Passion, drive, effort
That makes me happy. That motivates me
Passion, drive, effort
That makes me happy. That motivates me
Amanda is this that thing?
oh my god saw this on my dash and I’ve been here on a date once too…
The High Line
This is one of my favorite places in NYC so far, its a public park on what was once a railroad track. Perfect afternoon date spot.
LGBT people ‘coming out’ is not a bad thing. Actually, I know from experience the level of bravery that it sometimes can take. I will say, however, that the whole concept of ‘coming out’ seems a little off to me.
I guess more than anything I hate that straight people don’t have to make an announcement about their sexuality, but LGBT people do. The need to announce or ‘come out’ makes it seem like LGBT people have something to confess to society. It makes it so that your sexuality is everyone’s business. If you are straight, nobody has to know. If you are gay, the world has a right to know about it. This is not what equality looks like.
I can’t wait for the day in which I can just be gay, and it doesn’t matter. Unfortunately, at this moment in history, you can’t just be gay.
Having a church service that centers around a sermon and the preacher will inevitably lead to a “cult” of personality, whether the preacher is sound in teaching or not. The solution is not to be as “biblical” as possible, but to shift focus of the service altogether from the pulpit to the table of the Lord’s Supper.
The Supreme Court delivered a blow earlier this week to five states looking to block same-sex marriages by rejecting their appeals. That decision made same-sex marriage legal in the majority of U.S. states for the first time in history.
That’s great, but the euphoria over marriage equality glosses over a sad truth about LGBT rights in America: As the Washington Post reports, gay people “can now get legally married in more states than where they are legally protected from job discrimination.”
Anonymous said: are you homo
Hey, Pornhub. We’re Not Buying It.
Yesterday, the massive online porn site Pornhub unveiled their first big money billboard in New York City’s legendary Times Square. (By the way, ad space in Times Square can cost up to $2 million. We looked it up.)
The ad, created by the winner of Pornhub’s ad campaign contest, features a hand forming a heart over the site’s logo and the bold text, “ALL YOU NEED IS HAND.” The site then filmed a video underneath the billboard of a hired choir of men and women singing a twisted rendition of The Beatles’ popular hit song, “All You Need Is Love,” but replacing the word “love” with “hand”.
Yes, this ad was the winner of a real contest held by Pornhub. There were thousands of people who submitted their ideas for non-pornographic ads promoting the site. A few months ago, we wrote a blog post titled, ‘Pornhub Vs. #PornKillsLove’, that went on to reach over a million people on Facebook. In the post, we took some of the disturbing contest ads and remade them from the REAL perspective:
That was our response to Pornhub’s ongoing attempt to normalize porn. And they are still going at it in a way that people might not realize right away.
Think about if you wanted to sell people a product that was harmful and addictive. What would you do?
First, you would want go to great lengths to show people that what you’re selling is NOT harmful, that it is normal and acceptable. You would want to camouflage the true nature of what you are selling so that people would see it as just any another product. You would try and bend your message to make it seem like something other than it really is.
Well this is exactly what Pornhub is doing.
Pornhub is now placing these non-offensive ads in the public eye, painting a harmless picture of the harmful material they are making millions of dollars off of every day: porn.
But what Pornhub (and the porn industry as a whole) would like you to think, and what porn really is, are two very different things.
Pornhub wants you to think that their site is just a simple way to love yourself. This unsuspecting ad is not immediately offensive and seems to be promoting a care free ideal that you are all you need.
But here’s what Pornhub is really saying through this ad:
- You don’t need love. You don’t need a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or any other personal human connection to be fulfilled.
- You don’t need healthy and committed sexuality, you just need yourself and a computer screen.
- Your sexual pleasure and desires are what’s most important. And if that means going outside of a committed relationship to satisfy yourself, then no problem.
And last but most importantly:
- Porn is normal, harmless, and even encouraged. Everyone does it and it’s not a big deal.
Make no mistake: porn is not normal. Porn is not harmless. Porn acts like a drug addicting its users, damaging relationships, and harming society as a whole. But ads like this - subtly (or in cases like this, not-so-subtly) injected into the mainstream and placed amongst advertisements for soft drinks and food chains - begin to normalize people’s perception of porn.
If we didn’t have all the overwhelming facts and personal accounts of how harmful porn really is, we might just say that these guys are pretty smart. But just like giant tobacco companies that seek to make smoking look cool and in turn get lifelong customers, we see Pornhub for what it really is.
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Here are some statistics.
Im fired up about this and about the porn industry in general.
Its astonishing the number of individuals that are taking their own lives, suffering life long diseases/sexual disorders, and/or being left on the streets because of this sick and twisted industry. Men/Women in these films/on these sites are essentially raped over and over and over. “Well they chose this for themselves” Yea, technically maybe they did, but if you go to a strip club or actually meet these people, once they crack they admit how broken and used they are.
I’m trying to become a full time makeup artist at a strip club in Nashville because I want to see an end to this disgusting, disrespectful, harmful, selfish, desire driven industry that is leaving people all over the world broken.
Do you know how many women are forced to have abortions, sometimes against their will, so that they can “perform” again within weeks after becoming pregnant? Do you know that women have actually died because they were forced to get back on screen before their bodies healed from an abortion and it caused disease, infection, and blood disorders?
We can choose to not know things, but it’s only taken me a couple of weeks of researching to have my eyes opened.
Porn is a crazy, dangerous thing.
Move to NYC Find somewhere to live Get a job Get a kick-ass boyfriend
Go to school
I just spent my last bit of money on beer that I don’t even want
I’m only twenty and I’m already over the whole party life thing.
Give me a rich husband and a big house and a cute baby.
By the way if you read my blog at all you know that I am an affirming gay Christian.
I really have not been looking to be in any kind of relationship because that is not at all my focus right now.
But just a heads up I sort of maybe met a special someone.
Okay, its true.
I am in a relationship and it is so amazing even though it was totally unexpected and unplanned.
I guess thats just the way it works with love.
Anyways, now you all know!
P.S. If you are going to send me something hateful just unfollow me k thnx
I JUST WANT TO KISS ALL OF YOU ON THE CHEEK
BECAUSE YOU HAVE TREATED ME SO WELL
EVEN THOUGH I COME AND GO SO MUCH
But for real I really do appreciate all of the encouragement and I just want to encourage you. Whether you just started following me or you read my every post or you don’t know who the hell I am, let me just tell you something.
Wait for it…
YOU ARE PERFECT! LIKE SERIOUSLY, YOU ARE DOING SO WELL!
LIFE HAS NOT BEEN EASY AT ALL, BUT YOU STILL GET UP EVERY MORNING. YOU STILL CHOOSE TO FACE THE DAY. YOU STILL CHOOSE TO LOVE AND BE LOVED. SO GOOD FOR YOU! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE HUMAN BEING YOU ARE! I COULD NOT BE MORE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS!
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND IF YOU EVER NEED A FRIEND JUST GET OFF TUMBLR AND GO SOMEWHERE BECAUSE IM SURE YOU ARE EVEN MORE AMAZING IN REAL LIFE.
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I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller..