— JEAN-LOUIS SAINT THOMAS, a Haitian who received a payment after his farm was seized for a new industrial park.
• These young men were asked whether they agreed with the statement “It’s okay to tell a girl you love her so that you can have sex with her.” Seven out of ten agreed that it’s okay.
• They were asked whether they agreed with the statement “A guy should use birth control whenever possible.” Eight out of ten disagreed and said a guy should not.
• And when asked, “If I got a girl pregnant, I would want her to have an abortion,” nearly nine out of ten said no, they would not want her to have an abortion.
These teenage men agreed: Deception to obtain coital access is okay; male irresponsibility in contraception is okay; but abortion is not okay—“because it’s wrong.”
Largely because of attitudes such as these, one million teenage women—one tenth of all teenage women—become pregnant each year, and two thirds of their pregnancies are not wanted.
— John Stoltenberg, Refusing to be a Man (via indigenousfeminist)
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Bahaha. I’m writing a paper right (write) now, and dear God, I hope this doesn’t happen, because it’s totally likely.
(This is also when words that don’t exist and really, really stupid typos—like misppelline teh last name of one of my main subjects—who’s Edwrad Wesnto?—occur. Revise in the morning, my child, revise!)
…is a fucking shitty moment.
I was there fiiiiirst.
I’m such a baby.