"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."

Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via ethiopienne)

BOOOM.  Read this if you are a dude, please.

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Its hard for men to understand why women dont get loud & angry because they havent spent their entire lives being reprimanded whenever they take up too much space. (via pluralfloral)


I did this comic for New Matilda. Like my FB page for more.


I did this comic for New Matilda. Like my FB page for more.


You need to hear this. Just try not to get wibbly-wobbly angry-wangry.

It’s Time to Retire Doctor Who


i am liz lemon 

Ozzy Osbourne, 1970s

Ozzy Osbourne, 1970s


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noxiousb said:
May 22nd 2014, 8:20:00 pm

I’m a transgender woman, and even though I’m still relatively young I’m terrified that testosterone has completely ruined any possibility that my face will ever be feminine. I know a lot of girls like me feel this way, and it breaks my heart. I wish we could shapeshift, but at the same time I’m proud of my body. Everyone wants to change something, I guess. For me its definitely this monster mask I call a face.