Between T. Hidd/Loki’s appearance at SDCC and Slavoj Žižek/Noam Chomsky’s feud, I’m firmly expecting the internet to have imploded on itself by the time I wake up tomorrow…then I’ll never know if Kate gives birth!
PROOF! The internet is indeed a series of tubes!
(via Washington Post)
Let’s just all remember that when we run around the internet demanding that people stop referring to women as ‘wives’ because it turns them into a ‘man’s property’ we’re entirely erasing lesbian couples. We’re perpetuating the idea that a woman could not be a wife to another woman.
Why? Why is this necessary? Lest we all fall into a trap where we wrongly believe that our access to the internet means anyone besides some close family members and friends give any fucks about our opinions.
Because for some reason, teabaggers treat the entirety of the internet as if it’s their personal episode of Clarissa Explains it All.
Here’s an example:
Seriously. The irony. Pre-internet commenting I could be ignorant of the fact that such ignorant people existed. Now I have no choice but to accept it. I’d rather have my ignorance back than have to accept the ignorance of people on the internet.
Putting words written with Impact font over a photograph does not a meme make! That is simply a macro. Once that image and/or phrase and or both spreads around the internet and gives rise to other related sayings and/or images and/or both, then it becomes a meme. (And yes, macros are often a component of a meme…)
So, please stop cluttering my google reader with the promise of apps that will turn my photos into memes! I just do not believe your app is going to take a shitty decade old graduation photo of me, put some stupid words on it and change the course of internet history.
…seeing some heated debates on my dash, here are some fun things to think about…
-If you are not a person of color, don’t assert to know more about people of color (and issues pertaining to people of color) than those folks do.
-If you are not a victim of rape, do not assert to know more about what’s “good” for rape victims than rape victims do.
-If you are not a person with a uterus, ovaries, vagina, etc. do not assert to know anything relative to the healthcare of those areas.
-If you’ve posted a ‘joke’ or ‘stereotypical image’ pertaining to a race/ethnicity/religion other than your own (and even sometimes of your own), don’t be all offended/defensive when someone of said race/ethnicity/religion calls you out on it.
/part one (this is by no means exhaustive…)
Time to quit the internet, Buzzfeed, you can never top this. You win. You win the internet.