Dad’s gotten 1000% better talking about periods since we started using Shark Week euphemisms:
"Ah, it’s Shark Week?" = "Ah, you started your period?"
"Harpoons on deck?" = "Do you have enough pads/tampons/etc?"
"Chum stocks are holding?" = "Do you need chocolate/midol?"
"Supplies are low cap’n" = "Yes, please."
"What kind (of shark) is it?" = "How do you feel?"
- "It’s a Nurse Shark" = "I’m fine/not bad"
- "GREAT WHITE OFF THE STARBOARD BOW" = "FUCKING OW"
Imagine being the kid that got benched so your coach could put Airbud the fucking dog in the game
I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy
because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless
and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that."
It’s not something I’ve had to deal with my whole life but I have experienced it. I used to room with this black chick and I thought she was gonna be cool I let her rip my bong and tried to be chill with her but still every night you could here her screaming profane things about the white culture at me or about me. She’d wait until all her friends were there to try and fight me. I didn’t want to fight so what did she do, continue to belittle me and destroy my things. (Thank God I’m a martial artist or I would have been terrified) we ended up fighting (and I won) over my race basically. And why? Because she thought all white people are racist. I can completely confirm that I base any opinion of any person on what they do and say not how they look.
I also started working at a hibachi place. The first few months were driving me CRAZYY I’ve never worked with such racist people in my life. I would get in trouble for laughing, breathing, talking to customers, basically anything I’m supposed to do.. Because I’m white. I get shit talked in Japanese right in front of my face because they don’t think I know any Japanese. The Asian workers there? Get everything handed to them on a silver plater. I still work there. I basically had to tell them off a few times before they stopped treating me so harshly. It’s better but it still pisses me off how they judge everyone by how they look.
It may not be a life long problem like some people but..
The point of the story is any one who has race can experience racism.
This past weekend marked the one year anniversary of Islan Nettles’ savage death in Harlem. Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman of color, was beaten while walking near her home with friends on…
The cop who shot a dog in front of its 6 year old owner was fired after outrage from the community and a “Justice for Apollo” campaign.
The cop who shot an unarmed black teen is on paid leave and remains protected by his department. So far, days of outrage and protest have still not brought any justice to Mike Brown.
In America, in 2014, the life of a black man is valued less than that of a dog.
I’m not sure if I’ll get in trouble for asking every cop I see what justice means to them