My aunt and uncle are renewing their vows. This means free beer and tacos for me and good times with the not snooty part of my family.
Say I’m 32 years old and you’re 22 years old.
In how many years will we be the same age?
Silly question, right? If you define aging as a process that stops at death, the only way we’ll ever be the same age is if I die first. If you don’t, then we’ll never be the same age. Every time you age a year, I also age a year. Since our ages increase at the same rate, you will never catch up to my head start. We have achieved a total equality of aging, but that does not change the permanent inequality of our age.
Okay, say I have a million dollars and you’re completely broke. If we both get a dollar a day, how long will it take you to catch up with me?
Now, this one’s even sillier, because if you have no other resources, your dollar a day is going to be eaten up by basic living expenses that it doesn’t quite meet, and I have an excess of money that can be spent on money-making opportunities that pay off far better than an additional $365 a year. I could literally burn the dollar I’m getting as part of our Totally Equal Income and still make more money in a year than you do just by sticking my money in the bank.
But still: both of us getting a dollar a day is totally equal, right? It means we’re being treated exactly the same.
And now, final problem:
If we have a world that contains structural inequalities, systemic imbalances, disproportionate danger faced by some, and unequal access to resources and opportunities, is “treating everyone the same” really going to result in equality?
Show your work.
I may have reblogged this already but I don’t care it’s important.
REBLOG AND SEE IF YOU GET A COLOR
PURPLE: I don’t talk to you but I really love your blog.
YELLOW: I wish we were friends in real life.
RED: I think you are arrogant and I’d like to unfollow you but your blog is awesome so I won’t.
GREY: I wish we talked more and be friends.
TURQUOISE: I would hug you if we ever met.
PINK: I love your blog, it’s one of my favourites.
TEAL: You annoy me at times.
BLUE: You are my tumblr crush.
ORANGE: I don’t like your blog.
WHITE: MARRY ME PLEASE.
GREEN: I think you’re cute.
CORAL: I think my life would be incomplete without you.
BLACK: Black looks good on you.
BROWN: I don’t like you.
lets all remember when nicki went over to Japan and her style choices were A+ <3
I don’t really trust anyone who states that they’re entirely free of bigoted sentiment
Oppression has been engraved into our psyche since we were born
I wish more people would be honest with themselves and seek to unlearn what has been forced upon them instead
i made a thing
THIS IS RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS.
you’re very welcome friend!
price is right, here I come!
So cool! Have a great time!
You know when you need to practice speaking a language but you don’t want to speak it in front of native speakers because you’re worried they will judge you for your poor grammar skills and limited vocabulary
DO YOU EVER GET A REALLY GOOD HUG FROM SOMEONE AND YOU’RE LIKE WAIT NO HUG ME MORE
I made a thing and I 100% encourage sharing it with as many people as possible through all means possible.
as a former Gap employee… yes
They are also often seasonal employees who received minimal training basically just to prepare them for working for a few weeks, so be patient because they’re probably freaking out.
If you are choosing to go out and shop on Black Friday, you do not get to be rude or disrespectful to the employees who more often than not did not have a choice in whether or not they had to work.
Be prepared for long lines and havoc, especially in high-population areas. Don’t complain about things you should already be expecting.
Comparing your relationship to Romeo and Juliet to express how in love you are is kind of like using Hamlet to demonstrate how close and well-adjusted your family life is
me and my friends started doing “neural handshakes” at parties, which is when we do shots of jaeger, but with our faces next to eachother and arms intertwined and we yell INITIATING NEURAL HANDSHAKE and then drink