A Facebook friend of mine had the perfect thing to say about this creep:
This is why, despite being a nonbeliever and a scientifically minded person, I hesitate to identify as a member of the skeptic/atheist community- it is dominated by pompous white men who find doing things like categorizing rape into different “levels” of badness, and playing logical fallacy “gotcha” games with anyone hurt by this, to be a diverting intellectual exercise. In truth, they may act like this is nothing more than a fun little project, but this is to hide how much emotional validation and sexual enjoyment they derive from this game. Their intent is to do harm, and to assert power by the further gaslighting and violation of boundaries of those who protest. The more you ask them to stop, the more excited they get, and the more they will try to pull you into a “debate” and harm you further. This is not done in the spirit of true inquiry and debate; it is abuse disguised in the sterile wrapping of “discourse.”
Dawkins is such a moron. Largely because he seems to think women think of rape exclusively as a crime rather than as a traumatic experience.
Nobody cares how many years in jail you can get for a rape, Dickie, if they’re trying to put the pieces of their psyche back together and are fairly certain it’s not worth it to bother even telling the police. Your utilitarian calculations of badness don’t matter to someone who feels totally destroyed, and apparently evolution forgot to include the notion of human empathy and compassion in your general asshole program.
Also, just let’s clarify why this is stupid legally as well as stupid empathically: the justice system in most countries knows that a-crime-with-violence-added should be a charge of the base crime, plus the crime of using violence to commit a crime. That’s why you can have more than one charge. Here’s how it works:
1) Rape is a crime.
2) Threatening someone with a knife is a crime.
If you committed the crime in (2), you may deserve harsher punishment for (1), the way we do sentencing, but maybe not (up to the judge really); you get punished for two separate crimes, even if committed together, as separate charges.
In other words, even our justice system tries to keep these things separate so that you don’t dilute the badness of them.
You shouldn’t have to “compare” date rape and rape at knifepoint. Crime at knifepoint is wrong. Rape is wrong. Both are crimes, both can be committed independently of one another. Comparing them creates the even more awkward situation where you start comparing “knifepoint attack plus rape” to “knifepoint attack alone,” and then we really go down a shitty rabbit hole to a hell dominated by White Men who think rape victims give half a shit about everything I just mentioned.
This is basically why Richard Dawkins should just stop talking. He gives the rest of us evolutionists a bad name.
On This Day: July 30, 1926, renowned assemblage artist Betye Saar was born in Los Angeles, California. Saar created one of her landmark works in 1972, (for a Berkeley exhibit) titled ‘The Liberation of Aunt Jemima.’ This was part of her first series of assemblages. See more of Saar’s work in the archive. (Photograph Credit, Guy Lowndes).
so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off
but instead i found this dumbfuckus trying to be smootharcaneobject
Can’t take it back it’s too late we reached the climax
Yes just me, a dog. Taking a walk. With my dogs. Who are my friends. But also dogs. And I am a dog.
This is Daniel Radcliffe’s final form
this comes from the top rope.
I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.
I wasn’t ready
I stay ready
when someone steals food from your plate
Don’t test me
ladies laaaaadies, theres plenty of me to go around *detaches arm* thats for you Brenda
A default ring tone is heard. 100 moms look at their purses.
Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture S/S 2013
my mom meant to post a picture of her dog and posted a picture of a turkey instead
then fucking act like it Me:
So Yoon Lym Hair and Braid Paintings
So Yoon Lym is a Korean New Jersey-based artist who has spent parts of her life also in Kenya, Uganda and France and who works in different mediums. In this post, we want to introduce her ongoing series of realistic acrylic on paper paintings of hair and braid patterns, titled “The Dreamtime“.
She started the series in the summer of 2008 and the paintings are based on photos she has taken of students and strangers she came across in Paterson, New Jersey where she has been working for the past 9 years.