Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

the-real-seebs:

fawnbro:

real reasons bisexual women are more likely to end up in long-term relationships with men:

  1. huge amounts of societal pressure to be heterosexual or at least hetero passing
  2. rewards, both legal and social, of heterosexual marriage
  3. fear of coming out as bisexual, except in anonymous self-reporting studies
  4. fear of accidentally flirting with straight women because of the stereotypes concerning homosexuality and predatory behaviours
  5. disappointment/resignation after a life full of unreciprocated crushes on straight women
  6. negative opinions about bisexuals making it difficult to find partners within the LGBTQ community

not a reason bisexual women are more likely to end up in long-term relationships with men:

  1. bisexuality isn’t a real orientation and we’re all secretly faking it

And, one more real reason:

Roughly 90% of the people interested in relationships with women are men.

laceandbutterfly:

Beijing Rules Out Open Elections in Hong Kong

I understand this is not a piece of news of people in war, showing images of the injured bleeding or dying, and Hong Kong is probably a place too small to hold your attention, but please hear me out.
There are more than 7 million people living in this city and their rights and freedom are being eroded so quickly that they may lose their basic human rights very soon.  
I’m NOT exaggerating.  In the past year ALONE, the Chinese government has become so irritated with the former British colony’s cry for freedom and basic human rights (which they have enjoyed for decades under the British rule) that:
they allegedly stabbed a veteran Hong Kong journalist for his criticism against the central Chinese government [x]
there has been a sharp increase in censorship in media and press [x][x]
in June, they completely re-interpreted the promise of 「one country, two systems」 to Hong Kong, reminding HK of China’s full control [x]
more than 500,000 protesters took over the streets on July 1 in HK, asking for a real universal suffrage [x], but China completely ignored the voice of the people and had the pro-China police counted the number as 98,000 instead [x].  And they arrested the organizers [x]
the police arrested hundreds of students after the July 1 protest, who were only there for a peaceful sit-in in the middle of the night and they promised to leave in the morning.  But the police arrested all of them, with unnecessary force and violence.  [x]
TODAY, the Chinese government completely ruled out the discussed universal suffrage in Hong Kong [x], warning foreign countries not to meddle with her affairs [x], and even sent in their military into Hong Kong a couple of days ago. [x]
The Hong Kong people need help from outside of China, because:
Hong Kong does not have its own army.
Its government has no real power and anyway, the government officials are all puppets of the Chinese government.
Britain is in a special position since she cosigned the Joint Declaration with China and theoretically she should help [x] but Cameron actually refused to speak with the Hong Kong’s representatives when they flew to London in July [x], wanting to keep a good business relationship with Beijing instead.
China has lied to Hong Kong over and over again, and they’re trying to do what they’ve done to Tibet.  Every day, there are 150 immigrants from China to Hong Kong, but Hong Kong does not have a say on who can move in.  China is trying to 「dilute」 the population in Hong Kong, eventually turning it into its puppet when there are more immigrants from the mainland China than the 「old Hong Kongers」.  It has already caused a lot of problems including the smugglers between the borders have increased 7 fold in just 4 years, a lot of new immigrants are here just to get the welfare but never work, a lot of local businesses have closed down to accommodate the needs of the mainland Chinese 「tourists」 (smugglers), with shops’ rents going up 10 times in one year just to force the local businesses to go away.  There are lots and lots of other problems in Hong Kong that are caused by the Chinese government and the influx of the mainlanders (Chinese from mainland China) but if the problem can be solved on the political level, the social issues can be worked on.
The people in Hong Kong needs your help.  The Hong Kong government does not help its own people because it’s too busy licking the boots of China.  Hong Kong can only be saved by the international pressure and awareness, so that the Chinese government cannot feel like they can do whatever they want, including taking away HKers’ basic human rights.
Please reblog and let everybody know about the situation in Hong Kong.

laceandbutterfly:

Beijing Rules Out Open Elections in Hong Kong

I understand this is not a piece of news of people in war, showing images of the injured bleeding or dying, and Hong Kong is probably a place too small to hold your attention, but please hear me out.

There are more than 7 million people living in this city and their rights and freedom are being eroded so quickly that they may lose their basic human rights very soon.  

