Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.
Every child should be taught that NO ONE has a right to touch them without permission and if they need to primal scream in the middle of the grocery store, then DO. IT!
This. Douche-nozzles who harass women do so because they are cowards. Publicly calling them out on said behavior almost always stops it dead.
im laughing so hard you’re so fucking stupid
Proof that people behind anon-hate are nothing but fucking cowards. So the next time an anon sends you hate, just remember this post and know you’re so much better than they are.
The epitome of fucking stupid.
Posts this for all my friends that keep getting hate from absolute morons.
And this is why I would rather get busted sending anon support and will never send anon hate.
The absolute nerve of “oh please delete it I don’t want people to get mad at me”. Like I just said I hope you get hurt, but please do me a favor and be nice to me.
Reblogging because I enjoy those moments when you get to see behind the hate curtain and the trolling/bullying is deflated.
Soooo many notes, it’s beautiful
Same search, swapping the gender, page one of Google results.
This is one reason why I won’t shut up about it.
When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.
Allow me to ignore you for a second and address my fellow fakers.
Ladies, I submit to you this new and crazy notion:
Boys don’t like comics.
Really. I know they say they do, and we just accept it as fact, but that’s where we’re going wrong. When quizzed, boys genuinely have no idea. They’re just in it for the tights and cape. They like the attention. And that’s fine if you’re packing a big utility belt; I’d like to see that kind of man action at my cons. But for those of you with Ant Man in their trousers… it’s time to hang up the spandex.
It’s actually kind of sad that boys feel the need to lie like this. I mean, they should spend less time trying to impress us, and more time fixing cars, or whatever it is they like to do. Leave the comics to the real fans. I bet they don’t even know Barbara Gordon’s birthday. Try asking a Geek Boy when Hal Jordan made his first appearance. The blank look of his face would be sweet if he wasn’t so pathetic.
Look, I’m not an misandrist! I have plenty of guy friends, and I even have a brother! It’s just that girls are naturally more intelligent. We understand the complex story lines of a comic series easier than boys do. It’s science! Boys are good at other things. But boys who say they like comic books… they just want all the girls to look at them. I say we don’t give them the satisfaction.
And if you don’t agree with anything I’ve just written…
Because it’s a pathetic argument. And it’s just as pathetic when it’s aimed at girls.
I shouldn’t have to flash my nerd credentials whenever some self-appointed gatekeeper of the Elysium Fields of geekdom decides that there is no way I could like something as macho as comics.
Newsflash! There is no reason to attach a gender to the act of reading. I enjoy comics as much as I enjoy reading fantasy and sci-fi. There is no reason for you to come on to my blog and be so rude.
And as a side-note, I’m assuming Baletard is your uber-offensive way of saying my love of Batman stems from the Nolan films. Allow me to correct this idea by saying that I don’t think any modern adaptation in live-action fully appreciates how complex Batman is, and the Nolan versions are the worst. I prefer my Caped Crusader to be animated.
I could list my comics, my graphic novels, my collectibles or anything else it takes to get my nerd passport approved. But what is it about the genre that makes you hate women so much? You seem to misunderstand something fundamental about women:
We are not here for your amusement. We are not here to impress you. Sometimes we are here to buy Nightwing and be our own people without being judged by awful elitists like yourself
Thank you for visiting my blog. Kindly leave your hate at the door next time.
Why doesn’t this have more notes?!
Let’s give it more notes. It should have them.
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The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
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This is fucking amazing!!!!
Just read their FAQs page at 350-450. A little weird, but cool. :D
So I guess I missed a couple of updates, huh? One I have a good excuse for, the other not so much.
Basically on the Saturday following the last update, I was meant to get up before 9am so we could do grocery shopping. Instead, I crawl out of bed at quarter to 10, drag clothes on and stumble up the stairs, by which point I’m so tired I can’t even stand without leaning on something. So Dad went…
I thought about this ask a LOT while I was away from my computer today. A LOT. Because I have always tried to be calm and cool and answer your questions respectfully, and this bothered the shit out of me.
So I am not going to be calm, and I am not going to be cool. This is your only warning.
