When I hear child abuse I usually think of molestation or like beating up your children.
I have seen people say they were victims just because they were slapped or their parents called them a fucking asshole, and that's just cringe to me
Edit: Obligatory LMAO this blew up
I(22f) live with my bf(26) who calls me fat even though I weighed 130lbs before I started dieting and exercising.
Even at 100lbs he still insists that I’m not losing enough and that he isn’t as attracted to me as he used to be. I’m trying my best to lose weight but I think losing any more is a bad idea as I’m very skinny now. It’s upsetting when he claims that I’m overweight all of the time even though I completely cut out junk food from my diet and jog for at least an hour a day.
I don’t think losing anymore is safe for me, how should I expect this to my bf
Edit2:I asked out of curiosity how much he wanted me to weigh and he to,d me around 70-80lbs
I'm not an "Intel fanboy". I'm not an "AMD fanboy". I'm a fanboy of my bank balance. People, none of these companies care about you; they care about their profits and their stakeholders.
Now on to the topic. YES, Ryzen is an EXCELLENT platform. It really is, and it really has brought the competition that benefits the end user. But this does NOT mean we should be saying "oh there's like no competition, Ryzen is better value hands down". This is NOT true.
The 3600 vs 10400 vs 10400F is an excellent mid-range example of this.
If I posted on this subreddit and asked for a mid-range build, most people would recommend a Ryzen 3600; and that's great! It really is an excellent value CPU. But what people fail to realise is that so is the i5 10400F. Both are 6/12 CPUs and both offer VERY similar gaming performance, indistinguishable to the to the end user if you played a few games using both CPUs.
The problem with recommending only a 3600, and not pointing out that the 10400F has very similar performance, is that people will not even bother checking the price of a 10400/10400F. If the 10400F is cheaper than the 3600, why would you not get it?
Sincerely, from someone whose friend bought a 3600 over a 10400 for video editing on Adobe Premiere Pro because "AMD is better for productivity". For those who are unaware Adobe Premiere Pro greatly benefits from Intel QSV in both timeline scrubbing and rendering times. A 10400 will destroy a 10400F and a 3600 in Premiere Pro (with HW acceleration ofc). Worst part is, the 10400 was on sale on $299AUD where I live, compared to the Ryzen 3600 costing the normal $349AUD.
Edit: number of downvotes really speaks for how much people don't like listening to logic and sticking with the AMD good Intel bad mentality.
Edit 2: Wow this blew up
Edit 3: Yes if the Ryzen 3600 is cheaper than the 10400F, then get that! That's my point, they both perform the same, get whichever is cheaper.
Edit 4: I'm honoured my gold award cherry has been finally popped
A landlord shouldn’t be forced into bankruptcy because their tenants can’t afford rent for 4 months in a row. Many have mortgages and other loans they need to pay on homes. As well as the cost to run the properties. Reddit seems to think all landlords are billionaires.
Edit: I don’t remember saying being a landlord is a job
So about 18 months ago, i had to ask my brother to leave (who was staying with me and my wife) because of his anger and drug issues. My mother immediately called furious and said that I needed to take my brother in. Even after explaining my issues, my mother warned me I would be committing a huge mistake by not taking my brother in. Still I refused to give in.
My mother then posted on Facebook accusing me of raping her throughout my teen years when that was totally false. Immediately, I was suspended from the company I worked at and my wife left me pending an investigation.
My mother used a new Gmail account and said she would drop her lies if i agreed to take my brother back in. I reported it to the police and they traced the email to her home and my mother was arrested. Still, the company officially fired me because they were hesitant about bringing back in accused people and my wife filed for divorce.
I did get a remote job but I have not even attempted to date or meet up with anyone because my case was in public view and I dont feel confident they will see it as a mother lying. How do i move on as it feels like my mom ruined my future and life?
So, this is a little one, but it still fullfilled me with satisfaction.
During my last semester of my bachelor degree I already applied for the masters degree at the same university. So I go through the normal application process and get accepted (yay!), but as I didn't have my bachelor degree at that point, I had to produce a certified copy of my degree as soon as I could. Yes, I had to give a certified copy of my bachelors degree to the university who issued that degree in the first place. And no, these were not different deparments. It was all done by one (!) lady in the examination office!
