The following day, I attended a workshop about preventing gender violence, facilitated by Katz. There, he posed a question to all of the men in the room: “Men, what things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?”
Not one man, including myself, could quickly answer the question. Finally, one man raised his hand and said, “Nothing.” Then Katz asked the women, “What things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?” Nearly all of the women in the room raised their hand. One by one, each woman testified:
“I don’t make eye contact with men when I walk down the street,” said one.
“I don’t put my drink down at parties,” said another.
“I use the buddy system when I go to parties.”
“I cross the street when I see a group of guys walking in my direction.”
“I use my keys as a potential weapon.”
The women went on for several minutes, until their side of the blackboard was completely filled with responses. The men’s side of the blackboard was blank. I was stunned. I had never heard a group of women say these things before. I thought about all of the women in my life — including my mother, sister and girlfriend — and realized that I had a lot to learn about gender.” —Why I Am A Male Feminist (via e-pic)
the only way Rick Santorum as a person makes sense is if it’s just Sacha Baron Cohen underneath there in disguise tbh
The oscars are on and no one bothered to tell me. I practically live under a rock.
It’s such an odd phenomenon that whenever you finish a book, even if it wasn’t particularly good, you still feel emotionally exhausted.reading is such a chore.
I loathe the day when I finally encounter an ignorant gay person.
No number. Not unexpected, but still disappointing :(
I don’t really have a joke here. I just thought I’d tell you.” —JON STEWART, on Virginia’s inhumane, inhuman and shameful “personhood” law that requires women wanting to get an abortion to, in essence, be subject to rape, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)