the inability to distinguish between fantasy (or dreams) and reality; confusion of idealism and realism.
Etymology: from Greek oneiro- (prefix for “dream”) + -taxia (suffix meaning “(condition of) internal ordering or arrangement”).
If owning a gun and knowing how to use it worked, the military would be the safest place for a woman. It’s not.
If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.
If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.
If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.
If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends."
Suzuran aka Lily of The Valley
Photo by Guy Sargent.
Snowdrops came up today, not a sign of Spring, but more of a sign to nearing the end of Winter