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.
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.
Some one I follow on furaffinity makes little statues and figures, today while going though recent submissions I find this. This is just beautiful. This is a statue they sell on Etsy, go check it out, also check out their other stuff.
10.2 inch tall, 12.6 inch wing span, velvet clay, acrylic. Sizes may vary slightly.
This spectacular, very detailed sculpture will be a good gift for “How to train your dragon” big fan. This work was done with great love for dragons and for this cartoon, by fan for fan.
According to the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans on Facebook:
"Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.
Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game development.”
Very important reminder that you should never be ashamed of who you are and who you want to be. You are here right now, which means that who you are is good enough to get you through all these years of Life’s bullshit.
Learning to love yourself is the hardest thing you’ll ever do, but I promise that it will also be the best thing you ever do. It is so worth it.
PSA FOR CIS FOLKS:
When a trans person tells you it’s okay for mistakenly using the wrong name or pronouns, it means the instance is forgiven or dismissed and the conversation can move on. In reality, it still hurts but we say it’s okay because we understand you are making an effort to get it right. This is not an invitation to stop making that effort. You are not the exclusion to the rule.
Fun fact: if you approach an employee and insist that they go ‘check the back’ for an item that’s not on the shelf, there is a 90% chance that they’ll go to the back room, scratch their ass and check their text messages for five minutes, and come back out with a sympathetic smile and a ‘Sorry!’ because they know without even looking that the stock isn’t there.
I’m Lilith Starr. I’m a transgender woman, and am currently in mid-transition.
Transitioning is a long and expensive process, and thus far I can barely maintain the mandatory and permanent upkeep expenses. The expenses associated with transitioning are many. Among mine are frequent specialised doctor appointments, therapist visits, HRT (hormone replacement therapy) medication, and electrolysis hair removal treatments. Every $1.00 donated pays for a little over one day’s worth of HRT.
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