- ME: You're an infected tick!
- DADDY: WHAT? Oh I thought you said infested dick.
You know, a few months ago this dude friend of mine showed up to hang out with me all dejected. Over a couple of drinks he explained his long face — earlier that night, he’d been walking down the street behind this really cute girl, and when she looked back at him over her shoulder, he thought it was in interest and smiled at her. Now, this guy is tall and skinny, can most commonly be found in glasses and t-shirts scrawled across with math jokes, is kind to animals, considers himself a feminist. What he doesn’t consider himself is threatening, so he was surprised, confused, and even hurt by what happened next: the girl in front of him responding to his called greeting of, “Nice skirt,” by taking off down the darkened street in a dead run.
“Yeah,” I said, “she probably thought you were going to rape her.”
“But that’s not fair,” he said. “I’m a good person; I’d never rape anyone! How could she think that? She doesn’t even know me.”
Out here in the wilds of the internet, I often find myself making arguments about shit like feminism and rape culture unilaterally. For one thing, there’s so much (like, so much) out there arguing unilaterally against this shit that I feel it’s necessary; for another thing, ‘round these parts there’s a lot of people jumping to hostility when it’s painfully clear they don’t have a handle on all the facts. But I’m more lenient with the people in my real life, especially dudes like the one mentioned above. I’m willing to extend to them a patience that I wouldn’t with strangers on the internet, because they matter to me, and it matters to me that they understand. So when my friend sat there that night, whining over his beer and responding to my attempted explanations with, “But I’d love it if a girl smiled at me on the street, or even catcalled at me! Fuck, even if a dude did it, I’d be flattered,” I decided to spend some time thinking about how to clear things up for him. It took awhile, but I finally came up with a metaphor to get the job done:
Consider the bank.
So I had this weird dream in which I lived in a barn with some other families and Hawkeye showed up injured.
(My sister: “Was he injured like a hawk? In the wing? Was he a hawk or was he a person?”
Me: “He was injured in the ribs. Human ribs.”)
So he lived with us for awhile and one day I hugged him and said, “I just like having you here. Actually, I love you and you don’t have to tell me back.” He didn’t tell me back but he hugged me tightly and it was such a nice feeling that when I woke up I remembered what the word ‘bereft’ felt like.
I just want to thank all three of you for being decent kids, for listening and growing up real nice. Or else I would have had to kill one of you.
Today I found out one of my co-workers watched Hannibal and we both burst out simultaneously: “WILL NO ONE HELP WILL GRAHAM?!”
Granted the title of this post does not sound too enthralling, but trust us when we say seeing The Kingslayer in a slightly less villainous role may well be just what the maester ordered! Widely kn…
Swapping his medieval attire for some ancient robes? Yes please!
no, how about just NO, NOW.
this just hurt me in so many melanated places and third eye gland nerves from floating in a sea of whitewashing bullshit.
sign this petition to stop the mayhem
THE FUCK YOU SAY?
So let me get this fucking straight.
Blond haired white male is totally fucking okay to play HORUS, a fucking GOD OF KEMET, WHICH LITERALLY MEANS ‘THE BLACK LAND’
But we still can’t get people of color to play anything other than fucking slaves and maids?
We can’t even fucking play OUR OWN GODS?
All of y’all bitches who complained about Heimdall being Black better not ever say anything ever again. All of y’all bitches who complain about possible Black people playing a white character better not say shit.
I just signed it. It only takes 30 seconds! Currently only need 125 signatures to reach the goal! We can do this Tumblr
Wait, let me guess, they couldn’t find any black or brown actors for this part? Not a one. AT ALL. Well, there goes the suspension of disbelief and historical accuracy. SMDH.
I signed the petition; I hope it goes somewhere. Please consider signing it, too.
This needs to fucking stop. This is an absolute invasion of women, this is disgusting, and this Tumblr needs to go away.
Creepshots is a website for men to take “sexy” pictures of unsuspecting women, and from their ‘About Us’ section it states: “Creepshots are CANDID pictures. If a person is posing or aware that a picture is being taken, then it is no longer a creepshot.”
These men take pictures of women who are unaware and post them.
And then under their rules for getting the pictures removed? One of the two options is to “appreciate” the fact that some fucking gross man took a picture of you.
I’ve sent a report to tumblr and you should too.
To report a blog to tumblr, you need to email the full URL and name of the blog to tumblr.
Let’s get it taken down!
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST
WE NEED TO REPORT THEM HERE’S HOW
there’s two ways-it’s more effective if you do both:
1) Block them here and then report for harassment.
2) You can also email tumblr at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them to ban creepshots. Provide them with the url to the blog (creepshots.tumblr.com) and explain why they should be banned. If you’re too lazy to write out an email, you can use mine:
Hello tumblr staff,
Please remove/ban the blog creepshots.tumblr.com. They post demeaning, humiliating and objectifying pictures of women (typically their asses and breasts and even under their skirts) that they take without their permission on the street and in public. These guys were banned and deleted from reddit. Can you really say that tumblr is less of a safe respectable place than reddit?
What they are doing is wrong. Many, many users on tumblr feel violated and unsafe by this blog’s presence in the tumblr community. These men are violating the privacy of women everywhere. They specifically state in their about me: “Creepshots are CANDID pictures. If a person is posing or aware that a picture is being taken, then it is no longer a creepshot. A true creepshot captures the natural sexy, embarrassing or funny aspect of the subject mater/person without their knowledge.” They specifically state that only accept pictures of people whose privacy has been violated (source: http://creepshots.tumblr.com/AboutUs).
Please do something to show that you care about the safety and dignity of women, particularly the women in the tumblr community. If you don’t care about that, can you at least ban/delete them in the name of protecting yourself from legal liability? because there’s a strong likelihood that some of those pictures are of underaged girls. Given that these men are taking pics of young women they don’t know, how can they know their ages for certain? All it takes is one concerned parent or adolescent seeing their picture on that site, and if you don’t take it down, legal action could be taken against you.
So please, in the name of what is ethical and right and even legally responsible and smart, delete creepshots. Thank you.
________ (tumblr username/name)
If we use both methods, we’ll be more successful. LET’S FLOOD THE TUMBLR EMAIL WITH DEMANDS THESE FUCKERS GET TAKEN DOWN. WE CAN DO THIS.