Human beings took our animal need for palatable food … and turned it into chocolate souffles with salted caramel cream. We took our ability to co-operate as a social species … and turned it into craft circles and bowling leagues and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We took our capacity to make and use tools … and turned it into the Apollo moon landing. We took our uniquely precise ability to communicate through language … and turned it into King Lear.

None of these things are necessary for survival and reproduction. That is exactly what makes them so splendid. When we take our basic evolutionary wiring and transform it into something far beyond any prosaic matters of survival and reproduction … that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s when we show ourselves to be capable of creating meaning and joy, for ourselves and for one another. That’s when we’re most uniquely human.

And the same is true for sex. Human beings have a deep, hard-wired urge to replicate our DNA, instilled in us by millions of years of evolution. And we’ve turned it into an intense and delightful form of communication, intimacy, creativity, community, personal expression, transcendence, joy, pleasure, and love. Regardless of whether any DNA gets replicated in the process.

Why should we see this as sinful? What makes this any different from chocolate souffles and King Lear?

louisiana-hot-sauce:

"Where is my Edward Cullen?"

"Where is my Damon Salvatore?"

"Where is my Christian Grey?"

For your sake, jail I hope.

the-cinnamon-peelers-wife:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?




Yup.

I was in the emergency room for less than 8 hours earlier this year. $5403. I went to have an ultrasound that took less than an hour earlier this month. $1250. I can’t even imagine how people with chronic illnesses handle being sick in America. It’s a financial nightmare.

the-cinnamon-peelers-wife:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

Yup.

I was in the emergency room for less than 8 hours earlier this year. $5403. I went to have an ultrasound that took less than an hour earlier this month. $1250. I can’t even imagine how people with chronic illnesses handle being sick in America. It’s a financial nightmare.

(Source: socialismartnature)

mydollyaviana:

disneyismyescape:

carry-on-until-its-gone:

wish-upon-the-disney-star:

This scene is SO important. Maleficent is with someone she trusts, someone she considers a friend. And then the next thing she knows, she wakes up in pain, bleeding, with her wings burned off. A huge part of her has been destroyed.

Rape is so prominent in our culture that it is in a Disney movie. Maybe not explicitly, but it is very clear what this scene represents and it is so sad.

I fucking cried my eyes out during this scene

AJ even confirmed that this is what this scene was a metaphor for (x) - just because i saw someone say today that this is not what this scene is about

'We were very conscious that it was a metaphor for rape': The actress explained how the scene in which her character has her wings ripped off her body while in a drug-induced sleep had to be something 'so violent and aggressive' that it would make her 'lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood and her softness' 

when a man violates a woman, he cuts off her wings.

(Source: bbuchanann)

Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.

Jennifer Lawrence (via mockingjaysource)

I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.

Jennifer Lawrence on her nude picture leak (Vanity Fair)

Friend posted a status about how she thinks it’s important for people to develop their relationship and marriage before having kids. 
Friend’s piece of trash boyfriend decided to try and vomit homophobia at me. 
What do we say to the homophobic assholes? 
NOT TODAY. 

Friend posted a status about how she thinks it’s important for people to develop their relationship and marriage before having kids. 

Friend’s piece of trash boyfriend decided to try and vomit homophobia at me. 

What do we say to the homophobic assholes? 

NOT TODAY. 

Vatican Archbishop Caught With Massive Child Porn Collection

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vatican-paedophilia-scandal-archbishop-jozef-wesolowski-stored-over-100000-child-porn-videos-1467410

According to International Business Times, 

"A former Vatican archbishop accused of paedophilia stored tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic, it has emerged.

Details of Jozef Wesolowski’s massive child porn stash have been revealed after the 66-year-old was arrested at the Vatican earlier this week.

He is the highest-ranking Vatican official ever to be investigated for sex abuse, and the first top papal representative to receive a defrocking sentence. He has been charged with sexually abusing minors and child porn possession and might face up to seven years in the Vatican’s tiny jail.” 

Notice the wording there? He MIGHT face UP TO seven years in Vatican Jail. 

Let me remind you that an American teenager who made pot brownies was threatened with LIFE IN PRISON, but an Archbishop sexually assaults children for years and MIGHT get UP TO seven years. I get that laws are different in each country, but fucking really? 

Catholicism is a fucking joke.