One month later, Sherlock was born. And the Holmes residence has never been peaceful since.
I love this so much.
babies are naturally able to swim hello they just spent nine moths in amiotic fluid this is instinctive so no, parent is not shitty, parent is re-enforcing baby’s natural instinctive behaviour.
parent is good for doing this because parent is basically saying “yes the behaviours you were born with are great!”
Yup, if babies are ‘taught’ (allowed) to swim before they are six weeks old, they never lose the instincts they were born with that lets them hold their head above water and hold their breath when they need to. SCIENCE, man.
What’s really cool is, humans are the only primates known to have this instinct at birth. Other ape babies would just freak out and drown. So I don’t think it comes from being in amniotic fluid for 9 months (since it’s not like they have room to actually swim in there). It’s been speculated that humans evolved in the ocean at some point, which is a really cool theory that I recommend checking out.
Also, SWIMMING BABY IS ADORABLE.
WE EVOLVED FROM MERMAIDS
i thought mermaids too
"As a formerly homeless male who got treated like shit by most charities, this is how I feel when I am asked to donate now that I can afford to."
I was homeless between 2006 and 2007, squatting and traveling the country and it was hard to get food stamps or any kind of assistance because a was male. The females in our group had no issues getting it.
A couple days ago my girlfriend asked me which charity I wanted to donate a dollar to in order to get the Domino’s pizza deal we wanted, a women’s shelter or a children’s hospital. Guess which one I chose.
always donate to the kids hospital
The utter lack of services that homeless men have is absolutely one of the most horrific examples of institutional misandry in our society.
Don’t get me wrong, being homeless sucks for anyone, no matter what services they get to make it less painful. But female homeless tend to get preference in shelters, and all those “women-only” domestic violence shelters also throw their doors open to homeless women.
Men get next to nothing, or, in many cases, ABSOLUTELY nothing.
Back in the day I was poor, and was friends with many poor people. I was lucky enough to (just barely) avoid homelessness myself, but several of my friends had periods of homelessness. I heard of the disparity of their living conditions.
One female friend got a room to herself and one other woman in a woman-only shelter with laundry on-site.
One male friend got a barracks-style room with maybe forty other guys.
Oh, and guess which one got shut down a year later.
About twenty years ago a group of us who were part of our towns youth centre lived as homeless people in the city for an autumn weekend (late friday afternoon through monday morning). There were two girls (including myself) and I think it was eleven boys (might have been twelve I’m a little hazy) and we all got sponsors.
It was a little naive and we didn’t really think at the time that we might actually be taking money from actual homeless people, but our intentions were good and it was also to experience a little of what it was like so we could have some sort real empathy. It was a pretty eye opening experience even though we were better geared than real homeless people and were in pairs for safety which I don’t think I’ve ever seen on the streets. Not to mention the simple knowledge it was all over come monday morning obviously made things significantly easier to cope with.
Anyway, the sponsorship money was about even between individuals and we raised about £3500 (~$6000) before the event and nearly another £1500 after. The biggest difference was how we were treated during the event, we did our best to actually look homeless and the boys weren’t dicking around, we all took it very seriously, me and the other girl combined pulled in around one and and a half times what all the boys did combined from people on the streets. I actually made more money in that one weekend than I would go on to make in most months in other part time “jobs” until I graduated University. The boys all got around £80 for the 3 nights, I remember getting around £450 and the other girl was similar. (We joked that the boys were slacking etc at the time, and I remember feeling a bit peeved, as if I’d somehow done more than them. Hindsight and reflection are wonderful tools.)
Not even mentioning the offers of assistance etc. that the boys said they didn’t get. The police tried to move them on but they tried to help us girls. They were obviously a bit funny about what all of us were doing, which we obviously had to explain (we had notes and photocopies of our sponsor forms for just such an eventuality) and our parents still got calls to make sure we weren’t just scummy kids running a scam or actually runaways. They still almost put an end to it though but were eventually convinced (not by us, I’m guessing the leader of the youth centre and our parents convinced them) but they also made us provide proof that we spent the begging money on helping the real homeless, which was admirable and a pretty spot on course of action.
We ended up buying space blankets, winter boots, warm coats etc. which we distributed ourselves with the help of adults (mostly because we were all too young to drive) to the homeless around the city and gave the surplus and food to homeless shelters and soup kitchens. We couldn’t give money to the homeless as we had to prove where it went, but we did divide the money to the shelters and kitchens.
