This kid at work told me that he was going to take me out for Sweetest Day. I said alright, pick me up in the parking lot after my shift…. joking around, of course, and we both knew it. So today I go into work and I convinced him, with tears in my eyes, that I waited in the parking lot for him until 4 am, until the cops came and took me to Wendy’s because they felt bad that I got stood up on Sweetest Day.
“Not being assaulted is not a privilege to be earned through the judicious application of personal safety strategies. A woman should be able to walk down the street at 4 in the morning in nothing but her socks, blind drunk, without being assaulted, and I, for one, am not going to do anything to imply that she is in any way responsible for her own assault if she fails to Adequately Protect Herself. Men aren’t helpless dick-driven maniacs who can’t help raping a vulnerable woman. It disrespects EVERYONE.”—
Emily Nagoski. no idea who she is, but i thank her. there is no excuse for rape and anyone who excuses it is insulting both the victim and the rapist. (via rapeisnotajoke)
Even after I’ve told them I don’t believe in it, that I don’t believe in heaven or hell. Can’t people just respect that? You can’t tell me that, “It’s a sure thing. So where would you rather go? Heaven, right?” I’m sorry, but for me, it is not a sure thing. Maybe as far as I’m concerned, we all…