But whatever, weird bureaucracy is weird. And BOY was it annoying at that university. Because all students of my faculty had to got through one lady. And I think she just hated to do anything. Like, seriously, she was so annoyed when you showed up at her office to just do anything. When I turned in my bachelor thesis, she straight up said that she is so fucking annoyed that all the students turn their thesis in at her office. Well, we don't have another choice?? There is seriously not other way to turn your thesis in. And don't ever think about asking her anything...
So, I am already looking forward to picking up my bachelors degree (no we don't have a fancy celebration). Normally you would get an e-mail when your degree is ready, but as she fucking hates our guts, you just have to guess when it is ready. We don't get an e-mail. Two weeks after your last grade is put in the system, it is probably ready. So, I did just that. I show up at her office and horay my degreen is ready.
Lady: "Here." (without even looking at me)
Me: "Thank you, I need a certified copy of that."
Lady: (really annoyed): "Excuse me, WHAT?"
Me: "I need a certified copy. Could you please copy it and certify that it is a copy of the original?"
Lady: "I know what a certified copy is! You can get that at the town hall."
Me: "I know, but I can also get it here. I know for a fact that you have to give me one if I request it."
(5-second staring contest ensues)
Lady: "*sigh* FINE!"
She takes my degree back, turns around, copies it and signs that it is a certified copy.
Lady: (hands me the degree and copy) "HERE!"
Me: "Thank you. Now I would like to give you a certified copy of my bachelor degree for my application for the masters degree. (I hand her back the certified copy)."
Lady: "ARE YOU SERIOUS?"
Me: "Yes, I thought if I am already here, I could turn that in as well. So I don't have... keep reading on reddit ➡
Your country is fucking lit, theres so much things i wanna do that you can only do in America.
America has done so much for the world its crazy. Like you've gone to the moon in.. 1969 like that's so fucking ahead of it's time
Edit 2: WOAH this blew up, thanks
I just don't want to be confused
Recently people have been saying how fucked up it is if you have a celebrity crush while others have said that being attracted to such people is 100% normal.
While I agree that finding other people attractive is just a part of being human it becomes concerning if you feel the need to continuesly tell your partner this. Obviously I don’t know how your relationship works so maybe you and your partner have a bond over talking about who you find attractive. However, if you are in a closed relationship with someone I don’t see what the point of telling them that you find someone else attractive is, just keep it to yourself. For example, if you see someone on the street and think they look cute why would you tell your partner about how cute they look? Or if you have a celebrity crush on an attractive celebrity, why won’t you just have that fantasy in your head, what will telling your partner who probably doesn’t compare to that celebrity do?
There’s nothing they can really do with that information, to me it just seems like a way to try and get a reaction out of someone or to see if they’d get jealous or not. If you don’t get jealous by that stuff that’s great and shows that you are confident in yourself, however, if you do get jealous by this stuff there’s nothing wrong with you for doing so, they should keep their fantasies to themself.
TL;DR - it’s 100% natural to find other people attractive in a relationship but feeling the need to continuously tell your partner who you find attractive is an asshole move.
Edit- I thought this was unpopular due to the amount of people saying “they won’t meet the celebrity anyways so it doesn’t matter” In this thread
Edit 2- I find it funny how many people are angry at how “this isn’t unpopular at all” but I’m getting a very large amount of comments about how childish and somehow controlling this viewpoint is. Which one is it?
Monkey cock sounding pretty good rn
I have to get up at the same time for work every day. Every morning I’m exhausted. Every morning I tell myself I’ll get to sleep earlier tonight. Every night I try to do so. Every night I’m not tired enough to sleep in time to get 8 hours in. End up getting about 5-6. Rinse and repeat.
tldr days should be 26 hours long
I’m a 31 year old man who hit rock bottom about a month ago. I’m super morbidly obese. Over 700 pounds. I get lymphedema on my stomach and on my genitals. I can’t clean myself or drive. My meals have to be prepaid for me. I should be dead.
But I’m not. And I’m fighting back and for the first time in my life I think I might be able to win.
It’s only been a month, but I haven’t ordered out once. I’m hearing healthy and exercising 30 minutes a day. But I’m afraid I’m too late. I don’t want to die. I want to make my family proud.
