PaganAtheist
Telling [children] that sex is ‘only between mommies and daddies’ is a lie that leads to confused, hormone-charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is ‘only something that happens when two people love each other very much’ is a lie that causes hormone-charged teenagers to confuse ‘love’ with ‘lust,’ or ‘obsession.’ It leads to leaps of logic like, ‘If I have sex with this person, we must be in love.’ Or worse: ‘If I love this person, I have to have sex with him or her.’

Lea Grover, "This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like," HuffPosts: Parents (29 July 2014)

The last sentence!!

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mybbbunny:
paganatheist:

That’s more like it.

paganatheist:

That’s more like it.

A 91 year old gentleman I know just referred to one of these as a ‘water shade’.

I now want to be running a company selling them under that name….

A 91 year old gentleman I know just referred to one of these as a ‘water shade’.

I now want to be running a company selling them under that name….

Rape culture, picture not reblogged
democracynow:

This is the inventory of weapons supplied to Israel by the United States.
On Thursday, Amnesty International said the U.S. government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza. Amnesty’s call comes as the United Nations’ top human rights official has also criticized the United States. “They have not only provided the heavy weaponry which is now being used by Israel in Gaza, but they’ve also provided almost $1 billion in providing the Iron Domes to protect Israelis from the rockets attacks, but no such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling,” said Navi Pillay, U.N. human rights high commissioner. “So I am reminding United States that it’s a party to international humanitarian law and human rights law.” The United States is the largest exporter of military equipment to Israel, by far. To learn more, watch the Democracy Now! interview with Sunjeev Bery, director of Middle East/North Africa advocacy at Amnesty International USA.

democracynow:

This is the inventory of weapons supplied to Israel by the United States.

On Thursday, Amnesty International said the U.S. government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza. Amnesty’s call comes as the United Nations’ top human rights official has also criticized the United States. “They have not only provided the heavy weaponry which is now being used by Israel in Gaza, but they’ve also provided almost $1 billion in providing the Iron Domes to protect Israelis from the rockets attacks, but no such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling,” said Navi Pillay, U.N. human rights high commissioner. “So I am reminding United States that it’s a party to international humanitarian law and human rights law.” The United States is the largest exporter of military equipment to Israel, by far.

To learn more, watch the Democracy Now! interview with Sunjeev Bery, director of Middle East/North Africa advocacy at Amnesty International 
USA.

girlswithclothesonbikes:

lunarobverse:

A brilliant metaphor

holy shit

curiosamathematica:

Doug Savage (Savage Chickens), Love letter from a statistician.




Is that all? I got 164 on one test recently…

curiosamathematica:

Doug Savage (Savage Chickens), Love letter from a statistician.

Is that all? I got 164 on one test recently…

toxicwinner:

if there were only girls everywhere everything would be so easy and pleasant. I could walk my dog at 3am and probably get a juice cos juice bars would be open cos all girls would take their dogs on night walks it would be like a normal thing

kady-xvx:

florafaunagifs:

Wild horses in Currituck, NC

no but like, how do they live without humans on their back for exercise

ukpuru:

blood—sport:

Important things from Igbohistory Instagram. European colonialism has, and still continues to dismantle the myriad of sophisticated social constructs upheld by so many African ethnicities, by presenting Africa as a unit by choosing to ignore the huge ocean of differences between ethnic groups, let alone countries.

Interesting fact: Many African ethnic groups, kingdoms, and states were referred to as ‘countries’ before the rise of colonial powers throughout Africa. They were okay as ‘countries’ when slaves and other goods were being traded. You’ll hear of the Ebo country, Benin Country, Whydah Country and so on when reading pre-1850 writing. If you label a kingdom or a state a ‘tribe’ this those what is described above but also implies there was no major or important political organisation. ‘Tribe’ made/makes indigenous African states and ethnic affiliations sound petty and unimportant. Imagine calling the Edo or Songhai people a tribe when their empires have wielded more power than most of the world ever has? But why would you call them countries when you’re trying to impose your own country on them?

scintillatingquiddities:

usatoday:

A sea of red poppies is forming at the Tower of London to honor World War I’s fallen allied troops.

It will run from Aug. 5 — 100 years since the first day of British involvement in the Great War — until Nov. 11 when the last poppy is for Armistice Day.

This is so beautiful

The War to End All Wars - perhaps 100 years later, it finally will. That’s one if the main points of remembrance - not only to remember, but to remember so we don’t keep making the same mistakes.

There will never again for example be a war in Western Europe (whatever those countries might be involved with directly or indirectly elsewhere currently) so it can be done.

If this is the priority rather than oil or maintaining huge inequalities, then more and more patches around the world can get beyond war until those patches all join up. Poppies are a good symbol to help us with this, like they were originally intended to be.