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dissonance: SESAME STREET.0 frislander: elfwreck: loreweaver: cameoappearance: derinthemadscientist: cameoappearance: spockglocksrocks: sometimes there’s videos that make me happy to exist on this planet i’d reblog this even if it was a still image I know it’s a sesame street clip but seriously, who is the target audience for this? Parents watching it with their kids, I guess? literally everyone Everyone. No, really… everyone. For adults, the appeal is Sir Patrick Stewart doing a kid’s educational bit in full Shakespearean dress and style; there’s a delightful cognitive dissonance between the very serious presentation and the very simple content. For very small children, it’s educational: this is the letter “B”; here’s how it’s shaped; here’s some words you know that start with it. Oh, and here’s a word you may not be familiar with that starts with it, so you can recognize that it’s the sound that matters, and not whatever other connection you made between the other two words. For older kids: you’ve probably heard that “to be or not to be?” speech, or at least part of it, so you can enjoy some of the parody the adults are watching. Also, here’s how to describe how a letter is made - how to teach young siblings who don’t read yet, how to explain both the shape and the sound. For kids with dyslexia: here’s how you differentiate a “B” from a P or D or E. You may have to go slowly and look carefully at the exact shapes that make up the whole, but there are differences and you can learn to recognize them.  For teens or young college students: In addition to whichever parts of those are relevant to you, here’s what Shakespearean acting sounds like. Here’s how to enunciate clearly and slowly, so your audience can understand terms they may not recognize and still follow the gist of what you’re saying. If you’re reading Shakespeare in school, try sounding it out like this and see if that helps it make sense. For new RenFaire workers: Here’s how to pronounce “zounds.”  One of the most glorious things in the world is Shakespearean actors doing stuff like this.
dissonance: SESAME STREET.0
frislander:
elfwreck:

loreweaver:

cameoappearance:

derinthemadscientist:

cameoappearance:

spockglocksrocks:

sometimes there’s videos that make me happy to exist on this planet

i’d reblog this even if it was a still image

I know it’s a sesame street clip but seriously, who is the target audience for this?

Parents watching it with their kids, I guess?

literally everyone

Everyone. No, really… everyone.
For adults, the appeal is Sir Patrick Stewart doing a kid’s educational bit in full Shakespearean dress and style; there’s a delightful cognitive dissonance between the very serious presentation and the very simple content.
For very small children, it’s educational: this is the letter “B”; here’s how it’s shaped; here’s some words you know that start with it. Oh, and here’s a word you may not be familiar with that starts with it, so you can recognize that it’s the sound that matters, and not whatever other connection you made between the other two words.
For older kids: you’ve probably heard that “to be or not to be?” speech, or at least part of it, so you can enjoy some of the parody the adults are watching. Also, here’s how to describe how a letter is made - how to teach young siblings who don’t read yet, how to explain both the shape and the sound.
For kids with dyslexia: here’s how you differentiate a “B” from a P or D or E. You may have to go slowly and look carefully at the exact shapes that make up the whole, but there are differences and you can learn to recognize them. 
For teens or young college students: In addition to whichever parts of those are relevant to you, here’s what Shakespearean acting sounds like. Here’s how to enunciate clearly and slowly, so your audience can understand terms they may not recognize and still follow the gist of what you’re saying. If you’re reading Shakespeare in school, try sounding it out like this and see if that helps it make sense.
For new RenFaire workers: Here’s how to pronounce “zounds.” 

One of the most glorious things in the world is Shakespearean actors doing stuff like this.

frislander: elfwreck: loreweaver: cameoappearance: derinthemadscientist: cameoappearance: spockglocksrocks: sometimes there’s video...

dissonance: @KyleKulinski First it was Fox NewS & everybody scoffed, then it was Rasmussen & people said it doesn't count, now it's ABC/ WaPo 2016 GENERAL ELECTION VOTE PREFERENCE AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS 70% 60 Hillary Clinton 50% 50% 501 46% 46% 40 43% 44% 44% 41% Donald Trump 30 20 9/10/15 12/13/15 3/6/16 NOW abc NEWS SOURCE ABC News/Washington Post poll Bernae samhwils How to defeat Trump in November? Make sure Bernie Sanders has the Democratic nomination, not #RiskyHillary General Election: Trump vs. Sanders Sanders (D) +10.8 39.5 Trump (R) RCP POLL AVERAGE General vs. Clinton 43.4 Trump (R) +0.2 43.2 Clinton (D) POLITICS REAL POLITICS S Election: Trump 54 52 50 48 46 50 48 46 42 42 40 38 40 -10 -15 -20 15 10 March April May 5/23/16, 1:49 AM 121 RETWEETS 141 LIKES RCP POLL AVERAGE General Election: Trump(D) +10.8 vs. Sanders 50.3 REAL CLEAR Sanders 39.5 Trump (R) 54 52 50 48 46 42 40 38 15 10 5 March April May REAL CLEAR POLITICS RCP POLL AVERAGE General Election: Trump vs. Clinton 43.4 Trump (R) +0.2 43.2 Clinton (D) 50 48 46 42 40 0 -10 15 20 March April May 121 <? 141 c-bassmeow: There is now one democrat who can beat Trump, and it isn’t Hillary Clinton. Establishment democrats: you are shooting yourselves in the foot by insisting that she is electable. She can’t even beat a reality tv star who wants to have sex with his own daughter. There are now multiple independent polls proving her weakness and Donald’s slow climb up the polls. He is now turning to the center making himself more appealing to moderates. Vote Hillary if you want to have a president Trump. Vote for Bernie Sanders if you want a different outcome. Your cognitive dissonance can only take you so far, reality doesn’t care. :) hey Democrats it’s me again. vote for Bernie or else we are fucked.
dissonance: @KyleKulinski
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c-bassmeow:

There is now one democrat who can beat Trump, and it isn’t Hillary Clinton. Establishment democrats: you are shooting yourselves in the foot by insisting that she is electable. She can’t even beat a reality tv star who wants to have sex with his own daughter. There are now multiple independent polls proving her weakness and Donald’s slow climb up the polls. He is now turning to the center making himself more appealing to moderates. Vote Hillary if you want to have a president Trump. Vote for Bernie Sanders if you want a different outcome. Your cognitive dissonance can only take you so far, reality doesn’t care.

