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Perception vs. Reality

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Working at a non-profit

What my friends think I do:

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I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.
Maya Angelou  (via lucasta)
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.

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Got a Girl Crush On: The student who spoke out against her school’s newly instated dress codes

To be 15 and this aware of the limitations only imposed on women, needs a round of applause. We need to stop teaching young women they need to change themselves and how they dress for men.

Can anyone site the origin of the school and the amazing lady who made these?

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Guys, the Universe is trolling us.

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Guys, the Universe is trolling us.