all we need right now is LOVE.
These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize.

Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via vulturechow)

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Among men, misogyny hides in plain sight, and not just because most men are oblivious to the problem or callous toward its impact. Men who objectify and threaten women often strategically obscure their actions from other men, taking care to harass women when other men aren’t around.

which is probably the more important point

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wtffanfiction:

Fandom: Criminal Minds/Sesame Street
“‘Oh, my God! You taste like Skittles!’ Beth exclaimed before eagerly returning to her task.
'That’s right. Elmo wants you to taste the rainbow, bitch.'”

wtffanfiction:

Fandom: Criminal Minds/Sesame Street

“‘Oh, my God! You taste like Skittles!’ Beth exclaimed before eagerly returning to her task.

'That’s right. Elmo wants you to taste the rainbow, bitch.'”

disneylicious-art:

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They look high as fuuuuck

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thugmissus:

queen

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I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)

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iknowitaintright:

guitarsandcontrabandx:

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.

Christ. smh.

He… was like any other kid basically. Getting in ‘at least one’ scuffle sounds pretty angelic to me for a boy growing up in suuuch a rough neighborhood. This ‘reporter’ should be fired.

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annabjorgmans:

❄ ❄ ANNABJORGMANS’ HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY! ❄ ❄

↳ sooo thanks to Featurepoints I can actually now afford to giveaway the extra costume I was going to sell (more on that here) so I can do another giveaway to thank you lovely angelcakes. Here we go!

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  • Reblog as much as you want, but please don't spam your followers! 
  • There will only be one winner. Ships worldwide.
  • ENDS OCTOBER 20, 2014

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herhonestlife:

FUCK ANTI RAPE NAIL POLISH

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