A gender neutral or gender inclusive pronoun is a pronoun which does not associate a gender with the individual who is being discussed.
Some languages, such as English, do not have a gender neutral or third gender pronoun available, and this has been criticized, since in many instances, writers, speakers, etc. use “he/his” when referring to a generic individual in the third person. Also, the dichotomy of “he and she” in English does not leave room for other gender identities, which is a source of frustration to the transgender and gender queer communities.
People who are limited by languages which do not include gender neutral pronouns have attempted to create them, in the interest of greater equality.
Back in the 1920s, one man set out to provide a detailed record of the societies that devour human flesh – and went so far as to taste it himself. American adventurer William Buehler Seabrook wrote of his experiences in his book Jungle Ways, published in 1931. His description is as follows:
It was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted. It was so nearly like good, fully developed veal that I think no person with a palate of ordinary, normal sensitiveness could distinguish it from veal. It was mild, good meat with no other sharply defined or highly characteristic taste such as for instance, goat, high game, and pork have. The steak was slightly tougher than prime veal, a little stringy, but not too tough or stringy to be agreeably edible. The roast, from which I cut and ate a central slice, was tender, and in color, texture, smell as well as taste, strengthened my certainty that of all the meats we habitually know, veal is the one meat to which this meat is accurately comparable
The account follows his travels in West Africa, where he spent time with the Guero people, and joined them as they feasted on human meat.
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was an American serial killer and rapist, also known as the Killer Clown, who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois.
All of Gacy’s known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park Township home; his victims would typically be lured to this address by force or deception and all but one victim were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a tourniquet (his first victim was stabbed to death). Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home; three further victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four known victims were discarded in the Des Plaines River.
Convicted of 33 murders, Gacy was sentenced to death for 12 of these killings on March 13, 1980. He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center on May 10, 1994.
And I thought my fetish for corn beef and feet was a little off, here’s an awesome documentary about dudes who take loving their cars to the next level. I included a manual after the video showing you how to make love to a car…if that’s your thing…
Harbin, China and their smog. Currently at 40X international standards.
View of China from space
A man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for shooting and killing three people who refused to sing “Happy Birthday.”
According to the Huffington Post, 20-year-old Delonte Thomas opened fire at a birthday party in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last July. The party was being held in celebration of an unnamed person who happened to share the same birth date as the girlfriend of Delonte Thomas. After party guests sang “Happy Birthday” to the guest of honor, Thomas demanded they sing another “Happy Birthday” rendition for his date. Nobody obeyed the request, which infuriated Delonte Thomas to the point of leaving the party and returning 20 minutes later with a semi-automatic handgun.
Three of the party guests were shot in the attack. Nobody was fatally wounded, which is amazing considering the number of times Delonte Thomas shot each of the party guests.
Thomas reportedly singled out one woman who outwardly objected to the idea of singing “Happy Birthday.” He shot her a total of nine times. Two other party guests were shot eight times each, but incredibly all three recovered from their injuries after surgery. One of the bullets went straight through a victim’s chest.
Officials reported on Monday that Delonte Thomas would be sentenced to 27 years in prison for the violent outburst, all over the song “Happy Birthday.” He was convicted of three counts of attempted murder.
Strangely, Delonte Thomas claimed in court he was playing the role of “peacemaker” after the “Happy Birthday” incident, but also said he doesn’t even remember the shooting.
“Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody deserves a second chance,” said Delonte Thomas. “I’m the peacemaker, I’m the one to try my best to make it through a situation. I don’t recall having a gun. I don’t recall shooting (anybody). I just hope to get some type of mercy here.”
There was quite a bit of debate over the sentence of Delonte Thomas. His defense attorney tried to reduce the term to 16 years, while the prosecution argued for each of the attempted murder charges to be served consecutively — totaling more than 40 years behind bars. According to the Hennepin County District Attorney, the judge decided to compromise on the “Happy Birthday” shooting and sentenced the 20-year-old to slightly over 27 years.