“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused”—Alan Cohen (via irate-insomniac)
If someone ever cheated on me I’d invite them for a romantic candlelit dinner in a deserted area and then I’d tell them stories about how I killed my ex boyfriend in the woods because he cheated on me, then I’d point to the trees and say “actually, those woods right there” and then I’d blow out the candle and laugh
Dear capital-F Feminists, Please Stop the Slut-Shaming. Love, a lower-case-f feminist.Â The first time I heard the funky beats of Robin Thickeâs âBlurred Linesâ emanating from my radio, I did what …
“Everyone seems to think it’s about a guy slinging a helpless girl over his shoulder or dragging her home by her hair. Not so. It is, in essence, about a guy trying to steal a girl away from her boyfriend/current love interest for some hanky-panky. In this sense, the song is no more offensive than “You Belong with Me” by Taylor Swift (although in this brief side note I would argue that the latter is actually MORE offensive. Look at her lyrics: “She wears high heels/I wear sneakers….She wears short skirts/I wear tee shirts.” Here, Ms. Nice-Girl-Next-Door is actually implying that the clothes she chooses makes her more down to earth, and therefore more worthy of Neighbor Boy’s love. Now THAT is Grade A slut-shaming, and I don’t see anyone batting an eye).”
“How many times do Robin Thicke’s lyrics and video actually support a feminist manifesto?
“Just let me liberate you/you don’t need no papers/that man is not your maker”- he is stating that women are independent as sexual beings
“You’re far from plastic” – he is claiming that this woman is not an object to be subjugated by any man
“Go ahead, get at me” – he is inviting the woman to make the next move! This screams consensual
Naked/scantily clad women playing with large toys in video show they are sexually liberated individuals. Never once do any of these women show any objection to being there, and they strut confidently the whole time. This is not subjugation.”
Thank you to whoever wrote this for succintly putting into words what’s been banging around in my head ever since this controversy started.
Pope Francis said the Catholic Church should not allow its bans on gay marriage, abortion and contraception to dominate its teachings, but must be a more welcoming Church where priests are understanding pastors and not cold, dogmatic bureaucrats.