When cases don’t go to court, it’s important to stress that there are many elements involved in determining how and whether a case is tried, and that these factors don’t necessarily have anything to do with the validity of the initial complaint and accusation. Without this emphasis, observers may come away with a false notion about the significance of the news of a case not going to trial. The thing of note here is not the decision not to press charges, but the circumstances behind it, and the cold calculations that had to go into that decision.
1) Crazy/insane/batshit/mental etc.
I know most of you know this one. What I wanted to address here is not the use of these terms as a negative, but the use of them in “neutral” or “positive” ways (e.g. “Insanely beautiful”). If it’s not a term that has applied to you, then you have no business…
Anonymous asked: feel free to ignore, but i just want to say that as a trans woman who still has facial hair, using "neckbeard" as an insult to mean a gross mysogynistic man is kinda painful to see. idk if you care or not, its okay if you don't, i guess, but i thought i'd tell you it has slightly transphobic implications, incase it was something that bothered other trans women.
Sorry. I’d never heard of that but I googled and you are not alone in feeling that way. I’ll be more careful to not reblog things like that in the future.
- Mod D.
I do too unfortunately and have never addressed the fact that I was completely wrong.
I apologize to person(s) from the Stop John Green blog.
I was so very wrong.
I was wrong for being dismissive of your argument.
I was wrong for demanding you educate me instead of educating myself.
I was wrong for my response, which I believe I deleted, but was no doubt rude and very (apologist?) ignorant to the situation at hand.
Well ok Kesha, maybe it’s because you’re an auto tuned peice of shit who shouldn’t be famous, you have no Buisness being in the music industry, it’s not even your music you fuck, someone else wrote it for you to record and them to auto tune yourself. And it’s not at all good . It’s not positive either. So complain some more.
I don’t know if you know this, tumblr user koolkidseatgreens, but Ke$ha is a certified genius. She has an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500. When she was younger she would go to the library and do research for fun. Ke$ha is a both feminist and an advocate for equal marriage/rights for people of any sexuality, being a queer woman herself.
Ke$ha is a smart, professional woman, and just because she sings songs about wanting to let loose and have fun every once in a while doesn’t make her a piece of shit.
Ke$ha’s songs are meant to point out the sexism in our media. She treats men the same way many men in the music industry treat women, and she is hated on for it. Relentlessly. She sings on multiple occasions about taking charge in a sexual relationship, of how she only uses men for their body parts. She sexualizes men to make them uncomfortable. She sexualizes men for a reaction, so that people can both see why women are so uncomfortable with their sexualization and also to point out the inequality between the sexes both in the media and in the world at large.
She is judged so harshly for singing about things that make many men famous.
If you listen to Ke$ha’s deconstructed album you will see that she actually has some talent, which may be hard to hear because she does in fact use a fair amount of autotune. This is because of her genre and because of the kind of music she chooses to create as an artist. Ke$ha may not write her songs, but this doesn’t meant she isn’t a good artist or a good person. This doesn’t mean she deserves your harsh words. Some singers are good at writing, but that’s hardly a requirement. Last time I checked whether or not you can sing has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a poet.
You should not be calling anyone a piece of shit, my friend, especially someone you’ve never sat down and had a conversation (or even taken the time to wonder about her feelings!), but if anyone deserves that kind of language it’s not Ke$ha.
You may think that by shaming women for expressing their sexuality and having fun every once in a while, that you are somehow abolishing sexism. That in weeding out the less ‘deserving’ women you are gaining our sex more respect. This is not the case, and the fact that you and many others feel such a strong need to shame this woman who has done nothing wrong, especially not to you, shows that we still have a very far away to go.
Um I’m just going to add, Ke$ha actually does write her own songs. For example, here’s her first album’s tracklist:
She has also ritten for other artists, probably most famously “‘Till The World Ends” by Britney Spears, which is part of why she’s on the remix of it. She wrote for years and was even the female voice on Flo Rida’s “Right Round” but refused to be credited because she didn’t want her first single to not be her own work. She spent years, starting at the age of 15, writing music before she came out with her album because she wanted to make sure it was all her own and all what she wanted to do.
You can even get all her unreleased music which, combined with her actual albums, is 10.3 hours according to my iTunes playlist. Some artists have been around for twice as long as her and haven’t written that many songs.
Not only have critics proclaimed she could be a country star if she ever leaves the pop music business (which is showcased on her unreleased track “Goodbye”), but she’s actually the daughter of a very talented country songwriter. Her music is actually fairly well praised by the music critics community and if you listened to any of her songs that her record won’t let her release as singles—“Last Goodbye”, “The Harold Song”, “Only Wanna Dance With You”, any of her ballads—she can write multiple styles of songs. She’s just stuck in a box of what she can release and then shallow minded people call her dumb for having fun.
That’s a big fuck you for hating Ke$ha.
But she is racist. So I mean…yay for white feminist. I guess?