I will never shop at that store ever!!!
i thought this was a joke but
and even if it were
A COUPLE SECONDS AGO I WAS WEARING MY A&F SWEATSHIRT
shitty company, hope all this bad publicity makes it go down in the shitter
Spreading this like wildfire - never liked them to begin with.
The funny thing is that this could actually break that cunt of a company, absolute joke
Am I a bad person for mistaking that dude for Gary Busey?
So I wasn’t really gonna jump on the bandwagon till I saw that second picture. Fuck it. This company deserves all of the bad publicity. Please go bankrupt and die in your clothes’ fires.
Accent, however, is more than a theatrical device and has also been linked to real life perceptions of competency, intelligence, and credibility. In educational contexts, including language learning communities, non-native speaking students and teachers face judgments of academic or professional incompetence based on their language status.
Which is why I don’t care how funny you think you are when you mock those “fobs.”
“What if the cure for cancer is trapped inside the mind of someone who can’t afford an education?”
one of the best seriously fucks me everytime
this is for all the anti-choice assholes who say things like “what if you abort a fetus with the cure for cancer” and then they turn around and support conservative policies that perpetuate the inequalities that lead to only rich white kids getting an education
i am not here for that 8 percent of women who choose sex work, i am not here to let them dominate a conversation that is tied up too intimately with geographies of colonization and brown poverty and black fetishization.
you can miss me with that. i support the legalization of sex work and i do not judge anyone who participates in it. but insofar as you, mostly privileged white women, want to run the game without recognizing the coercion that most sex workers face, you can step off.
that fucking campaign of ‘i’m a sex worker and i have a real job’ is run by a bunch of pimps. millions of girls are trafficked into sex work every year. lets talk about THEIR liberation, i really dont care at this point if sex work makes you feel connected to your femininity! i’m so tired of you all running the show!
Usually I’m on the other side of this argument, mostly because so many people I know personally truly do believe that all sex workers are coerced into it, which is not the case, and I really want to get that message across to them. But I do realise that a majority of sex workers are still coerced into it, and that definitely needs to be addressed.
I think the other side of it (the willing sex workers) is important in some ways because it helps get rid of the taboo of sex work and, hopefully, attracts more people to go into sex work willingly. But obviously it can also erase the experiences of coerced sex workers, which really cannot afford to go ignored.
The sex industry as a whole really needs a massive overhaul, both an attack on human trafficking and coercion, but also to get rid of the taboo on it and more open discussion. Of course, that is a massive undertaking that is going to take years, seeing how the rotten side of the sex industry is so incredibly powerful. But I think that sharing and acknowledging both the good and the bad side of it is important. Also acknowledging the dynamics of race and class relations, which are really powerful in this, but it’s not really my place to talk about those.
This all comes from a place of white privilege, but I do try my best to be anti-racist, so I’m sorry in advance if I fuck up. :x
- 11 deaths reported, along with some very fortunate rescue efforts, as a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to CNN.
- 10,000 calls to 911 in New York City each half-hour, the Mayor’s office reports.
- 670,000 people in New York City alone don’t have power, according to the city.
- 5M people without power as a result of the storm, according to the Washington Post.
Only 11 deaths and yet the death toll in the Caribbean is at least 65? :/
NO LISTEN, SERIOUSLY GUYS
- What you call “correct grammar” is a social construct which is useful to know specifically because people will equate it with your level of education when you are trying to, say, apply for jobs, or get a book published, or the like. It is otherwise mainly a tool to divide people with a certain level of education from people without.
- What you call “incorrect grammar” is colloquial language, it is the native English learned by that speaker during childhood, and it follows complex rules of its own. NO NATIVE SPEAKER OF ENGLISH SPEAKS BAD OR STUPID ENGLISH. THAT’S NOT HOW LANGUAGE WORKS.
- THEREFORE, when you call people on “incorrect grammar,” the effect is often that of drawing attention to speech patterns that are perceived as signifiers of a person’s social background or education level. It is particularly important to keep this in mind when you are addressing a person’s language when they are in a space where they feel more comfortable or safe, and thus might want to use their native grammar rather than the socially imposed standard.
I’m pretty sure that most of you don’t intentionally do that sort of thing, so you should probably be aware that that’s what you’re doing.
I tried to explain this to a friend the other day, but definitely didn’t put it quite this well.