This is like the cutest thing ever. It’s from the gif-set I reblogged.
Taking its first steps, and after successfully doing so, the chick goes “Yay!”
It’s so freaking cute.
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Boosting this for followers or stumblers onto my blog.
I can’t help with 99% of eating disorder stuff because just thinking about it triggers crazytownbananapants for me, but this could really help some people.
Signal boost for all the girls and boys working with recovery.
IT TOOK ME TOO LONG TO GET THIS AND WHEN I DID I CRIED. NO. DO NOT DO THAT TO ME.
What does this mean I don’t get it at all o.O
No for the love of god DO NOT WATCH THE INFORMATIVE VIDEO PLEASE I’M BEGGING YOU KEEP SCROLLING YOU DON’T NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE JOKE THAT BADLY PLEASE
Ten pictures that will make you love advertising
This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.
I have never seen something that more accurately describes how I’m feeling right now
This is the greatest knock knock joke in the history of all knock knocks jokes ever told, ever.
Fluffy Whipped Soap is creamy, luxurious, and a treat for your skin. A little goes a long way. You only need a little bit and lather away. Can use as a shaving cream and will leave a soft moisturizing feel to your skin.
I thought these were delicious sweets
but they’re not
these are lies
"Whatcha eatin’ there Jim?"
"Oh you know just some good ol’ fluffy whipped sex in the shower. Next I’m going to try Monkey fa…"
"No no, that’s okay. I’ve actually got somewhere to be right about this second."
Know your place!
A guide for anyone who wants to write about royals.
Always reblog Noble Hierarchy.
Also, female equivalents:
The opposite end of traditional “street harassment”: the girl who never gets cat called
In feminist spaces I see a lot of feminists complain about being street harassed. I read about it and I totally sympathize with their experiences, even though I have never experienced them myself. I am a female myself but am not conventionally attractive. I am not hideous but more or less a plain jane. On top of that I have ALWAYS valued comfort over style, so dressing feminine isn’t something I do on a regular basis. I wear a lot of loose jeans and T-shirts. But yeah, anyway, know that I am not trying to play “who has it harder” or anything but rather I am making this to share my experiences of getting the opposite end of the shit-covered stick that is street harassment that I don’t see being mentioned. I call it street dismissal.
When I say street dismissal I am talking about men who feel the need to subtly announce that unattractive women are not worthy of respect or acknowledgement because they are not a conventionally attractive female or their fellow man.
Some examples I’ve personally experienced include:
- Many guys at parties will arrive or leave, give all the men handshakes, give the attractive women hugs, but won’t even make eye contact with me. I am not a guy or a hot girl so I don’t exist.
- I’ve been bumped into in public without an apology by men. I am not an attractive girl or your fellow man, so it makes sense for you to not even notice I am there.
- One time I was walking behind a group of attractive women. A guy spotted us. Opened the door for the three women and shut the door in my face. I am not worthy of his time because I am not attractive.
- I once was charged a cover on ladies night because I went out to the bar in my work uniform. (red shirt khaki pants)
- Another time at a bar, I saw an open space to order a drink. The guy sitting next to me saw me, raised his eyebrows and turned the other way to make sure I don’t DARE try to talk to him. (Because I totally went there to hit on him and NOT get a drink right?)
- I once went with my gay male friend to a straight guy’s house he knew. The first thing out of the straight guy’s mouth was “I was totally excited when you had a chick with you. Nevermind!” The whole night he offered my friend drinks and didn’t offer me a thing and seemed frustrated when I asked where the bathroom was. The only other thing he said that night was “Do you have any hot single friends that would come over here?”
- Another time I went with a female friend of mine to get drinks. We met up with her guy friend. He ordered a round of beers for everyone except me. His excuse was “he didn’t know she was going to bring someone along and he is low on money” that was until his guy friend from high school showed up unexpectedly and he quickly bought him a drink.
These are just examples that have happened to me. So my question is are there any other “unattractive” girls out there that experience things similar to this?
I just wanted to speak from the other perspective. We always hear the horror stories of sexism from the perspective of the women who are objectified by men in the sense of “oo I want that.” and not too many in the sense of “oo, ew DO NOT WANT.”
This may seem like a big long rant that looks like “WAH PRETTY GIRLS GET THINGS AND I DON’T OH MY LIFE SUCKS” but I don’t mean to come off that way. Because I feel the need to mention that guys don’t do this just to get laid. This is where it’s important to bring up the fact that we are treated with less respect than other men. Men aren’t decent people to other men because they want to fuck them. They are decent to them because they see them as equals that deserve basic respect and acknowledgement. But we are women and to these men either you try to fuck them because they are hot or want them to go away. An unattractive woman has no purpose to him.
Misogyny affects all women negatively.
When I saw the first line I thought this post was going to be a boohooing tale about someone who desperately wanted to get harassed by men for hotness validation, but it was nothing of the sort. This is important and we should definitely see this brought up more in conversations regarding men’s general attitudes toward and interactions with women.
I hear stories like this mostly from big women or women who used to be a lot bigger than they are now. A woman told me she was once straight up punched in the face, after the guy told her she was disgusting and fat, and he just walked on and laughed. And the saddest part is that she told me, a lot of women harrassed her as well :(
OP is right, women are not left alone or “ignored” just because men dont find them attractive. And as the OP says, ignoring someone can be done in a rude and aggressive way.
And some people get both.
