Nobody tries to take away your right to use a condom. Nobody hammers into your head that you should feel guilty and shameful about preventing your gift-from-God sperm from fertilizing an egg and thus ensuring the birth of a beautiful child. No politician tells you using condoms makes you a slut. Nobody bombs a convenience store that sells condoms, threatens people who put condom vending machines in areas, or attacks politicians who support condom use.
i'm just gonna go ahead and be sort of controversial here
I will make literally ONE exception to my ” I don’t want to be friends with you/ hang out ever if you vote republican” rule. I break that rule only for my mother. If you are not my mother, it was (sort of?) nice knowing you.
“The other possibility is that Republicans will become more efficient than ever in pushing through both the deregulation of various industries and the end of many social programs. The politics of no compromise have succeeded for the Republicans in some ways – despite only having control of half of the legislative branch, the government at large has moved farther to the right. Birth control and abortion are once again topics of national conversation, funding for social programs has been slashed left and right, and government jobs have been eliminated across the board. Where Democrats once controlled the executive branch and the entire legislature, Republicans have clawed their way back into dominance. Should the Tea Party come to power in the Senate, one of the few remaining barriers to an ultra-conservative agenda would disappear.”—
I’m getting organized for school this morning before I have to get ready for work.
This semester I’m talking: Human Behavior and Social Environment History of Social Welfare Policy & Service in the U. S. Assessment & Interviewing Individuals, Families, & Groups Human Diversity and Social Work Practice Field Education -16 hours a week Field Placement Integrated Seminar - Once per month.
It’s only my first semester of my foundation year but I’m pretty excited. I’m nervous but I already have a friend at school! She is really neat and has done really cool things with homeless youth, mostly young girls. She also has a super cute little girl.
ALSO, I have done a pretty good job of packing so far and mostly my whole living room is packed, all but one shelf of books is packed of my stuff in the office. All that is left is Kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom but most of that is last minute sort of stuff.
ALSO ALSO I forgot that I ordered a GPS that is supposed to come today because I felt like I needed it because I haven’t really driven much in 4 years and now I have to drive all over the place with really limited time between those things.
anyway. good things are good and it’s all going to be okay even though it is really stressful to move, get a car, and start grad school all in the same week.
We should ban life jackets and other flotation devices. They only encourage risky behavior. The only 100% effective way to prevent drowning is total abstinence from going in the water.
And if you do, by chance, find yourself struggling with drowning, then no life-saving or otherwise procedure or act should be allowed to be administered. You got yourself into this mess, you have to live with the consequences.
You should see drowning as a gift.
You, there with the sunglasses! You’re just asking for it.
Also, if you were forcibly pushed into the water, don’t worry. If it was a legitimate pushing, your body will find a way to shut out all the water and survive the drowning.
To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.
The FDA has rejected calls to scrap the provision, insisting that gay men collectively pose a higher-than-average risk of carrying the AIDS virus. Critics accuse the FDA of stigmatizing all gay men rather than adopting a screening process that focuses on high-risk sexual behavior by any would-be donor, gay or straight.
Gay men have to be completely celibate for 5 years. Straight men have to abstain from high-risk sexual activity for 1 year.
“What if all women were bigger and stronger than you? And thought they were smarter? What if women were the ones who started wars? What if too many of your friends had been raped by women wielding giant dildos and no K-Y Jelly? What if the state trooper who pulled you over on the New Jersey Turnpike was a woman and carried a gun? What if the ability to menstruate was the prerequisite for most high-paying jobs? What if your attractiveness to women depended on the size of your penis? What if every time women saw you they’d hoot and make jerking motions with their hands? What if women were always making jokes about how ugly penises are and how bad sperm tastes? What if you had to explain what’s wrong with your car to big sweaty women with greasy hands who stared at your crotch in a garage where you are surrounded by posters of naked men with hard-ons? What if men’s magazines featured cover photos of 14-year-old boys with socks tucked into the front of their jeans and articles like: “How to tell if your wife is unfaithful” or “What your doctor won’t tell you about your prostate” or “The truth about impotence”? What if the doctor who examined your prostate was a woman and called you “Honey”? What if you had to inhale your boss’ stale cigar breath as she insisted that sleeping with her was part of the job? What if you couldn’t get away because the company dress code required you wear shoes designed to keep you from running? And what if after all that women still wanted you to love them?”—
For the Men Who Still Don’t Get It, Carol Diehl. (via ashemo)