Like, no, fuck you. “Separation of Church and State” DOES NOT MEAN “my religion shouldn’t be affected by your government!” Nobody is telling religious people that they cannot have political beliefs or be involved in the public square. We are telling them that they cannot let their religion affect how this country is governed.
And wanting higher education for everyone makes you a snob? Extending the access to higher education is now a BAD THING? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
Or right, because colleges are trying to “indoctrinate our college students into losing their faith.”
Yeah, I fucking bet you’d care oh so much if a Muslim or Jewish or Buddhist student “lost their faith” while in college. Get the fuck out.
- Woman: Can I have birth control?
- Government: No.
- Woman: I got pregnant because I didn't have birth control and I don't want the fetus. Can I have an abortion?
- Government: No.
- Woman: I gave birth to my child but since I wasn't expecting it, I can't afford daycare. Can I have help paying for it?
- Government: No.
- Woman: Well, why can't I have birth control?
- Government: Because. Sex isn't for recreation. It's for procreation.
- Woman: But it can help regulate my period and benefit me in other ways.
- Government: Too bad.
- Man: For no reason other than for recreational sex, may I have birth control?
- Government: Do you have a penis?
- Man: YES, YES I DO!!
- Government: WELL HOWDY, VALID CITIZEN. You can buy condoms by the dozens. Here, here's a pack of special condom for "His Pleasure." Oooh, these come in different colours and flavours. Here, try these. They have ribs on them. And this one glows in the dark!! LOL OMG DICK LIGHTSABER!!
- Government: But seriously, you're a man. You can do what ever you want.
- Woman: But-
- Government: Shut up, you sinning, freeloading hussy.
Republicans don’t even acknowledge that racism exists. There were a couple of new stats in the paper last week. One showed how blacks were treated way worse than whites by mortgage lenders. The other was about Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi who just pardoned like 200 prisoners as he was leaving office. Two thirds of the prisoners he pardoned were white, even though the prison population in Mississippi is two thirds black. And another study found that the odds would be ONE TRILLION TO ONE that that would be coincidental.
—Bill Maher (via barbiehighheels)
And what is the Republican solution to these outrageous inequalities? There isn’t one. And that’s the point. Denying racism is the new racism. To not acknowledge those statistics, to think of that as a ‘black problem’ and not an American problem. To believe, as a majority of FOX (News) viewers do, that reverse-racism is a bigger problem than racism, that’s racist.
A PAPERCUT IS EQUAL TO A GUNSHOT WOUND! THEY BOTH MAKE YOU BLEED, OKAY? LET’S NOT GET INTO OPPRESSION OLYMPICS, ALL BLEEDING IS BAD!
And I think it’s important to add that while looks don’t define us, they are certainly something to love ourselves because of, not despite. I love both of you, anons. <3
Yes. Yes I am. <3 <3 <3 The only reason anybody should try to lose (or gain) weight is if their weight is directly causing a health problem as shown through a serious conversation with their health provider. But even then, it doesn’t make them any less beautiful. You are beautiful, it’s society that’s ugly. We’ve been trained the think that fat = ugly, or unhealthy, or bad. But it’s not true. It’s just not. To hell with body ideals and a “I’m never good enough” mentality that is pushed on us by the media and beauty industry. You are beautiful.
Listen…. (I wouldn’t read this if you’re wearing anything that is easily bunched.)
It’s not that I’m against feminists. Alright? That’s sort of it actually. I’m not against anyone. I’m for everyone. I’m for equality, Equality for everyone. I fight for everyone, equally. I don’t fight especially hard for women, I don’t fight especially hard for gays, I don’t fight especially hard for transgender or queer people. I fight for equality on all fronts. I am an equalist. No choice, no gender, no genetic quality, no dysphoric feeling, no emotion, will ever make any human, less human. I’m also pretty against the ‘Fuck H8’ movement. Fighting hate with hate isn’t solving anyone’s problems. Education and compassion will. Teaching people equality, and expressing love in all forms will push humanity forward. I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t say that, that I’m pushing for humanity. Really, what else is there? We all have to work to push our species forward. Society is our greatest invention, and is being used against us as our greatest weakness. We will push forward, we have to. We cannot possibly have a sustainable society with all the hatred in the world.
I sort of understand where you’re coming from, but the reason we have to fight harder for certain groups (women, the LGBTQ community, racial minorities, people with disabilities, etc) is that there is not a level playing field. Would everyone benefit in some way by the wide spread elimination of all forms of hatred? Yes, of course, no matter what group(s) you belong to. But the fact of the matter is, certain people have far more privilege than others. Being a white heterosexual cis-gendered, middle class, young, able-bodied woman, I have a lot of privileges. The only one I don’t have is that I’m not male or male-identifying. Therefore, I don’t think that people who have more of these privileges need to be fought for like those who do not. I fight against sexism (which, to be clear, is only against women, since prejudice against men isn’t systematic) because men do not need to be fought for in society simply for being men. The same goes for fighting for ending racism. Racism against white people doesn’t exist, therefore I do not fight for everybody “equally.” Why should I focus on (or even care about) myself with regards to being against racism when I have the highest race-related privilege possible? The only thing I should be addressing about my whiteness is to realize that it affords me great privileges that I usually don’t even recognize, and to try to be more aware.
Fighting hate with hate might not be making the most progress, but I am never going to blame an oppressed person for hating their oppressors. Why not blame the oppressors and the propagators of hate in the first place? Why not address the source of the hatred (the oppressors) and not the individuals they hold back who, as a product of their oppression, hate in return? To achieve equality, we have to fight harder for oppressed groups than for the privileged or the non-oppressed. It’s as simple as that.