1. Anonymous said: hey, you know that Hussie and the person he is joking with are both Autistic, right? They're joking about their own disability and not being ableist.

    moyaofthemist replied to your post:


    And this, kids, is what you get when you reblog uncritically.

    Are they?

    Now that I’m on my laptop and can easily research, I’m not finding any evidence of this on either participant’s side. 

    Regardless, strong-dislikers-of-Hussie can rest assured, as he has engaged in problematic shit to varying degrees and has made some questionable decisions regarding providing timely credit for parodies of other folks’ art

    When it comes down to it, Hussie is on my list of people-who-wouldn’t-shock-me-if-they-were-buttheads

    *leaves conversation because I don’t feel like doing any more research*


  2. Anonymous said: hey, you know that Hussie and the person he is joking with are both Autistic, right? They're joking about their own disability and not being ableist.

    And this, kids, is what you get when you reblog uncritically.


  3. chronicpainwarrior:

    me limping with my cane down an aisle
    an old man walks up behind me quickly as if wondering why I’m walking so slowly he stops and says, “what…. is your leg sore or something??”
    i said, “No, I have a broken pelvis and severe nerve pain.”
    he says, “Whaaaaat did you say?”
    "Broken pelvis and severe nerve pain."
    He shook his head and said, “And how did you do that to yourself?”
    I responded, “I didn’t do anything to myself. Someone hit me with a car.”

    to avoid anymore questions I ducked into an aisle I didn’t need and tried to get away fast

    Gads. Asking someone “what did you do to yourself” when they’re injured is p much the rudest thing. NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS SHIT IS NOT MY FAULT


  4. Anonymous said: Don't confused 'oppression' with 'first world problems', it's a rookie error among feminists.



    Wow, okay buddy, you’re BEGGING for a takedown here. 

    First world problems? Not a thing. People who say shit like “first world problems” are massive racist, imperialist, dismissive assholes. 

    If you’re ever tempted to say “first world problems,” do me a favor, and pull down a map. Tell me EXACTLY where the “third world” is. Make sure you correctly identify Switzerland as part of the third world, and Turkey as part of the First World. Don’t forget that Djibouti is a part of the first world. 

    Literally sit down and learn what “third world” means and why people from nonwestern nations  think it’s a total bullshit term. 

    Second: you think people in the so-called third world don’t care about shit like makeup, and love, and technology? You think they don’t care about internet harassment? You think women over there don’t care about street harassment? You think they don’t care about fashion and clothes? You think they don’t care about music and video games?

    Because THEY DO. 

    Right now, there is a woman in burundi teaching herself how to do a cut-crease eyeshadow look. Guaranteed. 

    "Third world" nations have fashion shows and fashion magazines. They care about street harassment. They care about the internet. They play video games. They know more about anime than your sorry ass every will. And the idea of "first world problems," which makes it sound like all women in "third world" nations are dealing with starvation, rape, war, acid attacks etc. 

    Is bullshit.



    Women in Iran spend shitloads of money on makeup. Women in the DRC don’t just care about rape. Rape - the ONE THING westerners can be expected to know about women in Congo-Kinshasa - ranks NUMBER FOUR on the list of issues women in Congo want addressed. Political participation is number 1. Economic empowerment is number 2. Women in India are passionate about information technology, and you know what they hate? Coming to the United States, where Indian women in STEM are suddenly considered LESS GOOD than their male colleagues.  My friends in Senegal taught ME how to download movies off the internet. Zimbabwe has a fashion week. 

    As Teju Coal points out: 

    "I don’t like this expression "First World problems." It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.

    One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.” 

    95% of the people who use bullshit expressions like “First world problems” have NO IDEA what life is like for people in the so-called third world. You just like sitting there derailing. 

    And for the record? As a white, western feminist, DAMN RIGHT I concentrate on issues in the United States. Because when white western feminists try to “save” women outside the west? We do a SHIT job of it. We’re the ones who bowl over actual congolese women, and what THEY want, and say that the #1 issue affecting them is rape. We become arms of the imperialist patriarchal complex. 

