My words might be all over the place, just trying to gather my thoughts.
It’s crazy to me how in this day and age we advocate for women’s mental health, we advocate for people to be understanding of women’s needs. But i noticed with the whole Will smith debacle (His wife jada was sleeping with someone while they were still married but taking a break) anyways in the video he looks really sad and like he’d been crying - might’ve just been tired but nevertheless, the internet wouldn’t stop with the jokes. If the shoe were on the other foot it would be people banding together calling others insensitive. I know that it’s popular right now to say “men are trash” and i just think if people went around saying “women are trash” everyone would be up in arms. We should be advocating for good mental health for ALL people. I know statistically speaking men commit more crimes and stuff like that, and it’s more of a reason to lift men up and advocate for their mental health.
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Edit: Holy shit!! This blew up. Wasn’t expecting that and thank you for the award.
Edit 2: Thank you for another award and sorry for not being able to respond to every comment.
The short is, they were doing introductions on a video conference call. Student says he’s from China, the professor asks whereabouts in China, he says Wuhan, and the professor says something like, "Oh, better get my mask heh heh, just kidding, but if you need any help...".
Was it a bad joke? I think so.
Was it racist? No.
The student was from Wuhan, the location of the COVID-19’s origin.
The professor was just an old guy trying to bring some levity (poorly executed) to the elephant in the room.
If you find it racist, it may be because you associate the virus with a race. Which is wrong, and indeed, racist.
When people go 'you can't joke about this' that just baffles me. You can laugh at edgy jokes and still take issues seriously. I'm writing this because I made a joke about terminal illness and received a lecture from a friend about how insensitive I am. I was baffled because none of her friends/relatives had cancer and I had my grandma die from it some time ago, so to me it just feels like stupid virtue signalling.
To be clear I understand that people have traumatic experiences and you obviously don't have to laugh or prefer that kind of humour, but it doesn't warrant vilifying another person.
It's amazing what 7 jokes can do
look at piece of shit Kodak's volume (i own no shares or calls, think its funny, might buy puts after it settles down)
100-200k shares pretty regularly, then a day before the huge loan news, 1.64 million shares!!
will this be investigated? no...will anyone go to jail? no....theyll be on their new yacht doing coke off of IG thots' asses
in summary, i wish i was born rich so i could have these insider trading connections :(
Edit!!!!! Looks like news came out yesterday. Can’t find exactly when. Think morning ?
Look at after hours Monday and pre market Tuesday. About 50 mil shares were bought !!
Edit 2: I swear CNBC producers look on this sub. They are talking about it on fast money right now. One guy said this feels like an insider game lol
Edit 3 7/31 update !!!! Lol
A little background info- I am short. Not incredibly short at five foot 1, but when compared to the rest of my family, it's obvious that I am lacking in stature. And ever since I was 12, it's been a huge "joke" at our gatherings. At first it was okay because it only felt like a bit of teasing. But it has constantly been brought up. And when I mean constantly, I mean that I will be sitting in the corner minding my own bussiness, and my cousins or my aunts and uncles will be talking and laughing about me. My grandmother is by far the worst. They don't do this to anyone else, so it sucks when they single me out.
It's gotten to the point where I am so tired of it. My height was never something I was ashamed of, but with the people I love talking about it, my cousins comparing themselves to me, and my grandmother almost scolding me about it, I just want to grow 5 inches to get them off my back. By now, it has been ingrained in everyone's minds that if they are at least taller than good ol'... keep reading on reddit ➡
I went out for a happy hour with coworkers last week. It was me, five of my friends from work, and one new guy I'll call Sean.
Sean started making some jokes about lying to his wife about working late so that he could go out for beers. Since she "wouldn't let him out". Calling her a ball and chain and stuff like that. He was a couple drinks in and so was I.
I thought that was super weird, like if me or any of my friends was not being allowed out of the house without lying, I'd honestly call that abusive. My dad was crazy abusive and one of the things he'd do to my mom and me and my siblings was cut us off from other people if he felt like he was losing absolute control of us.
