It’s this idea of “Hey, dudes are dudes.”
I just feel so lonely. It’s this weird feeling because my body’s starting to fully heal from the accident/surgery. But now my mind is having a hard time. The outpouring of love when everything happened was beautiful and amazing. And I’m forever greatful. But now all the visitors have gone and haven’t come back. It feels so lonely. And since my body’s not fully back, I can’t go and do much of anything. So I just have to sit and wallow and look at messages that go unanswered. It sucks to feel like I only matter when I’m hurt.
Think the Internet is degrading the reading habits of the young? That millennials are Snapchatting themselves into a cultureless stupor? Well, think again!
A new study finds that young Americans are more likely to have read a book in the past year than their older counterparts. According to data from the Pew Research Center, “88% of Americans under 30 read a book in the past year, compared with 79% of those age 30 and older.” In another surprise, people under 30 were also more likely to say that there is “a lot of useful, important information that is not available on the Internet.”
Read on, America! (More book news here.)
That’s a random sampling of strangers on Twitter who can be found by searching the phrase “stop taking nude pictures.”
And that’s, oh man, Ricky Gervais? Dammit.
Some people use this refrain to sit in holier-than-thou judgment (“Serves you right. No one will ever see pictures of MY butt on the Internet, because I’m so careful and smart and restrained that I’ve never even BEEN naked.”). Still, some other people use it to justify the fact that they looked at the stolen pictures in the first place. It’s a sneaky way to distance yourself from the problem: “I’m not the kind of perverted guy who would peek into a woman’s window while she was showering or spy on women going to the bathroom, but if you are stupid and trampy enough to have ever taken a naked picture in your life, sure I’ll look at it. But, ugh, do you have any with, like, better lighting?”
When you use this argument, here is what you’re really saying: Person A owned a thing. Person B stole it. Let’s all blame person A for having the audacity to own a thing in the first place.
|—||Glenn Greenwald (via hipsterlibertarian)|