Oh god! Life is so charming sometimes. I am reading this book (Notes from Underground) and I came across a word I’ve seen a thousand times, a word I have a general understanding of, but have never bothered to define. So I open my dictionary app (oh iPhone, how I love thee) and BAM. It’s the word of the day.
Wake up. Go on tumblr. Get pissed of by ALL THE SEXISM.
Here, the French novelist and author of Les Misérables (1862) eloquently expresses what we’d today call the deontological libertarian argument: freedom for freedom’s sake.
There’s a sanctimonious attachment mama on my new Persephone post and it took all of my energy to not be a pedantic asshole and correct her spelling while politely smacking down her “not judging (TOTALLY JUDGING)” comment.
That chick was soooo passive-aggressive. The second, “apologetic” comment, where she was all “oh, I’m sorry! It’s just confusing to me when mothers HATE THEIR BABIES and stick pins in them”? Seriously. MOM POLiCE.
Read the article. File sanctimonious comments under “seriously, how do you not know that you’re being incredibly rude?” If you have a legitimate question about why someone chose to use one technique over another, the ONLY thing you have to do is ask why said technique was chosen. There is no need to preface your question with a hundred words about how you are the best person ever and all your ideas are vastly superior. Come on, people.