It's a fiction, not a moral treatise.

I'm a 28 year-old Instructor of Argument. It is my job to teach incoming college students that talking smack professionally is about having an opinion and backing it up. I teach young adults not only to have opinions, but to have a VOICE in their community and in the world at large. I inspire, I discourse, and I geek out.

I know I have a few people that follow me because of my political discussions, but you should know I also blog and reblog things for fun. I'm into fandom; it's part of my life. Don't be surprised if you see stuff about Disney, or kittens, or even my own artwork. Sometimes, I need to not be so serious.

20th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Fandoms and Feminism with 70,958 notes

glitteringgoldie:

if u ever get disheartened just remember people in the 19th Century were painting hot Napoleon/Tsar Alexander boyfriend yowz before our great-grandparents were even conceived

…huh.

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20th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Every child wanted; Every mother willing with 95,943 notes

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

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20th April 2014

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nazerine:

heremywords:

missyay:

nazerine:

excessivecompulsive:

nazerine:

the anti vaccination movement basically consists of random people with no knowledge of medicine going “I can medicine better than doctors” and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t literally killing people

you dont need vaccines, I havent had any and Im still doing great

wow, what a compelling argument. you’ve got me

in other news, i am still alive therefore death must be a myth

How much research have you done on these toxins you’re putting in your body? Also all the kids that have died from getting the measles or polio are the kids that got vaccinated.

this just in, everybody: the tens thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of disabilities caused by polio between its identification in 1908 and the introduction of vaccines in the early 1950s were, in fact, caused retroactively by those very vaccines

Oh my God it got worse.

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20th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Every child wanted; Every mother willing with 1,318 notes

they-call-me-meghan:

Women In Film: an infographic

they-call-me-meghan:

Women In Film: an infographic

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20th April 2014

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misandry-mermaid:

caralarm-bicycles:

explodingcolor:

that one line from mean girls no one seems to remember or quote extensively

how about “guys have to stop calling girls sluts and whores. it just makes it ok for you to call each other sluts and whores.”
how about that, instead of placing the blame on the victims of the patriarchy.
I mean she’s absolutely right, we shouldn’t call each other that, but let’s be clear: this problem did not originate with women.

this problem did not originate with women.

misandry-mermaid:

caralarm-bicycles:

explodingcolor:

that one line from mean girls no one seems to remember or quote extensively

how about “guys have to stop calling girls sluts and whores. it just makes it ok for you to call each other sluts and whores.”

how about that, instead of placing the blame on the victims of the patriarchy.

I mean she’s absolutely right, we shouldn’t call each other that, but let’s be clear: this problem did not originate with women.

this problem did not originate with women.

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20th April 2014

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besturlonhere:

thanks for asking the important questions CNN

imagine wolf blitzer reading all of this out loud

it’s very easy to do

That this question is even being asked makes me wonder what sort of cultural context a person could have that they’d even consider it. The Ku Klux Klan isn’t some retired campus fraternity looking to redeem itself. It’s a hate group. One with a storied and long history of actual domestic terrorism. Asking if they could “rebrand” is like pondering the kinder gentler face of the Nazi party. (and yes, this being Tumblr I’m aware there are quite a few apologias for Hitler out there, which might play to the point)

I’d almost want to expect more awareness and nuance from CNN…but honestly who are we kidding there?

My dash is becoming a very long montage of how fucked up CNN is.

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20th April 2014

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oh-deir:

ACTUAL MESSAGE OF (500) DAYS OF SUMMER THAT NO ONE ACTUALLY REALIZES

20th April 2014

Question reblogged from Fucking Rape Culture with 70 notes

Anonymous asked: I'm going to be *that* guy and say there IS a time when someone is owed sex. And that's when its paid for. Then its a business transaction and do not give something you are selling would be like... stealing.

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greekgodsforsocialjustice:

loriadorable:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

loriadorable:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

Or you can give the money back if you are not interested in certain transaction, but I agree, it is only on prostitution.

–Athena

What the whole everloving fuck is this shit? No, no, no no no no. If a woman offers you a service, you pay, and then she renegs without returning your money, you *may* have been robbed. YOU DO NOT THEN GET TO RAPE HER. She is not providing sex. You’re entitled to your money, not to her body that she did not grant you access to. YOU DO NOT GET TO RAPE HER.


And for the goddamn motherfucking record, women impersonating sex workers in order to fleece potential clients happens FAR less often than clients who see a legitimate service provider and then treat her so terribly that she asks them to leave. Clients don’t get their fucking money back when this happens. THEY committed the breach of contract, they took up my time and my energy AND they hurt me and THEY DO NOT GET THEIR FUCKING MONEY BACK AND THEY DO NOT GET CONTINUED ACCESS TO ME OR MY SPACE. THEY GET THE FUCK OUT.

