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Nine books this school year. Considering I’m taking twelve classes, that’s a…..great deal.

Nine books this school year. Considering I’m taking twelve classes, that’s a…..great deal.

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

right-of-life:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

Seriously this old argument, that I have debunked a million times, well here I go again:
Double homicide was put in place by the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA) in order to further punish the murderer for their crime, that’s it. In the Act itself it says that this cannot be used to punish anyone who may obtain an abortion as it is a legal medical procedure.
Furthermore, not every state uses double homicide in cases of a pregnant persons murder, some states practice this, and the majority of the states that do practice it, only consider it double homicide if the fetus was considered viable.
Straight from the Act itself:
Sec. 1841 subsection (A) 2.C:”If the person engaging in the conduct thereby intentionally kills or attempts to kill the unborn child, that person shall instead of being punished under subparagraph (A), be punished as provided under sections 1111, 1112, and 1113 of this title for intentionally killing or attempting to kill a human being.”
1111 being that of murder, 1112 manslaughter, 1113 attempt of murder or manslaughter.
Within the same act, under subsection (C):”Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the prosecution— 
(1) of any person for conduct relating to an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent is implied by law;
(2) of any person for any medical treatment of the pregnant woman or her unborn child; or
(3) of any woman with respect to her unborn child.”
Your meme is bad, and you should feel bad. (P.S. Literally no one says the “fetus isn’t alive”, lol, wut.)- Paige


I just wanted to say something about the last part: I have had multiple pro choicers tell me it “isn’t even alive”. Paige, you seem educated, so please don’t spread misinformation that every single pro choicer admits it is alive. If you see this, please correct them. Thank you!

1. I wrote this rebuttal awhile back, before I had seen anyone say a fetus wasn’t alive. (Honestly.)2. But I do I think when people say the “fetus isn’t alive” I think they mean they are non-sentient, i.e. unaware, unfeeling, etc. I think a lot of people confuse the two. (Just to clear somethings up, this is what I have been told by someone who use to say the fetus “wasn’t alive”.)3. Since you follow our blog, you’ve seen me and other mods correct people on saying that, so I’m not sure why you felt the need to say this?I still don’t know why you feel the need to come in and try to correct us (on something that isn’t even misinformation) when yourself can’t even admit to spreading misinformation? We do our best to correct misinformation in our movement, so I don’t much care for your advice. Work on your own movement, thanks. - Paige

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

right-of-life:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

Seriously this old argument, that I have debunked a million times, well here I go again:

Double homicide was put in place by the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA) in order to further punish the murderer for their crime, that’s it. In the Act itself it says that this cannot be used to punish anyone who may obtain an abortion as it is a legal medical procedure.

Furthermore, not every state uses double homicide in cases of a pregnant persons murder, some states practice this, and the majority of the states that do practice it, only consider it double homicide if the fetus was considered viable.

Straight from the Act itself:

Sec. 1841 subsection (A) 2.C:
If the person engaging in the conduct thereby intentionally kills or attempts to kill the unborn child, that person shall instead of being punished under subparagraph (A), be punished as provided under sections 1111, 1112, and 1113 of this title for intentionally killing or attempting to kill a human being.

1111 being that of murder, 1112 manslaughter, 1113 attempt of murder or manslaughter.

Within the same act, under subsection (C):
Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the prosecution—

  • (1) of any person for conduct relating to an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent is implied by law;
  • (2) of any person for any medical treatment of the pregnant woman or her unborn child; or
  • (3) of any woman with respect to her unborn child.

Your meme is bad, and you should feel bad. (P.S. Literally no one says the “fetus isn’t alive”, lol, wut.)- Paige

I just wanted to say something about the last part: I have had multiple pro choicers tell me it “isn’t even alive”. Paige, you seem educated, so please don’t spread misinformation that every single pro choicer admits it is alive. If you see this, please correct them. Thank you!

1. I wrote this rebuttal awhile back, before I had seen anyone say a fetus wasn’t alive. (Honestly.)

2. But I do I think when people say the “fetus isn’t alive” I think they mean they are non-sentient, i.e. unaware, unfeeling, etc. I think a lot of people confuse the two. (Just to clear somethings up, this is what I have been told by someone who use to say the fetus “wasn’t alive”.)

3. Since you follow our blog, you’ve seen me and other mods correct people on saying that, so I’m not sure why you felt the need to say this?

I still don’t know why you feel the need to come in and try to correct us (on something that isn’t even misinformation) when yourself can’t even admit to spreading misinformation? We do our best to correct misinformation in our movement, so I don’t much care for your advice. Work on your own movement, thanks. - Paige

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pybooty:

Coming Out Simulator 2014 - a half-true game about half-truths

Coming Out Simulator is exactly what it says it is. It’s a free-to-play conversation simulator based on/inspired by the personal story of coming out of its creator, Nicky Case.

There’s no easy answer in Coming Out Simulator, no optimal ending to be achieved if you collect the requisite amount of points. Case based the game off a pivotal moment in his own life as a teenager. And just like in real life, the moment of “coming out” in this game is traumatic no matter which way the player chooses to approach it.

Ultimately, it’s liberating as well. But that’s not what the brunt of the experience playing Coming Out Simulator is actually like. […] There’s power in exploring a fantasy like the one in Mass Effect 3, but there’s also power in being reminded that “coming out” the way one does in that game is a fantasy, and a pretty far-fetched one for many people who faced far more difficult challenges when they actually came out.

Coming Out Simulator is a game about that second experience. It’s a painful one. But it’s also a necessary one, that I think more people who’ve never had to struggle with their own sexual identity should see for themselves. 

this game made me cry omfg

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Orphan Text 4/?

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durnesque-esque:

observingkatherine:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I was totally down with the change over already, but not knowing the backstory, this just convinced me so hard that Captain America needs to be a minority right now. 
Before, Marvel said, “This is what you want? Well fuck you, he isn’t going to help you.” 
Now Marvel is saying, “This is who you’re throwing under the bus? Who you’re tossing into prison like he doesn’t mean anything? Who you demonize regularly? Well fuck you, he’s going to save you anyway.”
And as far as the Thor thing, that whole, “If he be worthy part,” yeah, they’re giving the finger to the patriarchy right there saying, “Hey, women are worthy too.”
If these two things were spaced out, I might believe that they were just marketing ploy, but they come so close together at a time where this message is necessary, I can’t help but think that there are people at Marvel who get it and are going with it. 
I mean, if they were willing to fight Hitler during WWII, why not be willing to fight some of the evils of today? 

durnesque-esque:

observingkatherine:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I was totally down with the change over already, but not knowing the backstory, this just convinced me so hard that Captain America needs to be a minority right now. 

Before, Marvel said, “This is what you want? Well fuck you, he isn’t going to help you.” 

Now Marvel is saying, “This is who you’re throwing under the bus? Who you’re tossing into prison like he doesn’t mean anything? Who you demonize regularly? Well fuck you, he’s going to save you anyway.”

And as far as the Thor thing, that whole, “If he be worthy part,” yeah, they’re giving the finger to the patriarchy right there saying, “Hey, women are worthy too.”

If these two things were spaced out, I might believe that they were just marketing ploy, but they come so close together at a time where this message is necessary, I can’t help but think that there are people at Marvel who get it and are going with it. 

I mean, if they were willing to fight Hitler during WWII, why not be willing to fight some of the evils of today? 

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enlightenight said: I have recently stated how it was not normal to call Severus Snape a hero or romanticize him was wrong because he literally stole Lily's photograph (that she sent to Sirius) and kind of applied mobbing on Harry and many other kids and he is kind of creepy and people a little attacked me because just because they are creepy it doesn't mean we can't romanticize them etc etc. What do you think about it?

mythandrists:

I think you’re absolutely on the right side of this argument, and here’s what we say to Snape lovers:

We all accept the following to be true, right?

