James Has Tumbld

today my mom laughed for 30 minutes about this

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(Source: loueeh)

Via or are you just happy to see me?
http://yazpanda.tumblr.com/post/83356210882/if-you-see-something-that-seems-obvious-or   

dancing-clockwork-puppy:

yazpanda:

dancing-clockwork-puppy:

yazpanda:

If you see something that seems obvious or irrelevant to you, unless you have something to add to the topic, there is no point in sharing it and expressing how irrelevant it is to you.

If there’s nothing you can add to the discussion, you’re validating those that don’t care. They’ll see it’s…

But doesn’t that then limit free speech? I understand that you don’t like or agree with their view, but won’t it make your view more legitimate if you defeat them at a debate and humiliate them by beating them at their own game? I’m not trying to justify their views at all, but isn’t it better to beat them at a level playing field so you can show people what dumb assholes they can be?

No, I’m not saying that people who oppose the topic should stay quiet, I’m saying those that have nothing to add by expressing its irrelevance should not share it.

For example (and I’m not attacking you personally, just trying to help you understand the difference), you shared the post about women pleasuring themselves and sarcastically normalised it. I agree that it shouldn’t be a big deal, however as an identifying male, you’re dismissing how empowering it is for people who identify as women. If you’d explained how you wish it wasn’t such a big deal for women by making a comment on society, you’d be contributing to the discussion. But instead you commented on how boring it was.

Interesting how you brought up that previous statement. Maybe as a male, I don’t see how masturbation can be seen as empowering to women as I see it as a normal natural sexual exercise that is performed by not just humans, but other animals. I don’t see it as a big deal because I think there are more urgent issues relating to women in society and how they are perceived and treated. Usually masturbation is something performed in the privacy of ones home (unless they are an exhibitionist, but that’s a completely different matter). Other matters like breast-feeding and the right to do so in a public place however, is an important matter as it affects how women are treated in public and how alienation can occur. But going back to the issue of irrelevance, by eliminating this, you block out satire, which can be used to route out hypocrites, loopholes and ignorance since irrelevance itself is a point of view, no matter how you look at it. Plus, it is often the error of some to cast undecided as irrelevance which can the alienate them from a topic that they might have wanted to find out more about. Me, I’m just coming from the point that all opinions are valid as long as they can back it up. By alienating irrelevance, you miss the chance to convert people to your opinion and make yourself seem aloof or anti-democratic. All emotions are valid, as are opinions. If someone annoys you with their irrelevance, don’t moan about the fact that they don’t care, question why they don’t care. Confront them, don’t back down and go into a huff. 

But the point is it is as this doesn’t affect you you can’t really say whether this is a big issue or not. You cannot really order all problems by rank and decide the lower ones do not require attention as you cannot logically choose which ones are the most degrading.

We live in a society where women are expected to be a personification of a man’s desire. Expected to be lady-like. Expected to be clean. Expected to be polite. I’m not saying YOU expect these things, but society as a whole shoves nothing but ideals down peoples throats along with images of how they should look and guidelines on how they should act.

As men the only persecution we can truly say we’ve felt is peer pressure and individual experiences. Anyone can chip in with their opinion on something, but an un-informed opinion based on no personal experience isn’t worth anything.

In the same post you try to defend how important your opinion is and  you say you want to protect satire. Surely on a topic as important as this anything satirical you have to say just comes off as self-fulfilling and pompous?

Via Human, all too human

http://yazpanda.tumblr.com/post/83356210882/if-you-see-something-that-seems-obvious-or

dancing-clockwork-puppy:

yazpanda:

If you see something that seems obvious or irrelevant to you, unless you have something to add to the topic, there is no point in sharing it and expressing how irrelevant it is to you.

If there’s nothing you can add to the discussion, you’re validating those that don’t care. They’ll see it’s…

But doesn’t that then limit free speech? I understand that you don’t like or agree with their view, but won’t it make your view more legitimate if you defeat them at a debate and humiliate them by beating them at their own game? I’m not trying to justify their views at all, but isn’t it better to beat them at a level playing field so you can show people what dumb assholes they can be?

I think you have misunderstood Yaz’s point.

When people say the phrase “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” they aren’t saying it to try to limit your freedoms, they are saying it because you’re using your freedoms to negatively comment on something you can’t possibly relate to.

That’s the equivalent of me reblogging all of your posts and adding the line, “Well, this is dull.”, sure I am within my rights to do that, but what does it possibly add to the situation of any benefit to anyone other than belittling the people who actually agree/enjoy/believe in it?

Yaz literally said in the first lines of her post that “If you see something that seems obvious or irrelevant to you, unless you have something to add to the topic, there is no point in sharing it and expressing how irrelevant it is to you.”, if you want to signal boost something for a good cause, by all means, do it, but just be wary as to how your words are interpreted, eh?

Via Human, all too human

Do you ever have one of those days where you’ve just had enough?

Not even in a frustrated sense, can be taken good or bad I suppose, just in a “I gave it all I could give, and there’s nothing more” way.

That’s kinda how I feel right now. 1:30am and I feel like a car that’s ran out of petrol on a motorway. I’m comfy where I am, just drive around.


caskett-copop83:

This is like the cutest thing ever. It’s from the gif-set I reblogged.

Taking its first steps, and after successfully doing so, the chick goes “Yay!”

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It’s so freaking cute.

Via Hard work and science



shslequius:

mango is a funny word




valkubus:

mycroftsbooty:

shslspookyscary:

adropofred:

comment s’appelle un chien qui vend des médicaments?

un pharmachien

why the fuck is this joke in french and why there is 26k notes am i missing something important

something really important

what do you call a dog that sells drugs?

a pharmacy

yeah it’s really only funny in french

Via I REGRET NOTHING


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