"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”
Reasons why I’m an adult.
- Born more than 20 years ago.
Reasons why I’m not an adult
- Wildly inconsistent sleep schedule
- Meal choices based on ease not nutrition
- A cleaning schedule that barely counts as a schedule
- i’m not making any use of monetary assistance from the Government
- When I make my bed it tends to about midnight
- In 15 years I’ve been to see a doctor no more than 4 times.
Something to look forward to… Especially if you dislike the smell of coffee.
jojoinabox was asked some questions. I decided to answer them as well.
- What makes you smile?
Getting to play board games (good ones), hugs from friends, spending time with little children (that aren’t screaming/puking/whatever).
- Do you have a talent?
I may or may not still be able to hang upside down with my feet as the only support. (When wearing shoes the laces would be in contact with the tree branch or whatever.)
- Who’s the last person you sent a text to and what did it say?
Rachel. - “:) I may be leaving very soon. I have been offered a lift. So I can game sooner.”
- What’s the last thing you ate?
- What is your favourite colour?
- If you could visit anywhere, where would it be?
Essen Spiel. Or more likely the BGG con.
- What’s your favourite food?
- Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?
Twice as happy. Being smart hasn’t ever really helped me any.
- If you could have any superpower what would it be?
- Unlimited love or money?
Money. To never need to work again, to have no more material needs, both of those would be great.
- What is your weirdest quirk?
I have no idea. At the moment I’m not even sure what behavioural traits count as quirks.
I hate mid-winter
So far this year there hasn’t been snow where I live, which means most days haven’t been as cold as they might get later (main exception being Queen’s Birthday weekend), but chances are good there’ll be at least some snow before winter ends. It has still been colder than I like though and it isn’t likely to get noticeably warmer for at least a month. As a result of the cold I typically spend at least a couple of weeks each winter feeling sick, not enough that I stay home all the time, but enough that I don’t want to go far from home. Both last year and this year it had an impact on how much time I got to spend with my partner at the time, probably a significant part of why last years relationship was ended. Gaming with my partner this year led to us still getting to spend time together.
Where I’ve worked for the past decade also tends to have less work available during the middle of the year, leading to me working less and having less income. It also leads to me getting less exercise and thus eating less, which isn’t good for my general health. Probably leading back to me getting sick each year due to a lack of fruit/vegetables and an abundance of chips/lollies/etc.
Moving on from the lack of work is the way my sleep patterns tend to slide later and later in the day as the weeks go by. To the extent that this year I’ve stopped getting up in time for church, or Mainly Music, when I would normally have had no issues setting an alarm for them. Realising that calling myself a Christian was no longer valid a few months ago will also have had an impact on that.
A couple of weeks ago I learnt a new card game, based heavily on Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, but with pandas and less incentive to fold with a poor hand.
There’s a YouTube video explaining how it works and showing a round of play (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2m9HutQUT8) that I missed the first time as I don’t tend to watch his gameplay videos if I don’t know the game already. (Sort of missing the point I realise.)
I’ve since then found an implementation online (http://pandante.neocities.org/) that I want to use but there doesn’t seem to be others there at the times I’ve tried to use it.
In video game news I found the (free) Time Travel mod to Portal 2 and played through the first few missions of that a couple of days ago. I’m wondering if I’ll manage to get through most of it without reverting to video cheats on YouTube. Each of the two games had one level I couldn’t seem to figure out.
Mastering language means there is no more need for translations of movies/TV/whatever, no more wondering what the people behind you are saying if the language isn’t yours, the ability to travel with less concern.
The blue pill gives me a talent I wouldn’t be comfortable letting others know about, and music doesn’t mean all that much to me.
Bored? Bold what applies to you..
You are in high school.
You dropped out of high school.
You live within 20 minutes of your best friend. (~50 minutes walk, but if I drove…)
You don’t have a best friend.
You live within 20 minutes of the last person you kissed. (Again.. if I drove)
You live within 20 minutes of your ex. (And again.. if I drove.)
You have hugged someone in the last 48 hours.
You have been to the movies within the last week.
You have had 3 or more boyfriends/girlfriends just this year.
You have been a designated driver.
You have broken merchandise and not paid for it.
You have played strip poker.
You are Catholic.
You are atheist.
You recycle regularly.
You are a brunette.
You have dated a blonde.
You are friends with a redhead.
You are taller than your mum.
You are taller than your dad.
You have a bank account.
You have written a check for less than $5.
You have visited the Statue of Liberty.
