flowers shall grow
and I am in them
and that is eternity
- Edvard Munch
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No woman wants an abortion like she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion like an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.
Anonymous (via sweetfilthpig)
To have a mandatory investigation of all domesticated animal biting and attack reports. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government
An excellent petition.
Why should kids be taught to hate the police? Because there are 2.3 million people in jail in the US right now and every single one was put there by a fucking cop. Some people talk about good cops and bad cops, but a good cop, a cop doing their job properly, still puts nonviolent drug users in jail for many years, totally ruining their lives as they lose their jobs, houses, cars, romantic partners, access to college, and become substantially less employable upon release. A cop doing their job properly still gives homeless people tickets for vagrancy which they obviously can’t pay and when a warrant is issued as a result an officer doing their job properly arrests those homeless people. An officer doing their job properly peppersprays and arrests environmental protesters so that logging companies can clear-cut old growth forests. An officer doing their job properly is evicting a family from their home as you read this because the parents’ jobs were shipped overseas so that the bosses could make eight figures a year instead of seven. Those people will become homeless, vagrancy tickets will be written, warrants will be issued… And then there’s the “bad ones”.
Sacking Rome: A Magazine for Vandals, issue one
'Manic Pixie Dream Girl' was useful when it commented on the superficiality of female characterizations in male-dominated journeys, but it has since devolved into a pejorative way to deride unique women in fiction and reality. It's no longer a call to arms for more well-rounded female characters in fiction, but a way to chastise difference from the norm. MPDG is now the catch-all term for unusual interests and style — a film-related off-shoot of the Hipster designation evolving from people who wear/use things ironically to anyone with retro interests. …Instead of bolstering women to demand more independent and fully-realized female characters, the term has divided them, simply because the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is different. The truth is that the MPDG is just a part of a larger problem; countless female characters have been written just to teach men to embrace life and be successful. The MPDG's joie de vivre makes her stick out among female characters, but in a way that prevents more serious dialogue. She's easier to lump together and dismiss, as if the the MPDG isn't part of a much bigger problem that has nothing to do with the music a character listens to or the clothing a character wears.
Is there an internet “law” like Godwin’s Law that captures the inevitable fact that any kind of legitimate, narrow, specific critique of something concerning women becomes, not an agent for progressive change, but a giant blunt cudgel used to further police all women as a whole and transcribe EVEN MORE NARROWLY the way it’s acceptable to be female? Because that happens CONSTANTLY and there should be a faster way of saying so. Girls on Film: Why it’s time to retire the term ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ - The Week (via thepierglass)