April192014

Anonymous asked: Given that Alex Day is a rapist with an audience comprising mostly 13-18 year old girls, the whole 'audience' defense is actual bullshit. Plus majority of the allegations against these youtubers are about manipulation. So these victims say no, walk on the sidewalk thinking they are safe but get pressured and manipulated back into the middle of the street. Road safety is pretty black and white. Rape and sexual abuse comes in many shades of grey.

That’s what I was saying! It’s a ridiculous metaphor and it’s ridiculous (especially in this context) to say that someone can’t possibly have terrible, manipulative, victim-blaming attitudes just because young women and girls like him/her.

Also, to say that sexual assault/abuse is like road safety is to set up this idea that rape just accidentally happens to people, the way a totally well meaning person could just accidentally hit you if you were walking in the street and they didn’t see you.  Abuse doesn’t just happen the way accidents do, it gets done by people on purpose. It’s entirely different from road safety, and yet we blame people who are abused much more than those who were hit by cars.

5PM
April182014
johndarnielle:

you know what
I loved unicorns when I was eleven/twelve years old and then I learned that it was real soft and nerdy to love unicorns so I checked out of the whole unicorn-liking mindset because I felt a need to be hardening myself and copping a dark-stuff-only stance
then when I was 19 my girlfriend gave me a coffee cup with a unicorn on it and on receiving it I discovered that I had internalized some bullshit anti-unicorn stance and it made me sad
to those unicorns who didn’t get liked by me during my bullshit years: my bad, do you like carrots, I will leave a plate of carrots out by the back door, I also have oats

johndarnielle:

you know what

I loved unicorns when I was eleven/twelve years old and then I learned that it was real soft and nerdy to love unicorns so I checked out of the whole unicorn-liking mindset because I felt a need to be hardening myself and copping a dark-stuff-only stance

then when I was 19 my girlfriend gave me a coffee cup with a unicorn on it and on receiving it I discovered that I had internalized some bullshit anti-unicorn stance and it made me sad

to those unicorns who didn’t get liked by me during my bullshit years: my bad, do you like carrots, I will leave a plate of carrots out by the back door, I also have oats

(via wasarahbi)

April172014
12PM

a lot of bdsm porn blogs have started following me since folks got excited about my seder post

1AM
April162014

my friend just canceled plans with me which is fine but she was like “I HATE to cancel on you because of a boy” which is silly because if you hate it so much don’t do it?

10AM

also i wish tumblr would let you keep nice and cheery messages even after you respond to them

April152014
“They were not slaves. They were people. Their condition was slavery.” Julius Lester
9PM

i’m sorry but you don’t get to decide to stop being my friend and treat me like crap and make me be the one to tell you to stop bugging me after you constantly bail and talk shit about me and lecture me about not bringing mutual friends into it as you are bringing them into it and show up at my work and then ignore me when we work together and then randomly start laughing at my jokes when you overhear me telling them to someone else.

7PM

mightyflower:

to quote hamlet act III scene iii line 92, “no”

(via theashleyclements)

5PM
“To begin with, we must be wary of those who use the word “gratuitous” as an insult.” Alain Robbe-Grillet  (via johndarnielle)
2PM
“Here’s my advice: Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.” Blair Waldorf (via seabelle)

(Source: rhodeislandprep, via thegrownuplife)

12PM
thenyoudidcollide:

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Being a decent human being is keeping the promise anyway

thenyoudidcollide:

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Being a decent human being is keeping the promise anyway

(via hiimthehufflepuff)

10AM
“How long they choose to love you will never be your decision.” (via petitkatie)

(Source: kyhuk, via ima-cunt)

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