But I need help. I need a scale. The one I have now won’t work and I probably need one with a 1,000 pound capacity. I can’t afford it. My family can’t afford it. But I need to know I’m winning this battle. It’s the battle of my life.
Does anyone have an old scale I can use that would work? I can afford shipping. I could probably even offer you a few extra buck. But the scales I see for sale that would for for me are all over $1,000.
There are so many things I want to do and experience. I want to be able to do a little good in the world while I’m here. I want to stop being a burden to my family.
I’m calling for a hero in my darkest hours. I’m here to fight. I just need some help to win.
I’m not sure if this is entirely the right sub, but I need to get this out and it feels like malicious compliance to me!
TL;DR at the bottom.
Background: Back in January, I took a teaching position at a Title I school. Title I generally means families have low income and schools have very few resources. I was fine with that. I took over the algebra I class in the middle of the year because the other teacher had had enough. That should have been a sign, but I took the job anyway.
As Spring Break began to stretch on I had accepted that we wouldn’t be going back to school for the year. I got a call from the principal of the elementary school (the district where I worked had 1 EM, 2 Middle, and 1 HS) shortly after Spring Break (aka before the changes to teaching were made) offering me what was pretty much a dream position for the 2020-2021 school year. I took the position and signed a contract.
As the debates, lies, and harassment about the upcoming fall semester carried on over the summer, my mental health plummeted. I mean almost rock bottom. That led to even more physical health concerns and a stronger course of medication for mental health. I was terrified and often went into a panic at the drop of a hat. Awful things were being said to us and thrown at us. Towards the end I cried just opening and reading emails from the school.
So I decided that this job where I had zero resources and was under the poverty line even fully employed wasn’t worth my mental and physical health. We were going to have to triple our responsibilities with half the supplies we needed.
I quit and turned in a very professional resignation letter. Here’s where it gets interesting.
My principal and superintendent tried to counter my resignation because I was “under contract” (even though they’d violated it already, but that’s another story) and it took several well-written emails to be released without penalty. I’m one of the few teachers actually licensed in my area so they didn’t want to lose me, even if that meant making me angry. I resigned for “health reasons” (kept vague in my letter, never give them more info than they need) and the superintendent said I needed a doctor’s note. He informed me of this 2.5 hours before the board meeting (the school board has to “release” you from your contract if the superintendent counters the action) is scheduled.
I scrambled and my primary care doctor sent a note over. 3 minutes after the deadline to... keep reading on reddit ➡
For some reason I can’t access my original throwaway account but I decided that I should still update you guys.
I ended up leaving my bf because if I got to 70-80lbs I would likely die since I’m already starting to feel really bad from my weight. I’m going to quit my daily jogs for awhile and only do it once a week. I have also decided to give up starving myself and eat more then salads so I can gain weight again hopefully I can get back to 130lbs as that’s when I felt healthy.
Thanks for all of the kind comments on my last post as it really helped make this decision.
Edit:even at 130lbs I wasn’t over weight according to my doctor
The people on this sub, and the Mods themselves, need to take this moment to learn and be more proactive going forward. Whether it was Reckful, Alinity, Mitch, Trainwrecks, Greek, Ninja and his wife Jessica Blevins, etc. This sub needs to stop turning into a platform to shit on and harass these people over a fuck up/mistake/stupid comment constantly. Mods need to not let shit like what happened with Ninja's wife happen, where people just dig up old clips/tweets/videos etc just to shit on them and amplify the circle jerk of hate and harassment. Rule No 1 is literally don't be a dick, yet you'll have days where the entire front page is just old clips of whoever LSF decided to hate that day.
This is what we this sub adds to often: https://clips.twitch.tv/ToughObliqueCasettePogChamp
Mods need to start actually being more proactive, why do we need 100 different threads of old clips to shit on a person, if they make a mistake one thread is enough (ideally without being filled with harassment). Idk maybe I'm just being overly sensitive considering how much Reckful helped me with his content, and how many times I have had to see this shitty cycle of people just latching onto reasons to harass him over a mistake again and again, and now that cycle ended in the worst way possible. But we need to be better, what is the point of everyone saying how shitty harassment is, or say bullying is bad after the fact, if we never actually implement change. People who use this sub, and Mods, need to make an explicit commitment to not enable shit type of beahviour, to call it out, and actually try to fix the shitty toxic cesspool this reddit has become. We can't be part of the problem, especially one that leads to the type of consequences that happened today.
