Δ -Take me on a date
★ -Stay the night
♥ - Kiss me
☺ -Hug me
✓ - Fuck me
✖ - Slap me
✘ - Punch me
✄ - Kill me
☏ - Give me your number
☎ - Have an # hour long phone conversation’s.
♫ - Sing me to sleep.
♡ - Be my boyfriend/girlfriend.
☊ - Come with me to a festival/concert.
☀ - Spend hours on my blog.
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This is Why Women Are Afraid to Tell You "No" | Polimicks -
This past Thursday, a group of men started cat-calling/hitting on a group of women in Chicago. When the women said, no, the men threw bottles and then SHOT at their car as they tried to drive away. One woman was shot in the shoulder, and the driver took a bottle in the head as she tried to drive off. Last month in Washington, DC a Transwoman was shot for turning down a man’s request for sex as she sat in her car. In August a woman in Atlanta was shot for refusing to get in a car with a group of men. In May of 2010 a young woman was shot in the leg for turning down a man’s advances.
Ok, so that was one googling, which also yielded an article on a woman in Australia who was shot in the thigh after refusing to perform oral sex. Many people will claim that these are just “isolated” incidents. But three of those took place in the last two, two and a half months. That’s not really isolated, in fact, that sounds distinctly like a pattern.
When guys complain about women not giving them a straight answer, this is why. Granted, these are fairly extreme. However, on a regular basis women who turn down men, no matter how nicely, are insulted, yelled at, spit on, hit, kicked and knocked to the ground. Most of these assaults go unreported because women know that the police aren’t going to take them seriously, particularly if they’re dressed at all nicely or “sexy.”
This is why the Schrodinger’s Rapist post resonated with so many women.
“Why are you afraid of women?” I asked a group of men.
“We’re afraid they’ll laugh at us,” replied the men.
“Why are you afraid of men?” I asked a group of women
“We’re afraid they’ll kill us,” replied the woman. -Margaret Atwood
When men ignore our boundaries, try to push or test them, we rightfully feel that they are a bigger risk for pushing even more important, dangerous boundaries, like say, raping or hitting you.
Yeah, I know, a lot of you are out there (if you’ve gotten this far) thinking, “That’s bullshit! I’d never do that!” And maybe you wouldn’t, but we can’t take that chance. And when you push boundaries or ignore our “No”s, even about small things, this puts you higher and higher up on the risk scale.
We can’t take those chances because when we’re raped or assaulted it’s always our fault. Everyone tells us so. Every single person who says, “I’d never blame the victim, but if you’re wearing a short skirt, what do you expect?” Every fucking magazine with their “Ten Things You Can Do to Not Be Raped” articles, that place all the onus on women, and none of it on, oh, the rapists.
How do you not scare women?
Respect their boundaries. Take no at face value. As a commenter said over on Pharyngula, you have nothing to lose: If she meant no, you’ve respected her wishes. If she meant “pursue me harder” or whatever bullshit, then bullet dodged. You don’t want to deal with that kind of mind-game playing, anyway.
But in all seriousness, guys, if you ever wonder why women act like their scared of you, read the above links again.
(Source: gabrielleabelle, via socialismartnature)
On January 29, 2011, Hillary Clinton told Hosni Mubarak: “We urge the Egyptian authorities not to prevent peaceful protests.”
On October 25, 2011, Oakland Police told peaceful protesters: “I hereby declare this to be an unlawful assembly. If you refuse to go now, chemical agents will be used.”
This person supports free abortion on demand without apology.
I wish girls would realize that self respect is way sexier than revealing costumes. And it can last for more than just one night.
While I agree that it sucks that all the costumes for women are automatically sexy wearing one doesn’t mean a girl doesn’t have self respect. There is nothing wrong with wearing a sexy costume and what people choose to wear doesn’t really say anything about that person.
Honestly, the children’s section of the Halloween store is the worst. Boys get aggressively themed costumes while girls are cast as cheerleaders and fairies. They advertise the costumes specifically for gender. They’re taught what is “correct” without even realizing it’s a lesson.
I don’t even really care what the content of the costume is, it’s the idea of teaching kids their “correct gender” at an early age that gets me.
There are more than 4 people unemployed for every open job.
Maybe “just get a job” isn’t that simple.
(Source: 1-800-555-psyk, via womenaresociety)
Socialized as soon as we’re born
I never thought about this, but it is so true.
Corey and the awesome sign we made (right), posing with his favorite protester. I think these were the two best signs of the whole day.
ALL THE STREETS!
(Source: reason596, via womenaresociety)