    Classic example: the guy who was ruling Egypt for the British got british feminists to help him in his anti-headscarf campaign in Egypt. Why did he hate headscarves? Because he wanted to *break the spirit* of Egyptians. Not because he gave a shit about women’s rights. 
    How do I know that? 
    Because he was the head of the anti-women’s-suffrage group in England. 

    When women who live outside the west do awesome things, I will signal-boost them, and I will do whatever they think I can do to help. But I follow their lead. Because these are THEIR issues, and THEY know what matters to them. Not me. 

    FINALLY: My problems are not trivial. My problems are not bullshit. My problems are not to be dismissed with your racist, imperialist logic. Dress codes and makeup and music and books and video games MATTER. They matter to me. They matter to my life. 

    So fuck you. 

    And fuck your assumptions. 

    And maybe consider that YOUR first world problem? 
    Is that you can’t “see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.” 

    ::stands up and applauds this response::



  5. nostalgebraist:

    People have been reblogging recent strips from ancient bad webcomic Megatokyo to note that it’s still running and basically hasn’t changed at all

    This made me idly wonder what Rodney Caston, real-life model for the hardcore gamer character “Largo,” was doing these days, since he stopped being involved the strip early on

    Well, apparently it’s this:



    (via essaymarking)

    Tagged #megatokyo

  6. arglblarglwargl:

    the rage of dropping an entire pot of pasta into the dirty dishes in the sink

    itsrainingwine said: OMG NOOOOOOO

    moyaofthemist said: I cry when I do that.

    magestea reblogged this from you and added: OHNU!

    essaymarking said: NOOOOOOOOOO

    Apparently this was a Very Relatable Post

    Tagged #replies

  7. the rage of dropping an entire pot of pasta into the dirty dishes in the sink


  8. freeqthamighty:


    Photo Source: Jamal Williams

    On Thursday August 14th, 2014, Feminsta Jones called for a National Moment of Silence (NMOS) to pay ‘respect to fatal victims of police shootings and brutality’. New Orleans, a (for now…) majority black city with a long history…


  10. essaymarking:




    if you identify as cis but haven’t actually taken time to sit down and examine and analyze your gender identity, it’s probably time to do that otherwise you’ve just given in to society forcing a significant part of your identity upon you.

    if someones comfortable with their gender identity to the point that its not even on their mind then theres no need for them to analyse it

    as someone who basically identifies as cis i think it’s very much important to examine your gender identity. it might lead to small things: e.g. after i did that i stopped shaving because i realized that i wasn’t doing it for myself. further, i’ve stopped seeing my own face as a gendered thing and this makes it easier for me to be respectful of the identities of others, and easier to be happy with the meatsack i live in. i think that it’s very important for cis people to consider what aspects of gendered existence we hold sacred. peeing in a segregated space? if so, why? i mean this is exactly the kind of question trans communities have been trying to get us to deal with forever and i think that answering it on a cultural level will come with exactly the type of introspection that OP is asking for. 

    some of the best advice i’ve got in college so far is “make strange what is comfortable” and hey, after you take it apart, you can put it right back together again if that’s what makes you happy but it’s still important to evaluate why you perform your gender the way you do and what rituals are essential to that? why are they essential? are they worth perpetuating? the answer might not always be yes EVEN for people comfortable with the label of their gender assigned at birth

    also sometimes you find out that you weren’t actually comfortable with your gender in the first place, but rather socialized to not recognize/acknowledge your own discomfort, and that can be a really valuable thing to realize no matter what you choose to do with the knowledge

    Yep, true facts. I’ve been comfortable with my gender for a long time, but I’m suddenly finding myself feeling weird about considering myself female and having folks using gendered pronouns for me, and I have no idea why. Maybe it’s just that my understanding of gender has changed significantly in the last few years, so I acknowledge that binary assumptions about gender (vs a spectrum) are often inaccurate, but whatever it is it’s totally worth thinking about.

    (Source: rocktobers)