artmastered:

Nicolas-Sébastien Adam, Prometheus, c.1737-62, marble, 115 cm (height), Musée du Louvre, Paris

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.


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an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

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It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

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I will always reblog this. Always.

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So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

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Reblog if you are in one of this fandoms

cottoncanndie:

I noticed in all those fandoms post they miss many awesome fandoms, so reblog if you see your fandom here (if not, add it)

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supermegafoxyawesomehotnot:

when followers send super polite asks

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Reblog if you think homelessness isn’t caused just because of drugs and/or alcohol.

sexgodmadara:

My mom and I drove past a really pretty girl today that was begging for money. She had a little dog with her, and she seemed to be having a tough time. My mom assumed that she had done drugs, which is why she’s in the situation she’s in. I told her that not all homeless people are homeless because of drugs, and she got angry and started yelling at me. Please reblog so I can show her that drugs are not the only reason why people are in the streets.

ficcyshit:

s-p-o-o-k-y-n-o-i-r:

studythesnow:

rjmckinnon:

frostedsammy:

i don’t normally post porn sorry 

I do, and this is much better.

The pen is mightier than the penis

Holy
Fuck

The pen is mightier than the penis.

The pen is mightier than the peen is.

Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

ctcsherry:

No additional notes needed on this guy because he should be fairly recognizable. Drawing BGM is two different compositions of Ode to Joy! Peace | War One of my favourite themes in CIV V!
This kind of shading makes Gilbird on the head thing looks extremely wacky, but why not.

colleenclarkart:

I made a comic with pretty much the same punchline as this other comic I made maybe no one will notice

questiun:

Send me your name and I’ll make you a mini playlist that start with those letters

tsundere-dragon:

melchiott:

Opppai (おっぱい) is the Japanese word for meaning hope. In Japan when you want to give someone hope you tell them, 私のおっぱいを感じる which means. 

"I’ll give you my hope."

Japanese is a beautiful language

co-deine:

Disney channel nasty, I know he wasn’t finna eat her pussy outside and his daddy was home. Disrespectful ass dog b.

thesouschef:

Ah yes, the 18th century Prussian army. Such swiftness in the long marches. Such boldness in the infantry, such grace in the cavalry. With its illustrious commanders— Seydlitz, Schwerin, Winterfeldt, the Alte Dessauer, etc.—embodying the Prussian virtues of modesty, austerity, restraint…

And then there’s Zieten.

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