I’m a strict, strict agnostic. It’s very different from a casual, ‘I don’t know.’ It’s that you cannot present as knowledge something that is not knowledge. You can present it as faith, you can present it as belief, but you can’t present it as fact.
Margaret Atwood. Poet, novelist (via deep-nature
are you fuckin kidding me
Very protective of her. But, this year there have been times when I have wanted to hug her and there have been also been times when I have wanted to smack her bum and give her a time out because she pushes her luck this year, on more than one occasion! I remember someone said to me in an interview, ‘is it important to you that everyone likes Rae all the time’, and I thought, nah, not at all. Because if everybody liked her all the time then I’ve failed at my job. My job is to make it real, and I hope this year that people will see that because it took me some courage to go with it. (on being protective of Rae)
“When alcohol is involved, people are more inclined to view sexual aggression as morally ambiguous. New research, however, suggests that men who harass women in bars and clubs aren’t misinterpreting women’s signals because they are drunk. Rather, they may be singling out women who appear intoxicated as easy targets.”
“Sexually aggressive behaviors ranged in terms of invasiveness from suggestive and harassing remarks to groping and grinding up against strangers. ‘Invasiveness in particular was related to how intoxicated the woman was, not how intoxicated the man was. That provided further evidence that it probably wasn’t misperception,’ Graham says.”
“In about one third of cases the observers agreed that the aggressor obviously realized his behavior was unwanted and inappropriate but persisted anyway. In the remaining two thirds the observers scored the sexual aggressions as ‘probably intentional,’ meaning that the perpetrator likely knew what he was doing was wrong but could potentially have misperceived his target’s receptiveness.”
"Graham and her colleagues note that the men in the study appeared to harass women for the amusement of their friends, who in many cases would egg them on. For this reason, the authors endorse the adoption of preventative strategies that encourage bystanders to intervene, rather than trying to unfairly limit women’s behavior. "
Title: Don't Swallow the Cap
Artist: The National
8 174 lectures
don’t swallow the cap by the national