I don’t even know
HOW DOES POPCORN EVEN DO THAT THING
HERE I SHOW YOU THE THING
this is the most majestic thing i have ever seen in my entire life
it’s like a ballet
another thing i never finished
I’M NOT EVEN IN THE FANDOM AND I’M DYING
I promise it will be worth it. It’s pretty cool.
So what its just tex- HOLY SHIT
THAT WAS SO COOL. OMG
i always thought it was dont drop that dun dun dun wtf
The girl who was my elementary school girl friend just got engaged and I’m sitting here single wearing a pug shirt and hamburger underwear
Just remember, u r someone’s dream girl
I’m a boy
Tumblr has made us forget that some people are actually straight
jesus this post is one train wreck after another
(cont.) Do you really think your male family members have been conditioned to think they can do what they want with women? (And as a side note, look up gender symmetry in sexual assault to see how the numbers aren’t that different). We are definitely taught about consent and respect just through everyday life. We’re taught to not treat others how we wouldn’t want to be treated. It’s the kind of people that don’t take that on board which are the kind of people that don’t care about consent
And I just want to say sorry for making you feel sad/angry/whatever emotions you feel. It’s just that your views can sometimes hinder your cause, and sometimes it’s better to leave a situation as inadequate rather than try to fix things and make things worse (by which I mean, stating everyday men don’t understand consent can make them not want to listen to you at all). So again, sorry
I have no choice but to respond to this publicly. I don’t understand what you hoped to have accomplished with this post other than actually demonstrating the complete opposite of what you are arguing.
Don’t apologize for making me angry because it’s obvious that what that translates to is not “I’m sorry I said something ignorant” but rather “I’m sorry my ignorance has crippled your bullshit meter.”
Do you really think your male family members have been conditioned to think they can do what they want with women?
In a word? Yes.
Do I believe that most men know the difference between yes and no? Yes, I do.
Do I believe that most men are violent rapists? No, of course not.
Do I believe that a good majority of men have ever had sex with a woman who was not 100% consenting? Yes. Because our entire society is structured around men, and men’s pleasure.
I can only speak to my own experiences but there have been numerous times where I have felt pressured into having sex, that I have had sex on more than one occasion where I would have preferred not to. Not because I was violently forced to, not because I was consciously pressured by my partner but because I felt OBLIGATED to do it.
An obligation that exists precisely because of the fundamental nature of our society. That in some way I felt guilty for not wanting sex and so had it because I thought that is what I was supposed to do.
This is not just a woman’s problem this is a human problem, and I am not blind enough to believe that this only happens to women. But there is absolutely no denying the fact that this issue is largely women’s.
I believe that male family members have been conditioned to dismiss the issues and the opinions of women, particularly when those women are fighting directly against that patriarchal oppression.
How do I know this? Because you are doing it right now.
It’s just that your views can sometimes hinder your cause
Do I need to add any actual commentary to this statement or should I just leave it here to shine in all it’s ludicrous glory.
(by which I mean, stating everyday men don’t understand consent can make them not want to listen to you at all).
This is not about everyday men not understanding consent when a woman is staring them in the face and saying “I don’t want to have sex with you” and having sex with them anyway.
This is about consent when a woman says she’s not interested and having the decency to treat her like a person instead of a ‘frigid bitch who needs to take a compliment.”
This is about consent when a woman and a man are drunk off their feet but only one has to worry about sharpied dicks in awkward places that last a few days and the other wondering where her underwear went the morning after and imprints that last a fucking life time.
This is about consent when a woman takes her clothes off for a performance and she’s labelled a skank and a slut but a man makes money off a hit song about how great rape is.
So do not tell me that my fight is useless. Do not tell me that I should be quiet because it would make it easier for you to continue to be ignorant. Don’t tell me that you would take me more seriously if I fought your oppression in the way in which you approve.