"At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?"
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings
#yesallwomen have a right to an education without fashion policing by sexist administrators
^ this, tho… the message in these ridiculous dress codes remains “boys deserve an undistracted education, and you-GIRL-are a distraction… and your education comes second. You should be grateful, anyway… it’s really more than you deserve.” and i actually am not going to repeat how it reinforces rape culture because really, i’m just so damn tired of the messages we send young women about being nothing more than an accesory in a man’s life… fuck that. and fuck awful myopic dress codes… (via ginandbird)
This parent is right. The school is sending a message that girls’ clothes are supposed to distract boys; that boys can use them as an excuse, that girls when assaulted should blame themselves because they must have worn the wrong thing, because their clothes made them unfit to mingle with their peers. Have I got that right? (rhetorical)
Anonymous: Hypothetically, if there was a place in the middle of a large block of land, so no nearby roads, and no predators, with the only wildlife being pests or invasive species, would it be alright to have an outdoor cat? Entirely hypothetical question and I don't know if such a place even exists, but I am curious.
I’m not playing these “what if” games. It isn’t okay to let your cat outside unless it is in an enclosure or on a harness. It isn’t okay if you’re on mars, it isn’t okay if you’re the president, it isn’t okay if you the fucking virgin mary.
My opinion would be no, too.
First of all, such a place doesn’t exist.
Second of all, why? A cat has absolutely no need to be outside. They’re domesticated and have no place outdoors - even the hypothetical perfect world that you describes. It should also be mentioned that outdoor cats in and of themselves are invasive species, as in they are not a native organism anywhere on the planet.
If you lived in the middle of a large block of land with no roads, predators with only pests/invasive species, you cannot control the weather. You can’t control how a cat may be injured or get parasites, or if these pests/invasive species suddenly decide to fight back and land your cat a nasty injury that becomes infected. There are too many factors than the ones you’ve just described, going far beyond the spectrum of what might immediately hurt your cat.
There is no reason why a house cat should be outdoors. None.