SLYTHERIN APPRECIATION WEEK: one trait
Awww, thank you! ♥♥
Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops.
So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!”
SO THE AVENGERS ARE LIKE THE POPULAR JOCKS/CHEERLEADERS
AND THE X-MEN ARE THE GRUNGY LONERS THAT GET HIGH UNDER THE BLEACHERS
I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW
The shout came at me from a white straight-truck speeding down the road I just crossed. It’s Friday, I’ve had a long week, I can’t wait to get on the bus ride home. This asshole is probably on his way home, too. Dropping the truck off at the lot before taking his Honda Civic onto the Parkway and heading towards his ground level apartment on London Street or somewhere equally ordinary.
My first reaction should have been to look at the trailer number. The company name, at the very least.
Instead, I looked down to check my clothes. I looked down to see if they were “appropriate”.
Then I thought: What. The. Fuck.
Why is that my first reaction? Why is it that when I get shouted something so crude and so disrespectful my first thought is “maybe it’s my fault”?
For the record, in case this matters to you, I was wearing scrappy blue Adidas sneakers, thick black leggings, a knee-length grey skirt and a dark blue zip-up hoodie.
Should it matter, though? What if I had been wearing six-inch Louboutins and a mini skirt, would I have deserved that kind of harassment?
I don’t know why I’m writing this, except maybe to vent since I can’t talk to this guy in person and ask him why he would do such a thing. Maybe he thought it was funny, maybe he was bored. Maybe he has a wife he really loves at home and kids and would never, ever say such a thing in front of their faces. Maybe he genuinely feels that woman walking to the bus stop deserve to hear lewd comments thrown at them from the truck window because they are somehow worth less than him for having outwardly obvious sexual characteristics.
It just makes me wonder how many women feel embarrassed and ashamed before they feel anger and disgust. How many women have learned from their mothers and fathers and siblings and friends that “what was she wearing” should be the first question on their lips. That somehow clothing is supposed to indicate how a woman wants to be treated.
Saying it’s “society’s” fault is too vague and too easy. It’s our fault. The people we surround ourselves with, the things we let people get away with saying under the premise of a “joke”. The times we quiet ourselves for the sake of preserving a friendship or work relationship. The times we tell ourselves “it’s not that big of a deal.” The times even we, as women, participate in misogynistic behaviours under the guise of being “laid back”.
In case you still haven’t quite grasped the concept of how clothing relates to sexual intent, here is a little cheat sheet. Feel free to print it out and keep it in your wallet for reference:
- A woman can wear her favourite kicks and a hoodie and want to get laid.
- A woman can wear her favourite kicks and a hoodie and not want to get laid.
- A woman can wear a mini skirt and crop top and want to get laid.
- A woman can wear a mini skirt and a crop top and not want to get laid.
- A woman can wear a t-shirt and jeans and want to get laid.
- A woman can wear a t-shirt and jeans and not want to get laid.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet:
A woman can wear whatever the fuck she wants, and it has nothing to do with whether or not she wants sex or sexual attention.
And guess what: the same applies to all genders, sexes, and sexualities.
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water.