I’m NOT exaggerating.  In the past year ALONE, the Chinese government has become so irritated with the former British colony’s cry for freedom and basic human rights (which they have enjoyed for decades under the British rule) that:

  • they allegedly stabbed a veteran Hong Kong journalist for his criticism against the central Chinese government [x]
  • there has been a sharp increase in censorship in media and press [x][x]
  • in June, they completely re-interpreted the promise of 「one country, two systems」 to Hong Kong, reminding HK of China’s full control [x]
  • more than 500,000 protesters took over the streets on July 1 in HK, asking for a real universal suffrage [x], but China completely ignored the voice of the people and had the pro-China police counted the number as 98,000 instead [x].  And they arrested the organizers [x]
  • the police arrested hundreds of students after the July 1 protest, who were only there for a peaceful sit-in in the middle of the night and they promised to leave in the morning.  But the police arrested all of them, with unnecessary force and violence.  [x]
  • TODAY, the Chinese government completely ruled out the discussed universal suffrage in Hong Kong [x], warning foreign countries not to meddle with her affairs [x], and even sent in their military into Hong Kong a couple of days ago. [x]

The Hong Kong people need help from outside of China, because:

  • Hong Kong does not have its own army.
  • Its government has no real power and anyway, the government officials are all puppets of the Chinese government.
  • Britain is in a special position since she cosigned the Joint Declaration with China and theoretically she should help [x] but Cameron actually refused to speak with the Hong Kong’s representatives when they flew to London in July [x], wanting to keep a good business relationship with Beijing instead.

China has lied to Hong Kong over and over again, and they’re trying to do what they’ve done to Tibet.  Every day, there are 150 immigrants from China to Hong Kong, but Hong Kong does not have a say on who can move in.  China is trying to 「dilute」 the population in Hong Kong, eventually turning it into its puppet when there are more immigrants from the mainland China than the 「old Hong Kongers」.  It has already caused a lot of problems including the smugglers between the borders have increased 7 fold in just 4 years, a lot of new immigrants are here just to get the welfare but never work, a lot of local businesses have closed down to accommodate the needs of the mainland Chinese 「tourists」 (smugglers), with shops’ rents going up 10 times in one year just to force the local businesses to go away.  There are lots and lots of other problems in Hong Kong that are caused by the Chinese government and the influx of the mainlanders (Chinese from mainland China) but if the problem can be solved on the political level, the social issues can be worked on.

The people in Hong Kong needs your help.  The Hong Kong government does not help its own people because it’s too busy licking the boots of China.  Hong Kong can only be saved by the international pressure and awareness, so that the Chinese government cannot feel like they can do whatever they want, including taking away HKers’ basic human rights.

Please reblog and let everybody know about the situation in Hong Kong.

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stunningpicture:

I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.

stunningpicture:

I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.

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zealotarchaeologist:

i stepped on the scale today and it said “bat”

it took me a few seconds to realize it meant the battery was out, but before i realized that i just said “i am not a bat” out loud

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Si me quieres, quiéreme entera,
no por zonas de luz o sombra…
Si me quieres, quiéreme negra
y blanca. Y gris, y verde, y rubia,
y morena…
Quiéreme día,
quiéreme noche…
¡Y madrugada en la ventana abierta!
Si me quieres, no me recortes:
¡Quiéreme toda… O no me quieras!

Si me quieres, quiéreme entera por la poetisa cubana Dulce María Loynaz.

If you love me, love me whole
not by zones of light or shadow…
if you love me, love me black
and white, and gray and green and blond,
and mixed…
love me day,
love me night…
and in the morning with the open window!
If you love me, don’t break me in pieces:
love me whole…Or do not love me at all!

If you love me, love me whole by Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz.

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selfdespair:

coffeecatsandcigarettes:

haveabowlofwhore:

don’t ever let this die

i just watched this 20 times in a row..

i do this in the shower, but i also do this at the club

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Anonymous said: Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|

fishingboatproceeds:

"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."

"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

mysharona1987:

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

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dancetaire:

precarioussanity:

thatcorbincrow:

can there please be some kind of online exchange where trans boys can give their old clothes to trans girls and vice versa? does that exist? if not am i allowed to start one because holy wow that would be the bomb diggety

can this happen

THERE IS ACTUALLY A BLOG FOR THIS NOW

and cis people can also donate clothes, because that gives people a bigger pool to get clothes from and it’s one of the ways that we can be active allies for our trans siblings

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