Stfu Assholes: misandristscum: I’m sick of hearing people say that fear isn’t…
I’m sick of hearing people say that fear isn’t “rational.” Because I can give you a lot of fucking reasons for my fear, okay? And because fear isn’t synonymous with paranoia.
I’m afraid when men harass me because I know there’s a good chance it will escalate, especially if I respond in a way they don’t like.
I’m afraid of walking alone at night because shit does actually happen to people, and women in particular, who walk alone at night.
I’m afraid of trusting men because most rapes are committed by someone the victim knows.
I’m afraid to let you in my house because I’m afraid to be alone with you.
I’m afraid of not being afraid enough, and having my trust violated. Because it’s happened before, and I know how it feels.
I’m afraid because the world is fucking terrifying.
Don’t tell me my fear is irrational. It’s a perfectly rational response to a very real threat. And it’s self-protective.
It protects me better than you ever will, so no, I won’t trust you. I’ll trust myself.
#let's be better
Uh. Nobody should have to tell you they have/had an eating disorder for you to not call them fat. Nobody should have to tell you they’re a rape victim for you to not make rape jokes. Nobody should have to tell you anything about themselves for you to not say shitty things. And if they do you’re an asshole.
i’m having tumbling difficulties because i squished my right index finger a little bit today and it reallllly hurts and there is a bruise under the nail. the right index finger is an important typing finger!!! ow. :(
#check your privilege
Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?
The answer is NO.
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!
- that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
- the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
- also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
- that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
- same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
- there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
- you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
- seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
- eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
- there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.
"Suppose a man makes unwanted social advances to a woman in, let’s say, a restaurant or theatre, and she eventually has to tell him loudly or angrily to get lost. She is the one who will be perceived as rude, hostile, aggressive, and obnoxious. His verbal aggression and invasiveness are accepted and expected; her rudeness (or mere curtness) in getting rid of him is noticed and condemned. One of our great myths is that a “real lady” can and should handle any difficulty, defuse any assault, without ever raising her voice or losing her manners. Female rudeness or violence in resistance to male aggression has often been taken to prove that the woman was not a lady in the first place, and therefore deserved no respect from the aggressor or sympathy from others."
#ladies love science
Abigail Harrison is determined to be the first astronaut on Mars. A sophomore in high school, she runs a project called Astronaut Abby. This month, Abby flew to Kazakhstan for the lift-off of the International Space Station’s new staffers.
Luca Parmitano, one of the astronauts on this mission, will be keeping in contact with Abby, while she functions as the I.S.S.’s ‘link’ back to Earth. Abby met him in an airport, as she was heading home from watching the final launch on Endeavour.
Check out Astronaut Abby’s website here.
omg I love her.
The Connecticut River #massachusetts (at Norwottuck Rail Trail Bridge)
(feeling really sad about leaving western ma)