Posts tagged harassment.
Dying right now.
I cannot believe this got so many notes. But this is the continuation.
Mary, you’re my online dating hero!
OH PLEASE fucking tell me you were honest about sending his mom the convo
because i need a christmas present that good
knowing a guy is going to have to deal with his mom knowing he perpetuates rape culture
and be accountable for his actions
I’m going to do this to every guy who does this to me. And they’re so easy to track down on FB too.
please for the love of all the good things in this world TELL ME you sent his mother those screencaps.
she definitely did.
FOUR FOR YOU, GLENN COCO. YOU GO, GLENN COCO.
I feel more confident than ever carrying these around. I had a hundred made. Get at me if you want some.
Although I was inspired to make these because of the artist Adrian Piper, this is not in anyway an art project or a social experiment. This is my response to not knowing how to tell off, in an adequate way, the men who comment on my body. This is me trying to find a way not to lose my mind with frustration when I am called “trash” in the middle of the day by 3 men. This is me trying to deal with the shitty realities of being a woman in this city. I cannot continue to pretend that it doesn’t matter anymore and you shouldn’t either.
— Sam Matthis, What It Feels Like When Saying “No” Doesn’t Work (via airbornedreams)
Female bodies as “distracting”: Another quick thought on dress codes & sexism
I’ve been amazed at the number of comments that just don’t get it over at my post at The Nation on the way dress codes can discriminate against women. (And the way school administrators and faculty can use said code to sexually harass young women.)
What’s been truly interesting to me is the way that commenters continue to make the same argument that Stuyvesant’s principal did: that the way some young women dress is “distracting.” That men can’t help but look at these young women and their supposedly scandalous attire - and that this overwhelming desire to ogle young women means that school work isn’t being properly paid attention to.
This “distraction” standard for a dress code sets up a model in which the default student we are concerned about - the student whose learning we want to ensure is protected - is male. It presumes that female students are a distraction to male students’ learning, and therefore it’s young women’s actions that must be policed.
But what about the way that the young women of Stuyvesant are being “distracted” from their studies by a school that harasses and slut-shames? What’s more distracting - glancing at a girls’ legs or being pulled from class, humiliated, and made to change outfits before you’re allowed to learn?