It’s amazing that in 1969 we as a society managed to put a man on the moon and yet we still can’t get a wheelchair user from one railway station to another nearly 50 years later. You have to come to the conclusion that it is a lack of will to create a more accessible world, not lack of technology or design skills.
Tony Heaton, English sculptor and wheelchair user. (via indizombie)
"You have to come to the conclusion that it is a lack of will to create a more accessible world"
this of course, applies to all disability.
This article, about men who desperately want to become fathers and the horrible bitches who won’t bear their offspring on demand, is like a case study in privileged entitlement. If it weren’t so painful, it would be laughable to read, for example, Neil Kirwan—a man married to a woman not ready to have children because she was just made partner at her job—asserting, “We’re in an ideal position to have kids. Financially secure—we’ve even got a four-wheel drive family car,” as if both of them wanting children isn’t required before they are genuinely in “an ideal position to have kids.”
What most struck me is that an article sympathetically presenting coercive and presumptuous wannabe dads even exists at all. Our culture is rife with negative narratives about baby-obsessed women who will go to any length to become a mother, even “trapping” men by “getting themselves pregnant.” No one writes delightful articles about how charming their desperation is, intimating that every man should be so lucky to have a good woman willing to bear children for him, and any man who denies the fulfillment of a wannabe mommy’s dream to become a parent is a selfish jerk who defies the very laws of nature.
God, there’s so much to comment on here.
This is frustrating because the majority of these men don’t want to have kids to have kids. They want to have kids because it somehow makes them more of a man. It’s not about ANYONE else. It’s about them and what THEY want and what THEY will get out of it.
Like, look at the one guy whose wife just made partner. He wants to have children because HE wants them NOW. He doesn’t consider that his wife isn’t ready to yet, that her career is just as important to her as his is to him. It doesn’t matter what SHE wants or even the valid and justifiable reasons behind why she wants to delay parenting. And why should what she wants be considered, right? I mean, she’s just going to be the one who’s pregnant for the majority of a year.
And the kicker about this is that these men want to be fathers to justify their own manhood, yet they are the same dudes who will refuse to change a diaper, who will be pissed if their wife doesn’t stop working after having their child to be a full-time mom, the same men who will come home from work and spend a total of 20 minutes with their kid and pat themselves on the back for being such a great parent, these are the same men who will complain about the way their wives look after child birth. Why? Because having children, for them, is all about THEM. THEY want the kid so they can prove they’re a man but they don’t actually want to be a PARENT. They don’t want to support their wives through pregnancy or parenthood because they see a woman birthing their children as an expected outcome.
In other words, they feel entitled to use a woman’s body to demonstrate their own manhood, which is not surprising when you consider what types of people these men are. The truly sad part is that there are women who share their lives with these men and do not realize how deep their hatred of women goes because only a deep hatred of women would lead to the kind of thinking that a woman should be obligated to grant any reproductive wish a man wants. (Remember when I had a bunch of MRAs argue that if they get a woman pregnant, they should be able to legally force her to have an abortion, with one person going so far as to say that he would make any woman he slept with sign a fucking contract stating they would get and abortion and insisted it would be legally binding?)
jaimie foxx wears a trayvon martin shirt to the BET awards.
macklemore mentions trayvon martin during his acceptance speech at the AMA awards.
the message: PoC are racist crybabies until a white knight notices the issue and plays champion.
Scream this from the fucking rooftops.
Lol why women’s lives specifically? Can’t we just say it’ll save lives?
Because background checks do save women’s lives. This statistic is specifically about domestic violence, of which women tend more often to be victims, and how background checks will save women’s lives. It’s derailing to ask the wording be changed because the focus is on women and on women’s issues.
I know this comic isn’t even supposed to be ironic or anything but I can’t stop sad-laughing, because this illustrates perfectly so much that is wrong with ‘color-blindness’ and ‘gender-blindness’ and elitist pansexuality with the pansexuals/everyone else division
You’re literally stripping people of their identities, things they live with, things that help make them who they are, in order to homogenize them. You’re not ‘seeing past’ anything. You’re covering it up, ignoring it, erasing it. Whoever told you that ‘seeing past’ any part of a person was a good idea anyway??
Aside from the fact that the second picture is literally NOT what you see in any way whatsoever, given that, y’know, people have eyes and arms and aren’t gray blobs and junk, the way you imagine the world looking is HELLA FUCKING BORING!! Seriously, given the choice between seeing the world as diverse and vibrant and full of all kinds of people, and seeing the world like Night of the Faceless Heart-Eating Blob People, why would you ever even pretend to live in the latter???
they definitely see height though
Judge people on height alone!
Seems that people who “don’t see” colour/race/gender think it’s difficult to treat other human beings as equals if visible differences exist among them.
lmao it’s the same blog that posted the “Crazy Pansexual Girlfriend” comic why am i not surprised
I’m glad this was connected to the pansexual community too because it helped wrap up my problems with the definition often use for pansexuality. Now I completely understand my issues with it and can talk about it with other people.