Porn teaches men they are gods. Pop culture teaches men that the epitome of success is to be surrounded by naked women, fawning over you. Prostitution exists because we, as a culture, very much believe that women exist to pleasure men. We tell women that they have to “work” in marriage, to keep their men happy, to keep them from straying — buy sexy lingerie, try threesomes, try anal, perform every porn fantasy he has — he needs it, he deserves it, it is your job.
We can continue to skirt around these truths — that the sex industry and our patriarchal culture breed men like Rodger — but expect more violence, more deaths, more rape, and more abuse. Our world is rife with Elliot Rodgers. We create them every day. They aren’t going anywhere."
B.J. Novak, One More Thing
We’re living in an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us.
we’re living in an era where some underpaid employee has to scrub this bullshit off of the public transportation, just because you had a moment of pseudo-profoundness that no one would be aware of if it weren’t for your use of technology in the first place