Tisha Campell, Tachina Arnold and I forgets the last girls name.
Michelle weeks is her name ^ω^
She was the lead singer but chubby Black girls just get forgot.
Like I’m finna get my ass beat just being around this fuckness…
You would get banned on Facebook for posting this photo. #FascistBook
What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
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It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!
Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.
So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
- Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
- Buy a house
- Buy a new car
- PLAN to have children
- Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.
fuck all these articles written by assholes who actually know nothing about our generation
I’m either Gen X or Millennial, depending which dates you use, and so I’m old enough to have been living on my own as a lot of this started spinning out of control. It was like watching a trainwreck. The current state of all of this is ridiculous. I was going to go on a long rant about Boomers refusing to age gracefully, the impact of 9/11, the double-edged sword that is globalization, and our current loan culture and confusion of “needs vs. wants” that has been bred into us by clever marketing, but I’m too angry, and it was getting too long.
So I’ll just say this: the system is seriously out of whack, and we’re in this strange place where we’re both trapped in bubbles and depressions at the same.
I keep waiting for market corrections that just don’t seem to be happening.
And also, I’ll just throw up Crack Shack or Vancouver Mansion for reference. And if you visit it, bear in mind that this is in a city where the AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME is $46K. FORTY-SIX THOUSAND A YEAR. Oh, yeah, the system isn’t broken at all…damn those cheap fucking Millennials & Gen-X-ers!
D.A. Clarke, “A Woman With a Sword” (via wretchedoftheearth)
I had a nice neighbor give me advice because my school was a no tolerance school (horseshit the guy didn’t receive any punishment). She encouraged me to be loud when telling a man to leave me alone in order to attract attention from those around me. I still resorted to hitting, but not everyone gets that encouragement as quoted above.
Yo if man ever did this I’d castrate him.
Luckily I have nexplanon.
What…? Dudes do this? Wow.
This is another one of those things I’d literally never heard of any guy doing until I saw it on Tumblr. But there’s an ad for it, so someone must be out there being a fuckaround.
I’ve heard of men doing this when I volunteered at a shelter for abuse victims. It’s another form of control. They’ll destroy her birth control and impregnate her so she’s stuck with him because of the baby.
Yeah, it happens and if a man ever tried this shit with me I would splatter him all over the fucking basement with a chainsaw.
Sometimes your partner will flush your pills, force you to not take them, pop the condom, and if you are pregnant force you not to have an abortion It happens..A lot.
Honestly I think I’m too strong for that shit. But then again I don’t attract men like that in the first place, I’m extraordinarily hard to control.
And I if I even found out that the person I’m with decided to do that I’m fuck him up.
Yeah but these things can go both ways. I know females who will go through lengths to keep a guy. I’ve heard of stories of girls breaking condoms, stop taking their own birth control, and persuading the other partner to do it raw. I believe both parties can manipulate and use force with this kind of act.
I’ve heard of both but I don’t think it’s fair to say that it goes both ways. From what I know, men who tend to do this, do more than tamper with birth control. There is violence and fear. They aren’t just secretly messing with contraception. It’s blatant.
I remember reading an account of a woman going through great lengths to get birth control because she knew that her partner would not allow her to take it. The key word here is allow because he did is best to take away her autonomy. So she worked with her doctor to be able to get her depo shots.
There are some folks who keep track of menstrual cycles in order to monitor ovulation and ensure pregnancy.
Both scenarios are wrong but I don’t think that they are exactly comparable.
I won’t say men don’t go to much aggressive, violent, and malicious extents to prevent their partners to be on birth control. I’m saying both parties does it. It’s directed that only men will do this, when there are women who will do the same action to control their partner. Being said the act is the same but both parties use different techniques.
I just don’t think it’s fair to point most of the blame towards men when there are women who will pretty much do the same thing. Anybody can be hurt in a domestic relationship.
But it is fair though. I don’t get what you’re talking about. Anyone can be hurt yes. But men are usually the abusers and this is what we’re talking about.
~But what about the men tho~
is anybody else really pissed off at the person who said they’re “too strong” to be in danger of this
thank you for implying that all victims of abuse are weak
Eartha Kitt c. 1955
West Side Story Cast Appreciation || Rita Moreno as Anita
it’s about time someone in the public eye said this