avocola
pintpotjudas:

itstimeforfeminism:

calendar—girl:

girlsgetbusyzine:

writeswrongs:

cumaeansibyl:

coffeeandconlangs:

Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.


Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid?  Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?
And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?

1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything
2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her
3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.”  It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.  

The nail. It is hit on the head.


Also ‘like’ is a very clever way to refer to something. ‘They said’ is much more forceful and implies accuracy whereas ‘they were like’ ‘it was like’ ‘i was like’ allows you some leeway in the interpretation.


Also, look at the note linked to the asterisk. It claims that students are failing classes for the use of like. Are professors giving lower scores to all students with stutters, accents, and dialect differences? Automatic F for ending a sentence with a preposition? Is university a place where learning is the most important or conforming to bullshit standards set up by white rich men gets you a diploma?I think we know…

pintpotjudas:

itstimeforfeminism:

calendar—girl:

girlsgetbusyzine:

writeswrongs:

cumaeansibyl:

coffeeandconlangs:

Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.

Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid?  Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?

And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?

1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything

2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her

3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.”  It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.  

The nail. It is hit on the head.

Also ‘like’ is a very clever way to refer to something. ‘They said’ is much more forceful and implies accuracy whereas ‘they were like’ ‘it was like’ ‘i was like’ allows you some leeway in the interpretation.

Also, look at the note linked to the asterisk. It claims that students are failing classes for the use of like. Are professors giving lower scores to all students with stutters, accents, and dialect differences? Automatic F for ending a sentence with a preposition? Is university a place where learning is the most important or conforming to bullshit standards set up by white rich men gets you a diploma?

I think we know…