So, if I understood that article correctly, if I am not disgusted by the idea that a rapists thinks of me as one of them, I am actually supporting them? I don't quite see the logic in that. According to the article, rapists thinks of me as one of them regardless of what I do. I don't even have to laugh at rape jokes for them to assume I am a rapist as well. So that would mean I should feel disgusted all the time, or I am a rape supporter. Or is there some crucial point I am blinding myself to?

technomod:

conriocht:

technomod:

Haha, you speak with the tone of one who was just accused.

You need not feel disgusted with yourself! In fact, you shouldn’t. Assuming you don’t make those kinds of jokes, of course.

The reason why, yes, you’re supporting rape when you’re making rape jokes is… How do I explain this.

When you stay silent, when people do bad things? That tells them “yes, it’s okay to do this.” It isn’t “silent condemnation.”

Think about it this way: you’re a kid on the playground. You’re in a circle around a bully, beating on another kid.

Are you beating the kid? No.

Are you egging the bully on? No.

Is that bully going to stop, because you’re saying nothing?

No. That bully is going to keep going, until someone tells them to stop—because more than likely, no one ever told them what they were doing is wrong. Or maybe someone did, and they don’t care. Who knows.

But you know it’s going on. And yet, you do nothing. You had the ability to help, but you didn’t. Your not-helping was a choice you made: for which you are morally responsible.

Is it understandable why you didn’t? Of course. Social pressure is a powerful force. But you are still responsible.

So if you don’t make yourself vocal opponent of rape, you will be lumped with those who support it. Much like the bully, as they beat on the kid and you watch, will assume you’re on their side.

From the point of the kid being bullied? You’re definitely NOT on THEIR side, if you’re saying nothing.

Remember that words or the lack there of are powerful things.

Perhaps it sounded like I was thinking I was being accused, but actually I was just baffled by the train of logic presented.

And while it is a good enough analogy you’re making, it isn’t really related to the point the article was making. So I still stand confused at the logic it uses.
They are not saying you support them, but they think so.
You are not correcting them on them thinking you support them.
Ergo, you support them.

I find that to be a flawed line of thought.

The point the article is “Do not validate rapists’ thoughts by consenting via silence. To validate a rapist is to support them. And to be silent during rape jokes, or to make rape jokes, is validation for a rapist’s thoughts.”

To simplify even further:

Silence = validation. Validation = support.

Except, silence is not validation. You do not agree to something by not disagreeing. You also don’t disagree, no, but you certainly don’t agree. 

So, if I understood that article correctly, if I am not disgusted by the idea that a rapists thinks of me as one of them, I am actually supporting them? I don't quite see the logic in that. According to the article, rapists thinks of me as one of them regardless of what I do. I don't even have to laugh at rape jokes for them to assume I am a rapist as well. So that would mean I should feel disgusted all the time, or I am a rape supporter. Or is there some crucial point I am blinding myself to?

technomod:

Haha, you speak with the tone of one who was just accused.

You need not feel disgusted with yourself! In fact, you shouldn’t. Assuming you don’t make those kinds of jokes, of course.

The reason why, yes, you’re supporting rape when you’re making rape jokes is… How do I explain this.

When you stay silent, when people do bad things? That tells them “yes, it’s okay to do this.” It isn’t “silent condemnation.”

Think about it this way: you’re a kid on the playground. You’re in a circle around a bully, beating on another kid.

Are you beating the kid? No.

Are you egging the bully on? No.

Is that bully going to stop, because you’re saying nothing?

No. That bully is going to keep going, until someone tells them to stop—because more than likely, no one ever told them what they were doing is wrong. Or maybe someone did, and they don’t care. Who knows.

But you know it’s going on. And yet, you do nothing. You had the ability to help, but you didn’t. Your not-helping was a choice you made: for which you are morally responsible.

Is it understandable why you didn’t? Of course. Social pressure is a powerful force. But you are still responsible.

So if you don’t make yourself vocal opponent of rape, you will be lumped with those who support it. Much like the bully, as they beat on the kid and you watch, will assume you’re on their side.

From the point of the kid being bullied? You’re definitely NOT on THEIR side, if you’re saying nothing.

