The fact is, a 14-year-old girl may be capable of agreeing to sex with a 49-year-old man, but she doesn’t have the emotional and mental maturity to consent. I was 25 before I realized that every man I’d slept with as a teenager was a pedophile. It seemed to me that since I’d courted the attention, that I was fully culpable. What teenager believes she is not mentally or emotionally capable of full consent? I thought I was an adult, although when I look at the picture of myself from the time period above, I see a child.
I thought I was the exception for these men, the girl so precocious and advanced that it superseded social norms. I thought that I was “older than my chronological age.”
It never occurred to me as a young sexually active teen that the adult men I had relationships with may have been manipulating me, that they had designs and motives I couldn’t see from my limited child’s perspective."
Everyone should read this article if they haven’t already. The anecdotes are upsetting and carry major TW (pedophilia, graphic depictions of sex), but the message is just so on point.
Yeah! This reality hit me a few months ago when a teenage boy at work said to another teenage boy, “ladies first!” in order to insult him. Chivalry is not about respect or kindness.
the idea of people having to be ‘useful’ is just so gross, like people do not exist to be used
having to produce something and have a use is a capitalist ideal and not an intrinsic part of humanity
just by being alive you are human and you are worth something and you can never be useless
I need to remind myself of this every day
this goes for children too.
they aren’t investments.
you can’t buy a “productive, adult member of society” by throwing money, food, and education at a child.
that’s missing the point.
children don’t exist to grow up to be useful. they exist to be human, to grow and to love, to feel pain, and to learn.
children are fully formed people. they’re just more capable of change than adults are.
this is probably the only good addition to my post
laughing so hard because this is so accurate
We used AIM but same thing.
If you support carnist ideologies, ask yourself why. The UN, animal rights groups, human rights groups, and other cool people are all on my side. Who’s on yours? Seriously, if you choose apathy in the face of widespread killing and injustice, ask yourself who taught you to behave that way, and why. Remember when you were a child; little you would never allow any of these things to happen. When did that change, and who benefited when it did? What are you going to tell your children? What if the whole giving-a-shit-about-the-world movement continues to grow, and you eventually have to explain to your confused grandchildren why you chose to kill for pleasure? Can you justify your actions?
Otherwise intelligent and good people are buying into this violent, inefficient, and unsustainable practice, and it’s unacceptable. Y’all are embarrassing yourselves.
feminism was built on the backs of lesbians and women of color and gnc women and now people have the fucking gall to act like they’re what’s wrong with the movement i hate everything
I have found the Holy Grail. Vegan mayo that’s just $1! Hampton Creek launched Just Mayo at Dollar Trees around the country in an effort to show that healthy foods don’t have to be expensive. And it shouldn’t be. I found this mayo at my DT on a whim and I bought a jar. #JustMayo is non GMO, cholesterol-free, gluten free, egg and lactose/dairy free, kosher and soy free! Veganism isn’t expensive and it shouldn’t be that way at all. It’s also not just for elite white people, contrary to popular belief. POC vegans and poor vegans exist too! #vegan #vegetarian #veganmayo #eggfrew #dairyfree #hamptoncreek
Reblogging twice because this stuff is really great and tastes exactly like non vegan mayo.
Sorry veganaise. Your time is up.
This stuff tastes better than any non-vegan mayo i’ve had, and now it’s affordable as hell. Get this stuff!
true but do they make tartar sauce? :^/
Just add chopped pickles or relish to make a tartar!
Just went to my local DT and they’d never heard of it :-( I emailed Hampton Creek to see why their store locater led me there, so if you’re heading out to the Dollar Tree you may want to call to see they have it prior to making a special trip!
Wow a dollar?? I need to find a dollar store!
I went to Dollar Tree today searching for this to no avail. :’(
I’m so sick of seeing people say “feminism is about *~*equality*~*!!!”
The end goal of feminism IS equality, but feminism itself is about liberation: from white supremacy, from homophobia, from sexism, and all other forms of oppressive thought and behavior.
Without first dismantling the systems that keep us oppressed, equality is impossible.