A response: ok but I really I want to make the exact opposite point about this and I’m gonna do it on your post instead of making my own
I don’t agree with how you go about expressing this at all. I think this is really unfair and you should be making a point in this format.
And I agree with your point but disagree with your tone so therefore your point has been made invalid!
I clearly recognize this as humor as no one would actually be this hecking dense seriously but I’m going to pretend I don’t recognize that and use this as an opportunity to call you RUDE and when you attempt to point out this is a joke and was tagged as such I’m going to accuse you of backpedaling so you’re WRONG!!!!!!
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I bet most people will just scroll past this without reblogging, but this should be on everyone’s dashboards.
Okay but I’ve fundamentally misunderstood the majority of the arguments on this post, and I will be delivering a patronizing counterpoint full of blatantly wrong information, interspaced with obnoxious reaction gifs. I’ll also refer to you as ‘sweetie’, ‘honey’, ‘darling’, or some similar pet names, and I secretly hope you ask me to stop it so that I can treat your request as an unreasonable demand and play the victim.
*Also, I’m probably going to correct your spelling errors, despite them obviously being minor typos.
I am now roleplaying with my friend in the notes of your post
This will continue for at least an hour and completely clog up the notes of this post
I shall now tag several users with disgusting interests and political views on this post
I always love when the Existential Flame War makes its way to another social network.
Addition from obvious bot that doesn’t try to be anything but a porn link.
anybody in this thread smoke weed
Clearly I, the conservative hentai addict, am the true intellectual in this scenario
gentiles have no idea which Jewish holidays are particularly significant relative to other Jewish holidays
gentiles will be like “are you going to fly across the country to be with your family for Hanukkah? also do you really need time off for Yom Kippur”
Not to make you my teacher but if you dont mind what are the most significant Jewish holidays/what they mean
Ive tried to google it but i usually only find christian bullshit
If you dont wanna thats all good to
hey! it’s admirable to want to know more. i’d recommend checking out JewFAQ’s Gentile’s Guide to the Holidays as sort of a short entry point. if you want more information on any of the specific holidays mentioned, you can check out the individual articles for those holidays under the “times” tab 😊
it’s 2022. donald trump has died in disgrace days after being impeached and jailed. my chemical romance’s new album is coming out the same day as the new spiderverse movie. the lizzo and janelle monaé collab song is blowing up the radio. lil nas x has a verse in it. you and your partner have time and energy for dates after work after jeff bezos’ assets have been seized and distributed to the public in the wake of his arrest for keeping employees in unsafe working conditions.
There are a lot of times I feel like just…flipping the vegan script.
It’s not ‘polyester’ it’s plastic
It’s not ‘vegan leather’ it’s plastic
Its not ‘faux fur’ it’s plastic
Plastic is a pollutant and causes far more damage to the environment both now and in the future than leather or wool.
Please stop telling me that the Plastic Lyfe is the only life, it is not. My leather shoes will last a decade where pleather is lucky to last 12 months. Leather (and wool) decompose and are renewable. Plastic is neither of those.
A single wash cycle of plastic-based fiber (polyester, poly fleece, faux fur) may release 700,000 pieces of microplastic into our waters. Nasty stuff.
Wool is the most environmentally friendly fabric despite being an animal product.
Using wool isnt even harming sheep
Sheep need to be sheered or else it will cause serious problems. It’s a mutual relationship, we help sheep get rid of the pesky wool and it gives us a very useful material.
This has been a Burning Hot Take™
Also chickens will lay eggs no matter what!! That’s literally what chickens do!!! You are not eating “chick embryos”!!! If you’re worried about supporting the corporate mass farming industry, buy from a local free-range chicken owner! Almost anywhere has farmer’s markets!
This is the part where we talk about how the demand for agave nectar as an alternative to honey is destroying the habitat of the endangered long-nosed bat, which lives on agave.
Bees literally make an excess of honey, too much for them to handle. Beekeepers are helping them by taking honey. BEE MOVIE WAS LITERALLY ABOUT THIS HOLY SHIT
Assimilationist gays repeat the same rhetoric as conservatives and that’s a fact.
If you’re making fun of the angry queers, the punk queers with funny hair, the ones who dress funny and augment their bodies, the ones who thrive through drag and kink and polyamory, the ones who reject the 2.5 kids and a white picket fence, then guess what?
You have sided with the status quo, and I do not trust you.
