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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Slut Shaming: Part 2


This post is partly in response to one of my commenters who I have been discussing this topic with (see posts Slut shaming is stupid). It is also because I would like to clarify some things about slut shaming, and how sex is viewed in society.

The Death Penalty?


What is your view on capital punishment? I am not sure where I stand on this issue. I am going to write out reasons why some may support it and others may go against it.

Pros: Capital punishment will get rid of horrible criminals who don’t deserve to live. People who commit atrocities such as murder or rape should not be allowed back into the community. It is not right for tax payers to have to pay for nasty criminals’ life sentences. The UK criminal system is too lax on criminals and pretty much gives them a slap on the wrist; a life sentence means 25 years; and prisoners are often let out early for good behaviour. Look at the cases of Stephen Lawrence and Jamie Bulger. Horrible crimes were committed against those poor boys but the men who commit them are being protected by the system. DNA analysis and technology could ensure that innocent people are not wrongly convicted.

Cons: Does killing a killer make you as bad as the killer? How do we define who ‘deserves’ to be killed and who doesn’t? What is ‘severe’ crime? What about those who get put on death row and then turn out to be innocent? Is killing dangerous criminals really going to stop crimes from being committed? If we value human rights then doesn’t that mean that no one has the right to take anyone’s life? Criminals are people too. People can change and reform. A convicted rapist may repent and change their ways twenty years later. We should forgive and forget, rather than punish and go tit-for-tat. If they serve their time then that’s their punishment; prison is no picnic, and they should just serve their time and then be gone. The death penalty also costs tax payers money.

Neither view is wrong to me; both have their fair points. Less than half of Brits want to bring back capital punishment.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Hijabs and Burqas


I have no problem with hijabs. I think they look quite fashionable. If people want to wrap stuff around their head then cool, loads of people across cultures do it. Nuns wear habits; some Orthodox Jewish women cover their heads. The point isn’t the hijab itself, but the reasons behind it. It’s the fact that Islamic women are forced into it as part of their scripture because (apparently) men are super sexual predators that fear women’s sexuality and think the hair is such a turn on. If people want to cover their hair then fine, but they shouldn’t be forced into it.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Nine is the best number

I’ve always loved the number 9, 
My favourite number of all time.
It makes me feel happy,
Not a little bit sappy,
As I sip tea with lemon and lime.

Stupid limerick. Not my best poem, believe me. 


But here’s a post why I love the number nine. If I had a spirit number, it would be nine.

·        999. In the UK, the number 9 literally saves lives. Dial nine three times and you’ve saved a life. Now the rest is up to the doctors.
·        Cats have 9 lives. Cats are my favourite animal, and they have the number of lives that equates to nine, making nine my favourite number of all time.
·        All digits in the nine times table equate to nine. 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90...isn’t that amazing? What other number has that? 1+8 makes 9, 2+7 makes 9, and etc. So cool.
·        The Beatles have a song about the number nine. Dedicated to this terrific number. Number 9...number 9...number 9...REVOLUTION NUMBER 9 BECAUSE 9 IS THE NUMBER OF REVOLUTION!
·        It rhymes with time, lime and mine. It also rhymes with the word rhyme, and dime and thyme and rose wine. Isn’t that something? Such a lovely sounding word, nine. Aesthetically pleasing to the ear. Be mine!

And there are some reasons I love the number 9. Thanks for reading this dumb post; hope you had a good time!

Monday, 28 August 2017

5 Favourite Characters from Orange is the New Black


Alex. She's hot, feisty, blunt and has a heart of gold. I cheer Ms Vausse on throughout the show. Deep down Alex is a good person and does love Piper, and only named her because she was still angry at Piper for leaving her and breaking her heart. Alex is someone I can relate to; she doesn't really have a 'crew' despite being with Red's 'family.' She's a bit of a lone wolf, who tries to look out for herself and deeply cares for those she loves (in this case, Piper). She has a witty sense of humour and is smart and rational.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Name-Calling?


We evoke meaning onto words. Words are contextual. Saying ‘fuck yes!’ when you get a 1st in your degree is very different to telling someone you hate to fuck off. Calling your girlfriend a slut in the bedroom whilst you’re getting hot and kinky is very different to rolling your eyes in a club and saying ‘ew, she’s dressed like a slut.’

