Reminder about not-conventionally-passing trans Minerva and how pretty she is.
I would be interesteed in your thoughts on something:
Why is unionizing in IT so difficult? What can we do to facilitate it?
Now. There is a Wendy's and a McDonald's each about the same distance from my house. I know they have approximately the same menu and prices. I don't think I believe either one tastes better.
I know that I am definitely more likely to purchase Wendy's, because when I was a teenager I somehow absorbed an image of that brand being more human and earnest. That came from their PR infiltration into the culture, and even there I am still extremely dubious about the effect of their actual ads.
I dunno, it's such a huge part of capitalism it seems irresponsible to dismiss advertising as relatively harmless noise, but either a) it's somehow extracting money from me in completely invisible ways, b) my experience is not representative of the people they target for effective profit -- and howdy that thought smells -- or c) its all useless and doesn't actually work. I dunno
I search on Google, they perfectly well have the capability to filter information getting to me. I doubt my adblock is so smart that they're the slightest bit hampered in getting any information they want about my browsing habits. I am advertised to, even if less than I could be. If any connection exists between my purchasing habits and ads I've seen, its incredibly subtle... most of my spending is to the geographically nearest grocery store to my house on the geometrically cheapest brands.
I have adblock, I don't watch television, my primary social media is Discord. Not to claim immunity, but I really have cut down the total acreage of advertising space in my life and that's gotta count for something. If sassy brand Twitters are the way they "get us", then why does the conventional advertising still exist? Is the whole thing, as financial history has shown can perfectly well be, an industry of smoke and mirrors?
I don't know what to make of advertising. Google, Facebook, and Twitter, all multi-billion dollar companies make it (and its efficient targeting) their entire business model. Ads are perpetually getting denser, louder, more abundant. You hear about the attention economy, and brands as personas, "you are not immune to propaganda", "today we will eat at mcdonald", but... how effective is it really?
my junior high: "The children are unhealthy! They do not play outside, and are showing clear signs of depression and stress."
my junior high: *looks at its rigid factory-style schedule, huge workloads, and endemic bullying problem*
my junior high: "We must hire a man to yell at them for not exercising. Also he will mention the word 'condom' one time."
you are not immune to propaganda/propaganda Show more
this is a lot of effort for a meme
health/body-related problems, weird positivity Show more
I'm sitting here with a hot bean bag on my tummy to ease my abdominal cramping. I had a migraine this morning and nausea often. This might be about as close to menstruation as a person with no uterus can get.
While it is all-around gross to gender menstruation, I can remember a few times that cis women have made me feel I hadn't "earned" my womanhood through the pain of having a period. Well now I'm 60% there 400% of the time, and it's awful. Chill.
nsfw furry art, porn Show more
See more: (including alts)
All my NSFW art:
fictional violence Show more
omg it's like that scene in Men in Black when they're in the shooting range and Will Smith only fires one shot, at the little girl target
There's a conversation to be had here about pushing for more robust and useful content warnings in social media.
But what's the deal with this correlation? I love the pink lace aesthetic, it scratches an itch in me. But I'm also coming to get unnerved by it because of how often it's gone *that* direction. That's not at all been my experience with vore... or transformation where you might expect some relation to body integrity stuff.
I just don't get it.
Furry artist - 24 - USA - she/her - dragon
Yiff.Life is oriented towards those in the furry and LGBTQA+ communities.