— George Orwell, 1984
— George Orwell, 1984
Sun suddenly shone through the window, oblivious to our mood."
— Matt Haig, The Humans
— How long do you think it takes for a truly significant technology to take hold? / Marc Andreessen, co-founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz
Rich Goldstein asked me what I consider to be obscene in his article on my work, ‘Oh Joy Sex Toy’: The Internet’s Most Radical Sex-Fueled Comic Strip (via erikamoen)
I genuinely believe in sexual monogamy and one partner for life generally in marriage (as an ideal, life is not ideal). But growing up around fundamentalist Christian purity culture I was consistently shocked by people’s sexual ignorance. I was a virgin when I got married, but I had read Master’s and Johnson’s studies before college because they were in my parents library, along with other helpful books. My parents made sure I was sexually educated. I wasn’t afraid of sex and I wasn’t worried about it hurting. I wasn’t worried about my body “belonging” to my husband because I already knew it belonged to me. I knew consent is still important in marriage. I also knew more about STD’s than a lot of the kids i knew in my early 20’s who were sexually active which confused me (“yes I know what pulling out means, seriously you can still catch stuff that way. Look it up.”) I’m going to raise my kids with the same awareness. The thing I find shocking is that that’s abnormal. I really am pretty innocent to a lot of stuff, but understanding anatomical functions and biology seems like it’s also innocent. #perplexedforlife
People regard taboo topics with ignorance, as if to maintain some deluded concept of innocence, when in fact taboos are merely a dangerous social construct that prevent discourse and will hinder you when you’re confronted by what you’ve made unspeakable before. My rule of thumb is to learn about everything—read about everything.
— Mary Ann Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club
Happy Mother’s Day, to my mom and every mom
— Naikan Philosophy, developed by Ishin Yoshimoto
— Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark
— Nathan Jurgenson, Why Privacy Is Actually Thriving Online / Wired Magazine, April 2014