thefrogman

Anonymous asked:

Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

thefrogman answered:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

tamorapierce

shulkiesmash:

I got unfollowed by two people who I previously liked very much because I dared criticize Joss Whedon and express reservations about how he’s going to handle Avengers 2.

If I unfollowed everyone who had a different opinion from mine, I wouldn’t be following anyone. Sorry to…

lielabell
liberalsarecool:

odinsblog:

politi-gal:

People definitely need to see this!

If they’re a Republican, they won’t believe it. Because it’s…what’s the word? Oh yeah, because it’s FACTUAL

Democrats and Republicans spend money. [Although you can plainly see Democrats spend less]
It’s just that Republicans disingenuously pretend they do not raise deficits and their voters believe whatever they are told. #FOX #AMradio

liberalsarecool:

odinsblog:

politi-gal:

People definitely need to see this!

If they’re a Republican, they won’t believe it. Because it’s…what’s the word? Oh yeah, because it’s FACTUAL

Democrats and Republicans spend money. [Although you can plainly see Democrats spend less]

It’s just that Republicans disingenuously pretend they do not raise deficits and their voters believe whatever they are told. #FOX #AMradio

tamorapierce

tamorapierce:

toastyhat:

blacksupervillain:

leseanthomas:

It’s like Marvel is really trying to piss people off, lol. 

Source: http://io9.com/marvels-new-captain-america-will-be-black-1606409585

calling it, whoever the new iron man is they won’t be straight. marvel’s tryna go for the trifecta.

#god please bless us with an bi iron man#that would be a dream biron man

I think they’re just “changing” iconic figures so that when they get bored with the new forms they can frige them and return to the same old and tell the fans the new forms weren’t selling, and didn’t we see they tried?

In other words, I hate to get excited when Marvel’s pulled so many foolies in the past.

lielabell

If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will jump through flaming hoops not to call you a rapist.

As reported by Al Jazeera America, colleges across the country are replacing the word “rape” in their sexual assault policies with “non-consensual sex” because schools don’t want label students “rapists”.