:) hey Democrats it’s me again.  vote for Bernie or else we are fucked.

c-bassmeow: There is now one democrat who can beat Trump, and it isn’t Hillary Clinton. Establishment democrats: you are shooting yourse...

dissonance: Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott orn Asian opponent: Don't vote for the ching-chong! by Violet lkonomova August 16, 2018 at 11:09 AM comment v bizarre-transmission: thettasigma: ferventfox: awesome-everyday: internetdumpsterfires: Black people can’t be racist. Ugh, okay. The remark by this black woman was disrespectful and based on race. It was rude, bigoted and uncalled for. But no, in an anti black world, black people do not have the social, political or systemic financial power to be racist. Racism implies that beyond hurting and insulting that asian woman that this black woman is connected to a system that has the power to negatively impact this woman’s existence. That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do. And furthermore, there could be an argument made that deteoit is chocolate city and perhaps she does have that infrastructure of black networks to truly effect her opponent, but idk I was in Detroit last year and it looks a lot like Brooklyn does now. White and gentrified. White people with money, who control our political systems, finances, and predominant social narratives are claiming urban space like they’re colonizing pioneers looking to take the new world. Detroit isn’t the same anymore. Anyway, black people can be shitty insensitive bigots but we do not have the social capital to be racist, particularly not in the united states. “That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.”  Ahahaha: No. A congressperson is the definition of systemic power. You can’t bitch about lack of political power when we are talking about elected politician.  Clearly the world isn’t so anti-black that it couldn’t vote her in.  Chang is also a first generation American, while Scott, to my knowledge, is not, and she specifically made anti-immigrant comments. She also has “power” within the context of her own ethnic community and she used that power to direct racism towards other African-Americans who supported Chang by implying they were somehow traitors, essentially dictating how they ought to act based on their race, particularly Chang’s husband for his interracial marriage (I don’t give a flying fuck what race you are, negative comments about interracial marriage and mixed race people are racist. period. end of story).  Even if I did accept the prejudice + power model or racism (which I don’t as that is neither the etymology or common usage of the word) Cook’s comments would certainly fit the bill. She made race based attacks on people based on types of marginalization that she is exempt from; and did so from a position of power partially gained by the fact that she is exempt from these types of discrimination.   It’s racist. Stop making excuses.  “That dark skinned woman who’s an incumbent running for office likely has about the same amount of systematic power as I do.” Is this person on drugs? They’re claiming that… A political person… A congresswoman… Has no power in the country in which she was elected… By the populace… As a politician. That, or they’re a politician too. Apparently we can say anything now and it makes sense. Huh. Also these remarks are the absolute epitomy of racism and if anyone refuses to see it, they’re not purely misinformed. They are delusional. *literally calls an Asian person ching chong*“How dare you say I’m being racist??” Thank you for attending today’s lecture on cognitive dissonance.
dissonance: Detroit Rep. Bettie
 Cook Scott orn
 Asian opponent:
 Don't vote for the
 ching-chong!
 by Violet lkonomova August 16, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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bizarre-transmission:

thettasigma:
ferventfox:

awesome-everyday:

internetdumpsterfires:
Black people can’t be racist.

Ugh, okay. The remark by this black woman was disrespectful and based on race. It was rude, bigoted and uncalled for.
But no, in an anti black world, black people do not have the social, political or systemic financial power to be racist. Racism implies that beyond hurting and insulting that asian woman that this black woman is connected to a system that has the power to negatively impact this woman’s existence. That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.
And furthermore, there could be an argument made that deteoit is chocolate city and perhaps she does have that infrastructure of black networks to truly effect her opponent, but idk I was in Detroit last year and it looks a lot like Brooklyn does now. White and gentrified. White people with money, who control our political systems, finances, and predominant social narratives are claiming urban space like they’re colonizing pioneers looking to take the new world. Detroit isn’t the same anymore.
Anyway, black people can be shitty insensitive bigots but we do not have the social capital to be racist, particularly not in the united states.

“That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.” 
Ahahaha: No. A congressperson is the definition of systemic power. You can’t bitch about lack of political power when we are talking about elected politician.  Clearly the world isn’t so anti-black that it couldn’t vote her in. 
Chang is also a first generation American, while Scott, to my knowledge, is not, and she specifically made anti-immigrant comments. She also has “power” within the context of her own ethnic community and she used that power to direct racism towards other African-Americans who supported Chang by implying they were somehow traitors, essentially dictating how they ought to act based on their race, particularly Chang’s husband for his interracial marriage (I don’t give a flying fuck what race you are, negative comments about interracial marriage and mixed race people are racist. period. end of story). 
Even if I did accept the prejudice + power model or racism (which I don’t as that is neither the etymology or common usage of the word) Cook’s comments would certainly fit the bill. She made race based attacks on people based on types of marginalization that she is exempt from; and did so from a position of power partially gained by the fact that she is exempt from these types of discrimination.   It’s racist. Stop making excuses. 


