[[POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING?!?!]]
Okay, so I know that no one will probably read this entire thing because I’m not tumblr famous or anything, but I do have over 100 followers, so hopefully at least one of you lovely folks will read what I’m about to say, and possibly even read this book (which I’d recommend). So I’m reading this book about abortion (I’m not very far in, but it’s very good and informative… It’s about a woman’s life as an abortion doctor and called “This Common Secret” by Susan Wicklund) and after each chapter it has these little ‘not-so-fun’ facts about abortion, and this one really stuck out to me. Women aren’t allowed to have abortions because it’s considered “murder”, yet protestors can do all of this guilt free? I just… Wow. Each of the facts have gotten to me, but I think this one has the most. I just…. Ugh. I realize this post will probably be ignored, but I’m hoping at least a few people will read it, and maybe even invest in the book, which is definitely worth the read, even if you only read the first chapter.
Shoutouts to all the bisexual people whose parents are secretly hoping they’ll settle down in a heterosexual relationship and get married and have biological children.
shoutout to the pan people who have no idea how to even come out to their parents
Shoutout to all the asexual people with parents that think they’re just not ready for sex yet.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.