beautyinitsessence

Human Feelings as Drugs

It would be really cool to have a movie about this in a world where the government distributes these to people, and at first glance everything is fine, people with depression and antisocial disorder are being instantly treated and that’s great. But then you realize that there are groups of people abusing these drugs underground, like there will be people on happy all the time, people that use hope to delude themselves, or people that drug other people with love, and that true human emotions have been nearly wiped out. Then at the end it’s discovered that the government is using these drugs to control society and manipulate people into becoming soldiers by taking away their empathy and filling them up with trust for the government. So it ends in an uprising led by a resistance group who lead the people to realize that their humanity has been stripped and doesn’t come in a bottle.

Pretty sure Dr. Who did that already with the emotion patches in ten

fredrickzollers
What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now.
You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!), skank.
Okay, now, what are the worst things you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.”
Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult. Now tell me that’s not royally fucked up.

Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters (via hay-girl-hay-lesbifriends)

Actually, the worst thing you can call a girl is “not a lady” The worst thing you can call a guy is “not a guy,” not because of women being the worst thing, but because, for men, being manly and tough is seen as ideal (and that’s true to an extent, you do need to be tough) while for women, being ladylike is seen as the idea. As a result, men are called “not men” and women are called “not ladies”. It’s not that women are worse in both cases, it’s that the terms used are the opposite of the ideal for men and women respectively.

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stirdrawsandreblaws:

i can’t say for certain about ferguson, but i do know that most police departments have special protections to keep shit internal, so they can go mostly unchecked by state and federal officials

so people asking “why aren’t any elected officials doing anything about…

When the USA was founded, the police were not even a concept in the people’s minds. Now, the police are a small military in our own borders dedicated to an us vs them mentality in some cases. The cops in this case are better armed than soldiers going into Iraq were. This, my friends, is the sort of thing that you hear about when discussing totalitarian regimes. It only exists because of a militarized state and a demilitarized populace.

stay-in-reality-liberals
the-eagle-atarian:

deconstructandquestion:

dontneedfeminism:

abbiegoth:

choosechoice:

SCIENCE

FUCKING THANK YOU

Well that answers a question I’ve had for a while now.

Please don’t reblog such dodgy logic.
"Life is determined by EEG"Holy shit, trees are dead.

I tagged this as “research needed” so I could investigate more.

You are considered dead at that point because that is the point from which modern medicine cannot bring you back. It used to be when the heartbeat stopped for a certain period of time, but it’s this now because now we can bring you back from other things but not this. Using this as some kind of be-all end-all is illogical since it is based on present day human technology and applies to the end of a life, not the beginning of one.

the-eagle-atarian:

deconstructandquestion:

dontneedfeminism:

abbiegoth:

choosechoice:

SCIENCE

FUCKING THANK YOU

Well that answers a question I’ve had for a while now.

Please don’t reblog such dodgy logic.

"Life is determined by EEG"Holy shit, trees are dead.

I tagged this as “research needed” so I could investigate more.

You are considered dead at that point because that is the point from which modern medicine cannot bring you back. It used to be when the heartbeat stopped for a certain period of time, but it’s this now because now we can bring you back from other things but not this. Using this as some kind of be-all end-all is illogical since it is based on present day human technology and applies to the end of a life, not the beginning of one.