Street harassment is not a compliment.
So this just happened on Facebook.
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THANK THE THE UNIVERSE FOR THIS
i miss homestuck a lot
Today I was stopped in the hallway on my way to class by one of the security guards. She wouldn’t let me go to class and forced me to walk across the school to the main office to have my mom, who by the way was on her way to work, bring me “real pants” because the way I dressed was “sexually provocative.” Because of this I was ten minutes late to class, and after five minutes of actually being in class I was taken back out to be talked to again by the security guard and given my “real pants.”
These shorts are mid-thigh, and I am wearing opaque black tights. Other than my hands and my face, I had no skin showing whatsoever. So tell me, how is this being “sexually provocative?” (reminder: this is a typical american public high school, not a private or religious-oriented school)
The security guard ridiculed me, saying that what I was wearing was inappropriate. I told her that everyday, other girls walk around in skin-tight yoga pants, some even with their thongs clearly showing, and shirts that are see-through. “This is not bad clothing.” I had told her. This security guard plays favorites with the girls on who she does call out and doesn’t call out. On game days, the cheerleaders decide to wear their skirts that barely cover their butts and she doesn’t cal them out at all. She also openly said to my mom “I don’t look at what the boys are wearing, only the girls.”
When my mom came in to bring me the pants, she had a long talk with the security guard. She told my mom that I should know that there is a dress code, and that I should follow it. My mom told her “Maybe there shouldn’t be a dress code if it isn’t monitored consistently. This is double-standards.”
My mom also told her “The only distraction from class that is going on is you are pulling my daughter out of class and keeping her from learning.”
I had to walk up to this security guard to get my long pants, since she was talking to my mom, and my mom said to me sarcastically: “It appears that you are being sexually provocative, darling.”
“Oh yes mama, all the boys are just popping boners everywhere!” I pretended to swoon. We both left, my mom calling back to the security guard: “I didn’t need this today, you know. I need to get to work and I haven’t even showered yet. Good Job.”
The whole ordeal was ridiculous. Girls shouldn’t be ridiculed for wearing shorts. Even so, I was wearing thick tights that you couldn’t see through–much better than just wearing yoga pants. There is no way that what I was wearing could even be considered “sexually provocative.” Plus, anything the boys wear is completely fine in the eyes of the security guard, it’s only what the girls are wearing that are “inappropriate.” Even yoga pants where you can see the thong through it don’t “disrupt class” because nobody cares enough about what a student wears and does not wear, only the security guards.
tl;dr, dress codes are counterproductive and the enforcers cause more disruption for a student’s learning than shorts do.
♬ my sweater tights and mid thigh shorts bring all the boys to the yard ♪
Reminds me of the time this girl in my class who was wearing shorts that went almost to her knees asked to use the restroom, took forever, and came back wearing different pants. She said she got stopped in the hall because her shorts were inappropriate so she changed into her sweatpants for PE. Even our teacher was like “What?” I guess her knees were just really provocative.
isn’t it funny that lesbians are presumed to hate men, have turned away from men, or never experienced the ~prowess~ of a man
we’re talking about a preference that actively centers around women and they still try to make it fundamentally about men
This is the funniest picture of a groom with his groom’s men I’ve ever seen.
im so angry because 17 year old high school students are still using the key and lock analogy to justify slut shaming
i was browsing through ellen degeneres’ youtube videos and when i was watching her interview segments i noticed a trend where she keeps the comments enabled for all of her adult interviews but when she has a child on the show she disables any of the comments to protect the child from any bullying or negative feedback and that is why she and her team of producers are incredible
The anatomy of a Chihuahua.
I DON’T THINK GENDER HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH NATURAL HUMOR ABILITY BECAUSE I’M NOT TRASH
By Jackie Farrell
Yesterday Thought Catalog, which is BuzzFeed for people who have read 10 pages of a Noam Chomsky book, published an article called “I Think Men Are Funnier Than Women, And I’m A Feminist” by a woman who, I guess, doesn’t understand what feminism is, or even basic gender theory.
The article is headed by an image of popular comedian Jon Stewart’s head photoshopped on to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian from Watchmen. I feel like this is some weird avant-garde art because I can’t believe a human being could be so ignorant as to use a photo of a character who was written as a misogynist rapist and adapted into a movie by a man whose movies all heavily involve rape and sexism as an underlying theme (yes Zack Snyder of the cinematic horrors 300 and Sucker Punch) in an article that is supposedly about feminism. But let’s move on from there, perhaps that was not the author’s choice, and a thoughtless last-minute add-in by an editor, and move into the article.
Let’s assume that this article presents facts (it does not) and is not full of weird conjecture (it is). Let’s assume that men are inherently funnier than women. This would mean that inside the human genome there is some sort of “humor” gene that is only available for men. If this is true then it means that gender is also part of the human genome, as one must be born a man to be born with this coveted humor gene. If gender is genetic, then are trans* people just lying? Or are they born with the wrong “gender gene?” As a translady comedian do I beat the apparent natural difficulties of being a funny girl? Because I have a dick? Is the humor gene located in my Adam’s apple or my scrotum? If I get a vaginoplasty or a tracheal shave will I lose my natural wit? What does any of this mean?
So in author Caroline Mahon’s world where sex is gender and there are only boys and girls and boys are given the gift of laughter by a fairy godmother upon their birth perhaps men are funnier than women. But perhaps the reason there are more popular male comedians than female comedians is because there are simply more male comedians, and female comics who are doing things no man has truly done before them in comedy like Tig Notaro, Kristen Schaal, and Maria Bamford (to name three of the top of my head) aren’t given the publicity they deserve is because celebrity women are constantly reduced to a pair of breasts and legs on top of each other, rather than real human beings with opinions and ideas.
Maybe the reason there aren’t as many widely recognized female comedians is because throughout modern history women have been reduced to a household commodity and are the victims of violence and oppression all over the world.
So sorry, Caroline (do you mind if I call you that?), that women aren’t telling good enough jokes, when they’re being told from day one by people just like you that they can’t and shouldn’t even bother trying.
Here’s to every female comedian, no matter how good or bad your jokes are, for going up on a stage in front of drunk assholes and trying to entertain them. You rock. I’ll see you on stage someday.