vlogfinity replied to your post “Finally un-friended my ex on Facebook because I’m running out of brain…”
good for you man!
Finally un-friended my ex on Facebook because I’m running out of brain cells when she shows up on my News Feed.
- baby: m- m- m- ma- ma-
- mother: mama?? are you trying to say mama ???Jessica come quick get the camera
- baby: m-ma..ma mama mama!
- mother: oh thank god our son isn't one of those fucking memers
I’m happy with not being super popular in that the friends I do have I know I can count on for anything, and I wouldn’t trade that for any amount of fame.
instead of watching the 50 Shades trailer, why not just make awkward eye contact with a total stranger at the grocery store for a solid 2 minutes and 34 seconds? you get the same skin-crawling, uncomfortable feeling but without the shitty writing, terrible acting and massive dose of rape culture
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
The surgery analogy doesn’t make any sense because surgery isn’t something that’s always been done the same. Do you think we’ve always had heart surgery? Seriously? It’s a pretty modern thing that required a lot of technological progress and scientific understating to be developed, and it isn’t static either! New techniques are being developed to make it better all the time; we don’t do heart surgery exactly the same way as we did in the seventies, for example!
Suggesting that approaching a problem differently means going in blindly, doing it differently for no reason without any prior research and endangering others by doing so is a typical conservative tactic to discourage progress. Like when the first vaccines were created, building up people’s immunity to Smallpox by exposing them to Cowpox, people thought it was mad and ridiculous and dangerous, as if Jenner had just decided to expose people to cowpox for lols or something. In fact he’d done a bunch of research and published a paper first and he gave the world something awesome! He eradicated smallpox!
People do the same thing with progress in other fields, “PSH you want a female character in a video game!? Political correctness gone mad! Women won’t play the game, it’ll just spoil it for everybody else and then we’ll have to have women in all video games and it’ll RUIN VIDEO GAMES FOREVER.”