Reluctant Femme: Top Ten Questions Poly People Are Sick Of Being Asked →
“(…) stupid, assumptive and sometimes outright offensive questions that people in non monogamous relationships get ALL THE TIME and that we really, REALLY wish we could never hear again. These are all questions I’ve either been asked myself, or been told about by friends, so these are all real things that people have ACTUALLY said. You might be surprised by just how rude some people can be about how you choose to run your relationships - or hey, maybe you won’t be surprised at all.”
I was getting second hand frustration just by READING these questions.
Everyone should read this.
(Source: thisisglorious, via revolutionrevelation)
The Cheapest Generation: Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Cars or Houses?
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.
read the commentary above ^^
"Hey. Hey, guys. I know the economy being fucked up is totally our fault, but what if we tell people the next generation…wants to be poor?”
Oh look I’m reblogging this again.
I am so rage sad mad right now.
let’s think about how men never have to settle for the “geeky” and “nerdy girl” and how there are dozens of movies where the ugly little duckling is transformed to this gorgeous woman so that the male character can be with her
and how there are dozens of movies where women are taught to look past looks and see that those “nerdy” guys are actually really great
(Source: captainsulus, via sleepyheadjamie)
I don’t know if I’ve told you guys this but there are only 7 days until the husband gets home!
He’s been gone for over eight months.
I feel incredibly nosy sometimes.
Like. Ugh. I don’t think I’ve ever grown out of that let me gossip with everyone about everything stage.
I don’t use this information about them, I just like butting into other people’s business.
I’m awful, I’m sorry.
Are you open poly with your family?
Well, no. Not exactly. My family already knows I’m strange. They know I’m queer, they know I’m not the perfect little daughter they wanted. I have tattoos, piercings, blue hair, I don’t shave my armpits. I’m a bit weird.
My brother thinks my husband and I are kinky sex swingers, as he knows we’ve brought other people into the bedroom with us. Other than that. At this point in time I don’t find it necessary to let my family know. Perhaps in the future.
Some of my friends know, and they are nothing but supportive.
This isn't really a question, but I just wanted to say keep up the blogging. It's great work. Also, you're extremely beautiful, please never have a day of self doubt on yourself (physically, even mentally). Take care!
Oh thank you so much! You made my day.
I feel pretty good about myself the majority of the time. I do get down on myself every now and then though, just like most people. Like, on the days where your clothes just don’t fit right, or your makeup looks crappy no matter what you do, or you swear you didn’t have those stretch marks yesterday.
But I’m hot. I’m beautiful. I love myself. And I love you. Thanks so much anon.