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kyskellie:

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

This kickass video comes to us from classmate Stritchy.

And it is killin’ me. (Not softly)

Prof. Bootsy

What do songs sung in English sound like to people who speak Italian?

This song is deliberately meant to sound to its intended Italian audience like English spoken with an American accent, but the lyrics are actually pure gibberish, with the exception of the words “all right”, spelled in the internet-posted video as “oll raigth”. Celentano’s intention with the song was to explore communications barriers. “Ever since I started singing, I was very influenced by American music and everything Americans did. So at a certain point, because I like American slang — which, for a singer, is much easier to sing than Italian — I thought that I would write a song which would only have as its theme the inability to communicate. And to do this, I had to write a song where the lyrics didn’t mean anything.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol

i love this song

Oooh! This one’s my jam!

acidreign:

anarcho-queer:

ibetyourphysiquehelps:

WHOA WHOA WHOA.
excuse me.
But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money.
If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…
So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU??
well then you are never going to get a job.
And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.
And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.
So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.
What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.
So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.

You’re a shitty economist buddy.

Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.

Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.

"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."

Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?

If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.

What do you have to say about that?

And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment.

The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.

When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.

That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.

Is that CEO really such a hard worker that he deserves to make more money in an hour than his lowest paid employee makes in a year? I’ll let you decide

Buttheanswerisno

starlingsongs:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

izzy-springbolt:

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:

L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London 
Intersex Society of North America
www.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070
‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale current
medical standards employed to determine nature of
genital plastic surgery for children born with
mixed sex anatomy)
In copyright ?
 
Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.

If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

can someone explain this to me in Lehman’s terms pleSe? im confused and don’t know why everyone’s losing their shit because i don’t really understand the diagram

Okay, so there’s a wide variety of genitals out there. Here is a very simplistic chart of a spectrum genitals can fall on: 

Basically the clitoris and the penis are the exact same thing, very similar anatomy. Doctors will define it as a clitoris or penis depending on 1. if it has a urethra going through it and 2. it’s size. The diagram is the one they use to decide if they want to call the baby a girl or boy or intersex. Many babies are put through genital surgeries (sometimes without the parent’s knowledge or permission) to make them look more like a penis or more like a vulva which can cause many health problems as it is a surgery, or other problems related to being assigned a gender. Any kind of surgery that isn’t necessary for health should not be performed on babies because they cannot consent.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEX IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

On the subject of “GamerGate”

syn010110:

Attention gamers and players: if industry corruption is the problem, you’d be far better served by ridding yourself of the “GamerGate” label.

It’s not a productive label. The “-gate” suffix is used in popular speech to denote a scandal, taken from the name of the hotel in the “Watergate scandal.” A scandal isn’t about being productive and solving problems; it’s about embarrassing your enemies in the public eye. If so many GGers truly do want to solve issues of actual corruption and actual problems in the gaming industry and the press that covers it, they need to stop being a reactionary movement and they need to stop enabling hate and violence.

If corruption in the industry is your concern, then women are not the enemy. Feminist bloggers and YouTube personalities are not the enemy. Even the Dreaded Social Justice Warriors are not the enemy (not to mention it’s profoundly disturbing that a term for a person who seeks social justice is treated as a perjorative). 

If you’re looking for bad actors, look no further than AAA publishers. Electronic Arts. Activision. Ubisoft. These are the monolithic structures responsible for the yes-man nature of the gaming press. It’s hilarious to even think that an individual indie developer like Zoe Quinn (who doesn’t even make money from her game as it’s free) would have the resources to actively corrupt an entire industry’s press corps. EA, however, makes over a billion dollars a year.

GamerGate is a farce. When it comes to control and subversion of the industry press, Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu are nothing. Less than nothing. Compared to EA, compared to Activision, compared to Square-Enix… they are specks of dust. So why does the “movement” continue to focus all of its effort on feminist video game bloggers? Why doesn’t it actually call out these giant multinational corporations on their shady behavior? Why does it focus on small gaming news outlets like Gamasutra and Kotaku and Polygon instead of the much shadier industry titans like IGN and GameInformer? GameInformer defines corruption simply by existing; it’s owned by GameStop, for fuck’s sake!

GamerGate is not and has never been about corruption in the gaming industry press. It has always been about people who are afraid of change. People who are afraid that with gaming becoming more open, more mainstream and more diverse, that they will be unable to get a free pass on their excesses. They’re afraid that the new kids on the block will irrevocably change gaming and it will not be for the better. They treat criticism of their favorite games as direct personal attacks, regardless of how fair and honest the critique happens to be. Ultimately, GamerGate wants to keep gaming the niche domain of the young, white, heterosexual, cisgender male, because that’s the status quo. Change is scary. These gamers don’t want to lose what they have, but the idea that they would lose what they have is fallacious in of itself.

Diversity in the industry won’t reduce options, it’ll increase them. The more female developers, POC developers, transgender developers that start making games, the more different kind of games we’ll have. More options will be possible. I long for a day when I have a 50/50 chance that any game coming out will have a female protagonist. It only makes sense as half the human population is female. Why aren’t half the video game protagonists female? I would relish the chance to see more stereotype-free POC protagonists in games. How about transgender characters who are written properly and realistically? Instead of an “excuse” to get around the patriarchal cultural meme that “a man can never hit a woman.”

Yeah, okay, GamerGaters. If the Dreaded SJWs “win,” then maybe you’ll have fewer games where you get to feast your eyes on impossibly proportioned paragons of pop-culture beauty ideals with chest lemons the size of their heads. Is that really such a loss, though? It is possible to be sexy without being turned into an object. Honestly, who actually prefers the “old” Lara Croft to the reboot Lara? Nobody I know, including male gamers. They took a caricature cardboard cutout and a sex object and turned her into a realistic person.

If the Dreaded SJWs “win,” then maybe you might have to come to terms the protagonist of the game you’re playing is a gay man. Or a lesbian. Or a transgender person. Or black. Or Native American. Or any combination of the above. Is it so hard to do that? Is it so upsetting that you might have to do this more often? We all know that right now almost every single game made is going to have a white heterosexual cisgender male protagonist. If you’re a white heterosexual cisgender male and you want to play a protagonist you can closely identify with, you’ve got LOTS of options. What about someone who is a transgender homosexual female? Where the hell can she find a protagonist she can identify with? How will adding more options for people different than you hurt you? I don’t get it. Options are good. Fierce competition is good. That’s capitalism “working as intended.”

Gaming is growing, evolving and changing. I understand that change is scary, but change is also necessary for survival. If the industry does not change, if it stagnates and flounders, it will collapse. Just because the last major video game industry crash happened in the 80s doesn’t mean it can’t happen again… and already the signs are there that it might yet happen again. The indie scene has the chance to change gaming for the better, to become more progressive, more inclusive and ultimately have more options for more players and thus more customers and more revenue.

Yet GamerGate claims this is a bad thing?! Boggles the mind.

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