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Questions for religious people

I had a thought of several questions I might ask religious/theistic people (if rhetorical):
1. Why does the universe, in all it vastness, and all the other millions of galaxies and universes, then need an intelligent being that exists outside of time and space to churn all the cogs of time and space around? Surely he/she/it'd have their work cut out, trying to run ALL the elements of space, as well as worrying about human beings too?

Friday, 25 August 2017

School Social Hierarchy


I never liked school. I felt lonely, frustrated and misunderstood. I was never comfortable being a teenager (but then who is?) I was a happy child but I was still frustrated – more so when I got to age 7+. I used to dream of adulthood. To me, adulthood symbolises freedom. A choice to be responsible for your actions and take control of your life. Childhood symbolises restrictions and being told what to do by everyone else. I don’t agree with the phrase ‘childhood is the best time of your life’ and never have.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Why do I care?


From time to time I find myself wondering; why do I care so much about feminism? Why do I give a shit about libertarian vs authoritarian politics? Who cares if people use the word slut? Why am I so anti-religion? What does it matter what I think? Why must I have an opinion on everything? I could just blog about music and films and books. It wouldn’t get as many views as my other stuff, but it would be there.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Sea (poem)

Currently on holiday; wanted to quickly write a poem about the beautiful sea. Hehe.

Vast and beautiful, oh mighty sea
Down here we all float too.
Carry me waves, push me ashore
Together we will float too.

Underneath the rays if you look at the sun
You will surely float too.
Pebbles pop against your feet
Honey, you will float too.

You’ll float too under the sea
You’ll float with flounder and ariel
Posideon will cast his mighty trident
And make sure you’ll float too.

You will float, and the sea will gloat
As it proves who the true boss is.
You will float in the mighty waves
Under the sea and sunshine rays.


22nd August 2017

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Does life have a meaning?


No, to put it simply. Or at least that’s my opinion. Humans are simply by-products of evolution. We’re a collection of atoms bumping in and out of each other standing on much larger inter-connected atoms bumping in and out of each other. We’re all in an ever-expanding universe (or ever-collapsing if you believe the Big Crunch theory).

Monday, 21 August 2017

Morality?


Some people would say I’m a good person because I’ve never killed anyone. Others would say I’m a bad person because I don’t practice political correctness.

I reject absolutist morality, which claims that there is one universal maxim of ‘goodness’ to be applied to everything. For example: murder is always wrong, lying is always wrong, cheating is always wrong. I fall somewhere between relativism and nihilism. Moral relativism states that morality is subjective and depends on context, so there can never be one objective morality. Moral nihilism states that there is no such thing as morality, as no one’s conception of wrong or right is the same.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

What makes a man or a woman?


Genitals, obviously. When you’re born, the doctor looks at your genitals and says ‘it’s a boy’ or ‘it’s a girl.’ Suddenly the world has gone a bit crazy with this and decided to raise ‘gender-neutral’ kids, failing to realise significant differences between the genders.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Male Birth Control


I think male birth control is a great idea. The reason it’s easier for women to take birth control is a) women give birth and b) women produce only one egg a month whereas men produce thousands of sperm per day. Hence controlling female fertility is easier.

I think male birth control would help to reduce unplanned pregnancies, help with the overpopulation pandemic, and give men as well as women more choice over when they have kids. For example, a man could be dating a woman who doesn’t want to go on birth control for whatever reasons or can’t, and we all know guys hate condoms. (I can’t say I’m a fan either). Condoms are the only form of contraception that prevent STDs, hence why if you sleep around a lot it’s recommended to use them.

Like with any drug, birth control has side effects. Recent studies have shown a 96% success rate, but side effects like mood swings and depression. For this reason they are still developing the male birth control pill. But NINETY-SIX PERCENT SUCCESS RATE. That’s brilliant!

If I were a guy I’d want to go on birth control. Heck, you and your girlfriend could both be on it and then if one of you forgot to take it you’d be guaranteed protection. It is unfair for guys that there is loads of available contraception for women but none for men besides the condom. (Although I already explained why). Yes, hormones can have side effects like with anything, but these vary from person to person. It also depends on what one you go on, what amount it is, and etc. Side effects are the exception rather than the rule. I believe it is better to be safe than sorry, and hopefully once the male pill is developed and the number of side effects are reduced, it will be released out to the public. 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Does Prayer Work?

