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quothtehblackbird:

arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

Gross.

god the way they write about michael brown - it’s like even if any of that was true would it somehow justify his murder? like wow you write rap lyrics so that means you deserve to be shot by a police officer? …..

sketchinetch:

cremebuns:

emeralddragoness:

cremebuns:

A man just walked past me and said “excuse me, but you look very nice tonight darlin” I said thank you and he said you’re welcome and walked off. And that is how you compliment a woman without harassing them

No, that is still unsolicited, and thus, harassment. No amount of “darlins” is gonna make me not want to punch your ass for coming on to me without provocation.

GOD

SHUT UP

UR SO STUPID

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this comic is so fucking stupid like trivializing the harassment women face every single day

and it’s so normalized that you have idiots like THIS^ responding to it by saying “LOL UR SO STUPID FOR BEING OFFENDED THAT UR FACE AND BODY AND PERSON IS CONSIDERED PUBLIC PROPERTY ENOUGH THAT U SHOULD BE HAPPY AND GRATEFUL AND ALWAYS RESPOND WITH A SMILE WHEN A RANDOM MAN TALKS TO YOU”

like fuck off women are allowed to not be happy enthusiastic creatures all the time ESPECIALLY to unsolicited people who try and engage them

and the fact that we’re being called overemotional and stupid for responding by NOT being totally welcoming to the attention is misogynistic in itself!

it’s as if women… don’t exist to pander to men and male attention?? what?????? is that possible???? WOMEN? AUTONOMOUS? NO WAY!!! whaaaat aaaaa conceeppptttt!!!!

edit: the thing that people overlook when they tell women to “take it with a smile” is that constantly commenting on our appearances, our attitudes, our everything, IS A MANNER OF CONTROL. a manner of dominance. why don’t men do that to each other? why is it just having to tell women we look nice? we look hot? etc etc etc? because they want to control us, want to remind us that we are walking through a man’s space and thus are subjects to be commented on. this is why it! especially! happens! when women walk alone! without a man with them to “claim” them! like jesus christ how oblivious can you be? do you think it’s okay to step outside and constantly have to deal with a barrage of comments day in and day out? what effect do you think that has on our psyche? it’s easy to say that we’re overreacting when YOU NEVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. but even “nice” compliments subtly reinforce the idea that we are public property, we need to be subject to comments, and to take it with a smile no matter what. AKA, we don’t get to react how we want, to display our own true feelings, we can’t be autonomous. do you see?? how little things actually reflect something bigger at play??? if you take some time to critically think about seemingly innocuous things you realize THEY ARE NOT THAT INNOCUOUS

(Source: mrssaberhagen)

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