For the record, I’m getting really fucking tired of people deciding to read this as
“Ren said wanting to have 2.5 kids and a white picket fence is bad!”
“Ren said you’re bad for not being Gay Enough!”
“Ren said kink is inherently queer!”
when the actual point of this post is that bootlickers mocking and tearing down all us freaks for being “too weird” and “too controversial” is assimilationist bullshit that needs to stop.
In fact, during the AIDs crisis, the leather community was largely blamed because the majority within this community are queer men and women who were blamed by outsiders for spreading the disease and treated like how you’re treating them, despite practicing and being very adamant about safe sex. All of these links discuss the community’s outreach efforts which included becoming caregivers to those impacted by the virus, sexual education (as mentioned above) , even when non-leather queer people refused to.
(Ofc the links talk about sex/sex education so they are nsfw to an extent.)
I’m begging y’all to educate yourselves on the AIDS crisis and much of the activism that came before, during, and after it, because it would largely not exist without these people. Uneducated, arguably REG mindsets like this are harmful, and incorrect, and do nothing for anybody except allow cishets to continue acting the way they do.
So fucked up that the girl who raised over $100k for the australian bushfires by selling nudes got disowned by her family and basically ostracized for single handedly making a huge impact to save the environment. People act like sex work is inherently linked to immorality but when a beautiful woman wants to use her agency and sexuality as an objective force for good she is totally demonized and has her life ruined. She is a pillar of morality and she deserves her name in the history books as a conservation hero!
This just in: If you want to enjoy a service (nudes, porn, strippers, prostitution etc) but simultaneous want to demonize those who provide it (sex workers), you are a clown emperor. Look upon your works, ye plighty, and weep
this girl is a racist white girl that says the n word and has dressed up in offensive esk*mo costumes so maybe we shouldnt put her on a pedestal and call her a ‘pillar of morality’
It gets better (worse). Turns out she’s very likely not even donating any of the money. Stop defending her. It’s not a matter of sex work. She’s just a terrible person
Ok, let’s slow the fuck down.
First of all, she never asked that the money be donated to her. She wanted proof that you had donated to a legitimate charity associated with the wild fires. She literally cannot have kept the money because she never had it. So that is just a lie, and a very transparent one at that.
Second, yes it looks like she did something pretty racist in the recent past (racist Halloween costume this past Halloween). She claims she didn’t know it was a racist thing because she had never heard that it was a racist thing and has tried to apologise for it.
She was raised by a highly conservative family and is 20. Yes, it was a very stupid thing to do.
No she is not a paragon of morality. She is your typical ignorant 20 year old white girl raised by conservatives that recently abandoned their lifestyle and has all the hallmarks of this sort of background, including racist tendencies that will need to be unlearned. I don’t know why anyone expected her to be a paragon of virtue in the first place.
So with all that out of the way, lets talk about what is actually going on here.
Every single time a sex worker comes to the attention of the world in general there is a rush to comb through her life and ruin her. If this person is a piece of shit is actually immaterial to the situation, because people will find something and latch onto it - and if they can’t find something adequately shitty, they will make it up to paint her in the worst light possible.
Whether or not this particular sex worker is a shitty person is immaterial. If she was not a sex worker then she would not be under this kind of scrutiny. If she was not a sex worker her raising, in the scheme of things, a fairly small amount of money would have been noted and immediately forgotten. instead she is facing isolation and ostracization from both her conservative roots and the progressive community as a direct result of trying to do a good thing.
This is what ‘progressive’ whorephobia looks like. Any time a woman exposes herself in this way she is put under a microscope of scrutiny until she fails to be perfect and then she is vilified by the progressive community. It is an excuse to find a reason to hate sex workers.
By uncritically engaging in this kind of scrutiny you are actively engaging in and contributing to the stigmatization of sex workers.
I was counting the seconds before people started trying to cancel her lmao.
better post about this whole thing.
