sex is not a hobby it’s not a personality trait and it’s not strong enough to act as a glue to hold a fake ass relationship together. sorry
nor will it bind someone to you that doesnt want to be bound to you. it’s just not gonna solve your problems. im sorry
I get what you are trying to say and I agree with most of it but……
I feel like “because it’s fun” is an extremely valid reason to have sex so……!
I know some fic writers get stressed about writing tropes they think are too popular or overdone, and I need you all to know that I just spent 4 hours reading every iteration of the same exact fic plot I could find, and they all brought me an indescribable amount of joy. Listen. Listen. Sometimes you want cakes of many flavours and sometimes you want Nine Carrot Cakes
If you wrote me 15 different fanfictions featuring the same 3 very specific people who always end up in a polyamourous relationship I will literally be getting ready to buy you a ring!!!
I’m sorry, what was that about Joe not being liberal enough for y’all?
Because me and my six figures worth of student loan debt would like a word.
[Picture ID: Tweet from @itshilarybuff, October 5th “Not a drill: Joe Biden commits to eliminating student debt for those who make under $120k. Y’all Go Vote!!!” Below that is the quote tweet from NBC News showing a clip from a town hall in Florida.]
btw, his plan, as stated here, doesn’t wipe my stupid loans, those aren’t going away shy of economic miracle, and I still love this answer. He’s talking specifically about killing loans going forward for people, and to handle the loans we already have, I copied from his website below.
- More than halve payments on undergraduate federal student loans by simplifying and increasing the generosity of today’s income-based repayment program. Under the Biden plan, individuals making $25,000 or less per year will not owe any payments on their undergraduate federal student loans and also won’t accrue any interest on those loans. Everyone else will pay 5% of their discretionary income (income minus taxes and essential spending like housing and food) over $25,000 toward their loans. This plan will save millions of Americans thousands of dollars a year. After 20 years, the remainder of the loans for people who have responsibly made payments through the program will be 100% forgiven. Individuals with new and existing loans will all be automatically enrolled in the income-based repayment program, with the opportunity to opt out if they wish. In addition to relieving some of the burden of student debt, this will enable graduates to pursue careers in public service and other fields without high levels of compensation. Biden will also change the tax code so that debt forgiven through the income-based repayment plan won’t be taxed. Americans shouldn’t have to take out a loan to pay their taxes when they finally are free from their student loans.
That is much better than what the current set up does. Minus taxes and essential spending will be a fight over what that means depending where you live, but its a really good thing.
He also wants to help with job training so we don’t all get these degrees that don’t help us get dang jobs. And he wants to go after private for-profit universities. And he wants to better fun grant programs. and, and, and.
Most important of all? This guy listens. Sure, sure, politics is gonna politic, but millennials are the largest voting block in the country now. If we raise a fuss, it actually matters. But only if we vote.
Actually, let me just show you some math. Actual total of loans doesn’t really matter above a certain point to be honest because the interest grows faster than you can pay them, so lets say you’re on that sinking ship, where the payment amount to actually pay them off would mean paying something like 2700 a month. obviously not gonna happen. So you’re on an Income Based Repayment Plan with your borrower. You can be asked to pay between 10 and 20% of your net income (depending on many factors)
Lets say you’re a single human person, working a good job, 60k a year; after tax, you have around 45k. Under Biden’s plan, they start by taking 25k of that, putting it to the side and removing it from the calculus. Then. they take an amount off for essential spending. Don’t know what that math works out to yet, so lets assume someone awful gets to decide it, and its 12.7k a year (the poverty line for a single human) Then, they only can bill you for 5% of the remainder. So.
60k - taxes = ~45k
45k - threshold = 20k
20k - essential spending = 7.3k
$7300 x 5% = $365 a year -or- $30 a month
Sure, Strife, that’s a pipe dream, you say, what happens if the ‘essential spending’ part dies in congress? Fair point, Congress is a sinkhole of evil. But lets see:
60k - taxes = ~45k
45k - threshold = 20k
20k x 5% = $1000 a year -or- $83 a month
Yeah, you say, but I’m a curmudgeon and I want to assume the worst because I hate politicians, what if they lose the threshold, and only get the 5% through and everything else stays exactly the same?
In that case, it will straight up cut everyone’s payments in half. Minimum. Whatever you’re paying now? Half that. In the case of the example above, that means
60k - taxes = ~45k
45k x 5% = $2250 a year -or- $187 a month
So this guy is out here going after free college for the younger parts of GenZ and all of our kids. AND he’s going to make the loans we have into a much more bearable burden. PLUS. If you didn’t see up there? That he’d kill the taxes paid on forgiven loans? Yeah, that’s a thing right now. If you pay for 20 years, and end with 60k in loans to be forgiven, you pay taxes on the 60k all at once. Which means you owe the government around 15k. Which. Ironically. Usually means you have to take out another loan.
And this would apply to everyone, you can opt out if you wanna clear yours sooner, but you don’t have to do the jump through hoops and beg routine like you do now.
This is a really really really good plan, folks, please look at something other than tumblr and fb, please look at his website, there’s some really good stuff in there. If you don’t understand, ask for clarification, bc there is so much good.