“That dark skinned woman who’s an incumbent running for office likely has about the same amount of systematic power as I do.”
Is this person on drugs? They’re claiming that… A political person… A congresswoman… Has no power in the country in which she was elected… By the populace… As a politician. That, or they’re a politician too. 
Apparently we can say anything now and it makes sense. Huh.
Also these remarks are the absolute epitomy of racism and if anyone refuses to see it, they’re not purely misinformed. They are delusional. 
*literally calls an Asian person ching chong*“How dare you say I’m being racist??” 

Thank you for attending today’s lecture on cognitive dissonance.

bizarre-transmission: thettasigma: ferventfox: awesome-everyday: internetdumpsterfires: Black people can’t be racist. Ugh, okay. The...

dissonance: 0 Towleroad @tird Follow School Closed After Parents Declare Hunting Season' on 12-Year-Old Transgender Student 'A Good Knife Will Do the Job' tlrd.us /2OC32YZ 6:10 AM 14 Aug 2018 ▼ 合颀钮谈遮 1.368 Retweets 1,833 Likes captain-snark: blackqueerblog: A middle school in Achille, Oklahoma is closed following violent threats by parents on social media against Maddie, a 12-year-old transgender student who identifies as female and used the girls’ bathroom. Maddie had been using the staff bathroom at her old school but used the girls’ bathroom at the new school because she wasn’t sure where the staff bathroom was. She was then accused of peeping under a bathroom stall. Her mother said it was probably because she “leans very far forward to use the bathroom.” Then the threats began on a private parents’ Facebook group for the school. The parents called Maddie “it” and “thing”, suggested that her genitalia be mutilated to make her female (“a good sharp knife will do the job real quick”). One said it was “hunting season on them kind” and said there was “no bag limit.” Maddie’s mother Brandy Rose said she fears for her life: “These are adults making threats– I don’t understand it. She’s an awesome kid. To see any fear in her, I can’t explain how bad that hurts me for them to hurt her.” KXII reports: “The sheriff said the mother filed a protective order against one parent but no other arrests have been made, however several agencies including the FBI are stepping in to see if any comments constitute a hate crime.” See the screenshots: Sorry to say this but if we have to think about whether or not threatening to cut a 12 year old child is a hate crime means there is no hope for us. What has this nation become when it’s citizens feel they have a right to threaten minorities with no fear of repercussion. The only ringing heard now is the death knell of freedom.. Savages… What blows my mind is the cognitive dissonance that says“children are innocent and we, as their parents and guardians, need to protect them from deviants”but also“This minor, a young child, deserves to be violently assaulted”2+2=5?If you gave a fuck about anything other than being a hateful bigot you’d blame her parents for “allowing” her to “be transgender”. You’d feel compassion for this poor child who has been brainwashed by their deviant parents. Nope. Y’all just want to be vile human garbage and anyone that suggests this isn’t hate speech and worth being prosecuted over needs to be slapped into reality.
dissonance: 0
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 1.368 Retweets 1,833 Likes
captain-snark:

blackqueerblog:
A middle school in Achille, Oklahoma is closed following violent threats by parents on social media against Maddie, a 12-year-old transgender student who identifies as female and used the girls’ bathroom.
Maddie had been using the staff bathroom at her old school but used the girls’ bathroom at the new school because she wasn’t sure where the staff bathroom was. She was then accused of peeping under a bathroom stall. Her mother said it was probably because she “leans very far forward to use the bathroom.”
Then the threats began on a private parents’ Facebook group for the school. The parents called Maddie “it” and “thing”, suggested that her genitalia be mutilated to make her female (“a good sharp knife will do the job real quick”). One said it was “hunting season on them kind” and said there was “no bag limit.”
Maddie’s mother Brandy Rose said she fears for her life: “These are adults making threats– I don’t understand it. She’s an awesome kid. To see any fear in her, I can’t explain how bad that hurts me for them to hurt her.”
KXII reports: “The sheriff said the mother filed a protective order against one parent but no other arrests have been made, however several agencies including the FBI are stepping in to see if any comments constitute a hate crime.”
See the screenshots:
Sorry to say this but if we have to think about whether or not threatening to cut a 12 year old child is a hate crime means there is no hope for us. What has this nation become when it’s citizens feel they have a right to threaten minorities with no fear of repercussion. The only ringing heard now is the death knell of freedom.. 
Savages…

What blows my mind is the cognitive dissonance that says“children are innocent and we, as their parents and guardians, need to protect them from deviants”but also“This minor, a young child, deserves to be violently assaulted”2+2=5?If you gave a fuck about anything other than being a hateful bigot you’d blame her parents for “allowing” her to “be transgender”. You’d feel compassion for this poor child who has been brainwashed by their deviant parents. Nope. Y’all just want to be vile human garbage and anyone that suggests this isn’t hate speech and worth being prosecuted over needs to be slapped into reality.

captain-snark: blackqueerblog: A middle school in Achille, Oklahoma is closed following violent threats by parents on social media again...

