your weaknesses, setbacks, regrets and mistakes teach you if you’re willing to learn, or they will punish you if you’re not. So let them teach you, every day. Take everything as a lesson learned. If you regret some of the decisions you have made in the past, stop being so hard…
“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”—Andrew Zimmern (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
and let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that michaelangelo had probably never seen a girl naked and when he want to sculpt or paint them his mentality seems to be “wow, everyone likes women….they must be like…..buff dudes. i love buff dudes. women are buff dudes but with little chest lumps and no wiener”
So stoked about the Hobby Lobby ruling today. Officially going to incorporate myself so I can get a religious exemption for my student loans debt they violate my deeply held religious conviction that all debts are supposed to be forgiven every seven years, as per the book of Deuteronomy.
There’s a lot of johns [male buyers of the prostituted] that won’t wear condoms and there’s some that will. The johns are the type of guys that pay - they aren’t paying for regular sex, they aren’t paying for company. They’re paying for: ‘You. Do. What. I. Say, Rape-On-Demand-sex.’ They’re paying for the right and the privilege to do to a woman or a girl what they would never want done to their own wives, girlfriends, sisters or daughters.
All those men that went to that so-called ‘Gentleman’s Club’, these were men that were bank presidents, that were community employers, they were clergy members, they were police detectives, they were executive management of sales companies, of high-level executive positions, brokers, everything! And these guys were married, a lot of them had daughters that were older than me.
And they were doing to me and the other girls in that establishment what they would never want another man to do to their own wives, girlfriends and daughters.
Now, that sent me a message too. I didn’t have the language as a kid to express it all but I had the knowledge of just how wrong this whole situation was and that nobody would help me, not the police, not the guidance counsellor. Nobody helped me. I had nowhere to go. I had literally nowhere to turn.
Where do you turn when the people, the adults who are in positions of privilege and power and authority over other adults won’t help you, and say, ‘Well, you’re garbage, you’re only a whore’?