When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.

Holy crap, I never realized.

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Anonymous asked: Hi, do you or any of your followers have experience with emailing rt? I emailed them with some legitimate questions and I'm just wondering if it's normal for them to take a bit to answer (which is fine). I'm worried they might have mistaken my email for spam or something? Which, I gave it a very official title that clearly showed what I was emailing them about but still.

I imagine they get a lot of e-mails and stuff, especially considering that their e-mail is readily available on the RT site. So a response may take a while, if you get one at all.


Anonymous asked: Has anyone seen the show "Transparent"?And if so, opinions? Should I even bother watching it?

No, I haven’t seen it, I wonder if anyone else has?


Anonymous asked: So, I'm not really sure how to handle the situation I'm in? Like, a lot of the people around me use really awful sexist/racist words and phrases that really hurt me and while I've tried to get them to understand why it's wrong I always get the "you're overreacting" speech. Basically I'm so tried of getting overwhelmingly shot down that I don't wanna try to correct it anymore but if I don't tell them how will they learn? Ugh. What should I do?

Do what you feel you can. Some days, I call out everything I can, some days I have to give it a rest for my own health. It’s not easy to get into these conversations all the time and I appreciate that, so just do what you can. It’s important not to let things go all the time, but it can be draining to be having these conversations constantly.


Anonymous asked: in today's let's test (bumper boats and invisible creepers), there are rape jokes right off the bat- jokes about consent and whatnot ("was that consensual, kdin?" and "it was a surprise, but i didnt say no"). for about the first 45 seconds.

Sigh. Thank you for the warning.


Anonymous asked: Always thought it was pronounced ab-lee-is-um and suddenly, when pronouncing it your way, the name of it makes sense. Thought it was Greek or Latin or something but never checked :P

I always get pronunciation wrong and that’s fine, you know. A lot of words, we encounter them because we read them rather than saying them or hearing them said. Nothing wrong with that.


rootsofspoopy asked: From 0:21-0:34 of AHWU #236, they joke about Geoff being absent because he has Ebola.

Thank you for the warning.


rootsofspoopy asked: From 3:22-3:25 of AHWU #236: while announcing upcoming PC releases, one of the games announced is called Squishy the Suicidal Pig. Name is already messed up. Saw a preview for it that ended with the line, "suicide is the answer".

Thank you for the warning (also wtf is with that game).


everettodair asked: Major huge TW for talk of infant mortality in Monday's LP. They don't make fun or anything like that, but I have no experience losing a small child and even I got hit pretty hard by it. Let's Play GTA V Fly 'n' Chat Mystery Play 36:10-37:13

Thank you for the warning!




Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

Also, women generally attempt suicide at a greater rate than men, but men succeed more.

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