Goin’ to the ocean in a rental. Punk rock.
The Pacific Northwest has changed me. For the better.
I made this in honor of The Todd Glass Show. It’s one of my favorite podcasts. It’s meant to be in the style of the opening sequence to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Todd often speaks highly of Mr. Rogers so it seemed fitting. I still need to apply the putty to complete it but it’s close enough to post pictures.
This is the best thing in the world.
I think I initially signed up for Tumblr so I could use it as some sort of creative output, but it’s just ended up being reblogs of Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes. I still have no direction and can’t even pretend to have a dream, but I have everyone’s favorite astrophysicist.
I’m looking up bus routes to the Social Services office in Tumwater, Washington so I can get me some motherfuckin’ Food Stamps. Even though I have a job! Oh, the things we just accept.
I work in the retail world, I’m sure it’s familiar to a lot of you. For a few months now, I’ve had regular work weeks that consist of seven to eight consecutive days followed by two days off and then another week straight of work.
Sometimes, I’m only given ten hours between shifts smack down in the middle of these work weeks. I guess what I’m wondering here is if it’s normal. Is this just what being an adult means? Do I need to just suck it up and come to terms with the fact that I’m literally a slave to the general public?
I’m in a union too! That’s the funny thing about it. I’m paying forty fucking dollars a month out of my minimum wage paycheck for what? Need I mention that I’ve been here for a year and I make not a penny more, too? I also have “vacation time” that only ends up being 32 hours instead of 40 regardless of how much I’ve been working.
There are other things going on like how I busted to a man doing heroin in our restroom or how I got to see a man’s penis at my register just yesterday! But I won’t go in to the details of what I’m going to refer to as shit show job.
Can someone who’s worked in retail please message me and give me your thoughts? I’m falling apart and I don’t really know what to do at this point. I’m beginning to have anxiety attacks in my sleep over it. I don’t have time to be an actual person anymore. I don’t even get to call my family or write letters or do artwork. I have to sneak headphones in at work or else I find myself in crying fits. I also really want to color my hair and get a tattoo and DO DRUGS. I’m 22 man, I don’t want to be part of this anymore. I’ve considered walking out but I’m stable! I have rent! But no life and really no money outside of rent which is funny!!!!!
Advice or formidable thoughts pl0x
I know I live with you, but seriously, fuck retail. Quit your job. I’ll pay the rent. Safeway sucks and is stupid.
I do not acknowledge my negative thoughts most of the time.
I believe that there are a small group of women who hate men just for being men. I believe that the textbook definition of the word misandry fits that description. I believe there are bad things that happen to men. I believe those issues should be addressed. I do not believe that a fringe group of women who hate men can be blamed for those issues.
Misandry was a dead word until recently. A group of men who feared the progress of feminism revived the word and used it to undercut the movement. They like having the power being a man provides and they don’t want to lose that. So they created a movement, found a bunch of legitimate issues that affect men, and tried to blame women for those issues. They called this misandry. It’s like conservatives using buzzwords like “death panels” to make people fear health care. They let people assume it meant Obama wanted to kill your grandma. They let their cute little phrase infect the minds of good people and convince them of falsehoods.
People are telling me that men cannot report rape without getting laughed at. They say this is misandry. It is the fault of women who hate men. But that just doesn’t make any sense to me. When I seek a logical explanation, it seems more likely that this is because men are supposed to be strong and women are supposed to be weak. And rape has been viewed as something that happens mostly to women. So if it does happen to a man, they must be weak. How did this idea of men=strong and women=weak start? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t because of misandry. It is an ancient patriarchy collapsing in on itself.
Feminism is about fighting inequality. It’s about erasing the strong/weak perception ingrained into our society. Misandry, as the term is often used today, is about trying to blame women for anything bad that happens to men.
If you want to fight to fix issues that affect men, go for it. But I would really consider distancing yourself from this term. It is used to evangelize folks into a movement that is very problematic. A group that can’t handle scrutiny of their comic books and video games, so they send death and rape threats. A group that calls women sluts and think they ask for rape if they show too much cleavage. Those are the people who coined this term, and you should want nothing to do with them or their language.
I tried out Sherlock and it’s terrible. Am I missing something? Am I not adoring Benedict Cumberbatch enough? Is that the only point of the show?