Just saw the cutest thing on the train, this couple sharing music with each other but not looking at each other yet smiling at each other when a song came up that they liked i guess
I just got my licence and i just asked my mom to lend me the car and shes like, oh you cant drive alone yet cause your not on the insurance. -____- WTH WHAT YOU WAITING FOR?
"For those of you who think that radical feminists exaggerate or cherry-pick the worst of the porn industry, I have an experiment for you. Type ‘porn’ into Google and click around the most well-travelled websites that appear. With mind-numbing repetition you will see gagging, slapping, verbal abuse, hair-pulling, pounding anal sex, women smeared in semen, sore anuses and vaginas, distended mouths, and more exhausted, depleted and shell-shocked women than you can count. You will not see two people having sex; you will see images depicting a level of physical cruelty that would not be out of place in an Amnesty International campaign.
One of the only studies of contemporary pornographic content found that the majority of scenes from fifty of the top-rented porn movies contained both physical and verbal abuse targeted against the female performers. Physical aggression – including spanking, open-hand slapping and gagging – occurred in over 88% of scenes, while expressions of verbal aggression – calling the woman names such as ‘bitch’ or ‘slut’ – were found in 48%. The researchers concluded that ‘if we combine both physical and verbal aggression, our findings indicate that nearly 90 per cent of scenes contained at least one aggressive act, with an average of nearly twelve acts of aggression per scene’. [x]
That this is the major form of sex education for men should be taken very seriously by the women’s movement. The same men who get off from women being brutalised and called cunts, sluts and cum-dumpsters are the ones who go on to become politicians, corporate executives, judges, media professionals, policy makers and bankers. In other words, they become the economic and cultural elite that shape the material and ideological world that determines how women – and their children – will live. Most of them will become partners and fathers. To assume that porn is mere fantasy and does not impact on the way men think and feel is to ignore decades of research on how images frame our social construction of reality."
"Porn and the Misogyny Emergency" —Gail Dines (via bemyonlyflame)
yeah, and not to mention how each and every one of our body parts/unique and natural physical facets are compartmentalised into categories- especially the amount of diversity pigeonholed into ‘white’/’black’/’asian’/’arab’/’latin’ and how something natural and such as body hair becomes fetishised (and the lack thereof becomes normalised), how disposable and commodified relationships have become i.e. ‘amateur’ vids and how blurry the demarcation lines are between sex with one’s “gf” and one’s “whore hired for the night at a motel” @ amateuruploads, between pain and pleasure, between vicarious prostitution/voyeurism and ‘entertainment’/’private enjoyment’, between intimacy and mindless, masturbatory fcuking/thrilling ‘insemination’; where consent is dubious, implicit humiliation abounds and explicit devaluing of another gender is encouraged, male depravity is empowering; where there exists a hierarchy of glory for the debasement of a woman. Where the continuum of inequality is upheld through kinks if it hasn’t already seeped into ‘mainstream’ vids- i.e. through the oppressor/oppressed dialectic that is. Where what once began as seeds in the mind has borne many a ruddy fruits: tantalising and insidious, materialising before our very eyes, at our command. With a whole industry behind it, fuelled by the prevalence of broken homes and morally bankrupt aspirations, inequality of earning potential/poverty and cross-border deception/abductions, it shows no signs of dissipating. There’s no shortage of audiences being reeled in at all. The one thing constantly tantalising us with its snares, the one thing and has no risk of running scarce, isn’t what’s gonna solve any of our social, political, economic, etc problems. It is apathetic to our plight. It provides no answers, just temporary escape. It doesn’t ask for much either, it only gnaws at our soul a crumb at a time and flourishes at our void.
i’ve always felt that porn is under-studied as phenomena
if i as a retail worker have to work with a dozen cameras pointed at me to deter me from stealing $10, cops should have to work with a camera pointed at them to deter them from arbitrarily maiming and killing people
- me: what are taxes and how do I pay them?
- school system: worry not
- school system: mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell