“Thanking God and saying prayers for yourself is arrogant and selfish. There are people in much worse situations than you. Why should you be a higher priority? Why are you so special? WHY? I’ll tell you why. It’s because your god is really nothing more than an extension of your own ego.”—DarkMatter2525
What people THINK I said:I'M A FUCKING MAN HATING DYYYYYYKE I HATE THE MALE SPECIES BRA BURNING HAIRY ARMPITS FOR LIFE FUCK MEN EVERY MAN IS A FUCKING ASSHOLE WHO RUN THIS MOTHA GURLS WOMEN SHOULD BE SPELLED WOMYN CUT OFF ALL THE PENISES
“Sex education should focus not just on the mechanics of heterosexual sex and how to keep it safe – important as these are – but on varieties of sex. Sex between girls, sex between boys; the importance of enthusiastic consent – in effect, discussion of how to have good sex rather than just safe sex. The fact that girls as well as boys enjoy sexual activity is important to emphasise. I’ll never forget overhearing a conversation on a bus where a boy was asking a female friend of mine, both around 18, why girls masturbated. That alone demonstrates to me the need for better education.”—Simone Webb (Underage sex isn’t automatically a problem | Comment is free | The Guardian)
“Since the publication of my first book “The End of Faith,” thousands of people have written to tell me I am wrong not to believe in God. The most hostile of these communications have come from Christians. This is ironic as Christians generally imagine that no faith imparts the virtues of love and forgiveness more effectively than their own. The truth is that many who claim to be transformed by Christ’s love are deeply, even murderously intolerant of criticism. While we may want to ascribe this to human nature, it is clear that such hatred draws considerable support from the bible. How do I know this? The most disturbed of my correspondents always cite chapter and verse.”—Sam Harris (via thatbeardedatheist)
So it’s my birthday and I’m on Facebook, and I can see a whole lot of my fb ‘friends’ are online and commenting/posting/doing fb shit, and they haven’t bothered to wish me a happy birthday. That may sound really conceited of me, but I just see it as so rude. And as a cherry on top, one of them posted a snide comment on an atheist picture I sent to my friend, and two more of them liked his comment. I just see it as really rude :/ Every page on facebook will tell them on the right-hand side that it is my birthday, and I’ve always felt that liking someone else’s rude comment en masse is a form of bullying.
So I’m considering unfriending quite a few people by the end of the day.
“Well, I just see a lot of people who are really terrified of the “f-word.” A lot of women these days, a lot of young women don’t want to call themselves feminists. You have this cheap, hideous “girl power” sort of fad, which I think is pretty benign at best, but at worst, I think it’s a way of taking the politics out of feminism and making it some kind of fashion. I see a lot of young female performers—and Joni is kind of an older guard—who do not call themselves feminist, but would certainly believe in their own right to self-determination, and wouldn’t want anybody to stop them from becoming themselves. They just refuse to recognize the relationship between their lives and those of other women, or feel any solidarity there. And that scares me, because I think if we can’t use the word feminist, if it’s some kind of taboo or dirty word, or means you’re ugly, or you’re angry, or you’re not dateable [laughs], then you’ve just reduced the language by a whole concept. I just don’t know any other word than “feminist” that describes a person who believes women are people.”—Ani DiFranco (via kasiemba)
Thank you for not walking away from me when you had every right to. Thank you for not giving up on me. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for the happiness that only you can bring me. Thank you for pushing me when I’ve wanted to give up. Thank you, thank you, thank you for loving me.
“Rape culture is telling girls and women to be careful about what you wear, how you wear it, how you carry yourself, where you walk, when you walk there, with whom you walk, whom you trust, what you do, where you do it, with whom you do it, what you drink, how much you drink, whether you make eye contact, if you’re alone, if you’re with a stranger, if you’re in a group, if you’re in a group of strangers, if it’s dark, if the area is unfamiliar, if you’re carrying something, how you carry it, what kind of shoes you’re wearing in case you have to run, what kind of purse you carry, what jewelry you wear, what time it is, what street it is, what environment it is, how many people you sleep with, what kind of people you sleep with, who your friends are, to whom you give your number, who’s around when the delivery guy comes, to get an apartment where you can see who’s at the door before they can see you, to check before you open the door to the delivery guy, to own a dog or a dog-sound-making machine, to get a roommate, to take self-defense, to always be alert always pay attention always watch your back always be aware of your surroundings and never let your guard down for a moment lest you be sexually assaulted and if you are and didn’t follow all the rules it’s your fault.”—From Shakesville, on rape culture. (via weretelling)