1. I teach an incredibly difficult subject to college students. When I am reading a student’s paper and trying to figure out whether she understands Hegel or not, the last thing I’m concerned about is a sentence ending in a preposition. Unless the formal elements of a student’s writing are so poor that I can’t decipher the intended meaning, I don’t worry about it and read past mistakes. Sure, I’ll toss in a correction here and there, but I’m not an editor. I’m reading for content, not for grammar.
2. As a college-level instructor, I teach students who are ESL, have learning disabilities, have highly variable high school backgrounds, and hail from different regions. I don’t always know the details of my students’ backgrounds, and hanging too much on following grammar rules to a T strikes me as problematic because it automatically disadvantages certain students.
3. I am the very definition of a member of the educated elite, but I use all kinds of weird colloquialisms. That, for example, I say “pry” instead of “probably” has absolutely nothing to do with my intelligence or education; rather, it has to do with my family, class, and regional background. How one follows grammar rules informally is not a good proxy for judging education or intelligence, and it sure as hell is not an appropriate way to judge someone’s worth.
Yessss. List under “some things I am greatly concerned about as someone who plans on teaching ESL”.
Lists that mix verbs and nouns!
Meet Dave! Dave likes yachting, whiskey, hamburgers, having sex with his girlfriend and his cat.
DO YOU SEE.
THIS IS WHY THE OXFORD COMMA IS IMPORTANT.
YOU GUYS THE OXFORD COMMA PREVENTS THINGS LIKE THIS IT’S SUPER IMPORTANT OKAY?
smnhjsfa. WHY I LOVE THE OXFORD COMMA. THIS. THIS RIGHT HERE.
There is a lot of misconception (and very likely, poor education) regarding kinks.
The biggest thing that people seem to either not realize or forget is this:
Having a certain preference to what somebody may want to incorporate into their sexual lives hardly means that they will act on it without discretion.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of people that have kinks!
Some may just prefer to keep it private, or others might incorporate it as a part of their life. Others will only act on it with a very special person or persons, while somebody else may prefer to act on it with multiple partners.
Provided that full and clear consent is given with all parties involved, there is nothing wrong with having a kink, or with those listed above — nor is there such a thing as having a “bad kink”.
EDIT: As an additional note, it should be noted that the fetishization of any group is boiling down characteristics of another being in an act of sexualization and stereotyping. Simply put, it is an oppressive act that is hurtful and downright wrong.
Please, separate the two in your mind. That is not what a kink is about.
I have already reblogged this recently, but I think the ETA is important.