This kid said something that offended a girl and my English teacher did this.
The smug look got wiped off his face and became this when the teacher encouraged us to take pictures.
"If you have to have someone who looks like you in the media in order for you to relate then maybe you’re the one who’s racist"
"children don’t see/care about race"
since april fool’s is coming up here’s a causal reminder that faking a suicide note is not a prank and in fact equates you to actual garbage
everyone please reblog this.
- Dont fake being angry with your friends
- Dont fake breaking up with your Bf/Gf
- DONT DO IT
- Dont do it with people who DONT celebrate april fool’s Is2g
Just dont ok. DONT
Additionally, don’t post screamers. Shitty thing to do
The american sex education system.
Why are you laughing at me
This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund
I remember seeing a video OneThirdGone posted about her group protesting outside a doctor’s home. I rolled my eyes at it and thought of how irritating they were. But after reading about the struggles of Dr. Wicklund and all the harassment she’s endured (and I’m not even halfway through the book yet), anti-choice protestors now make me physically sick.
They barricaded Dr. Wicklund’s home - they brought a mobile home and parked it in front of her driveway, and giant cement-filled barrels blocked the entrance. They stalked her daughter at her school, they posted “Wanted” signs all over their town. They made it nearly impossible for her family to leave their home.
If you think clinic protestors are okay, then I’m going to need you to do some rethinking.
I have no words for this one.
Can u believe there are plants that are illegal
Can you believe there is love that is illegal
Can you believe there are choices that are illegal
saw something on facebook that really pissed me off because I worked at McDonalds for three years.
I wonder what percentage of people arguing against a minimum wage hike have never worked a fucking minimum-wage job in their life is.
My pony and I need your help, friends!
In August of 2013, my pony and I embarked on a scary but exciting journey from Pennsylvania all the way to Billings, Montana. He has been my steady partner and friend for 3 years, and my rock through my first year of college.
Now it is nearing time for us to make the 3 day journey home, but my parents have stopped funding me. I work every day, but only enough to pay for his farrier, vet, and board, and so this is where I’m hoping you guys may be able to help.
The cost to ship him home is 1700. I had just enough to make his 400 dollar deposit but I need the remainder to pay the shipping company when they pick him up in early May. It would mean so much to me if I could get your help to bring my bud home with me so we can start getting ready to event in Area II this summer!
Every dollar will help me, and is so so appreciated. If you donate more than $50 I will hand draw you a graphite portrait of your horse. And if you could even signal boost this post, it will me so much to me and my boy!
Example of graphite drawing:
Thank you everyone for even reading!
I know lots of you are starving college kids just like me, so I understand if you simply cannot donate. If you could, signal boosting this post is just as meaningful to me. Love you guys!
Whoever donated $150, thank you so much. I can’t even begin to express my gratitude. If you would like to tell me who you are I would be more than happy to do drawings for you!! Thank you so much I”m in tears
There are some things that happen to people that are so heinous that it’s not acceptable to joke about, unless the target of the joke is the perpetrator. Rape is not unique in this regard. Genocide and slavery are two other examples, and there are more.
Where rape differs from those examples, however, is that it happens every goddamned day. One in six women in the United States will be the victim of a sexual assault in her lifetime. The same cannot be said of genocide and slavery. Those experiences (especially for those of us in the West) are so remote and removed from our everyday lives that their jokes carry less bite.
A joke about the holocaust where the victims are the butt of the joke is classless and awful, but it’s very unlikely a holocaust survivor will be in the audience. Rape jokes (again, where the victim is the target) are different because, if there are more than six women in the audience, it is extremely likely you are joking about rape to a rape survivor. This can cause severe trauma and real harm, as well as simply being a terrible thing to do to another human.
Another way rape differs from those other examples is the extent to which it is accepted in our society. No one in the developed world will claim that slavery is a good thing. Everyone agrees that genocide is terrible. Jokes won’t change that. Jokes about genocide aren’t going to make people think it’s okay, and encourage them to try it. But rape is different. It doesn’t hold the same universally-reviled place in our society. It’s illegal, sure, and it is often used in TV and film as a plot device coded as a horrible thing to happen. But the fact is that rape culture is alive and well, and male entitlement to female bodies remains dangerously entrenched in our society.
Jokes about rape that skewer perpetrators or satirize the culture that allows rape can be funny and even helpful. But jokes that poke fun at victims and trivialize the experience, often referencing concepts like “asking for it” and “shouldn’t have dressed that way,” tend to normalize rape and send the signal that this behavior is legally prohibited but socially acceptable, in the same way that speeding or smoking marijuana is.
So, now that I’ve answered your question, I’d like you to answer mine: why is joking about rape so important to you? It is uncontested that these jokes badly hurt a large segment of the population that hears them, and some research suggests that by transmitting and normalizing rape culture, they encourage more assaults and less reporting. Why are you and so many others so hell-bent on defending something which causes so much harm and absolutely no benefit to anyone but rapists? No, I don’t really expect an answer, but I think this is something you seriously need to examine for yourself.
Short answer: BECAUSE IT IS NOT FUNNY