The fuck is wrong with people that when you hear a woman’s a sex worker you suddenly become so devoid of basic reasoning skills and human decency that this really needs to be explained to you? Women are routinely raped and legally murdered for maybe committing robbery and you fucking support that?

JFC WTF I will see myself out

What? I compared it to a business transaction, I never said that a pr*stitute deserves of rape. I argued that pr*stitution should give sex when paid, but like with any transaction, if the pr*stitute doesn’t want what the client is offering, then she should have the right to give the money back and go her merry way (Again, Spanish is my first language, so I am prone to get people to misinterpret what I say.)

I don’t know where you get from the whole “a pr*stitute is below basic rights” in this whole conversation. Especially since I believe that pr*stitution should be legalized and regulated so they don’t suffer the things you listed (Rape, murder, HIGH chances of STD, and so on…)

–Athena

Let’s recap here: Anon said, “there IS a time when someone is owed sex. And that’s when its paid for,” and used the fact that not having sex with someone who paid would be stealing to support their point. You agreed. You literally said “I agree, it is only on[sic] prostitution.”  I am telling you you are both full of shit, because no one is ever, ever owed sex. They may be owed their money back, but they are not owed sex. Saying otherwise is supporting rape.  I don’t know what you *meant* to say, but that’s what you actually said.

And for the record? Sex workers want decriminalization, NOT legalization and regulation.

Yeah, I might had recapped it wrongly, and I don’t agree that wh*res should be raped, so for that I apologize. But what gets beyond me is that I cleared the point and you are still rambling that I agree that wh*res should be raped. Especially when you put your little "wh*rephobia"  and "rape apologist" in your tag. What makes you think that I think wh*res are lesser beings? Because of my lack of grammar and lack of better wording? Really now? 

Decriminalization? Mm! A fine instead of being in jail? Alright, if that’s what rocks your boats, good and dandy. I believe in legalization for different reasons that I don’t care to discuss here.

Good night to you, lady. And don’t forget to calm down, please.

–Athena

1. We are called sex workers. You are not a sex worker, you do not get to use the word ‘whore.’

2. I literally just recapped the conversation. I didn’t add any other damn thing. I wasn’t ‘still’ saying anything.

3. I was reblogging the aforementioned conversation, which absolutlely contains whorephobia and rape apologism that my followers deserve to be warned about. I gather you’re one of those people who thinks that neologisms aren’t ‘real’ words, as if all words weren’t neologisms at some point— though, for the record, ‘whorephobia’ is four decades old. I also gather you’re one of those people who sees trigger warnings as substantially different from other disability accommodations like ramps and captions, and I’m not going to bother arguing with you.

4. You literally said we owed men sex. You literally justified raping us. As I very motherfucking graciously pointe dout, you may not have *meant* to say that, but that is exactly what you said. It wasn’t a matter of ‘wording’. I wasn’t correcting your grammar. You said something flat-out wrong and offensive, and I told you. That would be your cue to apologize, not your cue to take a big old “anti-SJ” shit on the floor and start flinging it.

5. What ‘rocks my boat’? You are talking over four fucking decades of international global organizing and policy advocacy. Who the fuck are you? You clearly have zero point zero understanding of what ‘decriminalization’ even means let alone how it significantly differs from legalization in terms of its impact on marginalized groups, so how about NOT?

6. YOU TOLD ME I DESERVE TO BE RAPED. I DONT CARE THAT YOU DIDNT MEAN TO. THAT IS FUCKED UP AND I GET TO YELL ALL THE FUCK I WANT. YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND BECAUSE YOU ARE ‘POLITELY’, ‘ACCIDENTALLY’ TELLING ME TO GET RAPED AND THEN THROWING AN ANTI-SJ TANTRUM IN MY REBLOGS.

Byeeeeeeeeeeeee, you’re blocked, please let the door hit you on the way out.

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20th April 2014

Quote reblogged from Life gives lemons here with 20,799 notes

It seems to me that on one page I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and, also, scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. In fact, Mr. Fitzgerald (I believe that is how he spells his name) seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.

—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)

Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?

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I didn’t know this.

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He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.

When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.

And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this.  They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.

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knife his corpse

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NEVER READ ANY OF HIS BOOKS AGAIN. AND READ HERS INSTEAD. CONSIGN HIM TO OBLIVION.

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Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh

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Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx

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Um. I thought it was common knowledge that he was an asshole?

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I knew he was an asshole, but not that bad….

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20th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Calamity, Consumption, Corporate Corruption with 3,956 notes

stripesspandexshields:

Art by Isaac Goodhart.

stripesspandexshields:

Art by Isaac Goodhart.

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