Things To Show Hannah

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.

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#are you fucking serious



heavenly-devilish:

lodubimvloyaar:

Children Read To Shelter Cats To Soothe Them

(Photos by Animal Rescue League Of Berks County. You can follow them on Facebook.)

Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.

So this is a great win-win.

Is it to soothe the cats or soothe the kids?… Animals make people relaxed and concentrating always helps relax you… But…. Idk

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#meow



thirsty-for-troye:

" haha jk we had sex"

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#HIS FACE LMFAO



thetallawkwardginger:

songbard5683:

fiestyhysteria:

The child actors in Harry Potter would do their actual schoolwork in the movie to make the school setting more real

math

Definitely math

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japhers:

buffdaddyjohn:

ybee:

ive been laughing for the last half an hour because sun bears exist

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help

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#ITS LIKE SOMEONE #TRIED TO DRAW A BEAR #AND CO uLDN T

IT’S THE SUN-SUN TO THE MOON-MOON

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notahoe:

notahoe:

wtf is morning wood 

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Thank you that’s exactly what I thought 

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awwww-cute:

Today my boyfriend bought a label maker

awwww-cute:

Today my boyfriend bought a label maker

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kristakittyfish:

he sees you when you’re sleeping

kristakittyfish:

he sees you when you’re sleeping

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hpstuffs:

Old and New book covers for the Harry Potter series

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#NEW COVERS #I WANT