I unpacked some things and found a book from last semester that made me cry for a week literally the entire week I was reading it only tears fell and the moment I opened it up again I started bawling why did I DO THAT THAT WAS SO STUPID
Okay people keep laughing about how Harry Potter in The Goblet of Fire needed a haircut, but in the seventh book his hair was down to his shoulders, wasn’t it? And then in the epilogue he continues to have long hair, so it’s not even out of necessity. He keeps having long hair. But in the movies they don’t include that, as film is a much more visual media and they fuckin KNOW what would happen if they presented him like that. Stop teasing men for growing out their hair it’s not cute and is 100% related to associating feminine attributes (such as long hair in western cultures) with repulsion.
I took steps!! I am going back to college tomorrow and I wonder if I just don’t handle change well b/c I’m having a negative reaction again
Codariocalyx motorius, known as the telegraph plant or semaphore plant, is a tropical Asian shrub, one of a few plants capable of rapid movement. This plant is famous for its movement of small, lateral leaflets at speeds rapid enough to be perceivable with the naked eye. This is a strategy to maximise light by tracking the sun. Each leaf is equipped with a hinge that permits it to be moved to receive more sunlight, but the weight of these leaves means the plant must expend a lot of energy in moving it. To optimise its movement, each large leaf has two small leaflets at its base. These move constantly along an elliptical path, sampling the intensity of sunlight, and directing the large leaf to the area of most intensity. (Wikipedia)
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It can dance to music, guys! MUSE
Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out.
Seattle Mall Cop Arrested and Maced a bypassing Black Man during a Israel protest that he wasn’t involved in.
From the description:
Mall Cop Ignores White Guy Screaming Racial Slurs; Maces African American Bystander Instead
Innocent bystander pepper sprayed and arrested by Westlake security during protest in Seattle
Westlake Mall Cop Ignores Agitator, Maces African American Bystander at Israel Protest
Westlake security pepper spray & arrest innocent bystander after he’s harassed by pro Israel supporter during protest
Mall cop gets a call for a white man with his shirt off harassing and assaulting random people and protesters on the street. Cop finds him and squaring off with a passerby that he had shoved a moment prior (black man). Cop maces and arrests black man.
Everyone that witnessed the event is yelling “dude you are arresting the wrong guy”. Cop ignores them. White man walks off.
Ashamed that this happened in my city…
Demonstrators protest the violence in Gaza during a pro Palestine rally in Seattle. As protestors lined the sidewalks in Westlake Park, a pro Israel supporter walks by, harassing the demonstrators, yelling in peoples faces, screaming obscenities, and racial slurs. After crossing the street and harassing another group of demonstrators, the man tore off his shirt and began walking towards the group with fists clenched. As someone who wasn’t a part of the demonstration walked by, the pro Israel supporter turned and said something as he passed. The man then turned around as if he was going to swing, but thought better of it. The pro Israel supporter squared off with him, but a Westlake security guard who was watching the interaction pulled out his pepper spray, and sprayed the innocent passerby, grabbed him by the arm and tried to wrestle him to the ground.
Here’s what’s happening, according to witnesses: A man employed by the private company Valor Security, which guards Westlake Center, is unloading a can of mace in the face of 25-year-old Raymond Wilford, who says he was on his way inside the mall to meet a friend.
You can see Garland’s full photo set of the incident here. What did Wilford do to deserve being pepper-sprayed in the face? The mall’s security director says the incident is under investigation and the company has no comment. Nor would he tell me the guard’s name.
According to a Seattle police report, the mall cop told officers that when Wilford “took an aggressive step towards him he deployed his pepper spray.”
Westlake Mall Cop Ignores Agitator, Maces African-American Bystander at Israel Protest…..
Look, I fixed it.
More like fuck right off.
Being a feminist, and enjoying BDSM can be done together! ACTUAL BDSM CAN BE QUITE A LOVING EXPERIENCE DONE RIGHT. And by telling women that they’re brainwashed or being abused because they as FELLOW WOMEN enjoy participating in BDSM is NOT being a feminist. Let them do whatever the fuck they want, its their fucking right! They enjoy it, they FUCKING WANT IT. and if they don’t? THEN IT DOESN’T FUCKING HAPPEN YOU, HYPOCRITICAL NIPPLEDICK.
NOT TO MENTION WOMEN CAN BE THE “ABUSERS” TOO SO FUCKING STOP.
The basis of BDSM is violence. BDSM is built around violence. Violence isn’t love. You shouldn’t hurt the people you love, no matter how much they ‘consent’ to it. Consent is not the be all end all of sexual violence. As hello-missmayhem has said, “you can’t fantasize about pedophilia, play-act pedophilia, and then get mad when people call you a pedophile. same applies to all bdsm. I don’t care if it’s consensual. people can consent to all sorts of things. one guy literally consented to be killed, cooked, and eaten. that doesn’t make it right, or okay, or free them from criticism. and it didn’t save the cannibal from prison. maybe because consent is NOT the end-all-be-all of the kink conversation, or any conversation. if I consent to let you shoot me in the face, it’s still murder. if a woman consents to let a man abuse her, it’s still abuse…. what you don’t seem to understand is that your “kinks” don’t just stay in your bedroom, and they don’t only affect you. Actual women are actually being robbed of justice because of your kinks. you’re prioritizing the way you have orgasms over justice for rape victims.”
Maybe get an understanding of socialization and conditioning before you start defending things. Kinks aren’t innate. They are socialized into us. Women are not born with the innate want to be hit, subjugated and humiliated. We are groomed into wanting that by a patriarchal society.
Normalizing violence against women is NOT a feminist act. You don’t just claim to be a feminist. It has to be reflected in what you do. Otherwise, any misogynist can (and they do) claim to be feminists and gain the trust of women, only for those women to be mistreated.
Love, a woman who used to be involved in violent sex and started to critically analyze her behavior and unlearn the things that ultimately (in the long run) didn’t help me and made me feel worse.