Already talked about my mum’s dad…gonna talk about stuff thats going on now
choice between talking about something that happened 2 days ago…or a few years ago…
However, one involves the fact I used to have a girlfriend, and one involves the fact I used to hang around with lots of drugged up people….how does one talk about this in a catholic retreat centre?
I will burn in hell. :’)
You will either cease to exist or sit on the shores of limbo, surrounded by your friends. A God who rejects human nature is a cruel one indeed, and should be attacked at every opportunity. Only through rejecting and then fighting the flawed system these religious zealots have put in place will we truly be allowed salvation from the tyranny of evil. If any Catholic ever fails to give you the respect you deserve, just tell them they’re going to burn because they either cut their hair or are a woman. The latter is one of my main reasons for not being Christian.
"Beyond the dress code, Judges are to present neatly - press your shirt, brush your hair and put in your low-key facial piercings. And don’t forget the most important piece of Judge Uniform - your smile!"
I find this counterproductive to the current standards of “What you look like shouldn’t affect your job.”. Sort your shit out, Wizards.
“Poetry is made of the same stuff you are reading now, the same stuff you use to order pizza over the phone, the same stuff you yell at your parents and children, whisper in your lover’s ear and shove into an e-mail, text, or birthday card. It is common to us all. Is that why we resent being told that there is a technique to its highest expression, poetry? I cannot ski, so I would like to be shown how to. I cannot paint, so I would value some lessons. But I can speak and write, so do not waste my time telling me that I need lessons in poetry, which is, after all, no more than emotional writing, with or without the off rhyme. Isn’t it?”—The Ode Less Travelled (via fuckyeahstephenfry)
Starting yesterday, 140 London subway stations are displaying posters for a new campaign encouraging male rape victims to speak out about the crimes against them.
Launched by the group SurvivorsUK, the ads will run during the Six Nations rugby tournament as a way to convey that anyone can be a victim of rape. According to the organization, one man is the victim of a sexual crime every hour in London, but another site says that only 11 percent of men report these crimes.
“We’ve chosen to use an alpha male sport in our advertising to challenge assumptions about the type of men who get raped,” spokesman Michael May said. “It’s just as likely to be a rugby player as a librarian, a suited city banker as a hooded gang member. And we hope that by challenging our innate assumptions about the identity of male victims, we can make it even fractionally easier for a male rape victim to ask for help.”
This campaign could do a lot of good and a lot of bad. The good: it’s important to acknowledge that rape happens to men, too, and removing the stigma of talking about it is a necessary step in stopping it. The bad: the ads insinuate that there is such a thing as a “real man,” a connotation that’s problematic in and of itself. Who is a “real man”? Do “not real men” get raped too? Why is it necessary to use the word “real” at all?
This is a really interesting case. What do you all think?
I saw this earlier at Great Portland Street Station. I’m glad that awareness is being raised about this issue, because it’s always been seen as something that doesn’t happen.
As for the ‘real’ thing, I think the point of it is to try and dispel the myth that only ‘wimpy’ men can get raped. So I think I’d ignore the insinuations about ‘real men’ etc, because the message it’s trying to portray is so vital.
But I wonder what else it could say instead?
Love this. I understand the necessity of the word ‘real’, but I wish it wasn’t so!
It also states that being raped doesn’t make you less of a man.
My friend (who partially taught me how to play Magic: the Gathering) is dire straits. Even though he’s an employed tech in the E.R. working 12 hour days, he needs money for his sick wife and his soon-to-be-born son or daughter, so he will be selling most of his Magic: the Gathering collection for really reasonable prices. He has literally sold a TON of stuff just to keep her and the baby healthy. Even if you’re not interested in what he has, PLEASE reblog it. You have no idea how helpful it would be.
‘MURRICA FUG YAH
But seriously, buy a fucking card.
I’m keeping an eye on the tokens. SO many! Plus this guy could clearly use a break :(
I want the Snow-Covered Swamp. $5. email@example.com if you can find a way to remove it from the lot.