There is nothing more elitist than putting one’s palate pleasure over the life of another sentient being. Like it or not, every time that we consume the flesh or secretions of an animal, we are saying that our pleasure, habit, convenience or tradition is more important than their suffering.
We do not require animal products to live. This means that the decision to eat meat, dairy or eggs, is an unnecessary imposition of violence and death on animals who want to live.
In January, Sam Pepper uploaded a video called “How To Get A Girlfriend Easy” in which he sneaks up behind or beside unsuspecting women on the street and handcuffs them to himself. He then tells them they’re “his girlfriend now.”
When one victim reacts furiously, saying “No! I don’t know you! Take it off!” and demands that he remove the handcuffs, he refuses and replies with “We’re dating now.” She tries again, “Look, I don’t know where you’re from, but we don’t do this in America. Take this off,” while fighting with the cuffs. He refuses again, insisting they’re “going on a date.” She then tells him that she’s married, to which he says “No, you’re married to me now,” and refuses yet again to remove the handcuffs.
At the end of the video, another woman is pleading with him to undo the handcuffs, and he refuses to until she kisses him on the lips. Pepper appears to think the entire scenario is hilarious at best and endearingly misguided at worst, while the women being “pranked” are visibly livid, terrified, and profoundly uncomfortable.
NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.
We need to stop calling assault by white men on men of color and women of all races “pranks,” because it makes them seem lighthearted and fun, not like the violent criminal acts they are.
WTF i can’t wait till he harasses the wrong girl and gets stabbed
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Let me spread the shit out of this.
This is horrifying. And sadly true.
Methods of coral restoration are being applied in many parts of the world, including Florida, Mozambique and the Caribbean islands. Fast growing, branching species are being reared by conservationists and scientists and used for “reef seeding” projects.
"It sounds quite novel, but in fact its a science thats been around for about 30 years. One of the reasons why I’m drawn to it is because its a very active way to get people physically involved in protecting the ocean."
I am starting my vegan lifestyle soon! I’m going grocery shopping tomorrow and will only be buying vegan foods :) I still have a bunch of non-vegan foods, so I am going to finish those up, but I won’t be buying any more animal products. This is so exciting! Anyone have any advice?
I should not have to keep quiet about being vegan because it’s uncomfortable or inconvenient for you.
I should not have to keep quiet about being vegan because I’m worried I will be shunned or judged.
I should not have to keep quiet about being vegan because I don’t want to start an argument.
I should feel PROUD to be vegan, not ATTACKED, ASHAMED, or UNCOMFORTABLE.