I propose on August 26 we take to Twitter with the hashtag: #IWillNotSmile to raise awareness about the street harassment women face on a daily basis. Standing against men who are:
Demanding we act pretty for the male gaze.
Demanding we smile and submit to their requests.
Demanding that we fake a smile to boost their ego.
Demanding that women’s sole purpose in life is to be pretty and serve a man’s ever need.
I’m sick of being harassed daily. I am sick of being told “smile” by men.
And on August 26, I need all the women out there to join me and tell the world why We. Will. Not. SMILE.
Please reblog this so we can begin a conversation.
UPDATE: I have created a FB page here. Please join, add friends and allies. LETS MAKE THIS A WORLDWIDE EVENT.
CALLING ALL WOMEN:
War on the poor.
In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.
– Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly (via mooncrumbs)
In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.
In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.
Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.
In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.
Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.
FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.
don’t you think it’s kind of funny that we have these characters with magical powers that go on incredible adventures and do amazing things and that’s really impressive but after a while we’re like “okay so what if they just owned a coffee shop. imagine them filing their taxes”
just noticed how ron is rubbing harry’s hair here while his brother rubs his as well and now i’m having head canon’s that ron did it because that’s how his brothers show affection and he thought of harry as a brother and help i am having hp feels
From Chris Colfer’s high school literary magazine
Watch it!!! You won’t regret it!!– I lie through my teeth. You will. When you’re crying on your bedroom floor rocking back and forth and clutching yourself you will regret ever watching anything I ever recommend to you (via markrentoned)
"If you can’t afford birth control pills, just don’t have sex!"
The birth control pill has many uses other than simple birth control (I know, the name is misleading). Most people who go on the pill do it for reasons other than preventing pregnancy. Extremely painful cramps, irregular period cycle, heavy flows, and acne are amongst just a few things the pill can help regulate.