I’ve started to end stories about myself by saying “I’m Kevin, I make balloons for children.”
Talking to a relatively successful friend who dropped out of college because of anxiety issues. “Yeah I stopped doing things that caused me to break down like that and dropped out of college too. Hi I’m Kevin I make balloon animals for children.”
As Americans, we have this naïve assumption that people all over the world are struggling and way behind us. They’re not. Sweden and South Korea have more advanced high speed internet networks. Japan has the most advanced trains and transportation systems. Norwegians make more money. The biggest and most advanced plane in the world is flown out of Singapore. The tallest buildings in the world are now in Dubai and Shanghai. Meanwhile, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
nicko330 said: Why do you think that it's ok for women to assume a man is a rapist, but not ok for a man to assume a woman is a slut?
The worst thing that can happen if a woman fails to think of men as Schrodinger’s Rapist? She’s raped and killed.
The worst thing that can happen if a man fails to think of women as people? People think he’s an asshole.
Like right now. I now think you’re an asshole.
There’s also the part where ‘slut’ is, at best, a matter of perspective and at worst, a completely invented term that really has no relevance. Whether or not you think some woman has slept with ‘too many’ other people doesn’t make it true or even meaningful.
But a rapist is something you can actually be. There’s a lot less ambiguity.
Besides, aren’t all you jerkoff misogynists going on about how women should know better and keep themselves safe instead of just making sure men don’t rape women? Well, when they take your advice (because there’s basically no other option for now) they assume guys are rapists until proven otherwise. You brought this on yourself. When 1 in 6 women will be the victim of sexual assault or rape in her lifetime, it seems prudent to be safe first and sort things out later.
MY GRANDMA GOT ALL A’S IN “ETIQUETTE” (YES THAT WAS AN ACTUAL CLASS IN HER HIGH SCHOOL) AND SHE TOLD ME, “DEAR,” SHE SAID,
“YOU NEVER CROSS YOUR LEGS, YOU CROSS YOUR ANKLES. BUT THE GREAT THING ABOUT YOU LIVING IN THIS GENERATION IS YOU DON’T HAVE TO FOLLOW MY GENERATION’S RULES. SIT THE WAY YOU WANT. IF SOMEONE LOOKS UP YOUR SKIRT, JUST TELL THEM YOUR AUNT MARY WILL KILL THEM.”
WHICH IS TRUE
MY AUNT MARY HAD A SWITCHBLADE IN A SPECIAL POCKET OF HER NIGHTGOWN UNTIL THE DAY SHE DIED
the moral of this story is
1. Sit the way you want.
2. My great aunt Mary was a fucking badass.
Aunt Mary is my new hero