Anonymous said: I ventured into white nationalist/white supremacist/nazi side of tumblr and they all praise japan for being anti immigrant and ethno nationalist. Is japan really like that?
Nope. There are some awful right-wing fascists in Japan who have sympathetic beliefs to Nazis, and were influenced by Nazis. But the majority of Japanese don’t like Nazis.
Japan isn’t heaven or hell, it’s just an island country full of flawed human beings with a flawed political system. It’s on the spectrum, not an outlier. For example, when it comes to immigration, it’s way more anti-Korean than France, but way less Islamophobic than France.
Read real sociologists writing about global comparative immigration policies. You can start off at the basic level here at Wikipedia.
I shouldn’t even have to say this, but the white supremacist “ethnic fortress” fantasy-Japan is every bit as ridiculous as a weeaboo’s anime fantasy-Japan.
White supremacists are also really invested in claiming the Ainu are white and colonized America before Native Americans. They’ll believe pretty much any ridiculous thing if you put the prefix “ethno-” in front of it.
"…the real problem is that Soylent ignores the social and entertainment value of eating: food is not merely sustenance, it’s a tightly woven part of our everyday lives…It isolates you in ways you may not necessarily consider."
I was born in the wrong generation. This generation is still racist as fuck and I can’t download a pizza. Wake me up in the year 3019.
if you’re slamming a fellow woman,calling her misogynist names because she won’t consider your male friend a Feminist,then you’re actually not a Feminist, you might be a Meninist,or a Male Prioritizer,but not a Feminist.
Yep, pretty much.
I wish to dispel the notion that women are “more emotional.” I don’t think we are. I think that the emotions women stereotypically express are what men call “emotions,” and the emotions that men typically express are somehow considered by men to be something else.
This is incorrect. Anger? EMOTION. Hate? EMOTION. Resorting to violence? EMOTIONAL OUTBURST. An irrational need to be correct when all the evidence is against you? Pretty sure that’s an emotion. Resorting to shouting really loudly when you don’t like the other person’s point of view? That’s called “being too emotional to engage in a rational discussion.”
Not only do I think men are at least as emotional as women, I think that these stereotypically male emotions are more damaging to rational dialogue than are stereotypically female emotions. A hurt, crying person can still listen, think, and speak. A shouting, angry person? That person is crapping all over meaningful discourse."
Jennifer Dziura, "When Men Get Too Emotional to Have a Rational Argument" (via misandryad)
How to Cope with Blah Days
1. Recognise that it’s a feeling – and our moods go up and down. Shrug your shoulders, grit your teeth and choose to make it through the day. Nothing’s really wrong – and there is nothing wrong with you. It’s just the way you’re feeling – and our feelings usually change.
2. Don’t be hard and condemn yourself. Don’t beat yourself up for feeling miserable and blah, or for feeling apathetic and low on energy. Be patient, understanding and gentle with yourself. You’re no worse than others as we ALL have blah days
3. Do something rather that nothing. Do a few mindless tasks so you don’t just waste the day – and you’re likely to feel better once those you’ve got those out the way as they’re usually the things that you never want to do!
4. Only do as much as you have to. It’s going to take all your strength just to make it through the day. Preserve your energy – and allow some things to slide. You can always get round to them another day.
5. Be extra nice to yourself. One of the best ways to fight a bleary day is to be nice to yourself and to do the kinds of things that help to lift your mood and to brighten up your day. For example, go out for a coffee, or have a bubble bath, turn up your favourite music or call a bunch of friends. Do all the kinds of things you know will help to boost your mood.
6. Remind yourself that it’s likely to pass. A bad day is just a day. It’s not the whole of your life. It just means that right now you want to crawl back into bed. It doesn’t mean your goals are wrong or that you won’t succeed in life! You’re just having a bad day – and it’s likely to pass.
Sense and Sensitivity: or Why We Should Remember That Characters Aren’t Real People
I know, I know. You already know this. You’re not stupid. But in light of recent events, I think we all need a little reminder: our favorite characters are just that—characters. They are complex and multi-faceted and constantly evolving, but they are still just fictional creations. And that means we have to acknowledge a few basic truths when we are discussing them.
I appreciate this both because it’s really true of Sherlock, but also because it’s true of almost all art, everywhere.
"If your TBR list works for you, that’s great. Get on down with your bad self. But if it makes you feel guilty or overwhelmed or depressed or unfulfilled or like you’re doing reading wrong, throw it away. Click “delete.” Trust your brain to remember the books you’re actually interested in, then trust your gut to pick out the right reads at the right time. Take recommendations from reliable sources, but know you are not committed or obligated to them. Remember that your reading life is yours. Read what you want when you want to. Buck the pressure, fuck the haters, and make room for the magic."
from Throw Away Your TBR List: A Radical Reading (un)Plan by Rebecca Schinsky (via bookriot)
watching two really opinionated people have an argument
when they’re both wrong
There’s an “I came out to have a good time and honestly I am feeling so attacked right now” joke out there for men in feminism who can’t handle the slightest critique of their shitty activism but I’m pretty tired so I’m just going to put that thought out into the universe.