i think instead of the woman taking her husband’s name when they get married or doing the hyphenated thing
couples should just smash their last names together
so like if a Smith married a Grabowski you could be Smabowski or Grabith or Grasmithski
and then as the generations go on the names just get more and more ridiculous
why aren’t we doing this
You know what irritates me almost as much as anti-vaccers?
AH BUP BUP, SHH. GO AWAY IF YOU HAVE A WELL ACTUALLY , Because well actually yourself. Here’s why.
We have been genetically modifying our food since the day we emerged from our huts and realized replanting the seeds from plants we gathered meant a more permanent source of food. Things like apples, broccoli, strawberries, corn and cabbage did not exist prior to the dawn of agriculture because the plants those products came from were not at ALL how we think of them now. Ancient farmers realized if they took plant A and bred it with plant B, they could make plant C which was more tasty and edible.
We did the same thing with wolves to make dogs. It’s not an evil process.
And gradually over time we realized we could apply science and genetics to make more food that tasted better and lasted longer and fed more people. I don’t know if you realize this but there are over 7 billion people on this planet and an embarrassing amount of them don’t have any food. If cross breeding and genetic engineering means food that doesn’t spoil as quickly and gets into more mouths is possible, then hell yes. Make those genetically modified organisms.
BUT WHAT ABOUT MONSANTO AND THEIR EVIL PESTICIDE RESISTANT— yo. Here’s the thing.
I have worked with people whose job it is to breed new varieties of food.
And you know what they’re main goal is? It’s not to make fruits and vegetables able to withstand horrible chemicals so they can spray those chemicals willy nilly all over your food.
It’s so they can make the food itself resistant to insects and disease and competing plants. Which means less pesticides and herbicides.
Yes, there are some shady practices, because there isn’t a damn field on the planet that doesn’t have something shady going on in it, but you know what? Genetically modifying our food is what is going to keep this overpopulated planet from starving to death and we’ve been doing it for millenia. We’re just using advances and new knowledge to do it better and faster.
So shut the hell up and eat your veggies.
It’s also really stupid, like on the level of cutting off your nose to spite your face, to condemn technologies that can save lives and end malnutrition, childhood blindness, etc…all because you’re afraid that a totally separate technology could poison you.
Why not just come out and say “I’m afraid of Roundup because it’s toxic, so we should make it illegal.” I’m afraid of it too! I’m with you on that. But I’m totally pro-GMO.
Or you could say something like, “I’m afraid of what an over reliance on roundup as opposed to a wide variety of pesticide and GMO combo options, but I’m totally for being able to feed as large a portion of the human population as possible without driving up food prices to favour only the wealthy”
When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.
Be wary of those who apologize for how you feel instead of apologizing for what they did to you
I’m in love and I’m drunk and he’s far away and all I want is to know that everything is going to be ok.
He loves me and I need to just let that be enough
If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
My friend chose to stay at home with his girlfriend this weekend instead of coming here to hang out with me. That’s cool I guess.