shout out to people who are scared to call others out, whose hands shake when they try to explain what’s wrong, whose throats threaten to close up with thoughts of ‘what if i’m just overreacting’, whose hearts are pounding out of their chests because they just stuck their necks out for their beliefs, who have lost friends and respect and safety for aligning themselves with causes
If you’re not making sexists uncomfortable you’re making me uncomfortable… You haven’t transcended society. You don’t recognise your privilege and then it goes away. If you think that you didn’t understand privilege.
This was the single greatest moment in Criminal Minds ever
This was one of the single greatest moments in TELEVISION ever.
No because they should’ve fucking arrested him for impersonation and using coercion and threat of a weapon (remember, he tells them he carries a gun everywhere) to pick up women, but oh, lets have a good laugh, we sure showed him! Fucking hate the writers of this show sometimes
Rape culture invading your television set. Three regularly powerful women FBI agents ignore the law (and their characters) for a joke about a man coercing women into sexual situations.
There is always resistance to these steps, are always complaints that it takes all the “fun” out of male sports. But this hostile environment already isn’t fun for the male athletes who are obliged to affect misogyny to avoid bullying, who have to remain closeted to be safe—and it isn’t fun for the victims of male athletes whose predation has been tacitly encouraged by a culture that treats women as a sex class to be consumed.
Cis hetero men don’t demand other cis hetero men smile for them
They don’t block their path in the street when they try to ‘talk’ to them
They don’t pull their headphones out of their ears and DEMAND another cis hetero man have a convo with them.
They only do this to WOMEN
Because it’s about dominance and power.
It is HARASSMENT.
So, I was listening to an interview with a “women’s self defence instructor,” and… Well, let me put it this way:
There’s really not much data to suggest headphones contribute to an increase in assaults, yet it’s common to hear (even from so-called “experts”) how women shouldn’t wear their iPods because it’s particularly dangerous for women to do so. When we examine the data that is available (a study on deaths and injuries associated with wearing headphones/earbuds by http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/), however, we discover 68%% of all victims were men. When’s the last time you heard the warning to men about walking around with their headphones on? Between 2004 and 2011, there were 116 people who died or were seriously injured while wearing headphones/earbuds, with the highest rate of occurrence (47) being in 2010-2011. 55% of the deaths associated with “iPod Oblivion” involved trains, and a significant number of the remaining deaths and injuries also involved motor vehicles.
When we take some decent advice (“Be mindful of your surroundings,” “Look both ways before crossing the street“) and make it gendered and about assault, we’re really just telling women to be afraid. When we say violence happens “out there” instead of recognizing the fact most violence against anyone is perpetrated by someone known in some way to their victim, we’re essentially saying, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” – distracting people away from the real perpetrators of violence. That’s Rape Culture. Walking the sidewalks of your city or town while listening to music is not the same as walking along or across a set of train tracks without regard for a train. A distraction is only a danger if you’re dangerously distracted, and it is my considered opinion this “expert” was contributing to a dangerous distraction.
why is it
"no boy will want you if you keep on with that feminist rubbish"
"no girl will want you if you keep on being a misogynistic piece of shit"