YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.

In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.

nativeamericannews:

Quechua Language
Quechua is famous for being the language of the Inca Empire of Peru. In truth, however, there is no single Quechua language–instead there is what linguists called a dialect chain across most of Western South America, in which speakers of one Quechua language can understand the languages spoken by their immediate neighbors, but not a language further from them.

^ Fascinating.

nativeamericannews:

Quechua Language


Quechua is famous for being the language of the Inca Empire of Peru. In truth, however, there is no single Quechua language–instead there is what linguists called a dialect chain across most of Western South America, in which speakers of one Quechua language can understand the languages spoken by their immediate neighbors, but not a language further from them.


^ Fascinating.

tewksbg:

I can see some of my neighbors calling the cops

tewksbg:

I can see some of my neighbors calling the cops

(Source: romenews-tribune.com)

(Source: facebook.com)

nepetalast:

sheyna-sterling:

pissy-little-aquarius:

why are parents allowed to yell and scream at their children and call them names and just make them feel like shit in general…

but when kids try to defend themselves…. its disrespectful?

what kind of fucking shit parents do you have

is this a new thing to you

Children are taught to accept oppression (“obedience”) from a young age. When they grow up, they learn to serve it to anyone they deem “lower” than themselves, just like their parents did.

The kyriarchy of power and oppression continues.

Imagine God coming down and just revealing herself as this amazing pro-gay, pro-woman, environmentalist, social justice activist that is against war and otherwise military intervention.

And how all of the fundamentalist religious folks would just ignore it because they are bigoted and violent not because of their religion, but because of who they are. They would just claim it isn’t really God.

isohels:

Why is body hair only unhygienic when its on a woman’s body?

I don’t understand why sex is more shocking than violence.

Lea Seydoux talking about American films (via aurorium)

(Source: tvshows-who-knows)

culturerevo:

darlingbexy:

Truth.

3.5 million homeless people and 18.5 million vacant homes

culturerevo:

darlingbexy:

Truth.

3.5 million homeless people and 18.5 million vacant homes

(Source: jazzyfunkaholic)