Europeans pre-colonialism: look at those dark people, so uncivilized without religion. Let’s send them bibles and seize their land.
Europeans post-colonialism: look at those dark people, so uncivilized with religion. Let’s send them bombs/sanctions and seize their land.
"Funny how British people who live abroad are expatriates, while foreigners who live in Britain are immigrants."
Try an AQ (autism spectrum quotient) test. They’re meant for adults, so they’ll make more sense.
thanks! just taken the Baron-Cohen AQ test and got 42/50, so yeah similar story again really.
#personal is political
If people ever ask you why mentioning a woman’s appearance, even when irrelevant, is a bad thing - show them this graph.
It’s from a survey about two fictional people running for Congress: Jane Smith and Dan Jones. Both have similar backgrounds, and after reading bios the survey respondents prefer Jane slightly, 49-48.
What happens next is awful:
Then they read a second story. In one version of the story, there’s no physical description of either candidate, and Jane’s lead stays pretty much the same. In a second version, there’s a neutral description of Jane’s appearance. Suddenly she’s 5 points behind Dan. In a third version, there’s a positive description of her appearance. Now she’s 13 points behind Dan. A fourth version that contains a negative description has about the same effect.
In other words, any description hurts Jane. And any non-neutral description, even a positive one, just kills her.
Psychology rules. Sexism can do one.
Dan Jones clearly has a firm, sculpted butt to match his firm stance on tax cuts. His latest rally was marked by the fact that he wore a grey pinstripe cotton linen mix slim fit suit, accentuating his muscled frame and signalling a noticeable departure from his usual looser attire. His neatly coiffured auburn hair blew gently in the wind as he spoke about industrial subsidies; his well-moisturised skin belying his 17 years of political experience.
#should i go to a psychiatrist idk
anyone have any particularly good aspergers tests they could recommend?
taken three online and they’re all telling me it’s about a 90% probability. like, very high scores. and a lot of the questions relate to very specific things.
kind of out of my element here, I think partly because of my age (I’m 26). seems like there’s a lot more awareness of it now than when I was growing up.
fellow tumblrites, feel free to talk to me, or send anons
I don’t know if perhaps I come across as intimidating or aloof or whatever on here? apparently I can do irl
tbh I am a massive massive introvert with inexplicable social anxiety, even on tumblr. suspect I may have aspergers, although not officially diagnosed
anyway I’m not great at starting conversations but yeah, hi! :)
"The sheer prejudice and outright Saidian orientalism that Maddow exhibited in this 4-minute segment is eerily reminiscent of the Jim Crow days of American broadcasting when “respectable” journalists and entertainers could get away with insulting an entire race of people, their traditions and their beliefs, without batting an eye. In this case, Maddow has not only insulted Iranians but every Muslim in the world, too. Just imagine the uproar if she took such liberties with any other of the world’s major religions. To top it off, Maddow claims to be a different and more open-minded alternative to the George W. Bush America, but her repeated references to “us” and “them” in this brief segment proved that, like the ancient Persian religion of Manichaeism, she only sees things in black and white — not unlike her idols in Washington. That’s right Maddow, “us” does not include the millions of Muslim Americans who celebrate some of these holidays and the millions of Iranian Americans who celebrate Nowruz — that’s all “them,” those beardie weirdies across the way who don’t look human and certainly don’t act it."
Racial Maddow vs. the Islamic Republic of Iran - Shirin Sadeghi.
Love Shirin for writing this. I’m relieved to know not everyone’s foolishly in love with Rachel Maddow.
I just watched the video, ugh. Orientalist, imperialist propaganda from Maddow. Another excuse to portray Bush’s axis of evil in convenient ‘us and them’ terms, painting all Iranians as extremist zealots, and yet more footage of North Korean people all doing the same thing in a large crowd, as if that’s the only footage of them in existence. i.e. both countries are clearly nothing more than brainwashed collective masses who don’t know what’s good for them and so of course need the enlightened west, where everyone’s a free individual (and definitely not Muslim or anything like that) to come spread democracy and rationality.
The whole patronising ‘dictatorship’ spiel - ffs it was your CIA who overthrew the democratic government of Iran and replaced it with a US-friendly monarchical dictatorship in the 50s. And hmm I wonder if America had anything to do with Korea in the past… let’s not mention that though.
Ugh and the way she sneers at ‘dictatorships’ for celebrating their leaders birthdays, less than a minute after having shown the US list with Lincoln’s birthday right there ffs. Funnily enough no comment on how the land of the free celebrates mass colonial genocide on Columbus day either…
The highest military spending in the world, a bloody global empire, the highest prison population in the world, institutional racism, entirely unscientific drug laws, 90% of media controlled by 6 companies with interlocking share ownerships, 3 times fewer women in ministerial government positions than Iran.
But yeah keep pointing that finger.
By the end of Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, the number of blacks and latinos stopped by the NYPD will exceed the population of black and latino people living in NYC.
The number of stops involving young black men in 2011 (168,124) exceed the city’s population of young black men (158,406). 90% of them were innocent (were not arrested or given a summons) yet accounted for 41.6% of the stops despite making up only 4.7 of NYC.
Since Bloomberg took office, stop and frisks increased 600%. This March the NYPD CONDUCTED THEIR 5 MILLIONTH STOP AND FRISK. The number is truly staggering when you consider that the population of NYC is 8.3 million. In comparison, the population of Los Angeles, America’s second largest city, is only 3.8 million.
Out of those 5,000,000 stop and frisk encounters, 4.4 million or 88% were innocent (were not arrested or given a summons) and 86% were Latino or Black.
In Brownsville, Brooklyn, where over 96% of the residents are black or latino, 93 out of 100 residents were stopped by the NYPD.
Probably the most enraging fact about the stop and frisk method is that it has revealed that WHITES ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE FOUND WITH A WEAPON THAN BLACKS/LATINO’S.
Only 1.9 percent of frisks in 2011 turned up weapons and interestingly, according to the NYCLU, “a weapon was found in only 1.8 percent of blacks and Latinos frisked, as compared to a weapon being found in 3.8 percent of whites frisked.”