If she was not a sex worker then she would not be under this kind of scrutiny”
on a related note. It’s weird how in the mainstream of tumblr (okay, specifically vanilla tumblr, I’ll say it) there’s this perception that all kink-related activity is equal, and equally immoral
like there’s that post going around where the OP got called out for having an Instagram account where they did nothing but post pictures of men’s asses taken without their knowledge, and then the person who called OP out got called out themselves for running a foot fetish blog
as if… intentionally and consensually created kink content is the same as creeping on ppl in public and sharing their pics w/o knowledge and consent, just bc lol ew feet
Or that post that was screenshotted from reddit from a woman talking about her partner’s watch kink getting out of control, and him getting a full on boner in the living room w/ her & her mother bc he was staring at a clock on the wall… and someone commented saying something about “glass houses, etc” bc the woman admitted to having a foodplay kink. like specifically the phrase she used was “celery up ass, etc,” which I will admit is an amusing way to say it, but like… sexually involved partners consensually enjoying a bit of celery up the ass in the privacy of their own bedroom is COMPLETELY different from bringing your timepiece-related erections into view in an inappropriate situation w/ an audience who doesn’t want to see it
and the fact that everyone I saw on those posts was treating these situations as if they were exactly the same is like… wtf. Other people’s kinks can seem weird and even gross from the outside, I’ll admit, but the way people go about their kinks and the respect they show (or fail to show) for others in doing so tells you WAY more about them as a person than “lol they’re into feet” does
I don't get seasonal depression, I just get slightly sleepier and more irritable and mopey when I don’t get any sunlight, but when I said this to my doctor she was like “you should still get a lightbox” and I did and now I have way more energy.
The moral of the story is, if you spend time thinking to yourself “well I don’t actually have [diagnosable problem], I have [milder version that I can just ignore]”, you could instead of just ignoring it get the accommodation for the problem and see if it improves your life. I do not expect to remember this next time I “don’t actually have the real problem”, but maybe eventually I will learn.
We treat accommodations like something that you can only have if you’re really really desperately suffering and cannot function at all without them, but that’s… really really not the case. Or at least it shouldn’t be.
Not to uuuhhh highjack this post, but I have some experience with this. Not only does it corroborate the above but I have found that even you don’t have any need for whatever accommodation that also shouldn’t bar you from getting one if you just…
see years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer, and as happens with progressing cancer her mobility was drastically reduced. To help combat this and allow her to retain independence at home Papa (my grandfather) got a shower chair. This is about as self-descriptive as it can get, it is a chair made of metal and plastic that sits in your shower or bathtub. I’m sure those with physical disabilities are already quite familiar with them, for those of you that aren’t just google it.
Eventually my grandmother passed. A couple years after my dad had to stay at Papa’s house for a couple weeks, for his own medical reasons. While there he discovered that Papa had kept the chair. And while Papa was old he was hardly infirm, he didn’t use a cane or have any severe mobility issues. Certainly none that would have affected his ability to stand in the shower. The conversation went more or less as such:
Dad: Why they hell did you keep the shower chair, dad? You don’t need it
Papa: Kevin, you wait until you use it. Then you’ll know why I kept it.
My dad was disbelieving tbh, to him chairs in showers when you don’t need them was a thing that like. Lazy rich people had. wtf could be so great about being able to sit in the shower? Why would an able-bodied person even need to? it’s a fucking shower? wash urself and then get out. Then he used the chair, and according to him it was like he’d had a proper religious revelation. Shortly after his return home (tbh the amount of time it took for him to take a shower sans chair) my dad went out and bought a shower chair.
The ensuing conversation with my mother went as such:
Mom: Kevin why did you buy that? We don’t need it!
Dad: Just use it once, this will change your life.
And it did. After using the chair for the first time my mom straight up wanted to know why they had never thought to get a chair for the shower before. Ever since we have had a chair in the shower.
It has proven itself invaluable.
Exhausted but covered in grime from yardwork so you HAVE to wash before doing anything else? shower chair
Don’t have the spoons to stand in the shower? shower chair
Leg/hip/back injury slowly getting worse over time making standing for long periods a difficult matter? shower chair
Home from work and just want to shower but your feet are killing you? shower chair
can’t keep your balance when masturbating in the shower? shower chair
want to write fic in ur head without your feet starting to hurt because you maybe spent a little too long standing there in spray? shower chair
disassociating? shower chair
gotta shave your legs? shower chair
crying because you’ve now realized how much easier being able to sit down and prop up a leg makes shaving while in the shower? shower chair
I have no current mobility issues, and yet if I had to move house tomorrow a shower chair of my own would be one of the first things I purchase for my own home.
It’s so easy to fall into the trap of “this could make my life easier but do I really need it?” And y’know what maybe you don’t need it. Maybe you don’t need that accommodation, but maybe it would make your life easier anyway. When it comes to things that you keep in your home for personal use does it really matter? Besides there is always the very real chance that buying it now, when you don't’ need it but can afford it, will save your ass down the line when you suddenly do desperately need it.
