This makes me laugh harder than it should
On December 6th, 1989, shortly before five ‘o’ clock and the end of classes before Christmas break, fourteen female engineering students were shot and killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec by a gunman who claimed he was “fighting feminism”.
The massacre stands as one of the most tragic hate crimes in Canadian history.
Today we remember:Geneviève Bergeron, aged 21;
Hélène Colgan, 23;
Nathalie Croteau, 23;
Barbara Daigneault, 22;
Anne-Marie Edward, 21;
Maud Haviernick, 29;
Barbara Maria Klucznik, 31;
Maryse Leclair, 23;
Annie St.-Arneault, 23;
Michèle Richard, 21;
Maryse Laganière, 25;
Anne-Marie Lemay, 22;
Sonia Pelletier, 28; and
Annie Turcotte, aged 21.(image credit: Sandy Kowalik)
I have begun Full-Shave November.
This is fucking awful. HOW DO YOU DO THIS????
I was in the shower shaving for like… 45 minutes, and I STILL had to forgo shaving one of my legs because I was concerned I was running late for lunch (it turns out I wasn’t, but whatever).
I also ruined my razor, because I didn’t think to trim any of my hair first, but that’s okay.
Also look at all that fucking hair. There’s so much of it. I had no idea I had that much hair on me.
Tomorrow I will shave my left leg and run clean-up on basically everywhere else (it’s pretty patchy).
Aren’t you supposed to grow a mustache? what the fuck is full shave november.
The opposite of No Shave November. Lots of women get flak for participating in No Shave November and letting their body hair grow out (I can’t find the post with a bunch of screencapped tweets about it, but this is the next best thing), but the vast majority of guys (myself included) have absolutely no idea what a pain feeling like you have to shave your body hair is like. So, for the entirety of the month, I will be shaving my legs, chest, and armpits on a regular basis (as well as my usual regimen of shaving my face).
This idea. I like it. Another.
tim burton’s entire film career has been a slow, faltering, roundabout way of asking for a threesome
This point can never be repeated often enough.
I can vouch that all morticians have the same sense of humor.
100% of the women reported physical abuse in the club.
100% of the women reported sexual abuse in the club.
100% of the women reported verbal harassment in the club.
100% of the women reported being propositioned for prostitution in the club.
100% of women also witnessed these things happening to other strippers in the club.
The women in the survey reported that customers have:
1. spit on them
2. sprayed beer at them
3. flicked lit cigarettes at them
4. pelted them with ice, coins, trash, condoms, room keys, pornography, and golf balls
5. hit them with cans and bottles
6. pulled their hair
7. yanked them by the arm or ankle
8. ripped their costumes or tried to pull their costumes off.
9. bitten, licked, slapped, punched, and pinched them
All of which I had experienced when I was in the sex industry as well.
Even more these are the things they’re thinking about while they’re gyrating for you -
“I daydream about nothing in particular to pass the time of 12 minutes.”
“I’m thinking about how good I look in the mirrors and how good I feel in dance movements.”
“I tell myself to smile.”
“I think about getting high and that I am making money to get high.”
“I am giving these guys every chance to be decent, so that I don’t have to be afraid of them.”
“I am filled with disdain for the customers who do not tip, but sit and watch and direct you to do things for no money.”
“I think of how cheap these fuckers are, what bills I need to pay.”
And, when they’re doing that lapdance? Again, most of the things I have felt before myself when I was working in the sex industry -
Strippers engaged in private dances reported these reactions:
“I don’t want him to touch me, but I am afraid he will say something violent if I tell him ‘no’.”
“I was thinking about doing prostitution because that’s when customers would proposition me.”
“I could only think about how bad these guys smell and try to hold my breath.”
“I spent the dance hyper-vigilant to avoiding their hands, mouths, and crotches.”
“I was glad we were allowed to place towels on the guys’ laps, so it wasn’t so bad.”
“I don’t remember because it was so embarrassing.”
Still think those women just love what they’re doing?
Iceland grieves after police kill a man for the first time in its history
December 5, 2013
It was an unprecedented headline in Iceland this week — a man shot to death by police.
"The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country," said Thora Arnorsdottir, news editor at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
She was referring to a 59-year old man who was shot by police on Monday. The man, who started shooting at police when they entered his building, had a history of mental illness.
It’s the first time someone has been killed by armed police in Iceland since it became an independent republic in 1944. Police don’t even carry weapons, usually. Violent crime in Iceland is almost non-existent.
"The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening," Arnorsdottir says. "It’s a part of the culture. Guns are used to go hunting as a sport, but you never see a gun."
In fact, Iceland isn’t anti-gun. In terms of per-capita gun ownership, Iceland ranks 15th in the world. Still, this incident was so rare that neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life. “
There are still a number of questions to be answered, including why police didn’t first try to negotiate with man before entering his building.
"A part of the great thing of living in this country is that you can enter parliament and the only thing they ask you to do is to turn off your cellphone, so you don’t disturb the parliamentarians while they’re talking. We do not have armed guards following our prime minister or president. That’s a part of the great thing of living in a peaceful society. We do not want to change that. "
This may be the best book I have ever purchased. It is definitely in the top 10
whAT BOOK IS THIS
To Be or Not to Be by Ryan North. Hamlet as a choose-your-own-adventure book.
is anyone else noticing that castiel is becoming more and more like the angel/human dean saw post-apocalypse?
NO. NO. NOOh. My.Gawd.
If you don’t love Balthazar, I’m sorry, but you’re wrong.