On Stalin’s birthday, the custom was that Stalin would meet with honor students and ask them questions. Maria meets with Stalin, she is a senior in high school. “Who is your mother?” he asked. “Russia,” she said. He then asked, “Who is your father?” “Stalin” she said. “What do you want to be?” he asked. “A doctor” said Maria. She was sent to one of the best medical schools.

Second student, Vladimir greets Stalin. Stalin asks the same two questions, and Vladimir answers, “My mother is Russia and my father is Stalin.” “What do you want to be?” asked Stalin. “An engineer” replied Vladimir. So he was sent to the best engineering school.

Then Boris meets with Stalin who asks him the same two questions. Boris answers, “My mother is Russia and my father is Stalin.” “What would you like to be?” asks Stalin. “An orphan” replies Boris.

joke from late 1940’s in Romania, as recited by Eva Mozes-Kor. (via gedenkenbrauchtwissen)




After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.



The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons

I go to the University of Utah and I literally had no idea this was happening. Wow. Not surprised though. There’s a lot of hatred here, under the repressed white heteronormativity.