Women don’t speak out against catcalling because they are “sanctimonious.” They speak out against it because it’s threatening and demeaning. Catcalling is terrifying specifically because it has the potential to turn into physical violence at any moment if the woman does the “wrong” thing. Writer Soraya Chemaly has documented just a few of these many news stories.
It’s disturbing that Lewak is so desperate for random men to approve of her appearance that she’s willing to take the risk that these interactions turn sour–not only that, but she’s willing to take that risk for all of us. She writes, “Oh, don’t go rolling those sanctimonious eyes at me, young women of Vassar: I may court catcalls, but I hold my head high. Enjoying male attention doesn’t make you a traitor to your gender.”
Most people who are attracted to men enjoy some sort of male attention, but not all of us enjoy it from any man, at any time, in any place. Kind of like I love pizza, but I don’t want people to shove pizza in my face every time I leave my apartment. Actually, I would probably start to kind of hate pizza if that happened, especially if trying to refuse the pizza led to slurs and threats of violence.
Persönliches Gejammer August 2014
Die letzten Monate, fast das ganze letzte Jahr, bin ich sukzessive in ein riesiges Loch gefallen.
TSA Turtle Tuesday: Eastern Short-necked Turtle
The Eastern Short-necked Turtle (Emydura macquarii) is a widespread species found throughout Eastern Australia. They are a type of side-necked turtle, meaning their head is withdrawn under their top shell and pulled to the side rather than straight in like most turtles. These omnivorous chelonians are opportunistic feeders, eating whatever comes their way including plants, insects, frogs, molluscs and even carrion.
(via: Turtle Survival Alliance)
It’s 2014 and racism is alive and well everyone…
WOOOOOOOOOW. WHAT THE ENTIRE F*CK?!?!?!?!
notice theyre not being tear gased tho
I have tears in my eyes man. I’m not even there and I am so freaking tired of this.
i hate white people
Literally you might as well just say I hate countries. Such a wide variety of people, you can’t generalise white people. It’s idiotic.
i love how you see the klu klux klan in a photo disturbing a peaceful protest for a slain boy but the fact that i said i hate white people is what’s making you upset. white people in a nutshell. lacking the basic empathy needed to understand why black people hate our oppressors. and, on the note of generalizing: when white people are generalized, it keeps black people safe from potentially violent racists. when black people are generalized, we’re deemed worthless and our murdered bodies don’t mean a damn thing to the majority of white people. but, please. let me know how i’ve hurt your feelings for simply hating the way me and my people are treated.
THE KKK IS LITERALLY A TERRORIST GROUP. THEY EXIST FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF TERRORIZING POC ESPECIALLY BLACK POC.
A BOY IS DEAD. PEOPLE ARE DYING. PEOPLE ARE HURTING AND YOU WANT TO PLAY THE “stop generalising white people” CARD. NO FUCK YOU. GO SIT IN A CORNER AND LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES