So I was just going over in my head what I’m doing on Sunday (catching the train home - two shorter trains then one more for the majority of the trip). I’m meeting my dad on the way to get the long train.
I just thought to myself “Ah yeah so I’m meeting my parents at R and we’re getting the train”. Apart from no. I’m meeting my dad’s new partner for the first time and my mum is actually dead.
Weird how over two years later my brain can still forget for a split second.
This map should be included in every history book.
Let’s take a moment to talk about this. I mean, because first off, “Tell cars not to hit kids.” Well, yeah, we do that all the fucking time, idiot. Ever seen signs like these?
We have classes and signs and laws about it, and people are constantly reminded. So your argument only works if we put up signs everywhere reminding assholes not to rape. But you’d rather talk about how rape victims have it coming to them.
But the dumbest part of this crap? Roads exist for cars to drive on. Children need to be careful to cross the street because they’re entering into an environment that exists specifically for something that is dangerous to them. The only way this shit is a valid comparison is if you think that bars, parties, and the world in general exists specifically for men to have sex with women. And I gotta break it to the guys who support this stupidity- your dicks are not that important. So knock off this bullshit and stop excusing rapists.
God fucking bless this commentary
Everything above, and:
Kids don’t live full-time in the middle of a road. They have to cross roads now and then, but they spend the vast majority of their time in schools or houses or playgrounds where there aren’t any cars.
But since the majority of sexual assaults are by someone the victim knows and often by partners, there’s really no option to “get out of the road” and go to a place there’s zero risk of sexual assault. (I mean, you could live alone your whole life and only go out for necessities and never have visitors, but that’s a rather larger and more depressing lifestyle commitment than playing in the yard instead of the street.)
If you think that sexual assaults only happen at frat parties and in dark alleys, then I guess this sort of makes sense? It’s still wrong, because we really shouldn’t be so complacent about “oh yeah, those places have rapists like swamps have mosquitos, nothing we can do about it”, but that doesn’t matter because it’s not true. Your average dark alley doesn’t have anything creepier than some really stinky dumpsters, because most sexual assaults take place in people’s homes.
I’d really like to know how exactly women are expected to “look both ways” in this context.
- Confused about gender presentation
- Angry about an email sent by and then followed up by ignorant people
- Scared about having felt so disconnected this evening
- Anxious about travelling later this week. Fuck. I haven’t been out of Bton for.. six months? Or home for eleven.
- Frustrated that my physical health isn’t that good and is probably being made worse by my mental health.
- Insecure about all of the above and feeling like a weird fragmented person.
</3am life dissatisfaction post>
dont make “i identify as [funny thing]” or “my preferred pronouns are [funny things]” jokes if youre cis. i cant believe some people dont get that its a shitty thing to do but in case you havent realized: thats incredibly shitty. stop
or “I don’t care what pronouns you use for me” if you’re cis. You’re not being cool or more open-minded, you’re being way ignorant of your cis privilege and undermining the whole idea of PGPs
Omfg yes PLEASE. I have been in more than a few rooms where people have been like ‘yeah call me anything, call me elephant if you want lol’/’I don’t mind what you call me! He, she, they, it, whatever!’. It makes me then having to state a ‘non-standard’ pronoun even more awkward, so thanks for that.
Can you please not.
Oh Christmas punk, oh Christmas punk
How badass are your baubles…
- I have green hair.. maybe I should attempt this??
A friend, comrade, and squatmate, Ira Putiloss has been detained today by UKBA officials. Ira is an LGBTQ person from Russia who is currently claiming asylum in the U.K for her own safety. In Russia she was harrassed, followed and attacked by state officials, the police and NeoNazis because of…
This is really terrifying. If you’re in or around London and can do so consider attending a solidarity group or demo. If not there’s the petition.
Indeed: Who says anarchy, says negation of government; who says negation of government says affirmation of the people; who says affirmation of the people, says individual liberty; who says individual liberty, says sovereignty of each; who says sovereignty of each, says equality; who says equality, says solidarity or fraternity; who says fraternity, says social order.
By contrast: who says government, says negation of the people; who says negation of the people, says affirmation of political authority; who says affirmation of political authority, says individual dependency; who says individual dependency, says class supremacy; who says class supremacy, says inequality; who says inequality, says antagonism; who says antagonism, says civil war; from which it follows that who says government, says civil war.
Yes, anarchy is order, whereas government is civil war.