This is all that matters. #veganforlife
i woke up like dis
— Suey Park on Huffingtonpost Live dropping some much needed knowledge about the Colbert Report, the #cancelcolbert hashtag that trended as a result, and white liberalism’s own problem with using racism to talk about racism (via navigatethestream)
— Wendell Berry, “The Unsettling of America.”
Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.
Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid? Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?
And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?
1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything
2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her
3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.” It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.
The nail. It is hit on the head.
THEY DIDN’T EVEN FUCKING SPELL ACADEMY RIGHT
Also, fuck you, ALA. Linguistics aren’t meant to be prescriptive.