"If more girls wanted to be scientists, there would be more female scientists"
*takes a deep breath* WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT ACTIVELY DISCOURAGES FEMALE INTELLIGENCE BY PAINTING IT AS A NON FEMININE TRAIT AND SETS UP MALES TO BE IN POSITIONS OF ACADEMIC SUPERIORITY DESPITE THERE BEING NO CORRELATION BETWEEN GENDER AND ACADEMIC ABILITY thank you for your time
this is amazing
It’s my therapy; crayons and an exacto knife
"… and the sky was so blue and the kisses were endless."
Lago de Atitlán (by lë pëtit luciën)
Nathan Jurgenson, a digital sociologist, agreed with York that the shift was limited to the media. “Overall, [Nick Bilton’s tweet] represents the majority -vast majority- opinion,” writes Jurgenson by email. “This only comes from looking at search terms and replies to celebs tweets, but from what I can tell ‘don’t take nudes’ has been the overwhelming response.”
Jurgenson did agree that the media reaction has changed dramatically. “The critique of victim blaming has gone more mainstream, and I’m excited for that,” he writes. “For many more people sexuality comes standard with sexting, so advising people not to sext is like advising people not to be sexual. Stories about sexting are increasingly written by, and for, people who participate. I really do think we’re finally reaching the point where being constantly outraged and scandalized by sexting is coming to be seen, and felt, as counterproductive. If we maintain that having a nude out there will ruin your life, then it will ruin lives, those of our friends, children, people we’d like to be president, etc. By chilling out and instead focusing on the fuckers who violate women for sport, we’re making out lives collectively easier, better, more fair. Here’s hoping this shift in media message spreads more widely.”"
"One day you lose something, and you say: ‘Oh my God. I was happy. And I didn’t even know it.’"
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.