I was mucking around with Audacity, listening to songs in reverse. For the fun of it, I put on everyone’s favorite song, Blurred Lines. And shockingly, I heard something I had never expected to hear. Robin Thicke was fooling us this whole time. He wasn’t trying to be misogynistic, he wanted us to listen closer to the song and understand that he in fact does believe his lady partner needs to be treated with the utmost respect.
You might find it VERY hard to believe, but I implore you to listen very closely (with headphones if you can, because it can be hard to hear). The message I’m talking about comes in around the 30 second mark.
After the 30sec mark I just kind of stared at my wall for the rest of the song trying to accept what I just heard.
Sherlock text post meme part 2 (John Watson)
Why is Modern Art so Bad?
"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.
"Don’t flash cash if you don’t want to get mugged" is a pretty standard precaution for big cities. It’s not a thing you want to happen, and taking steps to not advertise yourself as a target isn’t the same as taking responsibility for your assailants behavior, the same as taking a self-defense course isn’t giving up the right to press charges if someone assaults you.
There is a distinct difference between victim blaming and advising someone not to make themselves a target of predatory behavior, or to take steps to prevent certain things. If you don’t want any chance of nude pictures of yourself being leaked, don’t take nude pictures. Don’t live in fear, just take some precautions. Take control of the situation and take responsibility for your own safety. It’s more “empowering” or whatever the buzzword is these days.
It’s not a dichotomy, either: Saying someone should take precautions is not alleviating their assailant of responsibility. A woman who is raped while drunk was still raped and the man who did it is solely responsible for that. She’s responsible only for her drunken state; it’s a simple fact that a drunk woman is an easier target for sexual assault. That fact doesn’t change the horrific nature of sexual assault at all, and the man who does it should be punished for it — probably all the more severely.
The U.S. public health establishment buries overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death.
that caption is so real
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too risky man