Dudes’ insistence that a Black Widow movie wouldn’t be successful if it isn’t exactly what THEY would want to watch is really a hilarious meta-statement on men who think women should only exist in this culture for their own consumption.
Ahahahahaha just kidding, it’s actually them being misogynistic dickheads, but I guess people can accidentally multitask.
[There is a] general principle of internet language these days that the more overwhelmed with emotions you are, the less sensical your sentence structure gets, which I’ve described elsewhere as “stylized verbal incoherence mirroring emotional incoherence” and which leads us to expressions like “feels,” “I can’t even/I’ve lost the ability to can,” and “because reasons.”
Contrast this with first-generation internet language, demonstrated by LOLcat or 1337speak, and in general characterized by abbreviations containing numbers and single letters, often in caps (C U L8R), smilies containing noses, and words containing deliberate misspellings.
We’ve now moved on: broadly speaking, second-generation internet language plays with grammar instead of spelling. If you’re a doomsayer, the innovative syntax is one more thing to throw up your hands about, but compared to a decade or two ago, the spelling has gotten shockingly conventional.
In this sense, doge really is the next generation of LOLcat, in terms of a pet-based snapshot of a certain era in internet language. We’ve kept the idea that animals speak like an exaggerated version of an internet-savvy human, but as our definitions of what it means to be a human on the internet have changed, so too have the voices that we give our animals. Wow.
Once again, Republican asshats are trying to strip away women’s rights, especially the right to choose. Fuck these fucking fucks. Sign on to this petition to make your voice heard — they need more signatures.
A male University of Toronto student filed a claim with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal accusing his Women and Gender Studies professor of discriminating against him when she failed him for never having attended the course.
Wongene Daniel Kim claims that Professor Sarah Trimble’s course was the only one that would fit in his schedule, but when he arrived on the first day, he discovered he was the only male in the class.
“I felt anxiety,” Kim toldThe Toronto Star. “I didn’t expect it would be all women and it was a small classroom and about 40 women were sort of sitting in a semicircle and the thought of spending two hours every week sitting there for the next four months was overwhelming.”
So he left the classroom, and never returned, citing the fact that he is “a generally shy person, especially around women.” He remained enrolled in the course, however, and asked Professor Trimble to waive the 15 percent of his grade that was based on participation and attendance.
As was her right, she refused.
When he asked her to change his grade at the end of the semester, she again refused.
Kim then filed a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal claiming she had discriminated against him because he was male.
Kim claims he was unaware of how poorly he was performing in the class because Professor Trimble handed back assignments during class. “We live in a digital era, why couldn’t she have posted the marks online?” Kim said.
“I believe if you want to attract more males to these courses, you have to work with them. My request for accommodation was reasonable.”
The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal believed differently, however: “The applicant has not satisfied me that his claimed discomfort in a classroom of women requires accommodation under the [Ontario Human Rights] Code. He admitted that his discomfort is based on his own ‘individual preference’ as a shy person.”
Kim also provided no evidence of being “excluded, disadvantaged or treated unequally on the basis of his gender,” in part because his discomfort was based on “mere speculation as he never gave the class, or the women, a chance.”
You’re at U of T, dude. You could have signed up for a different course.