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Advice, Candy, and Cars: Slate.com 5 hrs . Slate Dear Prudie: Do I have to give them candy? aT T-T Help! Kids From Poorer Neighborhoods Keep Trick- or-Treating in Mine. Slate.com Dear Prudence, I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more "modest" streets-mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks away are billionaires, families with famous last names, media moguls, etc.) I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like 75 percent of the trick-or-treaters are clearly not from this neighborhood. Kids arrive in overflowing cars from less fortunate areas. I feel this is inappropriate. Halloween isn't a social service or a charity in which l have to buy candy for less fortunate children Obviously this makes me feel like a terrible person, because what's the big deal about making less fortunate kids happy on a holiday? But it just bugs me, because we already pay more than enough taxes toward actual social services. Should Halloween be a neighborhood activity, or is it legitimately a free-for-all in which people hunt down the best candy grounds for their kids? 91.6K 705 Slate Slate.com's Post See More thebiscuiteternal: lay-some-hate: wahbegan: teaboot: ryulongd: rune-midgarts: goodtimegang: brakehagev2: guys this is actually real like a real person wrote this “more than enough” oh you fucking saints, absolutely pouring wealth onto the unfortunates lol this is amazing Dear Prudie, I think I just witnessed a murder You fucking monster GET HER PRUDENCE No wonder why her name is PRUDENCE Time for the annual reblog! Reading an advice columnist absolutely eviscerating someone who obviously wrote in hoping to get their shitty attitude validated is always a delight.
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Crush, Shit, and Soon...: Cycles ofAbuse TERFs have a system to their abusive cycle.I accounts will gang up on a trans woman, sending insults, poking, prodding They know our triggers by now. Mock our appearance, call us men, demand deep personal recountings of trauma to prove our oppression bonafides. None of it makes a difference. As soon as you say something even remotely useful to these abusers, they screenshot and disseminate it through their network. More prominent TERFs gleefully show off how fucked up these misogynistic, abusive men in dresses really are, which in turn triggers more harassment and abuse to their target and anyone supporting their target. nitially, sm If a transgression is large enough, the large media connected radical feminist accounts get involved. They'll say things like "I'm trying to be open-minded but I just can't ignore the evidence." Except, they're in on the system, This one-sidedness is by design. A design to crush trans women specifically. THat's how you end up with Hadley Freeman consistently writing transmisogynistic hottakes in The Guardian. The left-leaning British press is especially rife with TERFs who masquerade as rogue feminists, willing to speak "the unspeakable". Except, they all write the same things in the same papers. Their views are the most commonly spoken but they insist on gaslighting trans women by pretending to be the threatened truth tellers. I call bullshit. How many of these women make a living by shitting on trans women? How many trans women make a living by being a columnist? The numbers are astounding, and not at all balanced. Don't piss on me and tell me it's raining morphodyke: tranarchist: https://medium.com/@katelynburns/im-a-trans-woman-and-i-don-t-know-how-to-do-this-6958817a29b7 honestly everyone who’s not a trans woman should reblog this because way way too many of you are still falling for this shit.
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Crush, Shit, and Soon...: Cycles ofAbuse TERFs have a system to their abusive cycle.I accounts will gang up on a trans woman, sending insults, poking, prodding They know our triggers by now. Mock our appearance, call us men, demand deep personal recountings of trauma to prove our oppression bonafides. None of it makes a difference. As soon as you say something even remotely useful to these abusers, they screenshot and disseminate it through their network. More prominent TERFs gleefully show off how fucked up these misogynistic, abusive men in dresses really are, which in turn triggers more harassment and abuse to their target and anyone supporting their target. nitially, sm If a transgression is large enough, the large media connected radical feminist accounts get involved. They'll say things like "I'm trying to be open-minded but I just can't ignore the evidence." Except, they're in on the system, This one-sidedness is by design. A design to crush trans women specifically. THat's how you end up with Hadley Freeman consistently writing transmisogynistic hottakes in The Guardian. The left-leaning British press is especially rife with TERFs who masquerade as rogue feminists, willing to speak "the unspeakable". Except, they all write the same things in the same papers. Their views are the most commonly spoken but they insist on gaslighting trans women by pretending to be the threatened truth tellers. I call bullshit. How many of these women make a living by shitting on trans women? How many trans women make a living by being a columnist? The numbers are astounding, and not at all balanced. Don't piss on me and tell me it's raining morphodyke: tranarchist: https://medium.com/@katelynburns/im-a-trans-woman-and-i-don-t-know-how-to-do-this-6958817a29b7 honestly everyone who’s not a trans woman should reblog this because way way too many of you are still falling for this shit.