‘No’ is this answer, of course. No, prayer does not work. If you want something to happen or are afraid or need reassurance, praying is not going to make a difference. I used to pray all the time growing up. I still pray nowadays even though I don’t believe in God, but I think of it more as conversing with my subconscious.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

My problem with 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging'


Nearly every girl who’s grown up in Britain knows about these books and this movie. I loved these hilarious books about the trials and tribulations of Georgia Nicolson, written by Louise Rennison. However, after re-watching the movie earlier this year, I’ve realised the issues with this story.


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

'God save the Queen' sucks


Ah, the Brits. Standing at the front of the podium, hands on their chests. Large smiles, eyes shining with pride. They collect their medals, open their mouths and begin to sing.
“God save the queeeeen...”
Damn, what are the rest of the lyrics? They look among each other, trying not to show that none of them know the song. All of the other athletes from other countries knew their parts. So why don’t we know our own song?

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Romance is dead (poem)

So this was just me being funny and cynical...

Romance is dead, men are pigs,
Women are crazy narcissists
Gone are the days of wooing a lady
Pouring a heart and soul out loud
Romance is dead, marriage is over,
Divorce rate is up every day
Women now spurn every man they meet
Making them all impossible to please
Romance is dead, love is a myth
Death do part be a thing of the past
Goodbye to courting and merry young love
Drama, break-ups and cries replace
Romance is dead, our people is lost
Family is fading away every day
Babies grow up, no father figure
Daughters grow up hating their mothers
Romance is dead, humanity is doomed
Kiss goodbye to happy French kisses
All is lost in the blink of an eye
No longer is she the apple of his eye.


28th July 2016

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Is University Worth It?

I am so glad I left York Uni and didn’t stay to do a Philosophy degree. It would have been a waste of three years, and I’d probably have been too drunk and sick to go to my graduation. Although I am currently at uni, I see it as a means to an end, and my degree is a vocational degree based upon what I want to do career-wise.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Slut-shaming is stupid

We live in a culture where sex is still seen as this massive deal, especially where women are concerned. I consider myself a liberal person; I believe as long as you’re not hurting anyone it’s nobody’s business. Relatively speaking. If someone were to call me a slut I wouldn't care (I've had worse shit said to me). However, I try not to use the words slut; whore, hoe, slag or sket to describe people (unless I'm joking around with mates or myself). Although I am not a feminist, I do think it’s sexist and sex-negative and is used by people who are threatened by a woman who is in control of her sexual agency. It can also be used to bully young girls, such as cases where a girl performs a sexual act with one guy and then that video is spread around and gives the poor kid a bad reputation. (But no one says shit to the guy).

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Racial preferences in dating


There’s this jackarse on the internet named Riley J. Dennis who is part of the SJW crew. This dumbarse seems to think that if you’re not attracted to transgender people, black people or disabled people, you’re bigoted.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Should we tolerate religion?

Note: this post is aimed at atheists/agnostics, and those who identify otherwise may take offence.

As atheists, we tend to be against religion and belief in God. I view religion as negative; it divides people, causes war, uses fear and submission, and claims to be so absolutist that anyone who dares to disagree is ostracised. However, I understand that religion brings peace to many. Thankfully, most people do not take a literal view of their religious texts (unlike ISIS) and only focus on the ‘good’ bits.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

On Liberty

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When we think of the word ‘liberal’ we think of someone with left of centre views. I consider myself a liberal. When we think of a conservative we think of someone with right of centre views. When we think of a fascist we think of 'far-right' groups like the Nazis, UKIP, the BNP, the DUP and the like.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Liberals and Islam


This post is not intended as an attack on those that identify as Muslim, or of any other religion. I am explicitly disagreeing with the ideology of Islam and members of Islamic Terrorist groups. I have no issue with peaceful followers of Islam. 

I consider myself a liberal. I have centre-left views. I support a mixed economy, free education, free healthcare, secularism, gay marriage, legalised prostitution, legalised marijuana, globalism, democracy; all of these classic leftist-libertarian values.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Is Beyoncé Overrated?


