The reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about punishing women for having sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex.
This is an amazingly powerful, clear and well-researched article that exposes how the “pro-life” movement is anything but.
I will say, too, that lovemaking, if sincere, is one of the best ideas Satan put in the apple she gave to the serpent to give to Eve. The best idea in that apple, though, is making jazz.Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake
sext: u take off your shirt. i take off my pants. i take off another pair of pants. i take off a pair of pants under those pants. i take off an endlessly repeating series of pants. the designs get stranger and increasingly more surreal with every pair. 30 years later i’m still going and we are just as in love as the moment i took off the first pair.
ardent, adj.David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary
It was after sex, when there was still heat and mostly breathing, when there was still touch and mostly thought… it was as if the whole world could be reduced to the sound of a single string being played, and the only thing this sound could make me think of was you. Sometimes desire is air; sometimes desire is liquid. And every now and then, when everything else is air and liquid, desire solidifies, and the body is the magnet that draws its weight.
You think it’s a compliment to say you prefer “plumper” women; you think it’s showing solidarity to call thin women “gross”. I think you don’t have any idea how to talk to or about women as though we were *gasp* people, and not objects awaiting your evaluation.Dear Doods: I don’t care if you want to f*ck me
I hate the idea that people are defined by sex, period. By how they have sex, or who they have sex with, or what kinds of relationships they have sex in, or whether they have sex at all. There’s a whole lot of being human that has nothing to do with sex. Defining people by their sexual lives is just a way of defining people as less than human.Rookie Mag