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FBI Changes Official Definition of Rape

The FBI currently defines rape as “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will”, which, as Vanessa explained back in April, excludes statutory rape, same-sex rape, forced anal or oral sex, rape with an object and victims who are male or transgender or have disabilities, not to mention those who have taken drugs or alcohol and therefore had their ability to consent

The Uniform Crime Report Subcommittee voted unanimously to change the definition of rape, which had not been changed for 80 years (!) and rape will now be defined as, “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

(Source: neverleftescotia)

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The Majority of Americans Believe That “Geek is a Compliment | The Mary Sue
Now that we’ve reclaimed “geek” however, there are still some issues to be ironed out. ”Nerd,” for example, is apparently still derogative. 87% of self-identified geeks would rather be called a “geek” than a “nerd.” Oh, and 50% of the respondents still equate geekdom with being socially awkward.
Blah blah blah labels are stupid blah blah blah, but still, this is kinda cool. I think these results are probably moreso because of a broadening definition of the word “geek” than they are the result some sort of mass acceptance of geek culture.
That being said, mark me down as taking it as a compliment. Geek pride!

The Majority of Americans Believe That “Geek
is a Compliment | The Mary Sue

Now that we’ve reclaimed “geek” however, there are still some issues to be ironed out. ”Nerd,” for example, is apparently still derogative. 87% of self-identified geeks would rather be called a “geek” than a “nerd.” Oh, and 50% of the respondents still equate geekdom with being socially awkward.

Blah blah blah labels are stupid blah blah blah, but still, this is kinda cool. I think these results are probably moreso because of a broadening definition of the word “geek” than they are the result some sort of mass acceptance of geek culture.

That being said, mark me down as taking it as a compliment. Geek pride!

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wedontgiveafrak:

Understatement of the Day: I suppose this means Star Wars is just “a family drama set in outer space”?
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Doctor Who: A madman kidnaps young women in a police box.Harry Potter: A group of friends tries not to die at a school in Scotland.Chronicles of Narnia: Four siblings play in a closet. 

wedontgiveafrak:

Understatement of the Day: I suppose this means Star Wars is just “a family drama set in outer space”?

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Doctor Who: A madman kidnaps young women in a police box.
Harry Potter: A group of friends tries not to die at a school in Scotland.
Chronicles of Narnia: Four siblings play in a closet. 

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goodbyehalycondays:

just found this on reddit. i’ve done this all of my life, and now i cannot say how glad i am that we now have a phrase to describe it.

goodbyehalycondays:

just found this on reddit. i’ve done this all of my life, and now i cannot say how glad i am that we now have a phrase to describe it.

(Source: donteverlookatthesun)

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goddamnpotterhead:

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emifail:

anyone who hasn’t seen kiss kiss bang bang GO WATCH IT NOW because it is literally the greatest thing ever created i am not even kidding you

THIS FUCKING MOVIE RIGHT HERE
ABSOLUTE PERFECTION

FAVOURITE MOVIE

 derp , derp .

This film is so underrated. I can’t even.

Every time I see something from this movie on my dash I feel compelled to watch it. Again. And again. And again. <3

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fromthispointon:

goddamnpotterhead:

iphysianthe:

emifail:

anyone who hasn’t seen kiss kiss bang bang GO WATCH IT NOW because it is literally the greatest thing ever created i am not even kidding you

THIS FUCKING MOVIE RIGHT HERE

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION

FAVOURITE MOVIE

 derp , derp .

This film is so underrated. I can’t even.

Every time I see something from this movie on my dash I feel compelled to watch it. Again. And again. And again. <3

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"If you look up stupid in the dictionary, there’s a picture of you!”
“Well. I’m not the one who had to look up stupid in the dictionary. And my dictionary hasn’t got pictures, you moron."
Ed Byrne (via awaitingcamelot)
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Sapiosexual

mooncurls:

Sapiosexual (n): a person who is sexually attracted to intelligence in others.

Sapiosexual (adj): of, or relating to, finding intellectual stimulation sexually arousing.

(via ellib)

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"It would be rude to alert the creators of UrbanDictionary.com to what the word “urban” means."
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Petrichor

readmorewikipedia:

Petrichor is the name of the scent of rain on dry earth.

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The Illustrated Tea Party Dictionary - Gawker

"Freedom: is defined as the rights of any individual to do anything, without government interference, as long as those things do not include falling in love with a member of one’s own gender, or deciding to get an abortion.”

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