five seconds on google
Reblogged from dragonfirebreath
“but sexism doesnt exist any more!”
are you sure
are you really sure
1. I think you need to be educated on what counts as a stupid joke and what counts as actual misogyny. For instance, you might be surprised at how many women are members of Make Me A Sandwich groups on Facebook. At some point, if your alleged misogyny seems to be fine with a whole bunch of women, then either you’ve made a mistake, or you’ll have to develop a theory of misogyny which ignores the opinions of a bunch of women just because you don’t like what they think. I believe there is a word for ignoring the opinions of a bunch of women just because you don’t like what they think. Oh yeah, it’s misogyny.
2. I could find a similar number of groups which explicitly attack men. What would that prove? If you said “nothing”, you are exactly correct. Now, think about why you said nothing, and you’ll understand why this photoset is worthless as a measure of sexism.
3. Stop spending so much time on Facebook. It seems to be having a detrimental effect on your decision-making skills.
Reblogged from nathanlevinson
Differences of opinion are not just okay, but critical. With social media we are not just saying things, we are broadcasting to networks. If you’re going to broadcast a statement, please articulate your point and be responsible about it. It’s for your own, and the greater, good.
It is important to explain yourself. If you drop some words of wisdom and follow it up with “if you don’t understand I can’t explain it to you”, it comes across as passive-aggressive. Just tell the poor unenlightened bastard what he wants to know!
I give it a week.
Reblogged from stfuapologists
You see these names? Every one of them is an awful human being. Nobody should ever hire them, vote for them, work with them, treat them with the respect we reserve for our equals, talk to them or hesitate to punch their fucking lights out.
Notice the weird standard here. These people are being treated as if they actually raped someone. An extremely violent physical reaction is now an acceptable response to the expression of a hope, which given his second post, was clearly meant as some sort of hyperbolic joke.
These are criminals. These are pieces of scum. These are evil. And now their names are here, on the Internet, forever, so that every background check and google can see them.
You’re not a criminal unless you’ve committed a crime. Hoping someone gets raped is not a crime, no matter how much you want it to be. They might be pieces of scum, and “evil” and so on. I don’t know. All I know is that at least one of them made a very poorly-judged Facebook comment, and seems to have a terrible sense of humor.
BEAR ASHENBRENNER (also known as THOMAS MICHAEL ASHENBRENNER), MIRANDA PORTILLO, EDDIE VALLIE, TROY MAXWELL MARTIN, RYAN MAPES (also a music producer for TOURSAFE and BAND OF BRANDS and twitter personality), LUIS QUINTANILLA, MEGAN AMANE, JOHN FOLTS
Yeah, let’s set up a witch-hunt for people who have really awful opinions and make horrible Facebook statuses. What a good use of our time.
All of them are misogynistic and violent people. It is unsafe to be around them. They should be ashamed to call themselves human. They need to change themselves drastically before they get a lick of respect from the rest of society.
They might be misogynistic, although you’ll run into trouble when trying to consider MEGAN AMANE, who seems to be both female and in complete agreement with the status update. You could argue, I suppose, that she’s a self-hating woman, but I think it’s always a sign that your argument is faulty whenever you have to resort to the “self-hating X” canard. It’s basically admitting that there’s something seriously wrong with your argument but you’re too lazy to actually work out what it is.
Don’t worry about it; that’s why I’m here.
Another thing you’ve said here is that it’s unsafe to be around them. Now, again we don’t know how true that is.
Let’s take a step back to get some perspective. Remember perspective?
Don’t worry about it; that’s why I’m here.
Now, let’s say I posted a Facebook status update that said "I wish everyone who had really stupid opinions on rape culture would just fucking die in a fire. I want to watch the expressions on their stupid fucking faces as they melt off their bones."
Now, that’s not really “funny”, is it? But it’s also not something you would take seriously. I mean, not if you’re an intelligent person. You wouldn’t take that as a genuine death threat, would you? And if people agreed with it, you wouldn’t also regard those people as beneath contempt, would you? I mean, maybe you would, and what a terrible life you must lead if you would, always on your guard with angry words and a hostile attitude because you never know what sort of offensive shit is going on around every corner. You don’t live your real life like that, so why act like that on the tumblr machine? It makes no sense. Take control of yourself, take responsibility for your own emotional responses and quite looking so hard for reasons to get offended. You will have a happier life. I promise.
