Not everyone has the same sexual or relationship orientation their whole life.
So saying it isn’t a choice/act/etc. risks alienating and silencing people who want the freedom to do and be what they want, without hurting anyone.
It doesn’t matter if my sexual orientation or relationship style is a choice or not. It is personal, and no one should have the right to limit me for it.
Rep. Darrell Issa, the indefatigable Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has called a hearing for noon Wednesday even though Congress is in a weeks-long recess. The emergency cause for the hearing? Probing“The Security Failures of Benghazi”— lapses in diplomatic security that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya.
The purpose of the pre-election hearing, presumably, is to embarrass the administration for inadequate diplomatic security. But Issa seems unaware of the irony that diplomatic security is inadequate partly because of budget cuts forced by his fellow Republicans in Congress.
For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for theState Department’s Worldwide Security Protection program — well below the $2.15 billion requested by the Obama administration. House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012.
Congressional Republicans and their presidential nominee blame Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats for policies championed and enacted by the GOP.
What a bunch of fuckers.
Looks like Issa is already running his 2016 presidential campaign…
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, ABLEISM
An autistic woman and sexual abuse survivor was just declared to be “incapable of consent” in the UK. Let me repeat that: someone who has experienced and survived genuine sexual assault was just banned,…
As a sexual abuse survivor who is also on the spectrum, this makes me so angry and sad. Having the opportunity to enthusiastically consent, and even consensually explore non-consent role-play, has been a huge part of me getting past a lot of the trauma I suffered.
Even more important than that, being able to make my own decisions about my body and my sex life are an important part of being a person.