catcalls and other street harassment are a form of violence and expressed hatred for women and don’t ever think of it as anything but that because a man on the street can go from “hey baby you look sexy tonight” to “bitch don’t fucking ignore me” in .002 seconds
it’s not about appreciating a woman’s beauty or boosting her ego with a little compliment, it’s intimidation and a source of empowerment for them
I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:
That’s a really good question. Honestly, I don’t think it would make a huge difference in actual rate of rapes, but it may change the number of sexual encounters considered to be rape.
In other words, I think rapists already get away with their crimes most of the time, and the laws don’t seem to stop them. If rape were legal, though, grey area rapes wouldn’t be a thing. There would be no reason for a rapist to cover up his actions by claiming his victims were intoxicated or that they consented, he’d just come right out and brag about what he did.
I hope that made sense! It was interesting to think about, and I’d love to hear what our followers think about it.
consent is sexy in the same way that not shitting on people’s doorsteps is sweet and neighborly
You are allowed to grieve the years you lost to mental illness. You’re allowed to be mad that it happened to you. You’re allowed to pine after the person you might have been had it been different. But don’t let that get in the way of your growing into your new self and following a wholly new path for your life.
thank you for this