  • Stalking is wrong.
  • Emotional abuse is wrong.
  • Cruelty to children and animals is wrong.
  • Blaming someone for their parents’ actions is wrong.
  • Racial discrimination is wrong.
  • Murder (the killing of civilians when you have no self-defence excuse) is wrong.

We’re good so far, yeah? If you saw someone doing those things in real life, you’d stop them or call the cops, right? I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page here. Morally, those things are wrong (and illegal). So, moving out of hypothetical moral discourse and into the realm of things Snape actually did in the Harry Potter books and/or movies:

  • Snape called Lily a Mudblood, which in the HP verse is a pretty serious racial slur. It’s like using the ‘n’ word or the ‘f’ word (not the ‘fuck’ word) in our society. It’s nasty.
  • Snape treated Hermione terribly and heavily implied that it was because she was Muggle-born. Again, racial discrimination. A teacher in the real-life school I went to was fired for that.
  • Snape was in a position of power over Harry and treated him (and many other Gryffindors) exceedingly poorly. He was rude, condescending, unfair in his enforcement of the rules, manipulative, and probably other things besides. This counts as emotional abuse. If someone in a position of power over you treats you the way Snape treated Harry, even if he saves your life, you are being emotionally abused.
  • On that same note, Snape was a grown man who acted like a five-year-old throwing a tantrum at Harry and his friends.
  • Snape was Neville Longbottom’s worst fear. JKR treats it lightly in the books, but the fact remains that a thirteen-year-old boy was so afraid of Snape that he couldn’t speak to him, and that the thought of him stepping out of a wardrobe was almost too much for Neville to handle. No adult should ever terrify a child like this. It’s emotional abuse, and it’s abuse of power.
  • Snape mistreated Harry because of actions James had taken. Not only is it childish to hold onto this grudge, it’s just plain wrong to treat someone badly because you disliked their parents. This is the same prejudice the Dursleys held against Harry. If you believe that the Dursleys had no excuse for their behaviour, how can you believe that Snape does have one?
  • Snape killed many innocent people just because they were Muggle-born.

I want to address this last point before I move on. Now, you can argue that the cost of a few lives for Snape to get close to Voldemort and help carry out Dumbledore’s grand plan for the war was worth it - and if that was the only crime that Snape had committed, I might be persuaded to see him as morally grey; you might be able to convince me that he was only being a vile person because he had to be. But if you look at the rest of this list, you’ll realise that really, Snape deeply enjoyed being a vile person.

So now you see that Snape was terrible to Harry, Hermione, Neville, and even Lily just because he enjoyed doing it, and you see that he did much worse to complete strangers who had committed no crime.

And that’s just the short list.

Great, now let’s talk about why Snily is one of the worst ships that anyone could ever ship.

  • Snape was cruel to Petunia when they were children, even though Lily was trying very hard to maintain a relationship with her sister despite their differences.
  • Snape tried to manipulate Lily into loving him and only him, and putting aside all of her other relationships.
  • Snape did not respect Lily’s beliefs and opinions.
  • After Lily started dating James, Snape started referring to her as a Mudblood - indicating that his friendship and his “love” were not unconditional.
  • Snape willingly became a Death Eater, a member of a group who hunted people like Lily for fun, and at the time he saw absolutely nothing wrong with that.
  • After Lily’s death, Snape left her son in his crib. He left a crying, helpless infant all alone in a wrecked house in a thunderstorm while there were rogue Death Eaters on the loose. He essentially left Harry to die.
  • And then he cut the two people she loved most out of her photograph and pretended that they had never existed, that he was the only person who mattered in her life.
  • And then, as mentioned above, he abused Harry emotionally and became the bane of his existence for years.

