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here it is, the only #notallmen post i will ever accept -💐
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‘Charging Bull’ creator says NYC, ‘Fearless Girl’ statue violated his rights

“Speaking at a Manhattan news conference, Arturo Di Modica said he placed the “Charging Bull” statue in front of the New York Stock Exchange in 1987 as a symbol of America’s resilience following the stock market crash that year. The city later relocated the sculpture to a small public park area nearby.

“The bull represents strength,” said Di Modica. “The strength of America, the strength of the market.”

The iconic statue over the years has become one of the city’s most popular tourist attraction. But on the eve of International Women’s Day, State Street Global Advisors placed the new a statue of a little girl, hands defiantly on hips, in front of the bull.

The new sculpture virtually overnight became a representation of a lack of gender diversity and equality on Wall Street and in other  U.S. workplaces. The investment firm said it commissioned the artwork as a part of its call on behalf of the more than 3,500 companies that benefit from its clients’ investments to make sure their governing boards are diverse.

Created by artist Kristen Visbal, “Fearless Girl” gained widespread attention as tourists flocked to the site to take pictures with the statue. 

By March 27, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed that the “fearless girl” statue would remain on Department of Transportation property as a part of a municipal art program through February 2018.

Many hailed the announcement. But Di Modica was far from pleased. He said “Fearless Girl” was part of an advertising campaign that altered the artistic message behind “Charging Bull” without his permission.  

“What they did, it’s a negative,” Di Modica said of the new message conveyed by “Fearless Girl.” Now, the message is “I’m here, what are you going to do,” he said.

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Is this RuPaul
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Traditional Georgian dancing.

date a man who

i cannot even imagine how fit these people are they could kick my ass they could kick muhammad ali’s ass

Let me show you the Aggression of my people… through dance.

If your dance doesn’t require knee pads and posing en pointe it isn’t worth doing.

@dadvans I feel like you can do Things with this

So the last time I reblogged this, someone reblogged from me with a comment along the lines of “wait till you see them with swords”. So I went to search it up, and… guys. GUYS.

There are actual sparks flying holy shit =O
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I always find it so funny when people bitch about ‘forced diversity’.

because, like, once you work retail you start to see just how different everybody is.

for example, the other day I greeted a woman I was ringing up and started asking her the usual questions we’re supposed to ask (if they have a rewards card, etc) and she made a gesture pointing to her ear and mouthed ‘I’m deaf’. 

and I was just like ‘Oh’, and so I skipped over the questions and just gave her a nice smile instead of the usual schpiel we’re supposed to give. she thanked me in sign language and smiled back before walking away.

and that’s just one tiny example. she was just one customer of hundreds that shift. that’s not even mentioning all the other types of people I ring in a day, of all ages, body sizes, races/skin colors, and gender expression.

it’s like…that’s how the world is. 

when people say having diversity in a fictional universe seems ‘false’ or ‘forced’, that says to me that they must exist in a very homogenous, sheltered environment. because even working for a company that has a rather disproportionately-high white middle-class customer demographic, I still see more diversity on any given day than I tend to ever see in books and movies and TV shows.

it’s just kind of laughable to me when people say a movie/book/franchise has “too much” diversity. because there’s no such thing.

When they say diversity is being ‘forced’ they are saying “It’s bad enough I have to tolerate your existence here in this world. I don’t want to have to ever think about you in a fictional one.”

SO MUCH THIS, OH MY GOD

When people make these objections about forced diversity, I want to yell at them, have you ever actually been to a shopping centre? Ever paid the slightest bit of attention to the people around you while you’re there? 

The whole idea of ‘forced diversity’, means ‘I can’t be as much of a bigot as I want to be, the least the entertainment industry can do, is present me with an universe that doesn’t reflect real life’. 🙄🙄🙄

I actually grew up in an upper-middle-class, heavily white area, the kind that has demographics that seriously look like what you see on TV only less racially diverse. When I go home to visit, I feel like that kid in the Sixth Sense. 

“I see white people. Walking around like regular people. They don’t know they’re white.”

People in my hometown genuinely think their little bubble is normal. Why shouldn’t they? Their view of the outside world is mostly through media, which reflects back what they see around them. They think they know what black people are like, or Asians, or most other minorities, but if you talk to them you’ll quickly find they aren’t speaking from first-hand experience but from stereotypes on TV or in the news. 

For me, diverse media is important not just for the people who deserve to see themselves reflected in the stories they consume, but for the people like I grew up with. When I left home, I at least knew that I knew nothing, but there’s a big gap between going “Hey I have no idea what POC are actually like, I won’t make any assumptions and I’ll be friendly” and having the knowledge and skills to interact with POC well. Being polite and respectful only get you so far when some of the ways you’ve been taught to be polite and respectful are actually race-coded. I’ve stepped on all sorts of landmines with the best of intentions.
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i love it when straight people talk about the gay lifestyle it’s like ah yes, my lifestyle, my extravagant life of pure sin where i go to school and go to work and then do nothing on the internet before going to sleep and waking up and doing it all again
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i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake

fabulous 

i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.

#HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY
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I’ve been waiting for this post all my life tho
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I just saw a TV commercial featuring MC Hammer.

…what year is it again?

Not sure, but I can tell you what time it is :>

STOP
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this is how u use tinder right

he came out of left field with this one

update: I banged him
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…………………reblog this and say something nice about the person u reblogged it from because there’s too much hate on my dashboard right now and its making me upset so lets start a chain of love
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Donald Trump: People think politics is hard? I’m the best negotiator… the best, and I’m going to be doing so much winning. We’re gonna get tired of winning.

Travel ban 1: CanceledHealth care bill: CanceledTravel ban 2: CanceledNational support: DwindlingHair: Awful

hopefully this meme will follow the natural flow of its cousins and end with:

Trump is forcibly removed from the White House

His wifes puttin breadsticks in her bag and getting ready to leave

He was elected to have a good time and he’s honestly feeling so attacked right now.
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children aren’t dumb. we knew that trophies meant nothing when everyone in the fucking class got one

Also who was giving out those fucking trophies? SPOILER ALERT IT WASN’T US. IT WAS YOU.

Who the fuck got trophies?? I got a piece of paper saying Participation on it with a cheap-ass shiny sticker in the corner!

Sometimes they were ribbons.

Sometimes they were just the gnawing awareness that you could never trust any praise an adult gave you.

^^^^

When I was in 7th grade, the administration at my middle school decided to make a bunch of changes to pep rallies, including changing the spirit award to the grade that showed the most school spirit to three spirit awards SO THAT EACH GRADE COULD HAVE ONE.

We decided in about 2.5 seconds that this was fucking stupid and that it was pointless to have a school-wide spirit contest IF NO ONE WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO WIN. Our entire grade organized ourselves and boycotted the pep rally in protest. We still went to the pep rally, but the entire 7th grade sat quietly in the bleachers and refused to cheer or otherwise participate.

AND IT INFURIATED THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION. INFURIATED THEM.

They ended up giving one spirit award to the 8th grade and two spirit awards to the 6th grade. At which point, our entire grade stood up and cheered, and the principal screamed into her microphone that we needed to sit down and stop cheering.

Because we hadn’t broken any school rules, the administration realized they couldn’t punish us, and they changed back to one spirit award and got rid of the other unpopular pep rally changes. But they never forgave us. The principal saved up all of her anger for a year and a half and then called a special “promotion ceremony rehearsal” for our grade right before we graduated from middle school specifically so that she could spend an hour yelling at us about how THIS WAS NOT FOR US, THIS WAS FOR OUR PARENTS AND OUR TEACHERS AND THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE SCHOOL, AND IF WE FUCKED THE CEREMONY UP IN ANY WAY, SO HELP HER, SHE WOULD MAKE OUR LIVES A LIVING HELL. 

So, yeah, tell me again about how my generation expects trophies for participating. I dare you.

Someone somewhere has a great post about how all Millennials learned from this “everybody gets a trophy” culture foisted on us was to distrust conventional feedback methods (if everybody gets one, the system must be wrong and someone who tells me I’m good at something is probably lying). So the fact that we’re a generation filled with insecure overachievers with a well-documented lack of interest in conventional life markers is partly due to all those stupid participation trophies.

Ruined a perfectly good kid that’s what you did. Look at it. It’s got anxiety

HEY KIDS GATHER AROUND I have like three projects due so it’s OBVIOUSLY time for displacement activity via explaining why they did this to us, and why they’re just going to find another variation to do to our kids, and how not to participate in it! 

The short version is: society as a whole really, really wants a button it can push or a special coin it can put into the machine to guarantee what comes out the end is a High Achieving Balanced Child-Become-Adult, in order to validate itself, its methods, its values and whatever the parents/the group that identifies with the parents did during the raising. 

It wants this button or special coin to be simple, one-size-fits-all, applicable across the board, and guaranteed. It also wants it to align with the quick, snappy, spin-version of whatever it thinks is right and good - note quick, snappy, spin-version because it’s really important here. 

It has searched for this Grail, this guaranteed Method for High Achieving Balanced Child-Become-Adult (who is also well-behaved - ie does not disrupt anything - and respectful and appreciative of everything its raising generation did for it) for lo these however-the-fuck-long-humans-have-existed. It is very, very resistant to the actual truth:

This Grail does not exist. There is nothing that can give you this. The vending machine does not ever extrude The Perfect Child who grows into The Perfect High Achieving Adult. What it does is extrude a proto-human with an inevitably varied list of needs and strengths and weaknesses, and while there are definitely some basic generalities we can apply to this, and we’re learning more about them every day, they all require actual use of the brains and adequate training and so on of all the adults involved, and they’re all complicated. 

Society really doesn’t like this. But it does like blaming everything that goes wrong on someone else. 

The story so far. 

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Destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working or grinding in order to be successful. Embrace the concept that rest, recovery, and reflection are essential parts of the progress towards a successful and ultimately happy life.
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