24%. Nearly a quarter of people whose deepest hope isn’t a vacation home or a third car or a business of their own. But just to not spend their life worrying about how much they owe someone else.
And how much of that debt is for things we’ve been told were necessary- student loans, auto loans because public transit isn’t an option, credit cards and medical expenses because they can’t afford health insurance. Yeah, I’m sure some of it is on other things, less necessary things, but so much of our culture is bent on tying people down to as much debt as it possibly can.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
Let’s teach young men that there’s nothing wrong with platonic friendships.
Let’s show them that you can and should make emotional connections with people that aren’t predicated on sex.
Let’s stop shipping every two guys we see on screen together.
Let’s raise a generation of boys who are capable of viewing other human beings as something other than sexual objects.
people who exercise in order to get rid of period cramps are the ones surviving the apocalypse.
1. Thinking It’s Not OK to Talk About It - the only way to bridge the gap and move forward as a more unified society is to talk about it: all of it.
2. Using Culture-Specific Slang to Relate to Other Races
3. Assuming Biracial People Identify More with One Side Than the…
I am so glad to see this!
bless this post
I am so sick of seeing slender women posed as villains, as though their existence is a direct attack on other body types. I fucking love this post.
Omfg thank you, I’m a bigger girl myself but fuck there’s no point in trying to make skinnier gals feel bad for being smaller.
no one cares if you don’t like short hair on girls shut the fuck up
This paradox involves significant mental gymnastics. But as more and more people come forward with accusations, as the pattern of historical and ongoing abuse of power becomes harder to ignore, the paradox gets harder to maintain. We are faced with two alternatives: either women and children are lying about rape on an industrial, organised scale, or rape and sexual abuse are endemic in this society, and have been for centuries. Facing up to the reality of the latter is a painful prospect.