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soyonscruels:

did anyone else see the edward snowden interview in the guardian about two days ago where he said that most of the NSA agents doing checks through people’s data are men aged 18-22 and that when they access photographs of attractive women naked they all send them to each other for reasons that are 100% not professional

like, if you have naked selfies on your phone, even if you have never sent them to anyone or moved them anywhere, these fucking mouthbreathers could be downloading them and sending them to all their friends

the really shocking thing is is that someone would even be able to imagine that another person takes naked selfies and doesn’t do anything with them. What are people taking nude pics of themselves to look at later? “Oh hey, I forgot what I look like naked but I’m out in public! Good thing I have a nude selfie on my phone to look at!”

callmekitto:wolveswolves:

Eight-week-old Gray wolf pup has the hiccups

no i’m sorry but when a pup has hiccups they’re scientifically classified as hippups

I don’t make the rules

Someone needs to notify them that what they have on their hands is a long hamster.

transparasite:

transparasite:

phantomile7:

transparasite:

a-spoon-is-born:

pridefulvanity:

In today’s episode of uselessly gendered items - ear plugs for women. Because you can’t stick a piece of plastic in your ear unless it’s pink and the box has a flower on it. 

Fun Fact

I’m autistic and sensory defensive, and spend a lot of money on earplugs. The pink ones are smaller and do not work as well. If you can friggin believe that.

I KNOW, I was like…really…are these for breast cancer charity or something…no just pink. Then i got the tan ones. I’ve got sensory issues too and have to sleep in these things most nights. I think it was less bothersome that they were pink and obviously marketed at women, than the text on the box “Ultimate Comfort for Women,” because, to my observation, the only thing different about them was that they were pink. I guess if they are slightly smaller that is something - I can kind of make that out in the picture. But then just make a small sized earplug and leave the gender off it. Or make pink plugs and leave the gender off.

well said.

I just emailed Macks with this iteration of the post linked. And attached this email:

"Hello,

My roommate and I are perplexed as to why you sell pink earplugs marketed at women, that don’t appear to be different from the regular tan ones. We thought at first they might have something to do with breast cancer awareness/charity but I don’t believe that is the case. This struck us as odd, then I forgot about it until I was browsing though a website I use and noticed some others were also affected by the pink ear plugs…
I wrote the third comment.

http://phantomile7.tumblr.com/post/92352637323/transparasite-a-spoon-is-born

I point out that at the time of my sending you this, that post has 3,619  “notes,” which means that a lot of people found the basic post significant.  If you scroll and click “show more notes” you will see that some of the “notes” have comments in them from various users. A lot of people are recommending just making different sizes and not gendering them. For that matter, I couldn’t tell, looking at them in the store, that the size was different.
Its seems me and other that the pink earplugs marketed at women are kind of silly, bordering on offensive. I see nothing wrong with pink ear plugs, but the whole “for women” thing I see on various products, not only these particular ear plugs but on other products but other companies, seems unnecessary. Maybe there is something to the marketing that I don’t understand. But from a social perspective, I think marking things with a “for (this gender)” when there isn’t anything about a product besides color or appearance that differentiates it from other of the same type of product, is unnecessary and creates artificial differences between genders. If this were something like a medication, considering men and womens’ body chemistries are different, I could understand labeling something with a “for men” or “for women,” if that medication were related to that difference.

Thank you for reading,
-Seth”

Now every night when I put these things in my ears, probably I will remember I did this.

I’ve received a response to my email to Macks

Hello Seth,

 

Thank you for your interesting feedback on our Dreamgirl Soft Foam Earplugs.  Our goal is to supply what the consumers are demanding, regardless of our personal tastes.  These messages are sometimes conveyed to us via the buyers at the retailers.  When buyers (male and female) tell us they want pink products because they are in high demand and selling well, we try to fill that need.   What you are upset with is simply referred to as niche marketing.  Years ago, we offered one neutral gender, neutral sized, earplug.  We began to lose market share when our competitors started offering these different niche products that you are taking issue with.  If we hadn’t moved to cater to these niche markets like our competitors were doing, we’d have likely been out of business by now.  

 

The Dreamgirl earplugs are quite a bit smaller than the Ultra Soft Foam earplugs.  If you have an average size ear canal, then they may not fill your ear canal enough to block out sound for you.  The Ultra Soft Foam earplugs are sometimes too large and uncomfortable for some people with smaller than average ear canals.  We have had another foam earplug that has been out for years called Slim Fit Soft Foam earplugs that is for smaller ear canals  and not targeted for women.  It has not done nearly as well as the Dreamgirl earplugs.  We appreciate your ability to make yourself heard by not purchasing one of our products.   I hope, however, that I’ve demonstrated that we are simply responding to market demand and that we offer a selection of products that fit your more gender neutral product requests.  We really do appreciate hearing from our customers and their concerns.  Thank you again.

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Elaine Masterson

McKeon Products, Inc

[removed the phone number]”

I sent a simple email back thanking them for reading my letter and responding.

I love their reply. They are a business and looking to make money so they are going to do what they can yo do it. There is a reason why gender targeted marketing is done and that is because it works. They saw a niche in the market that they could easily fit into so they took advantage of it.
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rubbersoulrero:

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earthsoldiers:

earthlynation:

common sense, really

Having moved to CT after highschool from an area that didn’t have them, black bears were never seen as an issue. They existed, even lived in our neighborhoods without it being a big deal.

wolfpupy:

i cant believe how funny this is to me

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biophilie:

lyrics are nsfw but if you haven’t heard this song before here you go it’s so good

archiemcphee:

Macabre baking maven Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen (previously featured here) created this deliciously gruesome dissected cake in response to frequently being asked what’s inside her elaborately decorated cakes and what they taste like:

"Of course only the pretty cakes look like this on the inside, all the creepy and unusual cakes are yummy sponge cakes in many different flavours! ;-)

OK, so I’m kidding. Everything is tasty.”

[via Conjurer’s Kitchen]

Ghostvomit, Gene needs to see this if he hasn’t already