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  1. lnthefade:

    [snip]

    Let’s not victim blame. Let’s not say things like “Well, if she wasn’t a celebrity they wouldn’t get spread around” or “if she didn’t take nude photos of herself this would not have happened.” She is a victim. It doesn’t matter if she is a star. She is a victim. And this all has very little to do with making money off the photos and everything to do with exerting power over a woman and making her feel helpless and weak and exploited. 

    [snip]

    I’d like to highlight this point.

    There’s always an excuse when something like this happens.

    "She’s a celebrity" is as weak an excuse as "she shouldn’t have taken the nude photos" is when assholes sell their ex-girlfriends shots ala so-called "revenge porn".

    I have no issue if someone is approached and offered a financial incentive to pose for a magazine shot. I have no issue if someone is willing to put themselves out there, that’s completely different. 

    Lets call these events what they are - media rape. Every time we turn around and excuse it by saying “it’s part of the package deal” and that whether we like it or not well, it’s just the way it is “because them the rules” you forget one very important thing.

    By condoning, we effectively make them the rules.

    My arse isn’t worth $1000 per megapixel, but what if it was?

    When does the sense of entitlement over a person or their assets - be they visual, intellectual or physical - stop?

    Does the fact that I get paid a certain amount mean that my employer has the right to my home computer drives? Does the fact that my clients pay over $2000 a day to have my consulting services give them the right to invade my home? Does the fact that an actress provides us with entertainment mean that her entire life is ours to exploit?

    Be careful about not speaking out when first they come for those with fame, for there may be no one left to speak for you in the end.

  2. On Tuesday, Posner put his judicial independence front and center during marriage equality oral arguments at the 7th Circuit. While lawyers for Wisconsin and Indiana attempted to defend their state’s marriage bans, Posner issued a series of withering bench slaps that unmasked anti-gay arguments as the silly nonsense that they are. Reading this string of brutal retorts is fun enough—but it’s even better to listen to them delivered in Posner’s own distinctive cadence. With the help of my Slate colleague Jeff Friedrich, I’ve collected the most exhilarating, satisfying, and hilarious of the bunch.
  3. mikerastiello:

    If you missed the Daily Show on Tuesday do yourself a favor and watch the top story about Ferguson and race in America.

    (via clappityclippity)

  4. I get mixed messages on Tumblr. 
Funnily enough, they both include … well, you know.

    I get mixed messages on Tumblr. 

    Funnily enough, they both include … well, you know.

  5. I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind.
    Khalil Gibran (via thecalminside)

    (via missmireille)

  6. khealywu:

    emellebea:

    salon:

    We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

    Today’s batch of fuckery.

    I was thoroughly convinced this was an Onion story! Ha ha ha nope.

    You ever get the feeling that the Onion is no longer able to maintain any form of parody?

    (via tymethiefslongerthoughts)

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    Keep building your single malt collection. Taste the unique complexities each dram brings. Enjoy them all.

    whiskeytimes.com

    Whiskey Times is dedicated to the passion, culture, and elegance of whiskey. Come see our reviews of whiskey, lounge furniture, books, gifts and more.

    Connect with us.

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    (via missmireille)

  8. I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy

    because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless

    and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

  9. I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
    Jonathan Carroll (via danmaru)

    Yes.

    (via gatsbylives)


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