|—||J.K. Rowling (via dissapolnted)|
Every now and then I think of running away. Just pack a bag with some clothes and toothbrush, get on my motorcycle, and drive away without any destination, without looking back. I wonder if it would make me feel better.
Here is a comic!
“And it upsets me that as I record this video #wewillalwayssupportyoujustin is trending on twitter. I wish all the people who were tweeting that right now would be forced to send a tweet to explain to Katie’s family in 140 characters or less why they would quote always support someone who would do something as fundamentally selfish as driving drunk.”
- Josh Sundquist
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS, REBLOG IT, WHATEVER. This is being reported on as an “exclusive story” to a local cable news channel in LA. THIS STORY SHOULD NOT BE BURIED. This woman was kidnapped, they attempted to rape her, and she nearly DIED getting away. Now the LAPD want the whole thing to go away. DON’T LET IT.
The officers responsible for the KIDNAP AND SEXUAL ASSAULT of Kim Nguyen are:
David E. Shin (신은총) and Jinseok Oh (오진석) of Olympic Division.
PLEASE REBLOG EVEN IF YOU DELETE IT FIVE MINUTES LATER, AT LEAST THE PEOPLE ON YOUR DASHBOARD MIGHT SEE IT. ANYTHING HELPS.
LAPD gives no fucks about anything
So this post
was too awesome and I thought it deserved a drawing inspired by it.
|—||My boss, in what is probably the most inspiring thing I’ve ever heard. (via heloisedevillefort)|
And when the nice lady running the seminar got to the protected catagories, there was some confusion over “gender identity.”
I sat there, just staring blankly ahead, as she tried to talk the group around to the facts of that concept, and then, from the back of the room, the oldest, crankiest coot in my department goes, “Aw, for Pete’s sake, gender is completely different from anatomy, ain’t you all ever heard of Gender Dysphoria? Person says she’s a lady, you treat ‘em as a lady, person says he’s a fella, then he’s a fella. It’s not your place to tell ‘em different; respect their gender identity, it’s a simple as that.”
And in the silence that follows, he glares at the room at large, and mutters, “Dark ages, I swear.”
…I totally read this in Doctor McCoy’s voice.
"…Completely different from anatomy." Not sex. Anatomy.
He could’ve gone there, but didn’t. Bless that cranky old guy.
Think I’ll take up cross-stitching just so I can make “Person says she’s a lady you treat ‘em as a lady. Person says he’s a fella, then he’s a fella.”
"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)
by Kyle Cabral
They played in the morning,
and napped for an afternoon.
Then, they fell in love at dusk,
and walked together until midnight.
Super charming illustration series by an old classmate of mine.
My grandpa has had a beard for 35 years, so I told him about No Shave November and he laughed for a solid two minutes then stopped dry and said, “There’s something wrong about a seasonal beard, never trust a man who only has a beard for one month out of the year.”
And I’m still laughing about it.
Seriously tho. Why *should* she be asked to smile?
Asking a woman to smile is to make her more approachable. It’s to make you feel more comfortable - not her. I, personally, have zero fucks to give about being approachable to strange men on the street. Women are not here to entertain and please random folks.
Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?
There’s this weird responsibility placed on women to be happy and lady-like and pleasant all of the time. It rids us of being able to express our own range of human emotions.
No one is asking for men and women to not interact with each other. That’s silly. This project is asking for women to be interacted with as if they have agency over their own bodies.
Creator of the Stop Telling Women To Smile project responded to a person who thinks women not smiling on demand is proof of the end of the world and division among men and women. (Seriously? WTF.)
Funny…I told my best friend about that person’s comment and she said it is the end of the world and division…for that person. A world shaped by the status quo is a world being shaken by the resistance to this status quo. The amount of hatred and bile I’ve faced since I started speaking out about street harassment has been interesting in that some men genuinely process harming women as necessary to their masculinity and thereby their identity. They think critique and rejection of street harassment is an attack on their identity, which is frightening…
"Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?"