Just to be clear, I do often use “dude” as a “gender-neutral” term, especially when I’m excited, but if that ever makes you uncomfortable or you feel I’m not respecting your gender, you can tell me to stop because me getting to use a certain word is not even close to being as important as you being comfortable around me, okay?
This is a good attitude to have about the word “dude”
sometimes I forget that Americans have to pay for university upfront like what the fuck is that are u guys ok
No we’re not okay.
We’re not okay at all.
We are drowning in student debt because to get a job that pays enough to keep us above the poverty line (because minimum wage is a joke and hasn’t been raised since I was sixteen in 2006) we “need” a college degree or a great amount of innate talent or skill,
…and to get through (read: pay for) college there are three or four general ways it goes:
(1) be poor as shit and get a lot of grants scholarships and things like 21st century scholar which basically pays for most of your college -room and board.
(2) have ridiculously rich parents who will pay your entire way, tuition, room and board, cell phone, car, car insurance, food, socializing and “fun” money.
(3) be a middle class kid and get reamed right up the ass. our parents make “too much money” for us to qualify for any grants, so what we get, if we get anything at all, is high-interest rate federal stafford loans, maybe a perkins loan if your grades are good enough, and the rest has to come out of private loans that your parents will probably have to co-sign, and you graduate with 50k-100k in debt.
(4) work two part time jobs that are bordering on full time either each or altogether, go to school full or part time and drown in your bills and scrape together enough to have mac and cheese every night for dinner in a shitty apartment. bosses outside of campus employment are generally not very sympathetic to your class schedule. and pray to god you have time to do well on your homework and get to classes and maybe sleep once in a while. hope you don’t have a kid or anything to look after.
So no, we’re not o-fucking-kay. (cue MCR’s “I’m Not Okay”) But I do appreciate the concern.
In America, education is a privilege, not a right, and that is the reason we’re lagging so far behind in education. Unless we reverse this mindset we’re just digging ourselves deeper.
no one gives fanfic writers enough credit like can we just slow clap it out for all the writers who can manage to finish a fic or just even start one and have the confidence to put it out there for everyone to see because that shit is pretty hard to do and so is typing it all up and just thinking of the plot and all the little details idk writers are great
my gynecologist told me today that she doesn’t reccomend Always brand menstrual products, especially to people with sensitive skin, because they’ve been known to irritate the vulva. She said even if you don’t notice an irritation, it can still affect yr vaginal health/make you more prone to yeast infections etc.
please spread this so we can avoid hecking up our vulvas!