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 ethiopienne)

BOOOM.  Read this if you are a dude, please.

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Yesssssss.

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Its hard for men to understand why women dont get loud & angry because they havent spent their entire lives being reprimanded whenever they take up too much space. (via pluralfloral)


yonejiro:

Pink for now

yonejiro:

Pink for now


worldofthecutestcuties:

Amazon ruined our cat’s birthday but look how they made it up to her :D

worldofthecutestcuties:

Amazon ruined our cat’s birthday but look how they made it up to her :D


elliegalaxies:

braydaaan:

I’m starting to think the ice bucket challenge is beginning to become more of a “I want popularity” thing rather than for it’s actual purpose. Donate money instead of trying hard to show off your “hot body” or to “gain popularity”. Ugh

or stop being so fucking cynical about something that’s raised like $80 million for als jesus christ can anything ever please the people on this website


Class Update: he was also going to play Run DMC but we ran out of time


Our psych prof is utilizing our state of the art speaker system to play Lucinda Williams.


bloody-nips:

these fuckin stormcloaks can suck my

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gilliansanderson:

when you do all of the work for a “group” project

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llerynserathis:

Alennu is very attached to his father’s ratty old scarf.

llerynserathis:

Alennu is very attached to his father’s ratty old scarf.


psychedelicpaprika:

My brother drew alpacas for me he’s 9 I literally can not breath from laughing so hard what is going on in these pictures