I’m a super fat women and I both get harassed/streetcalled/rubbed up on in public, but I also get completely ignored.
One time super late at night I was on the train and a complete stranger, a man, came up to me and started screaming at me and demanding money. I was reading a book and he got in my face and physically slapped it out of my hands and onto the floor, yelling and threatening me and demanding money and calling me names/insulting me. I loudly stated that I didn’t know him and asked him to leave me alone. Nobody in the train car reacted. The only other woman there stared stonily ahead (I don’t blame her at all). Finally, a tall guy stood up and walked toward me… to sit next to the (slender, conventionally attractive woman) putting his body between her and the screaming guy assaulting me. Nobody addressed the screaming man threatening me. Nobody pushed the brightly lit blue call button to notify the conductor. I didn’t matter. The other (thinner, more conventionally attractive) woman who was (not yet) in the line of fire mattered more than I did.
I wound up scrambling off the train just before the doors closed at the next stop, even though it wasn’t my stop and I knew there’d be a 20+ minute wait for the next train. I really hoped the guy wouldn’t be able to follow me out. Part of the reason I didn’t stay on until my stop (which was the next one after) was because I didn’t want him to disembark with me and follow me home… something that’s happened before.
There are a lot of different ways to harass women. Both responding aggressively to their femininity/perceived sexual availability and also denying it, devaluing them because they aren’t feminine enough. Both are harmful. Both just… chip away at the person, at the soul, at the worth of someone. It’s a constant slow eroding drip wearing us down.
Once I was in the student lounge of my university with two of my friends who happened to be really traditionally pretty. Then this guy (who had a history of sexually harassing women) came up to us and started saying a lot of crude disgusting stuff and intimidating us. Immediately two male athletes who were sitting across the room got up and came over, called my two friends by name and escorted them over to their table, but they left me there. I was sitting in the corner and there was no way for me to get away from the guy. He had literally cornered me. I would have had to push him out of the way. They didnt address the guy who had been harassing us, invite me to their table or even help me get away from him, even though they knew me by name and had class with me. They werent interested in helping me escape a scary situation. And thats how men think, how they separate women into ones they want to fuck and ones they dont, and then treat them badly in unique ways.
I always wished we could talk about this but Im not very eloquent with my words.
In my case, it’s always my mother who gets harassed and cat called, and I get disrespected, ignored or even laughed at. It happened just last night that someone tried to unwelcomely proposition my mom for sex, then 10 minutes later I heard the guys across the street laughing and making crude jokes about me.
I just want to be respected.
I PROMISE I WON’T PRANK YOU GUYS.
OH MY GOD THIS IS ACTUALLY SO IMPORTANT
PLEASE, I’VE RECOVERED FROM ANXIETY BUT SCREAMERS STILL TERRIFY ME AND I’VE SPENT HOURS SOBBING OVER A PARTICULAR ONE IN THE PAST
DON’T POST SCREAMERS
so i found this on my computer i guess i made it a while backkk??
i am so sorry
A mother in St. Louis was unknowingly the reason for a lockdown at her special needs son’s school.
“I was lying in bed when I received a frantic phone call from the teacher, Michael was panicking,” said Niakea Williams — whose young son Michael has Asperger’s Syndrome — of the call she received before heading to the school.
“I saw a teacher and she said Ms. Williams what is wrong? I said something is wrong with Mikey and proceeded to go straight to my son.”
Once Williams got to her son’s classroom, she tried to calm him down and console him. The Walnut Groves Elementary School principal then entered the room to inform Williams that she failed to sign in at the desk and had therefore broken policy.
“’I didn’t sign the book, but I had to check on my son. You can bring me the book.’ She said, ‘Oh no, I’ve already called the police,’’ recalled Williams.
Soon after, local police arrived at the scene and arrested Williams in front of her son while the rest of the school was placed on a 12-minute lockdown. The school said the reason for the lockdown was “unauthorized entry to a school.”
“They escorted me away from my son, who already has emotional distress,” said Williams. “Four officers told me to turn around and put my hands behind my back, I was under arrest.”
Williams believes her arrest was unnecessary and that the school overreacted. She says that everyone there already knows who she is, including the principal, claiming that they had actually met just a week prior to the incident. Williams is trying to fight the charges against her.
Of all the spiteful petty things to do after an obvious misunderstanding. Heaping this sort of anxiety and embarrassment on top of an already escalating behavioral episode is pretty unprofessional, in my book.
You can cry all you want but in my opinion I think the school is doing very good following policy. Just anyone being able to walk on campus is a problem. The principal followed very good procedure. Even if they knew her personally, even if they’d known her for years, if she had snapped, she could’ve killed those kids. She could’ve brought a gun with her, concealed in her jacket or purse, used the excuse she was going see her son, and started to shoot up the school. Or even done so with an even more easily concealable knife. Stab the teacher and then all the kids. We are having a serious issue with the safety of schools and you guys are crying because they called the police on a woman who not only made sure school authorities knew who she was and why she was there, but entered a classroom full of children and was offended when questioned. I understand her son was freaking out. He should’ve been sent to the office, unless moving him would’ve been to stressful for him. At which point she still should’ve checked in with the office first, so that they knew there wasn’t just someone with weapons and intent to kill on campus. It doesn’t matter if they know her. Two boys who went to the school were the ones who shot up Columbine. Not strangers. Students.
The safety of all the children takes precedence over the one child getting his mom a few seconds sooner.