oh my god this gave me the shivers
oh my gosh, internet, I didn’t tell you the amazing joke I came up with. Ready?
if you go home with a busty lass and she wants you to spank her but doesn’t have any implements… you’re up tit creek without a paddle!
Women experience street harassment on a regular basis, but it takes many forms — some subtle and some less so. We’ve already seen Cuff jewelry include a discreet smart rape alarm that can be activated in the case of an actual street attack, but now Guardian Angel is a necklace or bracelet that can trigger a fake call to wearers’ cell phones to give them an excuse to remove themselves from an uncomfortable situation. READ MORE…
Or they could just say you creep me the fuck out and then leave?..
Not everyone can say “leave me alone you freak”. I’m sure women were attacked for saying that.
I’ve been threatened with violence for just ignoring a group of dudes everyday. “You keep ignoring me and see what happens to you, bitch”. I had to start taking the long way home, until I was stalk from 141st Harlem all the way to Utica Ave Brooklyn. There’s no safe space.
Women are murdered and attacked for rejecting men every single day, so no, they can’t just say “you creep me the fuck out” and leave.
I asked a guy to leave me alone after my roommate saw him trying to scale our fence and get into our backyard. He stalked me for almost a year around town after I moved house.
i’m gonna capitalize on my one recent popular post and you can’t stop me
please never stop
In the eyes of a watching world, the fact that the great-grandmother of an Israeli soldier died in Treblinka is no excuse for his own abusive treatment of a Palestinian woman waiting to cross a checkpoint. “Remember Auschwitz” is not an acceptable response.
In short: Israel, in the world’s eyes, is a normal state, but one behaving in abnormal ways. It is in control of its fate, but the victims are someone else. It is strong, very strong, but its behavior is making everyone else vulnerable. And so, shorn of all other justifications for its behavior, Israel and its supporters today fall back with increasing shrillness upon the oldest claim of all: Israel is a Jewish state and that is why people criticize it. This - the charge that criticism of Israel is implicitly anti-Semitic - is regarded in Israel and the United States as Israel’s trump card. If it has been played more insistently and aggressively in recent years, that is because it is now the only card left.
The habit of tarring any foreign criticism with the brush of anti-Semitism is deeply engrained in Israeli political instincts: Ariel Sharon used it with characteristic excess but he was only the latest in a long line of Israeli leaders to exploit the claim. David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir did no different. But Jews outside of Israel pay a high price for this tactic. Not only does it inhibit their own criticisms of Israel for fear of appearing to associate with bad company, but it encourages others to look upon Jews everywhere as de facto collaborators in Israel’s misbehavior. When Israel breaks international law in the occupied territories, when Israel publicly humiliates the subject populations whose land it has seized - but then responds to its critics with loud cries of “anti-Semitism” - it is in effect saying that these acts are not Israeli acts, they are Jewish acts: The occupation is not an Israeli occupation, it is a Jewish occupation, and if you don’t like these things it is because you don’t like Jews.
In many parts of the world this is in danger of becoming a self-fulfilling assertion: Israel’s reckless behavior and insistent identification of all criticism with anti-Semitism is now the leading source of anti-Jewish sentiment in Western Europe and much of Asia. But the traditional corollary - if anti-Jewish feeling is linked to dislike of Israel then right-thinking people should rush to Israel’s defense - no longer applies. Instead, the ironies of the Zionist dream have come full circle: For tens of millions of people in the world today, Israel is indeed the state of all the Jews. And thus, reasonably enough, many observers believe that one way to take the sting out of rising anti-Semitism in the suburbs of Paris or the streets of Jakarta would be for Israel to give the Palestinians back their land.
Excerpt from Tony Judt’s article, The Country that Wouldn’t Grow Up
This was published in Haaretz in 2006, but it’s only gotten more relevant and urgent since then.
So it’s basically like owning a cat?
EDIT: My housemate’s cat likes to come into my room and walk over me when I’m trying to sleep. He also meows very harshly at me when I watch anime.