Kaizou Chounin Shubibinman 3: Ikai no Princess
(Masaya - PC Engine - 1992)
The biggest problem I have with “yesallwomen” trend is how it not just emphasizes first-world problems, but how it also generalizes ALL women, as if we ALL agree with “yesallwomen.”
Not all women live in fear, and not all women have been raped or abused, but most importantly, not all women are privileged enough to whine on the Internet about things like gendered McDonalds toys and men spreading their legs on the subway.
Your “yesallwomen” is an exercise in privilege above all else, a chance for your first-world “feminists” to whine and snivel about the most meaningless things. And I thought for once, maybe we’d focus on actual issues.
When it comes down to it, you do not speak for me. You speak for your hyper-sensitive, paranoid, delusional, fear-soaked cult of “feminists,” and I have to be the one to say it: That is #NOTALLWOMEN.
Although a lot of the #YesAllWomen posts have very valid points, a huge amount of them boil down to what the OP said. My biggest problem with that hashtag is that it assumes that ALL women (read: 3-4 BILLION people) share the same experiences and problems when we don’t.
"If this isn’t the tightest shit you’ve ever seen then get out of my face"
I sit back from the laptop screen. I stare. The words stare back.
I look again, to be sure. This is not the tightest shit I’ve ever seen. Not by a mile. But the orders are there. I obey. The first steps are easy — I unfollow you on tumblr, unfriend you on Facebook. Twitter, email, phone records, all gone. It’s harder to pull your photographs out of their frames, the little notes from you I never got around to throwing away, the Christmas and birthday gifts and mementos of happy days.
Into the fireplace they go, followed by a match. Tears streak down my face as I watch our friendship kindle, flare up, turn to ash.
“You,” I finally choke out to the dying fire, “you were the tightest shit I’ve ever seen.”
Our country’s wealthy white once-idealistic baby boomer generation has cheated those of you entering the working world. A small percentage of us have taken almost all the new wealth since the recession. Our Silicon Valley CEOs have placated you with overpriced technological toys that are the result of decades of American productivity, but which have mainly profited the elite members of their industries.
Although none of us in the older generations can speak for you, we can help you research the facts. And the facts are painfully clear.
1. You Have Very Little Savings to Pay Your Massive Debts
A recent report claims that median net worth for the millennial generation (18 to 35 years old) has risen from $9,000 to $32,000 since 2007, and that their median income is $47,000.
Most other sources disagree. A report from the Russell Sage Foundation concludes that all American households have lost wealth since 2007. Other evidence shows that about 90% of us lost wealth in the past five years, while the richest - and generally older - 5% made millions. Median income, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is only about $35,000 for 25- to 34-year-olds, and just $25,000 for 20- to 24-year-olds.
Debt is apparently the difference, and the unrelenting burden, for college-educated young people. Based on Pew research, college-educated student debtors have twice as much debt as income. And they have only one-seventh the net worth of college-educated adults who have no student debt obligations.
2. You’re Being Cheated out of the Opportunity to Begin Your Own Households
As you were entering the working world after the recession, almost 60 percent of the new jobs were low-income ($7.69 to $13.83 per hour). The number of college grads working for minimum wage doubled in just five years.
As a result, many of you are forced to live with your parents. In just one generation, the percentage of stay-at-home young adults has risen from 11 percent to almost 24 percent. And more disturbingly, student homelessness increased by 10 percent in just one year.
3. Corporations are Hoarding Money that Could Pay for Your Jobs
Corporations more than doubled their profits and halved their taxes from 2000 to 2012.
What have they been doing with all that money? Hoarding it, mostly. David Cay Johnston estimated that in 2013 American businesses held almost $7.9 trillion of liquid assets worldwide. And here’s a bigger insult: According to the Wall Street Journal, for some of our largest corporations over 75 percent of the cash owned by foreign subsidiaries is kept “at U.S. banks, held in U.S. dollars or parked in U.S. government and corporate securities.”
So they’re using taxpayer money to protect the assets that they’re avoiding taxes on.
Corporations are also spending trillions of dollars on stock buybacks, which use potential research and development money to pump up the prices of executive stock options. Apple, one of the buyback leaders, and the nation’s biggest tax avoider, defended its outsourcing, saying ”We shouldn’t be criticized for using Chinese workers. The U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need.”
Meanwhile, corporations continue to cut jobs, with the computer industry among the worst offenders at the start of 2014.Microsoft just announced the deepest cuts in the firm’s 39-year history. AT&T has reduced its workforce by 22 percent in the last seven years. Verizon is shutting down customer service centers. Apple has a more efficient way of undermining workers, earning$400,000 profit per employee while paying most of their store workers $12 to $14 per hour.
4. The Business Media Mocks You
With supreme condescension, the media looks down at a struggling class of young Americans and proclaims:
—-The good news is that information technology provides the iPod/Facebook generation with the means to find work and create careers.. —Michael Barone, the Washington Examiner
—-A lot of people…can still earn a good living now by building their own branded reputations.. —Thomas Friedman, the New York Times
—-The ability to so take photographs makes [people] richer. —Forbes
To the out-of-touch super-rich capitalists, those of you in the newest working generation thrive on social networking, good reputations, and picture-taking. A nice lifestyle, as long as you don’t have to support yourselves or your families.
Please feel free to slap me whenever you want to because I am a horrible person and my mind is already tainted with the waters of puns and gay shit. (I DID THIS SINCE IT IS SUMMER IN A LOT OF COUNTRIES RIGHT NOW AND IT’S RAINING LIKE FUCK OVER HERE IN MY COUNTRY.)
I FUCKING SHIP THEM TOO SO… YEAH… FUCK THIS.
Some friends and I were watching Brave and everyone was saying they would love to marry Merida. But Merida is basically my spirit animal, so I chimed in and said I’m really looking for more of a Rapunzel.
My friends paused for a moment and then one of them goes, “I can actually see that pairing. Rapunzel and Merida, it makes sense.”
And thus my new AU OTP was born.
We could call this Bravely Tangled. :P
Homeward Bound (1993)