ecto_gammat: (Jurassic Park - Not Fun)
Sabotaging birth control methods (be it condoms, pills, the patch, the ring, what have you) is nothing to fucking joke about. Especially when it happens every. single. day. Seriously. Google "reproductive coercion" sometime.

I had someone make this "joke" to me the other day. If I hadn't been at work and able to safely walk away, I would have a broken hand right now. I take my bodily autonomy very seriously. Do NOT fuck with me on this. You will lose.

Not to mention that I need hormonal birth control for medical reasons. Medical. Reasons. As in I need to take these pills to function. And you think my partner and I will "have cute children", so you're willing to find where I live and "switch my pills for sugar tablets"? You're already on my shit list for other wirechewing comments; way to dig yourself even deeper.

Don't disrespect me and my body with your snide little "jokes". Because they are not fucking funny.

And if I see anyone on my lists make these jokes? You're gone.
ecto_gammat: (Jurassic Park - Not Fun)
Sabotaging birth control methods (be it condoms, pills, the patch, the ring, what have you) is nothing to fucking joke about. Especially when it happens every. single. day. Seriously. Google "reproductive coercion" sometime.

I had someone make this "joke" to me the other day. If I hadn't been at work and able to safely walk away, I would have a broken hand right now. I take my bodily autonomy very seriously. Do NOT fuck with me on this. You will lose.

Not to mention that I need hormonal birth control for medical reasons. Medical. Reasons. As in I need to take these pills to function. And you think my partner and I will "have cute children", so you're willing to find where I live and "switch my pills for sugar tablets"? You're already on my shit list for other wirechewing comments; way to dig yourself even deeper.

Don't disrespect me and my body with your snide little "jokes". Because they are not fucking funny.

And if I see anyone on my lists make these jokes? You're gone.
ecto_gammat: (Jurassic Park - Not Fun)
So my 500th entry was a Twitter post? That's anticlimactic =/
ecto_gammat: (Jurassic Park - Not Fun)
So my 500th entry was a Twitter post? That's anticlimactic =/
ecto_gammat: (Black Books - Srsly?)
From [livejournal.com profile] voz_latina:





This is the woman who posted this. Some people require consequences to their hatefulness to keep their misogyny in check. With luck, she'll learn.

Just in case she bahleets, you can find a cap here.

And yes, sometimes, transmisogyny needs to be met with a public calling out.

ETA: The post is F-locked now, but membership is open. Here's a SS for your viewing pleasure.

ETA 2: Aww, look at that half-hearted, friends-locked apology. If she were really sorry, the post wouldn't be F-Locked. SS to follow.

ETA 2a: SS of the "apology"

ETA 3: Comments as of 5 Oct 2009 (Warning: Huge fucking image (1,195 x 22,702), may take a while to load. Oh.. and ignore the ever changing scroll bar =P)

ETA 4: Edited post to fix "harassment" issues.
ecto_gammat: (Black Books - Srsly?)
From [livejournal.com profile] voz_latina:





This is the woman who posted this. Some people require consequences to their hatefulness to keep their misogyny in check. With luck, she'll learn.

Just in case she bahleets, you can find a cap here.

And yes, sometimes, transmisogyny needs to be met with a public calling out.

ETA: The post is F-locked now, but membership is open. Here's a SS for your viewing pleasure.

ETA 2: Aww, look at that half-hearted, friends-locked apology. If she were really sorry, the post wouldn't be F-Locked. SS to follow.

ETA 2a: SS of the "apology"

ETA 3: Comments as of 5 Oct 2009 (Warning: Huge fucking image (1,195 x 22,702), may take a while to load. Oh.. and ignore the ever changing scroll bar =P)

ETA 4: Edited post to fix "harassment" issues.
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
Digital TV hot line gets 700,000 calls over switch

So America switched to DTV yesterday. How on earth were people NOT PREPARED FOR THIS?! We were first told that it would be happening in February 2009, but television providers appealed for more time. Feb-u-fucking-rary, people.

Stupidity never ceases to amaze me.
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
Digital TV hot line gets 700,000 calls over switch

So America switched to DTV yesterday. How on earth were people NOT PREPARED FOR THIS?! We were first told that it would be happening in February 2009, but television providers appealed for more time. Feb-u-fucking-rary, people.

