I’m glad someone could articulate this better than I can.
Gin o’clock! (Taken with instagram)
A lovely gift (Taken with instagram)
Dorman Long #UTB #ironworks (Taken with instagram)
However, girls don’t just have sex because they view themselves as “sex objects”: teenage and even pre-teenage girls have sexual desires of their own. Sex isn’t necessarily something that is done to girls, because they view themselves as sexual objects; it can be initiated and enjoyed by them. Indeed, the reason underage sex among girls is rising could be due to female sexuality becoming less taboo.
I agree with Abbott that we need “better PSHE [personal, social, health and economic] teaching in schools for both girls and boys”. Sex education should focus not just on the mechanics of heterosexual sex and how to keep it safe – important as these are – but on varieties of sex. Sex between girls, sex between boys; the importance of enthusiastic consent – in effect, discussion of how to have good sex rather than just safe sex.
|—||Simone Webb (via glitterdeath)|
St Mary’s Abbey, York (Taken with instagram)
Do not create evil
Do not cling to life and death
Have compassion for all sentient beings
Respect those above you and have kindness for those under you
Give up hate and desire, worry and grief
Dogen, on the direct way to become a Bodhisattva
|—||Jonah Lehrer, on the link between depression and creativity. [complete interview here] (via nprfreshair)|