"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that… [w]e don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." —James D. Nicoll
And maybe it’s just because this poem was written in 1922 (and because it seems to have been changed a lot by various editors), but I don’t think it’s fair to claim that “90% of native English speakers* can’t pronounce all the words correctly” when you’re including words like ague, victual, and feoffer (or, as the image has it, fe0ffer). Not to mention proper nouns like Terpsichore, Balmoral, and Melpomene. Like, no shit most native English speakers can’t pronounce words and names nobody uses much anymore?
*yes, I am aware this statistic most likely came from the Department of Fabricating Excrement
I'm going to unfollow you because you're only posting about the tragedy with the ferry. we all know that nobody actually cares about what is currently happening in korea. nobody here on tumblr and I'm so pissed because everyone is like ''I need to pretend that I care about this'' but we all know it's not like this. I'm also pissed because EVERYTHING IS CANCELLED. BTS IS MY FAVORITE GROUP AND THEY AREN'T EVEN UPDATING ANYMORE.
Bye bye~ I don’t need ignorant followers.
I am posting about the tragedy in Korea because I want my followers to see what is happening in Korea, to see the loyalty of one country in situations like this, to make them pray for the families and the victims, to honor the ones who gave up their life for the others.
Yes, anon you’re right. A lot of people really doesn’t care about this and that’s actually sad. But most of what you see here on tumblr isn’t acted.
And don’t tell me ”Korea makes a big deal of something like this” and ”the world doesn’t stop turning”. THIS is the cultural difference between Korean fans and international fans. A lot of International fans doesn’t know how it is when a whole country cries because of a tragedy that is happening there. most of this fans live in a country where everything continues when something like this happens. They aren’t used to this. They think ”Why do the Koreans care about this that much?” That’s called ”respect” But Korean fans aren’t complaining…They collect money and buy hot packs, hot drinks and food for the people who are waiting for their loved ones.
Parents are crying because their child might suffer right now or in the worst case they are dead. Some of the students might be fans of the Idol groups. How can they continue promoting knowing one of their fans might be one of the students/victims that are still missing? Do you even know the pain of loosing a family member, a friend or someone you looked up to? If yes, then you should show a bit respect to this families.
It was the right thing to cancel the music shows and the schedules of the Idols. Some countries and people should really take Korea as an example for respect. #prayforsouthkorea
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believe survivors until they accuse someone you already liked better. believe survivors until you feel pressured to stop being friends with a rapist and then accuse the survivor of starting drama. believe survivors when its an easy slogan to bandy about.
I'm all for human rights and liberties and expressing your opinion but not when it goes as far as criticizing every single thing you ever come across. Unfortunately, sexism is found in everything, everywhere. The human culture has been honoring patriarchal roles for tens of thousands of years. We are an ever changing, evolving culture, and instead of publicizing where we lack, you should be publicizing the huge strides that are being made toward making this world a fair and just place for all.
You have to have both, my valued tumblr acquaintance.
Think about if sexism was a illness causing bacteria in your cans of (life!) soup.
Yes, this soup might be sold everywhere
No, you’re not doing everyone a favor just by celebrating the good soup a rival soup maker made. People will still get sick from this soup — especially if you don’t see the value in saying “hey there’s bacteria that made me or my friends really sick in this soup, I’m going to point it out and demand some better soup”
you are a human entitled to a world without sexism, among other things
and the world has been more quick to praise strides as a whole, honestly, than criticize them. People are currently throwing themselves around the internet trying to promote some random card ad praising motherhood. The most self-serving drop in the bucket yet it makes a thousand more headlines than likely anything we’ll cover here that isn’t so positive.
change doesn’t happen with only praise — sad to say but it’s true if you look beyond really uplifting books they give you in kindergarten about fighting bullies with kindness. I am supportive of groups that mostly choose to just post uplifting messages like A Mighty Girl, but it’s never going to be the only thing I do.
I am pretty against the idea that talking about problems can only be done in a nice, non-threatening voice. Which is what you’re pushing for.
tattle-tale on sexism like your sisters depend on it
there’s an anthology I’ve participated in in the past and this year they’re having a contest with a big cash prize and I want to enter but I just noticed their faq has this:
Q: I’m transgender, can I submit?
A: If you live your life as a woman full time. Yes.
which… seems dogwhistley to me. Like, how do you judge what is “living your life full-time as a woman”? There are so many ways to be a woman, how do you live as a woman except to… be a woman… and there are women who live in the closet because it’s not safe to come out as a woman, that doesn’t make them not women or not “living as women”… so it’s like, I don’t know, the phrasing just seems weird to me??? Am I overreacting?
CACONRAD: I have been thinking about PTSD as a disability. I’ll bring up class again. Who can afford to get their needs met with proper attention? Who is simply being doped up by the doctor because there’s not enough money for their time? I’m not saying this is an answer, I’m saying class should be an additional consideration. I’ve been successful in treating my own PTSD with various alternative, inexpensive healing practices, from co-counseling to Reiki, and the amazing TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises). In the end whether we consider PTSD a disability or not I’m not seeing how trigger warnings is the answer.
"as someone who has been able to access treatments that worked for me for my PTSD, I acknowledge that some people can’t afford mental health treatment, but still don’t think they deserve accommodations because ????"
SARAH SCHULMAN: One thing I am learning from this discussion is that there are at least three distinct realms of discourse (experience, action, understanding) with some overlap. There are:
1.Perpetrators. People who feel either A. compelled or B. entitled (based on whether they are deprived or privileged) to violate, control and destroy other people.
2. Victims/Survivors. The objects of their actions, who experience Trauma as a consequence of being violated, controlled and severely undermined.
3. People who victims/survivors act out their pain on, in the present, but who did not cause the pain. And we understand that the mechanism for this process of projection, is Triggering.
Of course there is a similarity between #3 and #1A. People whose trauma is imposed by others, but who have not been able to resolve it to the point where they can fully differentiate between the past and the present, can themselves cause a lot of pain and destruction. Enough, in fact, to negatively change new lives for the worse.
So, the question is, are Trigger Warnings part of the Victim/Survivor resolving their pain, and coming into awareness that being reminded of the past, does not mean one is being endangered in the present?
Are Trigger Warnings part of the cycle of Control, where unresolved trauma should be recirculated in attempts to control other people, in order to feel safe, even though the danger is a projection from the past?
Apparently survivors asking for trigger warnings = abusers re-enacting a cycle of abuse. Literally just kill me now this is so awful.