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When Lily Evans told James Potter that she wouldn’t go out with him because he was a bully, he stopped bullying people and redeemed himself. When Lily told Severus Snape that she wouldn’t go out with him because he called her a racial slur, he went on to join a racist terrorist group.
Conclusion: James Potter handled rejection much better than Severus Snape does.

(via womanistgamergirl)

I value my own independence so highly that I can fancy no degradation greater than that of having another man perpetually directing and advising and lecturing me, or even planning too closely in any way about my actions. He might be the wisest of men, or the most powerful – I should equally rebel and resent his interference.

Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South [1855]

The quotation is from the character John Thornton, a cotton-mill owner in the fictional English town of Milton (modeled by Gaskell after Manchester)

(Source: laliberty)

Assimilationists want nothing less than to construct the homosexual as normal - white, monogamous, wealthy, 2.5 children, SUVs with a white picket fence. This construction, of course, reproduces the stability of heterosexuality, whiteness, patriarchy, the gender binary, and capitalism itself. If we genuinely want to make ruins of this totality, we need to make a break. We don’t need inclusion into marriage, the military, and the state. We need to end them. No more gay politicians, CEOs, and cops. We need to swiftly and immediately articulate a wide gulf between the politics of assimilation and the struggle for liberation. We need to rediscover our riotous inheritance as queer anarchists. We need to destroy constructions of normalcy, and create instead a position based in our alienation from this normalcy, and one capable of dismantling it.

Toward The Queerest Insurrection  (via faggotviolence)

All of these things.

(via sexistentialisms)

(Source: vileprince, via queerkenosis)

Nice Woman is Rejected Multiple Times. Does Not Gain Homicidal Urges.

—potential Onion headline (via pansexualpagan)

(via rhydonmyhardon)

One argument that I have not yet answered—and find very unpersuasive—is the claim that “health is too important to be left to the market.” My response would be that the market is, generally speaking, the best set of institutions we know of for producing and distributing things. The more important a good is, the stronger the argument for having it produced by the market.
Both barbers and physicians are licensed; both professions have for decades used licensing to keep their numbers down and their salaries up. Government regulation of barbers makes haircuts more expensive; one result, presumably, is that we have fewer haircuts and longer hair. Government regulation of physicians makes medical care more expensive; one result, presumably, is that we have less medical care and shorter lives. Given the choice of deregulating one profession or the other, I would choose the physicians.

—David D. Friedman, "Should Medicine be a Commodity?" (via eltigrechico)

(Source: jenlog, via eltigrechico)


I am a supporter of abortion rights but not a supporter of abortion rights supporters