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mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

wocinsolidarity:

feministplayground:

Shortfilm about a deaf, black girl who dreams of being a dancer

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Queen - Somebody To Love
36,091 plays

berunov:

Rocket, no.

bunnyfood:

(via worldofthecutestcuties)
bonelessbuffalochicken:

"You’re gonna do great today"

bonelessbuffalochicken:

"You’re gonna do great today"

Spent a few seconds imagining Fandral as StarLord’s father and still laughing about it..

idkwatthefak:

My fuckin cat everybody,  Sometimes I can’t even

idkwatthefak:

My fuckin cat everybody,
Sometimes I can’t even

I fixed that Star Trek reunion selfie

wilwheaton:

I fixed that Star Trek reunion selfie

I don’t know why I didn’t show up in the original photo, probably because I was using my magical powers to not appear on film. Here’s how it should have looked.

Star_Trek_Selfie_FIXED

And anyway, I think this one is the best one we took:

Star_Trek_Selfie_THE_REAL_ONE

Yep. This is a totally real thing that really happened.

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brucewayneissexy:

christianbale-me:

brucewayneissexy:

Christian Bale having a laugh attack and turning into a tortoise

WHERE IS THE FUCKING VIDEO ?????

Here you go, luv

bellydancinggirl:

Behind the scenes. Making plans to take on a dragon. And Martin is like, what’s up?

bellydancinggirl:

Behind the scenes. Making plans to take on a dragon. And Martin is like, what’s up?

nonomella:

strawberrytop007:

hyperwolf:

livelife-havefun-partyhard:

Parrot caught singing let the bodies hit the floor

I was so done when it whispered…I would shit bricks if I heard that when I got up to get a drink in the middle of the night…

“Let the bodies hit the….FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!”

oh my god he’s so into it

teamdickrats:

stars-will-lead-the-way:

incision:

elizabethii:

The Queen breaking into laughter as She passes Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, standing outside the Buckingham Palace, 2005

she’s so cute

anytime the queen goes past any of her family she just pisses herself laughing, i love it

HEHEHEHE PHILLIP I’M A STAMP AND YOU’RE NOT

teamdickrats:

stars-will-lead-the-way:

incision:

elizabethii:

The Queen breaking into laughter as She passes Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, standing outside the Buckingham Palace, 2005

she’s so cute

anytime the queen goes past any of her family she just pisses herself laughing, i love it

HEHEHEHE PHILLIP I’M A STAMP AND YOU’RE NOT

desjardins:

It’s bedtime! (Warning: too cute.)