Neil’s words from the last episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”
So, I ask to the women who are still not sure about rape culture, patriarchy, or male supremacy, if you see the problem behind a culture in which “no” is punishable, but where failure to say “no” makes any violation of your personhood your own fault. When you sit back for a moment and think to yourself that surely you can say no to men, and that I am blowing things way out of proportion, then at least do this test within your own life: Start saying No more often when No is what you really want to say. Establish firm boundaries with men and do not let up. See if the male you are saying no to immediately stops and respects your boundary, or if his automatic response, reflexive—as though he’s been learning how to do this since he was a boy, as though he sees no other response more logical than this—is to attempt to do what you have just asked him not to do to you. Notice how you feel when telling a man “no” as well. Do you feel butterflies in your stomach? Do you feel guilty (denying him his right of access to you)? Do you feel mean? Do you feel unsure at all as to whether or not you have the right to tell him no? It is very easy to feel that men are not so bad when you are still making sure to give them what they want.
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I’m just kinda drifting around in this allergy-med-stupor and i really hope i can wake up tomorrow for work but good lord i feel like somebody smacked me in the face with a long-haired cat and then showered me in pollen.
what i love the most about classic doctor group shots is that they’re always this group of funny old men and then suddenly BAM PAUL MCGANN
one of those things is not like the others
Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean.
JKR has released new Lockhart info AND IT’S ALL I’VE EVER WANTED TBH I’VE BEEN WAITING LIKE 2 YEARS FOR THIS DAY
Albus “I’ll give kids a year of substandard education for a vital class to get someone back for angering two of my friends” Dumbledore.
got a masters degree in being ignored
People will eagerly warn you to not have mixed children because “they’ll never fit in anywhere; none of their races/ethnicities will accept them” rather than tell people to stop excluding mixed race people from racial and ethnic communities just because they’re more than one race/ethnicity.
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