The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high."
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”
Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.
And guys don’t understand why she was upset.
Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.
calling a man a “pig” is literally dehumanising how do some people not think there’s anything wrong with that how
men are pigs am i right
history and mythology have stated time and time again that men are pigs and it has held true
please dont insult pigs like this, they have high intelligences and it could hurt their pig feelings
stop dehumanising pigs
“Yes, being in a female dominated field, I do know what it means to be marginalized. “
oh my fucking god
The really ugly part is they’ve actually done multiple sociological studies on this, and guess what the result is? Men in female-dominated fields aren’t marginalized at all; they get special treatment and are fast-tracked to the top, getting more credit for their work, faster promotions, and greater pay and benefits than their female colleagues.
muggleborns putting on the macarena at hogwarts school discos and all dancing to it in the middle of the room and some of the purebloods are practicing at the side of the dancefloor and falling into each other and wondering if anyone knows what the lyrics mean
muggleborns putting charms on other students to make them say nothing but cheesy movie quotes and people are just walking around trying to have conversations and instead they’re like “life is like a box of chocolates” “E.T phone home” “my precious”
muggleborns being asked for the time and just shouting ITS SUMMER TIME and then all nearby muggleborns start spontaneously bursting into song and spend the rest of the day teaching others about high school musical
muggleborns starting up a film club or musical club which is just for people with muggle families at first so they don’t miss the muggle world too much and then they let in other people and the first thing they watch is grease and then for a week afterwards people are dying their robes pink and starting up cliques and walking around combing their hair and saying “tell me more tell me more” all the time and the muggleborns wonder if it was a good idea
muggleborns being asked for relationship advice and being like “just don’t han solo them” or “never be like WE WERE ON A BREAK”
muggleborns making a group to educate other people on muggle words but the power gets to their heads and they start telling people that a radiator is a sex toy and google is another word for walk and apple mac is a pet name for your best friend and meme means toilet and just sit back and watch the effects of purebloods trying to act clever and talk to people with muggle families like “im googling my way downtown”
muggleborns daring someone to run into one of the after school art classes and shout “PAINT ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GIRLS” and then they run back outside and all giggle with each other