"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."


"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

Some men get a sick pleasure out of stripping away the “illusion” that women are equal and violently showing them exactly how inferior they are. The online troll population has these kinds of characters in it, but the dominant class is men who don’t get the level of sexual attention they feel entitled to from women, and therefore have concocted elaborate, dogged theories about how women are broken, because they cannot ever allow that women have a right not to like them personally. (Or that if they started acting like decent people, maybe they would actually be more likeable.) All misogynists get upset when women are given attention for their talent or skills; it violates their core belief that women are here to serve. This is why writing on the internet while female means getting everything from laughably delusional men pretending to “critique” your writing while barely concealing their rage to rape and death threats. Particularly if your writing is not upholding the opinion that women are inferior servant class.

Misogynist Trolls Have An Agenda, And It’s Not Lulz | The Raw Story

I’ve always said that this and other similar behaviour is the misogynist equivalent of the “imagine the crowd naked” public speaking strategy.  The reason imagining the crowd naked is supposed to help is because you’re stripping away their power and that you’d feel less intimidated knowing that when you take it all away, they’re just silly looking naked people.  Men do the same thing with women they’re intimidated by, whether it’s women who have power or authority, women they’re attracted to but can’t date, women in spaces that they consider “theirs”, or just women in a place or position they don’t think belongs there.  That’s why the fanboys who freaked out about Jade Raymond being an attractive woman in the video game industry drew porn of her, that’s why the men who hate Anita Sarkeesian draw imagery of her being raped, this is why outspoken women get rape threats.  It’s why men creates memes about “fake geek girls” or how women who cosplay just want sex and attention.  This is their way of reducing women to what they see as our “true” nature: as sexual objects to be consumed or degraded.  Just like the “see the audience naked” strategy, this is how so many men deal with feeling intimidated, by reminding us, and therefore themselves, that all we are to them are sex objects, something disposable for them to use up and toss away, and we’re nothing more than that. (via ami-angelwings)


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So I’ve seen this post going around in link form, which isn’t super useful to anyone who wants to read it, so I put it up in photo form. Useful for anyone who doesn’t have xkit. :3 Definitely like and reblog the OP, but if it shows up as a link, this helps. :3

I fixed the link for the OP so it works now :)


I suck at cover letters so this is fab

Just a side note that this is great for office-style jobs. Libraries, call centers, hotels, anything “traditional.” For “artistic” work, like music, video, art, or acting, my advice is to go wayyyy shorter. When I’m trying to find someone for a job, I usually only need, “Hi, I’d love to work with you, I know how to do this, this, and this, I have this much experience, and I can contribute this and this to the project. My portfolio/website/reel/links are below, you can reach me here and here, and my resume is attached.” 

Art and media are usually less about you talking and more about you literally showing the person hiring you what you can do. When you have 30 emails to go through for one director (as an example) and you’re tight on time, it’s a real pain to wade through 3 paragraphs per person as well as their reels - which are what you actually care about. 




Kelston Boys’ High School perform a massive haka in honour of the new Maori carving on campus

I live for this



Never say that you “don’t care” about a person’s orientation, gender, disabilities, illnesses, ethnicity, religion, or any other aspect of their identities

Because all of those things are inherently a part of that person and their identity and by “not caring” about those things you are saying that you don’t care about them as a person, and also erasing important aspects of them

"Not caring" is not the same as being accepting, and it is certainly not respectful