i hear a lot of people (*cough* men) freaking out over consent. i *kind of* get it. we were brought up in an era where being aggressive was just “being assertive” or “being confident”, and now it feels like all the rules have changed. i hear that, but this is progress. we are figuring out how to treat each other with more respect. i think the age of The Pick Up Artist is lonnnnnnggg gone. do you really want to trick someone into having sex with you? do you want someone to feel like they were taken advantage of, or even sort of regret an encounter with you? it’s crazy to think that ONLY having sex with people that DEFINITELY want to have sex with you is a controversial topic. the idea of someone i want to have sex with asking me what i want them to do to me is fucking sexy. and, i hate to break it to you, but if the sexual situation with someone is so delicate, that simply asking for consent kills the mood, they don’t really wanna fuck you. thoughts?
When I start feeling unhappy or weird about my body or how I look, I think about all the people who profit off my insecurities and it makes me want to rebel against those feelings. It makes me want to be bold and fearless and run around with no make up or bra or fucks. I’ll always want to improve myself, but I am more than enough. Right now. So are you. These messages that have been fed to us over and over again by media, that we are “broken”, “damaged” that we should be ashamed of our bodies, no matter what the shape- then repeated to us by our families and peers so many times that we begin to think they are our true. We begin to think these ideas about ourselves are ours. They aren’t. Be rebellious with your confidence. Be defiantly happy with who you are, because you are so much more than enough. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you some shit. FUCK. ALL. THAT. photo/hair: @jessscissorhands
Remember being a kid and thinking “If I lived in Nazi Germany, I would have done something”? well here’s your chance to prove it. It’s fucking disgusting that we are treating HUMAN BEINGS like this, and there is absolutely no excuse. There are toddlers sleeping on concrete floors with no blankets, soap or toothbrushes. They are filthy and tired and probably terrified. They need to be returned to their parents. I don’t care who you voted for, or what choices or politics brought us here, the point is this is where are, and we all need to wake up and draw a very clear line and say “we do not condone this, it’s unacceptable”. Call your representatives. It only takes a few minutes, You can find yours at commoncause.org