hmm… maybe not such a great idea after all.
cos I woke up this morning from a dream where I was one of the Avengers…. and Coulson was trying to kill us. O.o
I sent Apple an email asking them to REMOVE the U2 album from my purchases.
They sent me THIS as a response:
Welcome to iTunes Store Customer Support. My name is [Employee-who-didn’t-read-your-request].
I understand that you have noticed that you have U2-songs of innocence on your iTunes Store account and you would like to downloaded it on your device. I realize how important it is for you to download this album. I will be glad to assist you with this issue.
[Name], today, Apple added the latest U2 album (“Songs of Innocence”) to the Purchased page of every iTunes Store customer, worldwide. This is a free content which has been added for promotional purpose to your account. I would like to clarify again that this would not be charged to you but this is a free content and you can download the album or hide the album if you do not want your account to reflect the content. The link below will help you to download the free album using iTunes in the Cloud.
Yep. I asked them to REMOVE it from my account. They acted as if I wanted to download that garbage. They acted as if downloading it was important to me.
WTF, did you even READ my email? I don’t care if if it’s free. DO NOT PUT IT ON MY ACCOUNT PERIOD.
Would you force all of your customers to take a Rush Limbaugh audiobook and then say “well it’s free” as an excuse? Of course not… Actually I’d rather have a free Rush Limbaugh audiobook than U2 but that’s beside the point.
The issue is… I ask you to remove it and you act like “oh we see you want this album.”
do you ever go through your own blog and just smile because even though as a blog it is objectively terrible it’s, like, the only space in the world that is 100% tailored to you and your interests
Which means it’s not terrible at all
YA Book: wHite yoUng girl!!!1!
YA Book: sHe is difFERenT!!!!!1!!@
YA Book: speciAL pOWer!!!-!!
YA Book: cute boY love HeR!!!
YA Book: bUTttttt
Ya Book: anOTher boy alsO??? love heR?!?!??!!!
Ya Book: HOw will sHe cHOOse!!?!?!?!?1!! aNd save wORld?????!?!!
Remember, you can opt to read something else.
a celebrity may change your life
but will you really change theirs
or are you just one more follower?
sometimes it’s better to step back
and start investing your time and your love
into someone who loves YOU for who you are
instead of someone who sees you
as just another fan
Seriously I don’t see it.
1) Is it the lyrics? The “you know you want it” is pretty tame. And ass smacking and hair pulling doesn’t mean “non-cosensual”. I mean if a woman doesn’t like it that’s her choice, but it doesn’t mean other women are being “raped” if they like BDSM. Adult-consented BDSM isn’t rape culture.
2) The girls in the video? Um. they don’t look unhappy. Nothing there says rape either - they look consenting. Therefore no rape culture there either. You can’t call “rape culture” on women who are consenting adults.
3) The big penis claim? That’s just ego-stroking, not rape culture. It’s no different than any woman claiming she’s going to “steal your man”. Swagger isn’t rape culture.
3) Why do so many people here hate Robin Thicke for this song, but they DON’T hate Pharrell Williams? So, it’s “wrong” for Thicke to sing this song but Pharrell Williams gets a free pass? For the same song?
I mean don’t get me wrong I think neither of them did anything wrong but it’s interesting to see how many people selectively judge on that.
"I want a show with awesome female characters"
IN THE FLESH
“I want a show with good queer representation”
IN THE FLESH
“I want a show that deals with rough topics like depression, PTSD, racism, and drug abuse”
IN THE FLESH
“I want a show with interesting story lines and character development”
IN THE FLESH
“I want a show with cute characters and couples to squee over”
is it wrong that I’m thinking “Doctor Who”?
Well except for the drug abuse. DW probably covered it too, i just can’t remember tho.