"It’s the social economic version of “just stop being depressed”"
thats exactly what bothers me about “forget money follow your dreams” like lol ok poor people just stop being poor and do things start a business
just acknowledge we live in a capitalist society and that following a dream isn’t achievable for everyone like. be real. i’m a positive person but i’m not full of illusions about how things work.
- A wheelchair-bound student has a long, protracted legal battle with the department of the misuse of muggle artifacts to be allowed to use a special levitating wheelchair that lets them get up the stairs.
- A student with depression gets an addiction to cheering potion
- A student…
Fact: If there were a button I could press to make Sir Patrick Stewart a regular fake news correspondent I would never stop pressing it
The number of “get me out of here” tactics women have developed and shared to help each other escape from overly-insistent-to-borderline-predatory dudes in public places should probably be enough evidence of the existence of rape culture all on its own.
I especially like how, in the majority of cases, you don’t have to verbally communicate what your signals are to other women. I’ve had women I didn’t even know come save me. Literally every woman recognizes the “Dear god, help me” facial expression, and knows exactly what they should do. We don’t get a handbook for this. We don’t have a sit-down nail polish party where we talk about a standardized woman code for preventing creepers. It’s just part of being a woman.
BUT LOL RAPE CULTURE DOESN’T EXIST.
Yup. I’ve definitely taken strangers by the arm and pulled her aside to go, “Oh my GOD it’s you! How ARE YOU?!? It’s been so long!” and then been like “hey I could overhear that guy who wouldn’t leave you alone so I figured I’d give you an out” and then see their VISIBLY RELIEVED expressions. This is part of girl code, because rape culture is that pervasive.
I once had a girl sit on my lap and say “hey baby” after she witnessed a guy (who was easily 20+ years older than me) hitting on me and harassing me for my number even after I told him I was taken. After he got up and left she asked if I was okay. I couldn’t thank her enough times, I even bought her a drink.
This is all true, but I actually thought cockblocking was when a dude prevents another dude getting laid or when he does something to ruin someone else’s plan by being overly impulsive and macho.
This was totally something they told us to do in my self defense classes if you think someone is following you or is bugging you on the street.
I’ve done this for other girls, known and unknown to me, multiple times, but I’d never had someone help me before. I’ve always had to take care of things myself when a guy won’t leave me alone - until last week. I was out with two of my guy friends. I was very tired and acting a little sloppy because of it, so when we were about to leave, this girl we’d be hanging around by pulled me aside and asked if I was okay and if I really wanted to go home with them. I was fine, but it really touched me that some random girl was looking out for me when my guy friends allowed some guy earlier to pull me away from them.
Why do people act like being a vampire is so fucking great. You can’t eat garlic bread so what’s the point
imagine the graffiti written on the bathroom stalls of the normandy
- does the illusive man take illusive shits?
- stop it joker
- james your huevos are killing me
- In compliance with bathroom stall graffiti etiquette, I shall place verification of my presence here. EDI…
with all the gorgeous scenery and open world glimpses we’ve gotten of inquisition so far i had a horrible nightmare of the gameplay being like skyrim’s, like:
the inquisitor hopping desperately up the side of a mountain, pockets full of stolen cabbages, completely lost. hop hop hop jump jumping….
aggressively reblogging so i can save up for one of these
If I have harmed anyone, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask forgiveness.
If anyone has harmed me, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself.
Male sexualization is difficult for many to pinpoint. For example, many believe that characters with, as Bordo (1999) puts it, engorged Schwarzenegger bodies, have sexuality.
According to my study of such characters, that is often not the case. Many of them were rendered sexless by confusion or numbness when confronted with sex. Likewise they made use of the unwelcome “Face-Off” pose that Bordo (1999) describes being used for heterosexual advertisement.
The bodies that were sexualized were often lean built; a body that the Japanese Bishounens always have, and a body that Bordo (1999) describes as being built to provoke ideas of it moving. When characters were being sexualized, it was often not only by the way their body looked, but the way they acted.
There were also small details of how much of the character’s v-muscle was shown. If it was displayed it was often in unison with humor, or, without the character owning sexual appetite. This seems to often be done by giving characters a pale and almost dead skin color alongside a bald head; long hair being a stressed factor for sexualized traits by heterosexual females (S, Zak, 2011).
All characters in my thesis that were sexualized had no more than one or two features from Nussbaum’s Objectification list (1995), most of them being number eight and nine – “reduction to body” and “reduction to appearance”.