In response to your asexuality v. Celibacy question, celibacy is applied to those who expire nice sexual attraction but chose not to have sex specifically. So if you have experienced a trauma and as a result don't experience sexual attraction you could ID as asexual. Like there are def. asexual people who have experienced a trauma that May or may not have influenced their identity (and ignoring the experiences of these individuals in order to normalize asexuality is a problem within

"Cont. the asexual community). But back to my point, sorry. Celibacy means the person feels sexual attraction but chooses not to act in it for whatever reason, while asexual people, for a wide variety of reasons do not feel sexual attraction. Or that’s what I’ve come to understand it as, anyway"

hmm okay I’m hearing a couple different sides of this so I’m not sure what to think but thank you for your input! i’ll probably just have to figure it out personally like through my own experiences for it to really make sense to me, thank u tho

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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oh shoot I’m so sorry yes I will definitely do that!!

wow tbh thanks for sticking with me on this wild ride of fuckboy drama you guys are the real heroes

nataliaromonva hell ye I am digging those solutions I’ll set him on fire then give a real quick jab to the junk and run 👊

I hope this isn’t an offensive question but can asexuality be a result of trauma or would you just call that celibacy?

hey i was wondering if you had receipts to that overpopulation post? i wanted to tell my mom about that cause she's super into overpopulation & whatnot but shes not gonna believe me unless i give her sources

fauxcyborg:

Sure!

Over, and over, and over again Malthusian naysayers have been proven wrong because human technology is almost limitless, or at least beyond the scope of human imagination right now. We have green technology we haven’t implemented it yet for uh, well, like, because corporations are more people than people (especially if they’re people who don’t live in the global north). 

If we farmed like we did three hundred years ago (hell, fifty years ago) there wouldn’t be close enough food. Of course, commercial farming right now is INCREDIBLY wasteful and based on corporate interests. Imagine if the mismanaged 90% of the water used in farms in California (of which, uses 90% of California’s water) was used properly! Imagine that except GLOBALLY.

Poverty is the problem. Privatization of natural resources is the problem. Neocolonialism is the problem (isn’t it funny that the places that we point to as “overpopulated” are the places where we extract the wealth from). Overpopulation? When countries with low birthrates such as the United States and the United Kingdom use the most resources? Nah. Doesn’t hold. Overpopulation is a convenient scapegoat instead of addressing real, actual problems. It exists to give a reason for climate change that isn’t revolutionary or radical. And only radical change will make things better. 

impossible-grinning-soul:

Polaroid of Kate Bush by Claude Vanheye

impossible-grinning-soul:

Polaroid of Kate Bush by Claude Vanheye