Remember that words or the lack there of are powerful things.

Perhaps it sounded like I was thinking I was being accused, but actually I was just baffled by the train of logic presented.

And while it is a good enough analogy you’re making, it isn’t really related to the point the article was making. So I still stand confused at the logic it uses.
They are not saying you support them, but they think so.
You are not correcting them on them thinking you support them.
Ergo, you support them.

I find that to be a flawed line of thought.

the-hatter-and-the-hare:

Here it comes! The BIG MLP KEYCHAIN GIVEAWAY!

That’s what you’ll get:

  • 1st Winner: Three keychains of your choice! Free choice since you will be the first one!
  • 2nd Winner: Two keychainsof your choice! From the remaining ones!
  • 3rd: Winner: One keychain of your choice! From the remaining ones!

How to enter:

  • one entry for liking this post
  • one entry for reblogging this post
  • your ask box has to be OPEN

The Giveaway will last till  the 14th February (St Valentines Day)
I will inform the winners within 24 hours after the giveaway ends. You have 48 hours to respond and claim your prize.

All keychains are handmade - All pictures belong to me.
(The extra RD and Flutts are smaller than the other ones but are still in the same quality. )

All of those can be bought afterwards in my online shop! So don’t be sad if you are not under the winners!

So.. GOOD LUCK!

asktechnowizard:

Mod: Well my friends! The Hallowed Time draws near, only a month left now, until the Hunter’s moon, and All Hallow’s Eve!

Pretentious antiquated speaking aside, we’ve come upon a milestone for Tech’s blog! He has recently passed 500 followers, with 600 swiftly approaching. And we’ve not even…

duraspaz:

Greetings everyone.


In a crazy Mood I decided that it would be good to get two Payday 2 Four-packs for some people I wanted to enjoy this game with.

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Unfortunately I only needed five of the eight copies, so I got three copies to spare.

And this is where this is going to be for, why not…

I know a few folks that don’t tubmlr and still want it, so… giving it a shot.

vaeyla:

Pony Plush Giveaway
My dears, I’m giving you the opportunity to get a pony plush for free, the image above is an example of the quality you can expect. This giveaway will end on the 31st of August
Winner of the giveaway may choose any pony they wish to be made into a plush, even an OC.
You must be following.
Likes & reblogs count, each give you an entry, you can reblog up to three times, no more.
Plush can only be a pony, it can however be absolutely any pony you wish, even an OC.
Winner will be decided by the use of a random number generator
Shipping shall be paid by me.
You’ll have to be fine with giving me your address if you win, otherwise I’ll not be able to have the plush sent to you.
Winner would preferably have either a reference or a full body picture, if they want an OC.

vaeyla:

Pony Plush Giveaway

My dears, I’m giving you the opportunity to get a pony plush for free, the image above is an example of the quality you can expect. This giveaway will end on the 31st of August

Winner of the giveaway may choose any pony they wish to be made into a plush, even an OC.

  • You must be following.
  • Likes & reblogs count, each give you an entry, you can reblog up to three times, no more.
  • Plush can only be a pony, it can however be absolutely any pony you wish, even an OC.
  • Winner will be decided by the use of a random number generator
  • Shipping shall be paid by me.
  • You’ll have to be fine with giving me your address if you win, otherwise I’ll not be able to have the plush sent to you.
  • Winner would preferably have either a reference or a full body picture, if they want an OC.

woonastuck:

Do you like stickers? Because here are some stickers! I had wanted to do some kind of giveaway to celebrate Moonstuck’s ending, but I didn’t have anything then, so consider this a delayed reaction. Or something!Anyway, I have two (2) full sets, six (6) stickers per set, to give to two of you on tumblr (sorry everyone on other sites but this one is tumblr-only)! Here are some details:
These are paper stickers, they are not waterproof. Sorry!
To enter, like and/or reblog this post (both count, so you can have up to two entries). You don’t need to be following Moonstuck to enter, but please be fair and don’t use multiple accounts.
Winners will be drawn sometime on Monday (June 10th) via random-number generator.
This is NOT restricted to only US citizens, don’t worry!
Please have your ask box turned on so I contact you to let you know you’ve won! If you don’t respond within 24 hours, or your ask box is not turned on, I will reroll for another winner.
Questions/etc. can be directed to my regular tumblr.
That’s it! Yay!

woonastuck:

Do you like stickers? Because here are some stickers! I had wanted to do some kind of giveaway to celebrate Moonstuck’s ending, but I didn’t have anything then, so consider this a delayed reaction. Or something!

