Anonymous asked: Your top ten list of female inventions included a cookie and a dishwasher. For comparison, the list of 'top male inventions' would have thousands of entries and include things like the Internet, movable type, and nuclear power. As a man, I'm tired of taking it and pretending that men and masculinity don't have innate advantages. They do, and I do. They're just politically incorrect to acknowledge. And don't spout the tired "we're all just people" line. Evidence doesn't bear it out.
The chocolate chip cookie is a bad ass cookie that remains popular to this day. What delectable treat has your male brain come up with that has swept the world? You demean the chocolate chip cookie, but what have you ever done to even begin to rival it’s impact? Odds are you’ll never do anything as noteworthy as creating the chocolate chip cookie in your life. And neither will I.
And I for one am pretty damned thankful for the dishwasher. I loathe handwashing dishes.
You believe in this great male inventiveness, but the reality is that the vast majority of human beings of either sex have not invented shit. There’s a reason it took us 115,000 years to get from fire to agriculture. Human beings are really not nearly so inventive as we’re given credit for. Even now most great inventions happen incrementally through the gradual refining of extant technology, as opposed to lightning bursts of insight from the ludicrously brilliant.
The only reason that you can point to more great male inventors than female ones is that during the most fertile periods of invention in the West, women were not taken seriously or given equal resources and opportunities. Right now, you’re basically making an argument that derives it’s data from the results of a completely fixed contest where one side was disproportionately advantaged, not because they possessed superior intelligence, but because society favored them more heavily.
Would people be as comfortable buying meat if the date the animal was KILLED was displayed alongside the ‘best before’ date? Consumers should remember that meat is the dead flesh from a once living breathing sentient animal who didn’t want to die.
actually i would feel more comfortable. it would make choosing fresher meat easier. thats a very good idea.
when vegan ideas backfire completely
saw something on facebook that really pissed me off because I worked at McDonalds for three years.
In an episode of the sitcom Roseanne from 1989 the characters talk about being paid 8 dollars an hour and how they can barely afford to live. 1989.
If you don’t believe fast food workers deserve a living wage, cook your own fucking food.
My sister asked if the events of “The Labyrinth” are meant to be Sarah dreaming, or are they real? Although my primary reaction was that she shouldn’t put that much thought into any children’s movie (or any instance of David Bowie in tight pants), I’d like to take this opportunity to put so much thought into this children’s movie, that it’ll blow your mind.
So why is David Bowie kidnapping a child from an underage Jennifer Connelley?
In a time long long ago a sorcerer named Jareth fell in love with a girl named Sarah. Sarah’s father and step-mother would not let her marry Jareth because they wanted her to keep her, as a servant, to care for their other child. In a fit of rage Jareth kidnapped this other child and spirited it away to the fairy world. In this new world Jareth built a palace for his Sarah. He turned the spoiled child into a goblin, and kept it to be a servant.
Many stories of the fairy world tell us that time moves differently there than in our world (Rip Van Winkle for one). In the time it took for Jareth to build his kingdom, which he may have thought was little more than a few years, Sarah grew old and died.
Overcome by grief and addled by a lifetime spent in a strange world filled with monsters, Jareth goes mad. He refuses to believe that he has lost his love. He searches the mortal world from his castle, looking for her.
Sarah is Hebrew name. So, it is common, and has been in use for thousands and thousands of years. It does not take long (for him) to find a dark haired girl named Sarah, who has a younger sibling, and who feels that she is treated unfairly by her step mother. In a fit of rage he kidnaps this other child and spirits it away to the fairy world. Perhaps this new Sarah dies in the quest to find the child, perhaps she wins her sibling back and flees.
Jareth searches the mortal world from his from his castle, looking for her. It does not take long to find a dark haired girl named Sarah…
This is how Jareth becomes the goblin king. Every goblin in the goblin city is a child Jareth has stolen, who was not recovered by a Sarah. (he told the current Sarah that Toby would become a goblin if she did not find him in time)
This is why he builds the maze. The magic bog, the junk yard of useless treasures, all tricks to slow Sarah down. Because if he can only have his Sarah for the time it takes for her to regain the stolen child, he will make it take as long as possible, keep her as long as possible.
This is why there exists in our world a book containing the story. Because it has happened before. So many times. At some point some lucky Sarah must have returned to our world to tell the story.
This is why when the most recent Sarah first meets Hoggle at the start of the labyrinth, and introduces herself; “I’m Sarah”, Hoggle responds “That’s what I figured.”
Because of course she’s Sarah.
They were all Sarah.