dissonance: br OWNERS OF DUCO EVENTS SET TO PART WAYS NV 16 724 skyabove-voicewithin: johncribati: dancinbutterfly: kc749: littlereddove: han-j1: evilqueenofgallifrey: so a racist got utterly demolished in less than 30 seconds on the New Zealand morning news on Monday and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen who knew a white guy could be capable of such an iconic response, he knows what’s up and is having none of that shit, every other white guy take notes tbh I love that he said Pakeha Can someone write what its being said in this? Male co-host: We have had a whole heap of feedback regarding Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis’s proposal to institute a prison run on Māori values into New Zealand. He’s looking at potentially establishing this prison up north. It isn’t Labour policy just yet, it’s just an idea of Kelvin Davis’s. And this has been really really divisive on our Facebook page this morning. (sarcastically) Here I think we have the single greatest email, the single greatest message we have ever had on breakfast. (clears throat deliberately) “’Janice’ says: Good morning. I’m sick of hearing that Māori need different treatment. If they don’t want to live in our society, then maybe we should put them all on an island and leave them to it.” Male co-host: “Janice. That is LITERALLY what happened! That is the history of our country. Last I checked, Māori WERE on an island, they were left to it, and then Pākehā (Māori term for white New Zealanders) turned up and look how that worked out. But thank you very much for that brilliant insight. Goodness me. Unbelievable. Unbelievable, they actually-“ Female co-host: “Actually, you can’t even get angry, you just actually need to laugh and then screw it up and put it under the desk. Just when you thought-“ Male co-host: (mimicking letter) “’Put them all on an island, leave them to it.’ Yeah. What a great idea that is Janice. I really need “What a great idea that is, Janice.” to be a meme filled with those stupid complete cognitive dissonance bigoted statements. @some-kinda-sneaky-witch-thief oh my gOD
dissonance: br
 OWNERS OF DUCO EVENTS SET TO PART WAYS
 NV 16 724
skyabove-voicewithin:
johncribati:

dancinbutterfly:

kc749:

littlereddove:

han-j1:

evilqueenofgallifrey:


so a racist got utterly demolished in less than 30 seconds on the New Zealand morning news on Monday and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen
who knew a white guy could be capable of such an iconic response, he knows what’s up and is having none of that shit, every other white guy take notes tbh


I love that he said Pakeha


Can someone write what its being said in this? 

Male co-host: We have had a whole heap of feedback regarding
Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis’s proposal to institute a prison run on Māori
values into New Zealand. He’s looking at potentially establishing this prison
up north. It isn’t Labour policy just yet, it’s just an idea of Kelvin Davis’s.
And this has been really really divisive on our Facebook page this morning. (sarcastically)
Here I think we have the single greatest email, the single greatest message we
have ever had on breakfast.
(clears throat deliberately) “’Janice’ says: Good morning. I’m
sick of hearing that Māori need different treatment. If they don’t want to live
in our society, then maybe we should put them all on an island and leave them
to it.”
Male co-host: “Janice. That is LITERALLY what happened! That
is the history of our country. Last I checked, Māori WERE on an island, they
were left to it, and then Pākehā (Māori term for white New Zealanders) turned
up and look how that worked out. But thank you very much for that brilliant
insight. Goodness me. Unbelievable. Unbelievable, they actually-“
Female co-host: “Actually, you can’t even get angry, you
just actually need to laugh and then screw it up and put it under the desk.
Just when you thought-“
Male co-host: (mimicking letter) “’Put them all on an
island, leave them to it.’ Yeah. What a great idea that is Janice.

I really need “What a great idea that is, Janice.” to be a meme filled with those stupid complete cognitive dissonance bigoted statements.




@some-kinda-sneaky-witch-thief oh my gOD

skyabove-voicewithin: johncribati: dancinbutterfly: kc749: littlereddove: han-j1: evilqueenofgallifrey: so a racist got utterly de...

dissonance: RuPaul Would'Probably Not Let a Transitioning Queen on Drag Race Strai Ta wi Photography: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP <p><a href="https://ithelpstodream.tumblr.com/post/171523211800/in-a-new-interview-with-the-guardian-rupaul-stood" class="tumblr_blog">ithelpstodream</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>In a new interview with the Guardian, RuPaul stood firm on his stance that trans women and bio-queens are unwelcome on Drag Race. After explaining that drag’s political power lies in the dissonance of “men dressing up as women,” Ru was asked if he’d allow a “biological woman” to compete on the show.</p> <p>“Drag loses its sense of danger and its sense of irony once it’s not men doing it, because at its core it’s a social statement and a big f-you to male-dominated culture,“ RuPaul tells Guardian. &ldquo;So for men to do it, it’s really punk rock, because it’s a real rejection of masculinity.” When asked if trans women can be drag queens, he brings up season nine contestant Peppermint, who was the first out trans woman to compete on the show. “Mmmm. It’s an interesting area. Peppermint didn’t get breast implants until after she left our show; she was identifying as a woman, but she hadn’t really transitioned.”</p> <p>The interviewer goes on to ask if RuPaul would allow a trans woman who was actively transitioning to compete. “Probably not. You can identify as a woman and say you’re transitioning, but it changes once you start changing your body. It takes on a different thing; it changes the whole concept of what we’re doing. We’ve had some girls who’ve had some injections in the face and maybe a little bit in the butt here and there, but they haven’t transitioned.”</p> <p>These statements go to show how antiquated RuPaul’s conceptions of trans identity and the queering of gender really are. For someone who is deservedly lauded as an icon of genderfuckery, the fact that RuPaul still sees drag as a boys’ club is disappointing, not to mention the fact that he reduces trans identity to whether or not a person has had surgery. The notion that the only true power to be found in an art form that has expanded so much since RuPaul came up seems insulting in the face of the incredible female artists — both cisgender and trans — who are doing drag today, largely thanks to the influence of Drag Race.</p> <p><a href="https://www.out.com/popnography/2018/3/03/rupaul-would-probably-not-let-transitioning-queen-drag-race">https://www.out.com/popnography/2018/3/03/rupaul-would-probably-not-let-transitioning-queen-drag-race</a></p></blockquote> <p>Wait&hellip; if he won’t let cis women be on the show, then isn’t he just being consistent here by viewing trans women as real women?</p>
dissonance: RuPaul Would'Probably Not Let a
 Transitioning Queen on Drag Race
 Strai
 Ta
 wi
 Photography: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
<p><a href="https://ithelpstodream.tumblr.com/post/171523211800/in-a-new-interview-with-the-guardian-rupaul-stood" class="tumblr_blog">ithelpstodream</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>In a new interview with the Guardian, RuPaul stood firm on his stance that trans women and bio-queens are unwelcome on Drag Race. After explaining that drag’s political power lies in the dissonance of “men dressing up as women,” Ru was asked if he’d allow a “biological woman” to compete on the show.</p>

