Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:
Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?
And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.
Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.
Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off." — The Wretched of the Earth: [TW: rape] On Rape Culture (via theglasschild)
The 21-year-old Muslim woman, who was four months pregnant, was physically attacked by two men. The attackers first tried taking her headscarf off and later cut off her hair and tore part of her clothing. After she screamed out that she was pregnant, one of the attackers started kicking her in the stomach.
I’ve officially been given a writing assignment for fiveonfive magazine and I’m pretty ecstatic about it. I gave them five suggestions and they took the one I was least excited about but wow I just feel really good about this right now.
PLEASE HELP US!!!!!! REBLOG THIS!!!!
My favorite part of working until 10 p.m. is that I’m back here at 6 a.m. tomorrow.
Want to collaborate on a Google Doc with Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickinson, Dickens and Poe?
Click here. Start typing. Enjoy the hilarity.
Ninja Update: Wanna see something fun? Mention Shakespeare in a sentence and see what happens.
Poe kept writing distinctly into my sentences so I wrote ”Edgar, you’re not funny” aND HE BLATANTLY DELETED THE NOT I AM SO DONE WITH THIS ASDFKJL
OH GOD IF YOU TYPE “EDGAR ALLAN POE” POE ADDS A :( AFTER HIS NAME PRECIOUS BABY
Poe kept interrupting my sentences, so I wrote, “Edgar are you fucking kidding me?” and Shakespeare replaced “fucking” with “hay rolling”
Emily Dickinson and Charles Dickens will fight if you put the word “Dickens” in the doc.
I am done.
Poe kept changing words so the sentences no longer made sense so I wrote “bitch please” and Shakespeare corrected it to, “qualling harpy please”
i started with the Bohemian Rhapsody and let me tell you i was not disappointed
i wrote dickinson and shakespeare wrote how her body was awesome and emily rewrote it to be how her mind was awesome.
okay so I just wanted to fuck around so I wrote “Once upon a time, Shakespeare and Poe fell in love.”
and Shakespeare corrected it to say ”Once upon a time, the handsome and lovely Shakespeare and Poe fell in love.”
and then poe corrected it to say “Once upon a time, the dreadful and lonely Shakespeare and Poe fell in love.”
Dickens was being rude so I tried to call him out but then Emily Dickinson kept changing “Dickens” to “Dickinson” and then he kept changing it back ,then she’d change it back, and it went on like that until he changed it to Oliver Twist.
Also Nietzsche changed “friends” to “woeful companions.”
I want to know more about this guy.
Artist appreciation: Frank Stockton on The Last Unicorn
“And where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those maidens you always turned to?…
How dare you… how dare you come to me now when I am this?” - Molly
Gorgeous The Last Unicorn illustrations. I am so glad that Molly gets one - the above speech burned into me as a kid, even though I couldn’t really understand such pain and disappointment until years later.
I would hang all of these on my walls.