I can’t stop watching this.
I can’t stop watching this.
The 6 Best Dresses At The Golden Globes
Shout out to The Onion for reminding us that there are more important things to be worried about than what celebrities are wearing.
can’t wait to see how many times i’ll fuck things up this year
Part of the scandal of American Christianity is that statistically the U.S. is the most Christian country in the world, and yet as a country we have the greatest income inequality in the world. And as a country we are uncritically committed, not simply to being the most powerful nation in the world militarily, but to being as militarily powerful as the rest of the world combined.
We Christians live in a tradition that is passionate about issues of economic justice and peace and yet at least half of American Christians, probably even more, think it’s really important that we be as powerful as the rest of the world put together.”
— Marcus Borg (via affcath)
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the Minister of Women’s Rights in France, announced publicly that she believes Twitter should censor hate speech, including tweets with messages of homophobia. This comes after the hashtag #SiMonFilsEstGay (or “if my son is gay”) trended for days and drew a series of homophobic tweets. She adds that this wasn’t the only time things got out of hand on Twitter:
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem noted that recent trending hate speech was by no means limited to homophobic comments, reports Mashable. Recent trends have included hashtags which translated to “A dead Jew,” “A good Jew,” and “If my daughter brings home a black.”
“At a moment when the government is implementing an action plan against violence and discrimination committed for reasons of sexual orientation or gender identity, I want, without prejudice to any legal action, to call upon Twitter’s sense of responsibility, so that it can contribute to the prevention and the avoidance of misbehavior like this,” reads Mashable’s translation of Vallaud-Belkacem’s statement originally reported in French newspaper Le Monde.
Homophobic and hateful language is a hot topic lately in the United States too, bringing up the evergreen question of whether hate speech should be protected as free speech. When asked this question, the Minister said that hate speech often escalates to violence and should therefore be banned. What say you?
If you censor speech, your speech is up for censorship. The end.
— ― George Carlin (via stfueveryone)
the only reason i’d ever want to learn how to speak a little bit of proto-indo-european is so that when someone tries to correct my grammar i’ll rattle shit off at them and then when they make a weird face i’ll be all
“what i thought linguistic evolution wasn’t allowed”
and then snap my fingers at them
|The boyf:||Comment allez vous?|
|Me:||Did you just vous me? Nous tutuons.|
|Him:||Some old fashioned French couples still use vous.|
|Me:||We are a gay American-Brit and a German.|
|Him:||Oui, mais French is our lingua franca.|