“In a 2008 Los Angeles Times article, for example, reporter Heather Mac Donald wrote that there simply is no rape problem on college campuses. In response to a Harvard woman’s story about being raped while she was drunk, Mac Donald wrote that to hold her “without responsibility requires stripping women of volition and moral agency.” Though the Harvard victim does not remember her actions, it’s highly unlikely that she passed out upon arriving at the party and was dragged away like roadkill while other students looked on. Rather, she probably participated voluntarily in the usual prelude to intercourse, and probably even in intercourse itself, however woozily. This insidious argument about “responsibility” is having an acute effect on the way all women talk about rape. The very notion of what rape is is being debated—and not in a progressive or useful way.” —
The Purity Myth (Jessica Valenti)
One of those days I could use a friendly stranger to say something great to me so I don’t spend the whole day hating everyone and everything.
Come on Universe, make this happen
“So I sent an email to 7 of my friends, including Sarah, and I said, ‘Does anyone want to go see ‘Lost in Translation’ tonight?’ and then I sent an email immediately afterwards to the 6 of my friends who weren’t Sarah and I said, ‘NOT YOU.’” —John Green, on how he asked out his wife for the first time. (via ancient-amateur)
Cute boy in my class...