I would also like to point out: if able-bodied people start using things that were originally designed as disability accommodations, they become normalised. They become acceptable. And then all of a sudden they’re widely available, they usually become cheaper, and disabled people don’t get shit for needing them.
Buy the damn shower chair. Get a JarKey so you don’t need gorilla strength to open the pickled onions. Install soft-touch taps. Revel in your newly comfortable life while also making the world a slightly more disability-friendly place.
There’s this ableist idea that the default is for people to have zero disabilities
and mental illnesses. That’s why there’s a concept of there being
“too many diagnoses” - because people totally assume there’s like, a Perfectly
Normal Human to begin with and that that idealized body has zero brain
issues or disabilities.
And that’s so wrong. That’s just as wrong
as assuming non-intersex, cishet middle-class white guys are the
Perfectly Normal Human of which everyone else is an imperfect copy.
We’re not made from a mould. We have endless variations
and they aren’t divergence from some Perfectly Normal Copy,
they’re literally the way life functions. There is no perfect copy. There are only variations, some of which have the privilege of being normalized.
But privileged people
see themselves as the default, and “too many differences” can seem “made up” to them, because they’re not used to relating to people who are different. Unfortunately we mentally ill/disabled
people absorb this idea too and it’s really hard to unlearn it when
we’re stuck in a society that’s constantly reinforcing it.
have to be gentle with ourselves and with each other and work on
normalizing variations like mental illnesses, disabilities, etc., so the
focus can be on meeting the needs of people who have them instead of
just surviving ableism.
(Please don’t repost or edit my work. Reblogs are always appreciated)
Many wealthy countries—particularly
Western, white-dominated ones—treat Southeast Asia as their playground and dumping
ground, then have the nerve to blame Southeast Asian countries for the poverty and
pollution they helped create.
These countries—which enrich themselves by devastating Southeast Asia
through war and colonization, and by exploiting its labor and resources—have
the capacity to process contaminated plastic waste, but because it’s expensive,
they instead export the burden to Southeast Asia, which has far less means.
They’re just like the begpacker, who has the capacity to
fund their trip with their own money but instead chooses to leverage their
white privilege and exploit the kindness of Southeast Asian locals, and ends up
draining rather than boosting the economy for the sake of personal
They’re just like the sweatshop-owning corporation, who has the
capacity to pay a living wage and provide safe working conditions but instead
chooses to exploit and abuse Southeast Asian labor because turning a profit is
more important than valuing Asian lives.
They’re just like the sexpat, who has the capacity to pursue a romantic
partner who is a peer but instead chooses to prey on desperate or even
trafficked or underaged Southeast Asian victims because they expect no
consequences for their depraved and violent behavior, and usually receive none.
These are only recent examples of the ongoing colonization of Southeast
Asia. Southeast Asians around the world have long been
regulated to positions of service/servitude such as maids, nannies, and nurses.
We’re expected to clean up privileged people’s trash because we are seen as
So when we talk about climate change, it’s not enough to call it a
crisis—it’s a climate apartheid. We’re not all suffering equally and that’s by
design. Southeast Asia and other countries who are majority Brown or Black are
being hit first and worst thanks to white/waste supremacy.
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So I’m currently enslaved employed by a cable company, and I can offer a few pointers:
Find a copy of the customer agreement online. Read it. Have the “big cats in boxes” YouTube video on standby so that you can renew your will to live periodically while reading it.
Focus on the sections about cancellation
Examine any terms regarding early termination fees, notice required, proration of the time between cancellation and the end of the billing period, and equipment return policies.
Send a letter requesting cancellation to your carrier via certified mail. Include the date you wish for it to be cancelled. If you are not the account holder but have power of attorney, or the account holder has died and you are managing their estate, send copies of the relevant documentation with the letter.
The day after, when it isn’t cancelled, call back. Ask for “retention” or “loyalty” and when asked why, state that you wish to cancel.
They’ll ask you why you want to cancel. Say “I don’t want to discuss it, I just want to cancel my service.” (note: there are times when it pays to disclose your reasons; my company will waive all early termination fees and penalties if the account holder is being entering military deployment or a nursing home. Check their policies.)
They’ll offer something nice. Bundles, discounts, free channels, etc. Say “as nice as that sounds, and as much as I appreciate the offer, I just need to cancel my service.”
