I laugh when people make assumptions about me. That I’m immature because I laugh a lot and crack jokes. That I’m never sad because I smile. That I can easily be read because I’m quite vocal at times.
Contrary to popular belief, I am a serious person. I am serious about my beliefs, and my family and friends. I’m just not a pretentious prick that has a stick up my butt all the time.
I’m also a very private person. There are things many I consider close to me don’t know about me. There are some things they never will.
I don’t need my Facebook statuses to validate what I believe in, or what I’m feeling… I don’t need to preach my lifestyle to others to validate it either. I don’t need that kind of attention. I’m mature enough to be secure in these aspects of my life without publicizing it all.
That said, let’s all think twice about how we define what is “mature.”
Because I don’t think it’s measured in the amount of people one has slept with. Anyone can have sex.
I don’t think it’s measured in whether or not one drinks or smokes or does drugs.
I don’t think it’s measured in how many facts one knows.
I don’t think it’s measured in how many titles one has.
It’s interesting to hear what others have to say on the matter, because sometimes I’m in stitches about the pretentiousness I hear in my surroundings - and even on tumblr sometimes.
[/random rant]#maturity #stream of consciousness #irl #sex #drugs #alcohol #facebook
Was bored and playing around with all the custom options on Gemvara and made some Princess inspired rings like the Rapunzel one from earlier in the week. I can make more for the heroines, Merida and the like if there is an interest. Definitely a good break from always looking for merch! (:
BEST ENGAGEMENT RINGS EVER!
Cute idea! Like Jasmine’s da best.
More football players charged with rape, another community blaming the victim
March 20, 2013
Two football player high school students in Connecticut are charged with the second-degree sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. The allegations come amid other complaints of hazing at the school, but Torrington High School officials insist that these are individual instances and not a part of a larger cultural problem. (Rape & violence are not a cultural problem? Really?)
But whether or not the alleged rapists Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio, both 18, are maverick sexual assailants isn’t really the cultural question. Rather, the fact that students in the neighborhood and the school have taken to Twitter blame the young girl and not the alleged rapists highlights a broader rape culture that assumes men are only haphazardly involved in sexual assault, but it is usually the victim’s fault:
“If you look at crime statistics these things happen everywhere and we’re not any different than any other community,” said [Athletic Director Mike McKenna].
But on social media in recent weeks, dozens of athletes and Torrington High School students, male and female, have taunted the 13-year-old victim, calling her a “whore,” criticizing her for “snitching” and “ruining the lives” of the 18-year-old football players, and bullying students who defend her.
The Connecticut Register-Citizen highlights some of the offensive tweets about the girl:
“I wanna know why there’s no punishment for young hoes,” asked “@asmedick.” That comment was reposted three times.
Twelve days after the alleged incident, “@AyooWilliam” tweeted, “You destroyed two people’s life.” Another responded, “I hope you got what you wanted.”
“Sticking up for a girl who wanted the D and then snitched? have a seat pleaseeee,” wrote “@ShelbyyKalinski.”
As the case in Steubenville proved, social media has brought a whole new slew of evidence to sexual assault allegations, particularly among young people. Unfortunately, the lesson some news outlets take from this is that Steubenville was “a cautionary tale for teenagers living in today’s digital world.” In reality, social media helps to underline a very real problem: A victim-blaming rape culture that is inclined to take the side of the assailant instead of the victim.
are you KIDDING MEEE
She’s 13, they’re 18, but she’s at fault? HELLO!!!!!!!! I don’t understand???
My 24th birthday cake last year premiered my geeky cake/candle art with a Pokémon theme. This year, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
oh my gOD GIVE ME THIS CAKE I WANT IT KAsldjfa;sldkfj