winterweenie:

you don’t owe your parents everything

it was their choice to have, keep and raise you but it wasn’t your choice to be their child

any expectations or ideals they try and enforce on you are bullshit if you do not agree with them

they should accept their child as they are not judge them on a minor detail that doesn’t affect their life

do not feel bad if you aren’t the perfect child your parents think you should be

(Source: garlicweenie)

I.
Dear math teacher,
I’m sorry I didn’t do my homework.
I was busy last night fighting off the demons that made a home inside my head.

II.
Dear English teacher,
I’m sorry my essay wasn’t done.
I was preoccupied last night, trying to eat my dinner without having my third mental breakdown that day.

III.
Dear history teacher,
I’m sorry I fell asleep in class.
I was up all night trying to decide whether or not there was still a point in staying alive.

IV.
Dear school system,
I’m sorry that I’m the one filled with so many apologies.
You should be sorry that I feel the need to apologize for my mental health.
You should be sorry for making students believe that their grades should come before their lives.
You should be sorry for your lack of education and awareness of psychological diseases.
And you owe me so many apologizes for all those fucking nights when I stayed up late to finish my homework, despite the blood pouring from my wrists.

I said sorry, now where are your fucking apologies? // Hannah B.  (via f-ightingback)

wtfantisjws:

ethiopienne:

wait why do they look like twins tho

God! I feel so sorry for this poor kid! *shakes head*
~ Sera

Casual adultism is when you use this case as an excuse to be homophobic, and completely ignore the fact that there is a third living breathing individual involved in this whole mess.
~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

wtfantisjws:

ethiopienne:

wait why do they look like twins tho

God! I feel so sorry for this poor kid! *shakes head*

~ Sera

Casual adultism is when you use this case as an excuse to be homophobic, and completely ignore the fact that there is a third living breathing individual involved in this whole mess.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

invisiblespork:

Why yes, you are correct im-the-asshole-that. I really really hate boomers constantly shitting on my generation.

At my job, I once had to take a training course called “Dealing with Difficult People.” And during that course, for no apparent reason, the instructor started off on a rant about millenials which quickly devolved into the entire room of boomers bitching about my generation. At one point, one lady called us “animals.”

When I raised my hand to point out that this was disrespectful, I was told “it’s okay, you’re not like them.” At which point I snapped and asked HOW. My experiences are their experiences. You know what we saw when we grew up? We saw a housing market collapse. We saw the beginning of a war on terror so vaguely defined as to have no visible end. We saw an entire generation stick their fingers in their ears and shout “GLOBAL WARMING ISN’T REAL AND IF IT IS IT’S A PROBLEM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.”

We’ve been told that “you better go to college if you want a good job” only to graduate to find that there are no jobs available because the work force ISN’T RETIRING. We’ve seen the cost of higher education increase OVER 1,000% in the last four decades. A college credit that cost an day’s minimum wage in the 70’s costs us 60 days of work. Those of us who graduate with student loans are told that if we couldn’t afford it we shouldn’t have gone. Those who don’t go are told that we can’t expect a job without a college degree.

We’ve grown up in a world where the acceptance rate at Harvard is higher than the acceptance rate at a new Walmart. We’ve been told that you were grateful for you job flipping burgers, but you were paid the equivalent of $14-$15 an hour to do so. We’ve had employers cut our work week to 39 hours to get out of paying for our healthcare.

I’ve worked in fast food and you want to know a secret? I have never had a problem with teenagers. If they get rowdy or messy they mean no harm. In fact, most of them will stop if you tell them. All they want is a fucking milkshake and a corner to themselves The customers that cause the most problems? They’re middle aged. I had a customer berate me, cuss at me, and call me stupid and ask if I failed math when I told him he hadn’t given me enough money to pay his check. When he finally accepted he was in the wrong, he told me I shouldn’t have made such a big deal out of it because it was “bad customer service” even though any shortage comes out of my paycheck. That sense of entitlement is something I rarely see in millenials.

We’re told in legitimate publications, in TIME MAGAZINE, just how little you think of our generation, how little you RESPECT us and yet you ask for our unquestioning devotion. Well guess what, IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT. You’ve ruined our economy, our housing market, our job market, our environment, and our climate. You continually mock us, demonize us, and leave us to clean up your messes.

RESPECT IS EARNED, and you have done nothing to earn it. And it’s ironic that I have to have this discussion here because at this moment you are the difficult people I am having to deal with.

I was then told I was overly confrontational and would apparently benefit from being sweeter when being called an animal (I may have continued loudly talking over the “instructor” when she tried to cut me off). But the other sole millenial and I shared a loving glance across the room and absolutely lambasted this instructor in the evals and she’s never been invited back to teach that course, so it’s all okay.

wtfantisjws:

taurean-the-bully:

sleepypod:

ultrafacts:

pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

potentialtomorrows:

ultrafacts:

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I learned this while watching Drunk History! I was shocked I had never hear of her before.
Not even on tumblr!

I’ve seen this on Drunk History too!! Drunk History on comedy central: a better source for American history than the education system.

