I thought this was going to be really dumb and then it wasn’t
Puppies, Sirs, Daddies, good little girls and boys, toys, smut, angry rants, and nerdery. Because who says we can't have it all?
Can we all just agree to build permanent Olympic stadiums somewhere? I know it’s supposed to symbolize international cooperation and such to move them around, but in practice, the Olympics have come to symbolize “let’s find one of the few countries rich enough to support this stuff, encourage them…
that girl you just called fat? who cares about her backstory, you just shouldn’t be a dick to people
like do we really need a tragic story to get people to stop being mean to each other wtf
Especially since the tragic backstories often involves some kind of apologetic “she’s trying so hard to not be fat” aspect.
I don’t like “they’re earning their basic human dignity!” stories, really not about any group.
subway??? no man this is domway. we tell you how you want your sandwich and u shut up and eat it.
Subway? No, this is Domway, where we ask you what things you like on your sandwich, what you don’t want, and what you’re thinking of…
Same-sex relationships were often really emotionally wrought and even sensual, and the men recognized them as such. But mere romantic feeling wasn’t enough to put same-sex relationships in the same mental category as heterosexual pairings. Not even sex was enough. Heterosexual pairings were distinct because they were about family, marriage, sex, babies, God; same-sex pairings were friendship, even if they were romantic or sexual.
Part of this is because, even by Lincoln’s time, marriage still wasn’t completely a companionate and romantic endeavor. It was moving in that direction, but for the upper classes it still had a veneer of respectability; it was about arranging the joining of two families, not kowtowing to the starstruck whims of young people. So love didn’t EQUAL dyadic life partnership. Love was evident in all sorts of non-dyadic relationships.
That’s… kind of weirdly sweet. I mean, obviously there’s a lot of problems I’d have with it in practice, but the basic idea of love and even sex being accepted as part of friendship instead of “these feelings are for your monogamous heterosexual marriage only!”… is sweet, and cool to learn about. Thanks for sharing.
What do you mean how did they get away with it?
History isn’t one straight line progressing towards a liberal society.
Look how much Americans attitudes have changed between 1980 and today. 1980 was the first time most very religious people voted, they abstained before that at the behest of their churches. Now they dictate policy at every election.
In my family photo album there are pictures from the 20s of a woman called ‘uncle bob’. She dressed in men’s clothing, and had a ‘companion’. This was a rough industrial town, they were working class, nobody cared. It was her business.
This is why politics is important - the moment you think everything is better today than it was in the past, you let other people take control of the direction society goes in - with you sitting back presuming we’re going forwards.
reblogging for the commentary
Neither Courage Wolf nor Calming Manatee were doing much to help my anxiety, but I knew they were both on to something.
So, I created Calmage Wolfatee.
I’M SO INSPIRED
Someone needs to make this into a t-shirt
Now begins the awkward time of “4-6 weeks to take full effect” and “I think I felt something? Did I feel something? What am I supposed to feel?”
I wish antidepressants came with tracking numbers.
"My brain just arrived at the sorting center in Framingham! It’s on its way!”