<p>“Drag loses its sense of danger and its sense of irony once it’s not men doing it, because at its core it’s a social statement and a big f-you to male-dominated culture,“ RuPaul tells Guardian. &ldquo;So for men to do it, it’s really punk rock, because it’s a real rejection of masculinity.” When asked if trans women can be drag queens, he brings up season nine contestant Peppermint, who was the first out trans woman to compete on the show. “Mmmm. It’s an interesting area. Peppermint didn’t get breast implants until after she left our show; she was identifying as a woman, but she hadn’t really transitioned.”</p>

<p>The interviewer goes on to ask if RuPaul would allow a trans woman who was actively transitioning to compete. “Probably not. You can identify as a woman and say you’re transitioning, but it changes once you start changing your body. It takes on a different thing; it changes the whole concept of what we’re doing. We’ve had some girls who’ve had some injections in the face and maybe a little bit in the butt here and there, but they haven’t transitioned.”</p>

<p>These statements go to show how antiquated RuPaul’s conceptions of trans identity and the queering of gender really are. For someone who is deservedly lauded as an icon of genderfuckery, the fact that RuPaul still sees drag as a boys’ club is disappointing, not to mention the fact that he reduces trans identity to whether or not a person has had surgery. The notion that the only true power to be found in an art form that has expanded so much since RuPaul came up seems insulting in the face of the incredible female artists — both cisgender and trans — who are doing drag today, largely thanks to the influence of Drag Race.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.out.com/popnography/2018/3/03/rupaul-would-probably-not-let-transitioning-queen-drag-race">https://www.out.com/popnography/2018/3/03/rupaul-would-probably-not-let-transitioning-queen-drag-race</a></p></blockquote>

<p>Wait&hellip; if he won’t let cis women be on the show, then isn’t he just being consistent here by viewing trans women as real women?</p>

<p><a href="https://ithelpstodream.tumblr.com/post/171523211800/in-a-new-interview-with-the-guardian-rupaul-stood" class="tumblr_blog">it...

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 The courtesan named was named Phryne and she was indeed a renowned
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 and asking the jury (all males) if they were prepared to destroy this
 But this is actually a very interesting case of Values Dissonance - the capital
 crime she was accused of was blasphemy. In Ancient Greek society, exceptional
 beauty was a sign of favor from the gods, and they took the idea that beauty
 indicated goodness with great seriousness. They even called their nobles Kaloi
 k'Agathoi, "the Beautiful and the Good
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 indeed, her argument essentially being "How could I possibly commit
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dissonance: br OWNERS OF DUCO EVENTS SET TO PART WAYS NV 16 724 dancinbutterfly: kc749: littlereddove: han-j1: evilqueenofgallifrey: so a racist got utterly demolished in less than 30 seconds on the New Zealand morning news on Monday and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen who knew a white guy could be capable of such an iconic response, he knows what’s up and is having none of that shit, every other white guy take notes tbh I love that he said Pakeha Can someone write what its being said in this? Male co-host: We have had a whole heap of feedback regarding Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis’s proposal to institute a prison run on Māori values into New Zealand. He’s looking at potentially establishing this prison up north. It isn’t Labour policy just yet, it’s just an idea of Kelvin Davis’s. And this has been really really divisive on our Facebook page this morning. (sarcastically) Here I think we have the single greatest email, the single greatest message we have ever had on breakfast. (clears throat deliberately) “’Janice’ says: Good morning. I’m sick of hearing that Māori need different treatment. If they don’t want to live in our society, then maybe we should put them all on an island and leave them to it.” Male co-host: “Janice. That is LITERALLY what happened! That is the history of our country. Last I checked, Māori WERE on an island, they were left to it, and then Pākehā (Māori term for white New Zealanders) turned up and look how that worked out. But thank you very much for that brilliant insight. Goodness me. Unbelievable. Unbelievable, they actually-“ Female co-host: “Actually, you can’t even get angry, you just actually need to laugh and then screw it up and put it under the desk. Just when you thought-“ Male co-host: (mimicking letter) “’Put them all on an island, leave them to it.’ Yeah. What a great idea that is Janice. I really need “What a great idea that is, Janice.” to be a meme filled with those stupid complete cognitive dissonance bigoted statements.
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kc749:

littlereddove:

han-j1:

evilqueenofgallifrey:


so a racist got utterly demolished in less than 30 seconds on the New Zealand morning news on Monday and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen
who knew a white guy could be capable of such an iconic response, he knows what’s up and is having none of that shit, every other white guy take notes tbh


I love that he said Pakeha


Can someone write what its being said in this? 

Male co-host: We have had a whole heap of feedback regarding
Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis’s proposal to institute a prison run on Māori
values into New Zealand. He’s looking at potentially establishing this prison
up north. It isn’t Labour policy just yet, it’s just an idea of Kelvin Davis’s.
And this has been really really divisive on our Facebook page this morning. (sarcastically)
Here I think we have the single greatest email, the single greatest message we
have ever had on breakfast.
(clears throat deliberately) “’Janice’ says: Good morning. I’m
sick of hearing that Māori need different treatment. If they don’t want to live
in our society, then maybe we should put them all on an island and leave them
to it.”
Male co-host: “Janice. That is LITERALLY what happened! That
is the history of our country. Last I checked, Māori WERE on an island, they
were left to it, and then Pākehā (Māori term for white New Zealanders) turned
up and look how that worked out. But thank you very much for that brilliant
insight. Goodness me. Unbelievable. Unbelievable, they actually-“
Female co-host: “Actually, you can’t even get angry, you
just actually need to laugh and then screw it up and put it under the desk.
Just when you thought-“
Male co-host: (mimicking letter) “’Put them all on an
island, leave them to it.’ Yeah. What a great idea that is Janice.

I really need “What a great idea that is, Janice.” to be a meme filled with those stupid complete cognitive dissonance bigoted statements.

dancinbutterfly: kc749: littlereddove: han-j1: evilqueenofgallifrey: so a racist got utterly demolished in less than 30 seconds on t...

dissonance: RRT Industries, Ltd. @RRTIndustries imagine if the dude from Captain Kangaroo starting thinking he was an actual ship captain and went around lecturing people on maritime navigation, law, logistics, etc that's exactly what @BillNye did but with science 12:45 PM 06 Dec 17 <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169338857563/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169338213883/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169337983338/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169337454458/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169329358063/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169328548058/rabbittiddy-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169326565428/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169169121166/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168997730/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168925781/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168907340/reasonandempathy-keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168826941/keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168724475/fluffylaces-political-dissonance-pretty" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fluffylaces.tumblr.com/post/169168398436/political-dissonance-pretty-much-wait-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">fluffylaces</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://political-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/168689151551/pretty-much" class="tumblr_blog">political-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Pretty Much</p></blockquote> <p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p> </blockquote> <p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p> </blockquote> <p>STEM degree, so yes.</p> </blockquote> <p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p> <p>Trust me, it’s different. </p> <p>S - Science (scientists)</p> <p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p> <p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p> <p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p> </blockquote> <p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p> </blockquote> <p>You are right. </p> <p>It does. </p> <p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p> </blockquote> <p style="">Okay.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p> <p style=""><br/></p> <p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p> <p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p> </blockquote> <p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p> <p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p> </blockquote> <p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p> </blockquote> <p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p> <p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p> <p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p> </blockquote> <p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>
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 @RRTIndustries
 imagine if the dude from Captain
 Kangaroo starting thinking he was
 an actual ship captain and went
 around lecturing people on
 maritime navigation, law, logistics,
 etc
 that's exactly what @BillNye did
 but with science
 12:45 PM 06 Dec 17
<p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169338857563/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169337454458/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169329358063/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169328548058/rabbittiddy-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169326565428/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169169121166/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168724475/fluffylaces-political-dissonance-pretty" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://fluffylaces.tumblr.com/post/169168398436/political-dissonance-pretty-much-wait-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">fluffylaces</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://political-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/168689151551/pretty-much" class="tumblr_blog">political-dissonance</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Pretty Much</p></blockquote>

<p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p>
</blockquote>
<p>STEM degree, so yes.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p>
<p>Trust me, it’s different. </p>
<p>S - Science (scientists)</p>
<p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p>
<p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p>
<p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p>
</blockquote>
<p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p>
</blockquote>

<p>You are right. </p>
<p>It does. </p>
<p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p>
</blockquote>
<p style="">Okay.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p>
<p style=""><br/></p>
<p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p>
<p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p>
<p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p>
<p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p>
<p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p>
</blockquote>
<p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote>

<p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>

<p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169338857563/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p>...

