it always disappointed me that Monster Girls are an anime porn thing rather than something used to explore the way society and the media dehumanises women, but oh well
shout out to all my fellow monsters
I am upset at this in quite a few ways.
Nothing directly stated. In point of fact, I too, am a monster. I live every day as a monster. I do my daily monster routine. Go shopping for monster groceries. Do monster chores. Monster bathe. Do monster odd jobs around the house. Go for monster walks.
Let me ask though. Have you ever called someone a neckbeard? Of course you have. I’m sure you’ve flung that insult around like candy at a Halloween parade. In this place of monsters and evil and us-versus-them-isms, it’s hard not to. I mean, look at them. They say mean things and LOOK AT HOW UGLY THEY ARE.
So that is what you do. That is what we all do. When someone wounds us we make monsters out of them too. Look at that shitlord huh? Boy what a neckbeard VIRGIN LOSER. Believe me. I should know. I’ve been called it so many times for disagreeing with these opinions. And why do I disagree with these opinions?
Because I don’t think that these are monsters. I don’t see monsters at all. I don’t see a world of monsters. Not even from the people who call you or I monsters. Even though you call me a monster and I think it’s wrong, I don’t see you as a monster. Someone told me on 4chan something and I refused to believe him at the time, but it gave me great hope. He didn’t see good or evil. He saw pain. And like I said, at that time, I didn’t believe him either and I don’t think you will believe me either. But that’s neither here nor there. Because I believe him now. No matter what you think of them, or of me, I don’t believe in monsters. These are people who are hurting and say things out of hurt. Maybe they were hurt and they see their pain in you and want to admonish their pain through you. How dare you not feel the same pain they felt for the same reason. Everyone should have to feel what they felt if they had to feel it.
And so too does it go with you and most of the community here that I have seen. “Oh but these misogynists DESERVE to be hurt. They DESERVE to be called these things. They don’t DESERVE tolerance.” And you make more little monsters. And they will make more monsters. And we will have a world of monsters. And people will go on believing in monsters for as long as there is a world to believe in monsters. That’s ok. We shouldn’t tolerate intolerance from MONSTERS. We shouldn’t HAVE to treat them like we would ourselves. We should treat PEOPLE equally.
We will drive ourselves to extinction and breed a race of monsters and the last men will die alone believing there is no such thing.
In more real terms and in less poetic drivel and nonsense:
I see this exact same behavior towards me and, well, to be blunt: men every day. Not a person says a thing about it. In point of fact, it usually comes from people identical to yourself, if not from you yourself exactly I would be severely surprised. If I chastise, it’s out of compassion, sympathy and empathy. Not hate or anger. Though I’d be lying if I didn’t feel a little upset at reading this; since it seems you’re a little oblivious to the way I see the community lash out and make the same comments back at other people. I see it and hear it all the time from the tumblr community. I’m not even overweight. However I will make the point more trenchant and clear by saying I fully anticipate the following insults to be thrown back at me; a list of insults that have already been thrown my way, mind you. Nothing that hasn’t already been said a million times.
- shitlord (by the way, I want to raise a point about this; lord is strictly male, by all definitions. Just thought I’d point that out.)
And what I get from other people doesn’t bother me as well. I don’t mind. I’m a big boy and this is the standard fare I get day in and day out both here and at 4chan. It’s all the same really. The only thing that bothers me is the hypocrisy. The hypocrisy of advocating of equal treatment…While at the same time crying about that treatment that you dole out to others. No matter the slight, is it really fair for you to call this treatment that you receive unfair while at the same time giving that treatment to others?
It’s my belief that if you call a treatment unfair, than it is unfair. Not to you, not to anybody. If it’s not ok to be done to you, it’s not ok to do. You can’t rationalize it away. Unfair is unfair. Wrong is wrong. You can’t simply handwave away someone else’s feelings because you dislike or even hate them. What they did is irrelevant to my morals and how I uphold them. If they do wrong that does not permit me to violate my ethical and moral standards. If I do wrong, it doesn’t matter what they did or not. Then I have done wrong. Two wrongs do not make a right; this is a logical axiom as well.
But those are my morals. And, I don’t know if they are yours. So I can’t force my morals on you. I can only furrow my brow as a monster and express my distaste at your opinion and await the inevitable garbage that you pelt at me. I won’t strike back. I won’t call a horde or a mob of friends and followers; I have neither. Restating: A world in which monsters believe in monsters creates a world of monsters. I do not believe in them.
Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you uncomfortable—your weaknesses, bad thoughts, vanities, and hungers—and pretend they’re across the room. It’s too ugly to be human. It’s too ugly to be you. Children are afraid of the dark because they have nothing real to work with. Adults are afraid of themselves. -Richard Siken, Black Telephone
As it turns out though…
I was the monster at the end of the book all along.
oh my fucking god did you really just try to derail my post about society’s unfair standards of female beauty to be about people being mean to you about your fedora
and spend about twelve thousand paragraphs doing so
holy fucking shit
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I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?
I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.
Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014
Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014
Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013
Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013
Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013I’ve seen a bunch of “save the bees” post floating around tumblr, but this is the first one anyone bothered to put sources on.Thank you. (However I’m not going to look at the sources now, but hopefully I will remember to do so later.)
Not to mention that stopping the use of these pesticides is one of the easiest things we could control— if people were willing. It’s hard to control parasites and internal issues that the bee faces, but it is not hard to stop spraying crops with harmful pesticides.
these are the stories I want in my feed
no one better to choose from to put huge amounts of drugs up their butt than a gay porn star am i right
the train has arrived*
The sun only sets in one direction, and that’s forward.
This is what happens when an over-zealous Ascalonian ghost encounters a full regeneration build warrior.