"But there was nothing about the little, low-rambling, more or less identical homes of Northumberland Estates to interest or to haunt, no chance of loot that would be any more than the ordinary, waking-world kind the cops hauled you in for taking; no small immunities, no possibilities for hidden life or otherworldly presence; no trees, secret routes, shortcuts, culverts, thickets that could be made hollow in the middle – everything in the place was right out in the open, everything could be seen at a glance; and behind it, under it, around the corners of its houses and down the safe, gentle curves of its streets, you came back, you kept coming back, to nothing; nothing but the cheerless earth."
Thomas Pynchon, "The Secret Integration"

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rizuno:

we always say it’s our daughters our wives our sisters who are getting raped, we never say that it’s our sons our fathers our brothers who are doing the raping.

huntokar:

deducecanoe:

persephone-reigns:

jackpowerx:

nudityandnerdery:

Let’s take a moment to talk about this. I mean, because first off, “Tell cars not to hit kids.” Well, yeah, we do that all the fucking time, idiot. Ever seen signs like these?



We have classes and signs and laws about it, and people are constantly reminded. So your argument only works if we put up signs everywhere reminding assholes not to rape. But you’d rather talk about how rape victims have it coming to them.
But the dumbest part of this crap? Roads exist for cars to drive on. Children need to be careful to cross the street because they’re entering into an environment that exists specifically for something that is dangerous to them. The only way this shit is a valid comparison is if you think that bars, parties, and the world in general exists specifically for men to have sex with women. And I gotta break it to the guys who support this stupidity- your dicks are not that important. So knock off this bullshit and stop excusing rapists.

A+++ Commentary!

In addition, people don’t hit children on purpose. Tragic accidents happen, a driver looks away for a second, a child darts out into the road after a ball. Rape is not an accident. You choose to disregard someone’s “no”, you choose to coerce, or you choose to have sex with someone unable to consent (or rape in any other way). Accidents happen, but rape isn’t one of them.

Also, legally, pedestrians have the right away. Whether or not they are in crosswalks. 

Hey want to know the best part?The image is literally true.At the beginning of the age of cars, PEDESTRIANS had the right of way on roads. Legally speaking it is still ALWAYS mostly the driver’s fault if they hit a pedestrian.Then one day in the 1920s car companies came up with the term “jaywalking”. They was a concentrated, corporation-led effort to place the blame in these accidents on the victims of them instead of the drivers who hit them. In most places jaywalking is not an offense, in England even though there are signs telling pedestrians not to walk on roads there’s no actual laws. So… yeah, actually the idea of jaywalking IS pretty much victim blaming, only it’s even more ingrained in our culture than rape culture

huntokar:

deducecanoe:

persephone-reigns:

jackpowerx:

nudityandnerdery:

Let’s take a moment to talk about this. I mean, because first off, “Tell cars not to hit kids.” Well, yeah, we do that all the fucking time, idiot. Ever seen signs like these?

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We have classes and signs and laws about it, and people are constantly reminded. So your argument only works if we put up signs everywhere reminding assholes not to rape. But you’d rather talk about how rape victims have it coming to them.

But the dumbest part of this crap? Roads exist for cars to drive on. Children need to be careful to cross the street because they’re entering into an environment that exists specifically for something that is dangerous to them. The only way this shit is a valid comparison is if you think that bars, parties, and the world in general exists specifically for men to have sex with women. And I gotta break it to the guys who support this stupidity- your dicks are not that important. So knock off this bullshit and stop excusing rapists.

A+++ Commentary!

In addition, people don’t hit children on purpose. Tragic accidents happen, a driver looks away for a second, a child darts out into the road after a ball. Rape is not an accident. You choose to disregard someone’s “no”, you choose to coerce, or you choose to have sex with someone unable to consent (or rape in any other way). Accidents happen, but rape isn’t one of them.

Also, legally, pedestrians have the right away. Whether or not they are in crosswalks. 

Hey want to know the best part?
The image is literally true.
At the beginning of the age of cars, PEDESTRIANS had the right of way on roads. Legally speaking it is still ALWAYS mostly the driver’s fault if they hit a pedestrian.
Then one day in the 1920s car companies came up with the term “jaywalking”. They was a concentrated, corporation-led effort to place the blame in these accidents on the victims of them instead of the drivers who hit them. In most places jaywalking is not an offense, in England even though there are signs telling pedestrians not to walk on roads there’s no actual laws. So… yeah, actually the idea of jaywalking IS pretty much victim blaming, only it’s even more ingrained in our culture than rape culture

Because it is possible to create…one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there were no possibility whatever. Creating, actualizing one’s possibilities…always involves destroying the status quo, destroying old patterns within oneself. Progressively destroying what one has clung to from childhood on, and creating new and original forms and ways of living. If one does not do this, one is refusing to grow, refusing to avail himself of his possibilities; one is shirking his responsibility to himself.

Søren Kierkegaard  (via sisyphean-revolt)

Edit: Actually, this isn’t Kierkegaard, although it’s about him. It’s Rollo May (according to this, at least). I normally google these things before posting, naturally on one of the occasions I don’t, this happens…

(Source: inthenoosphere)