golpeara los glúteos con una bandera nacional-
Lo curioso es que es el PAN quién pide la sanción siendo que ellos junto a los otros partidos se limpian el culo diario con ella y la pinche constitución.
i hope they charge her
Basically Miley Cyrus is in trouble with the Mexican government for rubbing a Mexican flag all over her fake butt that she was wearing. She could face a fine, like that matters, seeing as how she has plenty of money. Personally I don’t think it should be illegal to deface a flag, that falls under someone’s right to freedom of speech. But Miley is being extremely disrespectful by doing this in Mexico, and this isn’t the first time she’s accessorized black culture or disrespected people’s culture/national symbols in general.
Mexico’s laws regarding the national flag differ from those in the United States. You can’t use the Mexican flag on shirts, or merchandise, let alone burn it or express your opinion destructively using it. I’m guessing it has a little to do with the nature of the flag’s design; the story of Tenochtitlán, founded by heeding a Mexica oracle, indigenous pride in all of that, and the history of colonization (which, ironically, provided impetus for that flag). Given Mexico’s past of occupation & revolution, laws are strict on certain political expressions—especially when it comes to outsiders.
Miley Cyrus would know nothing or care nothing for understanding any of this. She is of the vampire clan, puro appropriation, whitewash, & disrespect to raise her own profits. I heard she got fined 200K for this, I hope it’s true.
She also did this on Mexican independence day, which adds another layer of disrespect and a lack of understanding for our history and our culture. Also “freedom of speech” means different things in different countries. Just because she has an American sense of entitlement doesn’t give her the right to ignore local laws and customs due to ignorance.
How far have you gone with a guy?