|Posted on July 28 at 4:48 pm with 1,151 notes||Reblog|
oh my god thank you for this.
i was one of the student writers that was sourced in the New York Times about trigger warnings, since I did an op-ed about using them at Rutgers. and I was interviewed about it for BBC/HuffPost/Chronicle of Higher Ed/etc. My interviewers always ask the same ignorant question, “why trigger warnings now?? why start this thing?? they’ve never existed before, so why start this precedent?”
look the fuck around you, they’re LITERALLY everywhere. they’re on imdb. they’re on video games (and very effective too, ESRB and PEGI are extremely informative). they’re at the top left of every TV show with things like “mature language” or “violence” abbreviated below the recommended age.
even before ESRB, video games like Wolfenstein 3D had them for graphic violence. and even before tumblr, listservs and usernet forums use to use them all the time from every subject under the sun (sports listservs used them just as much as feminist listservs, if not more-so). even today, you can find things like “NSFW” and “NSFL” on reddit.
people have been embracing trigger warnings for years, they just don’t call them trigger warnings. stop acting like trigger warnings are an abomination that don’t work in real life. not just do they work very well, but chances are you’ve used them since you were a kid, and still use them today to look at what content is in the shows you wanna watch and the video games you wanna play.
|Posted on July 28 at 4:21 pm with 48 notes||Reblog|
Newborn babies arrive as strangers in a strange land. They know nothing of the customs or language of their new mysterious world. Yet astonishingly, with almost no obvious effort, babies learn an entirely new language. Some babies even learn several.
They manage this feat, in part, by tons of behind-the-scenes practice, a new study finds. Babies mentally rehearse the movements required for speech long before they utter a word, scientists reported July 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
|Posted on July 28 at 4:09 pm with 29 notes||Reblog|
Selfies with a fan. By vulavox on Instagram
she is a artist who played in the Fuji Rock also (:
|Posted on July 28 at 4:05 pm with 474,231 notes||Reblog|
unless your teachers are abusive assholes there is no fucking reason to disrespect them
they are literally trying their hardest to get you an education
teachers have every right to complain about rude students or the amount of papers they have to grade because their salary is low as shit
oh wow, your math teacher yelled at you because you were ignoring the lesson and talking to your friend
i wonder why
jesus christ teachers have it hard enough dont be an asshole
|Posted on July 28 at 3:48 pm||Reblog|
Things I have not seen this weekend: Posts about the Commonwealth Games.
Two weeks or so ago, we were up in our ears in Football and now zilch. I should probably google it or something.
|Posted on July 28 at 3:27 pm with 1,384 notes||Reblog|
|Posted on July 28 at 2:30 pm with 7,315 notes||Reblog|
Free!: Eternal Ass
Akuma no Ass
Kill la Ass
Kuroko no ass
Jojo’s Bizarre Ass
Supreme Ass of the Valkyries
Ass on Titan
D Ass-man (de ass man…)
|Posted on July 28 at 2:26 pm with 16 notes||Reblog|
In “Pete,” why doesn’t the virus eat through the paper the Boys use to cover their bits?
I want to say the British Board of Film Classification had something to do with it, but they don’t seem to have any effect until it is due for a DVD release. :P
|Posted on July 28 at 2:19 pm with 16 notes||Reblog|
He wants to eat you, little fishies!
|Posted on July 28 at 2:18 pm with 11,125 notes||Reblog|
Oh—it’s you. It’s been a long time. How have you been? I’ve been really busy being dead. You know, after you murdered me.