#the biden plans are heavily inspired by the progressives#Liz wrote parts#Bernie wrote parts#AOC wrote parts#the man is listening#so get him in office#and flip the senate#so Liz can drop a six inch binder called ‘plans to get shit done’ on the desk#and make McConnell cry from his minority leader desk
I’m sorry but you can’t just leave this in the tags
I’m posting the links here because the link keeps on a loop with adfly
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what if i was just narcissistically positive instead of self-deprecating? “oh they must not like me because i’m too perfect”, “i’m too amazing to deserve this”, “yes it must be my absolutely killer looks that has driven them off” like fuck this self-deprecating shit ya know? i’m tired of hating myself, i’m pretty fucking awesome i think.
‘I’m too gorgeous for this bullshit’
This is my entire brand.
Huge shoutout to my sister who told me yesterday that the reason I’m single is because I don’t go on dates.
1) Really? Wow, why didn’t I think of that???
2) Who? Who exactly should I go on dates with??? Oh wait, let me just pick someone from that huge invisible line of people waiting to date me…..
Conclusion: NEVER EVER speak to a non single person about anything to do with being single. They know nothing.
The real problem with books-turned-movies isn’t “omg they didn’t include every single word in the book” it’s “omg they completely overlooked the main theme, threw out any significant allegories, took away all the emotional pull, an turned it into a boring action movie with a love triangle in it”
And made everyone straight and white
It’s not just men who think they are entitled to sex or a woman’s body.
Consent is needed every time, no matter what the relationship is
What the actual fuck?
Wow she’s scary.
You’re no feminist if this doesn’t bother you, that you don’t see the rape vibes here. Women can and do rape men. They use force, they use words, they can manipulate- just like men do. And it is just as wrong.
No means no, friends. Gender does not matter. No. Means. No.
Fuck this is terrifying
i’m honestly scared for him
There was absolutely no consent here. I don’t care if you think you’re some radical feminist, this should clearly be wrong to you!
*by that I mean both parties should really want it, it shouldn’t be a “well she/he really wants it so I guess I should too.”
** You should be asking for consent whenever you change the level of intimacy. Even if it’s just from hand holding to kissing. Always ask if your partner is okay with going further. Don’t just assume.
*** Consent must be clear, meaning you’re partner needs to say a definite yes.
**** This one is kind of obvious but both partners need to be on the same page. And they both should want it.
Taking advantage of someone while their drunk or intoxicated is 70% of the rapes that happen. When someone’s drunk or high, they are not clear in their consent as they aren’t fully aware of what their doing. Niether can it be mutual, as again, they don’t know what they’re doing.
millennial culture is being unable to eat dinner unless you are watching something at the same time. movie? tv show? twitch stream? doesn’t matter. just have to be able to click play
i mean if im by myself what else am i gonna do?? be alone with my thoughts?? out of the question
Reblogging for the FACT in this reply!
imsebastianstan: “Now’s the time. VOTE. Register at the link in my bio.”
I don’t get the “I am a man” thing…?
It’s an initiative that Mackie is involved with that encourages men (and black men in particular) to register to vote, because men have been significantly less likely to vote than women for the last 40 years in the USA, and black men in particular have very high rates of disenfranchisement and low rates of voter turnout largely due to voter supression, living in underserved communities etc. The website is IAmAMan.vote, hence the masks.
I Am A Man was a famous slogan of the movement against segregation in the USA, in particular connected to a strike in Memphis in 1968 by mostly Black workers. “Am I not a man?” was a slogan of abolitionists at the time of slavery, to which the new slogan was a symbolic answer. The posters became iconic during the Civil Rights Movement’s time.
#in particular I think i am a man is in contrast#to black men so often being called *boy*#by white people#as an assertion of authority#and a denial of agency and full humanity#(which is why we! never! have! a white character! say that! to a black character! ever!)#and is also why *man* is used so much as a form of address by and among black americans
this is actually bullshit trump administration deregulation, the manatee is still in danger.
in fact, the trump administration recently weakened the endangered species act in general so that people now have to consider the financial cost of saving a species that may or may not be declared endangered.
remember that an endangered species isn’t governed by like the UN or something, it’s an invention of the american government to protect at-risk species—and they’re redefining what an endangered species actually is, so people don’t have to consider them anymore.
they’re redefining what an endangered species actually is, so people don’t have to consider them anymore.
Guys! Guys guys guys! WHAT THE F*CK THIS IS THE VERSION YOU NEED TO REBLOG.
Here is a link with more recent info. the article linked by previous person was from 2017. This one is from this year and highlights the changes and effects.
The biggest change is that protections will be given based on economic considerations. Allegedly, this is to reduce the burden on the american public, which is funny, considering certain things we won’t unpack right here. Have a look, see for yourself.
Guys, boost this.
i hope that people who leave rants in their tags, people who leave descriptions for their playlists, people who have funny titles for their essays, people who read aloud to themselves, people who giggle at their own jokes, and people who smile when they make eye contact with strangers are all having excellent days
Last one before spooktober takes over
spaghetti ice cream is german??!?!?? is it not a thing in other places or
you’re telling me you guys DONT have spaghetti ice cream??!?!??!?!!??!?
