This is consistently the worst, most anxiety inducing time of the year for me.
And all over some stupid carols!!!!
Rhys just sent me his first mix for Festivity IV and it’s so intimidatingly good. I could tear my hair out over the comparative inspiration drought I’m having here. What a bastard
Probably the best description of that particular aspect of depression that I’ve ever read. At least, that’s how it is for me.
what about when it lasts your whole life :(
Using my break from this assessment to continue work on my huge best of 2013 mixtape. Only one track allowed per artist. Spent countless hours scouring the aural spectrum for stuff I wouldn’t have been organically exposed to. It’s 50 tracks so far. Got everything from acid jazz to dreampop to black metal. Severely lacking in pop and hip hop tracks so I’d love any suggestions of albums from this year to check out
I’m lapsing real bad :(
"I thought I felt special until I saw you treat everyone else the same way."
this person sounds great! going out there makin’ everyone feel special
Go and pick up a free copy of Newcastle Mirage and read what my mate Michael Sykes has to say!
Oh and ladies he’s single, so here’s his blog for further lurking/flirting talesofblog.tumblr.com
the term is “flurking”
Ugh I feel sick. I’d be surprised if there are any adults out there as pathetic and barely functional as me. I’m sure I’ll delete this later (+1 revisionism) but hey, that’s how I feel right now!
I’d just like to thank tumblr (tm) for making this all possible
weird question. I’m about average height, I believe 5’10-11
“kill myself” was the most common answer when they contemplated the possibility of life as a girl
Yeah, tell me again how misogyny “isn’t real” and men and boys actually “love”, “like” and “respect the female sex”? This is how deep misogynistic propaganda runs in this world. Men and boys are so viscerally contemptuous of anything or anyone who/that is female or feminine, or perceived to be female or feminine, that they would rather commit suicide than to be associated with— or become a member of— the female sex. As Germaine Greer said, “women have no idea how much men hate them.”
they would rather die then be treated how they treat us
jesus i feel sick
yeah, i can see the point in judging an entire sex based on a survey taken from JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS. you just know that with all of their life skills that they can speak for ALL of us males. they have all of the answers. let this post never, ever, EVER be read as complete argument for argument sake bullshit. oh but what do i know, my heads just so messed up from so many years worth of hate for the opposite sex.
fuck me c’mon people you’re better than this
^Exactly what I thought when I first saw this. I’m all for calling out douchebags and corporations on being misogynists but I’m sick of seeing studies on a single group or a quote from one male asshole and the comments on it then agreeing that these single incidents speak for the entire male population. You know what’s just as offensive as men who try and deny misogyny and sexism are real problems in society? Me being grouped in with those pricks just because I have a dick.
Y’know Rory, I used to feel this way, and then I realised that compared to the scope of oppression that all women face every day - not just in person-to-person encounters and attitudes but in the greater political and ideological scope - my concerns about being part of those generalisations are kinda pissweak. Not to mention the fact that I learned that I have been complicit in a lot of those destructive perpetuations and still regularly catch myself thinking or saying counter-productive things.
Short version, men are so historically awful (and women are still denied so many privileges that we take for granted) that getting upset for being “lumped in” with those folks is kinda whiny, it’s like complaining that you got a papercut on a million dollar cheque (the cheque is, in this case, being born a man)
I don’t know Michael, that kind of seems like the whole “other people have it worse off, so what have you got to be upset about?” kind of argument. To be honest the entire argument is ridiculous when generalised. To think that all females think and act the same and all males think and act the same and no one can ever rise above the ideas that are apparently intrinsic in all of us is absurd. It’s the same with any kind of prejudice - if you take offence from an individual or small group of a certain type of people then decide to apply their values to everyone else who fits that general description then you’re only adding to the problem, aren’t you?
the whole “other people have it worse than you” analogue might be appropriate if you didn’t actually belong to the social group that is making it worse for the other people.
As for “the entire argument is ridiculous when generalised”, sure, but that’s not what the excerpt is doing, it’s literally citing research data. If you want to find conflicting data that’s one thing, but you’re just applying your own subtext in which all men are terrible and can’t rise above it. Feminism (which, let’s be honest, is the explicit topic here) actually purports than men AREN’T animals and CAN actually rise above it, contrary to the whole “boys will be boys” attitude that men themselves are happy to perpetuate. Feminism holds men to a higher standard, it’s good for everyone involved.
But maybe I can make another point here. You read an excerpt here, one about gender attitudes among a small sample group. You’re right that it’s not necessarily reflective of every male on the planet. It’s merely another finding. And as you’re on tumblr I’m sure you’ve seen no shortage of them. That’s kinda the thing, it all ADDS UP. Women want to break free of attitudes and stereotypes that condemn them and make them feel pressured to fill certain niche roles in society and value themselves less. As a MALE, from day one you have it way better in this regard. To complain about things tipping ever so superficially back in their direction is just bratty. It’s like a super rich CEO whining about taxes being raised.
If you don’t like feeling like you are being lumped in with the worst male offenders, you can close your laptop lid and go do something else - congratulations, conflict over. Women don’t get that privilege. They’re reminded of how they’re valued every time they open a magazine or get their paycheck or go to the pub. Don’t complain about people with less autonomy than you fighting back when you can actively exit the situation in which you are feeling oppressed at any point and THEY CAN’T
I’m not trying to start a full blown argument here, I just want to challenge you because I used to think the same useless things & I know you have integrity so I want you to pack your stuff and come join me over here