“I Got My Feelings Hurt on the Internet!” Here’s an Idea, Turn Off Your Computer

Very few things have caused me to roll my eyes harder than reading an article about an atheist feminist who is claiming to have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of harassment on the internet.

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This woman is not related to the story at hand, but her sign fits rather well.

A Washington woman has come under fire over claims her PTSD caused by online harassment and Twitter trolls is equal to that of military veterans.

Melody Hensley was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 16 months ago following online abuse, which she says is the result of her being an outspoken feminist and atheist.

She caused upset to many military veterans and their families and friends when she claimed her PTSD from Twitter trolls was as bad as mental anguish suffered by those who do active duty.

- Daily Mail

I’ve often stated that those being bullied on the internet have a very simple solution to their problem…turn off the computer or delete the twitter or facebook account that is the source of your trouble, change your email address, etc. This is usually in response to children being harassed by peers or similar issues, but it’s even more applicable when it comes to an adult woman who fears her mental health has been compromised by her internet activity. Internet hate fuels me, but I understand it can be upsetting for some, which is why an adult needs to learn their limit and disconnect from the social media causing their distress when it becomes to severe.

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Hillary Clinton DID Have A Crisis Moment, Mika, and She Failed

Mika Brzezinski, of the morning “news” show Morning Joe on MSNBC,  seemed to think that it was a joke worthy of air quotes (much like I feel about her career) to refer to Benghazi as a Crisis Moment for Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.

During a segment this morning it was pointed out that there wasn’t any one “crisis moment” to point to as an accomplishment in Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, as there have been in John Kerry’s term in the job. Because of that it’s supposedly more difficult to figure out specific accomplishments to list for Clinton when asked.

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Homosexual is a Slur…and I’m the Queen of England

 

The master of goalpost shifting. (via TV Tropes)

The master of goalpost shifting. (via TV Tropes)

It’s not as if I go around referring to myself as a “homosexual” all the time, but it’s not a slur. It’s basically a scientific classification. I don’t call myself a homo sapiens either, not because it’s pejorative, but because it’s so gosh darn technical and boring.

Homosexual is literally the combination of the Greek word for same (Homos) and sexual. Same sex…as in “Same Sex Marriage” or “attracted to the same sex”. It’s  a literal explanation of the sexual orientation of gays and lesbians. They are sexually attracted to the same gender.

Heterosexual is a combination of the Greek for different or other (Heteros) and sexual. Different/Other sex, once again a literal explanation of a straight person’s sexual orientation, they are sexually attracted to the other gender.

Bisexual also comes from a combination of the Latin root for two (Bi) combined with sexual. Two sex, a (nearly) literally explanation of a bisexual’s orientation, they are sexually attracted to two genders.

It’s not a slur, as Media Matters has now somehow come to believe.

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I Hope I Can Still Appreciate Strippers at 85

If I’m 85 and in a nursing home, I really do hope the nursing home provides strippers. At that age I believe I’ll have stopped caring at all what other people think of me…I’ll be dead soon anyway and damn it I’m going to live my last few years any way I damn well please.

If my children have a problem with that, they can get over themselves. I spend some of my best years raising them and now they want to police my morality? They would have another thing (another thing is my euphemism for “beat down”) coming if they tried that.

Bernice Youngblood and her son, Franklin, are suing her nursing home (East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon, New York) because they hired strippers to entertain the residents (apparently on a regular basis). The law suit, according the to the New York Post, states:

“Plaintiff Bernice Youngblood was placed in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm, as she was confused and bewildered as to why a muscular, almost nude man, was approaching her and placing his body and limbs, over [her.]“

- New York Post

But here’s the problem. How did Franklin Youngblood, son of Bernice, find out the immoral and hedonistic things that were occurring at East Neck? Did Bernice call her son in hysterics after a stripper gave her a lap dance for a bunch of singles? Did she report it to him when he came to visit and ask him to save her from this vile sinful nursing home?

via New York Post

via New York Post

No, no she did not. He found out because he found a photo of the incident in her room on his visit.

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Actual Disney Princess

At least that better be her excuse, otherwise this complete disregard for human safety, out of deference to fuzzy woodland creatures, is really backwards.

For more than three decades the predominantly Aleut fishing community of King Cove has been fighting to build a one-lane, [11mile], gravel track connecting the Cove to the nearby hamlet of Cold Bay. What they have gotten is 30 years of flat-out federal refusals or stall tactics.

Cove residents say a road is necessary so they can reach an all-weather airport in Cold Bay that will transport them to Anchorage, about 625 miles away, for medical treatment. They say that in emergency situations, it’s a matter of life and death.

Late last year, though, the Department of Interior announced it was rejecting plans for a proposed land swap that would allow the road to be built. The Dec. 23 decision cited the negative environmental impact on grizzly bears, caribou and water fowl like the Pacific black brant.

During an August visit to Alaska,[Sally] Jewell [Interior Secretary] was told that building a road that connects King Cove and Cold Bay was vital. But in December, Jewell rejected the road saying it would jeopardize waterfowl in the refuge.

“She stood up in the gymnasium and told those kids, ‘I’ve listened to your stories, now I have to listen to the animals,” Democratic state Rep. Bob Herron told a local television station. “You could have heard a pin drop in that gymnasium.”

- Fox News

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Don’t Call Attention to Your Success, It’s Too Intimidating

(Another entry from DSP that’s now been removed, enjoy!)

The stupidest thing I've ever seen in a gym...and I used to work out at the Y.

The stupidest thing I’ve ever seen in a gym…and I used to work out at the Y.

Last week I listened to the radio on the way home from work and the show hosts were discussing the book that the movie Divergent is based on. The book came out in 2011 and 3 years later it has a movie coming out. As a writer of fiction I was mildly jealous and then I swept that feeling aside and said ‘dammit I’m going to finish my current novel, publish it, and get MY OWN movie deal!’

Divergent‘s success didn’t intimidate me, it inspired me to be just as successful, if not more.

Unfortunately not everyone shares that particular character trait apparently, since an entire chain of gym’s has sprung up to cater to those that can’t deal with the “intimidation” of people more fit or more motivated than them in their gym.

Which is, quite frankly, the most pathetic gym I can even imagine.

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Things Feminists* Hate: Taylor Swift

(Since I was recently booted from my position at Damn Straight Politics in an INCREDIBLY unethical takeover, I’m moving a few posts from that site to this one. Enjoy!)

Last year I opened a can of worms by writing an series of articles defending Disney Princesses from the vile hatred of feminists. Feminists naturally did not approve. Since I’m a glutton for punishment I’ve decided to continue doing similar articles through out 2014.

 

This month’s topic of discussion: Taylor Swift.

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Credit: US weekly/PacificCoastNews

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