"If a female student got drunk and had her car stolen the university would call the police. If she got drunk and had her computer stolen, they would call the police. If she got drunk and had her phone stolen, they would call the police. The fact that she was drunk would not even be factored in when assessing if a crime had been committed. But if she gets drunk and has her body invaded and her humanity stolen, school administrations are perplexed about what to do."
International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons offered these words (via Facebook) in response to the May 3, 2014 New York Times’ “Fight Against Sex Assaults Holds Colleges to Account” article. (via tgieph)
- calling the legitimate anger of oppressed people “drama” or “hate”
- referring to allocation of human rights as simply “politics”
- referring to basic human empathy as “political correctness”
- the childlike refusal to admit mistakes and throwing a literal tantrum
- "it’s just my opinion"
- jessa: why does everything hurt
- joe: humans are emotional fleshy beings
- jessa: i wanna be a cyberman
- joe: delete
"If men were socialized to desire love as much as they are taught to desire sex, we would see a cultural revolution."
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (2001)
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I got high last night, and woke with this on my table
when people tell you to calm down when they’re talking about your favorite show
"People seem to think embracing life means to jump off cliffs and kiss strangers. Maybe it’s just slowly learning to love yourself."
*looks at straight couple* so which one of you is the YA protagonist and which is the romantic subplot?
18th century calico designs by Irish artist William Kilburn (1745-1818)
this lion really got eyelashes
this lion is prettier than i am
we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.