dissonance: I AM Africa BO Sensual Beautiful Radiant Elegant Fierce Unique Sensational Natural Fabulous Proud Outrageous Breathtaking Bold Woman Fearless Virtuousong Resilient Wise Independent ovel Compassionaté Daring Wise Loud Grounded Couragcous Virtuous Fearless Natural Joyful Kinu Playful Hypnotic Captivating Daring Bold Elegant Brilliant Unique Wisdom Soulful Proud Talented When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from the spiritual world to here and on to their next destination. The world seeks to destroy you, if they can't hold you without force the want to control you. All men came from you and love you so much, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back inside of you. Not knowing that you live in them, hating you, they are hating themselves as all men are half woman. Our scrotums were formed from labia and our testes were ovaries. We have nipples because we all started out as women. So men are scared of you. Especially those men with the least melanin. Many of them raped you for hundreds of years, all the while they had wives lacking melanin, but they would still rape you because they wanted to dominate the creation of life itself. No more, your Kings are waking up and we will literally die to defend you. All who will not die for you, are not kings but fallen men who you don't need or want, because until they realise that we can't rise without you, we are useless. In ancient Africa we called god Mother-Father God because intelligent Africans couldn't conceive of a man being balanced on his own. Now you have these foolish men talking about Father, Son and Ghost. They killed you, yet they expect to live a normal life when they removed a part of themselves from their belief systems. History never herstory Men and our egos, when will we find balance. I have spent more time with and talking to women than I have men, because I realised that men are pretty mad until they unlearn sexism. This is why I am wise. The cognitive dissonance in most men is huge and people don't function well with this level of dissonance that they are invested in. It's pathetic the rhetoric that we are told (by men) is the "true way". There is no truth without you. All envy and are scared of you. Because they are living a lie and yet you have always been the truth... chakabars
dissonance: I AM
 Africa BO
 Sensual Beautiful Radiant Elegant
 Fierce Unique
 Sensational
 Natural
 Fabulous Proud
 Outrageous
 Breathtaking
 Bold
 Woman
 Fearless
 Virtuousong
 Resilient
 Wise
 Independent
 ovel
 Compassionaté
 Daring
 Wise
 Loud Grounded
 Couragcous
 Virtuous
 Fearless
 Natural
 Joyful
 Kinu
 Playful
 Hypnotic
 Captivating
 Daring
 Bold
 Elegant
 Brilliant
 Unique
 Wisdom
 Soulful
 Proud
 Talented
When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from the spiritual world to here and on to their next destination. The world seeks to destroy you, if they can't hold you without force the want to control you. All men came from you and love you so much, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back inside of you. Not knowing that you live in them, hating you, they are hating themselves as all men are half woman. Our scrotums were formed from labia and our testes were ovaries. We have nipples because we all started out as women. So men are scared of you. Especially those men with the least melanin. Many of them raped you for hundreds of years, all the while they had wives lacking melanin, but they would still rape you because they wanted to dominate the creation of life itself. No more, your Kings are waking up and we will literally die to defend you. All who will not die for you, are not kings but fallen men who you don't need or want, because until they realise that we can't rise without you, we are useless. In ancient Africa we called god Mother-Father God because intelligent Africans couldn't conceive of a man being balanced on his own. Now you have these foolish men talking about Father, Son and Ghost. They killed you, yet they expect to live a normal life when they removed a part of themselves from their belief systems. History never herstory Men and our egos, when will we find balance. I have spent more time with and talking to women than I have men, because I realised that men are pretty mad until they unlearn sexism. This is why I am wise. The cognitive dissonance in most men is huge and people don't function well with this level of dissonance that they are invested in. It's pathetic the rhetoric that we are told (by men) is the "true way". There is no truth without you. All envy and are scared of you. Because they are living a lie and yet you have always been the truth... chakabars

When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from...

dissonance: "Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal vour sweetness." When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from the spiritual world to here and on to their next destination. The world seeks to destroy you, if they can't hold you without force the want to control you. All men came from you and love you so much, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back inside of you. Not knowing that you live in them, hating you, they are hating themselves as all men are half woman. Our scrotums were formed from labia and our testes were ovaries. We have nipples because we all started out as women. So men are scared of you. Especially those men with the least melanin. Many of them raped you for hundreds of years, all the while they had wives lacking melanin, but they would still rape you because they wanted to dominate the creation of life itself. No more, your Kings are waking up and we will literally die to defend you. All who will not die for you, are not kings but fallen men who you don't need or want, because until they realise that we can't rise without you, we are useless. In ancient Africa we called god Mother-Father God because intelligent Africans couldn't conceive of a man being balanced on his own. Now you have these foolish men talking about Father, Son and Ghost. They killed you, yet they expect to live a normal life when they removed a part of themselves from their belief systems. History never herstory Men and our egos, when will we find balance. I have spent more time with and talking to women than I have men, because I realised that men are pretty mad until they unlearn sexism. This is why I am wise. The cognitive dissonance in most men is huge and people don't function well with this level of dissonance that they are invested in. It's pathetic the rhetoric that we are told (by men) is the "true way". There is no truth without you. All envy and are scared of you. Because they are living a lie and yet you have always been the truth... chakabars
dissonance: "Be soft. Do not let
 the world make
 you hard. Do not
 let pain make you
 hate. Do not let the
 bitterness steal
 vour sweetness."
When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from the spiritual world to here and on to their next destination. The world seeks to destroy you, if they can't hold you without force the want to control you. All men came from you and love you so much, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back inside of you. Not knowing that you live in them, hating you, they are hating themselves as all men are half woman. Our scrotums were formed from labia and our testes were ovaries. We have nipples because we all started out as women. So men are scared of you. Especially those men with the least melanin. Many of them raped you for hundreds of years, all the while they had wives lacking melanin, but they would still rape you because they wanted to dominate the creation of life itself. No more, your Kings are waking up and we will literally die to defend you. All who will not die for you, are not kings but fallen men who you don't need or want, because until they realise that we can't rise without you, we are useless. In ancient Africa we called god Mother-Father God because intelligent Africans couldn't conceive of a man being balanced on his own. Now you have these foolish men talking about Father, Son and Ghost. They killed you, yet they expect to live a normal life when they removed a part of themselves from their belief systems. History never herstory Men and our egos, when will we find balance. I have spent more time with and talking to women than I have men, because I realised that men are pretty mad until they unlearn sexism. This is why I am wise. The cognitive dissonance in most men is huge and people don't function well with this level of dissonance that they are invested in. It's pathetic the rhetoric that we are told (by men) is the "true way". There is no truth without you. All envy and are scared of you. Because they are living a lie and yet you have always been the truth... chakabars

When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from...

