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twitter.com/barbara_wong:

    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.

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    Elementary School:Here's a basic understanding of history and how the world works.
    High School:Actually, that's not quite right. Everything is actually a whole lot more complicated than that.
    College:EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRRROOONNNNGGGG
    History Channel:Aliens.
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    killsmewithdesire:

    vegetablr:

    whisperingf0rests:

    artbymoga:

    Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

    WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES

    wow, this is
    really helpful

    My best friend has given me this exact advice numerous times, he’s spot on accurate.

    (via pottermanic)

    — 3 weeks ago with 437510 notes

    j0hnlemm0n:

    skills i have mastered

    • not texting back
    • procrastinating
    • painting my nails like a blind pre-schooler
    • sleeping a lot
    • being single

    (via pottermanic)

    — 3 weeks ago with 189595 notes
    #except for the nails  #i do nails well  #little victories 

    elliottwith2ts:

    mookneera:

    Elliott Morgan explains depression perfectly, Re blog this and let people know, please.

    If you say so….

    — 1 month ago with 445 notes

    snarliekelly:

    agentbering:

    jessepumpkin:

    i can only handle so much socializing until i get tired and start getting irritated towards everyone and want to go home and sleep or lock myself in my room and go on the computer

    This is what it means to be an introvert. Not being shy. This.

    (Source: pinkmanjesse, via caryolio)

    — 1 month ago with 349424 notes
    "Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door."
    Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World  (via dianekrugers)

    (Source: cumbered-cat, via phoenixtearsandbutterbeers)

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    carryonmywincestson:

    INTELLIGENCE IS NOT MEASURED IN YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF MATH

    (Source: aestheticqueens, via born-backwards13)

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