Anyway, I have two (2) full sets, six (6) stickers per set, to give to two of you on tumblr (sorry everyone on other sites but this one is tumblr-only)! Here are some details:

  • These are paper stickers, they are not waterproof. Sorry!
  • To enter, like and/or reblog this post (both count, so you can have up to two entries). You don’t need to be following Moonstuck to enter, but please be fair and don’t use multiple accounts.
  • Winners will be drawn sometime on Monday (June 10th) via random-number generator.
  • This is NOT restricted to only US citizens, don’t worry!
  • Please have your ask box turned on so I contact you to let you know you’ve won! If you don’t respond within 24 hours, or your ask box is not turned on, I will reroll for another winner.
  • Questions/etc. can be directed to my regular tumblr.

That’s it! Yay!

I wanna see something. Reblog and add your favorite instrument to hear

zedrin-stormshock:

Cello :D (any strings really)

Toss up between a good guitar and good piano

hylianmajora:

TIME FOR ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!

Tightly following my decision to make someone happy with their own copy of Hyrule Historia, I’m now giving up a shiny, barely used The Legend of Zelda Limited Edition 3DS. This luscious handheld is unfortunately region locked, and having been purchased in Europe, you can guess which games will work. But anyone from any country is free to enter, so it’s up to you what you do with the thing.

(As of posting this, my other giveaway is still going on, so I’ll be multi-hosting until it ends.)

This can count as another thank you, a bigger one this time, to my followers and everyone who put up with me, for being really sweet and mushy and making me all teary-eyed with their kind words. But this isn’t just for my followers, but for the entire fandom as well. I might just be watching on the sidelines, but you guys are gr8888999999 and you deserve a treat. Sadly only one can win, but if you stick around, stay tuned for more giveaways!

in which majora is a gay baby

YEEHAW LET’S GET TO THE BORING PARTS SHALL WE YES

  • Reblog only once. Actually, you kinda don’t have a choice since only one reblog will be seen. Feel free to tell your friends to help you out if you want, but do try not to spam people, that ain’t nice.
  • Likes count.
  • You do not have to be following me, however if you are a Zelda fan, which I presume you are, feel free to check out my blog seeing as that’s mostly what I post and all.
  • I will ship worldwide.
  • The giveaway will end on May 1st, GMT (UK time). The winner will be announced on the 3rd, using a random number generator.
  • If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, I’ll pick another.
  • Please have your ask box open and remember that you will have to give me your address if you win.

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theharley:

Hello pony lovers of all ages ^-^

I’ve been thinking about hosting a giveaway, but then I think about what pony plushie I would like to make for it and I hit a road block. Do I go with one of the mane six? How about one of the princesses? Or maybe a side pony? Perhaps a background pony? 

As you can see, it’s a challenging decision. So, I’m leaving it up to you guys!

Here’s your chance to get your own mini pony, laying approximately 6-8in long, made of super soft cuddly minky, in the same style as the Minuette/Colgate plush I made in January. Now here’s the thing, it’s not based on popular vote, it is completely your choiceAs long as the pony has appeared on the show MLP:FiM in seasons 1, 2, or 3, you can choose it!

 

Now I’m sure you’re wondering how to win this adorable mini pony, it’s pretty simple:

  • Reblog and TAG the name of the pony you’d like if you win 
  • Like this post for an additional entry
  • The giveaway ends March 16th at 12AM EST
  • A winner will be randomly drawn from all of the entries using  Random.org and announced by 10PM EST on March 16th
  • No give-away specific blogs please!
  • You do not have to follow me in order to win!
  • I will contact the winner via their ask box, so make sure you keep yours open!
  • This giveaway is worldwide, you do not have to pay anything if you win, shipping is completely covered no matter where you live!
  • This is a tumblr exclusive giveaway.

Thank you for looking and good luck, everypony~!