Come to Berlin. We even have vegan Spaghettieis
a kid getting their period doesn’t mean they’re a woman, it means they’re like 13 & having a normal bodily function they need to know about & should be allowed to stay home from school bc cramps SUCK
How Society Should Deal W/ Kids Having Periods in 5 Easy Steps
- educate kids BEFOREHAND about what to expect. make sure they know there’s nothing wrong or embarrassing about a normal bodily function.
- make sure they have access to painkillers & hygienic products they know how to use.
- provide them w/ an adult they’re comfortable talking to who they can come to w/ questions or issues.
- give them TIME OFF school bc this is a legit health issue ya’ll
- make sure they have access to a health practitioner & know the difference bt ‘normal’ period pain and symptomatic pain, bc this is the age that a ton of uterine health issues start, and go undiagnosed for years. seriously, we should all be filling out screening questionnaires or some shit.
there, that’s it. it’s not freaking complicated. literally all of these can be accomplished by a combination of
- good sex ed
- a good school nurse (and a budget for free supplies)
- changes in school policy (e.g. when a kid asks to be excused to the bathroom/nurse’s office, LET them)
all of this would be so easy to make happen
Saying that man and woman are the only genders is actually LESS nuanced than saying that earth, water, air, and fire are the only elements.
Holy…. I mean, I’m just a writer and fan gal, but…. this is some quality information, reblogging to pass on if nothing else.
I just left a plantation tour in Louisiana. I have a lot to say…
I honestly thought I knew everything about slavery. Not so.
The owner of this particular plantation had it built by slaves for 3 years. Every brick was handmade. Over 120,000 bricks on 2,000+ acres of land (this place was huge.) The clay used for the bricks came from the Mississippi River. The majority of the slaves are buried under the Levees and water. Some are buried with their Masters. Not allowed to live with them but could be dead with them.
Before you enter the house, there’s a list of slaves who lived here including their age and how much they were purchased for. 124 total. Some slaves were worth as little as $25. As young as 5 years old.
On this particular plantation, the owner was big on punishment…he used noise making neck restraints. Imagine three 4lb balls around your neck with bells inside. Children were restrained by ankle locks that connected between their ankles.
This was a sugar cane plantation, one the worst practices to involve slaves because of its danger. A lot of slaves were decapitated, amputees and killed from the fields and machinery. A lot of kids lost their lives creating sugar. Speaking of children, a child stood in the living room and operated the fan with a string while guests ate dinner. As young as 3 years old.
Here’s what shook me even further: Before the Civil War, a lot of slave owners were going in debt and could not afford their properties and were not producing enough cotton and sugar to maintain their lifestyles. Slaves were used as HUMAN CREDIT CARDS. Slaves were a guaranteed line of credit. You could get HALF of your property’s value depending on how many healthy and able slaves you owned.
My people were human credit cards and lines of credit to BANKS. We were property. We were labeled as equipment and nothing more.
There is no such thing as a good slave owner. They owned my PEOPLE and used them as checks and balances. This cycle continues with prison and brutality. I do not want to hear shit about “Why can only Black people say this or that?” I don’t want to hear shit about “we’re all human.”
And by the way, not one of those slaves are at rest. Those spirits were so alive, you could feel their presence, their pain and someday, their revenge.
The front of the house and yard. This plantation was huge. Just thinking about my ancestors tending to all this land…
SOME of the enslaved names, ages, race and purchase price.
The living room.
The dining room. That piece hanging above the table is ORIGINAL to the house. That’s the fan that a slave as young as 3 years old had to operate manually with a string.
The view from the balcony in the main hallway. This is how they looked over the slaves while they worked in the yard.
*sigh* Names of the enslaved that occupied the shacks. Children included. Their names are written inside one of the shacks. I’m not sure if there are other names inside other shacks because I could only handle 2. After I saw the punishment equipment, I left.
Slave Shacks. These are NOT the original shacks. These were built to imitate them.
Slaves for Sale Ads.
The landscape of Slavery throughout the United States in 1860. JUST 1860. Let that sink in.
Note: The last time the home was OWNED by a Louisiana citizen was 1972. This is her original bedroom, her lipstick is STILL on the dresser. This is why the house has been updated since slavery times because it was occupied up until 1972. Regardless, this used to be where house slaves slept.
This really fuckin happened, don’t let white people tell you that it’s in the past & to let it go.
This is the Whitney Plantation outside New Orleans. It is the only plantation that’s dedicated to the enslaved people who lived and died there. The tour is horrifying and rightly so.
This is the Oak Alley Plantation.
Reblogging for education. 👨🏾🎓
DON’T EVER FORGET ! !
Oak Alley. I have to remember that.
If me posting this offends you then I need you to be absolutely honest with yourself and ask why.
So anyway, turns out the cute woman at work who I have been flirting with for three months is straight.
Imagine, being straight, in this economy….. Who does that?????!!!