Things That Could Have Contributed To Ruining My Childhood That Are Not The New Ghostbusters Movie

betheboy:

1. Being born at 24 weeks with brain damage.

2. My habit of placing myself in the most dangerous places possible.

3. My parents splitting up when I was 6.

4. Experiencing my first kiss when I was 10 and the person kissing me was 24.

5. Getting my identity stolen and my credit destroyed before I could drive.

6. A culture of toxic masculinity that told me that men were superior to
women and it wasn’t okay to show emotions unless that emotion was
anger.

Of these possible childhood destroyers the only one that really hurt me was #6.

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Knowing this about human history, it seems profoundly delusional for the boomers, a generation permitted a fleeting taste of a dignified existence, to believe this occurred because of their superior work ethic.

Yet this is what boomers want us to think, and we oblige. Never mind that none of it is true. Never mind that believing these toxic fictions is making young people sick, sad and hopeless. Never mind that this is exactly the same process that causes poor people of all ages to believe they are at fault for their poverty.

And never mind that the point of this ideology is to discipline young people’s behaviour through weaponised self-loathing. Instead of demanding better, we engage in futile competition over crumbs. Instead of questioning why life often feels meaningless, why we feel so alienated and inadequate, we turn these beliefs inward. Instead of using this shared experience to build solidarity with each other, we feel shame.

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johnswelsh:

I’m always workin’ slavin’ every day
Gotta get a break from that same old same old

I am so psyched for America to meet Joe Gilgun. 

knitmeapony:

unpretty:

wayne enterprises almost certainly has clothing as one of their retail subsidiaries and i like to imagine it getting really profitable just because bruce spends so much time listening to models bitch at parties. all of their product lines have names like “It Has Real Pockets” and “Not See-Through” and “Full-Length Sleeves” and “Secret Elastic Waist”. the marketing department is like “okay obviously these are all working titles” and bruce is like “no. leave it. that is what it’s called.” and they try to talk him out of it but he owns a helicopter and you can’t argue with a man who owns a helicopter. they sell so fast. the women of gotham are well-dressed and comfortable and always have somewhere to keep their phones.

The tags are also gold: 

#original#the problems they are solving get more obscure as time goes on#jeans forgiving enough that you can kick someone in the face#reinforced thighs to account for friction#boyfriend jeans renamed comfy jeans#Won’t Show Your Bra#More Than One Size#it starts as a whim he just emails whoever is in charge of that department like#‘for the love of god just give them some fucking pockets’#if anyone appreciates the importance of pockets it’s batman#look at his belt#being without pockets is like his nightmare#if he has to help one more person figure out where in his enormous fucking mansion they left their fucking clutch#that they only brought because they didn’t have any goddamn pockets#he’s not going to be mad but he’ll be disappointed#wayne enterprises with bruce at the head sees a huge increase in profits and sometimes it is for the weirdest fucking reasons#am i the only one who wishes everything had an elastic waist#but secretly so i can still look classy

I would so much rather see this that another round of Thomas and Martha Wayne getting gunned down in an alley.

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We Weren’t That Resilient

We Weren’t That Resilient

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream adapted for the BBC by Russell T. Davies? OMFG YES.