There was a point in time where I was the one lowering the neighborhood property values because some days I just like my music loud.
We’ve since had neighbors who were such that I’m actually pretty mild by comparison.
Some months ago I was thinking to myself that I needed to start eating better if I was going to start really losing any weight.
Cue a rainbow manifesting over the local KFC, which is just across the street from the office where I work.
Take a look at how many people and organizations are conflating HAMAS with Palestine as a whole. This includes BLM Chicago, who sent out an image of a HAMAS trooper in the wake of the October 7th attacks as their way of expressing support.
There are literally people who believe that there’s no academic merit to studying most of the classic English and American authors, and that academia instead needs to focus on modern-day & “diverse” authors.
These people fail to understand how the authors of the past influenced what has come since.
The strip is saying that some of the very same pundits and organizations that are normally expressing very vocal outrage over crimes against women are suspiciously quiet now that Hamas – a group many of them support – is being accused of very heinous things.
There are, sadly, self-described “feminists” who feel that any woman that willingly partakes in activities consistent with typical gender roles is betraying all women worldwide.
These individuals, and others who claim to be feminist, have put the movement in such disrepute that many young women do not wish to be called “feminists” for fear that they’ll be associated with these rather troublesome individuals.
At one point, the vast majority of homeowner associations in California banned them as “eye sores”, something that Doonesbury and other strips called out during the electrical crisis the state was under in the 2000s.
Additionally, quite a few women who identify as “feminists” literally believe that any woman who willingly takes on domestic duties in keeping with traditional gender roles is a “traitor” to their gender.
Cats are obligate carnivores who hunt whatever source of meat is handy. They’ll even hunt and eat bugs if that’s all they have.
I work as an entertainment writer IRL, including entertainment reviews. I have to have 1 op/ed and 1 review a week, regardless of what I have going on in my personal life. As a result, I make it a point to be at least a month out on my op/ed columns (including one-off POV bits that I can swap out if something breaks) and have a month’s worth of “retro” reviews of older movies put in place at any given time so that if I don’t have anything fresh to drop (like, say, I get sick and so can’t get to the local movie theater) there’s still content in place.
And yes, I have seen it happen before, both in high school and in college, where people gamed the grading rubric of a class to the point that they largely blew off the homework assignments because the tests counted for such a large percentage of the overall grade. I’ve been public all the way.
The unfortunate truth of the matter is that a lot of schools are doing a poor job of preparing students for the real world and the demands that will be placed on them.
For example, if you work for a periodical like a newspaper or a magazine, a deadline is a deadline. You’re not getting an extension unless you have a darn good reason, and if you just don’t turn it in you might be leaving the office with your belongings in a box. It’s not like various public schools where you can turn your homework in late or game the system to still get that passing grade if you do well enough on the tests.