|—||C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (via kushandwizdom)|
Ladies, you will be eleven the first time a boy tries to kiss you and you will wonder if it’s normal to be this nervous. you will regret it within the hour because society has taught you that you are worth nothing more than your purity. you will feel dirty and disgusting and spend the next hour trying to scrub the trace of him from your lips.
Ladies, you will be fifteen the first time a boy asks you out. maybe you will fall in love. maybe you won’t. all you know is it feels wrong when his hands wander to places they shouldn’t. you will get nervous because you have been taught that only sluts will give in but only prudes won’t. he will try to get what he wants and you will not find the strength to fight him off. you will ask him to stop through your tears and he will tell you “you don’t know how to have fun.” you will remember his words and you will remember that, in this world, it doesn’t matter what you want, all that matters is that boys have their fun.
Ladies, you will be nineteen the first time a boy is just a little too drunk. he will not stop even when you ask him to. he will whisper in your ear and it will make you want to throw up your dinner. he will break every inch of you he touches and he will leave you to pick up your own pieces. he will not listen because he does not care. the words “no” and “stop” have failed you again and you will start wonder if they mean anything anymore.
Ladies, you will be twenty-two the first time a boy you thought you loved leaves you broken after he has had his fun. you will remember all that matters is boys having their fun but it feels wrong that you have to feel so shattered inside. your friends will tell you it doesn’t matter because you were already dating and you will begin to believe them.
Ladies, you will be twenty-four the first time you realize you may never be safe. you will realize nothing in this world is protecting you from your biggest fear. you will live your life with everyone telling you “not all men” but that’s not what you remember. you remember rubbing your skin until you bleed because maybe then you wouldn’t feel his touch on you. you remember burning your clothes and cutting your hair because maybe then his scent wouldn’t follow you. you remember the man who struck up a perfectly regular conversation with you yesterday but for some reason you were uncomfortable, you were scared. you remember walking through a dark alley last week with pepper spray in your hand. you remember your daddy who told you never to walk alone when you were thirteen. you remember your uncle telling you to be careful because “you never know what a man will do” when you were sixteen. you remember being taught to fear men. you remember being taught they will do terrible things if they had the chance. then you remember the same people who taught you these things expect you to “give the guy a chance.”
|—||"He gets really touchy and I feel like eventually he might rape me." // k.c.w. (via dreamingtravesty)|
"That’s why I’m doing this."
You’re not telling them to like it, but you’re telling them to accept it and tolerate it??
So the freedom you want isn’t accessible to them?
Instead on enforcing your lifestyle on people who are unaware, enlighten them and then give them the freedom to come to their own conclusions..
Unpopular opinion, but I generally believe the only way we can all get along is if we understand each other more, instead of dictating how others should live and who has access to what freedoms.
Because that’s the point.
They don’t have to like it, like him or his lifestyle, but they have to accept that’s what he or she love their lifestyle and not be threaten by other because of it.
There are things and issue I have with some groups but I support their freedom and their right.
I’m 100% for people living how they want as long as they’re not hurting anyone. I would never wish for someone to live a lie simply to please the masses.. That’s cruel and unfair..
However, I’ve always wondered, what about the freedoms of people who don’t want to accept it, they are then labelled.. Simply because they don’t agree. Where is there freedom?
Interesting point of view.
I think the challenge here isn’t that people who have opposing views aren’t being given the freedom to not accept something or that they’re being labeled, rather that they are unwilling to be enlightened and learn from other’s people’s point of view. Other people would call that arrogance. And that’s the struggle many people face today. Straying from social norms makes them targets for people like this to inhibit them from expressing themselves.
What’s important, however, is that instead of criticizing others, people should be open to learning about others. No one is enforcing their lifestyle on others. But in order to enlighten people on their lifestyles, people should first have common decency to ask about something they’re unaware about rather than choose to dislike something they know nothing about. It’s not even about respect. It’s about being polite. There’s too much hegemony in this world for people to be spreading this type of ignorance.
And then the Realist chimes in: People are going to hate this. Not what I have to say, necessarily, but what he/she is doing. I’m all for freedom and equality and blah blah blah useless bullshit. We honestly have WAY BIGGER problems than this, but whatever I’m down. I don’t care if she is representing me, I do care about how distracting it is for her to be presented to me. It’s that simple. She is a distraction, but maybe a necessary distraction? I can’t really tell that because I’ll get into it back and forth with myself. So I will end it with I would appreciate it if he/she is not televised because of the uproar and basic distraction from other important events.
Okay so now let me try to say something useful. People are naturally selfish, that’s human nature. I recently wrote a paper on it and I feel very strongly about it. This he/she is changing up the norms and the everyday to-do list of (where ever she’s representing). People don’t like that, people don’t like change. I appreciate change when it’s needed.
Thesis: We as the people need to open up our minds and change our society from a capitalist dictatorship to a post-modernism outlook which concentrates on human existence and popular opinion, only then can we succeed in creating a new future that centers around happiness and not a profit.
I can literally relate money to anything in the entire world.
Can I just say that this man who isn’t the “ordinary citizen” handled this splendidly..
9 words to make you really think.
This. Is. Profound.
This is something everyone should see
|—||Isobel Thrilling (via kushandwizdom)|
words cannot describe the appreciation i have for the person who put this together
ok so I have a friend who has a 6 year old daughter with a prosthetic arm and a while ago I told her to go watch the winter soldier because it was so good
and she just texted me that she watched it and that her daughter is begging to have her prosthetic remade to look like Bucky’s
im gonna cry omg
update: her doctor is working to get her a customized one :)