EmilyJulieand

mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

tittily:

public school is so weird tho because you have this institution with all these potentially brilliant minds who will go on to do great things for humanity 

and then you look down at your textbook and its like

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Stop hating yourself. Try going one day without saying anything bad about yourself. Try complimenting yourself. Do it again. Buy yourself dinner. Put soft things against your skin. Listen to your favorite songs. Eat ice cream. Eat ice cream naked. You have to spend the rest of your life with you. You’re all you’ve got. Be kind, start loving yourself.

charlesxavir:

tom hiddleston, michael fassbender, and benedict cumberbatch greet a gathering of small marine life

charlesxavir:

tom hiddleston, michael fassbender, and benedict cumberbatch greet a gathering of small marine life

kush-liberty:

Which one do you pick?

kush-liberty:

Which one do you pick?

ponynautic:

I am… wishing to join you in meditation

ponynautic:

I am… wishing to join you in meditation

Being white means never having to think about it.

devdevnumnums:

artemismoon12:

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

MY FAN WORLDS ARE COLLIDING. 

sarah-the-artiste:

mrsmarymorstan:

i-am-mishafuckingcollins:

simonsayspegg:

unelanabolvangar:

can we just agree that hermione doesn’t give two shits about throwing rocks in the water. she knows exactly what she’s doing bless her

nO BUT
FLICK
HE LITERALLY JUST TAUGHT HER WHAT SHE TAUGHT HIM IN THE FIRST BOOK
YO
SWISH AND FLICK
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING

[SCREAMS OUT LOUD]

 (via Saffythegeek)

OH MY GOD

thatsgoodweed:

Stoned > Frozen

thatsgoodweed:

Stoned > Frozen

kobetyrant:

IM SCREAMING OVER 500 PEOPLE REPORTED HER

fun fact i knew this girl from camp who had a british accent but she wasn’t from england and then one day i went to her house and her parents didn’t have a british accent either so i asked her where she got it from because i was really confused and she told me her parents faked it until she was 7 because they wanted a child with a british accent

officertoast:

officertoast:

I JUST SWALLOWED THE WIRE FROM MY BRACE 

PLEASE HELP

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DO NOT

notimefordirtytalk:

You know, if you watch the lion king closely, you can find a lot of simbalism.