“We only said goodbye with words,
I died a hundred times.
You go back to her
and I go back to black.”
Amy Winehouse (09.14.83-07.23.11)
It’s been a long year without you.
Amy Amy Amy…still missed. Still remembered as the girl who wrote the words I could only feel.
AU: Vintage Sherlock
London, 1959. The grisly murder of an academic puts private eye Sherlock Holmes and his partner, John Watson on the trail of the master criminal known as Jim Moriarty.
‘Anthea’, as the Woman in Black
I like this a whole lot wow
how is it possible to love fictional characters this much and also have people always been this way?
like, did queen elizabeth lie in bed late sometimes thinking ‘VERILY I CANNOT EVEN FOR MERCUTIO HATH SLAIN ME WITH FEELS’
was caesar like ‘ET TU ODYSSEUS’
sometimes i wonder
— Matt Smith on a new DW episode (via your-bespoke-psychopath)
1st part sums up why trying to have a discussion about privilege is exhausting. Cannot imagine the 1000x hell that WoC deal with.
I appreciate the sentiment, and the analysis of rape culture is good, but one thing:
Men are HALF of rape victims and women perpetuate TWO-FIFTHS of rapes. Pretending these things are not true, that forced envelopment isn’t rape, that just because men are punished if they do speak out about their experiences without the kind of solidarity I enjoy when I talk about my experiences as a survivor of sexual assault, they are somehow not raped or not raped as badly, is PERPETUATING RAPE CULTURE. It just is.
Could I ask about the sources of your male rape figures? I’ve found numbers that suggest 8-10%, and while obviously that’s underreported, female rape cases also have underreport rates estimated as high as 75%. I found a source that suggests that sexual assault for males is 3 in 20 which is about comparable with the 1 in 6 rapes of women, but includes all sexual assault.
CONSTITUENT: Hi, I’m (inaudible) how are you? Happy Fourth of July. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is passing a bill around to increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks and hour. Do you support that?
YOUNG: Probably not.
CONSTITUENT: 10 bucks, that would give us a living wage.
YOUNG: How about getting a job?
CONSTITUENT: I do have one.
YOUNG: Well, then why do you want that benefit? Get a job.
Conservative compassion. The only reason they’re trying to raise the minimum wage is so it matches the buying power it had when the federal minimum wage was enacted in 1968 - in other words, they’re just adjusting for inflation. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: all politicians should be on minimum wage.
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I literally can’t comprehend how out of touch Rep Young must be that he seems to think minimum wage = welfare.
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- me: sure
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- me: never mind