Two Dissected Men, One Seated, the Other Standing Behind, with a Separate Section of Viscera
by Jacques-Fabien Gautier D’Agoty
Date painted: 1764/1765
Oil on canvas , 202 x 65.5 cm
Collection: Wellcome Library
Pussy Galore was a lesbian. (via 11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version | Mental Floss)
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.
God fucking bless this commentary
Everything above, and:
Kids don’t live full-time in the middle of a road. They have to cross roads now and then, but they spend the vast majority of their time in schools or houses or playgrounds where there aren’t any cars.
But since the majority of sexual assaults are by someone the victim knows and often by partners, there’s really no option to “get out of the road” and go to a place there’s zero risk of sexual assault. (I mean, you could live alone your whole life and only go out for necessities and never have visitors, but that’s a rather larger and more depressing lifestyle commitment than playing in the yard instead of the street.)
If you think that sexual assaults only happen at frat parties and in dark alleys, then I guess this sort of makes sense? It’s still wrong, because we really don’t need to be so complacent about “oh yeah, those places have rapists like swamps have mosquitos, nothing we can do about it”, but that doesn’t matter because it’s not true. Your average dark alley doesn’t have anything creepier than some really stinky dumpsters, because most sexual assaults take place in people’s homes.
I’d really like to know how exactly women are expected to “look both ways” in this context.
The Dead Lovers by Matthias Grünewald
How could something so basic be in such short supply? Diapers are expensive—up to $100 a month—particularly for women who don’t have transportation and must rely on bodegas and local convenience stores. Some women reported spending 6 percent of their total income on paper nappies. And before you say, “Let them use cloth,” Marie Antoinette, bear in mind that diaper services are expensive, few poor women have their own washing machines, most laundromats don’t permit customers to launder dirty diapers and most daycare programs don’t allow cloth diapers. Like fresh fruit and vegetables, humanely raised meat and dairy products, and organic baby food, cloth diapers are the province of the well-off.
Despite this clear need, however, diapers are not covered by the food stamp program (SNAP) or by the Women, Infants, and Children feeding program. The government apparently finds them unnecessary, like other hygiene products (toilet paper, menstrual supplies, toothpaste, even soap), which are also, unlike food, subject to sales tax. Never mind that babies can’t choose not to pee and poo and did not select their parents. Never mind, too, that those grandmothers who are the hardest hit caregivers are performing a crucial social task—and saving the taxpayer millions—by keeping those kids out of foster care.
Food, it’s true, is even more basic than diapers. But some people believe low-income children don’t really need that either. If House Republicans have their way, 4 to 6 million SNAP recipients may soon find themselves bounced from the rolls. This, at a time when the Department of Agriculture tells us that 17.6 million households regularly go hungry, up from 12 million ten years ago. Proving yet again that there really is a difference between the parties, Republicans want to cut the food stamp budget by $40 billion over the next ten years.
Jeju Loveland is an outdoor erotic sculpture park on Jeju Island in South Korea. The park is focused on a theme of sex, running sex education films, and featuring 140 sculptures representing humans in various sexual positions. The Museum of Sex and Health is also located on Jeju Island.
Native Americans have commented on the bitter irony of these plastic shamans profiting from the degrading, twisted versions of Native American rituals while many indigenous people still live below the poverty level. New Age interest in Native American cultures appears more concerned with exoticized images and romanticized rituals revolving around a distorted view of Native American spirituality than with the indigenous peoples themselves and the very real (and often ugly) socio-economic and political problems they face as colonized peoples.
Plastic Shamans and Astroturf Sun Dances: New Age Commercialization of Native American Spirituality, by Lisa Aldred