THIS IS AT THE WORLD SERIES
Feminists take the risk of speaking up in order to call attention to problems that would otherwise go unaddressed, like rape and sexual harassment and discrimination. These problems are so real, grave, and empirically widespread they force women to overcome their own long-standing self-censorship. “Maybe there’s nothing scarier to white dudes than censorship,” a friend recently mused, “because they face so few actual problems.”
Asking men to be quiet long enough to listen to women still feels like a tall order. Perhaps we could start by agreeing that it’s not censorship for women to say, “That blog post about your ex was vile.” Or, “Your video game sucks.” And, especially, “I don’t want to talk to you.”
You’re free to say whatever you want, but it doesn’t mean I have to listen to you. Also, as I am not the government, I do not in fact have any power to “censor” you. Go spew your venom somewhere else.(via emchughes)
There are those who say, ‘Monica: why don’t you just shut up? Why don’t you just go away?’ They never shut up. The problem is that I believe in the power of story … to inspire, comfort, educate, and change things for the better. … I believe my story can help to do something to change the culture of humiliation we inhabit and that inhabits us.
To mock at a soul in pain is a dreadful thing."
She’s quoting Oscar Wilde at the end there.
The most dad thing my dad does is tell the waiter “hated it!” when they come to take his empty plate away.
Honestly, when I heard “pumpkin riot”, I thought that there was some funny joke going around that I missed out on. Then I found out it was real.
And then I found out other people came in with the same initial thought.