From that moment on mom would flinch at every little thing

From that moment on mom would flinch at every little thing

thegrouchies:

"A riot is the language of the unheardMartin Luther King Jr.

legendary-piece-of-fic:

Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:

Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?

And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.

Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.

Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.

"Questions about the sexualization of childhood bring us close
to questions about sex and power. Our age and culture has a laudable aversion to abuses of power in personal relationships. Serious personal and institutional alertness to the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults is a relatively recent development which goes some way to rectifying a long history of, sometimes wilful, ignorance and the marginalization of vulnerable people’s experiences. That is an important gain, and although there is still some way to go before people throughout society experience full protection from abuses of power in sexual terms, it is a reminder that some modern social trends are deeply welcome."

The Church of England

attn: james franco

"As the welfare state is hollowed out, a culture of compassion is replaced by a culture of violence, cruelty and atomization. Within the existing neoliberal historical conjuncture, there is a merging of violence and governance and the systemic disinvestment in, and breakdown of, institutions and public spheres that have provided the minimal conditions for democracy. A generalized fear now shapes American society - one that thrives on insecurity, precarity, dread of punishment, and a perception of constant lurking threats. Americans occupy a historical conjuncture in which everything that matters politically, ethically and culturally is being erased - either ignored, turned into a commodity or simply falsified."

sexpigeon:

Dream life / Real life

sexpigeon:

Dream life / Real life

"A 2008 study found that women showed signs of arousal watching pretty much anything… except pictures of naked men"

Wow my nervous insurance agent is not playing games.

Wow my nervous insurance agent is not playing games.