Sociology

  • Q: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around--
  • Marx: Bulldozers. Bourgeoisie bulldozing forests to make a profit.
  • Durkheim: Maybe the tree felt some anomie and committed suicide.
  • Foucault: I may have seen it fall.
  • Weber: There's going to be paperwork about this.
  • Mead: Am I the tree and everyone else is the forest? How does the forest see me? How do I see the forest?
  • Cooley: ^^ Ditto.
  • Mills: You can't look at the tree without looking at its interaction with the forest. I wrote a whole book about it.
micdotcom:

LAPD confuses Black actress kissing white husband for a prostitute 

African-American actress Danièle Watts claims she was “handcuffed and detained” by police officers from the Studio City Police Department in Los Angeles on Thursday after allegedly being mistaken for a prostitute.
According to accounts by Watts and her husband Brian James Lucas, two police officers mistook the couple for a prostitute and client when they were seen showing affection in public. When the officers asked Watts to produce a photo ID when questioned, she refused. Watts was subsequently handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser while the officers attempted to figure out who she was. The two officers released Watts shortly afterwards.
Read her heartbreaking Facebook post | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

LAPD confuses Black actress kissing white husband for a prostitute 

African-American actress Danièle Watts claims she was “handcuffed and detained” by police officers from the Studio City Police Department in Los Angeles on Thursday after allegedly being mistaken for a prostitute.

According to accounts by Watts and her husband Brian James Lucas, two police officers mistook the couple for a prostitute and client when they were seen showing affection in public. When the officers asked Watts to produce a photo ID when questioned, she refused. Watts was subsequently handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser while the officers attempted to figure out who she was. The two officers released Watts shortly afterwards.

Read her heartbreaking Facebook post Follow micdotcom

(via fact-tory)

engagedbbw:

joodleeatsrainbows:

dorkinthefreakkingdom:

kittiecupcakes:

the-lizard-hunter-sociopath:

And my personal favorite:

Popcorn guy is my favorite.

okay seriously in the extended pictures, WHAT THE FUCK IS THE FAMILY COMPLAINING ABOUT WITH THE PIZZA ON THE TABLE? LIKE SERIOUSLY WHAT

I like the last one “Oh my god, I’m on fire? Better jump out a fucking window then.

I’ve said it 100 times, I FUCKING LOVE INFOMERCIAL PEOPLE SO MUCH!!

(via senenene)

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

minimalistfish:

hawkgirl-in-the-impala:

chronic-genderbender:

"Those poor boys"

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"She deserves to be punished too."

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"I’m not saying I support rape, but-"

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"Sorry to say - she deserved it."

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"She put herself in harm’s way"

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"But if she was fingered, then that’s not rape."

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"She ruined their lives."

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"Well she didn’t exactly say ‘no’.."

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"Yea, but did you see what she was wearing?"

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"Boys will be boys!"

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"She should know better than to drink at a party…"

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Cannot not reblog.

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