Correct, for every one innocent man in jail, there are probably many more that are walking free. Also, for every male rapist in jail, there are probably many more that are walking free. Lastly, for every male rapist in jail there are probably many female rapists who were proven to be rapists but are not in jail due to the courts treating women differently than men for the same crimes.
And there are a number of feminists arguing that the solution to men’s issues is more feminism. All issues that men face are due to patriarchy and toxic ideas of masculinity, which feminism fights. Therefore feminism is the answer.
In fact, the complete opposite is true. Feminists fight AGAINST men’s rights.
Here are some examples to prove my point.
Father’s rights group want shared parenting (equal custody) to be the default if both parents want custody and neither parent is unfit. They feel that men should not be punished for being men, and that women should not be awarded custody to their kids simply for being women. Currently women are awarded primary custody almost all the time, even if the husband was the stay-at-home Dad and the woman was the breadwinner.
Feminists fought against this. You can read NOW’s own statement here. Also note their usage of anti-male lies, i.e. “fathers are abusive, don’t give them custody.” That is from 1997, but still remains valid today.
Men want protection against false rape allegations. They feel that a man’s life should not be ruined simply on the allegation of a woman who may be a vindictive liar. Currently, a woman can accuse a man of rape for no reason, and the man’s name is splashed in the paper and his life is ruined. So, they fought for laws granting men anonymity until charged with the crime of rape—not convicted, just charged.
“The London Feminist Network is a campaigning organisation uniting London based feminist groups and individuals in activism.”
Men want an end to the justice system favouring women simply because they are women, and giving men harsher sentences simply because they are men.
Men want equal treatment when victims of domestic violence, and to not be arrested for the crime of “being male” under primary aggressor policies.
Feminists fought against this by trying to suppress evidence showing that half of domestic violence is done by women, by threatening the researchers with bomb threats, death threats, etc. Modern, younger feminists are doing it as well.
And sadly, they were successful in this effort of propaganda. For decades, and continuing today, violent men are (rightfully) convicted and punished by the state, while violent women are left to freely terrorize and harm their partners.
Men want female rapists to be arrested, charged, and convicted with rape. In Western countries, women are rarely punished when raping men, due to the biased legal system. In some countries, women cannot be punished when raping men, since rape is defined as a male-perpetrated crime.
Feminists fought against this in India, arguing that “there is a physicality [in] rape” and that it would make things “more complicated for judges.”
Feminists fought against this in Israel, claiming that changing the law would result in men filing false rape claims.
Men don’t want to be thrown in jail because they lost their jobs and temporarily cannot pay child support.
Feminists fought against this, trying to lower the amount to $5000 before a man is guilty of a felony for not paying child support. If a man loses a decent-paying job, he will now be a felon, go to jail, lose his right to vote, AND be unable to find future jobs—if he cannot regain an equal-paying job within a few months.
Men want equal economic support and help from the government. When the recession hit, male-dominated fields like construction lost millions of jobs, while female-fields like education and healthcare gained jobs. So the government proposed an economic stimulus for those fields.
Feminists successfully fought against this, arguing that it was discrimination to support men, and caused the government to give money to women who didn’t deserve it. Hundreds of professional feminists complained against the “sexism” of helping men (who had lost jobs) and not women (who had gained jobs).
A representative of the Michigan National Organization for Women testified in opposition to the Revocation of Paternity Act, which stopped the old law which stated that if a woman was married and cheated on her husband, the resulting child is considered to be legally the husband’s and the biological father had no legal rights to fight for custody or parenting time with his biological child.
As you can see, the claim that feminism fight for men’s rights is a blatant lie. Don’t believe any feminists that say that. Feminists fight for women’s rights. That is a good thing. Feminists also are happy to harm men’s rights, as shown above. That is a bad thing. Feminism is about female privilege, not equality.
Some may argue that these cases of feminists harming men is not “representative” of feminism. I ask you: Are there any cases of feminists helping men? No. Yet, there are many cases of feminists harming men.
It is reasonable to conclude from these facts that feminism fights to harm men.
Finally, a list that 5% of Tumblr are satisfied with.
Let this be the master post. Reblog if you’re a female anti-feminist.
Cookie Monster asks the important questions. (x)
i dont know what’s funnier, the fact this is a thing that happened or that sesame street as a vine account
seasAME STREET HAS A VINE?????
My skull studies slowly turned into sassy Yorick studies
Well, he WAS a fellow of infinite jest.