— Christine Friar (via headachesandhardbacks)
if someone says they dont want to be touched
- dont touch them
- dont fucking touch them
- actually dont touch them
- dont continue to fucking touch them after they make it clear they are uncomfortable
- THIS ISNT FUCKING HARD DONT FUCKING TOUCH THEM
also dont continue touching them bc you think their reaction is cute
What such men often don’t do is the work of taking the initiative to decide what needs to be said, asked, listened to, discussed, fought over, attended to, and cared for in order to overcome the status quo’s foot-dragging inertia. When women get tired or confused or distracted by the everyday details of their lives, the responsibility these men take often lies dormant until the next time a woman feels compelled to risk making trouble by raising a “women’s issue.” And when women express anger at always having to carry the burden of figuring out patriarchy and doing something about it, these sensitive and supportive men may react as if they’re being unfairly criticized or even attacked, their exceptional and seemingly generous efforts unappreciated, their supposed immunity from reproach unfairly snatched away."
— Allan G. Johnson (via wretchedoftheearth)
“it’s just my opinion”
well you have a shitty opinion
and you’re a shitty person for having it
and don’t even bother replying to this with bullshit like “HAVING A BAD OPINION DOESN’T MAKE YOU A BAD PERSON”
yes it does
“all black people should die” is a bad opinion, and you are a shitty racist person for having it, and you deserve all the bad things in life.
“i get to decide the validity of someone’s identity” is a shitty opinion, and you are a shitty bigoted person for having it, and you deserve all the bad things in life.
see where i’m going with this
if you have a shitty opinion, saying “it’s just my opinion” doesn’t magically shield you from backlash
if you say shitty things based around that shitty opinion, of course people are going to think you’re a piece of shit human being.
and they’d be absolutely right, because you are.