Shh… we’re not ready for equality yet

Shh…

Your grampa is too old for this world. Just respect him and let him rant out his last few years in peace.

We’re already a meritocracy. Just be quiet  and if you don’t point out your gender/race/sexuality, and you won’t be discriminated against!

Everyone is so nice. Why do you have to make everyone awkward by pointing out us our conscious/subconscious/unconscious discrimination?

This was always okay in the past! What’s wrong with it now?

The people in the developing world have it much. Worse. The homeless have it much worse! Not that I’m going to help them instead of bitching on equality promoters in this society.

A spokesperson of your own gender/race/sexuality spoke out and they’re okay with this. Why aren’t you?!

You look really angry and you need to calm the fuck down. Why are you so sensitive about this anyways?

This started as a feminist rant, and then I realized that it applied to other types of discrimination. Let me know if you can think of more to add!


Do Farmers Have Choices?

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There seems to be a consensus going around that farmers have no choice when it comes to the seed they choose to plant. Or if they do have a choice, large corporations like Monsanto force it upon them. And if anybody tries to voice their opinion and let the farmer’s themselves speak upon their choices, the individual suddenly becomes a pawn for Monsanto.

Okay so the above example may be a little extreme. Doesn’t mean I haven’t seen it happen again and again online. Why is it that because we are behind a computer it gives us the license to be disrespectful? Anyway, back to farmers. I was interested in what the farmers themselves have to say about their seed choices, how they choose the seed they do, and why do they CHOOSE to plant GMOs or maybe they don’t? So I asked several farmers some questions… And here’s what…

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Fave Five: map games, raptor plushes

When the wonderful Felicia Day started her vlog The Flog, she had a Fave Five list every week full of mechandise, web links, webcomics, etc. And I LOVED it and really missed it when she changed it to Trio Mio…and then stopped flogging. =( So this is our take on the top 5 things every week!

  1. Map games! Trying to guess where you are in the world based on a Google Maps streetview is hilariously and refreshingly fun. geoguesser exploded after the XKCD comic, leading to SMBC to advertise a similar game, Map Race. I’m horrible at these. Also, how DO you categorize terrains? The Rockies all look the same.
  2. It’s ADORABLE. It’s a plushie!
    feather raptor chick by kimrhodes

    feather raptor chick by kimrhodes

    It reminds me of this: Read the rest of this entry »