hithaer said: Why do people say "I identify as such-and-such" instead of "I am such-and-such"? For instance, if someone asked me my religion, then I would reply that I am a Catholic. But other people might say something along the lines of "I identify as Catholic."
i don’t see anything wrong with the word identify in itself. but i think the way it’s used is starting to bug me now, because i think people use it to: 1. show how in touch with the jargon they are and thus have the “right” mindset, and 2. they think that because they identify as something, and feeling is 100% right, they have the final say in something. idk, i’m starting to prefer “i am gay” and “i am a woman” (trans or not) over “i identify as gay” and “i identify as female”
Identify is just the latest victim on the long list of words that tumblr has abused into annoying almost-meaninglessness for me.
A moment of silence for those we’ve lost since tumblr’s inception.
…We will miss you dear friends.
Oh no. Cracked vibranium shield.
How can we have Captain America without his vibranium shield?
If only there were some way to get more vibranium!
Oh no. Broken jet-powered glider wings.
How can we have The Falcon without his jet-powered glider wings?
If only there were someone who knew how to rebuild these wings!
AND THE ANSWER IS NEVER EVER TONY STARK.
#casual reminder that marvel refuses to put t’challa in the movies because they can’t stand a black man being smarter than tony
Tony Stark is the reason they’re in that mess too.
[ ] NOT TOLD
[ ] TOLD
[x] FUCKING TOLD
[x] KNIGHTS OF THE TOLD REPUBLIC
[x] STONE TOLD STEVE AUSTIN
[x] CURE FOR THE COMMON TOLD
[x] BEN TOLDS
[x] THE 40 YEAR TOLD VIRGIN
[x] 007: TOLDENEYE
[x] TEXAS TOLD’EM
[x] AUSTIN POWERS IN TOLDMEMBER
I’m so sorry. I couldn’t resist.
my mom called my older brother a capitalist today
(Source: shrekyourself, via shutthefuckupotherkin)