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Stop posting about ferguson, you're not even black!!

elloellenoh:

If you don’t like what I’m posting, UNFOLLOW ME!!! I’m not going to let an ignorant, racist anonymous dictate what I should or shouldn’t post on my own damn blog. Because I’m not black? You know what, shame on you! This willful ignorance on the end of a lot of non-black people is why I will keep posting about this until my fingers fall off! And it is NOT just white people who are deliberately ignoring the situation! All you non-black POC who are avoiding what is happening in Ferguson - you ALL need to reassess your own lives and learn about what is happening and understand that we as people cannot let this atrocious events go on without raising our voices.

The greatest shame is all these people who have already unfollowed me on tumblr and twitter because #Ferguson is too disturbing, or they just don’t care - they needed to read these posts the most. We see your indifference. We hear your silence. It is shockingly loud and clear.

What Ellen said.

We have lost phone conversations, because talking on cell phones is no fun at all, and it’s harder than texting or typing. I do think we’ve lost that, but we’ve gained a lot with the internet. I feel like the internet has turned us all into letter writers. I think of my mother when I was a kid, she never wrote down anything but a grocery list. People didn’t write, because you’d call. Why would you write anything? But now we’re all writers.

So when people complain about grammar and punctuation, I think it isn’t that our grammar and punctuation have gotten worse, but that it used to be that only writers wrote. Only people who were in education wrote, but now we all write: we all text, we all post. I feel like we’ve lost phones but we’ve gained this whole different type of correspondence that hasn’t existed since the age of letter writing.

Rainbow Rowell interview on Den of Geek: Landline, fangirls, the internet (via bethanyactually)

Also, super-importantly so I’m going to bold and all-caps it: IN THE OLD DAYS PEOPLE’S LETTERS WERE FUCKING FULL OF SPELLING AND GRAMMAR MISTAKES AND ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS AND IDOSYNCRASIES.

If you take a look at ACTUAL LETTERS especially of any but the higher (and thus more formally educated and more socially required to PERFORM that education) ranks, they read like people’s emails with more random capitals and weird spellings that make no sense because you don’t share their accent.

Nobody knows this solely because how do we ever read these letters, if we do? IN TWO PLACES: EDITED EXCERPTS IN HISTORY TEXTS, WITH CORRECTED SPELLING AND GRAMMAR, or IN NOVELS WHERE THEY WERE WRITTEN IN FAIR HAND IN THE FIRST PLACE.

The only way we encounter the letters of the past deliberately erases their unique handprint.

(via last-snowfall)

I’m bisexual. I guess that means I can’t have dinner with anyone but my husband, right?

What is the etiquette of female-male friendship when one party is taken? - relationships | Ask MetaFilter

Best answer in this thread, quoted above.

Seriously though, cultural norms aside, I think the idea that men and women cannot be friends is stupid and toxic. (And, of course, deeply heteronormative, because seriously, what are the rest of us supposed to do???) We have a weird amount of friendship hangups in the US: male-male friendships awkwardly dancing around homophobia, woman-woman friendships belittled and erased, woman-man friendships scrutinized for scandal or erased.

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