there’s a rumor going around my school that a girl in choir got suspended for fingering herself in class uh
ur school wins
Go to Starbucks. Order coffee for “Prisoner 24601”
When they call out your order, jump up and yell “My name is Jean Valjean!”
And if the barista replies with “AND I’M JAVERT,” you tip that motherfucker so hard
you tip them right over the edge of a bridge
you fucking didn’t
I like what this Army officer had to say about sexual harassment in the military.
I was Re-watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and I realized that the Dursleys not only failed Harry (which they did majorly), they failed Dudley as well.
By spoiling him and enabling him to bully and belittle others from such a young age they are partly what made him the way he was.
Like how they showed him to be greedy by showering him with presents on his birthday and not objecting or telling him he should be grateful when he complained and asked for more.
Or by turning the other way (and even encouraging him) when he bullied other children, especially Harry.
It was their responsibility to teach him right from wrong and they failed.
I am not saying Dudley is completely innocent or that he is stuck being a greedy bully but they certainly didn’t do him any favours.
“Dumbledore paused, and although his voice remained light and calm, and he gave no obvious sign of anger, Harry felt a kind of chill emanating from him and noticed that the Dursleys drew very slightly closer together.
'You did not do as I asked. You have never treated Harry as a son. He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands. The best that can be said is that he has at least escaped the appalling damage you have inflicted upon the unfortunate boy sitting between you.'”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
A 16-year-old boy who drunkenly killed four people got probation this week because the judge — with no apparent irony — agreed with the boy’s defense that he was a victim of “affluenza,” whose parents taught him wealth and privilege shield consequences. The teen had faced up to twenty years in prison.
Sixteen-year-old Ethan Couch admitted to four counts of manslaughter after he and seven other boys stole alcohol from Walmart, piled into his car and struck and killed four pedestrianswhile going 70 miles per hour in a 40 zone. One of his passengers remains in the hospital with severe brain damage, and nine other bystanders were also injured.
Couch’s BAC was a .24 and he also had Valium in his system. According to reports, he was belligerent at the scene, at one point saying, “I’m outta here.” Prosecutors were hoping to get up to 20 years.
Couch’s defense was that he was a victim of his parents’ wealth and privilege; in that he never had to face consequences, which an expert summarized prior to sentencing.
He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example, Miller said Couch’s parents gave no punishment after police ticketed the then-15-year-old when he was found in a parked pickup with a passed out 14-year-old girl.
Miller also pointed out that Couch was allowed to drive at 13. He said the teen was emotionally flat and needed years of therapy. At the time of the fatal wreck, Couch had a blood alcohol content of .24, said Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson. It is illegal for a minor to drive with any amount of alcohol in his or her system.
The victims’ families sort of agree with the reasoning, in that they too feel that Couch’s privilege helped him avoid consequences.
Couch is now being sent to a $500,000-a-year counseling center. There are apparently five civil wrongful death suits pending against him totaling tens of millions of dollars.
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Literally, literally, someone needs to just fucking take care of that whole damn family.
Guarantee you that 16 year old is a white male.
so the punishment for not getting punishments is to not get a punishment?
Ignorance of the law or its consequences is no fucking excuse.
So we’re driving to a thanksgiving dinner, and we had to pick up my cousin (who is gay) and my aunts friends (who are gay and married to each other) and they started talking about how it’s practically a gay club. so i think ‘this is my moment’, and lean over to my mum, who is also waiting in the car, and tell her in the most deadpan voice i can muster, i say ‘congrats, you’re the only straight one here.’
In Bnei Brak, an Israeli city whose population is mostly ultra-orthodox, there is a disturbing phenomenon - advertising signs with images of women on them are being ripped by ultra-orthodox men who believes that women should only be shown dressed modestly enough. The sleeves must cover the elbows, skirts must hide the knees and hair should be hidden as well.
The Israeli advertising agency “Twisted" decided to use that habit, and created a poster that hides another poster under it. 24 hours after the sign was hanged, the picture of the model was ripped and the message was exposed:
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
oh that’s brilliant.
Silence has literally been falling since Moffat’s very first episode as show runner. The Eleventh Hour, the prisoner says: “The universe is cracked. The Pandorica will open. Silence will fall.”
That episode aired in April of 2010. Silence has been ‘falling’ for 3 1/2 years and has yet to be resolved as a plot yet.
I’m having a horrible day, and when I saw this little puppy, I smiled
So here, have a little Bernese mountain dog puppy dog that is playing in the snow on your dash