I know I only have a few followers, but let’s prove my mum wrong, shall we?
Pansexual on board and reporting
One of my friends just reported being pansexual when I asked.
"I’m not vaccinating my kids because they’ll build up immunity naturally anyway"
me participating in a group project
WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD
looks like someone owes everyone an anthropology
i wince so fucking hard every time that hammer comes down
ooh what is bone about?
I might have been cheating by putting Bone as my favorite book since its actually a comic, but its so so good. Putting it simply, Bone is about three cousins (who are some sort of “Bone” creatures) who are exiled from their home and end up in a forested valley filled with creatures, most of which are after the cousins for reasons unbeknownst to them. The cousins end up at a farm where they meet a girl and her grandmother and end up getting swept into a tale of royalty, politics, supernatural happenings and dragons and wars and its just… such a charming, funny, touching story. I’ve heard people refer to it as “Tolkein meets Disney” and that’s a really good way to describe it; visually its pretty cartoony (but also can be dark and creepy) and the story is, excuse the cliche term, but its epic; very Lord of the Rings-esque.
I could go on and on but
please read Bone guys
I concur. Bone is amazing, and now they all come in color!
Still trying to get @themadgnome to read Bone. :( C’mon comic book guy!
In various schools in Uganda, and some other parts of Africa, children as young as five are punished for speaking African languages, indigenous languages and mother tongues at school. The modes of punishment differ. The most common one in Uganda is wearing a dirty sack until you meet someone else speaking their mother tongue and then you pass the sack on to them. In some schools, there are specific pupils and students tasked with compiling lists of fellow pupils and students speaking mother tongues. This list is then handed over to a teacher responsible for punishing these language rule-breakers. According to Gilbert Kaburu, some schools have aprons that read: “Shame on me, I was speaking vernacular” handed over to an offender of the No Vernacular rule, who then is tasked with finding the next culprit to give the apron. Most of the punishments, in their symbolism emphasise the uselessness of the African languages.
Commenting on a photo of two children in Uganda wearing dirty sacks as punishment for speaking their mother tongues, Zimbabwean writer, Tendai Huchu says:
“That sums up our self loathing and inferiority complex. Junot Diaz once said we do a better job of enforcing white supremacy ourselves than white supremacists ever could. I should add, notice how the punishment consists of wearing sack-cloth. The image is telling. You are rags if you speak your own language.”
Halima Hosh, agreeing with Tendai Huchu opines:
“It’s outrageous. What a slave mentality that a colonial language is considered higher or better/more worth than their own local language. Unbelievable. Do the Europeans learn any African language in school? No. Why not? Because we are not proud of our heritage, not proud of our languages, not proud of Black African history. These teachers need to be fired.
This is a serious problem. Read the entire article here: http://thisisafrica.me/schools-punishing-children-speaking-african-languages/ (via linglife)
Languages don’t generally become endangered because people just don’t really feel like speaking them anymore: it’s often much more brutal. And similar methods for repressing indigenous languages happen all over the world: this reminded me of a memorable quote from a man in Alaska “Whenever I speak Tlingit, I can still taste the soap.”
I enjoy straightwhiteboystexting, but I don’t think I’m enjoying it in the right way, because it’s not even the texts that are making me laugh. I can’t stop laughing while imagining all of these guys starving to death because they weren’t satisfied with the idea of hanging out with a girl and just eating food. “What would we be doing if I waz w/u?” “Um…eating food?” “Reaaaally? That’s alllll?”
(Fast forward 11 days)
Dear Diary/Men’s Rights Sub-Reddit,
It has now been nearly two weeks since I texted that stupid bitch Becky on Tinder. I cannot seem to get any woman to let me come over — even though I have done my best with all the pickup lines you’ve given me about the size, shape, and density of my penis, they still seem very unmoved. I have even tried the more conventional “Hi”, but somehow they always seem to sense that I can’t go two minutes without mentioning my insatiable desire to gratify myself with their bodies or, failing that, pictures they have put on the internet in a completely non-sexual context. Women, am I rite? O how I wish I had learned to cook for myself, or the proper order of a conversation (does the “hi” go before or after I mention their body cavities in an unpleasant manner? I am certain that I am in fact as awesome as I think I am, but am just having a simple syntax problem, so this must be an easy fix. Also, how much winky face is too much winky face after a rape joke? I want to put them at ease and show them that I have a sensitive side, too). But alas, I fear I am stuck permanently in this “friend zone” I’ve read about so often here…you know, the one where women want to have lunch with you rather than immediately service you sexually. It is terrifying. I am scared. I am alone. It is cold. I tell my mom to make me a sandwich, but she doesn’t care. She just keeps repeating that I’m 25, whatever that has to do with anything. Damn bitches. Anyway, I am rapidly losing my strength due to lack of nourishment. Please send Hot Pockets. Thank you.
It’s all womens’ fault,
p.s. - Are you done reading this? What’re you doin’ nowwww, huh? ;) Get it? No lol jk can we have sex?
Guys, I have to hit you with some harsh news. Everything is in the description above. Another act of police brutality against a Black body. His name is Tyquan Henderson and he was pistol whipped and required brain surrey due to his injuries. News is that he was taken right out of ICU and put him into jail. Can we please get this known? Because, he is in no condition to protect himself or to even be out of a best where he should be resting!