I love Beyoncé. I am a major fan of her. I enjoy her music and have since I was about eleven. I own all of her albums. My personal favourites are 4, B’day and the self-titled album. I think she is beautiful, talented, smart and hard-working, and comes across as a down-to-earth, humble person. I am sure if I met her, based on what I have read of her and seen of her in interviews, that she would be shy and demure and I would out-talk her nineteen to the dozen.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Fat Chance of Helping the Obese


Being fat is NOT GOOD. Neither is being super skinny to the point of anorexia. Being overweight is not something that should be encouraged. It is not ‘empowering’ to tell an obese person that they can stay the same and not change their lifestyle. It is not fucking ‘fatphobic’ to say that being overweight comes with a plethora of health problems. It is not rude to politely suggest to an overweight friend ways of helping themselves lose weight and reduce their health risks.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Why Communism is Terrible


North Korea. Cuba. Venezuela. Soviet Russia. What do these places have in common? Evil dictators like Mao, Stalin, Lenin and Kim Jong-Un.
‘BUT THEY’RE NOT REAL COMMUNISTS!’ far-left wingers cry. ‘They didn’t do it properly! They didn’t fulfill Marx’s true aims!’
To that I reply shut up and read my ‘Not a ‘real’ feminist’ post. If someone calls themselves a communist, and acts that way in practice, who are you to say they aren’t?

Saturday, 5 August 2017

The Cleaner Comes to Town (poem)

Every Sunday, bright as a buzzard
The cleaner comes to town
Here and there, from dusk till dawn
She goes wearing a frown
Scrounges of crumbs from the night before
Splashes of dirt on yonder door
Tides of water to flourish and mop
The cleaner scrubs them down
Mutters of growls sneak on the warpath
Scalpel polished ready to spike
Those pesky kids that blast the night
With their greasy stubby hands
Hustle and bustle from room to room
Ready to swish, all set to groom
Make way, ladies and gentlemen please
The cleaner is in town.

5th May 2015

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Top 10 Favourite YouTubers

The Amazing Atheist. I love this guy because he is funny, outspoken, sardonic and cynical. He has a tell-it-how-it-is, unapologetic attitude. He is direct and unafraid to address any issue. I don't agree with everything he says, but I like how he says it. (Now goes by his real name TJ Kirk).

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Films are racist?

Growing up I always thought it was really unfair that Hollywood films mostly have white actors and actresses and not enough people ‘of colour.’ However, isn’t that just because there are more white people than any other racial demographic in America? It’s like complaining that Bollywood films only cast Indian people. Spike Lee himself decided to take it upon himself to make movies showcasing black actors and actresses that dealt with problems within the black community. Examples include School Daze which is about the (absurd) issue of darkskin vs lightskin. Another example is one of my favourite movies Jungle Fever; made in 1990 nearly 30 years ago (fuck), it was still seen as a ‘problem’ for a black man to be interested in a white woman. (Never mind the fact that they were just two individual people who got along – in fact the first thing they were discussing was food. Yay! Cooking commonality! The guy shouldn’t even have been seeing her anyway; he was married.)

I’ve seen plenty of American movies where there are mostly black actors and others where there are mostly white actors. America is still a very racially segregated country and people care too much about the superficial issue of skin tone. You have stuff in common with people based on who they are as people. The colour of someone’s skin is unbelievably irrelevant. I didn’t decide to have brown skin; my dad’s brown, my mum’s yellow, they fucked and bam created me. They also created my brother who’s orange. (I am taking the piss by the way). I take no pride in stuff that I didn’t decide. We don’t need this thing called white or black pride. Take pride in personal accomplishments, like making a movie with a great story, whether it’s Think Like a Man or Beverly Hills Cop, or American Beauty or Whiplash.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Virginity and Pre-Marital Sex


I’ve started watching this hilarious Netflix show Jane the Virgin, a US drama/comedy full of crazy shit and a lot of infidelity. Basically this young virgin woman accidentally gets impregnated when the doctor inseminates her by mistake. The show's opening scene made me think ‘oh come on.’ It shows young Jane talking to her grandma, holding a white flower in her hand. Her grandma describes the flower as ‘pure’ and then gets Jane to crumple it up. Once the flower is crumpled up, it can’t get back to its original state. Jane’s mum sits watching, saying ‘this is so lame.’ I agree. It is lame.

Dealing with different points of view

People say crazy shit to me all the time. When I say ‘crazy shit’ what I really mean is stuff I think sounds dumb. Stuff like:
‘God was looking out for you’
‘Mercury is in retrograde’
‘Abortions should be illegal’
‘Family Guy is rubbish’
‘Being gay is not natural’
‘Black people hurting white people is different from white people hurting black people’
‘Why should all the pressure be on the woman to get birth control?’