“No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.”—
Decide for yourself if you like Nash or not after watching it, I don’t care. It’s like girls are not pressured enough to be perfect in today’s society to be as perfect as possible for ‘their man’ as they can be. What’s worse, his followers doubled, then tripled, than quadrupled after this video, even though he deleted it, and so many teen girls went to his defense. He criticized probably most of them and he still has them as his fans. He set up unrealistic standards for them and they don’t love themselves enough to realize what piece of shit he is. It’s tragic. He has a huge influence on his mass following, who are mostly teenage girls, and instead of teaching them to love themselves, he taught them they are not good enough for him. He sent them 60 years in the past, when women were the perfect trophy that lived by certain standards.
Also, he treats his followers badly.
I wish he wasn’t relevant right now and he didn’t have millions of followers that look up to him, but he is and he does. I wish we could just pretend he doesn’t exist, but if we do that, we’re not helping to stop him in any way. He does not deserve to be talked about, but he is, and we have to make sure people at least know that he’s talked about in a negative way and for a reason.
It’s beyond my understanding why this little lemur still has any followers.
one time a white student from the university in my home town was talking to a student that came from africa to study and said “wow growing up in africa must have been so tough for you” and he just replied “my family could buy you” and walked away
“If a woman has [the right to an abortion], why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”—
Lawrence Lockman, yet another Republican proving that rape culture is alive and well, and also that women’s rights are a joke to male elected officials. (via dreamingundone)
Yeah, that’s not a metaphor. Metaphors are direct comparisons (saying that one thing IS another thing) It’s a hypothetical, and it’s a super, super gross one. Sexual assault (which is, by definition, the forced violation of bodily autonomy) is not the same thing as a pregnant person choosing to terminate a pregnancy (which is an exercise in maintaining bodily autonomy.)
Like, I get that you are trying to be edgy and all with your meme references, and I get that you’re into “dark humor” (despite being unable to explain why it’s funny) but, really? Being a rape advocate? Is that what we’re doing now? Unless this is supposed to be a joke too?
By conflating a woman’s reproductive rights with a man’s freedom to rape whomever he pleases, this fucking Lockman guy is perfectly distilling a point on which we remain stuck in this culture: We don’t view women’s bodies as their own. They’re objects by which to sell products, vessels in which to grow humans, & places from which to derive pleasure. I hope this man resigns, but I highly doubt he knows what doing the right thing is. Obviously. Hopefully voters from his district are made aware of this, in case he wants to run for re-election…