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bananas are so fucking disgusting and I truly cant stand them from the texture to the smell.

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me in the kitchen

No, I heard you know what you’re doing in the kitchen.

When men feel inconsequential, it’s easier to blame women than it is to confront patriarchy-the true source of the diminishment and lack of meaning in so many men’s lives. When men feel unloved and disconnected, it’s easier to accuse women of not loving them well enough than it is to consider men’s own alienation from life. It’s easier to think of women as keeping men from the essence of their own lives than it is to see how men’s participation in patriarchy can suffocate and kill the life within themselves. It’s easier to theorize about powerful, devouring mothers than to confront the reality of patriarchy.

Beneath the massive denial of men’s power and responsibility and its projection onto women is an enormous pool of rage, resentment, and fear. Rather than look at patriarchy and their place within it, many men will beat, rape, torture, murder, and oppress women, children, and one another. They will wage mindless war and offer themselves up for the slaughter, chain themselves to jobs and work themselves to numbed exhaustion as if their lives had no value or meaning beyond controlling or being controlled or defending against control, and content themselves with half-lives of confused, lost deprivation. What men lack, women didn’t take from them, and it isn’t up to women to give it back.

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What men lack, women didn’t take from them, and it isn’t up to women to give it back.

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A lot of times men get angry at me when I don’t address the problems men face. [….] For some reason, men want women to fix their lives too. (sexist tropes make women into plot points, catalysts for male character development, homemakers, and manic pixie dream girl muses. We’re expected to change their lives for the better. It’s written into the definition of womanhood.)

There are genuine problems that men face, problems also created by patriarchy: Not being allowed to show any emotion other than rage. Being held to strict standards of masculinity that require them to disrespect women and one-up each other to maintain a sense of identity. The required neurotic aversion to anything even remotely feminine that forbids any kind of empathetic connection to other human beings. Getting attacked for showing any kind of vulnerability.

These are problems that men have approached me with and demanded I address them, as if I as a feminist have any influence over how men define their manhood. Instead of complaining that feminists should fix all the problems that men create and perpetuate, men need to organize themselves to change these things. And while you’re at it, tell the MRA’s to give it a rest. They’re just making it worse for you.

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and these are the men women are suppose to call when raped. what is this rape culture you speak of ?

this makes me so mad not every fucking cop is a rapist 

When Cops Rape … and Nothing Happens

“Police sexual misconduct is common, and anyone who maintains it isn’t doesn’t get it,” says retired Seattle police chief Norm Stamper, author of the book Breaking Rank. Since no one is investing resources in learning how many victims are out there, we’re left with estimates and news accounts. As part of a 2008 study, former police officer Tim Maher, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, asked 20 police chiefs whether police sexual misconduct was a problem; 18 responded in the affirmative. The 13 chiefs willing to offer estimates thought an average of 19 percent of cops were involved—if correct, that translates to more than 150,000 police officers nationwide. An informal effort by the Cato Institute in 2010 to track the number of police sexual-misconduct cases just in news stories counted 618 complaints nationwide that year, 354 of which involved forcible nonconsensual sexual activity like sexual assault or sexual battery.

Police Sergeant Doubled as Serial Rapist

It was nothing short of a nightmare — a man obsessively tracking women, sneaking into their homes, assaulting them, and forcing them to perform a bizarre “cleansing” ritual that washed away any hint of evidence from their bodies. Bloomington, Ill., Police Detective Clay Wheeler spent two years pursuing the first serial rapist in his town’s memory.

“I’ve seen more brutal things, more violent things, but some of the things that happened and what he would say and tell these girls as he’s assaulting them, and I mean, I get chills. It just disgusts me,” he said.

According to the 3rd Quarter Report of The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project, police officers were accused of sexual assault at a rate of 79 per 100,000 law enforcement personal. The rate of accusations for the general public is 28.7 per 100,000 general public. When corrected for gender these numbers tell us that there are 1.5 times more accusations of sexual assualt among male law enforcement officers than among the general male population. The fact that rapists seem to be concentrated among a group of armed individuals who have the purported authority to detain and arrest other individuals should be more than a little alarming for even the most prolific police bootlicker. In just the last month, several stories of officers committing disgusting crimes have been in the news.

and these are the people supposedly “helping” sex workers; these are the people with the power to “rescue” us.  

The fact that accusations are higher for officers than for the general populations makes me worry that rates of offense are MUCH higher from officers than the general population, since being assaulted by an officer is a strong disincentive against making an accusation, all other rape culture factors aside…

Cops.

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NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse

Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

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Wednesday. #makeup #sephora #strawberrykiss #fashion #Boston

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Was the dumbest. Watching it again, I still think it’s the dumbest.

Stop over analyzing why House is the way he is. Who cares, just let him be.

This is awful.

Was the dumbest. Watching it again, I still think it’s the dumbest.

Stop over analyzing why House is the way he is. Who cares, just let him be.

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"hi, how do you like being an optician? what are the pros and cons? what did you think about the schooling?"

I love being an Optician!  I get to play with fashion and science, what is NOT to love about that?  (**Bear in mind that I’ll answer relative to the State of MA and they are one of the more strict states when it comes to Dispensing Opticians.)

The PROS:

- There will always be a demand for licensed opticians in the state of MA.  I will always have employment opportunities, and usually they are finding me.  This also gives you some leverage to negotiate better benefits and pay, since optical shops that don’t have a doctor are basically not allowed to operate without an DO on site.  (See HERE for details)

- If you find a store/office that is the best fit for you, your work is fun and rewarding, thus making it not a drag to get up every morning and give it your best.

- Having a change to get the latest in eyewear for your own collection is a pretty nice perk offered by most employers.

- The patients.  You can really meet some awesome people.

The CONS:

- MA has extended their apprenticeship program from 3 years to 5 years (as of 2011).  It does cost some money to join the program, and not every company is willing to foot the bill, although I am not sure that they CAN say no.  You will have to research that bit. but when I was going through it, a fellow named Henry from the Division of Apprenticeship was very helpful to me.  If you can’t or don’t want to do that, you have the option of going to school to become a DO.  This is MORE expensive, but of course, a shorter option.

**This is just the necessary learning for the State of MA.  Only a few states of the 50 are licensing states, so if you don’t live in MA, you will want to research this.  (If no license require, becoming ABO and NCLE certified would still be the way to go.  Although antiquated tests, the actual certificates will show that you know some stuff, and that an employer will be more likely to pick you over other candidates lacking these in some cases.)

- It can be a struggle to find the best environment for you.  There are quite a few variety of practices out there, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, small boutiques to larger dispensaries.  And every store does things differently.  Finding the perfect fit can be hard. 

- The patients.  Once in a while, you get a real shit head.  You can do EVERYTHING correctly, go above and beyond expectations, and they still wont’ be happy.  

The MEH:

- It is a small Optician world.  You’ll work with great people, and you will work with shitty people, and pretty much everyone will know or have heard of everyone else.  Don’t burn bridges unless absolutely necessary, and above all else, keep your license, name and integrity above the fray.

What did I think about the schooling?

I was fortunate enough to be granted reciprocity by the Board.  I was licensed in another state, and was able to transfer it after showing my previous work experience.  I was able to work around the Apprenticeship program AND the schooling.

I hope this long post gives you a little insight.  Sorry for the lengthy response.  I love what I do, and I can get wrapped up talking about it sometimes.

Thank you so much for the submission/questions.  I truly appreciate it!

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