Stupidity never ceases to amaze me.
ecto_gammat: (The Venture Bros - Dr. O o.O)
Can someone explain to me WTF this is?



ETA: Apparently, it's a giant spoof o.x

ecto_gammat: (The Venture Bros - Dr. O o.O)
Can someone explain to me WTF this is?



ETA: Apparently, it's a giant spoof o.x

OMFG

Apr. 7th, 2009 11:45 pm
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
DEAR AMERICA:

DON'T WE HAVE BETTER FUCKING THINGS TO DO THAN WORRY ABOUT BASIC CHILDREN'S PETS?!

L2NOTBSTUPID

DON'T TAKE MY LOLA AWAY FROM ME

KTHNXBAI

ETA: from the original entry

...

Why would you ban animals like Guinea Pigs? They can't survive in the wild, thus they're not a threat.

Why would you ban pets that can survive in the wild? Southern FL is a classic example of not why we need this law but rather what people will do with these animals if they are banned thus more environmental damage not less. Also, animals that get banned are still pets people just get them on underground basis which leads to lack of protection for those animals.

And why exotics?!!! They should throw cats on there too if they're even remotely doing this out of concern for the environment! Cats are feral in pretty much every state but Alaska. Feral cats do faaar more damage than all other escaped animal species combined and we don't even enforce laws against people feeding them! It's not cats or dogs because they know that would cause more of an uproar.

Did you see that Humane Society and the Nature Conservancy are two of the groups pushing this? I'm so disappointed in them.

...

Oh and for the few on my flist who don't like exotic pets, just think of the economy. Shutting down a major part of the pet trade... that's a lot of jobs, people.

Or notice that their list of representatives includes Hawaii but not FL. Of the two states that are supposedly effected the most by this, one isn't even allowed a say!

OMFG

Apr. 7th, 2009 11:45 pm
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
DEAR AMERICA:

DON'T WE HAVE BETTER FUCKING THINGS TO DO THAN WORRY ABOUT BASIC CHILDREN'S PETS?!

L2NOTBSTUPID

DON'T TAKE MY LOLA AWAY FROM ME

KTHNXBAI

ETA: from the original entry

...

Why would you ban animals like Guinea Pigs? They can't survive in the wild, thus they're not a threat.

Why would you ban pets that can survive in the wild? Southern FL is a classic example of not why we need this law but rather what people will do with these animals if they are banned thus more environmental damage not less. Also, animals that get banned are still pets people just get them on underground basis which leads to lack of protection for those animals.

And why exotics?!!! They should throw cats on there too if they're even remotely doing this out of concern for the environment! Cats are feral in pretty much every state but Alaska. Feral cats do faaar more damage than all other escaped animal species combined and we don't even enforce laws against people feeding them! It's not cats or dogs because they know that would cause more of an uproar.

Did you see that Humane Society and the Nature Conservancy are two of the groups pushing this? I'm so disappointed in them.

...

Oh and for the few on my flist who don't like exotic pets, just think of the economy. Shutting down a major part of the pet trade... that's a lot of jobs, people.

Or notice that their list of representatives includes Hawaii but not FL. Of the two states that are supposedly effected the most by this, one isn't even allowed a say!
ecto_gammat: (Hot Fuzz - headdesk)
Why is it such a bad thing that I'm tired of hearing about Race!Fail 09?

Racism is bad. People are pigheads. Opinions won't change, no matter how much evidence is there.

I have other things to worry about. Like graduation. Like finding a job. Like making my next rent payment. Like marriage equality. Like being able to feel safe walking around in the opposite sex's clothing. Like loving myself.

So sorry if this can be taken as "white privilege". I'll fix that after I fix everything else wrong with my life.
ecto_gammat: (Hot Fuzz - headdesk)
Dear Licensed Drivers in Maryland Everywhere:

Stop driving now.

Go back to Driver's Ed. You obviously didn't learn this shit the first time around.

If it's raining, and I mean raining in the Biblical sense, like it was last week, you don't fucking drive 60 MPH on a winding back road in the woods. You do the speed limit. Hell, you go under the speed limit. The speed limit is set for IDEALISTIC standards (i.e., that perfect sunny day with no wind and 73 degrees Farenheight). A new Noah's flood is NOT idealistic standards.

