Rich Sister

I'm the rich sister.... Of course, the definition of "rich" means different things to different people.

““Consent is sexy” is rape culture wrapped in feminist packaging. “Consent is sexy” is no longer good enough, if it ever was.

I can appreciate that there was once a need for this narrative. This line of thinking has served a purpose and helped bring conversations about consent into mainstream public consciousness. There was a time and a place for common sense arguments like, “Isn’t it so much hotter to get enthusiastic consent from a partner who whispers, ‘I want your cock’ than starting to fuck someone who isn’t into it?” The concept of consent was so far removed from mainstream conversations that we needed something catchy and simple and kind of glamorous for people to latch onto in order to hear what we had to say.

But I feel like at this point, we’re beyond that narrative. A lot of people get the concept of enthusiastic consent. We’re talking about it in more places and with more people than we ever have (though not nearly enough, I know). We’ve made some semblance of progress when it comes to talking about consent. And so it’s time to start framing consent differently. Because, to be quite honest, a thong with the words “consent is sexy” is not just not doing it for me, it’s actively offensive to me.

Because why is the end goal always for women to be sexy? Why is that what we’re supposed to aspire to (and while consent is not exclusive to hetero pairings, we usually only talk about consent as it relates to them, thus being that I, as a woman, should want to aspire to be sexy for a man)? Why is it that we feel like we need to frame consent as something appealing to men in order to make it worth talking about? What if I don’t want to be sexy? What if I just want to be respected? What if I just want to have agency? What if I just, you know, don’t want to be raped?”

photolissy:

Cathedral of Plasencia (Spain)

photolissy:

Cathedral of Plasencia (Spain)

janvierjuillet:

cherry groves in Plasencia, Spain

janvierjuillet:

cherry groves in Plasencia, Spain

evysinspirations:

GRANADA - España. (by canduela)

evysinspirations:

GRANADA - España. (by canduela)

50bestphotos:

Tuscany Dream by albydido http://ift.tt/1eLWr5P

50bestphotos:

Tuscany Dream by albydido http://ift.tt/1eLWr5P

italian-landscapes:

Convento di San Marco, Firenze (St. Mark Monastery, Florence), Tuscany, Italy

Affreschi di (Frescoes of) Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, al secolo (in the world) Guido di Pietro, detto (known as) Beato Angelico (1395 circa - 1455)

  1. Annunciazione (Annunciation)
  2. Natività (Nativity)
  3. Presentazione al tempio (Presentation at the Temple)
  4. Salita al Calvario (Christ Carrying the Cross)
  5. Crocefissione (Crucifixion)
  6. Resurrezione (Resurrection)
  7. Noli me tangere, Gesù e Maria Maddalena (“Don’t touch me”, Jesus and Mary Magdalene)
  8. Convento di San Marco, chiostro (St. Mark Monastery, Cloister)
  9. Convento di San Marco (St. Mark Monastery

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