You have visited the Eiffel Tower.
You have visited Big Ben.
You have visited the Colosseum.
You have visited The Great Wall of China.
You have never been out of the country.
You have been a waiter/waitress.
You own a Bible.
You own something with a Pentagram on it.
You have used a Ouija Board.
You have been a witch for Halloween.
You have been a zombie for Halloween.
You have your eyebrow pierced.
You have a Monroe piercing.
You have your nose pierced.
You have no tattoos.
You have more than 2 tattoos.
You straighten your hair occasionally.
You have worn a dress in the last 3 days.
You live somewhere that gets snow.
You celebrate Hanukkah.
You were at your own house last New Year’s.
You were at a bar last New Year’s.
You slept through last New Year’s.
You have worked on Christmas Eve.
You have worked on Christmas.
You have been told ‘I love you’ by someone today.
You were told by someone who’s not family.
You slept in your own bed last night.
You regret kissing the last person you kissed.
You are wearing a necklace right now.
You are wearing something red.
You are wearing something blue.
You are wearing something purple.
Your phone number ends with an even number.
You have kissed the last person you called/texted.
You are currently listening to music.
You are waiting for something.
You don’t like seafood.
You have eaten deer sausage.
You have given a complete stranger your phone number.
You have been hit on at work.
You have been hit on by someone more than 20 years older than you.
You have been whistled at.
You were creeped out by it.
You are a good speller.
You are very punctual.
You were dating someone in December of 2008.
You are still dating that person.
You have cheated on someone.
You have been on a cruise ship.
You have camped out in your own backyard.
You are wearing something that doesn’t belong to you.
You are a Pisces.
You are an Aquarius.
You are a Leo.
You wonder what will happen when you die.
You are afraid of the dark.
You write in all capital letters.
You have been told you have nice handwriting.
You have had a song written for you.
You have had a picture drawn of you.
You have curly/wavy hair.
You are wearing a watch.
You are wearing flip flops.
You wouldn’t date someone who smoked.
You know someone with the same birthday as you. (There was three of in my first year of Intermediate.)
You are a morning person.
You are a night owl.
You slept in past 10 am today.
You have big plans for next weekend.
You are thinking of someone right now.
Your job is stressing you out.
You don’t have a job.
You have never had a job.
You were fired from your last job.
You know sign language.
You will usually try something at least once.
You have been swimming in the last month.
You are pessimistic by nature.
You have taken a ballet class.
You have taken karate.
You have taken gymnastics.
You wish on shooting stars.
You wish at 11:11.
Your birthday has already come this year.
You have been in a relationship that lasted longer than a year.
You aren’t over your ex.
You have gone after someone you knew was bad for you.
You have let someone use you.
You were/are a teenage mom.
You are an otaku.
You are a cosplayer.
You were named after someone.
You like your name.
Your last drink was water.
You have visited somewhere said to be ‘haunted’.
You have skipped school just because you didn’t feel like going.
You have taken medicine when you ‘feel a headache coming on’.
You are self-conscious about your body.
You have a hangover
You have a pet fish.
You have had a Jehovah’s Witness show up at your house.
You have godparents.
Your parents are still married.
You have step-siblings.
You are the oldest. (Surviving)
You are adopted.
You have a triplet
You don’t want kids.
You want more than four kids.
You have a bad temper.
You have made out with a complete stranger.
You usually make the first move in an intimate situation.
You have broken your arm.
You have had to get stitches on your face.
You have had an MRI.
Your fingernails are painted.
You like to draw.
You like to sing.
You can play an instrument.
You keep a lot of secrets from people.
You don’t think people would accept you if they really got to know you.
You don’t trust people easily.
You borrowed something you really need to give back to someone.
You drive a car older than a 2002.
You have lost a friend you never thought you would.
You knew a child who died of cancer.
You knew a teenager who died in a car wreck.
You have done something illegal in the past 24 hours.
You have cut your hair in the last week.
You wear glasses.
Your favorite season is Autumn.
Your favorite color is orange.
Your favorite animal is a dolphin.
You last rode in a car with a relative.
You last rode in a car with a girl/woman.
You last rode in a car with the person you are dating.
You regularly watch Asian dramas.
You love Chinese food.
Your best friend is older than you.
You have to go to school/work tomorrow.
You answered every question truthfully.
Explanations of each can be found here
First thing I liked here at tumblr (or at least the oldest that I haven’t unliked).
Add it all up and I’m at somewhere between 40 and 50 years. Depends on how some of it averages.