When they deflect again, ask how to return any leased equipment. They’ll launch into another spiel about that, thankful that you aren’t making them process the cancellation. Write down the process – they’ll either tell you to bring the equipment to a local office, or they’ll state that they are sending recovery kits. If it’s the latter, ask for the address that the recovery kits return to and write it down (you want to use the recovery kit if you get one, since it’s prepaid, but if they aren’t sent you’ll want to be able to return the equipment yourself.)
After all of this has transpired, state “As I stated in the letter sent via certified mail on [date], I am ending our contractual relationship and terminating this subscription. Has my cancellation order been processed?”
If the cancellation order has not been processed, tell them to process it. Listen to their spiel. Ask for the date that it will be terminated.
Hang up, wait thirty minutes. Call back, ask if your account is pending cancellation or not. If not, ask to be transferred to retention and ask for a supervisor. Demand that your cancellation be processed and advise them that a complaint will be filed with the FCC if it is not.
If more than an hour has been spent on the phone, file a complaint at FCC.gov. Forcing a customer to continue a service outside of the terms stipulated by the contract is illegal and the FCC hates it.
This went from really funny to “holy fuck what kind of nightmare dystopia do we live in that we need to be educated on how to get a company to actually cancel an account with a company that bills you monthly” really fast.
Reminder that “tard” and all variations of it (“fucktard,” “libtard,” etc) are literally just a “PC” way of calling someone a r*t*rd and I’d really appreciate it if my mutuals stopped putting words like that on my dashboard.
I had to get schooled on this one myself a while back; I’d mistakenly assumed it was meant to evoke “bastard”. But nope!
When I went to see Tangled with my family, I was terrified of having to talk about the movie afterwards because I related so much to Rapunzel, and I was sure my mom would hate the movie because it was so obvious that she was exactly like mother gothel. So when mom asked me afterwards if I liked it I gave a tepid non-answer. But then my mom started talking about how she loved the movie! And it slowly dawned on me that she also saw mother gothel as evil and abusive, but somehow didn’t make the connection that she and her were the same. My mom even made a comment to the effect of how, like rapunzel’s real mom, her love for me would always triumph or whatever. And she didn’t get it!
She didn’t see the similarities of how she locked me away in the house, or how she kept me under the tightest supervision under the guise of keeping me safe. I spent the entire mother knows best song stealing glances at her next to me in the theater just waiting for her to drag us out of the movie because she couldn’t stand to have her “love” portrayed as evil. And she didn’t see how the fact that she created her identity completely around being a mother and nothing else was like mother gothel’s dependency on rapunzel’s magic hair.
It was only after seeing her positive reaction to the movie, that I really understood the meaning of the phrase “everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil.
“everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil.
Question: i don’t know maybe it’s just me but as a person with mental illness i’m sick of bell let’s talk day i never find anyone talking about the real issues we face it’s usually just droning on and on about “it gets better” and “treat people with kindness you don’t know what they’re going through”. which is nice of people but i just feel like important messages are hard to find if you search through the tag..
Question: Hey, sorry to ask this, but a few days ago I saw a post/discussion about the history of original work on ao3 (i.e. how and when it was allowed). I thought it was in my likes, but it's not, and I thought you had reblogged it recently, but I didn't find it. I was wondering if you have seen this discussion around? Or where I can find more about it? This specific post talked abt how who defended original work on ao3 were not the BNFs, if that helps.
That was me running my mouth in the reblogs of something or other. It’s just the one comment.
But what’s that you say? Some tl;dr about a pet topic? Don’t mind if I do! ;) (To be honest, most of this debate happened years ago, and a lot of the long meta was by me back then too, so…)
Okay, so, the situation with Original Works is actually super interesting and a microcosm of early years OTW wank.
This is going to be even more tl;dr than my usual. To try to summarize very briefly:
There were two big cultural factions. One thought “original” was the opposite of “fan”. That one was in charge of OTW. It was hard to get voices from the other side into the debate because they already felt excluded from OTW.
This divide broke down more or less into Ye Olde Slash Fandom on the “it’s the opposite” side and anime fandom on the “WTF?” side. Americans on one side and a lot of non-US, non-English language fandom on the other.
I came across the above image being shared by a friend, and I would like to point out some problems with this simplistic approach.
