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Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable.

Sometimes, I Just Don’t Have Time for Individual Fights | this ain’t livin’ (via brutereason)

Setting boundaries/self preservation <3

(via bitterglitterqueer)

"I don’t want to talk about this with you," is a surefire way to cause aneurysms too.

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I’ve broken this out a couple times and each time the person has refused to stop talking about it. They talk at me until i respond.

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In the old days, NFL owners were rich men who accepted the risk of losing money as the cost of doing business. Thanks to the popularity of the game, the NFL and its owners—with the collusion of politicians—have created what amounts to a risk-free business environment. According to Long’s data, a dozen teams received more public money than they needed to build their facilities. Rather than going into debt, they turned a profit.

The perfect example: Seven of every ten dollars spent to build CenturyLink Field in Seattle came from the taxpayers of Washington State, $390 million total. The owner, Paul Allen, pays the state $1 million per year in “rent” and collects most of the $200 million generated. If you are wondering how to become, like Allen, one of the richest humans on earth, negotiating such a lease would be a good start.

In New Orleans, taxpayers have bankrolled roughly a billion dollars to build then renovate the Superdome, which we are now supposed to call the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Guess who gets nearly all the revenues generated by Saints games played in this building? If you guessed all those hard-working stiffs who paid a billion dollars, you would be wrong. If you guessed billionaire owner Tom Benson, you would be right. He also receives $6 million per annum from the state as an “inducement payment” to keep him from moving the team.

That’s the same amount Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would pay each year in property taxes to Arlington, Texas, where his fancy new stadium is located. Except that Jones doesn’t pay property taxes because, like many of his fellow plutocrats, he’s cut a sweetheart deal with the local authorities.

Why Being a Football Fan Is Indefensible (via kenyatta)

Public funding of stadiums and arenas makes me so goddamn angry.

(via wilwheaton)

The Ramp and the Dome, man.

Or even better, an MLB example: the Cards.

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We paid for it. Why can’t we get into it for free?

Money over people.

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Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

It is unfair to ask a woman to leave aside her personal experience and discuss feminist issues in the abstract. You are discussing the stuff of her life. Asking her to “not make it personal” is to ask her to wrench her womanhood from her personhood. Don’t play Devil’s advocate. Seriously. Just don’t.
  • Me:

    *playing Tomb Raider*

  • Grandmother who is visiting for the weekend:

    Mind if I sit with you?

  • Me:

    *squirming slightly because there is gore and swearing in this game and my grandmother is a sweet old lady: Um, if you want to.

  • Grandmother:

    *sits* Thank you, dear.

  • Me:

    *continuing to play for about five minutes*

  • Grandmother:

  • Grandmother:

  • Grandmother:

    LOOK OUT THERE ARE THREE COMING DOWN THE HILL

  • Grandmother:

    THAT WAS POINT BLANK HOW ARE THEY ALIVE

  • Grandmother:

    OOOHH YOU MADE THAT EXPLODE

  • Grandmother:

    STOP KILLING MY GRANDDAUGHTER

  • Grandmother:

    KILL THEM KILL THEM ALL

  • Grandmother:

    OHHHHH YOU SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD OHHHHHHHHH

  • Grandmother:

    RUN RUN RUN YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE RUN

  • Grandmother:

    OKAY NOW KILL THEM ALL

  • Me:

    *slowly turns to look at her* Grandma

  • Grandmother:

    *sweet smile* Hmm?

  • Me:

    Grandma oh my god

  • Grandmother:

    *more smiling* Well, hurry up and kill everyone else, I want to see you save this Sam person.

  • Me:

  • Me:

  • Grandmother:

    Kill them.

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boys are cry babies ok fuck you. i liked your art and now i find out your a feminist. i hope you get raped you fucking retarded bitch

euclase:

You’re right. Boys are clearly not cry babies.

xxromancegirlxx:

ezriela:

No one loves the ‘Bloomin’ Onion/Onion Blossom’ thing more than Spike:

And of course, this:

Spike’s obsession with the onion things has to be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen lol.

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.