Of all a deer’s senses, their eyesight is the worst.
I don’t know what I was expecting but this was so much better than that
"it’s fucking boiling" - any british person when the temperature gets higher than 20°C
I’m just a teenage dirtbag, baby, like you.
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”"
Libby Anne (via natasharoman-off)
NOT TO start a debate, but I think this post is quite negative, and that people need to consider both sides of the story. While women today benefit from the achievements of the feminist movement, they might not feel a particular connection with it today - perhaps because of the representation of feminism in the media, their own personal views or experiences, or the recent new surge in feminism, especially on the internet, which has at times been controversial.
Either way, what is happening right now is a reaction to what has been happening lately, like the controversy surrounding Robin Thicke, #yesallwomen, and #freethenipple. Some people feel distanced from feminism - that it is not relevant to their lives, that it is not about issues that are important to them, that the infighting between different subgroups renders it confusing or ineffective - and to say that this disconnection some people feel towards feminism is purely the fault of the individual is to ignore these issues.
Responding to the “I’m not a feminist” phenomenon with anger or aggression is understandable, but at the end of the day, it isn’t helpful. Perhaps a more positive response is to ask, why do some people feel this way? What can the feminist movement as a whole do to change this negative outlook? How can people reconnect with something they feel so disconnected from? Blaming or shaming people for their feelings and opinions is not what feminism is about. Surely it’s about people coming together, not driving each other apart.
(EDIT: I’ve just found this article, which goes into a lot more detail than I have, and raises a lot of interesting points to think about)
The big question of the Commonwealth Games. [x]
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Teacher: Sit down until the bell rings
never swap headcanons with me unless you either want tooth-rotting fluff or soul-shattering angst
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