So I, a little drunk and a little worried, went "Are you serious? Like would you actually not be able to hang out without permission" and he was like "Oh you know what marriage is like" ... Which i honestly don't, I'm 21 and single, never even dated anyone for more than a few months.
But anyway, I asked "Dud... keep reading on reddit ➡
Little Johnny is in school one day when his teacher tells the class that she wants to hear each of them say a little about their families, and specifically what is needed in their lives.
The first student is a little girl, she stands up and says "my family is mostly happy but what we really need is a bit more money. My dad leaves for work before I am even awake and he works hard until late at night to put food on the table. Money is needed in my family, more time with my dad is needed."
The teacher is moved, she thanks the student and moves on to the next, a little boy stands up and says "all we are missing in my family is my older brother. He wen't off to fight in the war a year ago and nobody has heard from him since. My mom always waits for him by the window. My brother is desperately needed back in our family."
The teacher is now tearing up, she thanks the little boy and moves on to the next student, eventually making their way around the classroom with one heartfelt response af... keep reading on reddit ➡
Seriously, whoever told me Flakes would be a good experience is on my shit list. I brought back twenty of these fuckers and days after eating one I’m finding melted chocolate slivers on fucking everything. There is no way to actually eat these without looking like a toddler. I’ve concluded you’ve kept them around to identify who’s not from here by who is covered in chocolate. What gives??
I am reading the Deathly Hallows for the third time, and once again, when I reached the Battle of Hogwarts, I got goosebumps.
The atmosphere is so BEAUTIFULLY constructed - the sense of underlying urgency as Harry searches for the diadem, and as the students and teachers prepare to fight. That part in the Great Hall, just before Voldemort reaches Hogwarts, when McGonagall tells the older students that they may fight if they wish, and more than half of the Gryffindor students remain behind, and how McGonagall has to chivvy away the younger students. What a wonderful way to show their bravery.
And the way students and teachers rush past Harry, and Sprout decides to use Snargaluff pods, and throws Mandrakes at the Death Eaters. The way Fred and George and Lee immediately volunteer to help cover the secret passages in and out of the school.
I have never seen people rally together so quickly, and use such ingenious methods to fight.
Hogwarts gives its students more than knowledge, it... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m 24 and female, I am part of a VR gaming group. I’m also Pakistani in heritage, but lighter in tone so many don’t know my race without asking me.
My group found out my race a little while ago, and would make jokes about my race, but we would be ribbing each other at any rate about stuff, though I’d never do race jokes. I was the only minority in the group.
Yesterday we where in a VR room and a stranger came to our group. One of the guys joked about me being Pakistani and the stranger (while trying to make his character look like mine) changed the skin tone of his character to really really dark and everyone laughed like being darker toned was a super funny joke.
And they continued on laughing and joking about it for a minute and I tried to speak but my voice was caught in my throat. They all noticed I was silent and turned to me and asked me what’s up. But as they did that, it was like when someone asks you if your ok and that makes you not ok. And tears just started falling an... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ignoring the obvious areas of hybrid/electric and hydrogen cars, I'm talking about things like:
"The Ford Explorer hasn't got a big 4.0 V6 engine any more? You mean it's got a 2.3. Surely no-one wants a 2.3-liter in a big Explorer SUV..."
"What? Mercedes-Benz made an SUV spinoff from the C-Class. No way, man?"
"What? No 6-cylinder, no V6 in the Mustang, just a 4-cylinder and a V8?"
I'm interested to hear, what things, maybe 10-15 years ago, many people would have dismissed or considered a joke, but they're true now.
When i was young my parents used to make a lot of jokes regarding my friend (which eventually led me to stop meeting with her not to give my parents an opportunity to joke about) . It made me really insecure about talking with them about girls. Even when i was already an adult there was a period when i didn't feel safe to talk with them about my relationships. When your child tells you about some friend of opposite sex don't assume anything. I hope my parents wanted to talk about my relationships as I was young instead of assuming and forcing jokes about it (Even on family gatherings, which was the worst).