dissonance: Step out of your comfort zone It might be scary But is it not scarier to keep yourself small and stop yourself from growing? Become the Goddess that you always were. When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from the spiritual world to here and on to their next destination. The world seeks to destroy you, if they can't hold you without force the want to control you. All men came from you and love you so much, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back inside of you. Not knowing that you live in them, hating you, they are hating themselves as all men are half woman. Our scrotums were formed from labia and our testes were ovaries. We have nipples because we all started out as women. So men are scared of you. Especially those men with the least melanin. Many of them raped you for hundreds of years, all the while they had wives lacking melanin, but they would still rape you because they wanted to dominate the creation of life itself. No more, your Kings are waking up and we will literally die to defend you. All who will not die for you, are not kings but fallen men who you don't need or want, because until they realise that we can't rise without you, we are useless. In ancient Africa we called god Mother-Father God because intelligent Africans couldn't conceive of a man being balanced on his own. Now you have these foolish men talking about Father, Son and Ghost. They killed you, yet they expect to live a normal life when they removed a part of themselves from their belief systems. History never herstory Men and our egos, when will we find balance. I have spent more time with and talking to women than I have men, because I realised that men are pretty mad until they unlearn sexism. This is why I am wise. The cognitive dissonance in most men is huge and people don't function well with this level of dissonance that they are invested in. It's pathetic the rhetoric that we are told (by men) is the "true way". There is no truth without you. All envy and are scared of you. Because they are living a lie and yet you have always been the truth... chakabars
dissonance: Step out of your comfort zone
 It might be scary
 But is it not scarier
 to keep yourself small
 and stop yourself
 from growing?
 Become the Goddess
 that you always were.
When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from the spiritual world to here and on to their next destination. The world seeks to destroy you, if they can't hold you without force the want to control you. All men came from you and love you so much, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back inside of you. Not knowing that you live in them, hating you, they are hating themselves as all men are half woman. Our scrotums were formed from labia and our testes were ovaries. We have nipples because we all started out as women. So men are scared of you. Especially those men with the least melanin. Many of them raped you for hundreds of years, all the while they had wives lacking melanin, but they would still rape you because they wanted to dominate the creation of life itself. No more, your Kings are waking up and we will literally die to defend you. All who will not die for you, are not kings but fallen men who you don't need or want, because until they realise that we can't rise without you, we are useless. In ancient Africa we called god Mother-Father God because intelligent Africans couldn't conceive of a man being balanced on his own. Now you have these foolish men talking about Father, Son and Ghost. They killed you, yet they expect to live a normal life when they removed a part of themselves from their belief systems. History never herstory Men and our egos, when will we find balance. I have spent more time with and talking to women than I have men, because I realised that men are pretty mad until they unlearn sexism. This is why I am wise. The cognitive dissonance in most men is huge and people don't function well with this level of dissonance that they are invested in. It's pathetic the rhetoric that we are told (by men) is the "true way". There is no truth without you. All envy and are scared of you. Because they are living a lie and yet you have always been the truth... chakabars

When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from...

dissonance: Empowered women empower women GO DO ESS Y ADI As a male, I try to use my life to empower women... When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from the spiritual world to here and on to their next destination. The world seeks to destroy you, if they can't hold you without force the want to control you. All men came from you and love you so much, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back inside of you. Not knowing that you live in them, hating you, they are hating themselves as all men are half woman. Our scrotums were formed from labia and our testes were ovaries. We have nipples because we all started out as women. So men are scared of you. Especially those men with the least melanin. Many of them raped you for hundreds of years, all the while they had wives lacking melanin, but they would still rape you because they wanted to dominate the creation of life itself. No more, your Kings are waking up and we will literally die to defend you. All who will not die for you, are not kings but fallen men who you don't need or want, because until they realise that we can't rise without you, we are useless. In ancient Africa we called god Mother-Father God because intelligent Africans couldn't conceive of a man being balanced on his own. Now you have these foolish men talking about Father, Son and Ghost. They killed you, yet they expect to live a normal life when they removed a part of themselves from their belief systems. History never herstory Men and our egos, when will we find balance. I have spent more time with and talking to women than I have men, because I realised that men are pretty mad until they unlearn sexism. This is why I am wise. The cognitive dissonance in most men is huge and people don't function well with this level of dissonance that they are invested in. It's pathetic the rhetoric that we are told (by men) is the "true way". There is no truth without you. All envy and are scared of you. Because they are living a lie and yet you have always been the truth... chakabars
dissonance: Empowered women
 empower women
 GO DO ESS Y ADI
As a male, I try to use my life to empower women... When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The only matter that matters to me, carrying souls from the spiritual world to here and on to their next destination. The world seeks to destroy you, if they can't hold you without force the want to control you. All men came from you and love you so much, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back inside of you. Not knowing that you live in them, hating you, they are hating themselves as all men are half woman. Our scrotums were formed from labia and our testes were ovaries. We have nipples because we all started out as women. So men are scared of you. Especially those men with the least melanin. Many of them raped you for hundreds of years, all the while they had wives lacking melanin, but they would still rape you because they wanted to dominate the creation of life itself. No more, your Kings are waking up and we will literally die to defend you. All who will not die for you, are not kings but fallen men who you don't need or want, because until they realise that we can't rise without you, we are useless. In ancient Africa we called god Mother-Father God because intelligent Africans couldn't conceive of a man being balanced on his own. Now you have these foolish men talking about Father, Son and Ghost. They killed you, yet they expect to live a normal life when they removed a part of themselves from their belief systems. History never herstory Men and our egos, when will we find balance. I have spent more time with and talking to women than I have men, because I realised that men are pretty mad until they unlearn sexism. This is why I am wise. The cognitive dissonance in most men is huge and people don't function well with this level of dissonance that they are invested in. It's pathetic the rhetoric that we are told (by men) is the "true way". There is no truth without you. All envy and are scared of you. Because they are living a lie and yet you have always been the truth... chakabars

As a male, I try to use my life to empower women... When I look at you I see magic. All the hopes and dreams of purposeful creation. The...