These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’
Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize. —
Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via ethiopienne)
BOOOM. Read this if you are a dude, please.
When I was 12 boys slid their hand up my thigh and slapped my butt. I smiled and took it because I didn’t know it was okay to say stop. I didn’t know that I could say no. So, when the principal calls telling me my daughter is suspended for punching a boy who wouldn’t stop touching her, I will cook her favorite meals. When she tells me how she cursed at the boy who wouldn’t move his hands off her knee even though she asked him to, I will smile and pull out her favorite movie to watch together. I will celebrate the fact that she accepts her body as her own and knows she has the right to say no. I never want my daughter to think her body belongs to men, because it is her own and my god should she be proud. I will teach her it’s more than okay to say stop, something I wish I had known when I was that age. —
don’t be soft, let the world know you exist // 5-26-14 // 9:01AM (via restrictedthoughts)
OH MY GOD FUCKIN YES PREAAAACH THIS IS SO FUCKIN RIGHT
(Source: restrictedthoughts, via arachnomatic)
Apparently how people feel after waking up from naps.
How I feel after waking up from naps.
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Help my friend, if you can. -
One of my oldest and dearest friends has been battling chronic illness with her usual wit and optimism while raising two great kids. We all know how hard times are these days even without medical bills. If you have a little something to spare, this is a wonderful place to spend it. If not, please share! Spread the word!
YELLS LOUDLY BC ARIN
Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home -
prokuon:Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
If anyone thinks this is an acceptable response to feminism, get out of my life, get out of everyone else’s life, and please isolate yourself from anything good in the world. If you think stalking, threatening, or hurting people for wanting equality is acceptable, then you deserve to be miserable, you stain on humanity.
Another harrowing affirmation to add to the “Responses to Feminism that Justify Feminism” pile
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World of Warcraft Quitting Giveaway! (Wyrmrest Accord)
WHAT’S GOING ON?
I’m officially quitting World of Warcraft, as I’ve already unsubbed, and once this giveaway is completed I will be uninstalling WoW for good. However, there’s some crap on my account that I want to give away, as otherwise it would stagnate forever. Some of which include probably popular names and pets.
WHAT’S BEING GIVEN AWAY:
- The names Snow, Malicious, Evil on Wyrmrest Accord
- The following pets: Enchanted Lantern, Fossilized Hatchling, Level 25 Gilnean Raven, Pandaren Earth Spirit, Snowy Panda, Sunfur Panda, Nether Ray Fry
- Ethereal Soul Trader!
1.) One like! One Reblog! (You can reblog as many times as you want, it’ll still only count as one entry per). No giveaway blogs! I will be checking.
2.) Must be following me! I will be checking because I figure the poor saps who actually like seeing my reblog stuff deserve it more than the folks who don’t.
Winners will be chosen in random, each receiving a certain gift in the two categories: Pets and Names. (One for Each! That is, if you win a name, you can either pick a name or pass on it. But you will NOT be getting anything from the pets. If a name is already taken by someone else, you will be able to choose from one of the other names or simply pass on it. Take it or leave it, in other words.) The Ethereal Soul Trader is its own prize, and will not be able to be picked if you win in the pet category!
There will be 7 Pet Winners, 3 Name Winners, and ONE Ethereal Soul Trader winner!
GIVEAWAY ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 30th, 2014!
(Just an FYI, I also cleared out the names Morrows, Xiaoshi, and Gesaang if you want any of those)
Good luck everyone!
It took the Night to Believe by Sidh-Art
I could not love this tweet more!!
Don’t rape > Don’t get raped
Girlfriend’s mice tangle their tails when cuddling
The picture above is of a mushroom thats thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri right before its fingers open up. It closely resembles a hand coming out of the ground. It even has the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist.
that is not a dog that is the continent of australia
clifford went through a goth phase
CLIFFORD WENT THROUGH A GOTH PHASE
All of the orgasms in fic are so violent. His orgasm came like a punch to the gut. It hit him like a mack truck. It knifed him in a fucking alley. What these orgasms need is a good education.
the orgasm tapped him on the shoulder politely because it wasn’t raised in a goddamn barn
By the time he came back to himself, the orgasm had washed the dishes, vacuumed the living room, and retrieved his lost house key from under the chaise lounge.
#how douglas adams would have written porn (via merrycatlady)
i will always reblog this