First off, cartoon porn has always existed. Google “Tijuana Bible” if you’re curious. You, too, can see Mickey Mouse fuck Olive Oyl in the ass while she sucks off Popeye and Goofy masturbates in the background. The art’s not as good as some of what we have these days, but hell, standards change. When I was in high school, I and a bunch of other kids in my art class had what we called the “porn sketchbook,” which was full of EXTREMELY explicit cartoon porn, showing lots of popular characters fucking each other’s brains out.
Guess what we didn’t show to six year olds? Gosh, you’re a good guesser. And guess what most six year olds don’t know? Terms like “safesearchwrapup.” The post that I reblogged, that you are now addressing me over, OPENLY EXPLAINED the search standards. That “safe search” was on. That the pictures showed up anyway. And that sometimes kids will get on the internet without supervision.
I have NO FUCKING PROBLEM with cartoon porn. I may find some of it to be in questionable taste, and I cheered when Princess Molestia was removed from the internet, but whatever. Your kink is your kink, and your kink is okay, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone. When your kink literally pushes little girls out of their fandom, IT IS HURTING PEOPLE.
Let’s look at a word. The word “brony.”
I am a My Little Pony fan. I have been since I was four. My first ponies were Cotton Candy and Minty. I still have them, and more than two hundred others. I have the original cartoon on DVD. Some of my earliest works of fiction were stories in which I got to travel over the rainbow and live in Ponyland. I am not a newcomer to this fandom.
My Little Pony is a “girl toy,” so yeah, most of the fans I knew were girls. But there were boy fans. You know what we called them? FANS. We didn’t give them a special, gender-specific name that proved how cool they were for liking something that wasn’t made specifically to appeal to them. WE CALLED THEM FANS.
The very term “brony” is a statement of conquest. “This was made for girls, but we’re too cool to like it unless it’s on our masculine terms. Our bro-terms.” So we’re once again belittling men, because they can’t love a thing unless it’s somehow masculized. And we’re excluding girls, because seriously. We teach little girls FROM DAY ONE that boy things aren’t for them, and you don’t get more “this is for men” than a name that includes “bro.” (And no, saying I can be a “pegasister” doesn’t help. I AM NOT THE PROTAGONIST’S SISTER IN MY OWN FANDOM.)
Cartoon porn is fine in its place, but it should not be so prevalent and so poorly tagged that it takes over the search results for a children’s property. The way the brony community has said “MLP is for us, always us, us above all others, little girls don’t count, the intent of the brand doesn’t count, the people who have loved this property since 1982 will never love it like we do, because they don’t have a special name” feels like the fannish equivalent of that old Eddie Izzard sketch about “Do you have a flaaaaaaag?” I don’t need a flag. I LIVE HERE.
I always have.
I debated a lot over reblogging this, because I kind of want my blog to go back to being happy and peaceful and brony-free, but this basically sums up the responses 99% of the asks and reblogs I’ve been getting in response to my original post and delves into other problems with bronies that I didn’t even begin to address and does so in a badass and awesome way. So I’m reblogging it.
But this is going to be the last thing I reblog or post on the subject of That Post.
Hot damn, another original Pony Fan from 1982. My first pony was Snuzzle. My sister was given Minty. I have both of those ponies still, and a ton of those that followed.
Which is why I’ve always rolled my eyes to see ‘bronies’ placing their stakes in the middle of the fannish grounds, so to speak. My Little Pony is geared toward young girls but it certainly has plenty of space to include young boys and adult fans as well. There’s room for everyone, there is utterly no need to elbow in and try to take over.
The entitlement these bronies cling to is disgusting. (Hey, a subculture that’s disgusting! Who knew.)
Another MLP kid from the 80s. I don’t remember any of my male childhood friends being Pony Fans, but really, in the grand scheme of things there’s always room for boys in “girl” fandoms. On the other hand, “boy” fandoms do their damnedest to keep girls out, as if by having a penis they have a divine right to monopolize that space.
What pisses me the fuck off about bronies and that subculture is that they walked into a “girl” space, whipped their dicks out, and proceeded to make it all about them.
Can boys and grown-ass men like MLP? Of course they can. That’s great. We need to tear down the idea that something that’s “feminine” weakens boys who like it, because that’s bullshit. But if they feel the need to give little girls the boot so they can make the pony cartoon all about their needs and their dicks, then NO. Either share this space like a decent human being or shut the fuck up and get out.