wickedclothes
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.

(via geekyjessica)

Yesssssss.

(via quothtehblackbirdnevermoar)

liamdunbars

summersbrine:

scott/lydia + parallels 

ruffalust

comfort-and-close:

whobloidlostingublerlandsbakerst:

lifeisuselesswithoutpizza:

superwholock-is-my-hell:

allamericanheroine:

asriels:

boys still call girls weak but many girls voluntarily pull parts of their own eyebrows off their faces by sheer force on a regular basis who the hell do they think they’re calling weak

#dont even get me started on bikini waxing

cramps

liquid eyeliner

Birthgiving

dealing with boys. 

liamdunbars

makeoutwithyourposter:

no but imagine stiles and lydia as a couple and they’re trying to solve one of the weirdest beacon hills mysteries yet and getting super frustrated so stiles just goes “maybe we should make out for a sec, y’know…for science” and lydia just shrugs and they have at it with each other and when they’re done one of them has an epiphany and they just high five and get shit done