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OK…so my friend Emma puts this video of her venting her frustration (with much profanity) about Google Plus on YouTube. It gets an overwhelmingly positive response…30,000 likes after like three hours of being online and less than 1000 dislikes.
And yet…let’s take a look at the “Top Comments” YouTube decided would be more relevant and important to me:
1. From everything I’ve seen on every YouTube video I’ve watched in the last day, popular google+ users are almost universally misogynistic, racist assballs. Like, this comment integration makes google+ seem like a miserable place populated by awful people, and I tend to respond to those sorts of social environments by not spending time in them.
2. It’s a horrendous idea to privilege the comments of assballs who happen to have been circled by a lot of fellow assball google+ users over the comments of people who actually like and watch and care about online video.
3. Hank points out in his comments that this will probably get worked out, and I hope he’s right. But this has the faint smell of new digg about it to me.
4. Great video, Emma! Thank God there are still great ukulele songs on YouTube or I would just give the hell up.
God this video is superbly awesome and superbly NSFW. Do not watch in public place without headphones. Seriously everyone I know hates this new system and I can’t figure out what Google gets out of. A bunch of G+ profiles no one is using?
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calls the move the ‘largest expansion of behavioral health coverage in a generation’
“Critics of extending coverage under the ACA say mental health treatments are often drawn out and costly, with some patients requiring a lifetime of therapy.”
As if millions of people don’t have lifetime illnesses that are non-mental health related. It’s not different than regular health, dudes. Mental health is health.
Also, we understand other illnesses better than we understand mental illness. Talk to brain surgeons and psychiatrists and psychologists. There is still SO MUCH we don’t know about how the brain works. So unless those breakthroughs are made, YES, it will take more time to treat mental illness, since we can’t just throw penicillin at it.
From left to right, that’s Counselor Dane Troi Dr. Benjamin Crusher Cmdr. Willa Riker Captain Jeanne Picard Lt. Cmdr. Data Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge and Lt. Worf? I’m sorry, I’ve got nothing when it comes to Klingon names.
I really hope I’m not the only one on here who loves TNG. Regardless, there will be more of this. A lot more. No, really, I’m not sure I know how to stop.
Oh my god, Riker is so hot. Is this how the ladies all feel about Jonathan Frakes?
"True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part."
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking. (via dumbthingswhitepplsay)
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors. (via curiouslycool)
"If a young woman in middle school or high school hangs up a poster of Barack Obama in her room, this is seen as acceptable. It’s fine for women to admire men and want to be like them. If a young man (the same age) hangs up a poster of Hillary Clinton in his room, this is seen as odd (maybe even troubling, is he gay? Oh no!). Society tells us young men can’t think of women as role models, unless they’re a family member, whereas young women can admire and seek to emulate anyone, regardless of gender. If you’re a young man, and if you have a poster on your wall with a woman, she had better be half-naked in a bikini, even if the Ronald Reagan or Gen. Patton poster next to it obviously features the man fully-clothed. Young men are not to taught to think of women as role models. They are taught to think of them as either family members or sexual objects. There is no other category presented."