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feedistconfessions:

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So help me, I got turned on buying groceries.

This happened to me and I have the pics to prove it. Remind me to never go to Walmart again while hungry AND feederism horny. Bought SO MUCH JUNKFOOD to feed my sweetie. (Who isn’t a feedee but who is a big ol’ fat fuck who loves to eat.)

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Occasionally, I’ll meet someone who has never seen a therapist before in their life.
Someone who believes the world is a good place, who sees simply in potential and optimism and bleeds in the silver linings of clouds.
I wonder what they think of.
I wonder how they can have bad days and work and not instinctively slice themselves up like Easter ham or pound down a bottle of Smirnoff so hard the room spins.
I wonder what sort of air they breathe or what the chemical composition of their cells looks like;
perhaps they hit the genetic lottery.
Perhaps they have thicker blood or blinders on so tightly they are unable to see the black abysses littering the earth.
My car is stuck in a rainstorm and theirs are not.
How do they sleep soundly?
How do they think of things other than atrocity?
Am I doing something wrong or are they?
Some are born without the inclination to self destruct and I both pity and envy them simultaneously.
For the longest time, I believed that,
instinctually,
everyone wants to bleed.
Which one of us is wrong?
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  • The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  • The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  • The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  • The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  • The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  • The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
  • The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  • The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day
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Happy Heterosexual Awareness Month! Let’s talk about how the cultural conception of Straightness is incredibly toxic.

fandomsandfeminism:

(First of all, yes, Heterosexual Awareness Month is a thing. No one is really sure if it’s a very persistent troll or genuine though.) 

I want to start by saying that in this context, I am not talking simply about heterosexuality and thus ALL heterosexuals, but rather Straightness- the concept of straightness in our larger cultural setting, its pervasiveness in our culture, media, and socialization. It is possible to be heterosexual without emulating Straightness, but it is difficult and must be a deliberate separation.  

In practice, Straightness relies on highly ritualized gender roles (including male predation and female purity). Men are seen as being the seekers of relationships, trying to court and win women. Women are viewed as gatekeepers to their own sexuality, having to stave off unwanted courtship until an acceptable one presents itself. This dynamic is unhealthy and limiting.

 Straightness enforces false binaries and is encoded with cissexism. Straightness can not function if the genders are not rigidly separated. Fluidity and nonbinary status are incompatible with it.

Straightness is coded with expectations of obligatory parenthood (which is both sexist AND ableist). Women who opt out of motherhood or are unable to successfully conceive and bring a child to term are devalued in this system. 

It is entrenched with heterosexism and heteronormativity. It’s seen as more valid and stable than other forms of attraction (bisexuals, for example, are often written off as being REALLY straight but as just having a “gay/lesbian phase.”) and thus is violent towards those other identities. 

As long as straightness is seen as the default, average, and expected mode for all romantic relationships, with anything else seen as a deviation from this norm, it is oppressive. 

We need to uncouple the idea of men who are only attracted to women and women who are only attracted to men with the complicated, corrupt web of expectations that envelopes Straightness. Heterosexuals must reject these expectations and systems which both bind and privilege them, just as those of us who are not heterosexual must continue to deny Straightness as a default, preferable, and the sole natural mode of attraction. 

It is not enough for us to gain acceptance within this system. We must critique and challenge the system as a whole. 

(Thanks to chickgonebad for cluing me into this. I just wanted to post the whole thing as text and couldn’t do that with her link to it.)

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"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

(Source: coachk13, via chickgonebad)

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