I'm 20 and study biochemistry. I believe that the existence of humans is generally unethical for both ourselves and our surroundings. Ideally, I would be a misanthropist, but I have ironically fallen back on Humanism. My blog consists primarily of posts involving art, atheism, politics, science, and occasionally humor. Anything that makes me think. Enjoy.

 

Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.

W.H. Auden, New Year Letter (via what-strange-lives-we-live)

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Radiohead - Optimistic

The big fish eat the little ones
The big fish eat the little ones
Not my problem, give me some

'We are the dead,' he said.

'We're not dead yet,' said Julia prosaically.

'Not physically. Six months, a year — five years, conceivably. I am afraid of death. You are young, so presumably you're more afraid of it than I am. Obviously we shall put it off as long as we can. But it makes very little difference. So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.'

'Oh, rubbish! Which would you sooner sleep with, me or a skeleton? Don't you enjoy being alive? Don't you like feeling: This is me, this is my hand, this is my leg, I'm real, I'm solid, I'm alive! Don't you like this?'

George Orwell, 1984 (via thefondrenegade)

Human life begins in a race of one against hundreds of millions. The stampeding sperm cells are competitive from the start. But the whole point of rivalry is cooperation of the most intimate sort. The two cells wholly merge. They combine their genetic material. Two very different beings become one. The act of making a human being involves an almost bizarre mix of opposites — desperate competition against all odds, and cooperation so perfect that the partners’ separate identities vanish. It would be inconsistent for beings who arise out of intense rivalry and begin in perfect cooperation to decry either.

Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (via retromantique)

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Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

Important

Very Important.  A good argument FOR Feminism and it goes right over people’s heads.

Then why do feminists pull fire alarms on meetings dedicated to discussing these issues? Do tell.