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I have a question. When you guys were in kindergarten or elementary school, was there that one kid in your class that always screwed everything up for everyone? I mean, you have the privilege to eat pudding at snack time and then this one kid decides to go and dump his pudding cup on the teacher’s shoes, thereby getting pudding privileges taken away forever. That kid was always an asshole, right? Sure, not all of the kids in your class were little shits. It was just that one little asshole who couldn’t keep his pudding in his cup. The one little asshole that fucked up everything for everybody else and now nobody in the class could have pudding anymore.

Now imagine this: the kid drops his pudding cup on his teacher’s shoes on purpose. When she writes a conduct report about the kid, the principal laughs in her face and tells her that maybe she shouldn’t have worn such ugly shoes. When she tells the kids that no one can have pudding anymore-in case someone else decides to drop theirs on her shoes- the kids laugh and say “not all kids do that”. When she goes to the store to buy new shoes, the sales clerk looks at her dirty, pudding stained shoes in disgust. Her friends tease her about the shoe incident for years.

This is rape culture. The only thing about this is that I shouldn’t have to wrap it up in a metaphor for you. Rape culture isn’t wrapped in a pretty package. It’s a nasty, brutal reality.

So imagine this: A man rapes a woman on purpose (because you really can’t rape anyone on accident). When she goes to the police, they laugh in her face and tell her she shouldn’t have worn such slutty clothes. When she tells men that she doesn’t really ever date or hook-up because she was raped, the men laugh and say “not all men do that”. When she goes out in public to buy new clothes, people look at her and whisper behind their hands about how she still purchases such revealing clothes. Everywhere she goes, she hears rape jokes being made, and they make her want to throw up.

You shouldn’t need a metaphor to understand how fucked up rape culture really is.

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edwardspoonhands:

The whole SciShow office is so freaking stoked about this it’s adorable. To be clear, I also have not been this excited about a movie (that wasn’t based on my brother’s book) since Deathly Hallows.

Holy crap you guys

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kateordie:

bevsi:

if-dementors-were-pink:

can we just take a moment to imagine little cute nine-year-old hermione reading matilda

and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind

and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move

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Sometimes I get huffy about tumblr but then I see that 260,000 people got the same kind of chills I did reading this…

I know someone who will love this!

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marathemara:

iizanimeaddict:

My dad just came into my room and shouted at me in Klingon.

Am I more embarrassed that he did that or that I know he said I was a disappointment to the empire?

You should be most embarrassed that you’re a disappointment to the empire.

crosses his arms and turns away from you

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An open letter to my MP

Thank you for taking the time to explain the bill to me. I am afraid to say that I am unsatisfied by your defence of the bill.

You say that the ECJ ruled the existing law illegal, so what we in the UK need is an emergency, temporary provision to cover this case.

Let me quote the ECJ ruling, “The Court takes the view that, by requiring the retention of those data and by allowing the competent national authorities to access those data, the directive interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. Furthermore, the fact that data are retained and subsequently used without the subscriber or registered user being informed is likely to generate in the persons concerned a feeling that their private lives are the subject of constant surveillance.” [emphasis mine]

Please explain, how DRIP is anything but a circumvention of the ECJ’s ruling, violating our rights to a private life? Expiration in 2016 does not reassure me, I do not want my private life to be spied on by my government for one day, not one second.

I am very concerned,

Tristram Oaten

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cumberbitches-with-bowties:

nerdsandgamersftw:

If a wizard watched Doctor Who and the Weeping Angels became their worst fear then they came across a Boggart and it changed into an Angel, and since whatever takes the image of an Angel becomes itself an Angel, would that bring Angels into existence in the Harry Potter universe?

Okay this fucked with me majorly

Mind: blown

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