In America, the courts have again and again given the police all sorts of leeway to royally screw up your life for almost no reason at all.
By “you” this article is referring to the white male who has the most rights. Historically women and PoC have been screwed out of these rights, and to suggest that such rights apply to everyone would be laughable.
Really, do we expect a government that counted blacks as “less than human” and women as “men’s property” to observe human rights for white guys? Just a thought.
Regardless, we need to work against this. But it is hard when you have so many anti-liberty and anti-human rights Supreme Court rulings.
I have a statcounter account to track the visitors of this blog, and LOL someone searched “darwin sex tumblr” on google and found my blog through it. Woot woot. Hello stranger, I like your use of keywords.
Also on that note someone has gone to my blog via facebook, which is weird because I have shared this blog on facebook maybe once, a very very long time ago. So I am wondering if anyone has possibly shared a post of mine on their facebooks or something. Ah, I am rambling.
Seeing all these stories in the news about how people call 911 but then don’t actually get any help (the cops never show up, the operator hangs up, tons of crazy shit has happened) is actually pretty terrifying to me.
This is because I always have dreams about being attacked, chased, etc. and in my dreams whenever I call 911 it is always completely unhelpful, either I get the wrong number or I can’t dial it in at all. Same with my voice, when I am in trouble in dreams I always lose it and cannot scream for help.
More grounded in reality, I think these stories show how important self-defense (and perhaps gun rights) are, because you can never trust the police / the state to protect you.
Human beings are not rational. We are prone to making certain kinds of logical flaws. We have inherited traditions that may or may not fit the current times. All our experiences from birth influence our perceptions and behaviors, whether or not we want it to. The human mind is prone to see conspiracy where none exists, to see intention where none exists and to see groups instead of individuals. None of this is particularly logical.
We can become more rational but it takes effort. It takes education and analysis of things like privilege and sexism. And feminism provides this.
I am a libertarian feminist because I want to eradicate prejudice. I want to treat others as individuals, not as the sum of the prejudices I carry around in my head. The world would be a better place if we were all treated as individuals, and empowered to act as individuals.
Started from the bottom now I’ve got 600 drafts and no idea what to do with them all.
Ugh I have so many drafts that I’ve started on this blog. Mostly lengthy responses about political issues in which I either did not have time or didn’t have the right words to conclude my end of the debate how I wished, so I just saved it for later.
Of course later never came and now I’m stuck with all of these drafts. On one hand, this is good material I want on my blog. On the other, it is incomplete and overwhelming and ahh I think too much.
you can preach about slut-shaming all you want, but you can’t deny there’s something very wrong with 13 and 14-year old girls going out in skirts and dresses so short they barely cover their asses and shirts with necklines so low they show off cleave they haven’t got yet, drinking and even smoking and hooking up with guys before they even have a substantial knowledge of how sex and sexual relationships work.
Thank YOU HOLY SHIT
yeah this is why we have an age of consent thing
sexualizing young girls is disturbing and it’s even more horrifying when they do it to themselves
Okay, no but listen. You cannot slut shame a child because a child cannot be a slut. Let’s have fun with our diction, shall we?
I am a in my 20s and sexually active. Very sexually active. I am, in fact, a slut. I mean, I am. Because I, a consenting adult, have made the conscious choice to be sexually active with many different people at many different times. And, if I decide to wear short skirts and shorts and crop tops and write my phone number on a guys hand at the bar, that is a choice I made as an adult. That is why an age of consent exists. Because, as an adult, I am capable of consenting.
Now, a 13 yr old girl might also wear short skirts and shorts and crop tops and write her phone number on boys’ hands in the cafeteria or wherever the fuck kids are hanging out these days. She might even be having sex. She really might. Here’s why she is not a slut and I am: she is a child. She is not old enough to consent to anything. She is a little girl who has been raised in a society that teaches her that that behavior is expected from her. She walks to school everyday and passes by 5 billboards with women splayed across a man because of his body spray or toothpaste or car or wart remover cream. So, when she turns 13 and wants to be “womanly”, her idea of how women behave has been embedded as what you would describe as “a slut”. So, maybe, just maybe, instead of worrying about the clothing of a child, we should examine what about our society has made that child want those clothes.
Also, let’s take a quick detour to discuss how any adult looking at a 13 yr old girl in a miniskirt and thinking “slut” instead of “child” is a huge, huge part of the problem. And, to be perfectly honest, I’m going to say that, in that context, the adult is the one with the bigger problem.
In my experience, both personally and as a youth mentor, preteen girls who dress provocatively and/or start having sex young are more likely to have experienced childhood sexual abuse, abuse of other forms (neglect, emotional, physical, etc), have mental disorders, or suffer from low self esteem as a result of the measurably sharp drop in self-esteem in girls right around puberty. Slut-shaming children for their choices is a ridiculously ignorant and dangerous thing to do. These girls deserve compassion, education and unconditional respect, not shame and ridicule for fucks sake.
Bolded the most relevant part for emphasis.