First, some of you seem to misunderstand and think this thread is saying bullying is the only/main issue, it is not. Mental Health and Illness is complex and is impacted by many different things. The point of this thread was to not be one of those negative impacts, and be better. Just because other issues exist, doesn't mean we should help create and fuel the bullying/harassment issue.
Second, Ideally what I would like from this post if it keeps getting the attention it has been, is an actual response and commitment from Mods to stop, or at least try to stop, days where 100 different threads are made to shit on a single person.
>There are books still stuck on my 'currently reading' page which I have given up on reading but can't remove!
> The books you are more likely to have on the currently reading section are the ones that take longer to get through, i.e. the same ones you are likely to give up on. All I want is after you click the update progress button to have an option to click given up. Plus I think it would be interesting to see the books that have the highest rate of abandonment.
Lot of women up in this sub saying the man she with is too lazy and terrible to be a father.
I'm not seeing men come up in this sub taking a huge dump on their partner....but I keep seeing women saying their male partner would be a terrible father saying he's lazy, would probably feed the kids garbage and force the parenting on her (she's probably right too).
Just wonder why I don't see men on here with the same reasons for being cf and exclaiming how awful their female partner would be. <------
Some of y'all childfree but need to be manchild free too. lol.
Gens 1-5 had no gimmick, just story mode and post game. Gen 6 they added mega evolutions. Gen 7 they added Z moves and now gen 8 has Dynamaxing . Now gen 7 did have a decent story but it could have done without a gimmick. I get they want to try something new but how about making 150 new Pokémon instead of like 60 and a gimmick. Seems lazy on their part. Also if they’re out of ideas. Pokemon has millions of fans who can come up with way better ideas then they can. Id rather have no gimmick with lots of new pokemon and a long story then a 10 hour game based around the gimmick. Sure I’ll get downvoted for my opinion but idc. Tired of gamefreak being lazy and rushing these easy short games out.
EDIT: thanks for the upvotes guys. I honestly thought id get downvoted into oblivion or have a bunch of people hating ive gotten some good feedback. EDIT 2: wow 5k upvotes thanks so much guys for agreeing with me. I know theres alot that dont but thats ok . I liked the feedback
Seriously where is the challenge in killing a Buffalo with a high caliber rifle round from long range? Congrats, the animal never saw it coming! Your supersonic lead blew its brains out from 300 yards with the flick of a finger.
Man the fuck up and fight the animal 1v1. It’s got horns, and you have got a spear. It has brawn, and you have brains. Test your agility against its brute strength.
Cut its heart out and eat it raw. Then I might be impressed.
Edit; Here is a man attempting this strategy https://youtu.be/FKI1xmtf5Ck
He fails miserably, whips out a revolver, and starts blasting.
The past few days on this subreddit have been disheartening. This community seems to swing back and forth day by day in how most people are responding to the allegations. My position is the same as Leffen's: "I do still think they are redeemable as humans, but it will take a LONG time and it should NOT happen within the smash community, ever." I wanted to make a post to explain the practical necessity of public outings and refute the terrible, disingenuous arguments used to defend exploiters in our community. If there's any arguments I've missed then I encourage you to leave a comment.
Please note that anything I say here only goes for people whose accusation have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Obviously the right thing to do when accusations come out is to back off and let the involved parties present their evidence before presuming anything about the accused or accuser. This is only in regards to people like Zero, Keitaro, and Nairo who don't have room for doubt left. Zero will be my example here as he has received more defense than anyone else by far. However, many of the arguments here are widely applicable and can be adapted for other instances/perpetrators of sexual misconduct.
"Why not settle this privately/legally instead of relying on the mob?": Jisu and Zero is actually a textbook case of why. Jisu says in her second statement that she had already spoken to lawyers and they said nothing could be done. This is consistent with the legal system's track record of inadequate response to sex crimes. Additionally, even Jisu herself didn't know Zero was soliciting porn from minors. That only came out because her story encouraged others to come forward.
