Been feeling an intense and ever-increasing need for wilderness lately. It’s been a busy semester and I haven’t had the chance for much in the way of outdoor adventures, camping, hiking, and just wandering the wilderness. I can’t wait to be able to again. The wild has been calling.
Agreed. However, this will take time, and that’s where the fat positive movement comes in. Baby steps.
Yeah, that’s what I was trying to address then in the follow-up post, I wanted to make it clear that I do value and understand the need for those spaces and dialogues, I just also think we need to view and enact them critically and carefully
like i get the need for a group marginalized by social standards to just spend time and have spaces devoted to helping people unsee what society has projected onto and into them. just ultimately that’s also preserving the destructive system of valuing in order to include oneself in its standards, and I think that’s something we have to be really wary of in seeking long term and substantive change
i have $0 and you have $1,000,000
someone gives us both $5.
i want justice.
Infographic: Where The World Lives, By Latitude & Longitude
We live in a world divided by a coordinate grid, which means data visualizers can do cool things like plot population by distance from the equator. [Above] are two such maps, by Bill Rankin, that overlay population of the world with the latitude and longitude at which people live.
The results are not terribly surprising: Most people live in the northern hemisphere and eastern hemispheres, which puts the lion’s share of the world’s population… squarely in Asia. Some of this is the fault of geography — there’s simply more land north of the equator than south of it.
That’s not the whole story, of course. While there’s a slight spike for Northern Europe, the vast lands of Siberia imply more people should live there. Instead, other factors are at work, like the unusually warm waters of the gulf stream that make Western Europe more hospitable than their eastern counterparts. There are plenty more interesting spikes in population to be found and pondered.
If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.
If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.
If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.
If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.
Or you could just be honest and say that you don’t want less rape, you want (even) less prosecution of rapists.
listen here bud: i fuckin’ wish the world was run by a shadowy cabal of lizard people
and I guess the compression of all this is;
I really honestly understand the wish to resist the pseudohistory of the USSR that paints communism as some implacable evil, I rly do, but the answer to that is not pseudohistory in response at the expense of marginalised people
I mean I stg this should be common sense