tonight i had a patron who hadn’t been to the library in a long time and was very surprised to find out she had $78 in late fees. i thought “oh boy she’s gonna start yelling in a second”. but she didn’t. she wasn’t mean or demeaning - she just didn’t understand, and she…
Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…
So it turned itself transparent.
stick it to the man, Squid.
this is the cutest fucking thing ever
and like a nice lesbian couple
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oh my god this…
It’s taken me a long time, but at this point I genuinely believe that much of this “GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH” rhetoric is little more than patriarchy’s bespectacled wingman.
Are computer-loving female children fed these same lines? Are they told “SOME DAY YOU WILL HAVE ALL THE MONEY AND POWERS AND MEN WILL FLOCK TO YOU LIKE AUTONOMY-DEPRIVED MAN-ZOMBIES?” If you insist that the presence of enough computers magically transforms the world into a meritocracy, you might want to think about that one for a second.
love the classism there too like “someday you will be better than those other people because you will have more money and a ‘real’ job” like hooray that’s not toxic AT ALL
and it adds an extra layer of sexism because lol women are gold-diggers amirite, that’s all you need to attract women, is a fat paycheck — not, you know, personal merits of some kind beyond a marketable skill (not that a good work ethic isn’t a desirable trait in a partner but that can’t be all you’ve got)
male entitlement becomes more explicable — NOT more excusable, but easier to understand — when we look at how many promises of this kind are made. “if you just do x y and z then you will get women” oh well no wonder you’re mad, you did x y and z and the women aren’t falling at your doorstep, it’s still your fault you didn’t figure out we’re people at some point but it’s not like you were encouraged to learn that
though some men manage somehow so I sure don’t feel sorry for your whiny ass (cumaeansibyl)
The greatest evidence against the Pro-life movement may be a study of the “Pro-lifers”