"The community is not judge or jury. You don't get to decide anything.": This is only true for the legal system. Our community contains tournament organizers and sponsors who are the judges oF their tournaments and sponsorship deals respectively. They deserve to know the truth and be able to make decisions around it too.
"He's already not going to tournaments, why not just let him Youtube in peace?": Abusers and their fame cannot be separated. A starstruck person (especially if they are young) will be far more lenient towards any creepy behavior their idols exhibit. Zero and Katie is an example in action of this. From her conversation with Jisu: "I rolled with it and faked what I was doing...I was massively embarr
Africa is often referred to as a "country" and the people are often seen as a monolith. Africa is quite diverse, consisting of a mixture of countries with various ethnicities that each have their own unique characteristics.
Around a hundred languages are widely used for inter-ethnic communication. Arabic, Somali, Berber, Amharic, Oromo, Igbo, Swahili, Hausa, Manding, Fulani and Yoruba are spoken by tens of millions of people. The total number of languages natively spoken in Africa is variously estimated (depending on the delineation of language vs. dialect) at between 1,250 and 2,100, and by some counts at "over 3,000". Nigeria alone has over 500 languages (according to SIL Ethnologue), one of the greatest concentrations of linguistic diversity in the world.
Africa has a large amount of different ethnic groups, each with their own languages. Africa has an incredibly high amount of genetic diversity due to an assortment of environmental factors throughout the continent as well as human migration and dispersal. This makes sense, considering that humans originally dispersed from here.
Common misconceptions of Africa include the ideas that everyone lives in poverty and there are no growing industries or opportunities. While it’s true that a lot ofpeople live in extreme poverty, many people simply do not see past the statistics to gain a deeper understanding about the root of the problems. Furthermore, many people fail to understand that not every African country is poor, and that Africa is, in fact, quite rich in some growing areas.
When it comes to oil and gas potential, especially, Africa is not poor. In 2013, the majority of the global discoveries in the oil and gas sector were made in Africa, and there are hundreds of companies surveying the area. Nine-tenths of Africa’s annual production volume of gas is exported from Nigeria, Libya, Algeria and Egypt.
While it still remains largely underexplored, Africa’s potential for oil is positioned to grow significantly over the next two decades. The global market can change quickly, but there is evidence to support Africa’s position as an oil and gas leader in the future. Mineral reserves in Africa are also abundant.
Global news tends to focus on the negative, so many people around the world only hear of the wars, disease, and poverty that the continent has experienced.... keep reading on reddit ➡
You probably need a hug.
You might have had an annoyingly bad day. Or you might be going through some dark as hell shit right now. You partner might have broken up with you. You might have had a fight with your family. That game level you were trying to beat and you failed. That promise you broke to not self harm. A terrifying diagnosis you might have received. Or even you may have lost or are losing someone close to you. No matter what it is, you will eventually pull through this. There is always another day, always a tomorrow, another chance for that day to be a little better than the last.
And you know what, I have no idea who’s behind that screen. I don’t know your name or who you are or what’s going on in your life right now.
But anything it is you’re going through is real and valid and pain is never a competition. There is no “right way” to experience it and never let anyone question the validity of what you go through. One thing I can say about you and everyone on this sub for sure is that underneath whatever exterior you may put out for the internet or for society, you are all wonderful, silly, epic teenagers. You each have something amazing to give to people and make the world a little better than it was yesterday. Never let society, news, or most importantly, yourself tell you anything otherwise to try and tear you down. You are not measured by your grades, awards, how fast you recover or by how you grieve.
This is coming from a random stranger whose vocabulary consists only of “oof” but I want to tell you that it’s ok to ask for a hug. It’s ok to rant. It’s ok to grieve. And most importantly of all....
It’s ok to be you. Never change that.
Edit: guys oh my god this blew up like crazy and you guys have such wonderful, deep stories wow. Thank you so much for sharing and I’m so glad this was able to help some of you. I’m really sorry if I don’t reply right away, I’m being flooded with so many comments but I promise I’m not ignoring you. If you are really struggling emotionally you can always DM me
Here is what I found for you, senpai.