“We’re delighted to hear that Rep. Fleming is a regular reader of America’s Finest News Source and doesn’t bother himself with The New York Times, Washington Post, the mediums of television and radio, or any other lesser journalism outlets.”—
Last night I hung out with a few male friends and felt sort of shocked at the way they discussed the girls they were interested in. It was the sort of “Well, how hot is she, 1-10?”/”My girlfriend doesn’t know about all the other women I have on the side”/”Oh, he was just flirting with her as practice for the real thing” type of shit that I honestly never expected of seemingly conscientious men like them.
Today I mentioned my discomfort to my closest friend of the three, and he told me that any guy should be allowed to “say what he wants,” and also that I just didn’t “know how all guys talk” or else I’d realize that they had been tame in comparison.
I hate how a rationalization like “all men talk that way” can be used as a way to sidestep questions about culturally accepted attitudes. I guess the fact that I challenged a widespread behavior automatically invalidated my feelings, because really I should’ve just known better than to imagine these attitudes to be changeable. Also the look in my friends eyes when I brought up my concerns, the way he dismissed my feelings as “feminist” and therefore unimportant/unrealistic/overly sensitive without even considering them. I spent 21 years of my life not really getting the big deal about gender and society, but oh, I’m getting it now. I’m definitely getting it now.
S:and i think it's making me sound like i'm crying
S:and the fact that i sound like i'm crying is making me laugh more
E:that awkward moment when im working without my glasses on and possibly cute woman walks by and i cant make it really obvi by putting said glasses on so i can actually discern the cuteness or lack thereof of said woman.
Kurt:The future used to be such an abstract idea. The dream was enough, you know? And now the future has the nerve to show up, and it's expecting us to do something, and it's not interested in giving a lending hand.
Rachel:I'm actually kind of scared. I thought the world would care more.
A startling number of Japanese youths have turned their backs on sex and relationships, a new survey has found.
The survey, conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association, found that 36% of males aged 16 to 19 said that they had “no interest” in or even “despised” sex. That’s almost a 19% increase since the survey was last conducted in 2008.
If that’s not bad enough, The Wall Street Journal reports that a whopping 59% of female respondents aged 16 to 19 said they were uninterested in or averse to sex, a near 12% increase since 2008.