Sliced open my thumb on a can of tuna today. In my brilliance I decided to peel of the metal cover since the can opener didn’t do its job. Now a sizable portion of my thumb is sliced open, but on the bright side nothing is hanging off. It’s just really deep.
“When rapists engage in sex acts without bothering to gain their sex partner's consent, they are not "accidentally" raping someone. Rapes don't come from miscommunication. They are not isolated, unpreventable incidents. They are a product of institutionalized, reinforced, life-long privilege. They are the symptoms of a flaw in the rapist's entire worldview. They are the product of the way the rapist has habitually devalued women, laid claim to the bodies of others, pursued what he wants no matter what—and never thought anything of it because he has never been called on it. That's not an accident. That's a system.”