whenever i need to cheer up i remember all of the ways leonardo dicaprio attempts to hide from the paparazzi
im not reblogging the OP (because fuck that guy he’s got enough notes) but that “i’d like to punch a feminist” post became 100% more (not less) atrocious the minute a bunch of dudes decided to play the “male feminist” card and reblog it with “oh yeah? bring it, I’m a MAN xyz feet tall and weigh 329892 pounds me strong man you beta male mwa ha ha look at these muscles come and get it bruh DID I MENTION I AM A MAN? MALE FEMINIST! LOOK AT ME LADIES LOOK HOW GR9 I AM. big and strong i will protect you”
all of the fuckers ~just slow clapping it out~ are missing the fucking point in a most spectacular fashion
men protecting women from aggression by other men is one of the main goddamn pillars of patriarchy it’s not the fucking solution to anything
strip away the good intentions and you’re basically saying “women who are feminists can’t actually take care of themselves but that’s okay since I’m on their side”
dude if you are actually an ally to feminism spend some time to find a good post by a woman taking down the OP’s nonsense and reblog it without adding your completely unnecessary commentary (or the even less necessary selfies)
swinging your dick around and flexing your man muscles just makes you a tiny ideological step removed from the OP (who by the by conceded that he’d never hit a ~lady)
catching fire was really good
i’m so glad they stayed so close to the book
now i hope they change mockingjay completely
However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.