Furthermore, would you consider me, if you saw this status update, as more likely to murder someone? Would you consider someone who posted that update as a menace to society? Would you think it’s reasonable to infer that it’s “unsafe to be around” him? Would you feel the need to distribute his name, address and job details, his private details, to every anonymous fucktool on the internet? Do you think that would be a valid response. Yes, I wished death on some people. But you understand that it doesn’t actually mean anything, right? That it doesn’t require some sort of mob response? That at the very worst, it means I have a shitty sense of humor?
All this is assuming you believe that murder is worse than rape. If you’re the sort of person who honestly believes that a rape could be improved if only the victim were killed, then you’re on your own.
So, in essence, what this guy has done is what he imagines to be calling out women who get drunk and lose control of themselves. But what you’ve done is accuse people, by name, of non-existent criminal activity, and given random internet people the means by which they are recommended to harass them. Moreover, you seem to be proud of it. So, if anyone’s going to be subject to legal action, it’s not going to be “Bear Ashenbrenner” or any of his odious friends…
Reblogged from inothernews
Besides the hype, besides the technical fuckups of NASDAQ, besides the overvaluation and offering too many shares during their IPO, I think the reason Facebook’s stock is failing as much as it is right now is that people have come to realize that Everybody’s Favorite Social Network is just too obnoxious, intrusive, and data-scrapingly assholish in the way it treats everyone from its most ardent users to, sadly, people on third-party platforms like, I dunno, TUMBLR, that perhaps want nothing at all to do with the privacy black hole that is Mark Zuckerberg’s dickishness incarnate but wake up and log on to find THIS UTTER BULLSHIT.
I go on Tumblr to be on Tumblr, Tumblr. Please leave the shitty Facebook tactics to Facebook.
It’s a new service on tumblr that lets you find blogs of people you already know, people on your Gmail contacts and your Facebook friends. What’s the problem? If you have a Facebook, you might find it useful, and if you don’t, just ignore it.
Unless your problem is that you object to the very existence of the word “Facebook”, in which case you may have a problem more serious than the ability of tumblr to help you.
Think very carefully about why this is funny.
Reblogged from solo1y
I keep seeing tumblr people complaining about Facebook, about their privacy controls, about their attempts to harvest your internal organs or read your thoughts. I don’t understand what the problem is.
Facebook is a business, and they want to make their product as attractive as possible to their customers. Now, as difficult as this may be to hear and understand this, you are not their customers! You do not pay Facebook for goods and services. The advertisers are their customers, and everything you see and do on Facebook is designed to better serve their interests. All the games, the structure of the site, what you can and can’t do, what you can and can’t access - everything is designed to increase the chances that you’ll click on one of the ads, or otherwise engage with the people who pay Facebook.
Somewhere, someone figured out a business model where you could give your product to literally millions of people for free and still make billions of dollars. This is the real genius of Facebook - not that they have organised some secret plan to show your boss your embarrassing Christmas photos. Facebook doesn’t give a damn about your private life or your private photos, excepting that they can use that information to make the product more attractive to advertisers. In related news, if you don’t want your photos floating around the internet, don’t put them there.
Why is this so difficult for people to understand?
People have a stupid tendency to see the Facebook model as an analogue of a normal business providing goods and services to its customers. It is, but not the way you think, because you are not the customers. Customers pay for things; I don’t know about you, but I haven’t paid a single goddamn red cent for anything on Facebook.
Let’s take the example of that other go-to “big bad corporation” for lazy anarchists, McDonald’s. Airhead Facebook users assume that they are analogous to the people who buy burgers. A better analogy: you are the furniture, and Facebook cares about your opinion of its services as McDonald’s cares about its chairs.
"But without users, Facebook wouldn’t be able to function!"
And without chairs, McDonald’s wouldn’t be able to function. Facebook’s customers are the people who pay for advertising. Get it straight - you are not the customer, you are the furniture.