For context, I am a Jewish man, I read and write elder Futhark fluently, I am familiar with runic divination, and I have MANY close Norse neopagan friends: even my sister is a Norse pagan. This post is not an attack on the pagan community. It is a reminder that we MUST address reality, not fantasy.
I understand the sentiment this image is trying to convey, and if you are a Norse pagan, you should resent and defy Nazis for abusing something that is important to you.
However, the reality is that symbols carry meanings given to them by humans, and Nazis have given hateful meanings to Germanic symbols, beginning under the third Reich and continuing to this day. Those symbols include the Futhark runic alphabets, specifically odal and sowilo, as well as symbols like the equal armed cross, the valknut, vegvisir, and mjolnir. These symbols have carried deeply hateful antisemitic meanings since before you, and most of your parents, were born. You CANNOT ignore that, or make it go away.
It would be blind to assert that the swastika does not belong to Nazis, has no antisemitic and evil meaning, and is not tainted by their use of it. Indigenous people groups who value that symbol in their own cultures have reacted differently. For example, some Desi cultures still use it, but the Navajo people do not, because of the Nazi implications it now irrevocably carries. If you are white, you DO NOT get to “reclaim” the swastika, no matter how much you love other cultures.
While I understand that these symbols and others are important to my pagan and wiccan friends, you can’t deny the darker meanings that they carry. If you are going to be using them, you are accepting upon yourself an obligation to educate people about their meanings - ALL their meanings - and to make it abundantly clear that you are an ally of the Jewish people.
Unfortunately, when I see people wearing or using Germanic symbols, I WILL think “I wonder if they’re a Nazi” every single time. Every time. It is an inescapable reality that these symbols are being used as silent dog whistles for hatred of Jewish people and other “non-whites.”
If you don’t want people to suspect you of being a Nazi, you have ONLY two options.
1: Don’t use Germanic symbols
2: Make it FIERCELY evident that you are an ally to Jews, POC, and queer people
Gentiles, you are invited to reblog this post.
Antisemitism will not be tolerated on this post: specifically, do not speak over Jewish voices on the issues of antisemitism, and do not assert that the claims in this post are false.
I am a tax economist and I cant do my own taxes. People ask me to do their taxes, I cant help. Every year i use software and i think I’ve done it right, i only have simple returns to do (employment income from 1 source, basic credits/deductibles nothing fancy) AND YET I get mail from the Revenue Agency every year saying “yeah you did it wrong it should look like this,” and this is in Canada where the tax code is way simpler than in the US! I am a tax economist and my mom still does my US taxes because I can’t figure that shit out.
The dumbest thing is, the government (US, Canada, any major developed government) has all the information it needs to treat taxes for 95% of the population because 95% of us have what we refer to as simple returns. Some countries have gotten keen and will mail out prefiled tax declarations- basically sheets of paper with all of your tax information i.e. this is how much the government has recorded you’ve earned, this much has been deducted from paychecks for state taxes etc, therefore we have calculated that you owe xxx$. And if the info is correct you do nothing and if its incorrect you fix it and mail it back. This hasn’t taken off in the US because of lobbyists. They want taxes to be complicated, if taxes are complicated then you hate them. If you hate them, you won’t vote for tax increases and will lean towards conservative fiscal policy. All this despite the fact that over time these prefiled declarations save money in administration costs, increase government revenue from having more returns and fewer mistakes, and help prevent tax evasion. They can even increase tax returns. But we dont have it because of conservative lobbyists. Great.
basically idk how some of yall think our garbage public education system could teach you to navigate shit that takes masters degrees worth of knowledge and regular recertifications every single year to do
… when yall think learning algebra wont help you because our school system cant even teach you that adequately.
it’s wild that people think k-12 schools could actually teach you how to do your taxes when they fucking change literally every single year which is why when you have money you generally pay someone to do them for you?
otherwise you just go on turbotax or something which also varies so greatly between people and the change of times that telling you to go to turbotax could be a grave mistake??? depending on your income or what decade it is.
teachers dont even know how to do their own fucking taxes they get software or pay people for it. taxes are intentionally so convoluted theres no way our piece of shit education system could teach yall how to do it
especially when folks crying about being incapable of doing their taxes also are here whining about learning basic algebra which shocker you need to know in order to do your taxes … hell you need calculus to do your taxes
you need a shitton of math and financial knowledge and legal knowledge to do taxes to a point where people get degrees and yearly certifications to do them.