Snape did not love Lily. You don’t call someone you love a racial slur. You don’t insist that the person you love choose you over her other friends. If the person you love has a son she gave her life for, you don’t treat him badly just because you feel like it.

Yes, even if that love is unrequited.

What Snape felt for Lily was not love; it was possessiveness. He wanted her to be his. He wanted her to leave James for him. He wanted her to pick sides for him. He wanted to hold her close and smother her and never let her go. Snape didn’t love Lily; he loved himself. He was a narcissistic, bitter, emotionally abusive creep who couldn’t deal with the fact that his first crush ended up marrying someone else.

"But wait!" you say, white-knuckling your desk and probably wishing you had a wand to hex me with for saying such things about your baby. "He had an abusive childhood! He was lonely! He was sad! He was greasy and no one loved him! Doesn’t that excuse everything?”

Keep your shirt on. No, it doesn’t excuse anything.

People are responsible for their own actions. Tom Riddle’s dad didn’t love him either, and does that excuse him committing genocide? No? So why should Snape’s acne problem excuse him participating in genocide and attempting to make his supposed “true love“‘s child into someone just as bitter and miserable as he was? Look, Snape wasn’t just a little creepy. He was a murderer. He was as abusive as Dolores Umbridge. He was as self-centered as Voldemort. Harry was abused as a child, and he didn’t turn out to be a complete monster, so why does Snape get a free pass?

IN CONCLUSION

Romanticisting Snape is not only incredibly stupid and short-sighted, it’s dangerous. Putting men like this into fiction and presenting them as “good guys” or morally grey or brave or deserving of sympathy encourages the boys who read these books to behave like Snape, and it encourages the straight girls/gay boys who read these books to accept the existence of these men in real life and to want to date them. Which you don’t ever, ever want to do.

If you ever meet a Snape in real life, run the other way, and don’t give him your sympathy.

tl;dr Having a sad backstory does not automatically make you sympathetic. Doing one good thing does not automatically make you a beacon of bravery and justice. Fuck you, Snivellus.

accidnet:

"you have the face of an angel"

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Just so we’re clear, I don’t reply to the anonymous messages I get because

1. This blog functions primarily as a safe space for abuse and rape survivors as well as ED sufferers and anyone else who wants my help. I have multiple tags set up for this purpose, including the “feel good” tag.

2. You aren’t worth my time or the stress it may cause others to read your venom. If you want to call me out on something I’ve done wrong, do so as a friend to a friend, not a snobby grey face.

3. Because I have tracking and I can reply directly to your blog :) which I plan on doing just so we can get everything out in the open.

tvspecial:

whorville:

I could win an Olympic gold medal in being ignored

did someone say something

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holisticsexualhealth:

Don’t Confuse the V’s

holisticsexualhealth:

Don’t Confuse the V’s

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fall1996 replied to your post “So I got a new job. I make a lot more than I do at my job of five…”

I had a job like this. My boss yelled at me for trying. Literally. Find a new job but don’t quit until you’ve found a new one. Or put in your two weeks if you’re absolutely confident you’ll find a new one in two weeks.

He’s constantly stressed out because of the turnover rate. This manager is not meant to be a manager; he just openly admits to hating it and doesn’t want to do it, which affects other people. He’s also pervy as a way of being humorous, and I’ve only been comfortable doing that with my boss of almost six years in the last two. 

I can go back to my old job, and I am keeping the secretary position. I would make more money than before. I’m just conflicted. 

So I got a new job. I make a lot more than I do at my job of five years in the grocery store and it’s less work. But the hours suck (they’re nighttime and go as late as 10:30 when I have to get up at 5), I’m the first one cut whenever there are cuts, and everyone kinda…dismisses me. Like my sense of humor is seen as odd and I’m seen as weird and in the way. 

When I make mistakes, everyone gets super stressed out even though I’m doing really well after 3 weeks of learning on the fly. 

I would like not to work there, but I don’t see a way out tbh. Any advice?