The Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics

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youthenized:

Doesn’t it just kill you when you find out what somebody really thinks of you? When they think you’re not listening, when they think you don’t care, when they think you’ll never find out? Doesn’t it just kill you to figure out that someone has been lying to you for so long? That someone has…

Whoever this is, they’re the faker, and they’re projecting their fakitude onto you. 

#ObnoxiousUncalledForOpinionOfAStranger


Why is the term “friend zone” so popular when the term “unrequited love” already exists and is more accurate? I suspect it’s because it shifts the locus of responsibility. “Unrequited love” focuses on the person who has the crush. The feelings being discussed are the crushing person’s, thus the responsibility in on them to get over their crush and move on. “Friend zone”, on the other hand, focuses on the crush object’s choices. The phrase erases the agency of the crushing person. All blame for their pain is put on the crush object. “Unrequited love” is something that can happen to both sexes, but “friend zone” is a sexist concept that implies that women are solely responsible for men’s happiness, and not men themselves.

Amanda Marcotte’s post on Feminism | Latest updates on Sulia (via veruca-assault)

Consistent attempts to control others based upon one’s own wishes and poor ego-strength are SIGNS OF PATHOLOGICAL NARCISSISM. I wonder what percentage of guys actually use this word, “friendzone,” and mean it, and if it’s about the same as the number of guys who have Narcissistic Personality Disorder. 


Could the Homeless Boost ROI With Sexier, Snazzier, Professionally Designed Signs? →

incisiveredneck:

David Ogilvy was walking past a homeless man one day whose sign read: “I’m blind, please help.” His cup was empty. Instead of giving him money, Ogilvy rewrote the sign to read: “I am blind, and it’s spring.” The cup soon overflowed with cash.

The entire premise of this skit mocks this little condescending parable, and it’s hilarious. It’s a perfect sendup of Silicon Valley charity.


incisiveredneck:

I defriended a Facebook pal this weekend who frequently shared Islamophobic new atheist rhetoric. The particular piece he shared was railing against the burqa, but the girl depicted was actually wearing a shawl. Here’s a quick rundown of various methods of dress for Muslim women, showing that holy shit there’s a lot of diversity and a reminder that actually a ton of Muslim women don’t choose to wear any sort of covering whatsoever.
Atheism is a fine philosophy to adopt. Just make sure you’re not using it to hide behind your hatred.

incisiveredneck:

I defriended a Facebook pal this weekend who frequently shared Islamophobic new atheist rhetoric. The particular piece he shared was railing against the burqa, but the girl depicted was actually wearing a shawl. Here’s a quick rundown of various methods of dress for Muslim women, showing that holy shit there’s a lot of diversity and a reminder that actually a ton of Muslim women don’t choose to wear any sort of covering whatsoever.

Atheism is a fine philosophy to adopt. Just make sure you’re not using it to hide behind your hatred.


True Confessions Time:

I used to have a crush on Data from ST:TNG that was tremendously humiliating to me because I knew that feeling like Data and I would mesh better than me and any of the other crewmembers would, meant that there was something really weird about me. But I wouldn’t know what that was for another twenty-odd years. I LOVE YOU, DATA!!!