And when it's raining, turn on your fucking headlights. There's a law in the state of Maryland stating that when it's raining hard enough for your wipers to be on at a constant rate, even if that rate is one wipe every 30 seconds, your headlights need to be ON.

And isn't it common sense that if you drive a car that is a color that BLENDS IN with fog, your headlights are on? I mean, that is their function, after all.

If it is raining, I am not going faster that 5 MPH over the goddamn speedlimit. I have a Jeep. Anyone who knows anything about cars knows that Jeeps are top and front heavy. This means they LOVE to fucking hydroplane. When my car hydroplanes, I have no control where it's going. So if you're riding my ass while I'm skidding out of control, it's not my fault that I hit you. You're a fucking idiot for riding my ass in a rain storm in the first place.

If the traffic light has turned yellow, and I have enough room to safely stop, I will stop. You know why? It's the fucking law. Honk at me all you want. Curse, swear, make obscene gestures, but if I have enough room to safely stop, I will.

If you have a nice car, like a Lexus or an Audi, that doesn't give you permission to drive on my ass when I'm already going 40 in a 30. It also doesn't give you permission to be angry at me when I wave my hand in a "back the fuck up" motion. It's called the speed limit for a reason: someone sometime went out and deemed that speed the safest to drive given the conditions of the road; you don't drive fucking 50 in a residential zone (although a lot of you idiots do). Just because you have an expensive car doesn't give you the right to pass me on a double solid line. It's a double solid line. That means NO PASSING. If you're not happy with my speed, deal with it. No situation is that important (unless you're bleeding profusely from a major vein or popping out a kid at that instant) that you need to drive 70 on a windy, wooded back road.

And GET OFF THE FUCKING CELL PHONES! I'm not getting in an accident because your friend needs to hear about the incredible deal you got on your latest pair of shoes. That can wait until you get home. The only reason you should be on the phone in the car is to call 911.

That is my rant for today. Thank you.
ecto_gammat: (Hot Fuzz - headdesk)
Dear Licensed Drivers in Maryland Everywhere:

Stop driving now.

Go back to Driver's Ed. You obviously didn't learn this shit the first time around.

If it's raining, and I mean raining in the Biblical sense, like it was last week, you don't fucking drive 60 MPH on a winding back road in the woods. You do the speed limit. Hell, you go under the speed limit. The speed limit is set for IDEALISTIC standards (i.e., that perfect sunny day with no wind and 73 degrees Farenheight). A new Noah's flood is NOT idealistic standards.

And when it's raining, turn on your fucking headlights. There's a law in the state of Maryland stating that when it's raining hard enough for your wipers to be on at a constant rate, even if that rate is one wipe every 30 seconds, your headlights need to be ON.

And isn't it common sense that if you drive a car that is a color that BLENDS IN with fog, your headlights are on? I mean, that is their function, after all.

If it is raining, I am not going faster that 5 MPH over the goddamn speedlimit. I have a Jeep. Anyone who knows anything about cars knows that Jeeps are top and front heavy. This means they LOVE to fucking hydroplane. When my car hydroplanes, I have no control where it's going. So if you're riding my ass while I'm skidding out of control, it's not my fault that I hit you. You're a fucking idiot for riding my ass in a rain storm in the first place.

If the traffic light has turned yellow, and I have enough room to safely stop, I will stop. You know why? It's the fucking law. Honk at me all you want. Curse, swear, make obscene gestures, but if I have enough room to safely stop, I will.

If you have a nice car, like a Lexus or an Audi, that doesn't give you permission to drive on my ass when I'm already going 40 in a 30. It also doesn't give you permission to be angry at me when I wave my hand in a "back the fuck up" motion. It's called the speed limit for a reason: someone sometime went out and deemed that speed the safest to drive given the conditions of the road; you don't drive fucking 50 in a residential zone (although a lot of you idiots do). Just because you have an expensive car doesn't give you the right to pass me on a double solid line. It's a double solid line. That means NO PASSING. If you're not happy with my speed, deal with it. No situation is that important (unless you're bleeding profusely from a major vein or popping out a kid at that instant) that you need to drive 70 on a windy, wooded back road.

And GET OFF THE FUCKING CELL PHONES! I'm not getting in an accident because your friend needs to hear about the incredible deal you got on your latest pair of shoes. That can wait until you get home. The only reason you should be on the phone in the car is to call 911.

That is my rant for today. Thank you.

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