Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
I literally put my coffee down, stared at the screen and said “Holy shit…”
this is still my favorite post ever
"why dont you just give him a chance"
idk because im not physically or mentally attracted to him and ‘but he likes you’ or ‘but hes really nice’ isnt going to change the fact that im not interested
Damn, I don’t think women know how much that really hurts
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
While I appreciate what this does, and acknowledge how fucking important it is, it’s really not fair to put a child facing forward in the center and then have another child to the far side of the billboard in profile and expect a person to ever assume that the advertisement is talking about that second child. No matter what the words said, people would assume that they referred to the child that was more prominently placed in the ad, especially since the name “Alex” is placed above that child. That’s what media has always done, so that’s what people expect from the media. Attempting to highlight the subject that is not the focus of the image goes against everything that anyone has ever been taught or learned intuitively about media presentation. A more fair way to get this point across would be to place both children in the center with both of them facing forward. The ad almost certainly would have still had the same effect, but it wouldn’t have come in a contrived, forced manner.