HERE’s a 3 minute skit from Drunk History, the facts are pretty spot on & is well told.

I wonder if it was out of concern for the teenager and her unborn child or because they didn’t want a pregnant teenager to represent them…

^^Good inferences! But who knows…the latter is definitely a possibility. There was a lot of bias in black representation back then.

i actually did learn about this in school. apparently claudette’s mom told her that rosa should be the one to get credit for it and not her because rosa was light skinned.
-jin

wtfantisjws:

taurean-the-bully:

sleepypod:

ultrafacts:

pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

potentialtomorrows:

ultrafacts:

Source Want more facts? Why not follow Ultrafacts

I learned this while watching Drunk History! I was shocked I had never hear of her before.

Not even on tumblr!

I’ve seen this on Drunk History too!! Drunk History on comedy central: a better source for American history than the education system.

HERE’s a 3 minute skit from Drunk History, the facts are pretty spot on & is well told.

I wonder if it was out of concern for the teenager and her unborn child or because they didn’t want a pregnant teenager to represent them…

^^Good inferences! But who knows…the latter is definitely a possibility. There was a lot of bias in black representation back then.

i actually did learn about this in school. apparently claudette’s mom told her that rosa should be the one to get credit for it and not her because rosa was light skinned.

-jin

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luvsavengedsevenfold:

call0fthevoid:

Summertime Blues - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

This version of Summertime Blues is pretty sick, too - and definite proof that Joan Jett is one woman who can rock! Even though I am a feminist and all about supporting women in rock, I must admit that I still find Blue Cheer’s rendition to be better. As with The Who’s rendition, the lyrics do also include the responses (yelled by someone else). I do prefer this version over The Who’s version, as I find this song to be a bit more headbanging. Anyway, whether you’re a blues-rock aficionado or a headbanger, you’d probably find this rendition to be quite enjoyable. 9.5/10

Come to think of it, the last verse in this song sort of addresses adultism - essentially the fact that the government doesn’t want to help people if they are not of voting age. This song was written by Eddie Cochran back in 1958, and has been covered by various artists since - so it’d odd to think of how much relevance it still holds today, including the last verse.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

entitledrichpeople:

Entitled rich person suggests the way to make rich children less entitled is for their parents to lie to them about just how rich they are

What the fuck is wrong with rich people’s thinking processes that make them come up with bullshit like this?

The way to make rich children feel less entitled is by rich adults feeling less entitled. Contrary to popular belief, children aren’t born with a sense of entitlement. They inherit a sense of entitlement from society telling them that they deserve it.

Anonymous asked
ageism is a thing but not really the way tumblr uses it (i.e. being oppressed for being 14) it's more of the idea that elderly people/senior citizens are useless and don't matter.

fullyarticulatedgoldskeleton:

adultprivilege:

theaubisticagenda:

clitoriste:

thats a thing that ageism is yeah but can we maybe not downplay the way that children and adolescents literally do not have a lot of human rights and are treated like their parents property thanks

Teenagers can be legally kidnapped and sent to unregulated death camps—I think it’s safe to say ageism exists for teens. 

Just to clarify, we’re not denying that ageism against the elderly is also a thing. It doesn’t get discussed much here, though - since there are very few, if any, elderly people who use Tumblr. We can certainly acknowledge that they’re oppressed, and we can do our party to be good allies to them - but we cannot speak for them or over them, as that would be “white knighting”… and white knighting is not good social justice.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

I think that’s kind of presumptuous? People say the same thing about blind people. “There’s no reason to write transcripts for Tumblr, because blind people don’t use the internet.”

I think it’s okay to focus on one type of ageism, but talking about other kinds isn’t white knighting. Occasional acknowledgement that ageism affecting old people exists is fine. There are probably blogs and resources out there if you look, too.

Well, I can’t argue with your point. I think it probably is a good idea to address ageism on both ends of the spectrum. Being as I’m not the creator of this blog, though - I can’t really change the blog’s focus without him and other mods of this blog agreeing to it. I mean, personally, I am in favour of also addressing the other side of the ageism spectrum (at least, on occasion) - but, the question is, how do the other mods here feel about it?

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

If someone wants to address elderly oppression, they can create their own blog for it. Young people and elderly people both experience ageism, but they experience it in different ways, so they should each have their own space.

- Concealed Weapon

Anonymous asked
ageism is a thing but not really the way tumblr uses it (i.e. being oppressed for being 14) it's more of the idea that elderly people/senior citizens are useless and don't matter.

theaubisticagenda:

clitoriste:

thats a thing that ageism is yeah but can we maybe not downplay the way that children and adolescents literally do not have a lot of human rights and are treated like their parents property thanks

Teenagers can be legally kidnapped and sent to unregulated death camps—I think it’s safe to say ageism exists for teens. 

Just to clarify, we’re not denying that ageism against the elderly is also a thing. It doesn’t get discussed much here, though - since there are very few, if any, elderly people who use Tumblr. We can certainly acknowledge that they’re oppressed, and we can do our party to be good allies to them - but we cannot speak for them or over them, as that would be “white knighting”… and white knighting is not good social justice.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X