Finn: “No, dad, he’s not a construction worker. His name is Emmet and he’s my Lego boyfriend.”
someone played an lcd soundsystem song over a miles davis trumpet solo and i think i feel alive for the first time in my life
THIS HERE’S HOW WE MAKE GUMBOOOO
I’m gonna sit down for a second and explain why the word normal is so shitty when referring to cis people/neurotypical people etc
I know a lot of people understand that it is shitty on account of its counterpart ‘abnormal’ is steeped in judgement
The thing is, normal has a very specific meaning. It’s a term rooted in the sociological concept of a ‘norm’ and the ‘values’ associated. In sociology, a culture or society is partly defined by its norms, which are upheld ideas of how that society operates, and these norms manifest as values, the behaviours that display and perpetuate them. For example, in a society that maintains a respect for their elderly community, it is considered polite to offer your seat to an older person on public transport. That right there is a value associated with the norm of respecting your elders.
In this way, it’s easy to see that normal is not, in fact, a simple word for the majority.
When you refer to someone as normal, you are basically saying that they embody the ideal. You are perpetuating transphobia by refusing to acknowledge this fact and if you can’t grasp that then we will never be friends.
this guy pulled out his dick in front of like 5 billion feminist protestors holy shit
Some context for the idiots claiming the women are overreacting:
This occurred at a Slut Walk. For those not familiar with it, the Slut Walk is basically a peaceful protest seeking to eliminate the rape apologism so prevalent in society. The basis is that no woman is “asking for it,” with “it” being rape. It’s not a feminist protest; it’s a human rights protest.
Many of the protesters, as you can probably imagine, have dealt with sexual harassment or rape in their own lives. Many of them have structured their daily activities to avoid being raped. The gathering is supposed to be a place for them to feel empowered and able to recover in the company of those who understand what they’ve been through or who will not blame them.
Nobody at a Slut Walk will tell a survivor that it’s her fault. They will not ask what she was wearing to provoke her attacker. Nobody will say she had too much to drink. Nobody will tell the men in the group that they are inherently rapists themselves, and nobody will tell a male survivor that his experience “wasn’t really rape.”
Then, this fellow comes along. He sees this gathering of survivors and their supporters, and to him, it’s a joke. He sees feminazis. He sees girls who are taking “a bit of fun” too seriously. And what does he do? He exposes himself to this group of survivors and supporters - some of whom are, in fact, underage.
He sexually harasses literally hundreds of women in one act. Aside from public indecency, there was cruel intent in his actions. He wanted to make them uncomfortable. He wanted to “put them in their place.” Other photos from this event show him flipping the protesters off and laughing at their anger.
And there are still people defending his actions. There are those who still feel like these women were asking for it and that they deserved to be harassed for trying to claim they weren’t. There are those who feel that women should be taught a lesson this way, and they applaud this man’s actions.
So no, he didn’t pull out his dick in front of feminist protesters. He harassed dozens - if not hundreds - of rape survivors. The reaction to his actions alone outline the purpose of the Slut Walk.
For those of you still doubting whether what he did was wrong (and I do wonder if there’s something wrong with you, if you have doubts), let me give you an analogous situation. Imagine a gathering of black civil rights activists. Imagine Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and all their colleagues gathered together to demonstrate that being black did not make them lesser people. That being black and living in the South did not mean they were “asking” to be the target of hate crimes.
And at this gathering, a white man decides he should teach them a lesson by pointedly hanging a noose from the nearest tree and laughing at their anger. And other white men, laughing along with him, commend him for taking these activists down a peg.
That’s what happened here. It’s not an “OMG, I can’t believe he did that!” moment. It’s an “OMG, there are people who think this is okay” moment. And the fact is, it’s not. It never will be. And that’s the take home message of this ridiculous rant I’ve written up.
And this is why we still need feminism.
What got me was not only this commentary, but the freaky-ass look on this guy’s face…Wow!
Slightly off-topic, but there are a number of men in the crowd as well. These aren’t just “feminazis”, these are a group of people of many genders and races who have all had to deal with sexual harassment or rape. This man wasn’t just disrespecting the women involved, he was also disregarding and offending the males in the crowd, and their stories.
i want to stab him
I support the stabbing option
OP covered male-identified victims pretty well, I think.
I wish the harasser a great deal of pain for this shit.
happy international women’s day
"Going around" takes a lifetime
High School Fads, 1944
Ok so now I’m on the look out for lesbians with hair bows in the back
I just like how the bow on the left is a ‘signal and a chllange’ it’s like yeah, Betty’s been going steady with Tommy for a few weeks now, but let’s see if Ronny can step up his game before Betty becomes a right bow kind of girl
can i use ‘she wears her bow in the back’ as a euphemism now?
joss whedon, noted feminist who fired charisma carpenter for daring to be pregnant
joss whedon, white cishet male who decides that he gets to define feminism and rebrand it to make it more appealing to himself, while also erasing the entire history of feminism and ignoring the…