OH MY GOD TV-AD WRITERS, ROMEO AND JULIET IS NOT THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU ON?
(You know what, I’m gonna put the rest under a cut because you would think the ending was common knowledge, but apparently not and therefore… spoilers. Yeah.)
God we fuck up teenagers’ heads. We tell them that biological conditions are moral punishments and then we get all shocked when they don’t practice rational risk management of biological conditions. We teach them “sex is super desirable and all the cool kids do it, and it’s hideously shameful and will destroy your life” and we wonder why they act an eensy bit neurotic about it. If you tried to design a system for making sexually active kids confused and unsafe, you couldn’t do much better than the American media and school system.
And for once, the answer is relatively simple. Just talk about sex like it’s a part of life. Some people have sex and some people don’t, because people are different. STIs aren’t bad because they’re Dirty Crotch Rot; they’re bad because they’re contagious illnesses like strep throat or whooping cough, and you can ask a doctor to check for and treat them just like you would with strep throat. Unwanted pregnancy isn’t a scarlet A; it’s a mostly-preventable accident that sometimes occurs when people are going about their normal business of having sex. You can ask the school counselor about a variety of topics, including career planning, problems at home, questions about sex, or conflicts with teachers.
If we could just get the goddamn stick out of our collective ass and accept that sex is a human activity and teenagers are humans, maybe there wouldn’t be quite so many plaintive “I don’t understand my body and I’m confused and scared and I don’t know anyone I can ask in person” messages flying out into the world."
An atheist state lawmaker tasked with delivering the opening prayer for this afternoon’s session of the House of Representatives asked that people not bow their heads.
Democratic Representative Juan Mendez, of Tempe, instead spoke about his “secular humanist tradition” and even quoted author Carl Sagan.
“Most prayers in this room begin with a request to bow your heads,” Mendez said. “I would like to ask that you not bow your heads. I would like to ask that you take a moment to look around the room at all of the men and women here, in this moment, sharing together this extraordinary experience of being alive and of dedicating ourselves to working toward improving the lives of the people in our state.”
(via underhuntressmoon)Source: mamaatheist
via thatdidlyfeelerino. (Don’t Stereotype!)
My blog is going to drown under these but I can’t stop.
via phantom-lullaby. i know this guy’s already been posted, but apparently he has multiple pictures of himself in a suit and fedora + next to pony toys
and a terrible worldview. there is such thing as a “troll too far”. you stare into the abyss long enough, buddy, and the abyss starts to stare back
fuckyeahgunsandponies should be a blog
via whyatica. so much for “true love” i guess
via jsmnn. would it lower ur opinion if I was MALEIST
If “only the sith deal in absolutes” means they respect boundaries, maybe the Dark Side isn’t all bad.
via iced-chai. umm. uhh. huhhh. uh.
Someone just took a shitload of drugs.
This morning, I woke up to find a slip in the mail box telling me I had a package to pick up. After grudgingly walking the block and a half to the Post Office, getting my package, and getting halfway home, I realised I had no idea what I’d ordered.
The shipping invoice did little to help me.