Imagine you're at your computer writing an important report that's due first thing tomorrow morning and that was assigned to you last week.
As you put the first word on paper, you realize that you have to pee.
You get up and go into the bathroom.
As you walk to the toilet, you realize that you forgot to close the bathroom door.
You turn and close the door.
As you continue to the toilet, you wonder if maybe you forgot to lock the door behind you.
You turn and push the 'lock' button, only to realize that the door is already locked.
Then, you look back to the toilet, but catch your face in the mirror. 'Ew,' you think, 'do I really look that tired, it's only 8pm'. You get a glance at your watch and realize that it is in fact midnight, and you had spent several hyperfocused hours on tumblr before writing you're report.
The time loss concerns you for a second, but you still look exhausted in the mirror, you'll have to fix that.
You fix your hair, adjust your clothes, put on some make up, get bored with the make up, break out last years Halloween make up, make your face look like a zombie, laugh at your zombie face, wash off your zombie face, put your normal makeup back on, and do your hair once more.
Then, looking fabulous, you walk out of the bathroom and resume your writing.
As you sit at your desk, you realize something, the suns coming up, and you still have to pee.
blatant racism + institutionalized racism + the concept of masculinity = united states police force
Things Not to Say to a Survivor of a Sexual CrimePLEASE DON'T:
1. Ask if we liked it.
No one likes being physically overpowered.
2. Tell us “it’s just sex”.
Rape is a crime of power, control, and extreme violence where sex is used as a weapon against someone weaker. It is not sex.
You can compliment a woman by not mentioning what you’d like to do to her sexually.
You can compliment women by not mentioning sex.
Compliments don’t revolve around genitals.
Telling a woman you want to have sex with her is NOT a compliment.
That is all.