Yesterday my brother says to me, “I’m not getting down on you, but maybe you should look for someone somewhere other than online,” and he ends our conversation with, “I want you to do whatever makes you happy.” I know he loves me and cares about me being happy. And I honestly love that he cares enough to check in with me. I’m really happy I have a family that gives a shit about each other. Not everyone is that lucky. But he doesn’t understand that I don’t only look for someone online. I only find people I get along with online.
I’m sorry, but my friends shouldn’t try to fix me up. Yes, I do think I’d get along with her since we are “both so funny”. Getting along with someone and wanting that person to be your partner are totally different things. I have a short, but uncompromising list of prerequisites. It’s a nonstarter when someone doesn’t meet that criteria. Why waste both our time?
I swear I’m not picky. I’m particular. I think maybe there’s a difference. Maybe not.
if your first reaction, upon hearing the statistic that empty houses in america vastly outnumber homeless people, is to say “well you can’t just give people homes, the housing market would collapse” i’m gonna need you to take one giant step back and figure out why you value money and unsustainable economy over basic human rights
“Let’s stop talking about veganism as a matter of compassion, benevolence and other nice-sounding, but ultimately anthropocentric missives. The idea that we are ‘being kind’, ‘acting compassionately’, or ‘saving lives’ just by being vegan is misguided. It’s also paternalistic. Veganism is a matter of justice, and it reflects the absolute minimum of justice that I owe other persons (human and non). That doesn’t mean we’re not compassionate people. It doesn’t mean we can’t act compassionately toward other animals (human or non). It just means that veganism is what we owe them. It’s not an act of charity.”—Vincent Guihan (via headandstomachached)
“I think a lot of people don’t understand that when we talk about these issues—blackface, rape jokes, the appropriation of marginalized cultures, and so on—we are having an ethical conversation, not a legal one. There is no thought police. No one’s coming to your house and carting you off to Insensitivity Prison. But you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people. Whether you want to listen or shut people out. I can’t imagine why you’d choose “defensive shithead” over “nice lady capable of empathy,” but okey dokey.”—Oklahoma Governor’s Daughter Enrages Native American Protestors (via hellasharks)