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Arguing, Brains, and Crime: Emily of the State @EmilyGorcenski Trump doesn't speak in full, coherent sentences, because he's speaking a different language, one his followers understand but we don't. 2/19/17, 6:51 AM 86 RETWEETS 223 LIKES Emily of the State It's fascinating in a "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" sense. He begins a clause, and @Emily Gorcenski 1h finishes it with nonsense filler words. 2 4 35 Emily of the State But his followers have already used their bias to fill in meaning. @EmilyGorcenski 1h 1 30 Emily of the State "You look at what happened in Sweden last night, they took in large numbers, they're having problems they never though possible." @EmilyGorcenski 1h 구 8 1 20 Emily of the State @EmilyGorcenski 1h This isn't a sentence. It's three sentence fragments strung together that only make sense if you fill in meaning. 구 7 2 32 Emily of the State Sweden didn't take in large numbers of anything the night before, nor did they have problems taking in large numbers. No, @EmilyGorcenski 1h this is innuendo. 1 4 21 Emily of the State And none of us know what it's supposed to mean because we're trying to reconstruct logical sentences, and not filling in with our biases @EmilyGorcenski 1h 구 5 1 20 Emily of the State The sentence makes perfect sense to his followers. A large number of muslim refugees caused problems that the lying media isn't reporting. @EmilyGorcenski 1h 1 5 20 Emily of the State This style of speaking reinforces the biases of the listener, that's why it's so dangerous. We can't treat it as if Obama is speaking Con Law @Emily Gorcenski 1h 2 37 Emily of the State Trump "says it like it is" by saying the first part of a thought and letting the listener fill in the rest. Exactly as it is in their mind. @Emily Gorcenski 1h 27 3 67 fishnbanjos: abbiehollowdays: spoonmeb: itsathought2: everydayjewels: wellthatsjustgreat: A good take on why Trumpkins don’t hear what the rest of us hear when President Trump spews incoherent word salad. Also why I have limited interest in, or energy for, trying to persuade them through rational debate. I have been baffled by this all along - I could not for the life of me imagine what his supporters were hearing when they listened to him babble incoherently. He’s like a political Rorschach’s test. I feel like I’ve had the curtain drawn back.   I realized I do this to him too. I’m always trying to figure out WHAT THE FUCK HE MEANS.  Only because I don’t like him and what he stands for,  I’m actually trying to parse reality from it, so it strikes me as insane.   But if I was predisposed to him, my mind would decide on something that filled out my preconceived expectation.   Humans Brains are so fucking weak and wrong.  If you’ve paid attention to the way racist/generally bigoted white people have talked literally since the dawn of time, this wouldn’t be a surprise to you, but I like the way OT phrased it. But really people often talk like this when they want to say horrible things about other human beings they know they shouldn’t be saying, it’s just with Trump it suddenly matters can’t he’s flushing our country down the toilet. See: the way white people have always talked about the mysterious inner city and the infamous black on black crime. Or just black women in general. There are always unfinished sentences about black people/POC and ya’ll never have trouble completely them in your own heads. It’s like their very own “auto-complete” for searches they know have already been done by their supporters time and time again. By the way, Fox News has been doing a similar version of this for years. A local columnist pointed out that they often ask absolutely ridiculous questions, but because they ask it in question form, they get wiggle room. “Does Obama want to kill your grandparents when they go to the doctor?” Now, the question in itself is open ended, but obviously, you’re set up to believe that, yes, your grandparents will die because of Obama. The onus is on the station to disprove a question like this, but instead they throw a vague, twisted statement out and have two opposing people argue as if both sides of the conversation are equal in value and truth. The subject of the question then the non-clear rebuttal makes the answer seem obvious that Obama is killing your sweet granny and grandpa when they go for a flu shot. I say all this because this network has been grooming their followers to fill in the blanks from vagueness this entire time. Trump just knows how to fill in just enough words to start the thought process down that way. He’s taken what Fox News started and perfected it.
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