agentduckorico

    It does help actually, to post the whole context of Hank Green supporting sex workers

    the-joys-of-writersblock

    Raise your hand if you’re just incredibly fucking tired of people taking things the Green Brothers say out of context to make fun of some of the straight white dudes that use that privilege to their advantage to help marginilized people.

    vangoghstss

    This is actually v important and needs to be reblogged

    thexdarkenedxlight

    Gonna just share this:

    My European Studies professor decided a few weeks ago to take a Friday and instead of following the syllabus, he spent the entire hour and a half comparing Hitler’s actions from a European perspective to that of what Trump is doing in America. He never repeated a single point, and even used video and photos like this to show the comparison.

    To make things better, he had us do an in class assignment for participation points. He first played a clip on youtube of one of Hilter’s speeches, subtitled and 3 minutes long. He then played a clip of one of Trump’s rallies. Our assignment? Copy down every single sentence that matched in translation down on a sheet of paper or a word document that wasn’t repeated. The person with the closest amount to what my professor found got a candy bar.

    My professor found, in just three minutes of a speech, that Trump matched 65 different phrases/sentences to that of Hitler’s translation. 

    65 nearly identical phrases used in his speeches. Take a moment to think about that.

    thoodleoo

    the worst part about studying languages is knowing that you will never be nearly as good at it as a literal baby

    what-even-is-thiss

    The only reason babies are better at language learning is because it’s their full time job and they don’t get embarrassed

    what-even-is-thiss

    If you, a teenaged or adult human, wasn’t embarrassed and could study language full time you would learn way faster than a baby.

    sandersstudies

    In my defense, babies receive more positive reinforcement than I do as well. Babies will say ha ba bah dah ba hah and all the adults around them will be like really? Wow 😱 that is so interesting 😁 great job! 🤗 and then what happened? 🤔

    computationalcalculator

    also people who are like “I’ve been studying for a year and I only have an eight-year-old’s grasp of the language”:

    how long do you think it took the eight-year-old

    beaky-peartree

    also the baby is constantly immersed in the language all the time. unless you’re surrounded by people who speak your target language, you’re not gonna have that convenience. and that’s ok.

    What Cis People Say To Trans People Vs. What We Hear

    By Meredith Talusan and Rory Midhani

    TRANSlator 3000: Amazing technology translates cissexist BS!

    “Oh you’re trans but you look so good!” “Trans people are ugly.”

    “I’ve never met a trans person before.” “I assume I can identify any trans person.”

    “I would date a trans person.” “Trans people are usually undateable so I deserve a prize.” 

    “You look just like a real woman.” “Trans women aren’t really women.”

    “I’m glad you’re being honest with me about being trans.” “Trans people who don’t tell me they’re trans are deceivers and liars.”

    “I loooooove trans people!” “I fetishize trans people.”

    “It’s so hard to switch pronouns.” “Trans people are an inconvenience to me.”

    “I don’t have a problem with trans people.” “I have a problem with trans people.”