Me to Boyfriend:

Me: “Do you realize every time a girl walks in a parking garage they think they’re going to get raped?”

Boyfriend: “Hell, when I walk in a parking garage I think I’m going to get raped!”

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.

st-gallen:

Dolce Gabbana S/S14

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iamyoustudio:

Tone your arms for the last days of summer sleeveless! Few quick tricks you can do wherever you are.

"A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her."

-Unknown (via princesswetkitty)

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asylum-art:

Illustrations by Carmel Seymour

With her watercolor/crayon illustrations, Carmel Seymour is delving into the boundless realm of imagination. Carmel herself describes her art as ‘Feeling the mystery of the world, the way you do without all the answers.’ With that in mind, it’s no wonder we find comfort within the whimsy of her brushstrokes and pencil shadings. In her art, we don’t have to know the answers, we don’t have to know the ending, it’s all about the journey, the story, the narrative.

lllnomadlll:

Misfits-Wallpainting
For more of my art visit me here:

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binary-shminary:

tattoo by Kat Marie Moya (@muscadomestica)
"I wish I had the courage not to fight and doubt everything. I wish, just once, I could say: ‘This. This is good enough.’"

-Chuck Palahniuk (via soulsscrawl)

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"Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful."

-Richelle E. Goodrich (via infinite-paradox)

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swall0wthesun:

There is a (beautiful) mess inside. And it wants out!
wantering-blog:

Got a Gazillion Weddings to Attend This Summer? Here’s 5 Dresses You Can Wear More Than Once
The epic problem with having a ton of weddings to go to is “what am I going to wear?!!” It’s annoying to have to spend money on buying several outfits AND give a wedding gift AND attend the bachelorette party AND go to the bridal shower. Who came up with this anyway?
We’re here to save the day and show you 5 dresses that can be worn more than once. Dress it up for the wedding reception and then take it to brunch on the weekends.
(P.S. We weren’t invited to Kate Moss & Jamie Hince’s wedding, but if we were we would have worn McQueen…)
Top 5 Dresses to Wear to a Wedding
1) ModCloth When the Night Comes Dress in Smoke, sizes 0-24. 

2) ModCloth Cherished Celebration Dress in pretty pink, sizes 2-30

3) Eliza J Print Chiffon Halter Maxi Dress from Nordstrom, sizes 2-16

4) Tadashi Shoji V-Neck Tulle Trim Fit & Flare Dress from Nordstrom, sizes XS-L

5) ModCloth Crimpin’ My Style Dress, sizes S-L

Style Tips:
To flip from formal to casual, wear your dress with sandals or ballerina flats for every day style.
Sleeveless dresses can easily be worn to the office with a cardigan or blazer.
All of these dresses can be worn to other summer festivities like brunch, to a birthday party, on holiday, or on date night!
Love, 
Wantering Editors
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