30 7 / 2014

mermaidskey:

johnskylar:

devilthrones:

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.

mermaidskey:

johnskylar:

devilthrones:

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.

(via wretchedoftheearth)

30 7 / 2014

lovelyandbrown:

inmydreamsperhaps:

ignotum-per-aeque-ignotum:

mermaidxbeauty:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

linrenzo:

videohall:

Baby laughing while getting shots

> Rock star doctor.

I don’t care how old he will be I’m taking my future children to him

My heart!

He’s amazing!

This is not a doctor this is a god damn magician

Awwww omggggg. I want him to be my child’s doctor.

I can’t handle the level of adorableness that just happened.

(via popca)

30 7 / 2014

flowergirlrobichiko:

thecatsmustbecrazy:

special delivery

BRING ME SCHRÖDINGER’S HEAD

flowergirlrobichiko:

thecatsmustbecrazy:

special delivery

BRING ME SCHRÖDINGER’S HEAD

(via loarfy)

30 7 / 2014

joshpeck:

when your friend makes an offensive joke but you don’t want to start anything with them

image

(via wickedwight)

29 7 / 2014

michonnes:

leonardodicrapio

Great Moments In American History: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill congratulate each other for swimming with a topless brunette woman in Miami in February of 2013 while hiding their own shapeless bodies under modest t-shirts

(via zebablah)

29 7 / 2014

(Source: awkward-lee, via purpleboots)

29 7 / 2014

shawskankredemption:

DON’T talk 2 ME

shawskankredemption:

DON’T talk 2 ME

29 7 / 2014

I hate how paranoid I get about shit. I mean it’s probably good for survival, but sometimes it gets ridiculous. Like I just took some anti-nausea drops and afterwards I googled to see how often in a day you can take them, and got loads of results about how they’ve been taken off the market because they’ve been known to cause muscle cramps and twitching. So just now I was like omg omg my eye my eye’s twitching JESUS IT’S HAPPENING until I remembered that BLINKING your fucking EYELIDS over your eyeballs is NORMAL and NEEDED for your eyes not to be fucked up. Jesus. 

29 7 / 2014

eeshtar:

athenasaurus:

markdoesstuff:

aminaabramovic:

Benedict Cumberbatch looks like what the x files theme sounds like

I AM WHEEZING

f u c k

still true

(via popca)

29 7 / 2014