dogunderglass:

I’ll eat dinner with a little help from my friends.

Look who joined us for dinner.

(Source: -teesa-, via upworthy)

sexylipschron:

The Four Stages of Domestic Abuse

Upworthy posted this today… It’s just another terrifying reality of harassment and abuse. This tells me two things:

1. We shouldn’t be too quick to judge people who stay in abusive relationships; instead we should offer our support and presence. Especially if part of an abusive relationship is to isolate and/or alienate the victim.

2. Harassers and abusers are constantly testing the waters. We, as a society, need to make sure to push back and let it be known that we will not put up with it. That shit doesn’t fly here!

You can check out the original Upworthy post at the link below:

http://www.upworthy.com/the-4-terrifying-dating-secrets-abusers-are-counting-on-you-not-knowing?c=ufb1

(via upworthy)

"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)

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)

(via saltinmypockets)

republicandoorknob:

Patriarchy has a thing against women.

republicandoorknob:

Patriarchy has a thing against women.

(via brainpickings)


"With few exceptions, the public school teachers I’ve known over the years are among the most committed people I know, working long hours for relatively little pay on one of the most important tasks of our society – educating our children. Yes, the tenure system has to be reformed, and a few teachers aren’t doing a good enough job. But these aren’t the real problem. Our public school teachers have become scapegoats for a system that’s underfunded, underequipped, underappreciated, and overwhelmed."- Robert Reich, economist

"With few exceptions, the public school teachers I’ve known over the years are among the most committed people I know, working long hours for relatively little pay on one of the most important tasks of our society – educating our children. Yes, the tenure system has to be reformed, and a few teachers aren’t doing a good enough job. But these aren’t the real problem. Our public school teachers have become scapegoats for a system that’s underfunded, underequipped, underappreciated, and overwhelmed."

Robert Reich, economist

(via brainpickings)

brainpickings:

17 of the biggest myths about sexual assault:

Drinking puts you at risk of rape. Wearing revealing clothing makes you a target for harassment. Men always want sex and will do whatever they have to in order to get it. You can avoid rape if you don’t walk alone at night and don’t accept drinks…

dogunderglass:

Best support crew, ever 💛💙💜💚❤️

Nagog Seasons Half Marathon

dogunderglass:

Best support crew, ever 💛💙💜💚❤️

Nagog Seasons Half Marathon

letterstomycountry:

Mr. Rogers makes us all look terrible.
WHYY Media

letterstomycountry:

Mr. Rogers makes us all look terrible.

WHYY Media

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