If I wanted to hear “We Are Young” or “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” played 3 times each within one hour, I would go online and listen until my ears are satisfied.
As such, you have bumped these songs from the “Nice, Catchy, and Enjoyable” list, down to the “Musical Battering Rams” and “Things That I Want to Watch As They Slowly Burn to the Ground” lists.
- is sexist
- is heteronormative
- commodifies sex
- commodifies young cis-het white women
- contributes to rape culture
- contributes to slut-shaming
- erases queer folk
- erases transfolk
- frames a woman’s worth as inversely proportional to the number of dicks that have been inside her
I think people need to stop blaming words themselves and start blaming the people who use them. Virgin to me means that someone hasn’t had sex yet. Nothing more, nothing less. This person can be of any sexuality or gender, if they haven’t had sex, they’re a virgin. To me, this does not illustrate anything other than that. If someone uses this word to illustrate something else, like any of these examples, that is a fault on their part. The word has nothing to do with it. Blaming the world “virgin” is the same as blaming a baseball bat in a case of battery and physical abuse. It’s the person *holding and using* it.
I know everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but that is the most nonsensical thing I have ever heard. (Not you, Sam. You’re fine. I mean the person who posted the original thing.)
I am a virgin and want to remain so until marriage. I am honestly completely not interested in having sex with anyone other than whoever is going to be my husband one day. I see keeping my virginity as something really special, because I’m setting myself aside for someone who IS really special. That is my personal choice and a standard that I personally want to live up to.
So…how does that make me sexist? Or in any way associated with the other things you listed? I really don’t get it.
Never ever look at food blogs when you are hungry.
Unless you want to become incredibly depressed.
a blog that isn’t on Tumblr.
My reasoning is this:
Tumblr is a nice place to have a blog that samples all different bits of you.
When you put together the little blurbs of your own thoughts and the thoughts from other people that you snatched and the pictures that you reblogged and the quotes that made you smile or cry or laugh and the songs that you wanted to share,
it’s kind of like a salad. Or a collage. You can see bits and pieces of a person through the lens of what different things he or she likes. You rely on different kinds of stimuli, not just text, to peer into someone’s brain. And it’s kind of cool. I like it.
But it’d also be nice to have a place where I can truly exercise some creativity.
And Tumblr just isn’t the place to do that. I’m always going to get distracted and I will never be able to focus my blog into just me, just my thoughts, just text,
and nothing else.
I need a place where I can simply write with no distractions
Where I’m not paranoid about who’s following me and why
Where I don’t have an audience of over 200, most of whom don’t really care
Where I can actually flex my fingers and stretch my mind and feel free to let my thoughts swirl and dance and trip over each other sometimes
And where I might perhaps begin to see some improvement in my own writing.
That is what I need.